In trying to solve one environmental problem, how much are reusable modern cloth nappies contributing to another?
DW's Catherine Davison went to the countryside to check out what's being done to stop this trend.
To reduce electric waste faster, the EU has new plans to make it easier to get home appliances repaired.
Neil and Gabe set out to understand the reasons for the massive decline in Germany's insect population.
Social media influencers have ironically spoiled some of the stunning places they love.
Young activists in Montenegro are barricading construction sites to stop the building of hydroelectric plants.
Over 30 mayors from across the globe have pledged to deliver clean air for the 140 million people living in their cities. Delivering clean air on such a scale will take both ambitious targets and concrete action.
The World Trade Organization is increasingly under pressure to come up with a global scheme to curb fisheries subsidies. Now a nonagenarian is leading the fight to stop what he calls a "harmful" practice.
Hemp, a non-psychoactive relative of cannabis, is touted online as a miracle plant that could save us from environmental destruction and dietary destitution. But should we take claims of its powers with a pinch of salt?
Elite firefighters patrol Brazil's sprawling Cerrado savanna to protect it from the worst of wildfires.
The koala is on the verge of "functional" extinction. To make matters worse, logging, wildfires and drought are becoming more frequent across Australia. A koala hospital is working to find ways to help them survive.
Often overlooked as critical carbon sinks, peatlands store at least twice as much carbon as forests. After years of degredation, Scotland has increased its ambition in restoring these important areas.
Two years ago, volunteer insectologists sounded the alarm — the number of flying insects had drastically fallen. Now a new study on three protected regions in Germany confirms these fears.
The Netherlands is home to vast stretches of coastal dunes that shelter natural biodiversity and human life. But only careful management can keep them alive.
With a plant-based diet touted as the answer to emissions-intensive farming, just how climate friendly is faux meat?
Renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has been appointed United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador. DW spoke to him in New York about his new role.
In her role as of the new head of the United Nations Environment Program, Danish economist Inger Andersen talks to DW about the need to think big when it comes to climate change – and to learn from our mistakes.
Economically, Armenia has never truly recovered from the collapse of the Soviet Union. A third of the population has left since 1991. Environmental concerns had been low on the agenda — until now.
Indian author Amitav Ghosh tells DW about the different perceptions of the climate crisis in the East and West.
A report says only 25% of the 184 Paris climate pledges will make sufficient emission cuts to avoid dire global warming.
Climate change exacerbates inequalities, not only in poor, developing countries, but also in industrialized, wealthy ones. The poor should be given special importance when planning, experts say.
Indigenous groups in the US state of Alaska, also referred to as Alaska Natives, have already seen climate change disrupt their subsistence way of life. But they are trying to adapt.
Illegal refrigerant imports are flooding the European market, contributing emissions equivalent to four coal-fired power plants in 2018. These hydrofluorocarbons, also known as HFCs, primarily come from China.
Extinction Rebellion is demanding politicians step aside and let the people decide on climate action. Could citizens' assemblies be a democratic tool fit for the scale of the crisis?
The cuddly tropical mammal might have become an internet superstar, but its numbers are declining as habitats dwindle.
Insects are among the most successful creatures on the planet. But they're in decline and that would have serious consequences for the world. Entomologist Josef Settele talks to DW about stopping the insect die-off.
Flying is a huge carbon-heavy action. We look at Sweden's No Fly push.
A DW, Channels and Kwesé TV showcase of innovative and effective environmental concepts from Africa and Europe.
In Kenya's Mukuru slum a company has installed waterless toilets that turn human waste into fertilizer.
Be inspired and find constructive solutions for the environmental challenges of today with this DW and Scroll.in collaboration.
Artist Suzanne Jongmans recycles packaging materials into renaissance costumes.
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