On the Orkney Islands, north of Scotland, a number of companies are testing new forms of electricity generation. They want to tap the power of the oceans using offshore tidal current and wave-powered turbines.
Heligoland is an important nesting site for seabirds. Some species only nest here, where they are safe from predators. But the seabirds have a new enemy - against which they have no natural defenses.
Overfishing is a serious problem in the world's oceans, and aquaculture is one promising way to continue to supply people with the healthy protein that fish provide.
A rising concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is also having an effect on the world’s oceans. Researchers in Kiel are trying to find out more about exactly what that means for marine ecosystems.
Margret Matzl from the Swiss Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos is an expert at what it takes to make a perfect snowman. As it turns out, it’s a matter of timing.
We visit German climate researchers in the northern Siberian wilderness of the Lena Delta. They’re studying how the thawing of permafrost is affecting climate change.
By planting trees in arable land, farmers can improve crop yields, prevent soil erosion, promote biodiversity and provide a source of energy.
Why do tropical cyclones apparently develop out of thin air - and how can we predict what path they will take?
Much of the 100 to 150 million tons of plastic garbage in the world's oceans cannot be seen. Scientists looked for microplastics on the German island of Spiekeroog. They found tiny plastic grains on the sandy beach.
The famous Unter den Linden (‘Under the Linden Trees’) boulevard in Berlin could soon lose its trademark trees.
An interdisciplinary team is currently building what are billed as the world's first 'living buildings' in Milan: two apartment towers with balconies planted with over 800 trees and 5,000 shrubs.
Agricultural scientists at the University of Kiel are developing forecasting models for the use of pesticides.
Biologist Bernhard Theissen has set himself an ambitious goal: he wants to save the Violet Copper butterfly from extinction. The tiny butterfly thrives in marshlands and areas near rivers and streams.
Some climate researchers now say that the earth's atmosphere hasn't heated up significantly during the past 15 years. This has sparked a debate about whether climate change has come to a halt.
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