The EU has declared war on plastic bags. But it will take more than symbolic gestures to save the environment. DW's Fabian Schmidt calls on emerging economies to bring outdated waste management into the 21st century.
It's World Wildlife Day! Time to ask: What can be done to protect threatened species and combat wildlife crime? Conservation expert Bradnee Chambers gives us his take.
California has been suffering an epic water shortage for the past three years. Leading scientists think the worst is yet to come. The culprit: man-made climate change.
Botanist André Schuiteman is one of the first researchers to have explored the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia. The area is largely untouched and contains some unexpected treasures.
The Prunus Africana tree contains ingredients that help fight illnesses like prostate cancer. But the tree is now under threat. Two Kenyan women have taken up the fight to protect this valuable tree.
The quality and supply of water in India is under threat as the world's second-most populous country struggles with pollution and falling groundwater levels. DW talks to WRI's Tien Shiao on India's water challenges.
Nicaragua's government is building a massive canal that will connect the Pacific and Caribbean. Canal critics fear there will be confiscations of land, environmental mayhem and a job boom that will bypass the locals.
Environment stories from around the world
Mitigating climate change in Africa -- Living green in South Africa – Water scarcity in Kenya – And saving Africa’s anti-cancer tree.
Kenya’s Tana river once supplied water in abundance, but dams essential to the nation’s power supply are having devastating effects on rural communities. A film by Ruth Krause
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