Giant pandas are an endangered species with a population of just 2,000 animals. Now they face a new threat: Two pandas at a Chinese breeding center have died of canine distemper, a virus related to measels.
US Republicans have clear preferences: They like the Pentagon, but don't care much for climate change and the Environmental Protection Agency. Now they are in a position to do something about it.
The EU has imposed sanctions on imports from Sri Lanka's fisheries after the country failed to curb illegal fishing. Tony Long of The Pew Charitable Trusts tells DW how new technology can help ports tackle the problem.
lllegal gold mining has devastating environmental, social and health impacts. But projects aimed at bringing small-scale mining operations out of the informal sector are helping to give bling a good name.
Deforestation and gold mining waste are taking their toll on Peru’s lushly biodiverse Amazon Basin. In a bid to reverse the trend and earn a living, local communities are working with nature rather than against it.
The world's top biodiversity body has initiated a number of assessments designed to help politicians act on conservation.
How to overcome weak global growth has been one the most hotly debated issues at the World Economic Forum in Davos. But all agreed that fostering climate-saving technologies could make a huge difference.
Environment stories from around the world
Energy and climate challenges in the Arctic -- Peru’s condors battle with a controversial tradition -- Discovering the hidden value of human waste -- and Nigeria pushes for renewable energies
Solar energy is abundant in East Africa. Many parts of that region have no access to the electricity grid, but they do have mobile phones. Berlin startup Mobisol gives people a way of generating electricity by using sunlight and mobile communications.
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