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"23.02.2017 16:46:07" A young filmmaker from Nairobi is using his camera to do his bit for the environment. #EcoAfrica #DoingYourBit
"23.02.2017 16:15:04" DW Environment For Australia, these heat waves are likely to only get worse.
"23.02.2017 15:03:10" Saigas: killed again by the virus Once again the iconic Saiga antelope is under threat from a measles-like virus. Having started in the frozen Mongolian steppe, the virus is spreading. It can be devastating, especially in a population that has never been exposed to such a virus, says
"23.02.2017 14:10:09" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post This week, our reporters went to Panama, where locals are working to protect mangrove swamps. Mangroves are being cut down to create farmland - and because the trees' bark can be used to dye leather.
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"23.02.2017 09:21:25" DW Environment ☀️The EU should be relying more on renewables than on coal.
"23.02.2017 07:45:00" Arranged marriages - for dogs. ❤️
"23.02.2017 05:25:00" dw.com Antarctic expedition aims to inspire women | All media content | DW.COM | 22.02.2017 A group of women from Great Britain is training for a trek across Antarctica, where they will have to carry their own weight in sub-zero temperatures. They hope to inspire women to conquer their own personal Antarcticas. A trek across Antarctica - to encourage women.
"22.02.2017 22:03:00" dw.com Nature adventures in New Zealand | All media content | DW.COM | 22.02.2017 Paths through New Zealand's most beautiful landscapes.
"22.02.2017 19:08:04" dw.com Grow your own clothes: three concepts for the fashion for the future | Lifestyle | DW.COM | 22.02.2017 A researcher is using bacteria to grow fabric.
"22.02.2017 16:30:06" dw.com Paris fights public peeing with eco-friendly composting urinals | DW Environment | DW.COM | 21.02.2017 Did you know your pee could make flowers grow?
"22.02.2017 16:12:50" Creatures of Nature Watching this bubble freeze is way too satisfying Watching this bubble freeze is amazing. ❄️❄️
"22.02.2017 14:40:55" DW Environment Until now it has been legal in the Netherlands to grow five cannabis plants.
"22.02.2017 13:12:00" dw.com Thousands evacuate homes as flood waters swamp San Jose | News | DW.COM | 22.02.2017 More extreme weather.
"22.02.2017 10:03:03" DW Environment Over 50 areas in Jakarta have been flooded. The water is up to 1.5 meters high.
"22.02.2017 08:00:00" dw.com In Delhi, more monkeys mean more problems | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 21.02.2017 "The monkeys grab everything in sight."
"22.02.2017 03:07:00" dw.com Landscapes like in a movie | All media content | DW.COM | 16.02.2017 Nature is the real star in these movies.
"21.02.2017 20:10:00" dw.com Brazil's northeast hit by drought | All media content | DW.COM | 21.02.2017 Brazil's government plans to reroute a river to bring relief to farmers.
"21.02.2017 17:16:01" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post Mini-frogs!
After years of exploration, scientists have found four new species of miniature frogs in western India. So far they have been overlooked because of their size, researchers say. They are small enough to sit on a fingernail or a small coin.
"21.02.2017 16:25:00" dw.com Climate change in the North Sea: oysters in, cod out | DW Environment | DW.COM | 21.02.2017 The North Sea is warming. Species will have to adapt or move on.
"21.02.2017 15:52:43" DW Environment Europe is failing to protect global climate stability. More action is needed to save the
"21.02.2017 14:10:00" dw.com German zoos targeted by organized crime for animal theft | News | DW.COM | 16.02.2017 ️Could Germany need zoo detectives soon? ️
"21.02.2017 12:42:41" DW Environment Cat-drone! #LivingPlanet "Do you want to help me make my cat into a helicopter?"
"21.02.2017 09:29:55" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo At Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage in Zambia. http://dw.com/p/2XgaT
"21.02.2017 08:53:08" DW Environment Are the climate solutions coming out of Dubai workable - or are they sci-fi fantasies? Climate solutions from oil-rich Dubai.
"21.02.2017 06:33:00" dw.com Maiduguri zoo enjoys a revival | All media content | DW.COM | 20.02.2017 Politics took its toll on this Nigerian zoo. But now things are looking up for the animals.
"20.02.2017 21:11:01" dw.com Living Planet: Do animals flirt? | All media content | DW.COM | 16.02.2017 Animals dance and sing, and do all kinds of funny things in order to court their most desired. But do they actually flirt? DW's Charlotta Lomas talks to biologist and comedian Simon Watt from the Ugly Animal Preservation Society (@UglyAnimal). Animals do all sorts of things to court a mate. But do they actually flirt? Find out on #LivingPlanet
"20.02.2017 17:22:00" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post This week our reporters went to a chimpanzee refuge in Zambia - Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage. Which photo do you want to see as the new banner? Like your favorite to vote for it!
"20.02.2017 16:10:00" dw.com Drought leaves one million Tanzanians hungry | All media content | DW.COM | 17.02.2017 In Tanzania, cattle are dying as a drought ravages the countryside.
"20.02.2017 14:12:00" dw.com Living Planet: Bird on a wire | All media content | DW.COM | 16.02.2017 Threatened bird species that are getting zapped almost to the point of extinction. In the US, American bald eagles are commonly killed by electrocution, while in Spain the Bonelli's eagle is at risk of disappearing altogether, in part due to power pylons. Many threatened bird species are getting zapped. #LivingPlanet
"20.02.2017 08:14:05" DW Environment Experts across the world are alarmed at how small the area covered by sea ice has become. They are saying the change is unprecedented - and they're calling for action. Climate Central Bad news for wildlife.
"19.02.2017 16:05:00" Why do parrots talk? Did you know that parrots don't have vocal cords? So, how do they talk? And why?
"19.02.2017 07:59:01" Timeline Photos Many, many great plans start out as ideas sketched in graphite. Kenyan entrepreneurs are producing eco-friendly pencils from recycled newspaper. #EcoAfrica http://dw.com/p/2XjXR Channels Television
"18.02.2017 21:42:00" Malaria vaccine They found an effective vaccine that makes it easier to control malaria.
"18.02.2017 13:38:32" DW Environment Happy Feet penguins not so happy? The "Happy Feet" penguins are not so happy anymore
"18.02.2017 08:27:00" dw.com Taking care of chimpanzees in Zambia | All media content | DW.COM | 17.02.2017 The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage looks after chimpanzees that have lost their families – usually to poachers. The compound is spacious. The wooded preserve in northern Zambia resembles the chimpanzees' original habitat over the border in Congo. The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage looks after chimpanzees that have lost their families – usually to poachers.
"17.02.2017 20:06:00" dw.com Four climate fiction books for our reading list Climate fiction is becoming an increasingly popular genre in a time of climate change and growing global inequality. Here are some of the best books from the cli-fi world. Climate fiction is becoming an increasingly popular genre in a time of climate change and growing global inequality. Here are some of the best books from the cli-fi world.
"17.02.2017 14:29:16" dw.com Fake fur for real warriors | All media content | DW.COM | 16.02.2017 The leopard's spectacular pelt has long had a special place in Zulu tradition. To ensure the big cats' future, conservationists are persuading warriors to switch to fake fur for ceremonial dress. Conservationists are persuading warriors to switch to fake fur for ceremonial dress, to ensure the big cats' future. #EcoAfrica Channels Television
"17.02.2017 12:13:03" DW Global Society Sheetal is bringing the internet to rural India...by bike Sheetal is bringing the internet to rural India...by bike
"17.02.2017 10:41:25" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post Pollution in the Mariana Trench and newly discovered sharks are just a few of the environmental events that made headlines this week. Our look through the lens: http://dw.com/p/2XiRb
"17.02.2017 09:23:24" DW Environment Organic food is bigger in Germany than in most countries, yet sales total only 5% of the nation's groceries market. Can 'bio' ever break out of its niche status? BioFach
"16.02.2017 20:12:00" dw.com In Paradise, battling hell in a sober house To many, Zanzibar seems like a picture-perfect Paradise. Yet heroin is endemic. Faced with international drug cartels, the government is struggling to stem the flow of drugs flowing into the country.
"16.02.2017 16:01:00" Bao Bao leaves Bon voyage, Bao Bao! The giant panda will fly to China this month. Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute
"16.02.2017 09:20:20" Flowers World Beauty Of Flowers World .... What a Wonderful (Flowers) World
"15.02.2017 16:49:00" dw.com New shark of the Caribbean Isn't it just great that new shark species are still being discovered?
"15.02.2017 13:58:04" dw.com Our beautiful planet Our beautiful planet - So light and delicate they can often only be seen picked out in sunlight and dew, spiderwebs have the tensile strength of steel.
"15.02.2017 11:53:45" DW Environment As the US administration's position on climate change flails, a new contender has emerged. Could China, another of the world's top CO2 emitters, take the lead on climate?
"15.02.2017 06:45:00" dw.com Six famous people with namesakes in the animal kingdom Sometimes animals are named after celebrities to draw attention to the creature's plight in the wild. But on certain occasions, it's just because they bear a striking resemblance to their namesake.
"14.02.2017 16:29:24" DW Global Society #OneBillionRising2017 live in Berlin
"14.02.2017 16:27:18" DW Global Society #OneBillionRising2017 live in Berlin!
"14.02.2017 16:14:14" dw.com DW Environment Francis Perez has won the first prize in the World Press Photo 2017 contest in the 'nature' categorie. This sea turtle is entangled in a fishing net off the coast of Tenerife, Canary Islands, proving how tons of waste are clogging the world's oceans.
"14.02.2017 15:38:25" DW Global Society The Global Society crew is at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin practicing their dancing for One Billion Rising. We will be going live on Facebook to explain what's happening at 17.25 CET Don't miss our live feed from the Brandenburg Gate in #Berlin. One Billion Rising - Germany - Deutschland starting at 17.25 CET.
"14.02.2017 13:55:50" dw.com Valentine's Day tips from the animal world At this flirting time of the year, how about some inspiration from our animal friends? DW presents some of the most amazing master plans to get a date. Be ready for surprises!
"14.02.2017 13:05:17" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo Fancy some Valentine's Day tips from the animal world?
"14.02.2017 11:26:01" dw.com Are your Valentine's roses harming the planet? The fragrant Valentine's roses are everywhere, from 24-hour gas stations to fancy florists. Is there such thing as an environmental, ethical rose? WWF-Kenya
"14.02.2017 09:00:29" dw.com Irish cow burps counteract fossil fuel divestment Although the Emerald Isle has become the first country in the world to divest from fossil fuels, agriculture there remains carbon-intensive. How can the country become greener?
"13.02.2017 16:15:01" dw.com A passion for farming | eco@africa | DW.COM | 13.02.2017 A Ugandan project is giving girls who dropped out of school a fresh start growing passion fruit. With a piece of land and 60 seedlings, these young women are well on their way to becoming successful farmers. A Ugandan project is giving girls who dropped out of school a fresh start growing passion fruit. With a piece of land and 60 seedlings, these young women are well on their way to becoming successful farmers. Channels Television #EcoAfrica
"13.02.2017 15:21:25" dw.com Germany largely bans fracking with new laws Germany says no to fracking - for now.
"13.02.2017 13:45:37" dw.com Preparing elephants for the wild | All media content | DW.COM | 08.02.2017 Flooding is common in Assam, and many animals fleeing the rising waters are injured every rainy season. The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in the Indian state nurtures them back to health. Flooding is common in Assam, and many animals fleeing the rising waters are injured every rainy season. The Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation in the Indian state nurtures them back to health.
"13.02.2017 13:11:54" DW Environment Thousands of people were fleeing endangered areas in Northern California after authorities warned that the emergency spillway of Oroville Dam could collapse.
"13.02.2017 10:29:32" theguardian.com Could these five innovations help solve the global water crisis? Can a 'drinkable book' help solve the global water crisis?
"12.02.2017 22:55:01" dw.com Open sewage canals put Phnom Penh's poorest at risk According to People in Need (PIN) the health impacts are dire, with high incidences of skin diseases, respiratory infections, diarrhea and eye rashes.
"12.02.2017 21:13:57" dw.com Living Planet: Ticking time bomb | All media content | DW.COM | 09.02.2017 The world has ticked closer to an apocalypse, says the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist. The 'Doomsday Clock' has been moved 30 seconds closer to midnight - the symbolic hour of catastrophe - apparently thanks to Trump. DW talks to Ray Pierrehumbert, The 'Doomsday Clock' has been moved 30 seconds closer to midnight - the symbolic hour of catastrophe - apparently thanks to Trump.
"12.02.2017 19:05:35" dw.com Don't waste it, eat it | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 07.02.2017 In Germany alone, roughly 18 million tons of groceries are squandered annually, enough to fill 450,000 transport trucks.
"12.02.2017 17:00:11" dw.com Intelligent apes and speedy chips Humans learn as children to understand the perspective of other individuals. Now researchers have found that some apes can, too
"12.02.2017 15:00:09" dw.com Creative solutions for green winter slopes A lack of snow is taking its toll on the Swiss tourism industry. But that's not stopping those determined to find other ways to enjoy the mountains.
"12.02.2017 13:00:16" dw.com Land grabbing in Africa 'is fueling conflicts' RRI found out that 63 percent of disputes related to private sector land and natural resource investments in Africa began when communities were forced to leave their lands.
"12.02.2017 11:00:06" dw.com Is this the new capital of smog? The level of pollution in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar is five times higher than what the World Health Organization deems safe.
"12.02.2017 09:00:05" dw.com Botswana's green safaris | All media content | DW.COM | 09.02.2017 Botswana's Chobe National Park offers a complete package for eco-tourists, including a renewable-powered hotel that recycles water and waste, and safari trips in silent, emission-free e-cars. Botswana's Chobe National Park offers a complete package for eco-tourists, including a renewable-powered hotel that recycles water and waste, and safari trips in silent, emission-free e-cars.
"11.02.2017 22:55:00" dw.com Tracking lions, saving lives | All media content | DW.COM | 10.02.2017 Nairobi National Park is home to 36 lions. If they stray from the park, human lives are threatened – and those of lions too. Now, radio collars help rangers step in before they wander into trouble. Nairobi National Park is home to 36 lions. If they stray from the park, human lives are threatened. Now, radio collars help rangers step in before they wander into trouble.
"11.02.2017 21:30:01" dw.com Living Planet: Edging closer | All media content | DW.COM | 09.02.2017 The world ticks closer to doomsday, China steps up on renewables & Morocco's mosques get a green makeover. The world ticks closer to doomsday, China steps up on renewables & Morocco's mosques get a green makeover.
"11.02.2017 19:30:01" dw.com Living Planet: Can tourism save the reef? | All media content | DW.COM | 09.02.2017 Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. Like coral reefs across the world, this UNESCO world heritage site is in critical danger because of climate change. But tour operators there say much of the reef still Australia's Great Barrier Reef is in critical danger because of climate change. But tour operators there say much of the reef still thrives, and their boats can even help protect it.
"11.02.2017 17:30:01" dw.com Eco-at-Africa - The Environment Magazine On this week's show, living next door to bears in Romania, lions in Kenya, and bees in Cameroon.
"11.02.2017 15:30:01" dw.com Let's talk about overpopulation... Overpopulation is seen as one of the biggest environmental threats our planet faces. But is the problem too many people - or too much consumption?
"11.02.2017 13:00:06" dw.com Money for forest honey | All media content | DW.COM | 09.02.2017 Cameroon's Oku forest is the largest mountain forest left in West Africa, but it's under threat from logging. Selling the Oku's unique white honey gives locals an alternative to felling the forest to make way for farming. Cameroon's Oku forest is the largest mountain forest left in West Africa, but it's under threat from logging.
"11.02.2017 11:00:07" dw.com A passion for farming | All media content | DW.COM | 09.02.2017 A Ugandan project is giving girls who dropped out of school a fresh start growing passion fruit. With a piece of land and 60 seedlings, they are well on their way to becoming successful farmers. A Ugandan project is giving girls who dropped out of school a fresh start growing passion fruit.
"11.02.2017 09:07:00" dw.com Living Planet: Greening Morocco's mosques | All media content | DW.COM | 09.02.2017 Renewable energy is becoming a bigger priority in countries all over the world. But getting the general public on board can sometimes be the biggest challenge. In Morocco, authorities have been reaching out through religion and places of worship. Renewable energy is becoming a bigger priority in countries all over the world. In Morocco, authorities have been reaching out through religion and places of worship.
"10.02.2017 21:00:00" dw.com Hunting with a flashlight The fish can roll the pouches back, covering up the light source - allowing them to turn the light on and off. The scientists suspect that they do so to be able to better detect prey.
"10.02.2017 19:00:30" dw.com The insect portraits of Levon Biss In his photos, you can experience the beauty of these tiny creatures as you've never seen them before.
"10.02.2017 17:15:00" Whale trap Volunteers are rushing to save hundreds of pilot whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand.
"10.02.2017 15:13:55" DW Environment Many of the scientific agencies that receive federal government funding have launched new social media pages: at last count there were more than 80 alt-accounts on Twitter.
"10.02.2017 13:00:09" dw.com Tiny bugs with destructive powers When insects band together they can do immeasurably damage to crops and as a result our food security. Meet some of the biggest little offenders!
"10.02.2017 11:17:51" DW Environment Volunteer rescuers helped refloat 100 pilot whales but as many as 300 were found dead.
"10.02.2017 09:30:00" Tracking lions, saving lives #DoingYourBit Nairobi National Park is home to 36 lions . If they stray from the park, human lives are threatened – and those of lions too. Now, radio collars help rangers step in before they wander into trouble.
"10.02.2017 08:06:00" A Haven For All Botswana's Chobe National Park is a haven for giraffes and other endangered species. But it aims to protect the planet, too. Tourists stay at an eco lodge and take safari trips in silent, emission-free e-cars.
"09.02.2017 20:11:00" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post February 14th is Valentines Day, we all know that. Since you can buy the fragrant blooms everywhere from 24 hour gas stations to fancy florists - have you ever asked yourself: how green is my red rose? We will have a closer look next week. Until then,
"09.02.2017 19:51:01" dw.com Living Planet: Will China lead? | All media content | DW.COM | 09.02.2017 As the US administration's leadership on climate change flails, a new contender has emerged. So, will the world's second largest economy now take the lead on climate action? DW talks to Sam Geall, executive editor at chinadialogue.net and associate fellow With US president Donald Trump in charge, will China lead on climate action now? #LivingPlanet
"09.02.2017 18:02:00" dw.com Vital lakes disappearing around the world Water scarcity is a growing problem worldwide, with Africa being hit particularly hard. As temperatures soar and rainfall drops, vital lakes are drying up. We take a look at some of the most startling vanishing acts. This in not good.
"09.02.2017 16:06:44" dw.com Locust swarms trigger state of emergency in Bolivia Bolivia has declared a state of emergency in response to a locust plague that is destroying crops. There is concern the locusts could destroy more agricultural land. Bolivia has declared a state of emergency in response to a locust plague that is destroying crops
"09.02.2017 15:33:53" DW Environment The "Gustu" in La Paz is more than a posh restaurant, it's a training company, intended to bring Bolivia's healthy cuisine back to life. Here, young people from socially weak strata can build a future in gastronomy. Delicious AND with a future approach!
"09.02.2017 14:44:01" dw.com Through the lens Join us as we take a look through the lens at some environmental events from around the world over the past week, including a unique new supermarket and an elusive scaly gekko We dug in our archives, to bring you the editor's choice of the pictures of this week. Enjoy!
"09.02.2017 13:18:40" The Tasty Leaves Of India Leaf plates, do you remember? Well, the thing is, they do have a long tradition, in India for example. Please meet Bobby, his family is selling Chole Kulche in Old Delhi for almost 60 years now - on leaf plates. Bon appétit!
"09.02.2017 11:17:47" Experiments? Not this way.
"09.02.2017 09:32:03" media.giphy.com gph.is How does a long, grim winter affect Germany's reputation of being a leader in renewable energy? http://dw.com/p/2XBiW
"08.02.2017 18:07:00" Cutting ties with Pipeline supporter The city government of Seattle is cutting ties with Wells Fargo, one of the banks supporting the Dakota pipeline project
"08.02.2017 16:10:00" dw.com Detox outdoor: market leader takes harmful PFCs out of weatherproof gear The carcinogenic chemical PFC is often found in raincoats and hiking boots. But a market leader in outdoor gear now wants to do without it. Environmentalists have praised the move and see changes afoot in the industry. Go hiking again without remorse.
"08.02.2017 13:21:00" Meet Romeo & Juliet About a friendship that cannot be (but is).
"08.02.2017 11:29:42" dw.com Hoping for a fresh sea breeze aboard a cruise ship? Better hold your nose! French TV journalists have secretly measured the air quality on a cruise ship. The results are devastating: The air is significantly worse polluted than it would be in thick urban traffic. French TV journalists have secretly measured the air quality on a cruise ship. The results are devastating: The air is significantly worse polluted than it would be in thick urban traffic.
"08.02.2017 10:52:34" DW Environment A herd of plains bison has been reintroduced in Canada's oldest national park. That's more than 130 years after the iconic North American animal last grazed the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies. An icon is back in at the Canadian Rockies.
"07.02.2017 19:11:00" Panda Wrestling Panda dudes practice wrestling. Nuff said.
"07.02.2017 16:29:00" Turning art into a coral reef An elephant, a donkey and many other objects made of garbage and metal will make a fine coral reef in the red sea.
"07.02.2017 16:21:37" DW News Quite a sight. It was accompanied by a sonic boom and shook houses.
"07.02.2017 15:01:01" dw.com Sri Lanka tackles the elephant in the room Baby elephants have become the must-have status symbol for Sri Lanka's wealthy. The government has introduced new laws to protect them. But conservationists believe more action is needed to end mistreatment. Baby elephants have become the must-have status symbol for Sri Lanka's wealthy. New laws have been introduced to protect the animals. But conservationists believe more action is needed to end mistreatment.
"07.02.2017 14:11:00" dw.com Noah's Park: Saving elephants from the flood | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 07.02.2017 Every year, the monsoon floods parts of India's Assam region. This often hurts wild animals like elephants or rhinos, or separates them from their herds. A rescue station in the area steps in to help. Every year, the monsoon floods parts of India's Assam region. This often hurts wild animals like elephants or rhinos, or separates them from their herds. A rescue station in the area steps in to help.
"07.02.2017 12:18:37" dw.com Can tourism protect the Great Barrier Reef? A severe bleaching event last year prompted reports of the Great Barrier Reef's death. But tour operators say much of the reef still thrives, and their boats can help protect it. Despite all bleaching events, the Great Barrier Reef is thriving, tourist guides say. Can their boats really help to protect the threatened habitat?
"07.02.2017 08:47:00" dw.com Organic solar cells: A ray of light? Organic solar cells are light, flexible and more eco-friendly than silicon ones. But they have their drawbacks. Still, could they be the next big thing? The next big thing? Organic solar cells are light, flexible and more eco-friendly than silicon ones. Still, they have their drawbacks.
"06.02.2017 19:03:00" Cycling to save the climate
"06.02.2017 18:44:03" dw.com Green homes for Nigeria Architect Chinwe Ohajuruka's eco village in Nigeria could become a model to help ease the country's housing crisis. An eco village by Architect Chinwe Ohajuruka could become Nigeria's model to help ease the country's housing crisis.
"06.02.2017 17:06:06" dw.com Pigeon Bazaar in Turkey | All media content | DW.COM | 29.01.2017 In the troubled southeastern Turkish region of Sanliurfa, pigeon auctions are a welcome distraction. Enthusiasts regularly spend hundreds of euros on a single bird. In southeastern Turkey, pigeon auctions are big business. People regularly spend hundreds of Dollars for a single bird.
"06.02.2017 16:27:00" dw.com Tomorrow Today - Chicks, EHEC, DNA Data-storage, Antarctic Researchers want to end the common practice of killing male chicks in the poultry industry. A new method now helps them determine chicken sex soon after an embryo is fertilized, and the males are sorted out before developing any further. Science is all about chicks, EHEC, DNA data-storage & antarctic researchers this week with DW Science http://dw.com/p/2Wx6z
"06.02.2017 15:11:47" DW Business Ever looked at a Lego brick and thought "I wonder what that would taste like if it were a burger?" No, us neither. Yes, kids, you are allowed to eat those bricks.
"06.02.2017 12:10:21" media.giphy.com gph.is Now, even unpretty fruits and vegetables have a home. In Germany, the 1st supermarket opened to sell unwanted food only: http://dw.com/p/2X2Ph
"06.02.2017 11:00:12" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo Well, that's surprising. This week's cover photo is probably the first in the line of all our cover pictures that does not show any animal. But it indeed has a very strong message. So, let's fight together for the peaceful co-existance of man and animal.
"06.02.2017 10:51:00" The 6 Billion $ Cat Pooh, the Bulgarian bionic cat is back on his paws again.
"06.02.2017 09:11:02" DW Environment What's better for the environment? Lazy shopping w/ the click of a mouse or going to a shop? Melanie Hall
"05.02.2017 20:12:00" The weekend's almost over. Don't worry - Beanie the baby anteater will help you calm your nerves
"05.02.2017 17:24:00" Did you know concrete could be recycled?
"05.02.2017 15:16:00" WATCH: New episode of Eco@Africa In case you missed it: Our greenest #EcoAfrica episode (maybe) ever, from to
"05.02.2017 12:13:00" Pedaling pays Imagine you could save money by saving the planet? Now, there's an app for that. #DoingYourBit
"05.02.2017 07:56:00" Three tons of shame Thai officials have confiscated pangolin scales worth more than $820,000 from poachers.
"04.02.2017 18:56:00" Scientists have invented a laser to put billions of male chicks out of their misery
"04.02.2017 16:24:00" Golden power ⚡️ Scientists have unlocked the power of pee ⚡️ #ScienceMarch
"04.02.2017 12:17:00" Pedaling pays Imagine you could save money by saving the planet? Now, there's an app for that. #DoingYourBit
"04.02.2017 07:09:00" Senegal's disappearing villages The ocean is swallowing Senegal's coastal communities. Now, they're trying to turn back the tide.
"03.02.2017 18:12:00" WATCH: New episode of Eco@Africa Watch this: Maybe one of our greenest #EcoAfrica episodes ever, from to
"03.02.2017 17:01:01" Pedaling pays Imagine you could save money by saving the planet? Now, there's an app for that. #DoingYourBit
"03.02.2017 14:24:51" Counting down the hours until the weekend with a little help from Beanie the baby anteater
"03.02.2017 12:03:01" dw.com Scientists train laser beams on animal cruelty Unwanted by the poultry industry, billions of male chicks are thrown into mechanical shredders or gassed to death the moment they enter this world. German researchers have developed a more humane alternative. Could a laser beam help put billions of unwanted male chicks out of their misery?
"03.02.2017 10:18:00" When boxer crabs fight, anemones are the real winners Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive
"03.02.2017 07:11:01" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post It's that time again: or ❤️ to cast your vote for next week's cover photo! The one with the most votes wins - and will shine in all of its glory for a full week.
"02.02.2017 21:13:00" dw.com Only 30 left: Vaquita numbers keep dropping "If we don't capture them, they'll die": Scientists are in a race against time to save the world's smallest porpoise from extinction.
"02.02.2017 19:18:01" dw.com The Rhine River is in a virtual straightjacket Straightening out the Rhine River has been disastrous for its wetlands. #worldwetlandsday
"02.02.2017 17:47:00" dw.com Salt threatens key Senegal wetlands Senegal's farmers are in the fight of their lives to save their wetlands #worldwetlandsday
"02.02.2017 16:21:00" Crunchy cuisine Not sure what to cook tonight?
"02.02.2017 15:27:56" (More) Winter is Coming Hold on to your hats...and coats: More Winter is coming ⛄️ At least six more weeks, if you ask Punxsutawney Phil. #GroundhogDay
"02.02.2017 14:14:00" dw.com Sniffing out Can turd tracking dogs help save this lizard?
"02.02.2017 12:21:02" dw.com Trump threatens environmental democracy Attempts to silence government scientists are a major cause for concern warns the World Resources Institute.
"02.02.2017 11:19:21" A Russian zoo crossed a lion with a tiger. This is what happened.
"02.02.2017 07:11:00" dw.com Iraq's wetland paradise under threat They barely survived Saddam Hussein's assaults. Now the Mesopotamian wetlands face a new threat. #WorldWetlandsDay
"01.02.2017 21:54:00" dw.com dw.com Tiny particles, bags, bottles: When plastic lands in the ocean, it harms wildlife and the environment. But how much plastic does end up there, and where does it come from? An overview of problems and solutions. We've got a big plastic problem ☠️ These six visualizations explain why
"01.02.2017 19:48:00" dw.com Can a deposit system help reusable coffee cups catch on? Every hour, some 320,000 disposable cups are thrown away in Germany. Could this idea help solve the country's waste problem?
"01.02.2017 16:13:00" dw.com EU exports crush South African farmers Hundreds of jobs have already been lost… EU exports of chicken parts pose a threat to South African poultry farmers.
"01.02.2017 14:34:01" dw.com Call me 'Fritz' It's official: this little cub at Berlin's Tierpark zoo has been christened. The fluffy baby polar bear will be presented to the public next month. Germany's new favorite polar bear cub finally has a name
"01.02.2017 12:02:01" Hi, all! Remember our controversial video about recyclable leaf plates? Well, it created quite the fuzz. Many of you asked, why leaf republic doesn't use German instead of Indian leaves. Fair question, simple answer
"01.02.2017 10:48:43" This baby anteater will melt your heart - but its story will break it into a thousand pieces
"01.02.2017 07:41:01" dw.com French hamsters found to devour their own offspring Crazed cannibal hamsters are plaguing northeastern France
"01.02.2017 02:12:00" dw.com dw.com Sharks can be deadly - beach-goers in Australia and the US know this all too well. Can a magnetic wristband keep sharks at bay? Can bracelets like SHARKBANZ protect you against sharks?
"31.01.2017 22:18:00" dw.com Bats make Mexico go 'round (and 'round and 'round ) Next time you buy a bottle of tequila, remember to thank your lucky bats. Here's why you should toast to bats
"31.01.2017 20:47:01" dw.com The German capital's wildlife is more diverse than you'd think. Who let the fox out? Check out these 10 wild animals that call Berlin home.
"31.01.2017 18:27:01" dw.com Klee: 'We can make much better flavored tomatoes' US horticulture professor Harry Klee and his international research team have figured out how to return tomatoes to their former, tastier glory. He talked to DW about the secret to improving flavor. Here's a slogan we can all get behind: Make Tomatoes Great Again P.S. And this is the guy who can make it happen:
"31.01.2017 16:06:00" What happens if you cross a lion with a tiger? The cutest thing ever!
"31.01.2017 15:06:25" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"31.01.2017 14:12:00" This may be why leaf republic is looking to India to make its recyclable leaf plates: Here's how they'd have to do it in Germany Warning: Patience required!
"31.01.2017 10:56:55" dw.com Festivals of man and beast In many parts of the world, animals are integral to customs and cultural traditions. While some are celebratory, others are simply horrific.
"30.01.2017 21:12:00" Golden power ⚡️ Scientists have unlocked the power of pee ⚡️ #ScienceMarch
"30.01.2017 19:03:00" dw.com Sharing is caring, and a growing business | All media content | DW.COM | 26.01.2017 Why buy a car when you can hitch a ride? Co-consumption is experiencing a commercial boom thanks to the internet. You can share just about anything - food, cars, boats, even gardens - through an online portal or app. And you can make a profit. The sharing economy is booming thanks to the Internet.
"30.01.2017 17:07:01" Timeline Photos A Swiss farmer was faced with an ecological conundrum: In order to save his organic crops, he had to kill the the crows dw.com/p/2WUBg
"30.01.2017 14:37:00" dw.com The tiny earthworm's major impact The lowly earthworm is a jack of all trades. It fertilizes, stabilizes and aerates soil - out of sight and out of mind. Some may find them icky, but they're a vital part of our ecosystem. YUCK! Earthworms may look icky, but this will change the way you look at these wiggly wonders
"30.01.2017 11:28:00" This moth has been named after Donald J. Trump. Can you guess why?
"30.01.2017 08:12:00" dw.com Turning weeds into woven wonders | eco@africa | DW.COM | 27.01.2017 Nigerian social enterprise MitiMeth creates furnishings and accessories from natural fibres such as water hyacinth and banana bark. They also train people to use local resources to earn a living. Water hyacinths are blocking Nigeria's waterways. But one company has an innovative solution for the weeds. #EcoAfrica
"30.01.2017 05:16:00" A German start-up has created portable solar kits that can replace polluting generators. Are you also #DoingYourBit? Tel us how. #EcoAfrica
"30.01.2017 00:46:01" dw.com Living Planet: Germans call for farming revolution | All media content | DW.COM | 26.01.2017 Thousands of people took to the streets in Berlin to protest industrial agriculture. They are part of a movement in support of small farmers, wholesome food and animal welfare – and against the corporate concentration in the food industry. Thousands in Germany are calling for an end to industrial farming.
"29.01.2017 22:01:00" dw.com Living Planet: The politics of coconuts | All media content | DW.COM | 26.01.2017 Coconuts are a key election issue in the Indian state of Goa. They play an important role in the local economy. But since the government classified coconut palms as plants rather than trees, huge numbers have been cut down. Do coconuts grow on trees? #LivingPlanet
"29.01.2017 17:45:01" Timeline Photos A thought to get you through the upcoming week. :)
"29.01.2017 15:13:00" A special protected type of pepper is keeping farmers on the land in Cambodia.
"29.01.2017 09:20:00" dw.com Shooting crows in Switzerland | eco@africa | DW.COM | 27.01.2017 Swiss farmer Alois Kohlert's committment to growing his crops organically has made him creative solving problems. But when faced with hungry crows, he felt he had no choice but to call the hunter What's an organic farmer to do when faced with hungry crows? #EcoAfrica
"29.01.2017 02:41:00" dw.com World in Progress: Mongolian nomads seek shelter from harsh winters | All media content | DW.COM | 25.01.2017 Mongolia's herders have always lived a hard life, but climate change has forced many to abandon their nomadic ways altogether and resettle in the country's capital Ulaanbaatar. And that's brought a raft of ills to the city, including a spike in pollution Mongolian herders have always had it hard. But climate change is taking away their livelihood and forcing them into the city.
"28.01.2017 22:12:00" dw.com Living Planet: Cultivating revolution | All media content | DW.COM | 26.01.2017 Germans protest industrial scale farming, while Venezuela seeks to solve its food crisis with urban agriculture. In Cape Town, farmers battle drought and water waste. And why coconuts have become an election issue in India. Revolutionary growth. This week's #LivingPlanet takes a look at farming.
"28.01.2017 17:22:00" blogs.dw.com Some Arctic good news – not #fakenews! - Arctic and Ice - Ice-Blog - DW.COM ❄️ Finally some good news for the environment. ❄️
"28.01.2017 15:22:00" dw.com Meet the German movement to transform agriculture | DW Environment | DW.COM | 27.01.2017 "People in Germany want good farming, which is good for the environment, good for the animals - and good for the people."
"28.01.2017 10:16:00" dw.com Fruit bats on the move | eco@africa | DW.COM | 27.01.2017 In Africa's greatest mammal migration, around 10 million fruit bats travel from Congo to Kasanka National Park in Zambia every year. But they are under threat from hunters and habitat loss. Ever seen 10 million fruit bats? #EcoAfrica
"28.01.2017 01:20:01" dw.com Living Planet: Can urban farms solve Venezuela's food crisis? | All media content | DW.COM | 26.01.2017 Venezuelans are starving as the country is gripped by economic crisis. Last year, the government set up a Ministry of Urban Agriculture and appealed to citizens to plant food in every available space. But is it working? Venezuela's capital has become a vegetable oasis. Find out how on #LivingPlanet.
"27.01.2017 21:43:00" ♻️ Did you know urine can be turned into electricity? ♻️
"27.01.2017 18:34:01" dw.com The tiny earthworm's major impact | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 27.01.2017 The earthworm - a jack of all trades that plays a huge part in our ecosystem.
"27.01.2017 17:15:00" A company in Nigeria is making a profit from weeds. #EcoAfrica
"27.01.2017 16:00:04" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post This week, our reporters head to the Guatemalan rain forest. Which of these pictures from their trip do you want as next week's banner? To vote, just like your favorite one.
"27.01.2017 15:13:01" dw.com Through the lens | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 26.01.2017 The environmental roundup of the week in pictures - from floods to sustainable forestry.
"27.01.2017 13:34:01" dw.com Living Planet: Cape Town battles water crisis | All media content | DW.COM | 26.01.2017 South Africa's West Cape is famous for its fruit and fine wines. But crops are at risk from the region's worst drought in a decade. Experts have warned Cape Town residents they have less than 100 days of water supply left, as the city prays for rain. Crops are at risk from the worst drought in a decade in South Africa's Western Cape. #LivingPlanet
"27.01.2017 10:34:48" DW Environment #GreenWeek is mixing it up with truly healthy smoothies. These smoothies are really green. #Berlin #GreenWeek.
"27.01.2017 08:24:18" DW Environment Yes, that's a tree, seen from the inside. And it's a piece of art. We spoke to the creator of this amazing statue in Davos at the World Economic Forum. Inside a tree. Natural art at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
"27.01.2017 05:03:00" dw.com Opinion: Trump's America is beginning to look a lot like China | DW Environment | DW.COM | 26.01.2017 Trump's administration seems to be blacking out information about climate change. DW's Sonya Diehn takes a closer look.
"27.01.2017 01:40:00" Orange is the color of crowd-farming.
"26.01.2017 22:03:00" dw.com Extreme weather on the rise in Europe | DW Environment | DW.COM | 26.01.2017 Europe will be hit hard by climate change, a study has found.
"26.01.2017 18:43:00" dw.com National Parks Service workers play Trump at his own game | News | DW.COM | 25.01.2017 These park rangers are doing more than conservation. They are rebelling against Trump's attempt to muzzle environment agencies.
"26.01.2017 17:40:00" dw.com Mapping air pollution to conquer it in Mongolia's capital | DW Environment | DW.COM | 25.01.2017 Desertification is a serious problem in Mongolia's grasslands. And harsh weather is also forcing people into the city - causing new problems.
"26.01.2017 15:49:00" dw.com What does the future hold for Africa's farmers? | Africa | DW.COM | 25.01.2017 "We have an industry dominated by aging, traditionally, poor farmers. The outlook for future farmers is bleak,"
"26.01.2017 15:26:42" DW Environment After the leaf plate, look what we found at the #greenweek. Little dishes made from thin strips of wood. After the leaf plate, dishes out of wood at #berlin #greenweek.
"26.01.2017 14:13:42" DW Environment Amazing things you can do with coffee grounds. #gruenewoche Never trash your coffee ground!
"26.01.2017 14:03:25" media.giphy.com gph.is A premature baby Nile hippo is fighting for its life at Cincinnati Zoo. http://dw.com/p/2WP77
"26.01.2017 12:21:32" DW Environment This little device has the potential to save countless bees from succumbing to varroa mites. #greenweek is full of surprises. #GreenWeek #Berlin - saving the bees!
"26.01.2017 10:08:13" DW Environment Heading into #greenweek in #berlin to look for exciting eco ideas. Tell us where you are and we'll come and visit. #GreenWeek
"26.01.2017 09:17:57" Biodiversity and politics have something in common. A comb-over.
"26.01.2017 05:47:00" Did you know concrete could be recycled?
"26.01.2017 00:02:01" dw.com Latest trend: vegetarian salami | All media content | DW.COM | 25.01.2017 More and more people want to become vegetarians, or reduce their meat consumption. Sausage-maker Windau got onto the trend and now makes meatless salami and cold cuts. It's a complex process. Save the animals. Try some veggie-Wurst from Germany.
"25.01.2017 21:25:00" dw.com Wildfires ravage Chile | All media content | DW.COM | 25.01.2017 161,000 hectares of forests and grasslands have been engulfed by the flames.
"25.01.2017 19:22:01" dw.com Nigeria: saving primates from extinction | All media content | DW.COM | 24.01.2017 The drills at this ranch could save one of the world's most endangered species.
"25.01.2017 18:12:00" Farmers in Uganda are using satellite data to beat the effects of climate change.
"25.01.2017 16:39:00" dw.com Communities being left behind in the fight for land in Uganda | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 24.01.2017 Forestry companies have been accused of land grabbing in Uganda - despite boasting green credentials.
"25.01.2017 15:44:22" DW Environment The newest in Trump's #EPAFreeze: Reports he wants to remove the climate change site from the US environment agency website. Does Trump want to erase climate change as an issue?
"25.01.2017 15:06:00" dw.com Spanish farmers struggle as orange prices drop | All media content | DW.COM | 24.01.2017 Spain produces most of Europe's citrus fruits. With more than 3 million tons a year, Valencia is Spain's orange hub. But business is sluggish. The price of oranges has tumbled due to overproduction and competition. Time for new ideas - like "crowd "Crowd farming" could save Spanish orange farmers. AND you could adopt an orange tree.
"25.01.2017 14:15:01" dw.com President Trump gives controversial US oil pipelines the green light | Business | DW.COM | 24.01.2017 The Dakota Access pipeline is back on the table. Environmentalists are up in arms. #DAPL #StandingRock #KeystoneXL
"25.01.2017 12:36:00" dw.com Farming 4.0 - agricultural robots take over | All media content | DW.COM | 24.01.2017 This is what the farm of the future looks like.
"25.01.2017 08:30:10" DW Environment Scared of sharks? Now a bracelet *may* be able to protect you. *Dun Dun Dun*
"25.01.2017 05:01:00" In Cameroon, hunters are trading in their guns - for motorcycles.
"25.01.2017 02:33:01" dw.com Antarctic research lab moved from collapsing ice shelf | All media content | DW.COM | 24.01.2017 When calving ice threatened the Halley IV research labs, the British Antarctic Survey fired up its tractor. The BAS' Mike Dinn tells DW about moving their mobile labs and why they were there in the first place. To stop it floating away, Antarctic researchers moved their lab.
"24.01.2017 22:12:00" dw.com Pee power put to good use | All media content | DW.COM | 23.01.2017 Urine could become an important power source.
"24.01.2017 18:23:00" dw.com Primate species face extinction | All media content | DW.COM | 19.01.2017 In the next 25 years, two thirds of primate species could die out.
"24.01.2017 17:22:00" dw.com Benin's farmers break new ground | All media content | DW.COM | 21.01.2017 Benin vet Michel Babadjide's sustainable animal husbandry ensures food security for local farmers. It's finally being taken seriously by science and catching on in villages around the country. The beating of the pigeons' wings is ventilation to cool the air for the other animals...Innovative farming in Benin. #EcoAfrica
"24.01.2017 14:45:00" dw.com Farmers protesting collapsing milk prices bury the EU under ton of powdered milk | News | DW.COM | 23.01.2017 A massive oversupply of powdered milk, coupled with an end to limits on regular EU milk production, has sent the market price plunging in recent years. White is the color of these protesters' discontent.
"24.01.2017 12:40:53" DW Environment Fires aren't uncommon in Chile's forests - but this year climate change has made things much worse.
"24.01.2017 09:41:23" dw.com 'Armyworm' infestation threatens crops in Zimbabwe | Africa | DW.COM | 23.01.2017 In Zimbabwe strong rains had raised hope that food shortages would be eased. But the so-called "armyworm" may get in the way.
"24.01.2017 09:21:39" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo This week, our reporters headed to Cameroon's Korup National Park. http://dw.com/p/2W87s
"24.01.2017 06:32:01" dw.com Global Ideas: Balancing natural priorities | All media content | DW.COM | 23.01.2017 Which needs more protection: The unique environment of Korup National Park - one of the oldest rainforests on earth - or the people who live in and off it? A dilemma with a serious potential for conflict. Which needs more protection: The unique environment of Korup National Park - one of the oldest rainforests on earth - or the people who live in and off it?
"24.01.2017 00:28:01" dw.com Eco-at-Africa - The Environment Magazine This week Eco Africa's show reports on blast fishing in Tanzania, recycling in Nigeria and Kenya, and an island sanctuary in Uganda giving orphaned chimps a second chance.
"23.01.2017 22:30:00" dw.com Don't waste waste! | All media content | DW.COM | 21.01.2017 Recycling doesn't have a long history in Kenya. But for the last five years, social enterprise TakaTaka Solutions has been doing its bit in communities rich and poor, companies, schools and private homes. Recycling doesn't have a long history in Kenya. But for the last five years, social enterprise TakaTaka Solutions has been doing its bit in communities rich and poor, companies, schools and private homes.
"23.01.2017 21:30:00" dw.com A new home for hunted chimps | All media content | DW.COM | 21.01.2017 Uganda's Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria is a safe haven for orphaned chimpanzees that also fights hunting, educates the public and offers ecotourism. Uganda's Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria is a safe haven for orphaned chimpanzees that also fights hunting, educates the public and offers ecotourism.
"23.01.2017 19:30:00" dw.com Alpine animals in Winter The Allgäu High Alps Nature Reserve provides a winter home to rare animals such as ibex and snow grouse.
"23.01.2017 17:30:01" dw.com Going off grid | All media content | DW.COM | 21.01.2017 Residents of Feldheim, a village south of Berlin, decided to go off grid and produce their own energy for wind, sun and biogas. Their solution is now a role model for communities around the world. Residents of Feldheim, a village south of Berlin, decided to go off grid and produce their own energy for wind, sun and biogas. Do you want to know how?
"23.01.2017 16:00:00" dw.com Livestock issues at Green Week | All media content | DW.COM | 23.01.2017 The biggest international agribusiness trade fair is up and running in Berlin. This year Green Week is focusing on the treatment of livestock. With consumers unwilling to pay more, farmers are struggling to find the right cost balance between animal This year Green Week is focusing on the treatment of livestock. With consumers unwilling to pay more, farmers are struggling to find the right cost balance between animal welfare and productivity.
"23.01.2017 14:45:55" dw.com Five ways to improve air quality in our cities The European Environment Agency (EEA) says air pollution is the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2013. What can be done to stem this problem?
"23.01.2017 12:03:04" Giant pandas are welcoming the lunar Chinese New Year Giant Pandas are part of celebrations for the Chinese Lunar Year, which falls on 28 January!
"23.01.2017 09:30:34" dw.com $400 million for rain forests Norway announced it will set up a fund to make small-scale farmers more productive and thus fight deforestation. Food company giants are joining in.
"22.01.2017 18:53:00" Dynamite fishing is devastating the marine life in Tanzania. The police is fighting the illegal fishermen but it's a dangerous job.
"22.01.2017 15:34:00" dw.com Digital Food We may be on the cusp of another agricultural revolution
"22.01.2017 10:45:00" dw.com Ice-cold art: The polar bear photographer | All media content | DW.COM | 19.01.2017 Norbert Rosing lies in wait in icy temperatures. That lets him capture very special photographs of polar bears and other Arctic animals. A new photo volume documents his work. A look at nature photographer Norbert Rosing and his incredible work
"21.01.2017 14:56:00" dw.com Gallery: Festivals of man and beast People have invented many unique rrituals and festivals involving #animals. Some sweet, some cruel. Here's a selection.
"21.01.2017 09:56:00" dw.com Europe, a silent hub of illegal wildlife trade Who would have thought...
"21.01.2017 09:36:00" Drone footage shows a massive crack in an Antarctic ice shelf that has forced researchers to evacuate
"20.01.2017 19:16:01" dw.com Check out our newest look "Through the lens" at the week's news
"20.01.2017 16:07:00" dw.com Man killed by crocodile on Australia's East Alligator river When they tell you not to go in the water, listen next time!
"20.01.2017 14:56:00" She's the oldest Panda in the world but at age 37 she's still going strong.
"20.01.2017 12:58:37" dw.com How eco-friendly are leaf plates? We had a huge response to our video about leaf plates. Many wondered about the carbon footprint of biodegradable plates made in India to use in Germany so we asked Claudio Fritz-Vietta, co-founder of Leef, to explain.
"20.01.2017 09:40:01" dw.com Wolf in Saxony to be shot as possible threat to humans Wilderness vs. man - what should have priority?
"20.01.2017 08:55:17" Beautiful jewelry made from palm seeds is helping to save the forest in central Colombia
"19.01.2017 21:46:00" This island is truly a chimp's paradise that would make King Louis from the Jungle Book jealous. But rightfully so: all the apes on Nagamba Island are recovering from a difficult past.
"19.01.2017 17:27:00" Don't waste your waste! These people in Nigeria have found innovative uses for the ubiquitous garbage and some of the things they have made are stunning!
"19.01.2017 10:29:00" After we posted our video about disposable plates made from leaves, many of you had questions and voiced your opinions. We spoke to the people behind "Leef", a Berlin-based company that also produces biodegradable plates. Here is what they said about
"19.01.2017 07:56:50" dw.com The four horsemen of Trump's ecopocalypse? | DW Environment | DW.COM | 18.01.2017 What impact might Trump's cabinet have on our environment? We took a closer look.
"18.01.2017 16:04:00" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post Next week, our reporters are heading to Cameroon where they visit Korup National Park. In the meantime, here are your pix for banner of the week. Which one's your favorite?
"18.01.2017 11:33:00" dw.com Colo, world's oldest zoo gorilla, dies at 60 | News | DW.COM | 18.01.2017 The zoo said Colo was an "ambassador" for gorillas and inspired conservation efforts. She was the first zoo-born gorilla in the world. She was the first gorilla ever to be born in a zoo. Such an amazing creature.
"17.01.2017 17:14:39" Timeline Photos Our leaf plate video has created quite a stir! Many of you wondered if it had a bigger carbon footprint than a locally made plate. Here is what we found out.
"17.01.2017 15:10:32" DW Stories White truffles are a very expensive delicacy and they're becoming increasingly rare. In Italy, collectors are fighting over them - with all means necessary.
"17.01.2017 15:00:44" dw.com LA lions to roam over freeway | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 17.01.2017 Planning has started on the largest wildlife crossing in the world. The privately-funded bridge would allow the endangered Santa Monica mountain lion and other species safely dodge the insanity of LA traffic What do you do when you have lions trapped in the middle of a city? You build a bridge so they can get out! ;-)
"16.01.2017 15:46:05" dw.com Concrete answers to a recycling problem | eco@africa | DW.COM | 16.01.2017 Concrete is the world's most widely used construction material. And it's highly polluting. But a German firm has developed a way of recycling old concrete. Discarded concrete is a huge burden on the environment. This entrepreneur in Germany has found a way to turn it into a source of valuable raw materials!
"16.01.2017 14:46:39" dw.com Scientists train laser beams on cruel practice of shredding chicks | Science | DW.COM | 16.01.2017 Is there finally a good alternative to the cruel practice of shredding new-born chicks? http://dw.com/p/2VrIm
"16.01.2017 10:49:00" dw.com Smart traffic in Kenya | eco@africa | DW.COM | 16.01.2017 Kenya's capital Nairobi has a traffic and air pollution problem. But Ma3Route, a Kenyan mobile, web and SMS platform, wants to change that with a smart crowd-sourced solution. Want to avoid traffic jams? Just ask other drivers where the streets are clogged. An innovative online platform now helps people in Kenya help each other to find an open road
"15.01.2017 19:01:01" dw.com Giving up my filthy fashion habit As a self-confessed fast fashion addict, DW reporter Jennifer Collins decided it was time to break her bad habit and scrutinize the environmental impact of the garment industry. She was shocked by what she learned. #HowGreenAmI
"15.01.2017 17:52:00" dw.com Fighting Zambia's poison fog | eco@africa | DW.COM | 13.01.2017 Zambia's state coffers are dependant on mining but the social and green costs of the industry are huge. Eco hero Peter Sinkamba is fighting to put people and the planet first. Zambia's state coffers are dependent on mining but the social and green costs of the industry are huge. Eco hero Peter Sinkamba is fighting to put people and the planet first. #EcoAfrica
"15.01.2017 12:54:01" dw.com Seedlings of hope | eco@africa | DW.COM | 13.01.2017 A social enterprise is trying to boost green farming in Tunisia with the resilient acacia tree. The tree prefers dry soil and produces Arabic gum and Moringa oil, which could provide valuable income. A social enterprise is trying to boost green farming in Tunisia with the resilient acacia tree. The tree prefers dry soil and produces Arabic gum and Moringa oil, which could provide valuable income. #EcoAfrica
"14.01.2017 16:12:01" Timeline Photos Each year, Faroe Island fishermen kill hundreds of whales for food and income. DW takes a trip there to take a look at the controversial tradition. #EcoAfrica http://dw.com/p/2VjcI
"13.01.2017 23:17:00" dw.com Jellyfish: underrated beauties Jellyfish have a bad rep. Most people are disgusted by or even afraid of them. But the squishy sea-dwellers are beautiful creatures, who don't even need a brain to gracefully float through the seas.
"13.01.2017 22:31:01" soundcloud.com Living Planet: From trash heap to designer park Pollution is a huge problem in the Brazilian megacity Rio de Janeiro. But now some residents brought about quite a transformation - and there's more to come. #LivingPlanet
"13.01.2017 17:22:01" dw.com Burkina Faso abandons GM cotton | eco@africa | DW.COM | 13.01.2017 Burkina Faso is one of the world's top cotton producers, but its sales have taken a hit on the world markets. Some blame GM cotton, which the government now wants to phase out by 2018. Burkina Faso is one of the world's top cotton producers, but its sales have taken a hit on the world markets. Some blame GM cotton, which the government now wants to phase out by 2018.
"13.01.2017 15:55:00" dw.com Welcome to eco@africa Welcome to #EcoAfrica. On this week's show, we explore innovative solutions to air pollution and bad traffic in Kenya and find out about controversial whaling practices on the Faroe Islands.
"13.01.2017 14:50:19" dw.com Here be dragons Sensation in the marine world - after almost 100 years of research, scientists capture rare ruby seadragons on video for the first time.
"13.01.2017 13:53:11" DW Environment A grey city goes green - Essen, in the heartland of Germany's Ruhr area was once the country's industrial hub. But since the decline of coal mining, the entire region has been working to re-invent itself. And these efforts are paying off - the city has The city of Essen goes green and has been designated European Green Capital 2017.
"13.01.2017 11:44:15" dw.com It's a slug's life Tiny and slimy, slugs have the power to disgust, repel, and strip gardeners of their lettuces and their nerves. But they are also innovative survivors that provide a valid eco-service.
"13.01.2017 06:02:00" Timeline Photos Sunrise and sunset - in a chaotic world these are two constants that can be relied upon. Good morning everybody. #EcoAfrica http://dw.com/p/2ViZN
"12.01.2017 19:36:00" dw.com Zimbabwe: street food vendors banned over typhoid, cholera fears Zimbabwe has banned street food vendors in the capital Harare following a typhoid outbreak blamed on poor sanitation and erratic water supplies.
"12.01.2017 16:08:01" dw.com Preserving Congo peatland vital for climate Preserving a recently discovered tropical peatland in Congo will be vital for the local ecosystem and the global climate.
"12.01.2017 12:26:36" DW Environment Who do you think is greener: Apple or Amazon? Greenpeace International looked at who is using clean energy and who is still sticking to fossil fuel. This is what they found out. Who do you think is greener: Apple or Amazon? Channels Television
"12.01.2017 10:27:37" dw.com Snowman on track in northern Germany forces train into emergency stop Watch out! Snowman on track!!
"11.01.2017 18:44:00" Like ice in the sunshine While most of Europe is struggling with snow and icy temperatures, it's quite a challenge to stay cool in Australia.
"11.01.2017 16:23:22" dw.com Imminent Gulf Stream system collapse? Should we be worried? New research suggests the Gulf Stream system that grants Europe and parts of North America its temperate climate cannot weather global warming.
"11.01.2017 16:03:50" National Geographic President Obama has protected more of the sea than any world leader in history. After quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in northwestern Hawaii, he discusses his legacy: http://on.natgeo.com/2jAt3MT President Obama's legacy. "He has protected more of the sea than any world leader in history."
"11.01.2017 11:23:33" dw.com Making the most of mud | eco@africa | DW.COM | 05.01.2017 Architect Eike Roswag-Klinge uses mud as a building material all over the world. It's natural to say the least, but could it be used for environmentally-friendly building across Europe? Architect Eike Roswag-Klinge uses mud as a building material all over the world. It's natural to say the least, but could it be used for environmentally-friendly building across Europe?
"11.01.2017 00:01:00" Rescue of a deer on Connecticut River Humans aren't the only ones struggling with the winter weather .
"10.01.2017 21:18:00" dw.com Secrets of the Brazilian Cerrado Deforestation, agricultural expansion and fires have destroyed nearly 60 percent of the world's most biologically rich savanna, the Cerrado. We view the region in pictures.
"10.01.2017 17:02:00" dw.com Of blue bills and Colombian conservation | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 10.01.2017 Referred to by indigenous populations as the "Paujil," Colombia's mystical blue-billed curassow is one of the country's most threatened bird species. Saving its remaining habitat is crucial for its survival. Have you ever heard of Colombia's mystical blue-billed curassow? It is one of the country's most threatened bird species. And saving its remaining habitat is crucial for its survival.
"10.01.2017 16:18:51" DW Environment Uganda is famous for its coffee, arabica in particular. Now, climate change is forcing farmers to change their farming methods. Climate change and its challenges.
"10.01.2017 16:12:00" dw.com Migrants in Greece and the Balkans suffer in freezing temperatures Thousands of migrants in Greece and in the Balkans have been suffering in freezing temperatures and bad weather. Local authorities have failed to prepare emergency measures, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said.
"10.01.2017 10:39:00" dw.com Philippines: Turning garbage into food Norberto cooks for the residents of "Happyland," a vast slum on the edge of Manila. He gets the meat for his dishes from the garbage dump, bits of food scraps salvaged after the rich have filled their bellies.
"10.01.2017 08:15:15" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"09.01.2017 18:38:00" dw.com Want to pet that cute owl? Think again! After its kitten craze, owl cafés seem to be Japan's next big thing. Customers have been lining up to spend time with the big-eyed birds. But despite good intentions, experts say signs of stress are likely to be misread.
"09.01.2017 15:36:25" DW Environment In response to our call for snow pictures Erika M Stevens has sent us a photo of Lake Tahoe pines while driving to the ski slopes. #doingyourbit
"09.01.2017 13:32:31" theguardian.com www.theguardian.com Native Americans fight Texas pipeline using 'same model as Standing Rock'.
"09.01.2017 10:20:59" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post Our reporter went to the Magdalena region of Colombia. It's a natural paradise that offers shelter for rare species of monkeys, reptiles and birds. Choose this week's Facebook header. Just 'like' your favorite.
"08.01.2017 22:37:47" Timeline Photos Mark Mwikisa Chibala (Zambia) contacted us to share a photo of his roof garden, the first one in his southern province district, Kalomo. He build it from a car wash business and he wants to encourage other youths to include nature in their house plans.
"08.01.2017 21:57:56" dw.com Dry ice: New weapon against rats | All media content | DW.COM | 02.01.2017 The US city of Chicago is struggling with a growing rodent problem. Apart from using the regular vermin pesticides, the city's Bureau of Rodent Control is trying something new: dry ice. The US city of Chicago is struggling with a growing rodent problem. Apart from using the regular vermin pesticides, the city's Bureau of Rodent Control is trying something new: dry ice.
"08.01.2017 20:30:17" dw.com Nigeria's farmers adapt to climate change In Nigeria, many regions are getting drier, and the desert has been encroaching into communities in the Sahel region of Africa. What does this mean for farmers?
"08.01.2017 18:41:15" dw.com Teff: Sustainable Superfood Teff is the new super food.Foreign sales were delayed to prevent a food crises similar to what happened in Andean countries during the worldwide Quinoa boom.
"08.01.2017 16:57:35" dw.com Making the most of mud | All media content | DW.COM | 05.01.2017 Architect Eike Roswag-Klinge uses mud as a building material all over the world. It's natural to say the least, but could it be used for environmentally-friendly building across Europe? Architect Eike Roswag-Klinge uses mud as a building material all over the world. It's natural to say the least, but could it be used for environmentally-friendly building across Europe?
"08.01.2017 15:17:10" Timeline Photos Anaesu Paschal (Nigeria) contacted us to share a photo of his balcony plants with plastic bottles: reducing plastic pollution, increasing and using solar energy. As he points out, it is a small environmental contribution, but it is a contribution
"08.01.2017 12:15:11" dw.com Eco-at-Africa - The Environment Magazine | All media content | DW.COM | 05.01.2017 This week, we check out the green rooftops of Johannesburg, learn about Principé's plans to be plastic-free, explore the properties of mud and look at the link between climate change and health. This week, we check out the green rooftops of Johannesburg, learn about Principé's plans to be plastic-free, explore the properties of mud and look at the link between climate change and health.
"07.01.2017 22:55:01" dw.com Deforestation in the Carpathians | All media content | DW.COM | 06.01.2017 In Romania's Carpathian Mountains, some three hectares of forest are felled every hour. Activist Gabriel Paun is working to stop the illegal practice, but that puts him at risk. In Romania's Carpathian Mountains, some three hectares of forest are felled every hour. Activist Gabriel Paun is working to stop the illegal practice, but that puts him at risk.
"07.01.2017 21:46:32" Growing Food on concrete Johannesburg is using urban farming to lift people out of poverty, counter food insecurity and off-set its CO2 emissions.
"07.01.2017 19:30:00" dw.com Drought in E. Africa leaves millions in need of aid Northern Kenya is one of the country's poorer regions and most inhabitants depend on their livestock in order to survive. Their herds have been weakened by hunger and they are unable to sell them at an adequate price.
"07.01.2017 18:05:51" Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project BREAKING: Tilikum, the Blackfish Whale is Dead
Read more: http://bit.ly/2jbSoZc #DontGoToSeaWorld
Take Action: dolphin.fyi/DolphinPledge First Pan Pan, then Granny, now Tilikum ... Sad news for wildlife! :(
"07.01.2017 16:51:41" dw.com Tortoise meets tourist on the Galápagos Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the Galápagos each year. But careful steps are taken to minimize their impact on biodiversity.
"07.01.2017 13:46:03" dw.com Going green in downtown Johannesburg | All media content | DW.COM | 05.01.2017 Six rooftops in Johannesburg have been turned into neighborhood food co-operatives. The city is using urban farming to lift people out of poverty, counter food insecurity and off-set its CO2 emissions. The city is using urban farming to lift people out of poverty, counter food insecurity and off-set its CO2 emissions.
"07.01.2017 10:34:01" dw.com Info-film: Our health and climate change | All media content | DW.COM | 05.01.2017 As the climate changes, so do the risks to our health. Not only are diseases such as malaria more likely to spread, but there are more extreme weather events that hurt or kill people. The climate changes so not only are diseases such as malaria more likely to spread, but there are more extreme weather events that hurt or kill people.
"07.01.2017 08:43:00" dw.com Our beautiful planet Good morning! Reminiscent of a painting by an old master, these shot shows dogs and their fleecey wards settling down to the all important business of eating in the snow.
"06.01.2017 22:55:00" dw.com Five of the world's biggest environmental problems 2016 is over! Take a look at our 10 DW Environment's most popular stories of the year.
(8) Five of the world's biggest environmental problems that must be solved if the world is to remain a supportive habitat for humans and other
"06.01.2017 21:35:39" dw.com From rags to artistic riches "I want to increase awareness of this type of waste from fashion designers because most people don't even know about it," said a Ghanaian nature lover.
"06.01.2017 18:30:26" dw.com No island for plastic | eco@africa | DW.COM | 05.01.2017 Principé has launched an initative encouraging locals to trade 50 discarded plastic bottles for a reusable aluminium one. The island is hoping to be largely plastic free by 2020. Principé has launched an initative encouraging locals to trade 50 discarded plastic bottles for a reusable aluminium one. By 2020, the island wants to be free of plastic.
"06.01.2017 15:30:00" dw.com Heating with coffee | eco@africa | DW.COM | 05.01.2017 An Austrian man is trying to prevent deforestation in Ethiopia by using the dregs of the coffee production industry as fuel. He turns the fruit of the plant into briquettes that can be used for cooking and heating. An Austrian man is trying to prevent deforestation in Ethiopia by using the dregs of the coffee production industry as fuel.
"06.01.2017 13:18:15" dw.com Tourism: Boon or threat for the Galápagos? In 2015, some 224,000 tourists visited the Galápagos Islands. Yet conservationists are keenly aware of the risks they pose to the islands' unique flora and fauna.
"06.01.2017 10:43:28" DW Environment Germany's northeastern coast was struck by the worst flooding the region has seen in over ten years.
"06.01.2017 09:08:33" dw.com Living Planet: Sounds of nature | All media content | DW.COM | 05.01.2017 We revisit some of our favorite musical stories of the last year. We talk to the lit-hopper behind the Rapper's Guide to Climate Chaos, and the scientists turning climate data into music. Plus, in India's Ghats mountain range we find out how beatboxing How beatboxing with birds could help protect biodiversity? Revisit with us some of our favorite musical stories of the last year!
"06.01.2017 06:35:01" dw.com Our beautiful planet Do you love a white landscape? In this case, you can enjoy it in the form of images such as this one, taken in the western German Sauerland region a few days ago.
"05.01.2017 22:00:00" dw.com War over white truffles in Italy | All media content | DW.COM | 04.01.2017 Ever since white truffles became more valuable than gold worldwide, collectors in Italy have been waging war among themselves, with many different means. Ever since white truffles became more valuable than gold worldwide, collectors in Italy have been waging war among themselves, with many different means.
"05.01.2017 20:08:01" dw.com The wonderful world of lichens They pop up across the globe in the most unlikely of places - and in a surprising array of shapes and colors.Take a closer look at the curious life of lichens!
"05.01.2017 18:56:39" dw.com China ivory ban brings hope for elephants "[The] ivory trade ban will effectively reduce the demand in China, therefore help to reverse the decline of wild elephants in Africa."
"05.01.2017 17:18:47" Soaring solar Israel is building the highest solar tower in the world.
"05.01.2017 14:02:33" DW Environment Chickens are amazingly clever and they understand a lot of what is happening in the world around them, according to a new review of scientific literature on the subject.
"05.01.2017 11:01:00" dw.com A green, slimy superfood | eco@africa | DW.COM | 04.01.2017 A fourth-generation fishing family in Northern Ireland is cultivating kelp to create delicious recipes. At the same time, the seaweed provides a habitat for marine wildlife. A fishing family in Northern Ireland is cultivating kelp to create delicious recipes. At the same time, the seaweed provides a habitat for marine wildlife.
"05.01.2017 09:21:02" DW Environment Germany's northeastern coast was struck over Wednesday night and into Thursday morning by the worst flooding the region has seen in over ten years.
"05.01.2017 06:55:00" dw.com German insurer says costs of natural disasters soared in 2016 While 2016 saw a 66 percent increase in the financial impact of natural disasters around the world the number of casualties was reduced. There were 8,700 deaths in 2016, compared to 25,400 in 2015.
"04.01.2017 22:00:00" dw.com Clash in German forest as red line is crossed 2016 is over! Take a look at our 10 DW Environment's most popular stories of the year.
(1) Logging has begun in Hambach Forest, where activists have sought for years to protect ancient trees - which grow over coal coveted by German power company
"04.01.2017 20:08:00" dw.com Kenya: Bees versus elephants To protect their own fields from elephants, many farmers in Kenya make targeted use of bee colonies.
"04.01.2017 18:00:43" An app to control pests A start-up in the German city of Hanover has come up with an app that can control pests and many plant diseases.
"04.01.2017 16:20:12" dw.com Lichens: Astonishing microcosmos Lichens are made up of fungus and algae. Scientists estimate there are more than 20,000 species of lichen and they keep discovering new ones.
"04.01.2017 13:33:57" DW Environment While in Sarajevo it has been abated by snowfall and strong winds, smog is hanging over large parts of China. Some people are finding creative ways to tell authorities they've had enough.
"04.01.2017 12:30:00" dw.com Report: Nitrate threatens groundwater in Germany German authorities also found that phosphorus was above the line at 65 percent of all points set up at rivers and lakes, while also affecting algae in the North and the Baltic Seas.
"04.01.2017 10:27:52" DW Environment We've all heard of top e-car maker Tesla Motors. With FF entering the same market with a similar strategy, the competitive forces driving change in automotive technology toward self-driving e-cars will further intensify.
"04.01.2017 06:05:00" dw.com Dangers lurking in the permafrost 2016 is over! Take a look at our 10 DW Environment's most popular stories of the year.
(7) Many fear that melting permafrost could create a feedback loop, further accelerating global warming.
"03.01.2017 22:45:00" dw.com Water taxis smooth sailing for commuters | All media content | DW.COM | 31.12.2016 Water taxis could revolutionize commuter transport in Lagos, if the price came down a bit and more people used them. One activist wants to increase the number of water taxi commuters threefol Water taxis could revolutionize commuter transport in Lagos, if the price came down a bit and more people used them.
"03.01.2017 21:15:00" dw.com Dog sledding through Lapland | All media content | DW.COM | 02.01.2017 North of the Arctic Circle, a couple organizes dog-sledding tours in Swedish Lapland. Adventurous tourists can book expeditions that last several days with Matti Holmgren and Stina Svensson. North of the Arctic Circle, a couple organizes dog-sledding tours in Swedish Lapland.
"03.01.2017 19:30:00" dw.com Hundreds evacuated as fire ravages Chilean city of Valparaiso Dozens of fire brigades from Valparaiso and its neighboring municipalities have been deployed to fight a violent wildfire that is devastating the historic port town on the western coast of Chile.
"03.01.2017 18:00:01" dw.com Saving Canada's only desert 2016 is over! Take a look at our 10 DW Environment's most popular stories of the year.
(6) The desert, which is actually an antelope-brush ecosystem, is one of the country's most endangered habitats.
"03.01.2017 16:37:33" dw.com Bird flu will continue to flare into 2017 Bird flu is back, and is spreading quickly. The H5N8 strain of bird flu reached Europe in October 2016, and since then has been detected in at least 14 countries including France, Denmark and Germany.
"03.01.2017 14:30:30" dw.com Outrage over bison hunting in Poland Poland's environmental authorities have granted permission for hunting 10 bison in the Borki Primeval Forest. They argue that the herd there is too large and threatened by tuberculosis. http://dw.com/p/2VC5f
"03.01.2017 12:45:15" Evacuation in Bolivia Hundreds of people were evacuated in Bolivia after floods and mudslides destroyed their houses.
"03.01.2017 08:52:36" DW Environment 2016 is over! Take a look at our 10 DW Environment's most popular stories of the year.
(5) By 2025, self-driving cars could lead to a steep decline in fossil fuels - and in personal car ownership.
"03.01.2017 06:18:00" dw.com The Mubende coffee plantations In 2001, 4000 Ugandans in Mubende were forced off their land to make way for a coffee plantation owned by the Hamburg-based Neumann Gruppe.
"02.01.2017 22:34:00" dw.com Trump prepares to dismantle US environmental law 2016 is over! Take a look at our 10 DW Environment's most popular stories of the year.
(4) President-elect Donald Trump has chosen a well-known climate skeptic to oversee the transition of the country's Environmental Protection Agency.
"02.01.2017 20:30:00" dw.com Death toll rises in Indian Lalmatia coal mine collapse Rescue workers working with sniffer dogs and underground imaging raised the body count to 17 on Sunday, after a mine collapse in eastern India.
"02.01.2017 18:24:00" dw.com Berlin: Vegan capital of the world? 2016 is over! Take a look at our 10 DW Environment's most popular stories of the year.
(3) Berlin has become a haven for vegans, with specialized restaurants, butchers and even sex shops.
"02.01.2017 17:29:04" dw.com From coal city to European Green Capital - Essen's extreme makeover Coal, steel and heavy industry all featured prominently in Essen's past. But now the reinvented Ruhr region hub is showing off its environmental credentials as 2017's European Green Capital. Samantha Early paid a visit. When Essen was made titleholder for 2017, the judges praised its "admirable efforts" to overcome its challenging industrial past and reinvent itself as a "green city."
"02.01.2017 15:31:36" DW Environment In a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants, China said it would ban all domestic ivory trade by the end of 2017.
"02.01.2017 13:27:41" dw.com 2016 a record-breaking year for earthquakes in New Zealand With nearly 33,000 recorded earthquakes, including two in excess of 7.0, one part or another of New Zealand was atremble, on average, every 15-20 minutes.
"02.01.2017 11:51:18" DW Environment Niyokuru's assassination marks the first high-profile assassination of a government minister since the president won a third term.
"02.01.2017 09:33:52" dw.com German mountain catches fire on New Year's Day Firefighters are still working to extinguish the blaze in an operation that could take days.
"01.01.2017 22:30:00" dw.com Do animals mourn their dead? 2016 is over! Take a look at our 10 DW Environment's most popular stories of the year.
(10) Whales, chimps, dogs - animals seem to suffer when they lose a beloved companion or offspring.
"01.01.2017 20:30:00" dw.com Why we should be mourning the death of the Great Barrier Reef 2016 is over! Take a look at our 10 DW Environment's most popular stories of the year.
(8) At least 90 percent of the Great Barrier Reef has been affected by a global bleaching event.
"01.01.2017 19:30:00" dw.com Life cycle of a snowflake Not only the winter landscape as a whole is appealing - so is each individual snowflake. DW's gallery shows just how unique each of the ice crystals are.
"01.01.2017 18:30:00" dw.com Should animals have 'human' rights? 2016 is over! Take a look at our 10 DW Environment's most popular stories of the year.
(2) Animals have no rights. Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics tells DW why great apes should be legally recognized and why animal interests
"01.01.2017 17:28:00" dw.com Temperatures at North Pole undergo 'heat wave' Temperatures in the Arctic region have reached record highs in the past days. Climate scientists blame the development on global warming.
"01.01.2017 15:59:53" DW News If you didn't get the chance to watch some fireworks, don't worry: we've put together the most beautiful pictures from all across the globe. 2017 is among us! The DW Global Ideas team is wishing you a Happy New Year from Germany!
"01.01.2017 15:00:26" dw.com Pampering the natural way For thousands of years, people have used lotions and creams to make their skin healthier and more beautiful. The knowledge has been passed along from generation to generation.
"01.01.2017 12:09:08" dw.com Spectrum: Looking forward, looking up | All media content | DW.COM | 27.12.2016 Solve the mystery of a strange deep ocean sound, a joystick to help alcoholics avoid relapsing, and fly into space - and the future. Solve the mystery of a strange deep ocean sound, a joystick to help alcoholics avoid relapsing, and fly into space - and the future.
"31.12.2016 22:41:00" dw.com Flight with the Swans: The Arrival A British conservationist covered 7,000 kilometers in her motorized paraglider in order to explore the reasons for the animals' population decline.
"31.12.2016 21:39:00" dw.com The adventures of Jacques Cousteau In the 1960s and 1970s, ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau captured the hearts and minds of millions of people. The new film "The Odyssey" reimagines his life and passion.
"31.12.2016 20:37:00" dw.com The poppy war Southeast Asia produces billions of dollars worth of opium. For many farmers there, it is the only way to make a living. As a crop, poppy pays more than rice and corn.
"31.12.2016 19:41:12" dw.com Sarajevo tries to ease pollution Authorities in Sarajevo have banned half the city's cars in an attempt to ease air pollution. The concentration of hazardous air particles has surged to as much as ten times the acceptable limit.
"31.12.2016 17:43:31" Timeline Photos How to protect your fields from crop-raiding elephants? Beehives may be the solution many Kenyan farmers have been waiting for – with income from honey throwing an added sweetener into the deal.
"31.12.2016 15:22:18" Timeline Photos A fourth-generation fishing family in Northern Ireland is cultivating kelp to create delicious recipes. At the same time, the seaweed provides a habitat for marine wildlife.
"31.12.2016 13:14:08" Timeline Photos A German firm has developed a solar array and mini power plant that folds up into a container, and could allow African villages to take care of their own electricity needs.
"31.12.2016 11:08:33" Timeline Photos A Ugandan school is reducing its fuel costs with a biolatrine that turns human waste into biogas. And the clean new toilet also improves student health.
"30.12.2016 22:35:00" dw.com Myanmar's marine paradise under threat | All media content | DW.COM | 30.12.2016 The Mergui Archipelago had been closed to foreigners for nearly 50 years. Now, scientists are exploring the marine environment there. They've found that over the last few years, a lot of damage has been done. The Mergui Archipelago had been closed for nearly 50 years. Scientists are exploring the marine environment there. They've found that over the last few years, a lot of damage has been done.
"30.12.2016 20:30:00" dw.com Eco-at-Africa - The Environment Magazine This week in Eco-at-Africa: The fight to save Rwanda's wetlands, and why Africa is losing its donkeys. Plus, a mobile power plant from Germany and how seaweed farming in Northern Ireland.
"30.12.2016 19:00:00" dw.com Readers' picks: Top environment stories of 2016 DW readers had broad interests with regard to environmental topics in 2016. Here's a "top 10" of the year in review. Which others would you like add to the list?
"30.12.2016 17:45:01" Timeline Photos The annual Chitwan Elephant Festival in Nepal has been organized to bring humans closer to elephants and to boost tourism.
"30.12.2016 16:36:01" dw.com Landscapes, plants and fungi of 2017 Environmental and scientific organisations have selected these plants, fungi and places for the year 2017 to highlight their special meaning for humans and nature. Some look surreal, others are just beautiful to watch, so enjoy! :)
"30.12.2016 14:22:56" DW Environment Eggs, milk, wool, leather - animal products are part of our everyday lives. But not for vegans. DW reporter Louise Osborne tried being vegan for a week, and ended up asking herself: Is it really more eco-friendly?
"30.12.2016 12:31:41" dw.com Six data visualizations that explain the plastic problem Plastic has long since become an inherent part of the oceans. An estimated 5 trillion plastic particles are floating at the ocean's surface. The large majority of them are microplastic particles.
"30.12.2016 09:29:05" dw.com Zero plastic on Principe | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 27.12.2016 Trading plastic trash for a reusable stainless steel bottle. This idea, among others, is helping the island of Principe go plastic-free. The program has already eliminated hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles. Trading plastic trash for a reusable stainless steel bottle. This idea, among others, is helping the island of Principe go plastic-free.
"29.12.2016 22:50:00" dw.com Endangered fjords in Norway | All media content | DW.COM | 29.12.2016 Norway is one of only five countries in the world to allow tailings from mining to be dumped straight into the sea. Now plans are afoot to dump the waste into fjords. Fishermen, reindeer herders and residents are putting up a fight. Norway is one of only five countries in the world to allow tailings from mining to be dumped straight into the sea. Now plans are afoot to dump the waste into fjords.
"29.12.2016 21:00:00" dw.com Living Planet: Resilient cities | All media content | DW.COM | 29.12.2016 With most of the world's population now living in urban areas, cities will need to adapt and prepare for climate change. Some are already rising to the challenge. With most of the world's population now living in urban areas, cities will need to adapt and prepare for climate change. Some are already rising to the challenge.
"29.12.2016 19:00:00" dw.com Dodgy donkey business | All media content | DW.COM | 29.12.2016 African donkeys are being exported to China to meet demand for traditional medicine. Countries like Nigeria have banned their export to ensure they don't disappear altogether. African donkeys are being exported to China to meet demand for traditional medicine. Countries like Nigeria have banned their export to ensure they don't disappear altogether.
"29.12.2016 17:10:18" DW Environment With 2016 likely to be remembered as a disruptive political year, climate change and pipeline protests are among DW's picks for other top topics.
"29.12.2016 15:00:00" dw.com From plastic waste to hot meals | eco@africa | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 Temperature Bags tackle plastic waste by recycling it into a product that also saves energy. Food is cooked briefly on a stove, then transferred to the bag where it continues to cook. Temperature Bags tackle plastic waste by recycling it into a product that also saves energy. Food is cooked briefly on a stove, then transferred to the bag where it continues to cook.
"29.12.2016 12:55:04" dw.com World's oldest male panda dies at 31, remembered by many Lovingly nicknamed "Panda grandpa" died of cancer, but he also suffered from other age-related illnesses like cataracts, high blood pressure and tooth decay.
"29.12.2016 11:45:00" dw.com Conflict as Lake Chad vanishes | eco@africa | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 Experts say Lake Chad could disappear this century. With water and vegetation retreating fast, communities around the lake are coming under pressure – and into conflict. Experts say Lake Chad could disappear this century. With water and vegetation retreating fast, communities around the lake are coming under pressure – and into conflict.
"29.12.2016 10:15:53" DW Environment Every year, environmental and scientific organizations name selected species to be celebrated, or to highlight the fact that they are endangered. These are the animals of the year 2017.
"29.12.2016 08:12:30" dw.com Upcycling deluxe | eco@africa | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 Upcycling is environmentally friendly – and it's trendy, as an outfit turning old bicycle tires into belts, and the Berlin-based online retailer bringing them to an enthusiastic public, are proving. Upcycling is environmentally friendly – and it's trendy, as an outfit turning old bicycle tires into belts, and the Berlin-based online retailer bringing them to an enthusiastic public, are proving.
"28.12.2016 22:32:00" dw.com Togo's Smart City tackles e-waste | eco@africa | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 Lomé start-up Woelab upcycles old printers, computers and laptops into new products. They're also encouraging high-school students about how to get the most out of limited resources and promote a clean environment. Lomé start-up Woelab upcycles old printers, computers and laptops into new products. They're also encouraging high-school students about how to get the most out of limited resources.
"28.12.2016 20:21:02" dw.com Our beautiful planet Kissing under the mistletoe is an old European Christmas tradition. But mistletoe is also a “keystone” species that boosts biodiversity by providing food and a place for a whole host of other species.
"28.12.2016 19:02:10" dw.com Eagle's eye of view of the Alps As Alpine glaciers retreat because of climate change, golden eagles are being trained to soar above the mountains armed with cameras to document their vanishing beauty for a new nature film.
"28.12.2016 18:00:00" dw.com Eco-at-Africa This week: exciting recycling, from trendy upcycling to using plastic waste to save energy. Plus, the ranch where endangered drill monkeys thrive, and how drought fuels conflict around Lake Chad.
"28.12.2016 16:25:52" dw.com Somaliland's frankincense trade under threat Somaliland's wild frankincense forests are under threat as global demand for essential oils rockets.
"28.12.2016 14:48:16" dw.com Kazakhstan: Steppe ghosts seeking saigas | All media content | DW.COM | 27.12.2016 The vast grasslands of the Kazakh Steppe are home to the saiga antelope. When the Soviet Union collapsed, all hunting regulations disappeared. People used the antelopes for food and sold their horns. The vast grasslands of the Kazakh Steppe are home to the saiga antelope. When the Soviet Union collapsed, all hunting regulations disappeared. People used the antelopes for food and sold their horns. http://dw.com/p/1JIvd
"28.12.2016 11:52:48" Timeline Photos What do you do with your Christmas tree once Christmas is over? Just dispose of it? There are better ways.
"28.12.2016 10:01:04" dw.com Trash crisis forces Lebanon's environmental awakening Regular citizens are taking the problem of the ever-growing piles of trash into their own hands. This shift in consciousness represents a new reality for the government.
"27.12.2016 17:59:00" dw.com Harsh Mongolian winter threatens disaster | Business | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 Extremely low temperatures and deep snow are putting at risk Mongolia's livestock. It's a disaster for the national economy, and it's also a huge problem for thousands of herders across the Asian nation. While others were wishing for a white Christmas, in Mongolia, deep snow is causing problems for thousands of herders.
"27.12.2016 15:20:46" dw.com Cheetahs losing race away from extinction as African habitat shrinks | News | DW.COM | 27.12.2016 Britain-based zoologists have warned of a global fall in the number of cheetahs, the world's fastest land animal. They've urged conservationists to recategorize the big cat as an endangered species. They might be fast, but this is one race cheetahs are losing - is it time to recategorize the world's fastest cat as an endangered species?
"27.12.2016 11:24:29" An energy-saving solution to cooking? It's in the bag!
"27.12.2016 09:59:37" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"27.12.2016 05:23:00" blogs.dw.com Ice-Blog - DW.COM Ice-Blog Temperatures are at a record high and sea ice at a record low. The Ice-Blog is hoping for a "cool" 2017.
"26.12.2016 22:52:00" dw.com California to trump federal plans with local climate action | DW Environment | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 As Donald Trump prepares to enter the White House, America's role in the fight against climate change looks threatened. But US states like California are proving that local efforts matter.
"26.12.2016 17:54:01" dw.com Old junk - or technology of the future? | All media content | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 A start-up in Togo upcycles old printers, computers and laptops into new products. #EcoAfrica
"26.12.2016 15:12:00" Lake Chad used to be one of the biggest lakes in the world. But it is shrinking. #EcoAfrica
"26.12.2016 11:52:00" dw.com Germany's taste for home-grown ostrich | DW Environment | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 There are around 150 commercial ostrich farms across Germany. So how do the African giants manage harsh European winters?
"26.12.2016 06:03:00" dw.com Harsh Mongolian winter threatens disaster | Business | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 Extremely low temperatures are putting Mongolia's livestock at risk.
"25.12.2016 20:48:00" dw.com Living Planet: Dreaming of green Christmas | All media content | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 Christmas is a time for friends, family, food - and rampant consumerism. This week, we explore the alternatives for a more sustainable Christmas, from picking the "greenest" tree to seeking out the coolest upcycled gifts - and wrapping them without Christmas is a time for friends, family, food - and rampant consumerism. This week's #LivingPlanet explores the alternatives for a more sustainable festive season.
"25.12.2016 16:11:00" Upcycling is all the rage in Germany. #EcoAfrica
"25.12.2016 10:03:00" dw.com Living Planet: Christmas trees for biodiversity | All media content | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 What if cutting down your Christmas tree were good for biodiversity? Grown without fertilizers or pesticides, we visited a German project offering an eco-friendly alternative to the mass-produced trees we're used to from plantations. #LivingPlanet visited a German project offering eco-friendly Christmas trees. They are grown without fertilizers or pesticides.
"24.12.2016 21:45:00" Ever looked at where in the world the food in your fridge is from? As part of our #HowGreenAmI challenge, our reporter Kiyo Dörrer ate only local products for one week.
"24.12.2016 17:54:01" Timeline Photos Here's the final piece of wisdom from our Advent calendar in the lead-up to Christmas. Insight 24 on renewable energy and the energy transition in the USA.
"24.12.2016 15:00:01" dw.com Living Planet: Christmas without the consumerism? | All media content | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 The festive season is a time for family, friends and food. But Christmas is also a time of extreme consumerism, and has become a major drain on resources. Tamsin Walker tried to turn her Christmas green - and discovered that there's a whole lot more to it Tamsin Walker tried to turn her Christmas green - and found out there's a whole lot more to it than the color of the tree.
"24.12.2016 11:00:00" The world's first solar road has been opened in France. It will power the street lights of a small town.
"24.12.2016 07:22:00" dw.com Living Planet: Plastic or natural - which is the greenest tree? | All media content | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 The Christmas tree is the centerpiece of most households this time of year. But what's more environmentally friendly: a reusable plastic tree or a conifer grown for the purpose? Whether they are plastic or natural, Christmas trees are (usually) green! ;) But how sustainable are they?
"23.12.2016 23:47:00" dw.com China in public shaming campaign against polluters | Business | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 China is trying to to bring polluters to account after this week's outbreak of hazardous smog.
"23.12.2016 22:13:00" dw.com Living Planet: Eco Christmas market | All media content | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 Germany is famous for its Christmas markets, with their coziness, glitz and seasonal treats. But is there a more eco-conscious alternative to such consumer indulgence? We perused the fair trade, locally-sourced and upcycled fare on offer at a sustainable The German tradition of Christmas markets is big business. But is there a more sustainable, eco-conscious alternative to such consumer indulgence? #LivingPlanet
"23.12.2016 19:22:00" Timeline Photos Individual states could lead the energy transition in the USA, despite Trump. Insight 23 in our Advent calendar on renewable energy in America.
"23.12.2016 18:22:01" dw.com Saving Italy's truffles (not the chocolate kind) | DW Environment | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 Now a group of truffle lovers and environmentalists is trying to save Italy's white truffles. Climate change is endangering the country's "white gold."
"23.12.2016 17:12:00" dw.com Making my Christmas green, step 5: The tree | Environment | DW.COM | 19.12.2016 With temperatures in Berlin too warm for a white Christmas, Tamsin Walker is dreaming of green instead. But what would a sustainable Christmas look like, and what does it entail? The first challenge: Advent calendar. Mouldy rose petals, tiny turkeys and a tree named Tom: Tamsin Walker has been through ups and downs for this step-by-step guide to a more sustainable Christmas. Here's step 5. #HowGreenAmI
"23.12.2016 15:26:00" Solving Principe's waste problem.
"23.12.2016 12:13:00" dw.com Life on Drill Ranch | eco@africa | DW.COM | 23.12.2016 The drill is one of the world's most endangered primates. At Drill Ranch in Nigeria, baby drills orphaned by hunters have grown up to lead troops of their own – and perhaps secure the future of their species. The drill is one of the world's most endangered primates. A Drill Ranch in Nigeria is helping orphaned baby drills find their feet to save the species. #EcoAfrica
"23.12.2016 09:27:32" DW Environment Millions of chickens are being culled in South Korea to prevent bird flu from spreading.
"23.12.2016 06:30:00" dw.com Through the lens | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 Take a look at this week's most dramatic environmental moments.
"23.12.2016 03:51:00" dw.com World in Progress: Virtual Cows | All media content | DW.COM | 21.12.2016 These days you can invest in all sorts of things online. But did you know that you can even become an online farmer, investing in virtual cows? In South Africa, you can buy cows via a website or an app. Did you know you could become an online cow farmer? #WorldLink
"23.12.2016 00:08:00" Timeline Photos Christmas trees: Plastic or real? We summed up the environmental advantages and disadvantages. http://dw.com/p/2Uddb
"22.12.2016 22:57:00" dw.com 2016 set to be hottest year on record | DW Environment | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 The year 2016 is likely to be the warmest year since records began. According to provisional data, global temperature has already risen by around 1.2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times. Temperatures are rising particularly quickly in the Arctic. Ice sheets there are shrinking dramatically and "the ocean is going crazy."
"22.12.2016 21:12:00" dw.com DW - Global Ideas Step 4 in Tamsin Walker's green Christmas challenge: the food. "What to do if you are aiming for a sustainable Christmas dinner, but the guests want turkey, you want trifle and the kids want chocolate pie?" #HowGreenAmI
"22.12.2016 19:12:00" dw.com After South Korea, Japan, China discovers two more cases of human bird flu | News | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 South Korea and Japan have already ordered the killing of tens of millions of birds in the past month.
"22.12.2016 17:23:01" dw.com A visit with the ostriches of the Rhineland | All media content | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 Our reporter visited an unusual ostrich farm - in Germany!
"22.12.2016 15:57:00" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post For the next show we travelled to Príncipe Island, which is pushing to become plastic-free by 2020. Which photo do you want to see as this week's Global Ideas banner? Like your favorite to vote for it!
"22.12.2016 15:01:00" dw.com Trees with character - for a very biodiverse Christmas | DW Environment | DW.COM | 22.12.2016 What if cutting down Christmas trees were good for biodiversity? Check out this German campaign.
"22.12.2016 13:30:01" Timeline Photos Here's insight 22 in our Advent calendar on renewable energy in the USA and on the country's energy transition.
"22.12.2016 09:11:07" DW Environment Is the US Arctic drilling ban too little too late?
"22.12.2016 06:02:00" dw.com What do fishing and family planning have in common? | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 20.12.2016 The connection between family size and biodiversity is now part of the discussion among conservationists.
"22.12.2016 03:12:00" dw.com Organization works to rescue sea turtles | All media content | DW.COM | 20.12.2016 In Cape Verde, the habitat of sea turtles is still being destroyed - and their eggs are still enjoyed by many as a delicacy.
"21.12.2016 22:13:00" dw.com Making my Christmas green, step 3: Candles | Environment | DW.COM | 21.12.2016 Step 3 of the #HowGreenAmI Christmas challenge: Our reporter Tamsin Walker struggles to find a sustainable alternative to paraffin-based candles.
"21.12.2016 20:13:00" dw.com US, Canada ban Arctic oil and gas drilling | News | DW.COM | 20.12.2016 The Arctic oil and gas drilling ban "is a historic victory in our fight to save our Arctic and Atlantic waters, marine life and coastal communities."
"21.12.2016 18:02:00" dw.com Christmas trees: Plastic or real? That's the eco-question | DW Environment | DW.COM | 21.12.2016 If you celebrate Christmas, what tree will you chose this year?
"21.12.2016 16:04:00" dw.com The Red List of Threatened Species | All media content | DW.COM | 21.12.2016 According to the Red List of threatened species compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Madagascar's lemurs are among world's most endangered mammals. Nearly 24,000 plant and animal species are currently under threat. Madagascar's lemurs are among world's most endangered mammals. Overall nearly 24,000 plant and animal species are currently under threat.
"21.12.2016 13:56:00" dw.com Making my Christmas green, step 2: Wrapping the gifts | Environment | DW.COM | 20.12.2016 #HowGreenAmI: Tamsin Walker is trying to find out this Christmas. She's hoping to make the festive season more sustainable. Step 2 in her challenge: wrapping the gifts.
"21.12.2016 11:33:01" Timeline Photos Some good news to help you through the week: The USA is moving forward on its energy transition, despite Trump. Here's insight 21 in our Advent calendar on renewable energy in America.
"21.12.2016 11:27:24" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo Around 10 million fruit bats travel from Congo to Kasanka National Park in Zambia every year. http://dw.com/p/2UJ4C
"21.12.2016 08:05:59" DW Environment A combination of solar energy and cloud-based technology is putting one Indian village on the grid. http://dw.com/p/2URht
"21.12.2016 03:11:00" dw.com Dangerous neighbors: German-Belgian nuclear agreement doesn't fix problem | Europe | DW.COM | 20.12.2016 "We know that there are a lot of hairline cracks in the reactor pressure vessels." That's what Germany's environment minister has said about Belgium's nuclear plants. So will a new safety agreement help?
"20.12.2016 22:37:00" dw.com Record pollution levels choke Beijing and surrounding areas | News | DW.COM | 20.12.2016 Dozens of Chinese cities, including Beijing, have declared pollution "red alerts" in the past few days.
"20.12.2016 17:38:01" Timeline Photos Insight 20 in our Advent calendar on renewable energy in the USA - and on the country's energy transition under President-elect Donald Trump.
"20.12.2016 16:02:00" dw.com Deepening divide over Elbe dredging | Germany | DW.COM | 19.12.2016 The banks of Germany's Elbe river banks are feeding grounds for migratory birds. Environmental groups argue the project to deepen the waterway would change that.
"20.12.2016 14:36:59" DW Environment Around 10 million fruit bats travel accross from Congo to Zambia every year. But the species is under threat.
"20.12.2016 11:57:00" dw.com Flight with the Swans: The Arrival | All media content | DW.COM | 19.12.2016 The 'human swan' - One researcher travelled 7,000 kilometers with a flock of Bewick's swans to find out why the animals are dying out.
"20.12.2016 08:16:36" DW Environment Tamsin Walker is dreaming of a green Christmas, rather than a white one. This week, she has a step by step guide on making the festive season more sustainable. #HowGreenAmI
"20.12.2016 02:44:00" dw.com Paper bags tackle plastic mania | eco@africa | DW.COM | 19.12.2016 The Kenyan government restricts the manufacture and import of plastic bags. Yet the country still gets through over 24 million each month. Challenge Gift Bags offers a paper alternative. Kenya uses 24 million plastic bags every month - even though the government restricts their manufacture. Now a local company is providing an eco-friendly alternative.
"20.12.2016 01:01:00" dw.com Tanzanian tree stumps slow desertification | eco@africa | DW.COM | 19.12.2016 Agricultural scientist Tony Rinaudo battles desertification in Tanzania by reviving the stumps of trees felled to create agricultural land. His methods are helping slow the advance of desert sands. One scientist in Tanzania has found a way to regenerate parched farmland. #EcoAfrica
"19.12.2016 22:12:01" Timeline Photos Let's start the week with day 19 of our Advent calendar on renewable energy: Despite Trump, the USA moves forward on its energy transition.
"19.12.2016 21:07:00" dw.com Ban on bear hunting in Romania | All media content | DW.COM | 15.12.2016 Romania has banned the hunting of brown bears, triggering uproar among hunting associations. They argue that large carnivores are a threat to villagers and a nuisance to livestock farmers. Romania has banned hunting brown bears - but some argue that could turn the animals into a threat to villagers and livestock.
"19.12.2016 17:59:00" dw.com On the hunt for dynamite fishers in Tanzania | Environment | DW.COM | 19.12.2016 Holiday idyll or crime scene? In Tanzania, dynamite fishers toss up to 50 bombs a day into the coral reefs - using a technique that, in theory, is outlawed. A task force is hoping to put an end to the dangerous practice. Tanzania's dynamite fishers are transforming reefs teeming with life into underwater deserts.
"19.12.2016 16:21:00" dw.com More than 150 new species found in Greater Mekong region | News | DW.COM | 19.12.2016 The World Wide Fund for Nature in Greater Mekong recently discovered 163 new species. The discoveries included plants and a frog so small it can sit on one's fingertip. Good news for biodiversity from WWF-Greater Mekong!
"19.12.2016 13:42:00" dw.com Northern China remains on 'red alert' amid thickening smog | News | DW.COM | 19.12.2016 As a five-day "red alert" continues across northern China, roads have been closed, flights have been cancelled and hospital visits have spiked due to the thick smog. Forecasters have warned that the worst is yet to come. Factories and schools remain closed as northern China chokes on toxic smog.
"19.12.2016 08:15:56" Timeline Photos Good morning!
"Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher." - William Wordsworth
"18.12.2016 23:29:00" dw.com Living Planet: Going with the flow | All media content | DW.COM | 15.12.2016 Water: we drink it, it gives us food and it's home to billions of creatures. But just how well do we look after our elixir of life? Water: we drink it, it gives us food and it's home to billions of creatures. But just how well do we look after our elixir of life?
"18.12.2016 22:00:00" dw.com Our beautiful planet These comb jellies, otherwise known and Bougainvilla britannica, were photographed in the North Sea off Germany.
"18.12.2016 19:56:33" Timeline Photos Despite Trump, USA moves forward on its energy transition. Enjoy our Advent calendar day 18. C3 IoT
"18.12.2016 17:48:03" Timeline Photos Which one is your favorite photo for this week's Global Ideas banner? You decide, just vote!
"18.12.2016 15:15:01" Timeline Photos Agricultural scientist Tony Rinaudo battles desertification in Tanzania by reviving the stumps of trees felled to create agricultural land.
"18.12.2016 12:49:01" Timeline Photos Off the coast of Tanzania, blast fisherman use homemade bombs to catch fish. The coral beneath the sea, once teeming with life, is quickly turning into a wasteland.
"18.12.2016 10:37:00" dw.com Living Planet: Cleaning up Argentina's dirtiest river | All media content | DW.COM | 15.12.2016 The Riachuelo/Matanza River runs through Argentina's capital city, Buenos Aires. And it's one of the most polluted city rivers in the world. Back in 2008, the country's Supreme Court ordered the authorities to clean up their act - and the river. Eight The Riachuelo/Matanza River is one of the most polluted city rivers in the world. Back in 2008, the country's Supreme Court ordered the authorities to clean up their act - and the river. Eight years on, they've asked for a progress report.
"17.12.2016 22:26:07" dw.com Living Planet: Going with the flow This week in Living Planet: Cleaning up Argentina's dirtiest river, environmental concerns over salmon farming in Scotland, dynamite fishing threatens Tanzania's coral reefs - and the volunteers who help injured turtles in Greece.
"17.12.2016 20:00:00" dw.com Inside Europe:Saving ancient varieties of fruit in Umbria | All media content | DW.COM | 16.12.2016 Italy is a country famed for its rich culinary offerings. But over the last century or so, the variety of produce has shrunk. Some regional and local fruits and vegetables have all but vanished. But some determined “agricultural custodians” are struggling Some determined “agricultural custodians” in Italy are struggling to keep local fruits and vegetables varieties from the past alive.
"17.12.2016 18:24:00" dw.com Welcome to eco@africa This week, Eco Africa out how tree stumps can slow desertification, go in search of WWII bombs off the coast of Germany, visit orphaned chimps in Zambia and ask how eco-friendly Christmas trees can be.
"17.12.2016 17:08:58" Timeline Photos Despite Trump, USA moves forward on its energy transition. 16 of 24 insights into renewable energy in America Advent.
"17.12.2016 14:14:24" Christmas tree- the sustanaible way
"17.12.2016 11:32:48" Solving difficult problems with simple designs Nigerian architect and artist Demas Nwoko has built a house in keeping with old African construction traditions. His low-energy home stays cool in the heat, warm in the cold and harvests rainwater.
"16.12.2016 22:50:00" dw.com Don't hassle the 'Hoff' crab: Scientists discover six new marine species A team of scientists has identified six new marine species, including a hairy-chested "Hoff" crab in deep-sea hot springs earmarked for mining exploration. A team of scientists has identified six new marine species, including a hairy-chested "Hoff" crab in deep-sea hot springs earmarked for mining exploration.
"16.12.2016 21:40:00" dw.com Captivity: Last hope for saving the vaquita? With less than 60 of the animals left, the Mexican government wants to save the endemic vaquita porpoise through captive breeding.
"16.12.2016 20:40:00" dw.com Living Planet: Saving Greece's turtles | All media content | DW.COM | 15.12.2016 Sea turtles have a hard fight for survival, migrating thousands of miles and trying to keep out of the way of boat traffic, fishermen and plastic waste. Some don't make it. Others are lucky - if, for instance, they're injured off the coast of Greece and Sea turtles have a hard fight for survival. Some don't make it. Others are lucky if they're injured off the coast of Greece and rescued by volunteers working for the turtle sanctuary at Glyfada.
"16.12.2016 19:30:00" Timeline Photos Despite Trump, USA moves forward on its energy transition. 16 of 24 insights into renewable energy in America.
"16.12.2016 19:05:21" A sanctuary for our closet relative A loss of habitat, a taste for bush meat, and a desire for exotic pets has led chimpanzees to the brink of extinction. In the late 1980s, enthusiasts opened a sanctuary for orphaned apes in northwest Zambia.
"16.12.2016 15:49:00" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post We were overwhelmed by your response to our leaf plate video. Who knew it would trigger such an avalance of comments. Thank you to our community for taking the time to share your views. Your comments (some of which you can see below) were varied, often
"16.12.2016 14:39:10" dw.com The Cult of Sacred Animals In India, many animals are worshiped and protected by people, while in central Europe almost all large animals have been wiped out since the Middle Ages.
"16.12.2016 10:13:09" dw.com Energy saving house - do it the Nigerian way Nigerian architect and artist Demas Nwoko has built a house in keeping with old African construction traditions. His low-energy home stays cool in the heat and harvests rainwater.
"15.12.2016 22:55:00" dw.com Living Planet: Salmon farming - sustainable food or biodiversity killer? | All media content | DW.COM | 15.12.2016 Much of the salmon on our tables this festive season could come from Norway - or Scotland. But chances are it won't be wild, but farmed. Is this a sustainable way to keep us supplied with healthy fish? Critics aren't so sure. "Living Planet" pays a visit Much of the salmon on our tables this festive season could come from Norway. But chances are it won't be wild, but farmed. Is this a sustainable way to keep us supplied with healthy fish?
"15.12.2016 21:40:00" dw.com A save haven for orphan chimps | eco@africa | DW.COM | 15.12.2016 A loss of habitat, taste for bush meat and desire for exotic pets has led chimpanzees to the brink of extinction. In late 1980s, enthusiasts opened a sanctuary for orphaned apes in northwest Zambia. A loss of habitat, taste for bush meat and desire for exotic pets has led chimpanzees to the brink of extinction.
"15.12.2016 20:26:29" Christmas tree- the sustainable way WaldDirekt connects shoppers with regional, certified growers who only fell the festive firs once an order has been placed.
"15.12.2016 19:12:28" dw.com Through the lens | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 15.12.2016 Join us as we take a look through the lens at some environmental events and moments from around the world over the past week.
"15.12.2016 17:55:45" Timeline Photos Despite Trump, USA moves forward on its energy transition. Enjoy our Advent calendar day 15. UC Berkeley
"15.12.2016 15:25:28" dw.com The leaf plate video The plates from which we eat are not bound to get people talking, but in the case of those portrayed in our recent web video, tongues have been wagging.
"15.12.2016 12:17:32" dw.com The Polarstern's journey to South Africa - liveblog DW is keeping up with the scientists on board a German research ship called the "Polarstern" as they travel from Germany to South Africa in search of clues about climate change.
"15.12.2016 10:11:43" dw.com Ban on bear hunting in Romania | All media content | DW.COM | 15.12.2016 Romania has banned the hunting of brown bears, triggering uproar among hunting associations. They argue that large carnivores are a threat to villagers and a nuisance to livestock farmers. Romania has banned the hunting of brown bears, triggering uproar among hunting associations. They argue that large carnivores are a nuisance to livestock farmers.
"14.12.2016 22:55:00" Timeline Photos Scientists are studying the Earth's soil to understand thousands of years of plant evolution.Pollen recovered from deep beneath the surface is helping them learn about the climate of the past.
"14.12.2016 21:32:12" Timeline Photos Despite Trump, USA moves forward on its energy transition. Enjoy our Advent calendar day 14. C3 IoT
"14.12.2016 20:40:00" dw.com How does working on a research ship look like? On its journey from Bremerhaven to Cape Town, the Polarstern crew have shared some stunning images, giving us an insight into daily life on a research ship.
"14.12.2016 20:11:57" Timeline Photos Celebrating almost 20 million FB impressions for the Eco@Africa webvideo on leaves being turned into plates. Take a look and let us know what you think.
"14.12.2016 19:50:14" dw.com dw.com Germany seen from above: Our #DailyDrone visits the straw harvest.
"14.12.2016 18:09:01" dw.com Living Planet: Froggy-style | All media content | DW.COM | 08.12.2016 Fighting to conserve the world's wonderful creatures, both big and small. And noisy animals, how we love the sound of some - but hate the sound of others. Fighting to conserve the world's wonderful creatures, both big and small. And noisy animals, how we love the sound of some - but hate the sound of others.
"14.12.2016 16:31:49" dw.com The don'ts and don'ts of keeping exotic pets Today is 'Monkey Day' but remember: taking wild animals into your home is rarely a good idea.
"14.12.2016 14:19:12" dw.com Eco-at-Africa- The Environment Magazine Tanzanian eco warriors use modern tech to save an ancient way of life and Norwegians fight for clean seas. This and more on Eco-at-Africa.
"14.12.2016 10:24:00" Do you want to know more about environment, biodiversity, climate, energy and sustainability? Follow DW Environment
"13.12.2016 22:55:00" dw.com Russian reindeer farming in danger Local officials are planning to cull a large number of the animals to stop over-grazing and the spread of disease.
"13.12.2016 21:35:35" dw.com The mystery of the dead Saiga antelopes Shock news came last year that countless Saiga antelopes were dying on the steppes of Kazakhstan. An aggressive bacterial pathogen is apparently to blame.
"13.12.2016 20:20:01" dw.com Can smart homes help the planet | eco@africa | DW.COM | 12.12.2016 A German company specializes in building smart homes that incorporate intelligent room and building systems. For example, they allow residents to control and program heating and cooling systems. A German company specializes in building smart homes that incorporate intelligent room and building systems. For example, they allow residents to control and program heating and cooling systems.
"13.12.2016 19:36:26" Timeline Photos Despite Trump, USA moves forward on its energy transition. Enjoy our Advent calendar day 13. UC Berkeley
"13.12.2016 18:00:10" dw.com My local foods challenge: How I discovered what eating green really means Eating local food is becoming increasingly popular, with regional products even being dubbed the "new organic." DW reporter Kiyo Dörrer tried out eating strictly local for a week - and made some surprising discoveries. The practice of eating only food that is produced locally has been attracting increasing followers over the past years. The "locavore" movement was spawned in San Francisco in 2005.
"13.12.2016 16:15:00" dw.com Reindeer shortage: Will climate change ruin Christmas? Santa Claus could face problems delivering gifts: Researchers have found that wild reindeer herds are declining, and that the animals are getting smaller and weaker.
"13.12.2016 13:57:40" CBD in Mexico: How to Save Species Mainstreaming biodiversity is a main topic at the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. But how can we mainstream nature?
"13.12.2016 09:44:24" dw.com Saiga antelope - a beautiful endangered species | All media content | DW.COM | 10.12.2016 The striking Saiga antelope originally inhabited large stretches of the steppes in central Asia, and has evolved to survive the area's extreme temperatures. British wildlife vet Richard Kock is drawn to the animals. The striking Saiga antelope originally inhabited large stretches of the steppes in central Asia, and has evolved to survive the area's extreme temperatures. British wildlife vet Richard Kock is drawn to the animals.
"12.12.2016 21:20:00" dw.com Nigeria's farmers adapt to climate change | eco@africa | DW.COM | 12.12.2016 In Nigeria, rural communities are facing the ongoing desert encroachment and increasing drought. One farmer explains how he's dealing with the new challenges. In Nigeria, rural communities are facing the ongoing desert encroachment and increasing drought. One farmer explains how he's dealing with the new challenges.
"12.12.2016 18:45:04" dw.com Saving Norway's fjords | eco@africa | DW.COM | 12.12.2016 Plans are underway in Norway to dump mining waste into Norway's stunning Førde Fjord. But fishermen, reindeer herders and other residents are putting up a fight. Plans are underway in Norway to dump mining waste into Norway's stunning Førde Fjord. But fishermen, reindeer herders and other residents are putting up a fight.
"12.12.2016 16:50:01" dw.com Exxon CEO Tillerson likely to be Trump's Secretary of State, US media report | His company is under investigation by the New York attorney general for allegedly misleading investors, regulators and the general public on what it knew on global warming.
"12.12.2016 15:19:20" dw.com Paris Agreement: Savior for the world's climate? Today is the one-year anniversary of Paris Agreement but is it the savior for the world's climate? http://dw.com/p/2SB4u
"12.12.2016 13:42:29" dw.com Orangutans trade videos, meet up at German zoo The Wilhelma zoo in Stuttgart is using unconventional methods to improve the birth rate of orangutans, an endangered species of which only 63,500 exist today.
"12.12.2016 12:20:28" dw.com Fish poaching in the South Pacific An estimated 100 million sharks are killed worldwide every year as a result of ruthless greed. If sharks disappear, ecological equilibrium will be destroyed.
"12.12.2016 11:02:19" dw.com Higher methane levels make fight against global warming more difficult "When it comes to methane, there has been a lot of focus on the fossil fuel industry, but we need to look just as hard, if not harder, at agriculture," said Robert Jackson, a co-author of the paper and professor in the Earth System Science at Stanford
"12.12.2016 09:37:01" Timeline Photos Good morning from Berlin. Let's start the week with day 12 of our Advent calendar. Silver Spring Networks
"11.12.2016 18:02:00" dw.com Can even a slight temperature rise cause mass extinction? A study suggests that even a little global warming accelerates mass extinctions, painting a grim picture for species around the world.
"11.12.2016 14:40:01" Timeline Photos Despite Trump, USA moves forward on its energy transition. Enjoy our Advent calendar day 11. C3 IoT
"11.12.2016 12:33:00" Green plates made of leaves
"10.12.2016 15:56:00" Crickets for breakfast?
"10.12.2016 14:30:01" Timeline Photos The link between energy transition and big data? This is day 10 of our Advent calendar. Have fun.
"10.12.2016 11:52:00" dw.com Delhi: Smog, sewage and mountains of trash How does Delhi deal with its smog, sewage and mountains of trash?
"09.12.2016 16:05:43" Drought emergency in Bolivia "We are seeing that various species of birds aren't around anymore." Worst drought in 25 years hits Bolivia.
"09.12.2016 13:39:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: French furor over frog romance A court in France is set to rule on whether 20 frogs in the Dordogne region should have their pond filled in. The pond-owners hope the court will overturn the judgment of the regional appeal court, wh Maybe people who eat frogs can't support froggie romances?
"09.12.2016 12:03:01" dw.com Games in the 'garden city' Bangalore Trash is a huge problem all over the world. In her blog, DW reporter Sella Oneko explores how India deals with its garbage. On games in garden city Bangalore.
"09.12.2016 08:57:16" DW Environment Facts on solar industry in the US. Today's day 9 of our Advent calendar. Enjoy! ☀ ☀ Day 9 of our Advent calendar goes solar. ☀
"09.12.2016 00:44:01" dw.com Let's talk about … deforestation Some people ask what the big deal is about deforestation. Trees grow back, right? Well, it's not that simple. Here's why. #EcoAfrica