The EU has lowered its climate targets. It's a very worrying signal, says DW climate correspondent Irene Quaile, and reason for arguing that the EU has lost its position as climate leader.
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.
An animal rights organization recently published a video showing the horrific circumstances in which buffaloes that produce the milk for mozzarella live. Many people were shocked and called for a boycott of the cheese.
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.
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.
In a bid to improve the India's image PM Narendra Modi recently kick-started a campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets. A promising start, says sociologist Bindeshwar Pathak, but more needs to be done.
Thailand is trying to combat floods by building dams made of bamboo and sand and planting new trees. That helps stabilize the soil during the rains and eventually pays off for farmers too by producing better harvests.
The dreaded grapevine moth is one the worst enemies of wine growers in Germany's Ahr valley. Using pheromones to trick and confuse male moths and disrupt mating is proving to be a success. But it isn’t without problems.
Grim warnings on the earth's dwindling biodiversity have been given at the opening of a UN conference in South Korea. A UN report says governments are only on course to meet five of 53 goals by 2020.
Brussels boasts of being one of Europe's greener cities, even though many of its parks are far from inner-city residents. In response, some people have created their own pop-up parks out of vacant lots.
Environment stories from around the world
Why Peru’s Environment Minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal is optimistic a climate agreement will be reached -- what happens when green sludge invades America's great lakes -- and Greenpeace challenges Lego through brandjacking.
Imagine finding a penguin on your verandah or a fox in your backyard! Cities are home to an astonishing diversity of animal species. Check out our interactive feature on teeming urban wildlife.
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.
Ever more farmers in Vietnam's Mekong Delta are facing tough decisions as a result of saltwater intrusion in their rice fields. But some argue it's just nature undoing human changes to the land.
Every year, tourists flock to Darwin in the Northern Territory to see crocodiles in the wild. But, a number of fatal attacks have stirred debate about the best way to minimize risk and protect both humans and reptiles.
People all around the world took to the streets to protest how little is being done to tackle climate change.
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