The picturesque tropical islands are surrounded by water, yet shortages are a daily reality for many. Rising temperatures and low rainfall could make matters worse.
Heavy rain and storms exacerbated by climate change particularly affected East Africa, Asia and South America in 2019, according to the latest Climate Risk Index.
A new plan for aviation lets airlines pollute for free until 2027 — and won’t even make a dent in operating costs.
Curbing meat consumption is essential in the fight against climate change. But it is a more complicated story in countries that face spiraling food insecurity.
After "four lost years" for US green policies, Joe Biden has made ambitious promises on climate protection.
In the year of the pandemic, Germany achieved its 2020 climate goals. But the country still has a long way to go.
We must make 2021 a year of climate action — or face disaster, UN Environment Programme head Inger Andersen writes.
The newly inaugurated US president has issued an executive order to cancel the Canadian pipeline project.
With much of modern life spent indoors, experts fear kids are losing a vital connection to nature that helps it thrive.
What environmental impact does your avocado have?
Agriculture threatens the Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru. A project is bringing people and nature back into harmony.
Two children, two continents, one major health crisis. A look at how communities are coping with water problems.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced people to slow down, consume less, and reevaluate their lives. Could turning to meditation and ancient bodywork traditions benefit the environment?
Meat has become cheap to buy in the supermarket. But that comes at a cost to the environment and human health.
The A68a iceberg has been on a potential collision course with the British overseas territory of South Georgia for some weeks. Researchers are concerned about its impact as it starts to break up.
The fires that have devastated more than half of the rainforest on Australia's UN-protected Fraser Island are among many climate change-related factors threatening the world's most treasured natural assets.
As some Australians complain of "bat tornadoes," ecologists warn we need flying foxes to preserve our forests.
Biodiversity sustains us and all life on Earth. But unchecked human activity is pushing a record number of species to extinction. These strategies are used to bring some back from the brink.
When Kailas Wild saved a baby koala, it gave him hope for the future of a whole species under threat.
Thousands of tons of waste are dumped in Poland every year, much of it from Germany.
As artificial light shines ever brighter through the night, what are the impacts on our health and our wildlife?
Open-source data helped track war crimes in Syria. Now it's being used for environmental crime in Yemen and Iraq.
Learning packs from Global Ideas provide engaging, multimedia lessons for students and teachers in lockdown.
We still have time to slow down climate change! Every Friday, we'll show you how to get out of this mess.
Can civilization ever protect the planet? DW explores ideas that could transform our approach to the ecological crisis.
Here's how plant and animal species stay alive when food is scarce and habitats freeze over.
Although freshwater sustains us in so many ways, it's often taken for granted — until it's gone.
A DW, Channels and NTV Uganda showcase of innovative and effective environmental concepts from Africa and Europe.
The Nigerian government wants to ensure that everyone, including the poorest, has access to a working toilet.
Be inspired and find constructive solutions for the environmental challenges of today with this DW and Scroll.in collaboration.
In the Indian state of Assam, a small tea producer is using sustainable, organic farming methods.
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