As wolves return to Germany, the top predators continue to get a bad rap. But efforts are underway to change this.
The results of Germany's biennial environment survey have been released. It found that the vast majority of Germans want town planners to shift their focus from private car transport to more eco-friendly options.
Poachers are depleting the elephant, tiger and rhino population. In a nature reserve in Greater Kruger National Park, unarmed women are fighting the illicit wildlife trade - and male skepticism.
Tapping into the small, turbulent currents of air that blow around cities, a new French invention called the wind tree could bring wind power to urban areas.
Unlike old tales would have us believe, they do not feed on children, but bearded vultures have what it takes to be cruel mythological rock stars. They eat bones, look creepy, and they dye their hair. Well, feathers.
The Wildlife Alliance is making big strides in fighting the booming illegal animal trade in Cambodia with its conservationists and special forces successfully taking on the organized mafia-style business.
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Wildlife tourism generates billions of dollars in revenue every year - boosting local economies and creating employment. But what is the cost to the animals that become the star attractions?
Germany is a major contributor to greenhouse gases that are linked to climate change. But in 2011, the country launched a reforestation initiative. From an international conference, DW examines some first results.
The UN has warned that the world will soon face a crisis of huge dimensions if water management does not improve. Population growth and climate change are among the factors fueling the problem.
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Natural spaces that are also accessible - in big cities, that's often contradictory. But such retreats are becoming ever more popular. DW's environment desk presents a few noteworthy spots from across Europe.
Environmentalists are urging authorities to take an immediate action to save the Sundarbans.
The expected effects of climate change can be deceptive and paradoxical, recent studies show.
Marine life is thriving in Mexico's Gulf of California thanks to the work of local populations.