Category Archives: Environment

Climate risk: Insuring against the inevitable

The world’s poor are being encouraged to take out insurance against climate-related disasters. But as the logic of some schemes unravels, those who profited least from fossil fuels are left paying for their damage. Continue reading

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Pipeline wars: Frontline in the fight against climate change

As new pipelines expand the flow of dirty fossil fuels globally, environmental activists are joining with social justice and indigenous rights movements to cut off climate change-inducing oil and gas at the source. Continue reading

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Gas flaring continues scorching Niger Delta

In Nigeria’s Niger Delta, gas flares are killing crops, polluting water and damaging human health. The Nigerian government has promised to tackle the problem — but new data shows flaring has even gone up. Continue reading

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Climate change reduces male fertility, could help drive extinction

Researchers are honing in on a little-studied but significant consequence of climate change: male infertility. Could this potential cause of extinction and biodiversity loss also threaten the human species? Continue reading

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South Sudan’s youth collect trash to protest civil war

Young South Sudanese have been meeting every month to clean the capital Juba. The environmental movement is a creative protest against civil conflict and unites people from warring tribes. Continue reading

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Winners and losers of the American wildfire pandemic

Massive wildfires are taking a toll on communities throughout the American West, destroying homes and communities. Some people, however, have made a business model out of it. But is this playing with fire? Continue reading

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2018 wildlife photography winners highlight nature’s beauty

The top wildlife photographers of 2018 have been crowned, with South Africa’s Skye Meaker taking top honors in the youth category. Meaker tells DW of how he got his start — and of the challenges of working with leopards. Continue reading

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2018 wildlife photography winners highlight nature’s beauty

The top wildlife photographers of 2018 have been crowned, with South Africa’s Skye Meaker taking top honors in the youth category. Meaker tells DW of how he got his start — and of the challenges of working with leopards. Continue reading

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2018 wildlife photography winners highlight nature’s beauty

The top wildlife photographers of 2018 have been crowned, with South Africa’s Skye Meaker taking top honors in the youth category. Meaker tells DW of how he got his start — and of the challenges of working with leopards. Continue reading

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2018 wildlife photography winners highlight nature’s beauty

The top wildlife photographers of 2018 have been crowned, with South Africa’s Skye Meaker taking top honors in the youth category. Meaker tells DW of how he got his start — and of the challenges of working with leopards. Continue reading

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