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"03.12.2016 15:24:00" Tires from sandals? This innovative entrepreneur from Kenya shows us how.
"03.12.2016 10:36:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Kenya's fish wars Lake Victoria in Kenya is the world's second biggest freshwater lake. Fishermen in traditional sailing boats and canoes used to catch a wide variety of fish there. But the mass import of tilapia from There is such a thing as too much fish, especially when it's cheap imported fish that is threatening the livelihood of local fishermen.
"03.12.2016 10:24:00" dw.com Through the lens | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 01.12.2016 Here is our (environmental) look back at the week in #pictures http://www.dw.com/en/through-the-lens/a-36606052 #photography #photo #environment
"03.12.2016 10:22:00" #Giraffes are thriving again in #Niger!
"03.12.2016 07:15:01" Timeline Photos Green growth? California may be onto something here! Welcome to day 3 of our American energy transition Advent calender
"02.12.2016 13:03:00" dw.com Clash in German forest as red line is crossed | Environment | DW.COM | 01.12.2016 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 RWE. Under heavy police presence, the fight is about to get real. Activists clash with RWE as the energy giant starts to cut down an ancient forest in Germany to expand its lignite strip mining operations
"02.12.2016 11:32:24" dw.com Mountains of trash: India's waste problem - Part I | Environment | DW.COM | 30.11.2016 Trash. It's a huge problem all over the world - especially with growing cities. In her blog, DW reporter Sella Oneko explores how India, population 1.25 billion, deals with its garbage. A first dispatch from Germany. Our reporter Sella Oneko has arrived in India where she is exploring the issue of garbage. Today, she met with trash collectors in #Mumbai. #recycling
"02.12.2016 10:32:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Peruvian farmer takes on energy giant Living Planet: Peruvian farmer takes on energy giant 18318624 A Peruvian farmer is suing German energy giant RWE. Saúl Lliuya's home lies beneath a melting glacier in the Andes mountains. He argues t Talk about a case of David versus Goliath!
"02.12.2016 09:33:53" Timeline Photos It's the second day for our Advent calender on the American energy transition or "Energiewende" as we Germans like to call it. Here is the success story of the town of Palo Alto in California in terms of switching to #renewables and fighting
"01.12.2016 21:10:00" dw.com Amazon deforestation ticks tragically up | Environment | DW.COM | 01.12.2016 A sad record in 2016: the Amazon rainforest has suffered the largest reported forest loss since 2008. Environmentalists are very concerned about impacts on biodiversity and climate protection. Amazon rainforest suffers largest reported forest loss since 2008 http://dw.com/p/2TYgs #deforestation #conservation #rainforest
"01.12.2016 17:57:00" Timeline Photos
"01.12.2016 16:40:02" Timeline Photos In good German tradition, we're starting our own little Advent calender, counting down the days to Christmas. But ours isn't about chocolates, instead we give you 24 insights into the American Energiewende. Here's the first one:
"01.12.2016 09:40:32" dw.com Why Trump scrapping NASA climate funding is bad news for our planet | Environment | DW.COM | 29.11.2016 Advisers to the new US president-elect have promised to slash funding to NASA's Earth division in favor of investing further in space exploration. Scientists say this could devastate climate research. Just in case you weren't worried about Donald Trump's environmental policy yet:
"30.11.2016 18:58:01" Timeline Photos
"30.11.2016 18:31:01" dw.com EU climate plan aims to boost clean energy | Business | DW.COM | 30.11.2016 Under efforts to reduce energy consumption in the EU, the bloc's executive Commission has unveiled a clean energy plan aimed at boosting renewables, cut waste and reduce subsidies for coal power. A boost for clean energy in Europe!
"30.11.2016 14:17:49" dw.com Mountains of trash: India's waste problem - Part I | Environment | DW.COM | 30.11.2016 Trash. It's a huge problem all over the world - especially with growing cities. In her blog, DW reporter Sella Oneko explores how India, population 1.25 billion, deals with its garbage. A first dispatch from Germany. Our reporter is visiting India to learn more about how the country of 1.25 billion people deals with its trash. Check out her blog, here:
"30.11.2016 13:22:25" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"30.11.2016 13:22:25" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"30.11.2016 11:27:35" dw.com How China's climate revolution can stop global warming | Asia | DW.COM | 30.11.2016 With or without the cooperation of the US government, nations around the world have begun to take collective action against climate change. Could a new cap-and-trade market in China set a global example? If the US climate policy should get reversed under the country's next president, perhaps China could take the lead?
"29.11.2016 12:32:39" It's the worst coral death on Australia's Great Barrier Reef - ever!
"29.11.2016 05:28:00" dw.com Largest ever coral die-off confirmed on Great Barrier Reef | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 28.11.2016 Scientists say 2016 saw the largest recorded die-off of coral in the Great Barrier Reef. But it's not all bad news. It's the largest-ever #coral dye-off at Australia's #GreatBarrierReef. But there's good news, too. http://dw.com/p/2TOZ7
"28.11.2016 18:33:00" dw.com Fishing for survival in Senegal | eco@africa | DW.COM | 28.11.2016 Senegalese fishermen are under threat from foreign trawlers, which are accused of taking twice their permitted catch. This not only robs locals of their livelihoods but upsets the marine ecosystem. The fishermen along Senegal's coast are running out of fish but it's not their fault!
"28.11.2016 17:22:30" dw.com Turning city smog into stunning jewelry | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 28.11.2016 What if you could turn air pollution into something precious? http://dw.com/p/2TNqy
"28.11.2016 14:36:00" dw.com Green route to poverty eradication | eco@africa | DW.COM | 28.11.2016 Recycle Points in Nigeria promote community engagement and environmental sustainability while also helping to fight poverty, stimulate youth employment and empower women. As Lagos drowns in trash, recycling offers new business opportunities and alleviates poverty - and cleans the environment, too! http://dw.com/p/2TLmp #Eco@Africa
"28.11.2016 01:48:00" dw.com Metered rickshaws making inroads in Cambodia | All media content | DW.COM Rickshaw rides are as popular as ever in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. Instead of haggling with drivers over the price, tourists can now take rides in metered rickshaws, or tuk-tuks as their called in Cambodia. Rickshaw rides are as popular as ever in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. Instead of haggling with drivers over the price, tourists can now take rides in metered rickshaws.
"27.11.2016 22:21:00" blogs.dw.com Ice-Blog - DW.COM Scientists say the Arctic archipelago of #Svalbard has seen such extreme warmth this year that the average annual temperature could end up above freezing for the first time on record.
"27.11.2016 18:29:00" Raging fires in Peru Rescue operations underway to save animals affected by forest fires in Peru.
"27.11.2016 11:26:00" Making music for Madagascan trees #Berlin's Orchestra of Change collects money in order to reforest Madagascar, where people are heavily reliant on wood for cooking and building houses. #DYK that the fingerboards of string instruments are made of tropical ebony wood?
"27.11.2016 08:51:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: What does climate change sound like? What does climate change sound like? Lauren Oakes and Nik Sawe turned a yellow cedar tree into a piano solo. Just amazing.
"27.11.2016 01:10:00" dw.com Waste is not waste until it is wasted | eco@africa | DW.COM | 25.11.2016 Waste is not always waste - with the right policies and investment, eco-entrepreneurs can tackle poverty and climate change at a grassroots level.
"26.11.2016 08:40:00" dw.com 3D printing for wildlife conservation | eco@africa | DW.COM | 24.11.2016 A biotech team in the US is using a 3D printer to make bioengineered replicas of rhino horn they plan to introduce into the black market to ultimately put poachers out of business. They make 3 D printed replicas of rhino horn they plan to introduce into the black market to ultimately put poachers out of business.
"26.11.2016 01:20:01" dw.com Anthropomorphic animals | Environment | DW.COM | 24.11.2016 And the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards went to... Look through these extremely funny snaps.
"25.11.2016 16:40:17" DW Environment Solar panels on roofs are commonplace, but can the sunlight that hits building facades be used to generate power? Researchers at the Universität Kassel say "yes". #EcoAfrica Super special concrete generates power.
"25.11.2016 11:09:40" DW Environment Nearly 70 % of the Kenyan population relies on costly and environmentally damaging energy sources. But a green transtion is underway, as ever more Kenyans turn to solar power to meet their daily energy needs. ☀ More and more Kenyans turn to solar power ☀
"25.11.2016 08:06:16" dw.com Peruvian farmer sues German energy firm RWE | Environment | DW.COM Melting glaciers are threatening this farmer's home and city. The causes are climate change and German energy firm RWE's huge carbon emissions, he alleges.
"24.11.2016 20:55:01" dw.com Through the lens | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 24.11.2016 Here's our look back at some environmental events and moments over the past week.
"24.11.2016 16:48:35" DW Environment From trash to cash in Lagos. Chioma Ukonu, her RecyclePoints and a win-win-win-situation. #EcoAfrica Recycling project helps Lagos to get rid of waste. #EcoAfrica
"24.11.2016 16:43:00" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post For next week, our reporter travel to an island in Lake Victoria where chimpanzees have found a refuge. Which one is your favorite photo for next week's Global Ideas banner?
"24.11.2016 13:55:01" Timeline Photos The threatened Colias hyale was voted butterfly of the year 2017 by the NGO Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland.
"24.11.2016 11:39:00" dw.com Thanksgiving in the U.S. | All media content | DW.COM | 23.11.2016 For the last time, President Obama will pardon a turkey. Since 2009, the president always pardoned two poultry at the request of his daughters. It will be up to President-elect Donald Trump to be as gracious next year. Since 2009, President Obama always pardoned two turkeys at the request of his daughters. This year, for the last time... at least as US President. Happy #Thanksgiving.
"24.11.2016 09:28:06" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"24.11.2016 09:28:06" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"24.11.2016 03:56:00" dw.com Dodo skeleton fetches thousands at auction | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 23.11.2016 A private collector has paid over $400,000 for a rare dodo skeleton. The dodo died out in the 17th century due to hunting and habitat degradation. The dodo died out in the 17th century due to hunting and habitat degradation. Now a private collector has paid over $400,000 for a rare skeleton.
"23.11.2016 18:47:01" Costa Rica's 'egg deal' Costa Rica's 'egg deal' helps to save turtles.
"23.11.2016 16:43:28" Bambi - dead or alive? As good an actor as Bambi... Man puts live deer in truck thinking it's dead.
"23.11.2016 14:58:21" dw.com Face-to-face with paper animals | All media content | DW.COM | 23.11.2016 A chance encounter in Africa prompted Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama to create lifelike animal sculptures from rolled-up newspapers. She wants to remind humans that we share the planet with other creatures. A chance encounter in Africa prompted Japanese artist Chie Hitotsuyama.studio to create lifelike animal sculptures from rolled-up newspapers. Wonderfully beautiful!
"23.11.2016 12:29:12" Timeline Photos Bird flu spreads in Germany. Cases have recently been registered throughout the country. http://dw.com/p/2T6xh
"23.11.2016 08:12:07" dw.com Trump appears to soften stance on climate change | News | DW.COM | 23.11.2016 US President-elect Trump appears to have changed his tune on climate change, saying there is "some connectivity" with human activity. He also rowed back from a pledge to investigate former rival Hillary Clinton. US President-elect #Trump appears to have changed his tune on climate change, saying there is "some connectivity" with human activity.
"23.11.2016 06:29:00" Dancing on volcanoes Volcano watching has become big business in Iceland. But the risks involved pose a challenge to local authorities, who are responsible for the safety of tourists.
"23.11.2016 00:02:01" Timeline Photos The forests and grasslands sweeping down to the Kenyan coast are rich with flowering plants that offer a feast for bees. Local farmers profit from their honey – as well as the crops they pollinate. http://dw.com/p/2SzNU
"22.11.2016 17:48:00" dw.com Ant species cultivates coffee for accommodation | Science | DW.COM | 22.11.2016 Scientists on the island of Fiji have discovered a type of ant that plants, fertilizes and guards its own coffee crops. The industrious creatures have been perfecting their agricultural know-how for millions of years. #DYK that ants cultivate their own coffee? Scientists on the island of Fiji have discovered a type of ant that plants, fertilizes and guards its own coffee crops.
"22.11.2016 14:03:01" Timeline Photos Victoria Falls – or Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning “smoke that thunders” – is over 100 meters high and generates electricity for #Zimbabwe and #Zambia. But in recent years drought has reduced its incredible power. http://dw.com/p/2Su1H
"22.11.2016 10:40:59" dw.com Changing toilet habits | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 22.11.2016 India's ambitious program to stop #opendefecation is not just about building toilets. The real challenge is to motivate people to use them.
"22.11.2016 10:03:42" dw.com EU acts against dangerous (animal) immigrants | Environment | DW.COM | 22.11.2016 Welcomed - or feared and hated: Europe is home to hundreds of nonnative animal and plant species. They affect ecosystems and harm biodiversity - and cause millions in damage. Now, the EU is acting to stop their spread. Welcomed - or feared and hated: Europe is home to hundreds of nonnative animal and plant species. They affect ecosystems and harm biodiversity - and cause millions in damage. Now, the EU is acting to stop their spread.
"22.11.2016 00:57:00" dw.com Jasmine by moonlight | eco@africa | DW.COM | 21.11.2016 Pollinated by moths, jasmine releases its heady aroma only at night. For the women who harvest the organic blooms on Nile Delta plantations, that means a working day that begins after dark. Pollinated by moths, jasmine releases its heady aroma only at night. For the women who harvest the organic blooms on Nile Delta plantations, that means a working day that begins after dark. #EcoAfrica
"21.11.2016 16:42:12" Climate Central Rising seas mean drainage pipes are now partially submerged during extreme high tides. And with water comes sea life, starting with fish (and octopi).
(via Miami Herald) We better get used to seeing sea creatures in traditionally dry spaces.
"21.11.2016 16:32:22" dw.com Nigeria's own inconvenient truth | eco@africa | DW.COM | 21.11.2016 A documentary film inspired by An Inconvenient Truth and entitled Nowhere to Run offers a warts and all look at how climate change is impacting livelihoods, the environment, social structures and national security. A documentary film inspired by An Inconvenient Truth and entitled 'Nowhere to Run' offers a warts and all look at how climate change is impacting livelihoods, the environment, social structures and national security in Nigeria.
"21.11.2016 13:22:55" DW Environment Tech geeks went green at #COP22, showcasing smart ideas to light up our world – and protect the climate. New green tech from United Nations climate conference. UNFCCC
"21.11.2016 12:28:16" dw.com Degrowth - is it time for a new kind of economics? | Environment | DW.COM | 21.11.2016 Growth! Growth! Growth! Is it time for a new kind of economics?
"21.11.2016 10:34:58" soundcloud.com Living Planet: The sound of science Calls for climate action, is it time for civil society to take the lead? Plus, the tragic tale of how a yellow cedar tree became a piano solo. Producer/Presenter: Charlotta Lomas @charlottalomas Fo The sad music of a cedar tree, drought-proof seeds - and a new chapter for climate activists. All on this week's #LivingPlanet.
"21.11.2016 06:42:00" The plastic pirates aren't after gold - they're hunting for trash on Germany's coasts and in its rivers. #EcoAfrica http://dw.com/p/2SouE
"20.11.2016 17:08:01" dw.com Documentaries - No Room for Sweden's Reindeer | All media content | DW.COM | 18.11.2016 Sweden's far north is still home to 20,000 indigenous Sami. Their culture is based on reindeer. But wind farms and mining drive away the animals and they can no longer find enough food. The suicide rate amongst the Sami population is high. Reindeer are under threat in Sweden. And so is the indigenous Sami population, whose culture depends on them.
"20.11.2016 16:02:00" dw.com Living Planet: The sound of science | All media content | DW.COM | 17.11.2016 Calls for climate action, is it time for civil society to take the lead? Plus, the tragic tale of how a yellow cedar tree became a piano solo. The sad music of a cedar tree, drought-proof seeds - and a new chapter for climate activists. All on this week's #LivingPlanet.
"20.11.2016 09:38:00" Is the thought of Monday bringing you down? Kick back and relax with some seals. #SealSundy
"19.11.2016 17:23:01" dw.com Could the EU impose a carbon tax on US goods to pressure Trump? | Environment | DW.COM | 17.11.2016 Tit for tat - an EU carbon tax if US President-elect Donald Trump pulls out of the Paris Agreement. How realistic is the idea?
"19.11.2016 11:08:00" dw.com Living Planet: Civic groups still optimistic | All media content | DW.COM | 17.11.2016 Donald Trump's election victory has put a dampener on the UN climate talks in Marrakesh. The president-elect has said he wants to cut all funding to climate change initiatives and pull out of the historic Paris Agreement. At the conference Green Zone, we US President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants to cut all funding to climate change initiatives and pull out of the historic Paris Agreement. At the climate conference, civic groups were reassessing their role in protecting the environment after his
"19.11.2016 09:14:00" "If the killing continues there will be no rhinos or elephants left."
"18.11.2016 22:42:00" dw.com Can Trump really back out of the climate deal? | Environment | DW.COM | 18.11.2016 Donald Trump has vowed to "cancel" the Paris Agreement - his tapping of a climate denier to run the nation's leading environmental agency is just one sign he intends to deliver. But how would that work, exactly? "And even if Trump does follow through, it could result in significant pushback." A fact check for the US president-elect's promise to pull out of the Paris Agreement.
"18.11.2016 17:12:00" A sneak peek into what else is going on at #COP22 - including the integration of gender into climate policy.
"18.11.2016 16:50:00" dw.com German Environment Minister at climate talks | All media content | DW.COM | 18.11.2016
"18.11.2016 16:03:00" dw.com "There has to be action, there is nothing else" | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 18.11.2016 Donald Trump's victory in the US put a dampener on talk of the climate in Marrakesh. But as IUCN director general Inger Andersen tells DW, the world has understood and will march on fighting climate change. "80 percent of the ecosystem processes that make life on earth possible are beginning to see an impact of climate change." A call to action from the head of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
"18.11.2016 15:05:00" dw.com Nations reconfirm support of global climate deal at UN summit | News | DW.COM | 17.11.2016 Nearly 200 countries have reaffirmed their commitment to a global climate change deal during a conference in Morocco. The UN gathering was overshadowed by Donald Trump's threats to withdraw the US from the global pact. On the final day of #COP22, nearly 200 nations have warned: "Our climate is warming at an alarming and unprecedented rate and we have an urgent duty to respond."
"18.11.2016 12:29:47" dw.com "Climate change destroys Africa's beauty" | eco@africa | DW.COM | 17.11.2016 Speaking at COP22 in Marrakesh, 350.org activist Landry Ninteretse says African wildlife and food security are under threat. What the continent needs most from the West is not finance but an end to extractivism. "Africans are not responsible for climate change. The struggle we are trying to address is a struggle we haven't created." DW spoke to environmental activist Landry Ninteretse at #COP22.
"18.11.2016 08:58:03" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post November 19 is #WorldToiletDay. This year's theme focuses on how sanitation, or the lack of it, can impact on livelihoods. Take India as an example, many people here are still avoiding to use toilets. We are discussing the reasons, next week on Global
"18.11.2016 07:22:00" dw.com Through the lens | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 17.11.2016 Join us as we take a look through the lens at some of last week's environmental events and moments from around the world. From beauty to tragedy, the natural world tells its own story. The environmental week in pictures.
"18.11.2016 05:16:00" In Kenya #EcoAfrica checked out a small business that is simply...buzzing.
"18.11.2016 03:14:00" Solidarity with #StandingRock from indigenous peoples at #COP22. #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife
"17.11.2016 22:13:01" dw.com So there's plenty more fish in the sea - but can DNA tell us how many exactly? | Science | DW.COM | 16.11.2016 Until now, the only way to count fish stocks was literally to trawl the ocean. Scientists believe that new DNA analysis could make the process a whole lot easier. Scientists are working on a new way to count fish. The method could help assess the impact of climate change on the world's seas.
"17.11.2016 19:24:00" Don't miss this week's #EcoAfrica! Nneota Egabe in Sokoto, northwestern Nigeria brings you inspiring environmental stories - from beekeeping in Kenya to the environmental activist fighting illegal amber mining in Ukraine. http://dw.com/p/2So3q
"17.11.2016 17:33:00" At #COP22, indigenous peoples say they feel shut out of negotiations.
"17.11.2016 14:28:26" DW Environment #StandingRock protesters make an effort to be heard by global leaders at #COP22 #inodapl #waterislife #dakota Indigenous people stand against the Dakota Access pipeline at #COP22.
"17.11.2016 10:05:43" DW Environment Within the next 30 years, the global energy mix will transform dramatically, according to the International Energy Agency.
"17.11.2016 05:01:00" dw.com Citizens across the world are suing their governments over climate change | Environment | DW.COM | 16.11.2016 Did you know it's possible to take legal action to fight global warming? European citizens have been doing just that. And now, youths in the US won the right to sue their government over failed climate action as well. "We are going to be affected the most by it." A group of young people from the US is suing their government over climate change. And citizens worldwide have brought similar cases to court.
"17.11.2016 02:08:00" dw.com Toxic lake turned power source in Rwanda | All media content | DW.COM | 16.11.2016 Rwanda is the world's first country getting power from a lake - and averting a natural catastrophe at the same time. Rwanda's Lake Kivu contains a dangerously high concentration of methane gas due to nearby volcanic activity. Extracting the gas could save Rwanda's Lake Kivu contains a dangerously high concentration of methane gas. Now saving the lake is generating power.
"16.11.2016 22:08:01" How are indigenous peoples being affected by climate change? We found out at the climate conference in Marrakesh.
"16.11.2016 20:05:00" dw.com Kerry tells international conference Trump may shift on climate change | News | DW.COM | 16.11.2016 The top US diplomat didn't pretend to have any inside knowledge of Trump's climate plan, but said issues often look different once in office. One Trump insider said the president-elect remained eager to abandon the deal "At some point, even the strongest skeptic has to acknowledge that something disturbing is happening." US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke about Trump and climate change at #COP22.
"16.11.2016 17:44:02" dw.com Walnut trees for future generations | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 16.11.2016 The largest naturally grown walnut forest in the world provides a livelihood for many people - but the forest is slowly dying. A new sustainable approach is supposed to save it. Many livelihoods depend on walnuts in Kyrgyzstan. But the world's largest natural walnut forest is slowly dying. Now a new sustainable approach is supposed to save it.
"16.11.2016 16:14:01" dw.com At the crossroads of development and conservation | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 16.11.2016 Barely an hour's drive from India's capital New Delhi lies the sacred grove of Mangar Bani. The ancient forest is at the heart of a conflict that pits the environment and tradition against development and politics. This conflict pits glitzy malls against sacred trees.
"16.11.2016 13:06:00" dw.com Spectrum: All about the animals | All media content | DW.COM | 15.11.2016 An African virus has been killing lots of blackbirds in Germany. A zoo in Prague has found an inventive way to finance itself. Lynx are coming back to Spain. And, is learning a foreign language your best bet for warding off dementia and other neurological Blackbirds in Germany, lynx in Spain and a zoo in Czech Republic - all on Spectrum this week.
"16.11.2016 09:36:27" DW Environment "Dealing with climate change is an important component of any poverty reduction policy," the author of a new World Bank study argues. #COP22 in Marrakesh could be deciding the fate of millions.
"16.11.2016 02:43:01" dw.com Dead Sea swim draws attention to lake's plight | All media content | DW.COM | 15.11.2016 Twenty-five swimmers from all corners of the globe are attempting to swim across the Dead Sea between Jordan and Israel for the first time, in an effort to make people aware that the famous salt lake is shrinking. The Dead Sea is declining by more than a meter every year, activists say. Now some of them are diving in to save it.
"16.11.2016 00:27:00" dw.com Could hydroponics help water-parched Jordan? | Middle East | DW.COM | 15.11.2016 The United Nations estimates that by 2030, nearly half the world will be living in areas of high water stress. Jordan, in the midst of a water crisis, is looking for solutions. "We don't lose one drop of water in this system." Hydoponic farming could be a solution for Jordan, one of the driest countries in the world.
"15.11.2016 20:36:00" dw.com Clearing the air after Chempark blaze in Leverkusen | Germany | DW.COM | 14.11.2016 Politicians want answers after a fire at Leverkusen's Chempark facility left locals locked down. On Saturday night, many Rhineland residents received a message telling them to stay indoors with their windows sealed. "We are proceeding on the assumption that the population and the environment were at no point endangered," German authorities say. But are assumptions enough after a fire at a chemical facility put the city of Leverkusen on lockdown?
"15.11.2016 17:43:00" Is climate change a security risk?
"15.11.2016 16:02:29" dw.com Mass death of blackbirds in Germany | All media content | DW.COM | 15.11.2016 In Germany, an African virus, the so-called Usut virus, is responsible for the deaths of thousands of blackbirds. Researchers at the Bernhard-Nocht Institute in Hamburg are investigating what exactly is going on. In Germany, an African virus has killed thousands of blackbirds. Researchers in Hamburg are investigating what exactly is going on.
"15.11.2016 13:56:19" DW News #MyRightToBreathe: Around the world, one in ten people suffer from air pollution. In New Dehli, alarming levels of smog inspired activist Parul Sharma and her daughter Preetika to start a campaign on social, demanding action against the toxic air.
"15.11.2016 10:47:00" dw.com Germany, Denmark step up bird flu controls | News | DW.COM | 14.11.2016 Germany's northernmost state is to increase biosecurity measures, as Denmark destroys thousands of German eggs. An highly contagious strain of bird flu is spreading throughout Europe. 30,000 chickens were culled and around 300,000 eggs will be destroyed. Denmark and Germany are stepping up measures to prevent a birdflu outbreak from spreading.
"15.11.2016 09:23:20" DW Environment Cattle hearders in South Sudan are always moving to find water. But climate change has made life harder for them.
"15.11.2016 00:26:00" dw.com Global carbon emissions level off, still too high: report | News | DW.COM | 14.11.2016 A new report has shown that world carbon emissions have stayed unchanged over the previous three years. However, the study points out that this is not enough to prevent the effects of global warming. A report has found that global carbon emissions have virtually flatlined for three years in a row. But is that enough?
"14.11.2016 19:22:00" Living in a passive house can cut your energy bill by up to 90 percent. Here's how:
"14.11.2016 16:49:32" dw.com Supermoon delights skygazers around the world | All media content | DW.COM | 14.11.2016 The moon is reaching its closest orbit to Earth in nearly 70 years. In places with clear skies, Monday's moon will appear much larger than usual. According to NASA, we'll have to wait 18 years for the next such "supermoon." Don't miss the supermoon.
"14.11.2016 15:10:40" DW Environment A report has found that keeping global carbon emissions level is not enough. "The real Houdini work of freeing our economies from carbon has just begun," scientists say.
"14.11.2016 12:58:00" The power of poop: One Ugandan school is reducing its fuel costs and combatting deforestation, all with the help of human waste. Are you also #doingyourbit? Tell us how.
"14.11.2016 09:05:52" DW Environment Good news for sea turtles!
"14.11.2016 09:05:36" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"14.11.2016 09:05:36" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"11.11.2016 16:04:45" DW Science Did you know the reason?
"10.11.2016 20:50:00" dw.com A superhero for Ghana's frogs | Environment | DW.COM | 10.11.2016 Biologist Gilbert Adum loves Ghana's giant squeaker frog. He's doing everything he can to make sure the endangered species doesn't croak. Biologist Gilbert Adum loves Ghana's Giant Squeaker Frog. He's doing everything he can to make sure the endangered species doesn't croak.
"10.11.2016 18:33:00" dw.com Trump prepares to dismantle US environmental law | Environment | DW.COM | 10.11.2016 Climate skeptic tipped to head the transition period for the country's environment agency, before it is shut down. The reach of the Endangered Species Act should be significantly curtailed, Republicans argue, so that species cannot be listed as endangered in one location if they exist in healthy numbers in another location.
Bad news for biodiversity?
"10.11.2016 15:55:02" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post Next week, we visit the largest natural walnut forest in the world in southern Kirgistan. Check out these beautiful banners and chose your favorite!
"10.11.2016 15:13:23" Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in decades - but reforesting the country could help... #EcoAfrica
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"10.11.2016 10:56:07" DW Global Society Though Germany is a highly industrialised country, it is also home to vast swathes of forest, which is a source of national pride and for some, national identity. Take a trip into the woods to see what the love is all about. http://dw.com/p/2S6kP
"10.11.2016 06:31:00" dw.com Food security on the table at Marrakesh | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 08.11.2016 A year on from the groundbreaking Paris Agreement, COP22 talks aim to make good on last year's commitment to fight global warming on several fronts. Agriculture is a big one.
"09.11.2016 21:30:00" dw.com Fishing for water in the clouds | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 08.11.2016 Water scarcity has long been a problem for those living in Morocco's Anti-Atlas mountain range. Harvesting fog for water could help. Could clouds be a source of water in a region where it's becoming scarce?
"09.11.2016 19:29:00" dw.com Germany in the grip of bird flu | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 09.11.2016 Several states across Germany have reported cases of a highly contagious strain of bird flu that has also been documented in several other countries in Europe.
"09.11.2016 11:29:50" DW Global Society While one country has voted for building new walls another is breaking them down.....with bees.
"08.11.2016 20:09:00" twitter.com DW - Environment on Twitter “How important is #climatechange in choosing between @realDonaldTrump and @HillaryClinton? #ElectionDay #myvote2016 https://t.co/fhOpeJdQx9” How important has climate change been in your #Election2016 vote? Take part in our Twitter poll: https://twitter.com/dw_environment/status/795998994623299584
"08.11.2016 14:46:16" dw.com Why climate change has been ignored in the US election | Environment | DW.COM | 07.11.2016 One of the first results of Tuesday's vote could be the unraveling of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change. Yet the issue has barely come up in the presidential elections. Does that mean Americans don't care? Americans...don't you care? #Election2016
"08.11.2016 10:09:38" Kenya's 32,000 are being tagged as part of a conservation effort by the Kenya Wildlife Service and the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
"07.11.2016 19:33:00" dw.com Bees versus elephants | eco@africa | DW.COM | 07.11.2016 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. Sting like a , flee like an
"07.11.2016 17:32:00" dw.com The road to decarbonization: next stop, Marrakesh | Environment | DW.COM | 07.11.2016 A year on from the COP21 summit, the Paris Agreement has come into force. While that's quite an achievement, there's still much to be done - starting at the climate conference in Marrakesh. Can politicians ensure the Paris Agreement will not just end up as a piece of signed paper?
"07.11.2016 17:05:00" It might not look like much, but this delicious seaweed is changing things on Rathlin Island...and it's good for the environment! #EcoAfrica
"07.11.2016 15:57:18" DW - Documentaries Human activity and urban development mean natural disasters are striking more frequently. The loss of human life and economic costs are high.
"07.11.2016 06:32:00" dw.com Living Planet: Climate chief counting on COP | All media content | DW.COM | 03.11.2016 Parties to the historic Paris climate agreement will soon meet at COP22 in Marrakesh. The United Nations' Executive Secretary for Climate Change Patricia Espinosa tells DW what we can expect. The climate conference in Marrakesh kicks off today. To find out what we can expect, #LivingPlanet spoke to UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change Patricia Espinosa.
"06.11.2016 11:27:01" dw.com Climate host Morocco advances its energy transition | Environment | DW.COM | 04.11.2016 Morocco, host of the 2016 climate conference, intends to cover more than half of its electricity needs from renewables by 2030. In addition to massive installations, hundreds of mosques will also generate solar energy. Morocco is pushing for more renewable energy. There are even going to be solar panels on mosques.
"06.11.2016 08:33:00" dw.com Zebrafish protein gives hope for spinal cord repair | Sci-Tech | DW.COM | 04.11.2016 The zebrafish is known for its spectacular abilities to regenerate, including being able to repair its own spinal cord. Scientists are looking at one protein in particular that could help reverse paralysis in humans. Miracle fish.
"05.11.2016 20:22:00" dw.com Floods - Challenging our Future (1) | All media content | DW.COM | 30.10.2016 Serious floods are occurring more frequently - the sea level is rising, while cities are sinking. Many cities, including New York, are insufficiently protected. Some scientists believe that man must abandon them one day. Monsoons, storms, cyclones - serious floods are happening more often all around the world. And they could threaten our future. Find out more in this documentary:
"05.11.2016 09:20:01" dw.com WorldLink: Into the woods | All media content | DW.COM | 03.11.2016 Germany's landscapes are as beautiful as they are diverse, but there is one feature that holds a particular place in the country's collective heart. And that is the forest. It has featured in countless stories, poems, operas and was appropriated by the Forests have a special place in Germany's collective heart. They have featured in countless stories, poems, operas - and were appropriated by the Nazis as a national symbol. Tamsin Walker went into the woods to find out more.
"05.11.2016 01:55:00" dw.com Dodgy donkey business | eco@africa | DW.COM | 04.11.2016 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. Find out why Nigeria has banned donkey exports on #EcoAfrica.
"04.11.2016 20:57:00" dw.com Paris Agreement: Savior for the world's climate? | Environment | DW.COM | 04.11.2016 The global climate agreement is now officially in force. Parties to the treaty will work under this framework to prevent catastrophic global warming. But what's in the Paris Agreement, and can it achieve its goal? The Paris Agreement has come into force. But what's actually in it - and can it achieve its goal?
"04.11.2016 17:56:00" dw.com Living Planet: What's next for the climate? | All media content | DW.COM | 03.11.2016 As the Paris Agreement comes into force ahead of the COP22 climate conference in Marrakesh, DW asks the experts where the world is at with its ambitious climate goals. As the Paris Agreement comes into force ahead of the climate conference in Marrakesh, #LivingPlanet asks the experts where the world is at with its ambitious climate goals.
"04.11.2016 16:03:07" DW - Global Ideas As COP22 in Marrakesh is approaching we head to Morocco to visit a village that harvests drinking water from fog! Check out our report next week but for now here are your choices for next week's banner: Have you voted for next week's Facebook banner yet? Like the one you think would look the best :)
"04.11.2016 14:07:00" dw.com Living Planet: The question of nuclear | All media content | DW.COM | 03.11.2016 With the Paris climate accord now ratified, signatory countries will need to make good on their promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Finland is looking to nuclear power to help achieve its climate targets. However, the country's current plan to As countries look to making good on their climate pledges for the Paris Agreement, is nuclear power really a viable option for Finland? The country's plan to build another nuclear reactor is being met with fierce opposition.
"04.11.2016 09:52:45" DW Environment It's a historic day. But do you think the Paris Agreement will be enough?
"04.11.2016 05:52:00" dw.com Living Planet: The politics of climate change | All media content | DW.COM | 03.11.2016 As the climate conference gets underway in Marrakesh and America selects its new president, DW catches up with Bill McKibben - American author and co-founder of the international climate campaign group 350.org - on the politics of climate change. "Donald Trump has announced that he would tear up the Paris climate accords." Ahead of COP22, Bill McKibben talks climate change and US politics on #LivingPlanet.
"04.11.2016 00:00:01" dw.com Espinosa: Climate agreement 'lays the foundation for a different world' | Environment | DW.COM | 03.11.2016 Parties to the historic Paris climate agreement will soon meet for the first time, at COP22 in Marrakesh. The UN's Executive Secretary for Climate Change Patricia Espinosa tells DW what we can expect. "The climate deal calls not only for individual economic and political steps - it requires the participation of all people." UN Executive Secretary for Climate Change Patricia Espinosa speaks to DW ahead of next week's climate conference.
"03.11.2016 22:48:00" dw.com A walk in Berlin's parks | All media content | DW.COM | 03.11.2016 German historian Klaus von Krosigk is largely responsible for the preservation and maintenance of all memorials in Berlin's parks. The "gardener of Berlin" - Take a walk with a man who knows all about the German capital's thousands of parks.
"03.11.2016 18:32:00" dw.com UNEP: Paris agreement could fail to prevent global warming | Environment | DW.COM | 03.11.2016 Projected emissions for 2030 would increase the global temperature around 3 degrees Celsius this century - even if the Paris agreement is fully implemented, the UNEP's 2016 Emissions Gap Report warns. The Paris Agreement is not enough, a new report by the UN Environment Programme has found. It's an urgent call to action ahead of the climate conference next week.
"03.11.2016 17:15:01" dw.com Lebanon garbage crisis threatens to pollute Mediterranean | Environment | DW.COM | 03.11.2016 A seaside dump under construction in Lenanon threatens to make international the waste crisis that has produced surreal images of trash clogging roads. Ineffective EU-funded recycling plants aren't helping. Lebanon's garbage crisis could spill into the Mediterranean sea - and it may threaten sea turtles that lay their eggs on the coast.
"03.11.2016 16:08:02" DW Environment US President Barack Obama said engineers are now looking at whether the Dakota oil pipeline could be rerouted. Just hours later, there were new clashes between the police and protesters.
"03.11.2016 15:50:01" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post As COP22 in Marrakesh is approaching we head to Morocco to visit a village that harvests drinking water from fog! Check out our report next week but for now here are your choices for next week's banner:
"03.11.2016 09:30:27" DW Environment Each country that signed the #ParisAgreement made its own individual climate pledge - and there are dozens of them. So how will all the plans be implemented? The climate deal could get complicated...
"03.11.2016 05:44:01" Timeline Photos Climate change, fossil fuel and Donald Trump. Environmentalist Bill McKibben talks to #LivingPlanet in today's edition of the show.
"02.11.2016 21:30:00" dw.com What happened with Germany's climate protection plan? | Environment | DW.COM | 02.11.2016 Germany's glowing green credentials have been dented after it failed to agree a climate plan in time for the UN climate conference. Now the blame game begins over why Germany will attend the global summit empty-handed. Are you disappointed that Germany is going to the UN climate conference emtpy-handed?
"02.11.2016 18:16:00" dw.com Through the lens | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 02.11.2016 Join us as we take a look through the lens at some environmental events and moments from around the world over the past week. From beauty to tragedy, the natural world tells its own story. New Delhi - shrouded in thick smog. Take a look at the week's most dramatic environmental moments, caught on camera.
"02.11.2016 16:31:43" DW Environment "The fact that so much has already been achieved in the past is not an excuse for not doing more." Jens Thurau on Germany's missing climate action plan.
"02.11.2016 14:34:00" dw.com Sacha Dench flies like a bird | All media content | DW.COM | 02.11.2016 British researcher Sacha Dench takes to the skies in a motorized paraglider, following Bewick swans on their journey from Russia to England. Her aim: to find out why they are dying out. There are now 40 percent fewer swans than 20 years ago. One researcher is flying with the birds to stop them dying out.
"02.11.2016 12:26:00" DW Environment Another reason to move towards renewable energy...
"02.11.2016 08:01:46" dw.com My favorite - The steppe | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 28.10.2016 Like the ocean, the steppe seems an endless, vast expanse. In winter it appears desolate but it spring it awakens with life and is full of surprises. "It's like a sea of plants." One biologist explains why the Kazakh steppe is his favorite place. http://dw.com/p/2RqWl
"01.11.2016 20:56:00" dw.com Solar power for clean water | eco@africa | DW.COM | 31.10.2016 In much of Africa, drinking water is too high in fluoride, which can damage teeth and joints. A German project to install a solar-powered filter system in a Ghanain village is tackling the problem. How can solar power help with dental health? #EcoAfrica headed to a village in Ghana to find out.
"01.11.2016 18:16:01" Environmentalist are trying to give loggerhead sea turtles a chance to survive. In Cape Verde, human activity and rising sea levels have made them an endangered species.
"01.11.2016 16:14:01" dw.com Germany unable to agree national climate plan before UN conference | News | DW.COM | 01.11.2016 Germany will not have a national climate plan in time for a November UN conference, the environment minister has said. Environmental activists have criticized the delay, saying Berlin is not delivering on its promises. Germany's cabinet has postponed deliberations on a new climate action plan. That means the country probably won't bring one to the upcoming UN climate conference, according to the environment minister.
"01.11.2016 13:20:40" Timeline Photos Is it a fish? Is it a slug? No, it's a nudibranch. http://dw.com/p/2Rq2t
"01.11.2016 10:11:00" dw.com A haven for Nigerian wetland wildlife | eco@africa | DW.COM | 27.10.2016 The Eden Creation Care Initiative has transformed land scarred by mining, with an organic fish farm to boost the local economy, and a plant nursery that offers hope for Nigeria's threatened forests. In Nigeria one woman is turning an old mine into an organic fish farm. Here's how. #EcoAfrica
"31.10.2016 22:30:00" Timeline Photos #EcoAfrica takes you to Uganda this week: http://dw.com/p/2RvKN
"31.10.2016 18:30:00" dw.com Who cares about climate change? These nine celebrities do | Environment | DW.COM | 21.10.2016 Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary film "Before the Flood" will crown his environmental activism - and burn climate change into the public eye. But DiCaprio is only one of a number of celebrities acting on the issue. In the documentary #BeforeTheFlood - which is on YouTube now - Leonardo DiCaprio explores the subject of climate change. One reason why he's one of DW's top green celebrities.
"31.10.2016 17:30:02" dw.com Marine protected areas in pictures | All media content | DW.COM | 28.10.2016 Conserving our seas is a must. As awareness of the problems facing ocean wildlife and habitat grows, so to do the number of marine protected areas. Albeit slowly. Click or swipe through our gallery to learn more. 24 countries recently agreed to create the first marine protected area in international waters. Around the world, the number of marine sanctuaries is slowly growing. DW took a look at some of them.
"31.10.2016 14:32:00" dw.com Rescuing Romania's forest | Environment | DW.COM | 28.10.2016 Volunteers are fighting to save some of Europe's last virgin forest by painstakingly mapping areas under government protection. But they say a change of mentality is needed if the EU is to set an international example. "I want my children to have what we have. If we continue to chop down trees, there will be nothing left but pollution." DW spoke to environmentalists in #Romania who are trying to save some of Europe's last virgin forests.
"31.10.2016 13:23:39" dw.com Tourist wrestles with panda in Chinese zoo | News | DW.COM | 30.10.2016 A tourist was given paws for thought after poking a dozing panda that fought back. The man, who had been trying to impress his female companions, wrestled with his furry foe for five minutes before finally escaping. Don't mess with napping pandas.
"30.10.2016 10:00:00" 80,000 hectares of forest are destroyed in Uganda every year. Little Hands Go Green is an NGO trying to counter the trend.
"29.10.2016 09:55:00" On the African West coast turtle eggs are a prized delicacy. Tommy Melo and his organization Biosfera protect turtle nests, but their hardest job is raising awareness to stop the killing. #EcoAfrica
"29.10.2016 07:29:00" dw.com Researchers release bacteria-infected mosquitoes to combat Zika | Health | DW.COM | 26.10.2016 Bill Gates is one backer of a project that deliberately infects mosquito populations with virus-fighting bacteria. The modified insects will then, hopefully, take over local populations. A new hope of countering the Zika virus...
"28.10.2016 20:24:01" dw.com Living Planet: Rescuing Romania's virgin forests | All media content | DW.COM | 27.10.2016 The Romanian Carpathians are one of the few remaining pockets of old-growth forests in Europe. But the future of these forests is at risk due to logging and environmental degradation. Greenpeace has started documenting the forests with the hope of raising Greenpeace has started documenting the forests with the hope of raising awareness before it's too late - a report from #LivingPlanet
"28.10.2016 17:41:00" Nations have agreed to create the world's largest #marine sanctuary in the Antarctic!
"28.10.2016 14:33:58" dw.com Why is the new Antarctic marine sanctuary such a big deal? | Environment | DW.COM | 28.10.2016 From the Antarctic conservation meeting, Mike Walker of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance explains why an agreement to create the first marine protected area in international waters is a game-changer for species protection. "Today's decision is historic, it's the first time countries have come together to create a protected marine area outside of any country's jurisdiction," Mike Walker of the Antarctic Ocean Alliance.
"28.10.2016 11:56:01" DW Environment Environmental topics touch our lives every day - we help connect you to them. Eco stories from Germany's international broadcaster. If you like our Global Ideas stories, you might also like the stories we have on our DW - Environment Facebook page. Follow us here: https://www.facebook.com/dw.environment/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
"28.10.2016 10:49:00" dw.com Ross Sea in Antarctica to become world's largest marine sanctuary | News | DW.COM | 28.10.2016 Officials in New Zealand have said the countries that decide the fate of Antarctica have agreed to create a huge marine sanctuary. An area twice the size of Texas will become the world's largest marine-protected area. An area twice the size of Texas will become the world's largest marine-protected area!
"28.10.2016 09:37:52" dw.com Underwater artist Jason deCaires Taylor | Euromaxx Videos | DW.COM | 27.10.2016 This British artist creates huge concrete sculptures that are arranged to form huge underwater installations. The aim is to help revitalize coral reefs. A novel way of revitalising coral reefs...
"27.10.2016 21:42:00" Wildlife is in decline and by 2020, populations may have dropped by two thirds in comparison to 1970 levels, according to a new WWF...but there are reasons to be optimistc, says the wildlife organization...
"27.10.2016 16:51:40" dw.com Living Planet: Shining a light on conservation | All media content | DW.COM | 27.10.2016 We take a close look at conservation efforts around the world - and find where there's conservation, there's usually conflict. This week's #LivingPlanet shines a light on conservation efforts from around the world...
"27.10.2016 16:49:22" dw.com IWC closes whaling loophole | Environment | DW.COM | 27.10.2016 A key decision emerging from the International Whaling Commission could curtail Japan's exploitation of an exception to a ban on commercial whaling, which it claims is for "scientific research." "The International Whaling Commission can now harpoon any fake science programs aimed at hunting whales for meat before they begin," said Luca Nicotra, a senior campaigner at the advocacy group Avaaz.
"27.10.2016 09:37:59" dw.com Living Planet Report 2016: Still not too late | Environment | DW.COM | 27.10.2016 The WWF's new Living Planet Report is ready for you to read - and for inspiring action. Its findings are heartbreaking, yet also encouraging. Its message is clear: the time to act is now. Now is the time to take action before all our wildlife disappears!
"26.10.2016 14:34:05" dw.com Through the lens | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 26.10.2016 This week, Global Ideas is taking a deeper look at cities. Life in the metropolis can be tough - especially when space, infrastructure and clean air are at a minimum. But sometimes, good design can go a long way. Life in the city can be tough - but sometimes, good design can go a long way!
"25.10.2016 17:37:00" dw.com Scientists find clue to fighting antimicrobial resistance in devil's mother's milk | Sci-Tech | DW.COM | 18.10.2016 You may only know the Tasmanian devil as a cartoon character - the one that's out to get the bird. But Australian scientists say the real thing may carry a deadly weapon against dangerous superbugs. Taz, the cartoon Tasmanian devil, has nothing on the real thing! These small mammals could hold the key to fighting superbugs...
"25.10.2016 14:23:54" dw.com Saving Venice | All media content | DW.COM | 23.05.2016 Venice is often called “The floating city” because it encompasses over a hundred small islands in a lagoon. But every year, large areas of the historic city are flooded. Now, an innovative new plan to create a flood barrier to help save the submerging It's known as the "floating city" - but flooding threatens large parts of Venice every year. Could new plans for a flood barrier help save the submerging city?
"25.10.2016 11:45:55" dw.com On arriving and surviving | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 25.10.2016 "Tomorrow, I'm going dumpster diving with Melanie. Because we need what we get from the containers outside the supermarkets, and because they just throw it away. I don't want to sponge off Melanie. That's why I'm doing it." A fictional account of arriving
"24.10.2016 17:13:00" dw.com Dogs of Venice model for new photography book | Books | DW.COM | 24.10.2016 The book "The Dogs of Venice" offers an original perspective of the romantic Italian city through photos of its real inhabitants with their four-legged friends. Ever wondered what it's like to be a dog in #Venice? No need to wonder any more...
"24.10.2016 16:34:00" dw.com Despite whale sanctuary, no safe haven? | Environment | DW.COM | 24.10.2016 The creation of a whale sanctuary in the Atlantic is one of the most controversial issues to be voted on at the International Whaling Commission this week. But would it really protect the whales? Japan, Iceland and Norway have been the three main countries blocking the sanctuary due - environmentalists say - to their commercial interests. But would a whale sanctuary really protect the whales?
"24.10.2016 14:34:30" dw.com International Whaling Commission debates the fate of world's remaining whales | News | DW.COM | 24.10.2016 Over 80 nations have gathered in Slovenia for the biennial International Whaling Commission meeting. Japan's controversial return to its "scientific" whale hunts and a possible whale sanctuary will likely top the docket. "Whaling has no place in the 21st century. It's outdated, it's thoroughly inhumane," says Claire Bass of Humane Society International. It's a controversial topic and one that will be discussed at the International Whaling Commission. What do you think?
"24.10.2016 13:09:44" DW Global Society strange new beauty trend from Mexico
"24.10.2016 09:15:50" DW News Peck, peck, peck. "Damn, why isn't this working?!!!" Peck, peck, peck. What's the difference between a man and a tree? This woodpecker seems a little confused...
"23.10.2016 17:12:00" Anteaters Here comes a very "scary" anteater. Beware!
"23.10.2016 12:06:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Who's the fairest of them all? Bas van Abel came up with the #Fairphone, an alternative to environmentally devastating smart phones. This October, Bas was among three winners of the 2016 German Environmental Prize.
"23.10.2016 08:12:00" dw.com Our beautiful planet | eco@africa | DW.COM | 21.10.2016 Across northern Europe the fall season is underway, with deciduous temperate forests turning rich shades of red, gold and yellow. Fall colors on the banks of the River Elbe in northern Germany. If you see any aspect of nature you would like to share with us, take a picture and send us your images using the upload tool on our page, or by emailing us at email@example.com.
"22.10.2016 17:48:00" Scorpion manicure And now to the latest beauty trend from Mexico: a scorpion manicure.
"22.10.2016 07:39:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: UK government taken to court over air pollution ClientEarth has taken the UK government to court for what it says is a failure to tackle a crisis in air quality.
"22.10.2016 00:04:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: 'Appy' about recycling In Senegal the average person produces about 116 kilograms of waste per year. But a group of students in the West African country came up with an app prototype to try to get people interested in #recycling.
"21.10.2016 22:04:00" Elephant toilet paper? Yes, please. Paper made from elephant dung provides income for communities living side-by-side with pachyderms. Why do I have to think of poo paper...
"21.10.2016 21:45:00" dw.com Quito Habitat conference sets goals for urban development | News | DW.COM | 21.10.2016 Members of the United Nations have agreed to new guidelines to curb problems arising from rapid urban growth. The New Urban Agenda will help planners and leaders in making cities resilient. #Habitat3
"21.10.2016 17:45:00" Save the Frogs! When biologist Gilbert Adum came across the giant squeaker frog, it captured his ❤. His organization SAVE THE FROGS! Ghana is devoted to the research and conservation of the threatened amphibian.
"21.10.2016 13:35:43" dw.com Who cares about climate change? These nine celebrities do | Environment | DW.COM | 21.10.2016 Leonardo DiCaprio's documentary film #BeforeTheFlood crowns his environmental activism. But DiCaprio is only one of a number of celebrities acting on the issue.
"21.10.2016 12:16:26" Germany's garden of insects Markus Gastl's garden is a paradise of biodiversity in an environment depleted by agribusiness. Sit back, relax and just watch.
"20.10.2016 18:30:00" Bullfighting's back in Catalonia Spain overturns Catalan bullfighting ban.
"20.10.2016 14:02:02" dw.com The African penguin | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 20.10.2016 The African penguin dodges sharks, trawlers and polluted waters to get food. It's a small animal with a big personality and that's why this conservationist loves them. Their challenge is huge! The African penguin dodges sharks, trawlers and polluted waters to get food.
"20.10.2016 10:59:00" Hungry woodpecker Confusion of the week! Police officer or tree? This woodpecker returns to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Lodz, where he spent around three weeks before he was released to the wild. He keeps on flying back to the center to get food. This time his
"20.10.2016 09:00:26" DW Environment Environmental topics touch our lives every day - we help connect you to them. Eco stories from Germany's international broadcaster.
"20.10.2016 08:05:01" goethe.de FUTUREPERFECT - Stories for Tomorrow – Lived Today, Everywhere - Goethe-Institut An international collection of stories about sustainability pioneers, FUTUREPERFECT presents solutions for an ecological and just world. Whales are coming to the rescue of a New Zealand community for the second time around.
"20.10.2016 07:15:33" Azalea Azalea is a 19-year-old female chimpanzee and the star of the zoo in Pyongyang - a star with eccentricities...
"19.10.2016 23:01:01" dw.com Uncaged! When animals escape their zoos | All media content | DW.COM Not only #Kumbuka broke away from his enclosure. Click for more on the gorilla, and other "zoobreaks".
"19.10.2016 17:44:00" dw.com Student solutions to Ghana's water problems | eco@africa | DW.COM | 17.10.2016 Clean water is becoming increasingly scarce in Ghana thanks to population growth, agriculture and industry. But three brainy Ghanaian PhD students are working on clever ways to combat the problem. Clean water is becoming increasingly scarce in Ghana thanks to population growth, agriculture and industry. But three brainy Ghanaian PhD students are working on clever ways to combat the problem. #EcoAfrica
"19.10.2016 16:12:01" dw.com Berlin: Vegan capital of the world? | Environment | DW.COM Berlin has become a haven for vegans, with specialized restaurants, butchers and even sex shops. And although veganism is about protecting animals and the environment, being vegan in Berlin is so much more. In Berlin, vegans can find restaurants, clothing, sex shops and other products that satisfy their strict dietary and lifestyle requirements. Does that make Berlin the vegan capital of the world?
"19.10.2016 12:50:00" dw.com Open season for rat hunting in Jakarta | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 19.10.2016 Rats are a major problem in Jakarta. Now the city is trying to combat the pests by paying its residents a bounty. Rats are a major problem in Jakarta. Now the city will pay residents the equivalent of €1.40 for each rat they drop off with the authorities. Dead or alive?
"19.10.2016 10:29:00" dw.com Facts and figures about CETA | All media content | DW.COM | 18.10.2016 The EU-Canada free trade deal is expected to boost bilateral trade, but it also faces huge resistance because some fear it will undermine democratic rights as well as consumer and environmental standards. CETA, the EU-Canada free trade deal, is expected to boost bilateral trade, but it also faces huge resistance because some fear it will undermine environmental standards.
"19.10.2016 09:04:34" dw.com What's killing the scrotum frogs? | Environment | DW.COM Lake Titicaca has recently become a crime scene - 10,000 of these frogs have been found floating belly up at the lake.
"19.10.2016 02:30:02" dw.com India: Mumbai's mangroves under threat | All media content | DW.COM | 17.10.2016 The mangrove forests in Mumbai's Thane Creek are a resting place for thousands of flamingos for several months of the year. But pollution and illegal deforestation are destroying the trees. Environmental initiatives are trying to protect them. The mangrove forests in Mumbai's Thane Creek are a resting place for thousands of flamingos. These mangroves are under threat. Environmental initiatives are trying to protect them.
"18.10.2016 22:13:00" dw.com In search of the giant squeaker frog | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 18.10.2016 Gilbert Adum loves frogs. So much so, that he has devoted his life to saving them. And in that pursuit, he is helping to improve local lives - and making his mark as a bit of an environmental hero. Gilbert Adum loves frogs. So much, that he keeps on searching for them for months just to find one.
"18.10.2016 17:39:00" dw.com Nairobi National Park resists railway incursion | All media content | DW.COM Right outside the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the national park of the same name is one of the most accessible in Africa. It pulls in 150,000 visitors a year. But the planned Nairobi-Naivasha rail link will cut straight through the park for 6 kilometres - Right outside the Kenyan capital Nairobi, the national park is one of the most accessible in Africa. It pulls in 150,000 visitors a year. But the planned Nairobi-Naivasha rail link will cut straight through the park for 6 kilometres - dividing it neatly
"18.10.2016 15:52:06" Kölner Zoo Wochenlang haben wir einen Spiegel mit versteckter Kamera bei uns im #KölnerZoo im Boden vergraben. Dann haben wir abgewartet, wie unsere tierischen Freunde reagieren. Über das Ergebnis waren wir erstaunt und begeistert - schaut selbst!! Wer den Clip A fixed mirror and a hidden camera in a zoo. Thanks to the Kölner Zoo!! Enjoy folks.
"18.10.2016 13:23:00" dw.com Five of the world's biggest environmental problems | Environment | DW.COM | 11.10.2016 These five megatrends present major global threats for planet Earth - problems that must be solved. DW looks at causes and possible solutions.
"18.10.2016 10:55:00" dw.com Joel Sartore's Photo Ark documents animal diversity, one face at a time | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 18.10.2016 Yes, they look like models. The Photo Ark is National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, Photographer's multi-year labor of love to capture thousands of species, portrait-style, before they vanish.
"18.10.2016 10:32:55" Sanctuary Marine Bermuda Hurricane Nicole blew in some sea monsters... 14lb lobster, caught and released! Quite relieved to read 'caught and RELEASED'!
"18.10.2016 09:41:31" dw.com Great Barrier Reef: 'Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated' | Environment | DW.COM | 18.10.2016 The Great Barrier Reef is not dead yet, despite the obituary published in the Outside Magazine. It has since been shared more than a million times - and has sparked a lively discussion on #socialmedia. That made us clarifiy and provide some answers.
"18.10.2016 00:33:00" dw.com Fear, the all-embracing human emotion | Globalization | DW.COM What do #panic, crises of identity, ultra suspicion, hyper-vigilance, obsession, empathy and horror thrillers have in common? Fear - the focus of this week's special edition of #WorldLink.
"17.10.2016 22:22:00" dw.com Banning the 'super' greenhouse gas | Environment | DW.COM Hydrofluorocarbons, which replaced ozone-depleting CFCs, proved disastrous for #climatechange. Countries have now agreed to ban HFCs - but that may not bring as big a climate benefit as was hoped.
"17.10.2016 16:33:00" dw.com Chicken poop power | eco@africa | DW.COM | 17.10.2016 Many in East Africa do not have access to electricity. But one company in Kenya is on the case with its cheap, easy-to-use biogas system that harvests the power of organic waste and dung. Many in #EastAfrica do not have access to electricity. But one company in #Kenya is on the case with ... chicken poop power. #EcoAfrica
"17.10.2016 15:46:00" dw.com Through the lens | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 14.10.2016 Our week in pictures - We collected some of the most captivating photos related to the environment that we came across in our new format: 'Through the lens'. Enjoy
"17.10.2016 13:22:01" dw.com Living Planet: Food culture & politics | eco@africa This week Living Planet asks why starving people in northwest Kenya don't qualify for emergency relief and looks at how parasitic wasps are helping to ensure the future of food production in Canada. #LivingPlanet asks why #starving people in northwest #Kenya don't qualify for #emergencyrelief and looks at how parasitic wasps are helping to ensure the future of food production in Canada.
"17.10.2016 10:01:00" dw.com World's oldest captive giant panda, Jia Jia, dies aged 38 After weeks of deteriorating health, the world's oldest giant panda in captivity has died at a Hong Kong theme park. Jia Jia was a gift from Beijing on the second anniversary of Hong Kong's independence from Britain. The world's oldest panda #JiaJia dies aged 38. He was a gift from #Beijing on the second anniversary of Hong Kong's independence from Britain.
"17.10.2016 08:22:12" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo On Tuesday we take you to Ghana and introduce you to Gilbert Adum. He loves frogs. So much so, that he has devoted his life to saving them.
"17.10.2016 08:13:55" dw.com Banning the 'super' greenhouse gas | Environment | DW.COM | 14.10.2016 How bad are #HFCs for the #environment? Hydrofluorocarbons were meant to be an environmentally friendly replacement to their #ozone-depleting predecessors, #CFCs - but #HFCs have since proved disastrous for climate change.
"16.10.2016 15:55:00" dw.com Post-industrial agriculture: France's field-to-table approach to food | Environment | DW.COM | 14.10.2016 Farmers in France struggle with industrial agriculture and climate change. What are the challenges for farmers where you live?
"15.10.2016 16:45:00" dw.com Bangladeshi architect builds eco-friendly mosque | Asia | DW.COM | 10.10.2016 This woman built an eco-friendly mosque in #Bangladesh. We thought that was worth an #interview http://dw.com/p/2QwXX #islam #architecture
"15.10.2016 15:59:04" dw.com Silent poison making whaling a political hot potato in the Faroe Islands | News | DW.COM | 13.10.2016 Killing whales for food isn't just horrible for the animals but dangerous for those eating them, too.
"15.10.2016 12:52:01" dw.com The problem with soy | eco@africa | DW.COM | 14.10.2016 Here's the problem with soy and its impact on nature
"15.10.2016 10:45:17" dw.com 150 nations have reached an agreement to phase out HFC greenhouse gases | News | DW.COM | 15.10.2016 In a broad-based effort to combat climate change, representatives of 150 countries meeting in Rwanda have agreed to limit the use of HFC gases commonly used in refrigeration. Yes!
"15.10.2016 08:44:02" Istanbul airport impact In Istanbul, Turkey is building the biggest airport in the world. But at what cost?
"14.10.2016 14:14:04" Solar Backpack This cool backpack generates electricity and gives school children the light they need to do their homework.
"13.10.2016 15:33:56" dw.com dw.com If we want to feed the world, our #farming will have to innovate. Here are some ideas: http://dw.com/p/2RAqW #video #agriculture
"13.10.2016 14:09:45" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post We got a lovely message from the students at the Lycée Behanzin in Benin the other day. They are learning German and using our video reports in class! Let us know if you do something similar in your community!
"13.10.2016 09:33:47" dw.com How to reduce risks from mega-storms? | Environment | DW.COM | 13.10.2016 Storms are getting worse, partly due to climate change. But what can we do to limit the damage? http://dw.com/p/2R7AM #HurricaneMatthew #weather #climate #megastorms
"12.10.2016 17:47:17" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post Gilbert Adum loves frogs and has dedicated his life to protecting them. His work in Ghana is benefitting both the amphibians and the people living in the region. The report will be online next Tuesday but here we already have your choices for our Facebook
"12.10.2016 15:45:00" Organic farming in Uganda
"12.10.2016 12:45:22" dw.com Climate activists turn off key Canada-US oil pipelines in bold sabotage | Environment | DW.COM | 12.10.2016 Environmental activists sabotage Canada-US oil pipelines and block what amounts to 15 percent of daily US oil consumption
"12.10.2016 12:28:41" dw.com The crane - one of nature's real high flyers | All media content | DW.COM | 11.10.2016 It's about this time of year that farmer's fields across Germany make a handy fuel stop for birds flying south for the winter. Bird lovers often make the trip to known feeding spots for some impressive sights and sounds. Germany is a favorite pit stop for #cranes flying south for the winter. Check out our picture gallery.
"12.10.2016 11:05:18" dw.com Naked mole-rats know no pain | Sci-Tech | DW.COM | 11.10.2016 The naked mole-rat is an amazing animal and has long been something of a puzzle. The desert rodent feels no pain and ages incredibly slowly. Could humans not take a leaf out of their book? Wouldn't it be nice to feel no pain? Just ask a naked mole-rat
http://dw.com/p/2R7xx #biodiversity #research #animals #nature @MDC_Berlin
"12.10.2016 10:50:58" dw.com Thousands of rainbow trout escape into Danish sea after ship crash | News | DW.COM | 11.10.2016 Up to 80,000 rainbow trout have escaped into open waters after a cargo ship crashed into a Danish fish farm. Danes have been encouraged to take up their poles and start fishing, as the trout could damage the sea habitat. Talk about accidentally introducing an invasive species!
"12.10.2016 08:57:52" Energy and climate got a full 243 seconds during the last presidential debate ... introducing Kenneth Bone, the internet sensation who made that happen.
"12.10.2016 08:32:21" dw.com DW - Global Ideas Here you go: The world's greatest environmental problems.
Which do you think is the biggest?
"11.10.2016 13:10:39" comedywildlifephoto.com 2016 Monthly Highlights :: Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards - Conservation through Competition And now for something completely different: The #Comedy #Wildlife #Photo #Awards monthly highlights.
"11.10.2016 12:06:00" dw.com Cracking the bad eggs of the turtle trade | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 11.10.2016 How do you catch #poachers who steel #turtle #egg from the beach? By hiding some fake high-tech tracker-eggs among the real ones.
http://dw.com/p/2R6MK #seaturtle #poaching @pasopacifico @wildlife_tech
"11.10.2016 11:21:20" dw.com Five of the world's biggest environmental problems | Environment | DW.COM | 11.10.2016 5 #megatrends that threaten the earth http://dw.com/p/2QhJZ #pollution #deforestation #biodiversity #population #environment
"11.10.2016 10:50:00" dw.com Species preservation in Chiquibul | All media content | DW.COM | 10.10.2016 The Chiquibul Jungle in Belize is a national treasure. But species preservation in the vast forest region on the border to Guatemala is difficult. Efforts by park rangers to protect animals against poachers are costly. Chiquibul Jungle in #Belize is a pristine wilderness but trying to protect it can get you shot. A handful of rangers is taking the risk anyway.
http://dw.com/p/2Qzkf #conservation #poaching
"11.10.2016 08:40:31" Timeline Photos Good news for #sharks #whales and other marine life: #BP drops #oildrilling plans for #GreatAustralianBight http://dw.com/p/2R6Bl
"10.10.2016 18:01:01" dw.com Ever considered buying a forest? | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 10.10.2016 The idea of buying a forest sounds about as realistic as buying an island, but the Remscheid-based project 'Wald 2.0', gives everyone the chance to have a bit of their own woodland. All for the common good. You could own a piece of a forest and, while you're at it, protect it.
"10.10.2016 16:58:01" dw.com Bangladeshi architect builds eco-friendly mosque | Asia | DW.COM | 10.10.2016 Marina Tabassum has won an international award for building an eco-friendly mosque in Dhaka. In an interview with DW, she explains what makes the mosque so unique, and how is it to be a woman architect in Bangladesh. A Bangladeshi femal architect built an eco-friendly mosque. We sat down and talked to her about it http://dw.com/p/2QwXX #sustainable #architecture #interview
"10.10.2016 15:27:43" The dogs of Yangon #Yangon has a stray #dog problem and sadly, the animals are often poisoned. But there are better alternatives.
#worlddogday #doglovers #nationaldogday
"09.10.2016 15:56:01" Timeline Photos We are running out of fish. All of us. Around the world!
"09.10.2016 13:19:00" dw.com Digging deep to harvest India's rainwater | #doingyourbit | DW.COM | 07.10.2016 Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well. Digging deep holes in the ground can prevent flooding and provide clean drinking water! This brilliant idea from #India could work where you live as well!
"08.10.2016 17:06:00" Chiquibil Forest Chiquibil Forest is a pristine wilderness but trying to protect it can get you shot.
"08.10.2016 14:53:01" dw.com São Tomé NGO teaches sustainable fishing | eco@africa | DW.COM | 07.10.2016 Fishermen on the island of São Tomé are struggling to make ends meet. Local NGO Marapa hopes to restore their livelihoods by teaching sustainable fishing and conservation methods. An NGO on Sao Tome is teaching #sustainable fishing methods to local fishermen as they struggle with the effects of overfishing.
http://dw.com/p/2QzqH #video #SaoTome #EcoatAfrica
"08.10.2016 12:04:00" Timeline Photos Guess who is eating all the fish in Africa? Here's a hint: It's not the Africans :-(
"08.10.2016 08:57:44" dw.com Through the lens | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 07.10.2016 We collected some of the most captivating photos related to the environment that we came across this week in our new format: Through the lens
What do you think?
"07.10.2016 17:45:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Where does it hurt? Our Earth has a fever! Can she sweat it out, now that there's a new doctor - the climate pact? Producer/Presenter: Charlotta Lomas @charlottalomas For more, visit dw.com/environment or follow @dw_ec This week's #LivingPlanet is all about the #ParisAgreement and what else we can do to keep our planet cool. https://soundcloud.com/deutsche-welle-in-english/living-planet-where-does-it-hurt #radio
"07.10.2016 15:36:19" dw.com www.dw.com Exxon Mobil sued for 'climate deceit' in US!
"07.10.2016 11:26:19" dw.com Mighty ducks fight pests in South Africa | Eco-at-Africa | DW.COM | 07.10.2016 White dune snails are wreaking havoc on grape vines in South African vineyards. Ducks - and not chemical pesticides - are being used to fight them. That's good news for bees and other insects. How do you protect your vineyard from invading snails? Get ducks!
http://dw.com/p/2QzlP #agriculture #sustainable #organic
"07.10.2016 08:23:56" dw.com Aviation industry agrees deal to curb carbon emissions | News | DW.COM | 07.10.2016 The international airline industry has reached deal on limiting carbon emissions, billed as the first such worldwide deal for a single sector. Critics say aspects of the plan are unfair - or just too little, too late. Air travel is a significant contributor to CO2-emissions and the airline industry is finally taking action http://dw.com/p/2QzQM #climatechange
"07.10.2016 06:15:00" Geothermal energy powers up Kenya Hell's Gate National Park in southern Kenya is home to many wild animals - and several geothermal power plants. And there are more to come. But not everyone is a fan of the green energy project.
"06.10.2016 18:53:01" dw.com dw.com To brighten your Thursday, here is the "our beautiful planet"-picture from eco@africa for this week http://dw.com/p/2Qy4c #photography
"06.10.2016 17:20:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Your mama's carbon footprint is so fat.... Meet rap artist @BabaBrinkman who writes literary hip-hop about climate change. Interview: Charlotta Lomas @charlottalomas For more, visit dw.com/environment or follow @dw_eco "Your mama's carbon footprint is so fat..." - #Rapper Baba Brinkman writes literary #hip-hop about #climatechange.
"06.10.2016 15:04:00" dw.com dw.com DW interviews climate expert Niklas Höhne on what we need to do beyond ratifying the #ParisAgreement
"06.10.2016 13:40:00" Spain's corn battle #Farmers in #Spain struggle to keep their #organic corn #GM-free #food #agriculture
"06.10.2016 12:50:00" dw.com Meet the presenter: Edith Kimani | eco@africa | DW.COM | 06.10.2016 Based in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Edith Kimani presents environmental issues and solutions from East Africa. Meet Edith Kimani, our new co-host at eco@africa
"06.10.2016 12:28:00" dw.com Opinion: Hope for climate action, tempered by fear for the future | Environment | DW.COM | 06.10.2016 Although the unprecedented fast-track ratification of the Paris Agreement is a reflection of global society's concern over climate change, it seems effective implementation might hinge on a rather unhinged politician. DW's Environment Team Leader Sonya Angelica Diehn ponders the #ParisAgreement, #climatechange, #Trump and the potential impact of the US presidential #election2016 for the future of our #climate http://dw.com/p/2QwBO #politics #environment
"06.10.2016 11:41:00" dw.com A Kenyan partner for eco@africa | eco@africa | DW.COM | 06.10.2016 After six months in production, the DW and Channels TV collaboration eco@africa is embracing a new partner, Kenya's KTN. As of this week, the environment show will be co-presented from Nairobi. Kenya's @KTNKenya joins @channelstv and #DW to make #eco@africa the first pan-African TV program about environmental issues! The show's current host, Nneota Egbe in Nigeria will be joined by co-presenter Edith Kimani who will be reporting from
"05.10.2016 14:45:02" dw.com CITES conference ends with push against wildlife trafficking | Environment | DW.COM | 05.10.2016 The World Wildlife Conference has wrapped up in Johannesburg with delegates tightening rules on the trafficking of species including sharks, pangolins and parrots. The meeting has been described as a "game changer." "A game changer for the planet's most vulnerable wild animals and plants" - Here is our wrap-up of the results of #CITES World Wildlife Conference in South Africa.
"05.10.2016 13:24:50" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"05.10.2016 12:01:52" Leonardo DiCaprio I'm live from the White House with President Obama and climate scientist, Katharine Hayhoe. Tune in as we discuss climate change and the importance of protecting our planet. Then make sure to visit BeforetheFlood.com and sign up to learn more about how Check out this in-depth discussion of the effects of #climatechange with none other than Leonardo DiCaprio and Barack Obama!
"05.10.2016 11:01:00" dw.com An uncertain future for South Africa's sustainable energy sector | All media content | DW.COM | 04.10.2016 Its large mining sector makes South Africa one of the most power-hungry economies with independent producers of sustainable energy filling the gap left by an old batch of coal fired plants. But South Africa's state electricity utility Eskom has challenged #Renewables are on the rise in #SouthAfrica but plans to expand #nuclear power and hold on to old #coal power plants could hinder the success of green energy and even be financially risky.
"05.10.2016 09:18:54" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post This week we're looking at swamps and how important they are to the environment. Which one of these three photos from our reporting trip to Rwanda would you like us to use as our banner of the week?
"04.10.2016 18:21:01" dw.com UK's most talented architects are not human | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 04.10.2016 Beavers haven't been resident in the UK for 400 years. But conservationists in England's southwest are showing how bringing back the busy rodent could be a boon for the environment. After 400 years: #Beavers are back in Britain! And they are restoring ecosystems and creating natural flood protection
"04.10.2016 17:41:00" dw.com www.dw.com "Some of this is driven by ignorance. But some of it's driven by pure greed." - CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon talks to DW about the illegal wildlife trade.
"04.10.2016 15:44:00" dw.com Swamp thing: Saving Rwanda's marsh lands | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 04.10.2016 Mosquitoes, crocodiles, stagnant water: Swamps don't sound like pleasant places. But they are important ecosystems that feed rivers and lakes, and are home to a host of species - as some in Rwanda are discovering. They may not seem sexy at first glance but swamps play a key role in many ecosystems. We visited one in Rwanda and learned more about its importance for the environment there and the people living around it.
"04.10.2016 15:20:32" dw.com US federal authorities list first bee species as endangered | News | DW.COM | 01.10.2016 Seven types of Hawaiian native bee are now facing possible extinction, US wildlife authorities say. Another bee found in the continental US is also being considered for protection. First #bee species listed as #endangered! #biodiversity
"04.10.2016 13:20:01" Timeline Photos These figures really say it all. Avoid #plastic waste if you want to help preserve our #biodiversity
"04.10.2016 12:59:42" dw.com www.dw.com EU Parliament approves ratification of Paris climate accord! #COP21 @COP21 @UNEP #climatechange #globalwarming http://dw.com/p/2Qr2T
"04.10.2016 10:29:13" dw.com Powering Rwanda on methane | eco@africa | DW.COM | 04.10.2016 Located in Rwanda, Kiwuwatt is the first commercial methane gas power plant of its kind. The 150 million euro construction will turn methane from Lake Kivu and surrounding villages into electricity. This innovative floating power plant is generating electricity and siphoning methane gas out of a lake in #Rwanda. The gas has slowly been killing off the fish.
"03.10.2016 20:59:00" dw.com Eco-at-Africa - All creatures great and small | All media content | DW.COM | 30.09.2016 Up this week, Durban leads the way in climate change adaptation, a Leipzig start-up collects e-waste and fishermen use the sun to make ice. This week Durban leads the way in #climate adaptation, a #startup collects e-waste and fishermen use the sun to make ice http://dw.com/p/2QimK
"03.10.2016 18:50:00" dw.com A forecast a day keeps the energy coming In this era of renewables, the daily weather forecast has taken on a new level of meaning, and a Kassel-based company called Enercast has made a business out of our interest.
"03.10.2016 17:15:01" dw.com E-car concepts set to steal the show in Paris Europe's first auto show of the season started in Paris on Thursday. Most automakers were showcasing their e-cars at the event. Take a look at some of the models and concept cars!
"03.10.2016 15:04:36" dw.com Is low-carbon aviation possible? Over the course of two weeks, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be struggling with a big question: How can aviation's CO2 emissions be reduced - even as air travel continues to grow worldwide? ICAO's deal is necessary because international aviation was not included in the Paris climate agreement of December 2015.
"03.10.2016 12:49:01" dw.com Vattenfall finally out of German coal business Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has said it has finalized its complete withdrawal from its coal operations in Germany. The company reiterated its view that it had to move on to focus a lot more on renewables.
"03.10.2016 10:21:00" dw.com Getting innovative with plastic and polythene Emeka Nelson used to be a trash collector, but has been attracting attention with an invention that can make the most of non-degradable waste such as plastics and polythene.
"03.10.2016 08:44:00" dw.com Autos go eco at the Paris Motor Show As emissions regulations grow stricter, the auto industry is scrambling to build eco-friendlier cars. The Paris Motor Show was a showcase of how far they've come - and how much they still have to do.
"03.10.2016 06:37:00" dw.com German windpower firms under pressure | All media content | DW.COM | 27.09.2016 Years of breakneck growth in China's wind energy industry has made the country a formidable player within the market. To compete with the low prices offered by Chinese rivals, German wind energy firms will have to prove their worth through cutting edge Today Germany celebrates Reunification Day. To compete with the low prices offered by Chinese rivals, German wind energy firms will have to prove their worth through cutting edge innovation and outstanding service.
"02.10.2016 21:50:00" dw.com White whale baby Researchers at Murdoch University in Perth are studying the habits of the southern right whales off the Australian coast. In the course of their work the scientists discovered a white whale calf - an exceptional find, as only about five percent of whales
"02.10.2016 19:32:01" dw.com Pesticides without side effects There are about a million insect species worldwide. Researchers have now developed a method to destroy the protective chiton exoskeletons of specific harmful insects without affecting other species.
"02.10.2016 17:03:00" dw.com Our beautiful planet There is something undeniably serene about this nesting hummingbird. The tiny birds are at risk from habitat loss as a result of deforestation and rising urbanization and through the use of pesticides on land turned over to agriculture.
"02.10.2016 15:38:01" dw.com Revamping, reusing, recycling e-waste Leipzig-based start-up Binee is working on an intelligent system to collect and e-waste and give it a new lease of life, or failing that, to ensure it goes to a reliable recycling company.
"02.10.2016 13:36:01" dw.com The virtual power station Renewable energy has one drawback: output fluctuates with the weather. A virtual power station can control demand in a region's companies - starting up and shutting down machines to stabilize the grid.
"02.10.2016 11:18:00" dw.com Fighting bee death Biologists are sounding the alarm over global bee colony collapse. Neonicotinoids, a new class of pesticides may be to blame. Researchers investigating whether neonicotinoid pesticides are to blame.
"02.10.2016 09:39:00" dw.com Eco-at-Africa - All creatures great and small | All media content | DW.COM | 30.09.2016 Up this week, Durban leads the way in climate change adaptation, a Leipzig start-up collects e-waste and fishermen use the sun to make ice. This week, Durban leads the way in climate change adaptation, a Leipzig start-up collects e-waste and fishermen use the sun to make ice.
"02.10.2016 07:10:00" dw.com India to ratify climate pact, but can it reduce CO2 emissions? India, the world's fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is set to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change. But can the South Asian country reduce CO2 emissions and boost its economic growth at the same time? Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi confirmed on September 25 that his country would ratify the Paris agreement on climate change today October 2, coinciding with the anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Gandhi, the South Asian nation's independence
"01.10.2016 21:29:01" dw.com Sun-chilled fish A Cape Verde fishing village that couldn't afford the ice needed to keep its catch from going bad, invested in a solar-powered ice maker to solve the problem. It's been a win-win for the community.
"01.10.2016 19:16:02" Timeline Photos Running clothes made of synthetic fibers through a washing machine at normal temperatures causes vast numbers of tiny plastic fibers to be released into wastewater, researchers at the International Marine Litter Research Unit at Plymouth University have
"01.10.2016 17:20:01" Timeline Photos How do you catch a poacher? In Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities have set up a special dog unit to track and capture poachers.
"01.10.2016 15:04:00" dw.com Autos go eco at the Paris Motor Show With emissions regulations set to tighten in key markets like the EU and the US post 2020, the industry shift to eco-friendlier cars is only likely to accelerate.
"01.10.2016 13:30:00" dw.com Sharing Economy: Sustainable Alternative? Why buy a car when you can hitch a ride? Co-consumption is experiencing a commercial boom thanks to the internet. You can share food, cars, boats, even gardens through an online portal or app.
"01.10.2016 10:28:00" dw.com Vegan - a trend becomes a business model Burgers without meat, cakes without eggs and ice cream made with soy milk are in vogue. Today is World Vegetarian Day and initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month, which ends with November 1, World Vegan Day, as the end of that month of celebration.
Veganism is trendy. Providing food to those who reject meat has evolved
"01.10.2016 08:20:00" dw.com Owl sacrifice in India: A sinister trade Owls remain one of the most sought-after wild birds in India, as they are believed to possess occult powers. They are sacrificed by people looking to improve their financial situation, or to cast a bad luck spell on a rival.
"01.10.2016 06:09:00" dw.com Threatened by climate change, coffee growers look to the wild for solutions In Mexico's Chiapas region, coffee production suffers from erratic weather, pests and soil erosion. But scientists and farmers are exploring yet unused coffee varieties in the wild to raise crops that are more robust. Good morning! Today is #InternationalCoffeeDay so a good reason to recuperate this article!
"30.09.2016 21:48:01" dw.com Report: Global warming to surpass dangerous levels despite Paris accord Scientists have called on governments to "double or triple" the efforts of their pledges under the agreement. The closer we approach the threshold of 2 degrees, the more severe the consequences will be, the report says. Scientists have forecast more severe heat waves, droughts and rising sea levels due to global warming, warning of mass migration and environmental catastrophes as a consequence.
"30.09.2016 19:57:00" Powering Rwanda with methane Methane extraction from Lake Kivu in Rwanda is used to generate electricity for the national grid. This project also brings money into the region allowing news roads building.
"30.09.2016 18:03:51" dw.com Repeated oil spills threaten Peru's Amazon Seven oil spills have taken place in the Peruvian Amazon in 2016 alone. This is directly harming biodiversity and the livelihoods of indigenous people. Why does it keep happening, and what are the long-term consequences? Most of these occurred across the Northern Peruvian Pipeline, in operation since 1977, which transports crude from the Peruvian Amazon to the Pacific Coast along 854 kilometers (530 miles) and is under the control of state-owned
"30.09.2016 15:37:24" dw.com EU ministers agree to ratify Paris climate deal Ministers from the 28-member bloc have agreed to fast-track the ratification of the climate deal agreed in Paris. Germany and France have already validated the pact, which calls for a move away from fossil fuels. The decision to accelerate ratification was made despite some national parliaments being slow to approve the deal. The EU-wide ratification is expected to take about a month to complete.
"30.09.2016 14:40:02" Get your ticket for e-waste! Leipzig-based start-up Binee is working on an intelligent system to collect and e-waste and give it a new lease of life, or failing that, to ensure it goes to a reliable recycling company.
"30.09.2016 13:33:52" dw.com India to ratify climate pact, but can it reduce CO2 emissions? India, the world's fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is set to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change. But can the South Asian country reduce CO2 emissions and boost its economic growth at the same time? While New Delhi is well aware of the dangers posed by global warming, it also wants to make sure that any deal in Paris doesn't restrict the country's ability to expand its economy.
"30.09.2016 12:11:55" Hot and cold: Using solar power to make ice A Cape Verde fishing village that couldn't afford the ice needed to keep its catch from going bad, invested in a solar-powered ice maker to solve the problem.
"30.09.2016 10:55:56" dw.com Colorful fish tanks with destructive side effects In the US, "Finding Dory" has already become one of the most successful animated films ever. Such movies can fuel demand for home saltwater aquariums. Conservationists say that is not a good thing. According to conservationists, more than 90 percent of all fish in the aquarium shops are caught in the wild.
"30.09.2016 09:33:26" dw.com Living Planet: Fighting wildlife crime As delegates convene at the CITES conference in South Africa, Living Planet takes a close look at the global problem of illegal wildlife trade.
"30.09.2016 08:21:46" dw.com The vaquita, the totoaba and the curse of the swim bladder Nobody is trying to catch or kill vaquitas - yet they are on the verge of extinction. The fate of the small porpoises is inextricably linked to another marine animal, which may spell its doom. Although a 1997 survey found 567 of the animals in the Gulf of California, the most recent count by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA) concluded that last year only about 60 animals were left - and that this number is
"29.09.2016 23:30:00" dw.com Pangolins and Barbary macaques get better protection | Global Ideas | DW.COM | 29.09.2016 The once obscure pangolin has become the most trafficked mammals in the world. Now the CoP17-meeting has banned the trade of all eight existing species. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has taken action. At the World Wildlife Conference, currently underway in South Africa, the member states have agreed to ban trade in all eight existing pangolin
"29.09.2016 21:50:00" multimedia.dw.com Death on the savannah - dw.com Rhinos are among the last of Africa's megafauna. One of the continent's "Big Five" mammal species, they can weigh more than three tons. At the start of the 20th century, rhinos numbered around 500,000 worldwide. Today there are barely 30,000 left. The only enemy of the rhinos is the man. The black market moves thousands of millions. Traders receive an average of $ 60.000 per kilo. If you want to know more, read DW's multimedia story:
"29.09.2016 19:15:00" dw.com Palm oil profits trump self-sufficiency in Sierra Leone When a multi national palm oil company expanded into Sierra Leone, rainforests were leveled and local livelihoods disappeared. Some say that this is the price of development while others want their land back. Palm oil is the planet's new "super oil." However the oil is controversial. Some say that is could be a potent tool against global poverty especially. Others say that the spread of palm oil plantations is a threat to rainforests and the indigenous people
"29.09.2016 17:50:01" dw.com Hippo ivory fuels hunting Hippos are portrayed as amiable, bumbling creatures of ages past - but in reality, they are one of the most dangerous animals on earth They are also increasingly under threat from poachers trading their teeth. Like elephant tusks, hippo's canine teeth are made of ivory and are therefore of great value. But the market appears to be less clandestine, with websites openly selling products made from hippopotamus teeth.
"29.09.2016 15:36:04" Powering Rwanda with methane Methane extraction from Lake Kivu in Rwanda is used to generate electricity for the national grid. This project also brings money into the region allowing news roads building.
"29.09.2016 14:19:23" dw.com Wildlife trafficking: Trade driven by greed CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon tells DW how forensics is a game-changer for combating wildlife trade, about weird and wonderful species up for protection, and the surprising Western link to demand for rhino horn. John Scanlon: We have seen a surge in the illegal trade of wildlife - both plants and animals. It spiked a few years back, and it's not yet under control by any stretch of the imagination. It's estimated to be worth in the order of $20 billion per
"29.09.2016 13:12:44" Get your ticket for e-waste! Leipzig-based start-up Binee is working on an intelligent system to collect and e-waste and give it a new lease of life, or failing that, to ensure it goes to a reliable recycling company.
"29.09.2016 11:53:04" Hot and cold: Using solar power to make ice A Cape Verde fishing village that couldn't afford the ice needed to keep its catch from going bad, invested in a solar-powered ice maker to solve the problem.
"29.09.2016 10:48:00" Alarming WHO report on air pollution "It's the single biggest environmental health crisis": The #WHO has released an alarming report showing that nearly everywhere people live, the air is polluted beyond safe levels. Polluted air doesn't just smell bad - it's unhealthy, even
"29.09.2016 09:13:40" multimedia.dw.com Death on the savannah - dw.com Rhinos are among the last of Africa's megafauna. At the start of the 20th century, rhinos numbered around 500,000 worldwide. Today there are barely 30.000 left.
"28.09.2016 17:20:00" Cows and catwalk Haute COWture These fabrics are made from waste milk. They are wearable, compostable, and even – in an emergency – edible. #EcoAfrica
"28.09.2016 16:20:00" Can we save the African elephant? #Elephant killings for #ivory are brutal reality in Africa despite the ban on international ivory trade. Only 415,000 African elephants remain in the wild. Time to put a stop to #wildlife crime at #CITES conference.
"28.09.2016 15:55:00" dw.com African elephants, rhinos central at CITES conference | Environment | DW.COM | 28.09.2016 For many endangered species, the race is on control illegal trade before they go extinct. Two high-profile topics being discussed in Johannesburg involve changing the level of protection for African megafauna. For many endangered species, the race is on to get control of illegal trade before they go extinct. At this year's #CITES wildlife conference individual proposals are being considered.These range over nearly 500 species - central topics involve African
"28.09.2016 15:24:00" Our oceans: A global rubbish dump 8 million tons of plastic trash enter our oceans from land every year. Within a few decades the debris has created a gigantic soup of trash floating on the sea surface. Here's how those seas of garbage develop.
"28.09.2016 13:51:00" dw.com Paris bans cars along part of river Seine | All media content | DW.COM | 28.09.2016 Paris has now banned traffic indefinitely from a major road along the river Seine in a bid to reduce the city's pollution problems. Before it closed a few weeks ago for the annual city beach project, thousands of cars a day passed over the road. #Paris without cars? Breathe easy, the French capital just approved a pedestrian-only zone along the stretch of river Seine in order to fight air pollution.
"28.09.2016 12:07:00" The Solar Nano Grid Project in Kenya The Solar Nano Grid Project (SONG) in rural Kenya offers power to villagers who cannot afford to connect to the national grid. #EcoAfrica #Batteries http://solarnanogrids.org/
"28.09.2016 11:03:58" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"28.09.2016 10:23:00" Fishing out plastic Our #marine creatures are in great danger: Pollution, ruthless hunting and #overfhishing are destroying their habitat as fast as never before. That's why experts say, many popular #fish stocks may be gone completely by mid 21st century.
"28.09.2016 08:11:02" Alarming WHO report on air pollution "It's the single biggest environmental health crisis": The #WHO has released an alarming report showing that nearly everywhere people live, the air is polluted beyond safe levels. Polluted air doesn't just smell bad - it's unhealthy, even
"27.09.2016 19:59:00" multimedia.dw.com Death on the Savannah - dw.com Rhinos are among the last of Africa's megafauna. At the start of the 20th century, rhinos numbered around 500,000 worldwide. Today there are barely 30,000 left. DW's multimedia story on THE BATTLE TO SAFE AFRICA'S LAST RHINOS.
"27.09.2016 17:23:00" The Wohnwagon The 'Wohnwagon' is a #MobileHome with a rainwater harvesting system, solar panels and a bio-toilet. http://www.wohnwagon.at/ #DoingYourBit #EcoAfrica
"27.09.2016 16:01:01" dw.com Pangolin SOS: A mini-dragon in need | Biodiversity | DW.COM | 20.09.2016 This little fella is one of the world's most trafficked mammal and nearly hunted to extinction. CITES protection could change the shy #Pangolin's fate.
"27.09.2016 14:21:00" Fishing out plastic Our #marine creatures are in great danger: Pollution, ruthless hunting and #overfhishing are destroying their habitat as fast as never before. That's why experts say, many popular #fish stocks may be gone completely by mid 21st century.
"27.09.2016 12:31:00" Rhino poaching Rhino poaching has risen by more than 9,000% in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The largest-ever world #wildlife conference CITES could decide the future of endangered creatures. #CoP17
"27.09.2016 10:33:00" Our oceans: A global rubbish dump 8 million tons of plastic trash enter our oceans from land every year. Within a few decades the debris has created a gigantic soup of trash floating on the sea surface. Here's how those seas of garbage develop.
"27.09.2016 08:37:58" Can we save the African elephant? #Elephant killings for #ivory are brutal reality in Africa despite the ban on international ivory trade. Only 415,000 African elephants remain in the wild. Time to put a stop to #wildlife crime at #CITES conference.
"26.09.2016 19:41:00" dw.com Pangolin SOS: A mini-dragon in need | Biodiversity | DW.COM | 20.09.2016 Hope for humble #Pangolins at wildlife conference #CITESCoP17: The little fella is one of the world's most trafficked mammal and nearly hunted to extinction.
"26.09.2016 18:15:00" The Solar Nano Grid Project in Kenya The Solar Nano Grid Project in rural Kenya offers power to villagers who cannot afford to connect to the national grid. #EcoAfrica #Batteries http://solarnanogrids.org/
"26.09.2016 16:46:00" Cows and catwalk Haute cowture: Clothes made from waste milk are wearable, compostable, and, in a pinch, even edible. Yes, WASTE MILK. Move over polyester!
"26.09.2016 16:41:49" Time to eliminate nuclear weapons? Today's 'Int'l Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons' is a bitter reminder of the vast number of atomic bombs still existing on our planet. What do YOU think: Has the time come to eliminate nuclear weapons forever?
"26.09.2016 15:57:01" Timeline Photos Happy WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY This year's motto: #Tobacco Control - a response to the global tobacco pandemic.
"26.09.2016 14:35:01" multimedia.dw.com Death on the Savannah - dw.com Death on the Savannah: Our exclusive multimedia story on the battle to safe #Africa's last #rhinos. http://multimedia.dw.com/poaching-in-africa#925
"26.09.2016 13:05:00" Can we save Africa's elephants? Elephant killings for #ivory are brutal reality in Africa despite the ban on international ivory trade. Only 415,000 African elephants remain in the wild. How can we stop this rampant epidemic? #CITES #CoP17
"26.09.2016 10:31:41" Happy WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY everybody
"26.09.2016 10:02:00" Sustainabilty on wheels Sustainability on wheels: The 'Wohnwagon' is a #MobileHome and comes with a rainwater harvesting system, solar panels and a bio-toilet. Would YOU move in? http://www.wohnwagon.at/ #DoingYourBit #EcoAfrica
"26.09.2016 08:13:30" Rhino poaching Rhino poaching has risen by more than 9,000% in South Africa's world-renowned Kruger National Park. The ongoing largest-ever World #Wildlife Conference CITES could put a stop to wildlife crimes. #CoP17
"26.09.2016 01:16:00" dw.com Would you wear a dress made of milk? | eco@africa | DW.COM Fabrics spun from milk protein are hypoallergenic, compostable, and even – in an emergency – edible. Because they are made using only waste milk, they're also sustainable. Move over polyester. Would you wear a dress made of milk? If so, read this: the fabrics are hypoallergenic, compostable, and even – in an emergency – edible. Move over polyester! #EcoAfrica
"25.09.2016 17:32:00" dw.com Swapping ecovillage tips across continents | eco@africa | DW.COM | 23.09.2016 Senegal and Germany are thousands of miles apart, but that didn't stop Carim Camara from travelling to the Spreewald biosphere reserve south of Berlin to talk about successful conservation models that involve tourists. #Senegal and Germany are thousands of miles apart, but that didn't stop Carim Camara from travelling to the #Spreewald biosphere reserve south of #Berlin to talk about successful #conservation models that involve tourists. #EcoAfrica
"25.09.2016 11:19:01" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Giving gadgets new life With technology constantly marching forwards, it doesn't take long for smartphones and tablets to go out of date. A Parisian startup is hoping to cut down on e-waste by refurbishing old electronic gad Every time we change our #smartphone we leave #ewaste. This #startup gives gadgets a new life.
"25.09.2016 01:11:00" Can we save the African elephant? Smuggling, corruption and the tragic slaughter or elephants still exist despite the ban on international ivory trade. Only 425,000 African elephants remain in the wild. Can we stop this rampant epidemic? #CITES #CoP17
"24.09.2016 17:18:00" dw.com In French vineyards, taste of a climate-changed future | Environment | DW.COM Volatile weather is forcing changes that could reshape the very nature of France's fabled vineyards - and even affect the flavor of the wine itself. On the island of Corsica, winemakers are already adapting. Volatile weather is forcing changes that could reshape the very nature of France's fabled #vineyards - and even affect the flavor of the wine itself. On the island of #Corsica, winemakers are already adapting.
"24.09.2016 11:27:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Toxic weed wreaks havoc in Poland Giant killer weeds taking over the earth - it's the stuff of nightmares. But, in some parts of Poland, this horror story is becoming a reality. Since being introduced in the 1950s, the Sosnowsky giant Giant killer weeds taking over the earth - it's the stuff of nightmares. But, in some parts of #Poland, this horror story is becoming a reality. Ever heard of the #Sosnowsky giant hogweed? #LivingPlanet
"24.09.2016 08:19:01" Timeline Photos The CITES kicks off today. The aim of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.
"24.09.2016 07:33:00" The Wohnwagon The 'Wohnwagon' is a #MobileHome with a rainwater harvesting system, solar panels and a bio-toilet. http://www.wohnwagon.at/ #DoingYourBit #EcoAfrica
"24.09.2016 02:07:00" dw.com Ivory seizure demonstrates challenge of protecting elephant populations | News | DW.COM Authorities in New York have seized $4.5 million (4 million euros) worth of illicit elephant ivory in one of the largest busts in the state's history. This comes as southern African countries want the total ban lifted. Authorities in New York have seized $4.5 million (4 million euros) worth of illicit elephant #ivory in one of the largest busts in the state's history. This comes as southern African countries want the total ban lifted.
"23.09.2016 22:12:01" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Cleaning up the Arctic The remote Arctic is increasingly at risk of contamination from shipping, oil drilling, mining and other industrial activities. So who's responsible for keeping it clean? Living Planet talks to Julia The remote #Arctic is increasingly at risk of contamination from shipping, oil drilling, mining and other industrial activities. So who's responsible for keeping it clean? #LivingPlanet talks to Julia Gourley of the #ArcticCouncil to find out.
"23.09.2016 20:30:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Time to clean up our act Hundreds of tons of toxic waste were illegally dumped in Ivory Coast in 2006. Ten years on, locals there are still feeling the effects of the contamination. Plus, Poland's fight against killer weeds a Hundreds of tons of toxic waste were illegally dumped in Ivory Coast #CIV in 2006. Ten years on, locals there are still feeling the effects of the #contamination. Plus, #Poland's fight against killer weeds and the challenge of keeping the remote #Arctic
"23.09.2016 20:22:01" soundcloud.com Living Planet: No justice for Probo Koala victims It's been more than 10 years since the cargo ship Probo Koala illegally dumped hundreds of tons of toxic waste in Ivory Coast. The Ivorian government insists it has cleaned up the mess, but victims sa It's been more than 10 years since the cargo ship #ProboKoala illegally dumped hundreds of tons of toxic waste in Ivory Coast #CIV. The victims still wait for #justice. #LivingPlanet
"23.09.2016 17:06:01" dw.com Talking about the green future of Lagos | eco@africa | DW.COM | 23.09.2016 Nneote Egbe meets Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare, Lagos State Commissioner for Environment to discuss refuse management and the city's defense against climate change. #EcoAfrica Nneote Egbe meets Dr. Samuel Babatunde Adejare, #Lagos State Commissioner for Environment to discuss refuse management and the city's defense against climate change. Channels Television
"23.09.2016 13:37:19" Rhino poaching Rhino poaching has risen by more than 9,000% in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. The largest-ever world #wildlife Conference CITES could the decide the future of wildlife. #CoP17
"23.09.2016 11:36:39" The Solar Nano Grid Project in Kenya The Solar Nano Grid Project (SONG) in rural Kenya offers power to villagers who cannot afford to connect to the national grid. #EcoAfrica #Batteries http://solarnanogrids.org/
"23.09.2016 10:40:04" dw.com CITES conference: Future of wildlife at stake | Environment | DW.COM The future of world's most threatened wild species will be discussed at the wildlife conference in South Africa. DW takes a look at the key facts around this international meeting on wildlife trade and trafficking. The future of world's most threatened wild species will be discussed at the #wildlife conference in South Africa CITES. Here are our key facts around #CITES kicking of tomorrow, 24 September to 5 October 2016.
"23.09.2016 09:59:35" dw.com Damselfish in distress | Global Ideas | DW.COM Coral reef fish don't like getting separated from their 'shoal-mates,' new study finds. Coral reef fish don't like getting separated from their 'shoal-mates,' new study finds. ❤
"23.09.2016 07:59:28" Timeline Photos 'Biggest bust in the state's history'! Although officials said they were not certain where the items came from, they did say most ivory craftsmen are found in China. #CITES #CoP17
"22.09.2016 17:30:00" Cows and catwalk Fashion made from milk? These fabrics are made from waste milk. They are wearable, compostable, and even – in an emergency – edible. #EcoAfrica
"22.09.2016 15:35:00" Timeline Photos As beautiful as this looks, there's a sad reason for the red color.
Aluminium production generates one of the most dangerous waste products in the mining industry: red mud. Very hard to get rid of. http://dw.com/p/1K6hj
"22.09.2016 13:50:00" Elephant Appreciation Day Today's #ElephantAppreciationDay - Let's celebrate this amazing animal. #DYK that desert elephants can detect subterranean streams?
"22.09.2016 09:58:45" dw.com Scientists warn over Trump's climate change stance | News | DW.COM Nearly 400 scientists have blasted Donald #Trump for threatening to pull the US out of the #ParisClimateAccord. Their criticism comes just seven weeks before the US presidential election.
"22.09.2016 07:49:27" i.giphy.com i.giphy.com Happy #WorldRhinoDay! World Rhino Day #WWF
"22.09.2016 00:41:01" wired.com Solar Energy Is Cool, But It's Also Gorgeous That huge solar array you see flying over Nevada is even more amazing from the ground. That's the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility seen from the window of an airplane above Nevada. It's just enormous: 1,670 acres of desert blanketed with 10,347 billboard-sized mirrors that generate enough electricity to power 75,000 homes.
"21.09.2016 18:10:00" Can we save Africa's elephants? Despite a ban on ivory trade, one elephant is killed every 15 minutes. #EcoAfrica #CITESCoP17
"21.09.2016 16:29:01" Timeline Photos More than 30 countries ratified the #ParisClimateAgreement at a #UnitedNations event in New York. Although this crosses the 55-country threshold, larger emitters still have to join for the treaty to enter into force. http://dw.com/p/1K663
"21.09.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (NOAA) on Tuesday, Earth broke another record last month with the hottest August ever recorded. http://dw.com/p/1K5f9
"21.09.2016 12:05:00" Timeline Photos Do animals grieve like humans? Or are we just projecting our understanding on their behavior? We talked to Frans de Waal a primatologist and ethologist. http://dw.com/p/1K5Ur
"21.09.2016 10:03:24" dw.com The strange use of animal parts | DW.COM Ever tried shark fin soup? It's a delicacy in parts of Asia. #DYK how sharks die after being finned? Humans have a long history of using animal parts in strange and unnecessary ways. But our penchant for pelts has brought many species to the brink of
"21.09.2016 08:52:20" dw.com Male spiders seek younger females to avoid unwelcome dinner date | Sci-Tech | DW.COM | 21.09.2016 Sex is a serious business for arachnids, and male spiders are often eaten by the female after mating. So spiders have had to develop strategies to help pass on their genes. The males have found a work-around. Ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive! Male widow spiders mate with young females for better chance of post-coital survival.
"21.09.2016 01:25:00" dw.com A small country that's big on renewables | All media content | DW.COM | 19.09.2016 Costa Rica has opened a huge hydroelectric plant that will generate power for more than half a million households. It is a major milestone in the country's aim to go fossil-free by the end of the year. #CostaRica has opened a huge #hydroelectric plant that will generate power for more than half a million households. It is a major milestone in the country's aim to go fossil-free by the end of 2016.
"20.09.2016 19:00:00" dw.com A reservoir turned solar farm | eco@africa | DW.COM | 19.09.2016 A reservoir not far from London has been fitted with 23,000 photovoltaic panels to make it the world's largest floating solar farm. The site generates enough power to run the local water treatment plants for decades. 23,000 photovoltaic panels make it the world's largest floating solar farm - not far from London. #EcoAfrica
"20.09.2016 17:00:00" dw.com Pangolin SOS: A mini-dragon in need | Biodiversity | DW.COM They're small, scaly, and look like little dragons. Aside from inspiring two Pokemon characters, few people outside Asia and Africa have even heard of pangolins - yet they're one of the world's most trafficked mammals. They look like little dragons. Aside from inspiring two Pokemon characters, few people outside #Asia and #Africa have even heard of #pangolins - yet they're one of the world's most trafficked mammals.
"20.09.2016 15:38:00" Bangkok gets rid of lizards from park City authorities in Bangkok capture water monitor lizards in a park after reported public complaints.
"20.09.2016 13:48:09" dw.com Nigeria's donkey problem | All media content | DW.COM | 20.09.2016 Donkeys from Africa are in high demand in China, where their hides and bones are used in traditional medicine. Many African farmers can no longer afford them. In response, some countries have banned their export. But traders find a way around the ban. Donkeys from Africa are in high demand in #China, where their hides and bones are used in traditional medicine. Some believe that donkey gelatin makes a woman's skin look younger. And some men like to take it to improve their sexual performance.
"20.09.2016 12:40:06" A inconspicuous killer The scientist Richard Kock and the Frankfurt Zoological Society are doing their best to save the last of the distinctive #Saigas in #Kazakhstan. http://multimedia.dw.com/the-mysterious-mass-die-off-of-saiga-antelopes-in-kazakhstan#715
"20.09.2016 11:26:28" dw.com Preserving the addax, a desert survivalist | Biodiversity The addax is an antelope that is perfectly adapted to survive the harsh conditions in the desert. Now it's on the verge of extinction because of poaching and habitat loss.
"20.09.2016 09:11:28" dw.com Planting trees to stop desertification | All media content | DW.COM | 16.09.2016 Since the early 1980s, agricultural scientist Tony Rinaudo has been figthing encroaching desertification in Africa. His methods are now helping to stop the relentless forward march of desert sands by preventing erosion and improving water retention in the His 'underground forests' bring deserts to life. The agricultural scientist Tony Rinaudo has been figthing encroaching desertification in Africa. #fmnr
"20.09.2016 05:15:00" youtube.com Baby pandas' looking for hugs，cute giant panda，可爱大熊猫 Oh，love it！I want to hug them. Baby pandas are asking for hugs，cute pandas，lovely pandas，可爱大熊猫 That sounds like a #DreamJob - #Panda hugger in #China. According to China Daily a caretaker at the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in Ya'an will earn $32,000 a year, have the use of an SUV and receive free meals and accommodation.
"20.09.2016 01:08:00" dw.com Melting ice enables Northwest Passage Cruise The Crystal Serenity, a luxury cruise liner, has made history by successfully navigating the icy Arctic waterway between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans - also known as the Northwest Passage. The trip was made possible mainly due to global warming. A fact Made possible by global warming - the Crystal Serenity, a luxury cruise liner, navigated the icy Arctic waterway between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
"19.09.2016 18:20:00" dw.com Deforestation: choking off the earth's lungs | eco@africa Humankind is destroying the planet's forests, with devastating impacts on plants, animals, people and the climate. We present the key facts and figures – and invite you to share your thoughts. Around 50,000 square miles of forest are lost each year. That's equivalent to around 48 football fields every minute.
"19.09.2016 17:00:01" Timeline Photos Happy birthday! The #ArcticCouncil turns 20. Julia Gourley, America's senior Arctic official told us why we need this council. Read the whole interview: http://dw.com/p/1K3qQ
"19.09.2016 15:28:25" Moonbears The gallbladder of an Asian black bear is worth about $7,500 in South Korea. That hefty price translates tragically into a strong incentive for capturing and often killing them. The Free the Bears Fund is a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting,
"19.09.2016 12:33:00" dw.com Working together to save the Arctic: 20 years of Arctic Council On the 20th anniversary of the Arctic Council, Julia Gourley - America's senior Arctic official - says that even when the world is full of conflict, the Arctic remains a peaceful place. For now, that is ... On the 20th anniversary of the #ArcticCouncil, we talked to Julia Gourley, #America's senior Arctic official. Read here what she thinks about the conflicts over resources and trade routes or about the melting #Arctic sea ice.
"19.09.2016 10:58:57" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo This week we are heading to #Laos, to portrait people who rescue Asian #blackbears out of captivity. Coming soon...
"19.09.2016 10:45:01" dw.com DW - Global Ideas Kenya or Somalia? Who owns the narrow triangle off the coast of Africa, in the Indian Ocean, about 100,000 square kilometers? The International Court of Justice in The Hague is about to decide.
"19.09.2016 09:42:02" dw.com DW - Global Ideas 25 years ago, #Ötzi was discovered, the world's most famous glacier mummy.
"18.09.2016 19:19:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Cooking with trash in Kenya Waste disposal is one of the major challenges in large African cities. But in one Nairobi slum, some guardian angels have come up with a solution that gets rid of the trash – and provides hot food for #Waste disposal is one of the major challenges in large African cities. But in one #Nairobi slum, some guardian angels have come up with a solution that gets rid of the# trash – and provides hot #food for locals, at the same time.
"18.09.2016 17:19:00" The mysterious end of a living fossil The #HorseshoeCrab, or "kabutogani" in Japanese has recognisable ancestors dating back 450 million years. Due to yet unknown reasons, hundreds of them died during egg-laying time in Japan.
"18.09.2016 15:11:00" dw.com Mold - disgusting or delicious? Many Germans throw out food that's still edible. That's why politicians want to get rid of the expiry date on grocery packaging. Mold, of course, is still bad for you - but it can be really pretty, too! Mold might be not healthy, but boy is it beautiful.
"18.09.2016 13:16:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: The Eden Project 15 years ago, two huge, dome-shaped greenhouses were built in Cornwall to recreate the Amazon rainforest and the Mediterranean. The ecological vision was designed to highlight the interdependence betw 15 years ago, two huge, dome-shaped #greenhouses were built in #Cornwall to recreate the Amazon #rainforest and the Mediterranean. The ecological vision was designed to highlight the interdependence between plants and people. 13 million visitors later,
"18.09.2016 08:35:00" dw.com Bringing back the lynx in Britain It's been more than a millennium since wild lynx roamed the British Isles. Now, plans to reintroduce the feline into the countryside have Britain divided. No #lynx has roamed UK's countryside in more than a thousend years. But that's to be changed.
"18.09.2016 06:23:00" The Very Hungry Caterpillar Oh no! The world's largest #cocoa grower #IvoryCoast is stung by a massive #caterpillar plague.
"17.09.2016 17:17:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: A model village People in a small village near Manchester in England believe climate change is too important to be left to politicians. Ten years ago the ordinary citizens of Ashton Hayes set about trying to make the People in a small village near #Manchester in England believe #ClimateChange is too important to be left to politicians. Ten years ago the ordinary citizens of #AshtonHayes set about trying to make their own village carbon neutral. DW revisits the village
"17.09.2016 14:53:24" DW News On this week's #DWMyPic: Charitable acts and a grand feast - that's how Muslim families across the globe celebrate Eid al-Adha. But DW reporter Shamil Shams finds it difficult to come to terms with a tradition of ritual slaughter. Does the public slaughtering of animals desensitize people to bloodshed?
"17.09.2016 13:40:00" A special workforce Never underestimate the power of #earthworms. #EcoAfrica
"17.09.2016 11:09:03" dw.com Dentists operate on wild bear in German national park A team of dental and wildlife experts have used large scale versions of same tools used for human teeth. Dental caries not uncommon among bears living in the wild, according to park director. What if a #bear needs a #dentist? See what happend in this German national park.
"17.09.2016 08:39:00" dw.com 'Less choice for African farmers' after Bayer's Monsanto takeover A $66 billion merger deal between German chemical giant Bayer and US seeds firm Monsanto could result into the world's largest agribusiness. But what does it mean for African farmers, where Monsanto is also active? #Bayer's Monsanto takeover means less choices for #African farmers http://www.dw.com/en/less-choice-for-african-farmers-after-bayers-monsanto-takeover/a-19555537?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf
"17.09.2016 02:05:00" dw.com How green is Clinton really? Compared to Donald Trump, Hillary's environmental credentials seem impeccable. But what does her actual record say about her commitment to green issues - and will she be able to get the climate treaty passed? It's no surprise that #DonaldTrump is not exactly an environmentalist. He called #globalwarming "a concept created by the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive." That's just one example. But what about his opponent, what about Hillary
"17.09.2016 01:12:00" wgntv.com 'Bag Ladies' turn plastic bags into sleeping mats for homeless UNION CITY, Tenn. — A group of women in Tennessee found a way to help people in need, and the environment, at the same time. They call themselves, “the bag ladies.” They are takin… That's a good deed for the environment AND society. #BagLadies #Chicago via WGN TV
"16.09.2016 17:32:00" Play and learn, kids There are over 1,500 #forest kindergartens in #Germany - and their numbers keep rising. Children are taught to stay safe and protect their #environment, nurturing #ecological awareness from an early age. We follow one child's typical day.
"16.09.2016 16:01:00" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post We are heading to # Laos next week, to portrait people who rescue Asian black bears out of captivity. That's a good thing, isn't it? Until we can show you more, please help us to find our next cover picture. Just hit like at the pic you adore the most.
"16.09.2016 14:47:00" He's trying really hard... I mean, he's really going all-out.
"16.09.2016 13:12:01" Timeline Photos Huge new #marine safe havens are being established world wide, particularly by the U.S. and the U.K., announced at the #OurOceans conference in #Washington, D.C. http://dw.com/p/1K3b1
"16.09.2016 09:15:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Eden Revisited From paving paradise to recreating it, we go back to Eden. For more from Living Planet, visit dw.com/environment or @dw_eco In the lastest episode of #LivingPlanet, we go back to #Eden.
"16.09.2016 09:10:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Visualizing the Warmest August in 136 Years : Earth Matters : Blogs climate change, global climate change, global warming, natural hazards, Earth, environment, remote sensing, atmosphere, land processes, oceans, volcanoes, land cover, Earth science data, NASA, environmental processes, Blue Marble, global maps August 2016 was the warmest August in 136 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at #NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The month was 0.98 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean August
"16.09.2016 00:58:00" How to print a coral reef Is there something you can't produce by #3Dprinting? Now, scientists are trying to use the technology even for the protection of #CoralReefs. Will they succeed?
"16.09.2016 00:13:00" #noDAPL support goes strong The #NoDAPL protests in the US continued. At a national "day of action" demonstrations in some 30 U.S. states joined the support. Among the supporters was former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders who demanded to respect the #NativeAmerican Rights, and
"15.09.2016 19:11:00" The world's greatest conservation success? Gorillas are making a comeback. We head to Volcanoes National Park in #Rwanda to find out how these gentle giants have become the only non-human primates now increasing in number. Government funding, #ecotourism and the hard work of unsung conversation
"15.09.2016 16:39:00" dw.com What the Bayer-Monsanto merger means for food, farmers and the environment Critics fear the takeover of Monsanto by Bayer would create a GMO juggernaut too powerful for Europe to resist, while conveniently "disappearing" a tarnished brand. Concerns abound over concentration in the seed market. Will the takeover of #Monsanto by #Bayer create a way too powerful GMO #juggernaut? And what does the takeover mean for you? Are you concerned?
"15.09.2016 15:31:01" dw.com Bayer takes over Monsanto in mega-deal German pharmaceutical giant Bayer have clinched a $66 billion (58.8 billion euro) takeover of US seed company Monsanto after months of talks with a sweetened offer that marks the largest all-cash deal on record. All you need to know about the #Bayer #Monsanto #MegaDeal
"15.09.2016 13:45:37" dw.com UK gives the green light to Hinkley Point nuclear plant | Business The British government has finally approved the building of its 'first new nuclear power station in a generation' on the condition that the Chinese and French project developers address vital security concerns. The UK has approved the building of #HinkleyPoint, the 1st #nuclear power plant in a generation.
"15.09.2016 10:42:00" When a typhoon hits the coast Powerfull impact: When Super-#Typhoon "Meranti" hit the coast of Taiwan.
"15.09.2016 08:57:01" Bull-lacing festival in Spain #AnimalAbuse or #tradition? People at a #bull-lancing festival in #Spain still hunt, but are not allowed to kill.
"15.09.2016 07:52:06" dw.com Opinion: Bayer's dream comes true | Business | DW.COM | 14.09.2016 With the takeover of Monsanto, German chemical and pharmaceutical giant Bayer is forming a new agribusiness giant. That's good news, even though the deal carries some risks, writes Henrik Böhme. #YourOpinion? Does #Bayer's dream come true with the #Monsanto takeover?
"14.09.2016 21:42:00" dw.com Indonesia issues fatwa against forest fires Indonesia's leading Islamic clerical body has issued a fatwa against the willful starting of forest fires in a bid to prevent the choking haze that smothered it and neighboring countries last year. #Indonesia's leading #Islamic clerical body has issued a #fatwa against the willful starting of forest fires. Last year the country and its neighbors suffered due to haze caused by those fires.
"14.09.2016 19:04:00" dw.com For the love of sharks Blame it on Jaws or blame it on the fact that sharks do have rather a lot of sharp teeth, fact is, many humans have a fear of sharks as deep as the waters in which they swim. Any expert will tell you, we kill by far more of these great fish a year than And #DYK that their penchant is for #plankton? Good news for all the other sea creatures http://www.dw.com/en/for-the-love-of-sharks/g-19546995
"14.09.2016 16:19:00" Timeline Photos You might have found this #mushroom in #Chinese cuisine. #mykologie #mycology http://www.dgfm-ev.de/taxonomy/term/41
"14.09.2016 15:31:00" dw.com Club of Rome's new book reads like an eco manifesto A renowned think tank is calling for a radical shift in solving the world's problems. Among other things, countries should slow down economic growth to only 1 percent, and promote a one-child policy. Wishful thinking? The #ClubOfRome has written a radical #manifesto to save the world. We should have less children, longer holidays & retire later.
"14.09.2016 12:56:38" dw.com Monsanto accepts sweeter bid from Bayer | Business | DW.COM | 14.09.2016 The US seed and pesticide giant Monsanto has agreed to an improved takeover bid from the German pharmaceuticals manufacturer Bayer. The multi-billion-dollar deal will create the world's biggest crop seed producer. That's what you call a "sweeter bid" - #Bayer takes over #Monsanto.
"14.09.2016 11:28:01" Timeline Photos He was awarded for his work as #Mediterranean Science Comission #CIESM president http://ciesm.org/marine/congresses/Kiel.htm #Ciesm16
"14.09.2016 10:05:00" Timeline Photos Temperature records were broken in #Greenland this year after parts of the territory's vast ice sheet began melting unusually early, says the Danish Meteorological Institute: http://www.dmi.dk/en/groenland
"14.09.2016 08:49:00" dw.com Europe in a river - the many functions of the Rhine The Bundeskunsthalle museum in Bonn has organized the first biographical exhibition devoted to the Rhine. The river's 2,000 years of cultural history are explored through some 300 exhibits. The German river #Rhine has quite a long cultural history, and ecological, too.
"13.09.2016 17:45:00" A hot hot fridge Yes, it's possible to build a #solarpower fridge.
"13.09.2016 15:03:00" media.giphy.com gph.is #Surprise visit in Germany: A friendly dolphin frolics around w/ people at the #balticsea http://www.dw.com/en/germans-enchanted-by-friendly-dolphin-near-kiel/a-19547253
"13.09.2016 14:11:01" Successful protest against pipeline The President Obama administration has temporarily halted the disputed #DakotaAccessPipeline project after months of protest by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Last week, the Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was accused of spray-painting
"13.09.2016 12:26:01" dw.com Down to the Mariana Trench: 11 facts about our mysterious oceans and marine life | Sci-Tech | DW.COM | 12.09.2016 The oceans are a dark mystery. They surround us, and yet they are largely unknown. We once thought they were flat and boring. We now know they are anything but. And there's so much more to discover. Below 1,000m it's as dark as the night. Always. #ThingsYouDidNotKnowAboutTheOcean
"13.09.2016 09:59:00" #DailyDrone - rapeseed fields #DailyDrone You have never seen #rapeseed fields this way #uav #uas #Germany
"13.09.2016 09:01:00" dw.com Will Apple's new AirPods create more junk, or less? Once the new iPhone hits the shelves, Apple customers may have to throw out their old headphones. But in the long run, wireless headphones like AirPods could actually be better for the Earth. Here's why #wireless headphones like #Apple's new #AirPods could actually be better for the #environment.
"13.09.2016 08:15:08" dw.com Brazil ratifies Paris climate deal, joining US, China Brazil has followed the US and China as the third-largest country for emissions to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change. Major emitters Russia, India, Japan and Germany have still to sign up to the accord. With #Brazil, the 3rd-largest CO2 emitter after US & China has ratified last year's #ParisAgreement. But many other major polluters still have not, among them Russia, India and Germany.
"13.09.2016 07:10:00" Bone-deep drinking What's better for your bones, #milk or other #dairy products? w/ DW - Fit & gesund & Uppsala universitet
"12.09.2016 19:05:00" Vegan is big in Berlin (and it's getting bigger) Is Berlin the new # vegan capital of the world? Well, maybe not. But quite of few vegans attended to the annual festival for #vegans at #Alexanderplatz recently. This is our vegan experience on #soundcloud:
"12.09.2016 15:21:16" dw.com Obama orders construction halt of disputed North Dakota oil pipeline The US government has ordered a pause in construction of part of a disputed North Dakota oil pipeline. The move is a landmark success for Native Americans and environmentalists who have opposed the $3.7 billion project. Success story: #Obama orders construction halt of #NorthDakota oil #pipeline. #NoDAPL
"12.09.2016 14:59:35" When eagle meets drone In the Netherlands the first eagles ever have been trained to take down drones (in case they become a threat). Do you think this is a proper idea?
"12.09.2016 13:44:00" dw.com Picture of the Week | Global Ideas This hunter is well-camouflaged as he raises his gun to blast wild geese out of the sky. German farmers often regard the graceful birds as pests that destroy their crops, and therefore welcome their cull. But conservationists claim that hunted geese eat #POTW The (legal) wild goose hunters of Germany.
"12.09.2016 11:36:00" dw.com Down to the Mariana Trench: 11 facts about our mysterious oceans and marine life The oceans are a dark mystery. They surround us, and yet they are largely unknown. We once thought they were flat and boring. We now know they are anything but. And there's so much more to discover. Are you kidding me?! #Titanic director David Cameron once undertook a solo dive in a submarine vessel to a depth of almost 11,000 meters.
"12.09.2016 09:58:01" #DailyDrone - #Garzweiler #DailyDrone: The open cast lignite mine #Garzweiler in North Rhine-Westphalia #uav #uas
"12.09.2016 08:13:15" A burdon of the past Peanuts are delicious, but huge peanut plantations are a threat. Just take #Senegal. Here, huge plantations caused massive damage to the soil. But there are ideas how to grow nuts and keep the soil healthy at the same time.
"11.09.2016 23:10:01" dw.com The Hukou: The soul of the Yellow River Some say it looks like a herd of galloping horses when China's Yellow River evolves into the Hukou Waterfall. In autumm, the Hukou attracts the most tourists - find out why.
"11.09.2016 21:20:00" dw.com Bosch helped VW cheat on emissions tests: report | Business | DW.COM | 07.09.2016 Newly released documents suggest the German auto parts supplier Bosch not only provided Volkswagen with the software it used to cheat on emissions tests, but that the company knew its actions were illegal. A consortium of investigative journalists from Germany uncovered passages in evidence submitted to a US court that appeared to prove Bosch was aware that engine control software it had provided the auto maker was being used to manipulate emissions
"11.09.2016 19:05:01" dw.com The German environment minister's wish list | Environment | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 For Germany's environment minister, the need for new environmental policy goes without question. Now, she's proposed to bring ecological priorities into all political domains. Also without question is political backlash. Hendricks' environment program 2030 demands "unconditional and fundamental changes in society, industry, agriculture, energy and resource use, in transport and infrastructure."
"11.09.2016 17:00:00" dw.com #DailyDrone: Sieseby | DW Travel | DW.COM | 09.09.2016 Germany from above: The country's narrowest fjord is located on the shores of the Schlei inlet in Schleswig-Holstein! Fly with our #DailyDrone to Germany's narrowest fjord!
"11.09.2016 14:58:01" dw.com El Nino's trail of destruction in Africa | Africa | DW.COM | 09.09.2016 The ground is parched, the harvest ruined. Severe drought are bringing hardship to tens of millions of Africans. Aid agencies fear for the worst. Rainfall in southern Africa from October to December 2015 was at lowest level for those three months in 30 years. The World Food Program (WFP), which released those figures, blames El Nino, the weather pattern which recurs every two to seven
"11.09.2016 12:54:01" dw.com Climate conflict enflames civil war | All media content | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 Many experts say climate change is partly responsible for South Sudan's civil war. Meager harvests lead to food insecurity and higher prices that fuel conflict. Many experts say climate change is partly responsible for South Sudan's civil war. Meager harvests lead to food insecurity and higher prices that fuel conflict.
"11.09.2016 10:47:00" dw.com Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 finalists With over 50,000 entries across 95 countries, the 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has never looked better. The winners will be announced October 18.
"11.09.2016 08:40:00" dw.com Can our oceans be saved? | All media content | DW.COM | 09.09.2016 The future of our oceans is a question of increasing urgency. Marine biologist Karen Wiltshire from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany studies the effects of climate change on the world's oceans. The future of our oceans is a question of increasing urgency. Marine biologist Karen Wiltshire from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany studies the effects of climate change on the world's oceans.
"10.09.2016 22:17:00" dw.com Protecting the Western Cape's biological wonders | eco@africa | DW.COM | 09.09.2016 South Africa's Cape Floristic Region is one of the most biodiverse areas on earth. Yet deforestation, fires, pollution and intensive farming are putting this habitat at risk. That's bad news for the geometric tortoise. South Africa's Cape Floristic Region is one of the most biodiverse areas on earth but deforestation, fires, pollution, intensive farming and expanding urbanization are putting this habitat at risk.
"10.09.2016 20:37:01" dw.com We are headed toward an e-bike revolution | All media content | DW.COM | 09.09.2016 E-bike sales are spiking in Germany. But they're not just for grandma anymore. Advances in battery tech are turning bicycles into something that more closely resembles an electric motorcycle. Gabriel Borrud takes a wild ride in this report from Cologne, E-bike sales are spiking in Germany. Advances in battery tech are turning bicycles into something that more closely resembles an electric motorcycle.
"10.09.2016 18:00:01" dw.com The reason we hear songbirds is plate tectonics | All media content | DW.COM | 09.09.2016 For 25 million years, songbirds were trapped on an island, tweeting, chirping, warbling, trilling and hooting among themselves. DW's Natalie Muller has this report on how it took a geological fluke for our singing, feathered friends to ultimately land at For 25 million years, songbirds were trapped on an island, tweeting, chirping, warbling, trilling and hooting among themselves. DW's Natalie Muller has this report on how it took a geological fluke for our singing, feathered friends to ultimately land at
"10.09.2016 16:09:00" Many experts believe the changing climate is partly responsible for South Sudan's internal conflict. When the country declared independence those living in its newly drawn borders were hoping for peace and a better life. But that dream remains out of
"10.09.2016 14:30:28" dw.com WorldLink: Milking Upstate New York | All media content | DW.COM | 09.09.2016 An iconic image of upstate New York: cows on the hillside, multiple generations of the same family working together to get the milkings done, local cheese and butter and cream trucked to New York City's grocery stores in the small hours of the morning. An iconic image of upstate New York: cows on the hillside, multiple generations of the same family working together to get the milkings done, local cheese and butter and cream trucked to New York City's grocery stores in the small hours of the
"10.09.2016 12:30:01" dw.com Eco-at-Africa - The Environment Magazine | All media content | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 In this edition of eco@africa, we follow a dog in search of the geometric tortoise, learn about the benefits of solar vending carts in Uganda and take a dip to explore Turkey's marine protected areas. In this edition of eco@africa, we follow a dog in search of the geometric tortoise, learn about the benefits of solar vending carts in Uganda and take a dip to explore Turkey's marine protected areas.
"10.09.2016 10:30:01" Meet us in Berlin! Meet us in Berlin! Fed up with all the negative media reporting about the environment? Meet us in Berlin this weekend to discuss how to make eco journalism better, and more constructive.
https://www.festivalderzukunft.de/festivalderzukunft/agenda/175885/967531 Fed up with all the negative media reporting about the environment? Meet us in Berlin TODAY to discuss how to make eco journalism better, and more constructive.
"10.09.2016 08:30:00" dw.com The fabulous vistas of 'Saxon Switzerland' | All media content | DW.COM | 09.09.2016 Some call it Elbe Valley Sandstone Mountains others Saxon Switzerland, but either way most people rave about the bizarre rock formations, steep gorges and splendid views in one of Europe's most beautiful landscapes. Start your weekend in one of Europe's most beautiful landscapes!
"09.09.2016 23:50:00" dw.com The power-free refrigerator | All media content | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 75 percent of medicines and vaccines, which need cool storage, are damaged due to immoderate temperatures. A refrigerator that works with solar heat could be the solution. 75 percent of medicines and vaccines, which need cool storage, are damaged due to immoderate temperatures. A refrigerator that works with solar heat could be the solution.
"09.09.2016 21:30:01" The plant kingdom Home to more plant species than a tropical rainforest, South Africa's Cape Floristic Region is one of the most biodiverse areas on earth. Yet deforestation, fires, pollution, intensive farming and expanding urbanization are putting this habitat at risk.
"09.09.2016 19:00:01" dw.com Eco-friendly options for death | All media content | DW.COM | 02.04.2015 What about recycling our own bodies? These days, ever more people seem interested in reconnecting with the Earth - after death. And there are a whole host of environmentally friendly ways to inter your mortal remains. What could be more in line with the recycling ethos than wrapping a body in old newspapers?
Discover environmentally friendly ways to inter your mortal remains!
"09.09.2016 17:40:00" Timeline Photos Growth is dominates our economic models. But some say that needs to change. Could transforming our whole economic system also help the environment?
"09.09.2016 15:57:00" Farmers in Senegal are trying out green and alternative farming methods to reverse soil damage from peanut monocultures
"09.09.2016 14:33:52" dw.com Ottawa's outdoor lab: A farm in the middle of the city At a farm in the heart of Canada's capital Ottawa, scientists are working to increase crop yields in an era of climate change and increased invasive pests. Among other things, they're turning insects against each other. Important research at this living laboratory in the heart of the Canadian capital could make a difference for survival of the human species, in a time of increased crop pestilence instigated by changing climate and greater global transport of invasive
"09.09.2016 13:19:02" dw.com Kamapla's solar street vendors | eco@africa | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 A team of young social entrepreneurs a bringing a clean, green new vending cart to Uganda's street traders - who could see their income double. A team of young social entrepreneurs a bringing a clean, green new vending cart to Uganda's street traders - who could see their income double.
"09.09.2016 12:18:46" dw.com Africa, South America hit hard as wilderness disappears Areas of the world that are untouched by humans are disappearing, with some 10 percent of the planet's wilderness gone since the 1990s, researchers have said. The amount lost is equal to about half of the entire Amazon. Unrelenting human expansion and its accompanying agriculture, logging and mining have resulted in the loss of about 10 percent of wilderness regions globally in the past two decades. The places that have lost the most: the Amazon and Central
"09.09.2016 10:58:05" dw.com South Africa's canine conservation hero | All media content | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 The Cape Floristic Region is a wonder of biodiversity and home to the geometric tortoise. It's the job of South Africa's only dedicated Conservation Dog to sniff out and save the endangered species. The Cape Floristic Region is a wonder of biodiversity and home to the geometric tortoise. It's the job of South Africa's only dedicated Conservation Dog to sniff out and save the endangered species.
"09.09.2016 09:08:52" Meet us in Berlin! Meet us in Berlin! Fed up with all the negative media reporting about the environment? Meet us in Berlin this weekend to discuss how to make eco journalism better, and more constructive.
"09.09.2016 09:03:30" Meet us in Berlin! Meet us in Berlin! Fed up with all the negative media reporting about the environment? Meet us in Berlin this weekend to discuss how to make eco journalism better, and more constructive.
"09.09.2016 07:47:10" dw.com The German environment minister's wish list For Germany's environment minister, the need for new environmental policy goes without question. Now, she's proposed to bring ecological priorities into all political domains. Also without question is political backlash. "We need a new, strengthened environmental policy - one that systematically takes on the vast problems we see globally and within our own country, and which will have the ability to shape ecological change," German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks
"08.09.2016 23:00:02" dw.com Marine biodiversity under threat in Turkey | All media content | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 Gökova Bay's rich marine diversity is under threat. Now, swathes of it have been turned into protected areas, offering hope for the endangered Mediterranean monk seal and sandbar shark. Gökova Bay's rich marine diversity is under threat. Now, swathes of it have been turned into protected areas, offering hope for the endangered Mediterranean monk seal and sandbar shark.
"08.09.2016 21:00:01" dw.com Electric scooter made in Germany | All media content | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 Entrepreneurs in Hamburg have come up with a motor-driven skateboard that can reach speeds of up to 40 km per hour. The key is an extremely lightweight motor and high quality scooter. Entrepreneurs in Hamburg have come up with a motor-driven skateboard that can reach speeds of up to 40 km per hour. The key is an extremely lightweight motor and high quality scooter.
"08.09.2016 19:00:01" dw.com Living Planet: Abandoning fossil fuels | All media content | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 It's hard to persuade businesses making money from coal and gas to abandon fossil fuels, but what if it starts to make them a loss? Luke Sussams, a senior researcher at the Climate Tracker Initiative explains how he's making businesses abandon fossil It's hard to persuade businesses making money from coal and gas to abandon fossil fuels, but what if it starts to make them a loss? Luke Sussams, a senior researcher at the Climate Tracker Initiative answers.
"08.09.2016 17:00:01" dw.com Why do we need biodiversity? | All media content | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 Around 130 species are wiped out every day, threatening ecosystems that clean our water, purify our air, maintain our soil, regulate the climate, recycle nutrients and provide us with food. Around 130 species are wiped out every day, threatening ecosystems that clean our water, purify our air, maintain our soil, regulate the climate, recycle nutrients and provide us with food.
"08.09.2016 14:54:27" dw.com Living Planet: Planet at the crossroads | All media content | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 Climate change forces indigenous Kuna to leave their island – Fossil fuels are a bad investment, says the Climate Tracker Initiative – Do we have to stop growing to survive? And is woman-power the way forward to save our wild animals from extinction? Listen to our new podcast! Climate change, fossil fuels and degrowth are some of the topics featured.
"08.09.2016 12:48:41" dw.com Ponds into mangrove forests in Thailand | All media content | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 With the help of conservationists from the NGO Mangrove Action Project, idle ponds are slowly being rehabilitated to become mangrove forests on an island in southwestern Thailand. With the help of conservationists from the NGO Mangrove Action Project, idle ponds are slowly being rehabilitated to become mangrove forests on an island in southwestern Thailand.
"08.09.2016 10:26:33" dw.com #DailyDrone: Wind farm | DW Travel | DW.COM | 08.09.2016 Germany from above: There are approx. 26,000 wind farms in the country that supply power! There are approx. 26,000 wind farms in Germany that supply power. Fly with us!
"08.09.2016 07:52:52" dw.com The turtle saints in Cyprus | All media content | DW.COM | 07.09.2016 Hatching season for sea turtles on Cyprus happens to coincide with the peak tourist season. For 35 years, a couple has devoted their efforts to saving the hatchlings from naive tourists and many other dangers. Hatching season for sea turtles on Cyprus happens to coincide with the peak tourist season. For 35 years, a couple has devoted their efforts to saving the hatchlings from naive tourists and many other dangers.
"07.09.2016 21:00:01" dw.com Our planet at a crossroads How can humans protect themselves and the environment? Environment experts from around the world are meeting in Hawaii to discuss just that. One thing is clear: the oceans, in particular, need our help. “Ocean warming is one of this generation's greatest hidden challenges – and one for which we are completely unprepared,” says IUCN general director Inger Andersen. “The only way to preserve the rich diversity of marine life, and to safeguard the
"07.09.2016 19:07:00" dw.com From green living to the green after-life In this age of green living, it is hardly surprising that people are starting to think about a green after-life. In Germany, that translates to forest funerals, which are becoming more popular right across the country. What do you know about forest funerals? In Germany, death and life go together. http://dw.com/p/1Jw3o
"07.09.2016 17:10:01" Timeline Photos Youth are crucial to protect the environment in the long run. An initiative in Kenya is giving children a better understanding of how marine ecosystems work. Learn more here!
"07.09.2016 15:00:00" dw.com Why the ocean is key to climate protection | Environment | DW.COM | 06.09.2016 The World Conservation Congress - the largest environment decision-making forum - is taking place in Hawaii. Ocean and climate change are high on the agenda. UN advisor Susan Avery tells DW why the two go together. "Of the carbon dioxide we release into the atmosphere, half will stay in the atmosphere, 25% will go into the ocean, 25% will be taken up by the land. But if you look at the heating, 93% of the extra warming is actually in the ocean".
"07.09.2016 13:29:24" dw.com Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 finalists | All media content | DW.COM | 06.09.2016 With over 50,000 entries across 95 countries, the 52nd Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition has never looked better. The winners will be announced October 18. Over 50,000 entries from 95 countries but only a few winners. Finalists have been revealed. Who will win?
"07.09.2016 11:20:01" dw.com Amsterdam sightseeing with a twist | Euromaxx Videos | DW.COM | 05.09.2016 Plastic Whale developed the innovative idea to clean Amsterdam's canals while sightseeing. The plastic bottles, retrieved from the city's waterways are then recycled into new boats and other useful products. Tourism and environment can work together! Discover how they do it in Amsterdam! http://dw.com/p/1JvsM
"07.09.2016 10:23:25" dw.com DW - Global Ideas "The big trend is that people don't want to take care of graves, and are looking for a natural way to solve the problem".
Although 15 years ago, Germany sanctioned the creation of its first Friedwald or forest cemetery, now there are almost 60 across the
"06.09.2016 17:30:02" dw.com Laos mega dam sparks fears for environment | All media content | DW.COM | 06.09.2016 Some say it will transform the economy of Laos. Others maintain it will cause environmental ruin. The Xayaburi Dam is one of the most controversial building projects South-East Asia has ever seen. Will economic gain come at the price of environmental destruction? We travel to Laos to look at the #Xayaburi dam project, one of the most controversial of its kind. http://dw.com/p/1JwLZ
"06.09.2016 13:41:00" Giant pandas not endangered anymore Celebrating conversation successes - the giant panda isn't endangered anymore!
"06.09.2016 10:43:05" dw.com DW - Global Ideas Can the warming of the Artic be reversed? We ask that and more to United Nations advisor Susan Avery. Read it here: http://dw.com/p/1JuqQ
"05.09.2016 18:04:00" dw.com DW - Global Ideas The US and China moving to ratiy the Paris climate pact is a step, but just one of many. http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-us-china-move-a-good-sign-for-the-climate/a-19525079#disqus_thread
"05.09.2016 16:39:00" dw.com DW - Global Ideas The Nigerian government has to act quickly to defuse Nigeria's ticking environmental time bomb http://www.dw.com/en/nigerias-ticking-environmental-time-bomb/a-19526630
"05.09.2016 13:31:14" Lemurs in Madagascar According to the Red List of threatened species compiled by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Madagascar's lemurs are among the world's most endangered mammals.
"05.09.2016 10:19:51" How to make your own wind turbine #ICYMI: here's our story again on #DIY wind turbines - this time with subtitles for those of you who can't crank it up! Your shopping list: aluminum, washers, and bike wheels. Make sure you're #doingyourbit!
"04.09.2016 18:01:03" dw.com Senegal's eco-village experiment Carim Camara is trying to turn the nature park of Dindéfelo in Senegal into an “eco-village” to make it more socially, economically and ecologically sustainable. The country is also planning many many more. Senegal is about to conduct a "eco-village" experiment. Here's what the country is up to.
"04.09.2016 08:20:03" Timeline Photos #QuoteOfTheWeek. Hear ye, hear ye! #ecoafrica
"03.09.2016 17:10:01" dw.com Lofty green ambitions | All media content | DW.COM | 01.09.2016 London-based renewable energy inventor Daniel Connell organizes workshops to share his designs for green power prototypes such as a portable wind turbine he makes with inexpensive or salvaged materials. A #London-based #RenewableEnergy inventor shares his designs for green power #prototypes
"03.09.2016 14:59:00" dw.com Rapid evolution helping Tasmanian devils fight infectious cancer | Global Ideas An infectious facial cancer has wiped out vast numbers of Australia's Tasmanian devil. But a new study suggests the animals may be rapidly adapting to the threat. The #TasmanianDevils seem to experience a surprisingly rapid evolution. That's helping the marsupials to fight infectious cancer.