The conflict in Ukraine is not only jeopardizing peace in Europe - it's also a major risk factor for European energy supply security. Russia is Europe's main supplier of natural gas, so with ties between the West and Moscow in a deep freeze, the search is on for alternative energy sources to keep Europe warm. A company in Karlsruhe, Germany, has developed a process to create energy from waste.
Nazi and East German political elites went to great lengths to preserve the Schorfheide as their hunting grounds for decades. This pays off today: The area has turned into one of the most biodiverse places in Europe.
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 DW's Fabian Schmidt calls on emerging economies to bring outdated waste management into the 21st century.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.
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.
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Combating illegal logging and corruption in Asia, fighting international wildlife crime & detoxifying India’s arsenic water.
Cambodia is a global center of the illegal trade in animals. Whether wild cats, rare primate species, or cobras, the ruthless business is booming, especially thanks to increased demand from China. An animal protection organization is trying to combat the problem.
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