Deforestation is a major source of climate-harming CO2 emissions. A new report shows this is drastically reduced when indigenous and traditional communities have the right to manage their own forests.
Germany’s environment ministry believes it’s unlikely Germany will meet its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goals. They say the country will come up seven percent short, but critics say it could be even worse.
The El Nino climate phenomenon could return as early as this summer, warns the US Weather Service.
More rhinos were killed by poachers last year in Africa than ever before. In 2014 the dubious record looks set to be broken again. The black market price for rhino horn is now considerably higher than cocaine.
A new report calls for protection measures in the Antarctic Weddell Sea, one of the world’s last, intact ecosystems. Cooperation between Germany and Russia could help achieve a better situation.
DW Reporter Miodrag Soric travels to eastern Canada to learn about a unique local pursuit.
The Australian government has voted to repeal a carbon tax and abandon the world's third-largest emissions trading scheme. The decision to scrap the latter is a major setback for global CO2 trading.
After the Fukushima disaster, Japanese firms have focused on a new generation of technologically advanced communities. Innovations range from fuel cells to car pooling to meet the needs of future generations.
Environmental groups are in court appealing plans to deepen the Elbe River. The dredging will allow bigger container ships to reach Hamburg's port but local farmers say that it is going to affect water quality adversely.
Fast economic expansion coupled with political apathy has led to rapid deforestation in Indonesia, threatening biodiversity. Activists say the government should not place GDP growth over environmental protection.
This year's Berlin Fashion Week is focusing on green and ethical fashion. It's a sign the industry may be paying more attention to the environmental and social concerns associated with clothing production.
Environmentalists fear that the moving of the Costa Concordia could cause toxic chemicals to spill.
Environment stories from around the world
A small cafe in the northern English city of Leeds is exclusively serving food which has been thrown out by supermarkets and restaurants. The aim is to cut the world’s massive waste of perfectly edible food.
Manufacturing cement is energy intensive and can be a burden on the environment. Namibia's Ohorongo Cement plant has come up with an environment-friendly innovative solution with a competitive edge.
The EU Commission has adopted proposals to boost recycling quotas to create 'circular economies' in the bloc. Instead of wasting precious resources, the EU drive is for re-use, repair and recycling.
Digging up landfill sites could win back important raw materials.
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