Governments and scientists have been meeting in the Danish capital Copenhagen this week to adopt a key IPCC report on the state of the climate. It says policymakers must act now to avert the worst.
As climate change takes hold, the link between hot temperatures and human aggression could make for more crime and civil conflict. But we still need to understand why, says Stanford researcher Marshall Burke.
The biodiversity of the Congo rainforests is unique. The forests are home to more than 400 mammal species, more than 1,000 bird species and at least 10,000 plant species.
China and Russia have blocked an agreement to protect key areas of the Antarctic Ocean. Conservationists blame commercial interests and political tensions.
Fracking could prolong Germany's supply of fossil fuels and make the country less dependent on imports, says the gas industry. But experts argue over whether it's worth the risk to people's health and the environment.
How does living in a city change a bird's behavior? Behavioral scientist Philipp Sprau at the University of Munich conducted research showing preliminary results that birds adapt pragmatically to a changed environment.
Innovative environmental technology is bringing cheap energy to a slum in Kenya. It makes smart use of human waste and is also helping to improve neighborhood sanitation and public health.
Peru's Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal tells DW what he hopes to achieve at the COP20 this December. Representatives from most of the world's countries will gather in Lima to discuss climate change challenges.
Saint Lucia's leatherback turtles are threatened with extinction. A project supported by the German development aid agency GIZ aims to help save these marine animals.
Countries and cities most at risk for being affected by climate change should not just improve their extreme weather detection systems, but also invest in insurance and infrastructure, says UN-researcher Jörn Birkmann.
Environment stories from around the world
Extreme weather threatens the future of coffee in Brazil – Strong links between climate change and violence -- Locals try to tackle Morocco's huge waste problems.
From remote sensing to observations crowd-sourced from amateur naturalists, technological advances are providing biologists with a lot of new information. But how to manage the vast amounts of data now available to them?
Depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder? Animals may be able to help. Although many experts say there is no scientific evidence that it works, animal-assisted therapy has become popular worldwide.
New research has shown that sharks are not violent hunters ruled by raw instinct.
Hundreds of dead seals have washed up dead of avian flu on the German North Sea coast.
Tourists flock to Darwin in the Northern Territory to see crocodiles in the wild. But fatal attacks have stirred debate about the best way to protect both humans and reptiles.
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