Conservationists welcomed President Obama's plans to halt oil exploration in a key Arctic reserve, but worry some Arctic areas will still be opened. The mixed message sends the wrong signal in a critical year.
A NABU survey asked volunteers to count the different types of birds they saw in their neighborhoods at the beginning of January. So what did they find out about Germany’s robins and sparrows?
WWF, Greenpeace and others are bringing legal action against Germany's environment ministry for failing to prevent harmful fishing practices in protected areas of the Baltic and North Seas.
2014 saw the record installation of more than 1,700 wind turbines in Germany. They supply as much electricity as two nuclear power plants, giving an important boost to renewable energies.
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 measles.
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.
Environment stories from around the world
Scientists predict large marine loss --- new techniques keep sharks at bay – and a surprising ingredient to gourmet coffee
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.
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.
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.
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