A new report highlights how cities could make a huge dent in global CO2 levels with local green initiatives.
DW speaks to Inger Andersen about her new role as head of the UN Environment Program and her take on climate change.
Experts say the government is punishing them for trying to warn the public about the dangers of pollution
How would you feel if the water you've been drinking from your tap for years was tainted with a dangerous chemical?
More than 1 million hectares have burned with firefighters still struggling to contain the out-of-control blazes.
A bucolic Armenian spa town has become a battleground over pollution from an opencast mine.
Scientists are gathering data on the Mara River to ensure it can continue to support life, all the way from its source in Kenya to its mouth in Tanzania.
The German Economy Ministry has held a summit to discuss a dramatic slowdown in the wind energy sector that's threatening agreed climate goals. The problems are due to policy mistakes and growing public resistance.
Electronic music duo Matmos made their latest album using sounds made from plastic waste, like trash bags and even a police riot shield. Plastic Anniversary draws our attention to the terror and beauty of the material.
Our warming world needs alternatives to polluting fossil fuels. Wind energy is part of the solution, but how bad are wind turbines for nature?
Rapid development, polluting industries and too many cars have left Nepal's capital with some of the world's worst air.
The number of property claims on plants by companies is rising. This can have dramatic consequences for farmers around the globe, as a case in India shows.
Lebanon's beaches have a serious pollution problem. But off Tripoli's Mediterranean coast, a pristine haven attracts migrating wildlife and daytrippers alike. Can the tourists and turtles find a way to coexist?
By the end of the dry season, the fires in Brazil could spread to other untouched forest areas, threatening the survival of individual tree species. But it's still too early to assess the full extent of the damage.
Armenian businesses are discovering the benefits of eco-friendly practices and see sales of their organic fruit soar.
Conflict and logging have decimated Mozambique's central rainforest. One coffee project is trying to restore lost trees. Some hope it will also help keep fighting at bay.
The first female Maasai community ranger unit in Kenya is teaming up with male colleagues to protect wildlife on their traditional land. The women are also receiving a sustainable income for the first time.
Many places around the world are looking for ways to become more environmentally-friendly. In the UK city of Bristol, members of the Green Party have introduced a local currency. Does it work?
With increasing worries brought on by the climate crisis, travel journalist Paul Sullivan reconsiders his profession.
The world's largest coral reef system is now anticipated to be in "very poor" health in future, due to climate change.
Countries that are least responsible for causing climate change are the ones suffering most from its effects, especially regarding food insecurity and nutrient deficiencies, reports show. Scientists warn we must act now.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has arrived in the US, where her Fridays for Future movement hasn't taken off yet. But the teens who did show up to recent protests have made their position clear: They won't back down.
Meat is relatively cheap for consumers in Germany. But that could all be about to change as lawmakers from across the political spectrum back proposals aimed at climate protection and animal welfare.
The quantity of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere keeps increasing. The Earth's temperature is rising. Now media are reporting that we only have 18 months to save the climate. Scaremongering, or a serious prognosis?
People of Bwindi long depended on the forest, but with gorillas under threat coffee offers a more sustainable living.
After several fruitless attempts, Berlin is celebrating its first ever panda birth. The mother, Meng Meng, and her two new cubs are doing well, the zoo director has revealed.
Could plastic-free supermarkets or recycling apps solve some of our problems? Author Edward Davey says there is hope.
A DW, Channels and Kwesé TV showcase of innovative and effective environmental concepts from Africa and Europe.
In Maputo, an NGO is advocating for recycling while also providing employment for marginalized groups.
Be inspired and find constructive solutions for the environmental challenges of today with this DW and Scroll.in collaboration.
Fishermen are seeking to save the mangrove forests along Mumbai's coastline.
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