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"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 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.
"03.09.2016 14:55:00" Yummy, it's a bug The world's next #superfood is not some crop or grain. The next superfood will be #insects. Do creepy-crawlies already belong to your diet?
"03.09.2016 11:06:02" dw.com US, China ratify Paris climate change deal | News | DW.COM | 03.09.2016 The United States and China have formally joined the global climate change agreement reached in Paris last year. The decisions mark a major step towards the pact's eventual implementation. Major step: #US & #China ratify global #climatechange agreement.
"03.09.2016 10:21:01" dw.com A passive house in the mountains | eco@africa | DW.COM | 02.09.2016 Architect Arthur Pichler has built the first passive house in Italy's South Tyrol region. It is 90 percent more energy efficient than regular building stock. We head up the mountains to take a look. This man is an architect. And he has build the first #passive house in Italy's #SouthTyrol region. The building is 90 percent more energy efficient than regular building stock. Of course, we had a look.
"03.09.2016 07:29:00" dw.com Picture of the week: Dhaka's climate refugees | Global Ideas A Bangladeshi man sorts aluminum from industrial waste in the country's capital Dhaka. The city is a magnet for climate refugees from rural areas, particularly in the south. Many end up picking through waste to make a living or working in poor conditions #POTW, #Bangladesh - #ClimateRefugees have to make a living under horrible conditions in the country's capital #Dhaka. This man in our picture of the week sorts aluminum from industrial waste.
"02.09.2016 19:02:00" Vegan is big in Berlin (and it's getting bigger) Berlin has an annual festival for #vegans. When the festival started, just a few hundred people participated. This year, 60,000 attended. #LivingPlanet #Veganism
"02.09.2016 18:57:00" How to reconcile man and nature A village in #Senegal leads the way how to reconcile man and nature. #ecoAfrica @channelstv dw.com/ecoafrica
"02.09.2016 15:44:01" IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016 Our planet needs our help! #IUCNCongress #sustainability #conservation #Global3000
"02.09.2016 13:57:01" A bright and healthy way to generate power This is the story of the Solar Sisters in #Uganda, a group of women who help communities to switch from kerosene to #SolarPower.
"02.09.2016 10:35:01" Timeline Photos We were lucky on our expedition to Kazakhstan, the weather was good to us. And dining under a open sky is always wonderful (if you keep the mosquitos aside). Do we find the goal of our journey, the Saigas? We did. Join our journey, it's just a click away:
"01.09.2016 21:36:00" earthtouchnews.com What's not to love about the glorious, giant, slimy sea hare? Yes, it's real. And it's actually quite common in California. That one's huge and slimy. #seahare
"01.09.2016 19:11:00" Talk to me, buddy! This might be the reason why humans and #dogs get along so well. We probably use a different language our brains processes it quite similar. via Science, DW News
"01.09.2016 14:53:00" Help me, I have to tag 80 flamingo babys That's also some kind of #CitizenScience - 200 #volunteers helped tagging #Baby #Flamingos in Spain. via DW News
"01.09.2016 13:13:01" dw.com From the fingerprint to biometric data 125 years ago an Argentinian criminologist systematically took fingerprints of prisoners. Today there is a wealth of biometric information which police officers can collect: DNA, sounds, pictures and data. #Criminology can do much more with our traces than collecting #fingerprints.
"01.09.2016 09:16:46" buff.ly Study highlights scale of forest elephant's decline | News | DW.COM | 31.08.2016 The Wildlife Conservation Society says Central Africa's forest elephants will need a century to recover from illegal hunting. Their study reveals the huge extent of the rare animal's decline. #DYK that Central Africa's forest #elephants will need 100 years to recover from illegal hunting? That's the result of a survey by says the Wildlife Conservation Society.
"01.09.2016 08:13:10" buff.ly Minnesota governor orders limits on use of bee-killing pesticides | News | DW.COM | 27.08.2016 Governor Mark Dayton has called for limitations on the use of chemicals suspected of killing bees. The declining bee population has sparked concerns of a downturn in the state's agricultural sector. #Minnesota's governor plans to limit the use of #bee killing chemicals. The state fears that its agricultural sector could be at stake.
"31.08.2016 19:14:00" dw.com Living with Bangladesh's tigers Bangladesh's Sundarbans mangrove forest is a haven for the endangered tiger. But with a large human population as well, there is often conflict. A dedicated network of volunteers is trying to make sure this happens less. Live with the tiger, don't fight'em. #Bangladesh's #Sundarbans mangrove forest is a haven for the endangered #tiger. But with a large human population as well, there is often conflict. A dedicated network of #volunteers is trying to make sure this happens
"31.08.2016 16:08:00" Healed by evolution #TasmanianDevils seem to be true faith healers. Their numbers have been decimated by a vicious facial cancer, but due to lightning-fast genetic evolution, the little marsupials are able to fight back. "It appears the devils are saving themselves through
"31.08.2016 13:05:00" The man who's living in a silo How spaced out is your home? You will have to compete with Jan Körbes who has made a home of an old grain silo. It's his dream house he says and he wants to build more. #ecoafrica #upcycling
"31.08.2016 12:13:00" Timeline Photos #WorldWaterWeek: More than 300 million at risk of life-threatening #diseases from dirty water. #Global3000
"31.08.2016 09:37:00" weforum.org 'The North Pole could ice-free by next summer' A leading climate scientist says ships will sail over the melted North Pole by next year or the year after. Do you consider this a good or a bad thing? Ships will sail over the North Pole by 2017.
"31.08.2016 07:58:39" dw.com Scientists exit Hawaii dome after year-long Mars simulation Experts living at the Hawaii Mars simulation dome have exited the structure where they lived in isolation for 365 days. The group lived on the Mauna Loa mountain and could go out only wearing spacesuits. After 365 days in isolation, and dressed in space suits all day, the Martians are back from their trip to a simulated #Mars world. #Hawaii
"31.08.2016 00:17:00" A inconspicuous killer It's been an inconspicuous killer who wiped out the #Saigas in #Kazakhstan. A bacteria is to blame. But how did it strike? This riddle is still to be solved and scientists like Richard Kock and the Frankfurt Zoological Society are doing their best to save
"30.08.2016 20:03:00" The positive scientific aspects of drones #Drones are both, a cool toy for scientists and a powerful tool for them to collect data.
"30.08.2016 18:55:00" dw.com DW - Global Ideas The unique #migratory animals of the so called '#Serengeti of the north' in Central Asia are in danger due to human development and climate change. Both are disrupting age-old migratory routes.
"30.08.2016 14:44:01" dw.com Factory farming reforms proposed in Germany Germany is home to 83 million people. But that isn't the country's total population: It's also home to about 27 million pigs, 12.6 million cattle, and nearly 40 million egg-producing hens. Their lives are very hard. #Germany has a much larger #population than you might think. In addition to 83 million people, about 27 million pigs, 12.6 million cattle, and nearly 40 million egg-producing hens complete the number of inhabitants. Especially the animal's lives would
"30.08.2016 14:12:32" dw.com Mystery solved: Lucy died of blunt force trauma in fall from a tree, or did she? A US anthropologist claims that the remains of the world's most famous pre-human skeleton point to a quick but violent death. But while the theory is plausible, not everyone is buying it. How did Lucy die? There's always been a mystery about the world's most famous pre-human skeleton. Now a scientist says that Lucy died a quick but violent death by falling from a tree. The theory is plausible, but not everyone is buying it.
"30.08.2016 13:47:01" dw.com Humans have warmed the planet for 180 years Climate change is usually thought of as a 20th- and 21st-century phenomenon. But new research has found that the planet has been heating up since the dawn of the industrial revolution. Humans have contributed to #GlobalWarming quite a few years longer that we previously thought.
"30.08.2016 11:00:47" dw.com DW - Global Ideas More than 100 rangers in the iconic Virunga National Park, the home of the last mountain #gorillas, have been killed since the park was founded. Chief ranger Innocent Mburanumwe explains, why it's still important to continue the good work.
"30.08.2016 10:35:00" dw.com Oil, gas and the 'long transition' to a low-carbon economy | Environment | DW.COM | 29.08.2016 Oil and gas industry representatives are gathering in Norway for the biennial ONS energy conference. Conference Committee Chair John Knight talks to DW about the role of oil and gas in a transitioning energy economy. At the moment, #oil and #gas industry representatives are gathering in Norway for the #ONS energy conference. In the wake of #COP21 last year, the industry has to be aware of the "seriousness of society and politicians about the need to transition at some
"30.08.2016 08:49:00" dw.com Native American tribes unite against Dakota pipeline project Native American tribal members from across the United States have joined mounting protests against a four-state oil pipeline. A series of lengthy legal battles may hold up pipeline construction. Native American tribal members from across the United States have joined mounting protests against a four-state oil pipeline.
"30.08.2016 08:46:27" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo This young #Saiga antilope in #Kazakhstan was born just a few hours ago. A team of scientists from Frankfurt Zoological Society measure and examine this precious species. A Global Ideas team was part of the journey to find these shy animals. And you can
"30.08.2016 07:51:42" dw.com Lightning risk 'much higher for animals' How could hundreds of animals have died in a single lightning storm in Norway? DW speaks to the head of a high-voltage lab to find out. Recently we shared a video of hundreds of #reindeer in #Norway dying most likely because of a #lightning. To explain what happend, we talked to high-voltage expert Volker Hinrichsen. Here's why four legs are more dangerous in a #thunderstorm than two.
"29.08.2016 19:08:00" Disastrous lighning kills hundreds of reindeer A gamekeeper at #Norway's #Hardangervidda plateau made an unpleasent discovery - 300+ reindeer killed by a lightning. Officials say the incident was almost unprecedented.
"29.08.2016 15:35:00" dw.com More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning storm in Norway | News | DW.COM | 29.08.2016 Hundreds of dead reindeer have been discovered following a lightning storm in southern Norway. Officials say it was an unusually large natural disaster. #WTF?! More than 300 #reindeer killed by #lightning storm in #Norway, scientists are baffled.
"29.08.2016 13:17:00" Timeline Photos #Bats are long distance travellers. Not all of them, but some http://dw.com/p/1Jplw
"29.08.2016 08:23:55" A friendly kiss can do no harm. This is what happens when a fosterling loves the protagonist of one of our next reports too much.
"28.08.2016 16:57:00" Waste food in times of hunger? If over 200 million people in #Africa are undernourished, why is half of all food there wasted? #foodwaste
"28.08.2016 07:23:00" video.nationalgeographic.com Watch: Fireflies Glowing in Sync to Attract Mates Watch: Fireflies flash together in bursts in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. #DYK that #fireflies are glowing in sync to attract mates?
"27.08.2016 18:45:07" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Green tactics From disaster recovery to tackling deforestation, we explore how green tactics are being used around the world. Producer/Presenter: Charlotta Lomas @charlottalomas For more Living Planet episodes, #LivingPlanet From #disaster recovery to tackling #deforestation, we explore how green tactics are being used around the world.
"27.08.2016 18:12:01" Timeline Photos Inadequate waste management is threatening to bury #Ghana's natural beauty under piles of trash. Part of the Recycle Up Ghana team, our guest writer Alhassan Baba Muniru is pinning his hopes on the younger generation. http://dw.com/p/1Jpcg
"27.08.2016 09:01:01" openparksnetwork.org openparksnetwork.org Carl Sandburg provided a popular voice for the American people of the twentieth century and still speaks to us through his words, songs and the beauty and serenity of Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. Visit Park's NPS Website See the coolest photos from the #NationalPark service's historic archives. It has tones of pics. Not only of #goats.
"27.08.2016 07:02:00" ocean.nationalgeographic.com DW - Global Ideas Just some #DeepSea #creatures. #Enjoy. via National Geographic
"26.08.2016 19:16:00" Fascinating and so vulerable #Saigas are lovely. But did you hear about this #mysterious mass die-off in #Kazakhstan? dw.com/saigas
"26.08.2016 17:01:00" The African Orphans of East Germany On 18 December 1979 the first group of about 80 orphans from #Namibia arrived in the snowy winter of the East German capital of Berlin. Some of them were between 3 to 5 years old. In the following years (until 1988), a total of 430 children came to GDR.
"26.08.2016 11:05:00" dw.com 3 things you need to know about Italy, the Norcia earthquake and 'airbag' housing | Sci-Tech | DW.COM | 25.08.2016 It's impossible to predict earthquakes. We know that. We also know regions such as the Apennines in Italy are prone to shake. There's little we can do but build resistant housing. Here's why. It's impossible to predict earthquakes. We know that. We also know regions such as the Apennines in Italy are prone to shake. There's little we can do but build resistant housing. Here's why.
"26.08.2016 10:13:00" Never underestimate the poo Poo can do a lot to save the climate. Now, a #biogas digester from Zimbabwe converts cattle dung and waste from pigs and chickens into methane gas for cooking.
"25.08.2016 19:10:00" Green, greener, Nigeria Providing enough food for everyone in #Nigeria is quite a challenge, especially in cities. That's when Angel Adelaja comes in, a young woman in Abuja. With her startup "Fresh Direct", she builds greenhouses and helps farmers by providing them with new
"25.08.2016 13:07:00" Closing the energy gap Rwanda's economy needs a lot of power. But outages are a common problem, so many people use a diesel generator, which is expensive and bad for the environment. The government promised to close the electricity gap by 2017. With projects like the Rwamagana
"25.08.2016 08:45:18" gizmodo.com Beautiful Blue Lakes Are Invading East Antarctica and That's Not Good Something strange is happening to one of the coldest places on Earth. Dazzling blue lakes are blooming like summer wildflowers atop the East Antarctic ice sheet's Langhovde Glacier. And that's got scientists worried—because they've seen these lakes Beautiful blue lakes, huh? Unfortunately, that's melting #glacier ice and hence far from #cool. #globalwarming #Antarctica
"24.08.2016 19:52:00" If you have just a few minutes left today, this is how to spend them: www.dw.com/saigas You won't regret it.
"24.08.2016 15:41:00" nbcnews.com The medals for the 2020 Tokyo games could be made from e-waste Japan is considering tapping into its mine of old consumer electronics to create Olympic medals made from the country's e-waste. The next #olympics medals could be made from #ewaste. #Tokyo2020 #Rio2016
"24.08.2016 13:25:00" blog.nature.org Migration in Motion: Visualizing Species Movements Due to Climate Change Climate change is already forcing species to migrate to cooler climates, and Conservancy scientists are mapping these predicted migrations. You haven't seen it this way before. A #visualization on how species #migrate due to #ClimateChange
"24.08.2016 09:23:29" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo just to make sure you know where to find the #Saigas ;-)
"23.08.2016 19:11:00" dw.com Recovering from Katrina: Will New Orleans become the world's climate beacon? | Environment | DW.COM | 23.08.2016 An image of dysfunction after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has picked itself up, dusted itself off and is becoming a symbol of resilience in a world where climate change is causing increasing panic and despondency. 11 years ago hurricane #Katrina destroyed #NewOrleans. Today, the streets are filled with tourists again. Thanks to innovative projects, the city has recovered and musicians are once again playing in the bars of "the Big Easy."
"23.08.2016 15:01:00" dw.com Saving Kenya's anti-cancer tree | eco@africa | DW.COM | 22.08.2016 The Prunus africana contains properties that help fight illnesses like prostate cancer. But illegal logging has helped make the tree an endangered species. Two women are fighting to save it. There's a tree in #Kenya has the power to fight #cancer. But illegal logging has made the tree an #endangered species.
"23.08.2016 12:51:00" In love with the Saiga antelope This Saiga antelope is just a few hours old. Seeing it is a wonder, last year almost 90 percent of the antelope's population died due to still unclear reasons. We accompanied a team of researcher on their way to the Kazakh steppe to find the last of the
"23.08.2016 11:34:55" dw.com Brew beer, save energy | eco@africa | DW.COM | 22.08.2016 A brewery in Germany is trying to make its beer greener. No, it's not for St Patrick's Day. The company is using heat arising in the brewing process for power, making it more energy efficient. A German brewery wants to make its #beer greener. And that's not for St Patrick's Day. #energyefficiency
"23.08.2016 05:58:00" Saigas in distress #GoodMorning! Are you in for a nice #sunrise and a journey? Join us and have fun: dw.com/saigas #Saigas
"22.08.2016 19:07:01" dw.com Mommy bird tells egg 'it's warm outside!' Global warming may threaten many bird species. Some chicks, though, are hatching well prepared for higher temperatures. Researchers say it's all thanks to their parents' song. Best practice #parenthood: Some bird parents tell their chicks about #globalwarming.
"22.08.2016 15:01:00" Making a Chimp Murderer Is it #murder if a #chimpanzee kills a fellow #chimp? https://soundcloud.com/deutsche-welle-in-english/living-planet-a-chimp-on-trial #MakingAMurderer #LivingPlanet
"22.08.2016 10:11:00" Timeline Photos You won't need an expensive sleeping bag, an off-road vehicle or buckets of bug repellent for this expedition through #Kazakhstan's vast wilderness. Join our reporters on a search for the last #saiga #antelopes, the steppe ghosts:
"22.08.2016 07:59:54" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo This young #Saiga antilope in #Kazakhstan was born just a few hours ago. A team of scientists from Frankfurt Zoological Society measure and examine this precious species. A Global Ideas team was part of the journey to find these shy animals. And you can
"22.08.2016 07:16:40" dw.com On the hunt for the Pokemon rodent The flightless scaly-tailed squirrel is an elusive creature. No one has seen it alive so far. But a few specimens have been found - and now researchers managed to analyze its DNA. This, ladies and gents is "the ultimate #Pokemon," because the scaly-tailed #sqiuirrel was even harder to catch than the little monsters in #PokemonGo.
"21.08.2016 17:13:00" Under threat: South Africa's penguin problem South Africa used to be home to millions of penguins. Today, just a fraction is left due to overfishing, oil spills and plastic waste. Could tourism be the birds' last hope?
"21.08.2016 12:09:01" dw.com Living Planet: A chimp on trial | All media content | DW.COM | 18.08.2016 If a chimpanzee kills a fellow chimp, could it be classified as murder? That's what some scientists are trying to argue. DW talks to primatologist and comedian Lewis Dean to find out more. A chimpanzee is on trial for killing another ape. Could it be found guilty of murder? Find out on our latest episode of Living Planet featuring primate expert Lewis Dean
"21.08.2016 07:34:00" The forest that grew from the desert Deforestation and forest degradation are a huge threat to climate change, accounting for up to 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But this proves there's still hope.
"20.08.2016 07:26:00" Saving India's sacred turtles The Indian village of Velas is fighting to save its sacred turtles. Lives depend on it - and it's not just the animals'. Watch our full report here: dw.com/p/1I4eG
"19.08.2016 17:03:00" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post Great events are often foreshadowed: We are about to launch our latest #interactive. These pictures are a small appetizer of what is about to come. Please choose our next cover picture. Hit the like-button right at the pic you like the most. #Saiga
"19.08.2016 14:04:25" Timeline Photos Today is #OrangutanDay AND #WorldPhotoDay! What better way to mark the two than with this picture? Late last year, one of the worst forest fires in recorded history ravaged Indonesia, shrouding much of the country in thick clouds of smoke. These
"19.08.2016 13:12:00" Orangutans: The people of the forest "They're very individual. Just like human beings": Today is #OrangutanDay! Join us in celebrating the "people of the forest" - and help raise awareness of the critically endangered great ape by sharing this video.
"19.08.2016 10:03:00" dw.com Living Planet: The dark side | All media content | DW.COM | 18.08.2016 From criminal minds to blood-sucking vampires, we uncover the dark side of the animal kingdom. A chimpanzee is on trial for killing another ape. Will a jury find it guilty of murder? Find out on our latest episode of Living Planet featuring primate expert Lewis Dean dw.com/p/1JkyQ
"18.08.2016 19:19:00" The forest that grew from the desert Deforestation and forest degradation are a huge threat to climate change, accounting for up to 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. But this proves there's still hope.
"18.08.2016 17:23:00" Under threat: South Africa's penguin problem South Africa used to be home to millions of penguins. Today, just a fraction is left due to overfishing, oil spills and plastic waste. Could tourism be the birds' last hope?
"18.08.2016 15:01:18" Creepy-crawlies A clutch of around 200 rare #Montserrat #tarantulas has hatched at Chester Zoo. It's the first time the unusual spider has been bred in captivity. Zoo keepers are are understandably cock-a-hoop.
"17.08.2016 19:17:00" The Darwin's frog: A tiny croaker with a huge problem Survival of the fittest? This tiny Darwin's frog has a huge problem. Now, a team of scientists are working around the clock to fix it.
"17.08.2016 17:12:01" Timeline Photos Move over Usain Bolt! This cheetah beat the world's fastest man by almost 4 seconds. Check out our picture gallery of nature's top 10 athletes dw.com/p/19pJN
"17.08.2016 13:36:05" Saving India's sacred turtles The Indian village of Velas is fighting to save its sacred turtles. Lives depend on it - and it's not just the animals'. Watch our full report here: dw.com/p/1I4eG
"17.08.2016 10:56:55" Guess an animal Berlin is known for its nightlife, but revelers are not the only ones out after dark. Listen closely and see if you can guess who - or what - this proverbial night owl is. Spoiler alert: It's not an owl!
"17.08.2016 08:53:31" dw.com Veganism: good for the environment, bad for people? It's widely argued that cutting meat consumption is necessary to make our societies more sustainable. Although veganism is a growing trend worldwide, it remains controversial - mainly due to health issues. Veganism may be good for the environment, but is it good for you? Experts are divided. And one lawmaker even wants to lock up parents who impose a vegan diet on their kids.
"16.08.2016 20:02:00" When life gives you rain, go surfing!
"16.08.2016 17:57:00" Cleaning up Egypt's mess, one bag at at a time Who said trash has to look trashy? These women have found the most stylish way to clean up Egypt's mess.
"16.08.2016 13:17:14" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"16.08.2016 13:02:00" dw.com Global Ideas interactive: A last-minute rescue The mass extinction of species is in full swing. Many birds, mammals and amphibians could be wiped out in the next few years. Here we show conservationists who are working tirelessly to save them. More than 23,000 species are threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Check out our interactive special to see some of the wild ways humans are trying to save them!
"16.08.2016 09:00:32" dw.com DW - Global Ideas The world is drowning in waste. To be exact, it's drowning in nearly 50 million metric tons of cell phones, toasters and vacuum cleaners. Much of it could easily be fixed and reused, but less than 1/5 is ever recycled. And that's threatening to choke both
"15.08.2016 21:54:00" How to make green orange juice On this orange plantation in South Africa, farmers have discovered a way to make the world a lot greener.
"15.08.2016 17:09:00" Vetiver: Malawi's magic plant Meet the awesome women that have unlocked the magic of Malawi's unassuming, truly astounding plant dw.com/p/1Jftj
"14.08.2016 15:56:01" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Rethinking farming Senegal is facing erratic rainfall, food shortages and high unemployment. Many young people are forced to leave rural areas in search of employment. Now, a farming school is encouraging youth back int Senegal is trying to bring its youth back into the fields
"14.08.2016 08:14:00" Meet Frankfurt Zoo's most adorable new resident...
"13.08.2016 19:57:00" dw.com Our beautiful planet | eco@africa | DW.COM | 12.08.2016 Dry, monotonous, barren - those are a few words that might spring to mind to describe a desert. But these ecosystems are actually full of life if you look in the right places. For instance, in rockpools like Guelta d'Archei in the Sahara, camels drink See the desert as you've never seen it before!
"13.08.2016 14:50:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Nigeria battles 'tomatogedden' Nigeria is Saharan Africa's largest tomato producer. Yet the country is facing a major tomato scarcity, thanks to a tiny yet destructive pest. The moth, Tuta Absoluta, is affecting farmlands across N Falling supplies of #Nigeria's most important crops and rising prices - how is the country coping with 'tomatogeddon'? #LivingPlanet
"13.08.2016 07:47:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: A library just for seeds? An 'heirloom seed library' has opened in the West Bank. It's aim is to safeguard Palestinian varieties of fruits and vegetables that have collected and shared for generations. Report: Dave Kattenburg Safeguarding Palestine's fruit and veg seeds for generations to come...#LivingPlanet
"12.08.2016 20:45:00" dw.com 'Do you really need a new smartphone - or do you just want one?' | Environment | DW.COM | 03.05.2016 When consumers constantly upgrade to the latest smartphone, this carries a heavy environmental cost. Although recycling helps, the underlying problem is economic growth versus the environment. How can this be solved? Maybe you could do without that new smartphone?
"12.08.2016 17:59:00" Happy #WorldElephantDay! What's your favorite animal?
"12.08.2016 16:38:00" dw.com Saving Canada's only desert | Environment | DW.COM Most people don't even know Canada has a desert - the Okanagan is an anomaly in a country known for snow. But the Okanagan Desert is threatened - scientists and indigenous people are now working to protect the ecosystem. Did anyone else know that Canada had a desert?
"12.08.2016 13:46:29" dw.com Japan brings Ikata nuclear plant back online | News | DW.COM Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor despite a court challenge by local residents. The atomic plant was one of dozens shut down in wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Five years after #Fukushima, #Japan is bringing Ikata #nuclear power plant back online and despite public skepticism!
"12.08.2016 09:38:59" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post Your vote is needed, please choose our cover picture of next week. We are highlighting the work of the Scarlet Six Biomonitoring Team in Belize. The organization has committed the protect the nests of the scarlet macaw, one of the largest and most poached
"12.08.2016 05:30:00" dw.com Solving Africa's food crisis | eco@africa | DW.COM | 11.08.2016 As climate change brings increased drought to Africa; farmers struggle to produce certain crops. One scientist is researching new and modified species that could help secure the food supply. Climate change is bringing increased drought and desertification to Africa - how are people going to get food in the future? Our #EcoAfrica #EcoHero is trying to solve that problem.
"11.08.2016 21:00:00" Is there such a thing as green orange juice? #EcoAfrica
"11.08.2016 18:56:00" dw.com Living Planet: Food-a-gettin' | All media content | DW.COM | 11.08.2016 By 2050, it's expected there'll be some 9 billion mouths to feed globally. We hear how people around the world are striving for food security, albeit in sometimes curious ways. By 2050, there will be 9 mln mouths to feed. On #LivingPlanet, we ask: will everyone have enough to eat?
"11.08.2016 17:40:01" dw.com How climate change is increasing forest fires around the world | Environment | DW.COM Have wildfires increased globally over recent years? And if so, is global warming to blame? Research has illuminated this, along with what wildfires do to us and our environment, and which areas are most vulnerable. Climate change is fueling wildfires all over the world - but what impact is it having on the environment?
"11.08.2016 15:27:35" dw.com Climate disasters could increase armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries | Environment | DW.COM Natural disasters and armed conflicts are a source of destabilization worldwide. In multi-ethnic countries, the two could be linked. Climate calamities could turn smoldering social tensions into conflict. Deadly clashes in #Nigeria http://dw.com/p/1JgeT
Is #climatechange fueling #conflict? http://dw.com/p/1JVk3
"11.08.2016 12:53:56" Too often we just throw away our broken things. But could we not just fix them?
"11.08.2016 10:57:24" dw.com Overshadowed by climate change | Global Ideas | DW.COM Climate change is a ubiquitous threat to species around world. But research by Australian scientists shows that some older, familiar enemies of biodiversity shouldn't be forgotten. Climate change is a serious threat to #biodiversity - but is it the only threat they face?
"10.08.2016 20:20:10" dw.com Protecting Ethiopia's forest lions | All media content | DW.COM | 12.05.2014 A conservation group is protecting rare mountain lions in Ethiopia's Kafa region by compensating farmers for lost livestock. In turn, the organization can count on local reverence for the big cats to help save the creatures. For #WorldLionDay, a look back at the conservation group protecting rare mountain lions in Ethiopia
"10.08.2016 19:30:00" soundcloud.com World In Progress - Haiti Living In Limbo Haitians have to cope with ongoing political and economic crises. Political chaos has exacerbated the impact of a drought in the poorest country in Latin America. The millions of euros in foreign aid Natural #disasters and political and economic crises have Haiti living in limbo #WorldinProgress
"10.08.2016 18:45:01" dw.com German zoo welcomes arrival of rare white lion cubs | News | DW.COM | 06.05.2016 Germany's Magdeburg Zoo has been showing off its latest new arrivals: a pair of white lion cubs. The twins came as something of a surprise to zoo staff, who hadn't noticed the mother was pregnant. The adorable white lions cubs that were born earlier this year. #WorldLionDay
"10.08.2016 17:14:00" dw.com German utility Eon logs huge half-year loss | Business | DW.COM | 10.08.2016 German energy giant Eon has booked a big loss for the first half of the year. Like other utilities, it has been impacted by Berlin's mandated shutdown of nuclear power stations as the country switches to renewables. Germany's energy giant #Eon has posted huge half-year losses as the country switches to #renewables
"10.08.2016 14:42:48" Timeline Photos Happy #WorldLionDay!
"10.08.2016 12:35:47" dw.com 25 years of German research in the Arctic | All media content | DW.COM In 1991, Germany set up a research base on Spitsbergen - it's one of the northernmost settlements in the world. With climate change affecting the Arctic twice as fast as the rest of the planet, interest has boomed. Germany's "blue house" in the #Arctic - 25 years on and interest has boomed!
"10.08.2016 12:29:00" dw.com The perils and benefits of the Red List of threatened animals | Global Ideas | DW.COM It is the most comprehensive tool we have for mapping threats to global biodiversity and is widely accepted as the oracle on looming extinction, but is the Red List everything we quietly, hopefully assume? How important is the IUCN's #RedList?
"10.08.2016 10:38:00" dw.com Global Ideas | DW.COM Global Ideas, a multimedia project by Deutsche Welle, reports on biodiversity conservation and the fight against climate change. Its journalists and writers bring you stories of inspiring people and innovative projects around the world in videos, Biodiversity is declining. While we may not know exactly how many species we are losing every year, of the more than 79,800 assessed as part of the IUCN's #RedList, over 23,000 species are threatened with extinction – many as a result of human activity.
"10.08.2016 07:06:11" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo You might not see them, but they are there. At least, the few of them that are left in the wild: the lemurs. The primates are vital to the pollination of baobab trees in Madagascar. But they are endangered because slashing and burning practices are
"09.08.2016 18:20:00" Driving an #ecar = fun! Charging it...not so much #GoingElectric
"09.08.2016 14:21:06" Getting snot samples from a humpback whale weighing around 33 tons? Not easy, but scientists at Griffith University in Australia are giving it a go...
"09.08.2016 11:30:00" dw.com A slippery decision: Chevron oil pollution in Ecuador | Environment | DW.COM | Chevron has won a key challenge against a multi-billion-dollar judgment over polluting the Ecuadorian Amazon with toxic oil waste. But the case is far from over More than 30,000 #indigenous people have been affected by oil extraction pollution in Ecuador's Amazonia - but the US appeals court has blocked enforcement of an $8.6 bln judgment against Chevron
"08.08.2016 20:00:00" dw.com Fast fashion: What's your waste size? | eco@africa | DW.COM | 08.08.2016 Everyone loves a bargain, but our penchant for fast fashion isn't a good look for the planet. We take a peek at some of the effects of our clothes-shopping addiction. We all want to be dressed in the latest fashions - but what is the cost to the environment?
"08.08.2016 17:40:00" dw.com The Earth is exhausted! | All media content | DW.COM Globally speaking, by today - August 8 - we have used up all our natural resources for the entire year of 2016, according to the Global Footprint Network. Overfishing, overshopping and burning fossil fuels - it's all taking it's toll on the Earth. And just 8 months into the year, we have already used up all our natural resources for 2016!
"08.08.2016 16:01:05" dw.com Powerful algae | eco@africa | DW.COM | 08.08.2016 The beaches of Trelleborg in southern Sweden are awash with algae. You may not want to swim in it but the goop is a boon for environmentalists thanks to a pioneering project that turns it into biofuel. Beaches awash with algae - perhaps not for swimming, but great for biofuel! #EcoAfrica
"08.08.2016 15:39:09" dw.com Deadly landslides in Mexico | All media content | DW.COM Tropical storm "Earl" raged over several cities in Mexico. At least 38 people were killed. Their houses were swept away by massive landslides. A new storm is expected to hit this region again. Landslides caused by #TropicalStormEarl have killed at least 38 people as their houses were swept away
"08.08.2016 14:35:00" dw.com Pollution-eating moss in Dresden | eco@africa | DW.COM | 08.08.2016 A Dresden company is testing so-called "City Trees" which contain a specially bioengineered moss equivalent to 50 real trees. What's so special about it? Well, the moss "eats" pollution. Find out how it works. Bioengineered moss - equivalent to around 50 trees - is 'eating' Dresden's pollution. But how does it work? Eco@Africa explains:
"08.08.2016 14:27:15" Italian coast guards have rescued a kitten that was seen floating in the sea #InternationalCatDay
"08.08.2016 12:26:01" dw.com An environmental balancing act on Lake Tana | eco@africa | DW.COM | 08.08.2016 Each year, thousands of birds escape the European winter for the sunny climes of Ethiopia's Lake Tana. These wetlands make a perfect habit for our feathered friends but are under increasing pressure from humans. Ethiopia's Lake Tana is a utopia for birds during the #European winter. But it's facing increasing pressure from humans.
"08.08.2016 12:22:33" dw.com Earth Overshoot Day: Living beyond our means | Environment | DW.COM We've used up more resources than the planet can regenerate in a whole year - and it's only the start of August. Mathis Wackernagel of the Global Footprint Network explains why we need to check our overconsumption. August 8: the date when we have used up more resources than our planet can regenerate annually. Every year, the time gets shorter. Co-founder of the Global Footprint Network, Mathis Wackernagel explains why we need to think more about what we are
"08.08.2016 10:30:00" dw.com Killing for conservation | All media content | DW.COM | 01.10.2015 Australia's government plans to kill 2 million cats. Scientists believe that feral cats are implicated in the deaths of almost all of the native Australian animals that have been lost to extinction. They say killing the cats may be the last resort for Cat's are cute - but they are also brutal killers. For #WorldCatDay, we take a look back at a story from Australia, where the government is taking extreme measures to stop feral felines threatening local #wildlife
"08.08.2016 08:59:16" dw.com Dangers lurking in the permafrost | Environment | DW.COM More than 20 people were recently sickened by anthrax in Siberia. It's thought a heat wave thawed permafrost there, releasing the bacteria. What else could climate change unleash from frozen ground that's melted? More than 20 people have already been made sick by #anthrax as a result of melting ice in Siberia - what else could #climatechange unleash?
"08.08.2016 06:16:00" Timeline Photos #GoodMorning, it's #WorldCatDay today. Yes, we will have some #catcontent today as well.
"07.08.2016 19:39:00" dw.com Save the earth's largest mammals Gorillas, rhinos, big cats - many iconic species could be wiped out before the end of 2100, say scientists. They are calling on the international community to do more to save the world's largest land mammals. Listen to science, world: #Save them #mammals, they will be gone soon.
"07.08.2016 15:06:00" Timeline Photos #PictureOfTheWeek An old couch rests among the trash along the edge of #Guanabara Bay, the Olympic sailing venue in #Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. The #Rio2016 #Olympics started this week. But so far have been marred in controversy over the failure of the
"07.08.2016 06:38:00" Never to young to be helpful A Sixteen-year-old in #Tanzania is trying to help the planet with her radio show about how #ClimateChange affects children.
"06.08.2016 19:31:00" Ugly is the new black From overly rotund radishes to crooked carrots - every year around 18 million tons of produce ends up in the bin for optical reasons. #uglyfood
"06.08.2016 15:08:01" dw.com Mutatoes: the models of the vegetable crate Fruits and vegetables are sorted before they are sold. What does not reach a certain standard, will be discarded. Uli Westphal takes photos of the rejected goods, so that we can remember how they actually look. #Mutatoes are the real models of the #vegetable crate. #uglyfruits
"06.08.2016 07:04:01" Timeline Photos #IYHO Under which conditions would you consider buying an #ElectricCar?
"05.08.2016 17:01:00" Timeline Photos The #Danish island of #Samsø is completely energy self-sufficient and has become a model #RenewableEnergy project for communities around the globe. If only the island's cars and tractors were green... http://dw.com/p/1JZV3
"05.08.2016 14:36:33" soundcloud.com Living Planet - DW's environment radio show & podcast, 2016 full episodes Living Planet tells environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. From the food we eat to the waste from products we consume - not to mention al Is Olympics host Brazil neglecting its indigenous people? Canadian First This week on #LivingPlanet: Nations fight to keep condominiums off a site they consider to be sacred - and a look at the planet's giant eco-footprint on #EarthOvershootDay.
"05.08.2016 07:43:01" Into the wild Dealing w/ #tarantulas, #piranhas & many #caimans isn't for sissies.
"04.08.2016 17:48:00" dw.com Olympic harmony in Rio masks murder in the Amazon, say activists Since the last Olympic Games in 2012, 150 indigenous activists have been killed in Brazil while trying to protect their land. Campaigners warn the new interim government is moving to erode indigenous protections further. Since the last Olympic Games in 2012, 150 indigenous activists have been killed in Brazil. The glamour of #Rio2016 could mask the situation.
"04.08.2016 12:36:37" Mud Swimming in Rio #Rio2016's #sailing competition might past a few dozen #dolphins. But they are in great danger.
"04.08.2016 08:07:00" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post For next week's special report, we are heading back to Madagascar. Here are your choices for next week's banner. Which one's your favorite?
"04.08.2016 07:29:00" Deep Sea Beauties in Technicolor As if nature spilled a few pots of paint #nudibranchs
"04.08.2016 07:20:15" DW News *Not sure if amazed or petrified* #Evolution of technology.
"03.08.2016 19:23:00" A Stinky Beauty The #flower smells like 'stinky socks' but hundreds are coming to see it in #Washington. #corpseflower
"03.08.2016 14:31:41" Long, wide, fast There's a bus in #China that is 22 meters long, 7.5 meters wide and high enough to let cars pass under it. #TEB #TransitElevatedBus
"03.08.2016 13:33:00" Timeline Photos In #Nigeria, the #Lagos State Parks and Garden Agency (#LASPARK) has succeeded in converting once disregarded open spaces into 170 #parks and has planted 4.3 million #trees in the last six years. Read more: http://dw.com/p/1JXCx
"03.08.2016 09:35:35" New pathways, new opportunities, new dangers The melting #Arctic sea ice is opening up areas of the ocean that had been impossible to reach. #Fishermen see opportunities to sail even further north to meet our demand for fish. #Greenpeace says fishing in these waters is putting the fragile sea life
"03.08.2016 07:56:04" TechCrunch China has actually built the elevated bus that travels above car traffic http://tcrn.ch/2aPbTrN #China actually build it.
"03.08.2016 07:15:00" dw.com Are Peruvian superfoods all good for you and the environment? Chia seeds, acai berries and maca have made it from high up in the Andes to our local supermarkets. Touted as "superfoods" chockablock with vitamins, they've been flying off the shelves. But is it all good? Why did you have that fancy #Superfood for #breakfest again? #Chia #Acai
"02.08.2016 19:15:00" dw.com Is it a bird? No, it's supermeat | Environment | DW.COM | 01.08.2016 Would you eat chicken grown from a capsule? An Israeli start-up is hoping to convince you, for the sake of the planet. #Supermeat could be the solution for a healthier world.
"02.08.2016 14:57:01" Timeline Photos #NuruLights makes LED lamps that run on batteries which take just 20 minutes to recharge using converted bicycles. http://www.dw.com/en/electricity-has-muscle-power/a-19441087
"02.08.2016 12:33:39" The Dinosaur of the deep The largest carnivorous #freshwater fish in the #Amazon is a delicacy. But it's threatened http://dw.com/p/1Ja3c
"02.08.2016 09:56:50" The 2nd heyday of an ancient technology #Emobility is much older than you think: http://dw.com/p/1JWyN
"02.08.2016 05:55:01" Timeline Photos Your opinion please.
"01.08.2016 16:38:00" #GoingElectric: German shyness? #GoingElectric: we put 4 German #eCars to the test. Who makes the cut and who stalls? via DW - Made in Germany
"01.08.2016 14:33:00" Love in a new direction #Dogs are becoming #SouthKorea's most loved family pets, and their economic potential is huge. #CanineCare
"01.08.2016 10:27:00" Power the world It's Tesla-Motors' biggest bet yet: a gigantic, $5 billion lithium-ion #battery factory in the #Nevada desert.
"01.08.2016 10:18:23" DW - Global Ideas's cover photo
"01.08.2016 08:35:55" dw.com Poll: Regrets? German parents increasingly have a few Constant feeding, wiping runny noses, nappy-changing: According to a new study, one in five mothers and one in five fathers in Germany regret having a child. What does that say about our society? A fifth of #German #parents regrets having a #child. What does that tell us about society?
"31.07.2016 19:21:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Of farming and forestry India's extensive forests are under threat as trees are used as a key source of fuel. But a sustainable mixture of forestry and agriculture is bringing a better life to struggling small farmers. Repo What can #India's #farmers do to save its #forests? Find out on #LivingPlanet
"31.07.2016 18:30:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Jane Goodall meets old chimpanzee friends Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall has reopened a Kenyan chimpanzee sanctuary, home to some old furry friends of hers. A thriving illegal wildlife trade is continuing to put chimpanzees under pressu It's been 20 years, but some friendships are built to last!
"31.07.2016 16:55:00" dw.com Of parks, trees and more trees | eco@africa | DW.COM In Nigeria, the Lagos State Parks and Garden Agency (LASPARK) has succeeded in converting once disregarded open spaces into 170 parks and has planted 4.3 million trees in the last six years. What better to do in the #summer than hang out in a park? Handy that more have now been created in #Nigeria!
"31.07.2016 16:03:00" Meet the cute residents of #Madagascar #EcoAfrica
"31.07.2016 13:52:00" dw.com The house that trash built | Global Ideas | DW.COM An engineering student from Denmark wants to turn plastic waste into bricks to deal with the plastic trash plague and build better homes in rural India. #Plastic #trash is everywhere! It takes centuries to decompose and when it's burned, it releases toxic fumes into the atmosphere. But is there something else we could do with it?
"30.07.2016 15:13:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Bringing back the Highland forests The Highlands may conjure up images of wild nature and bare hillsides. But it hasn't always been like that. And the trees could now be making a comeback. #Scotland could look a whole lot different...
"30.07.2016 15:07:00" Creating a #plant #paradise in a #concrete jungle - are you also #doingyourbit?
"30.07.2016 13:37:00" dw.com Collaborate to cure climate change | eco@africa | DW.COM | Although the reality of climate change has begun to dawn on the world, the response thereto, says guest writer Desmond Majekodunmi, is too slow. The only way to avert crashing into a global catastrophe is to act now. #ClimateChange is becoming the greatest threat in human #history and yet, the response is still too slow. If we want to combat #globalwarming, says environmental expert Desmond Majekodunmi, we need to #ActNow!
"30.07.2016 12:45:00" dw.com A lifeline for lemurs | eco@africa | DW.COM | The lemurs of Madagascar are vital to the pollination of baobab trees but are endangered because slashing and burning practices are destroying their habitat. Scientists are trying to help. #Lemurs rely on the baobab trees of #Madagascar, and the trees in turn rely on the lemurs. Both are threatened. But there are scientists trying to help.
"30.07.2016 11:22:00" Mr Big Bad Wolf has no hope of blowing down this house!
"30.07.2016 09:22:00" soundcloud.com Living Planet: Big city trees If you live in a city, you may have to go a long way to experience a forest. But kids in the Canadian city of Montreal have a chance to get the feel of being out in the woods – inside the city's biodo Finding some space in the big city! #LivingPlanet
"30.07.2016 06:09:00" dw.com The Environment Magazine | Eco-at-Africa | DW | 30.07.16 | DW.COM Lemurs in Madagascar | DYB Trees | Houses from recycled paper | Climate Change - Energy Self-Sufficiency in Denmark | Scientific skills to fight extreme drought | Electricity from Muscle Power Did you know that #lemurs are only found in Madagascar? And that you can build a #house out of paper? It's all here! Check out this week's edition of Eco@Africa
"29.07.2016 16:13:00" dw.com International Tiger Day: Tigers on the brink | Global Ideas | DW.COM The majestic tiger is one of the most admired animals in the world. But the species is in danger of extinction. On International Tiger Day, we give you the lowdown on the iconic animal. It's a born predator and can eat up to 40 kilograms of meat in one sitting! Find out more about the deadly, but majestic #tiger for #InternationalTigerDay!
"29.07.2016 14:35:00" dw.com Unloved animals | All media content | DW.COM | They come to stay - invasive species might look cute at first, but often they turn into plagues. At least, sometimes these plagues are yummy. What should we do? Kill, cook, or cuddle them?
"29.07.2016 13:27:00" dw.com A paper house that can't be blown down | eco@africa | DW.COM The wolf would have to huff and puff forever to blow down Swiss architect Fredy Iseli's recycled paper houses. Fire and earthquake-proof and 12 times lighter than concrete, they also carry a fair pricetag. Some people build houses using stone. Some even with #sand! But would you build a #house using #paper?
"29.07.2016 12:00:00" Photos from DW - Global Ideas's post Next week, we're heading to Peru to look at efforts to save the endangered prehistoric paiche fish. In the meantime, you get to decide which photo should be our next Facebook banner. Just like or love the one you want!
"29.07.2016 11:12:48" dw.com Should animals have 'human' rights? | Environment | DW.COM | Animals like gorillas and chimpanzees are closely related to humans. But they have no rights. Peter Singer, a professor of bioethics tells DW why great apes should be legally recognized and why animal interests matter. They have rich emotional lives and they can think and problem solve, like us. But should great apes - and indeed, other animals - have the same #rights as us?
"29.07.2016 08:29:29" Happy #InternationalTigerDay! #ThumbsUpForTigers #TigerDay
"29.07.2016 01:02:00" dw.com The silly season in the animal kingdom | All media content | DW.COM | No matter if it is “the beast from the pond” or a penguin that is madly in love – the Germans love their odd animal stories that mark the silly season for the media. What happened to these animal celebrities? Have you heard the one about the chicken that crossed the road? That's just one of the silly season stories...
"28.07.2016 21:31:00" dw.com Jane Goodall, primatologist and environmentalist, UK | Faces of Climate Change | DW.COM "How come the most intellectual creature to ever walk on planet earth is destroying its only home? There is a disconnect between the clever brain and a human heart." Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall visits a chimpanzee sanctuary in this week's #LivingPlanet - but she met our reporters before at the climate change conference in Paris