Category Archives: Environment

Winners and losers in the race to meet the Paris climate goals

A new ranking shows how European countries stack up on climate protection. How does your country compare? Continue reading

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Climate change strips nutrients from food crops

Environmental changes are posing a serious threat to production and nutritional value of our crops. Not taking action could have major global implications for food security and public health, a new study outlines. Continue reading

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Next time you fly for vacation, buy your right to pollute

Tourism has a growing impact on the climate — particularly with regard to flights. Many aviation companies offer an option to offset carbon emissions. But where does that money go, and how effective is this contribution? Continue reading

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Finally, an alternative to plastic for labeling organics

Ironically, organic products are often packaged and labeled with plastic. But such unnecessary packaging and plastic stickers could be replaced by an innovative laser mark. Will it catch on? Continue reading

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To save species, limit global warming

In the battle to save threatened species from extinction, a new study has found that keeping climate change under 1.5 degrees Celsius could be key. Global warming will hit hardest those animals we depend upon most. Continue reading

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EU takes Germany to court over air pollution

Germany and five other EU countries are facing fines for breaking the law on air pollution. The European Commission is taking them to court — which could get expensive. Continue reading

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Battling climate change with little resources: The fight of Mozambique’s coastal cities

Adapting to the impacts of climate change is expensive. How can poorer regions manage? Mayors of Mozambique’s coastal cities show how they are preparing for severe storms and rising sea levels with limited resources. Continue reading

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Nuclear accidents make mutant bugs and birds

Biologist Timothy Mousseau has spent years collecting mutant bugs, birds and mice around Chernobyl and Fukushima. In a DW interview, he shares some surprising insights into the effects of nuclear accidents on wildlife. Continue reading

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‘Speaking truth to power’: Female activists dominate top environmental prize

The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced the seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest and most prestigious award for grassroots environmental activists. Six were women. Continue reading

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Gardening astronauts and CO2 detectives: Space exploration fights climate change

Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space! Scientists are monitoring Earth with satellites and running experiments in zero gravity to help save our fragile planet. Continue reading

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