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Community forestry helps save the climate
Germany unlikely to meet carbon reduction targets for 2020
Germany’s environment ministry believes it’s unlikely Germany will meet its 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goals. They say the country will come up seven percent short, but critics say it could be even worse.
Climate phenomenon El Nino: six questions and answers
After the hottest global temperatures ever were recorded in June, the El Nino climate phenomenon could be set to make a return this European summer. DW has a closer look at this unique climate event.
Worldwide rhino horn trade continues unabated
More rhinos were killed by poachers last year in Africa than ever before. In 2014 the dubious record looks set to be broken again. The black market price for rhino horn is now considerably higher than cocaine.
New hope for Antarctic Ocean?
A new report calls for protection measures in the Antarctic Weddell Sea, one of the world’s last, intact ecosystems. Cooperation between Germany and Russia could help achieve a better situation.
Australia repeals contentious carbon tax
The Australian government has voted to repeal a carbon tax and abandon the world's third-largest emissions trading scheme. The decision to scrap the latter is a major setback for global CO2 trading.
Energy-hungry Japan puts 'smart towns' to the test
Since the 2011 Fukushima atomic disaster, Japanese firms have focused on a new generation of technologically advanced communities. Innovations range from fuel cells to car pooling to meet the needs of the future.
Court appeal begins on Hamburg's Elbe River dredging plans
Environmental groups are in court appealing plans to deepen the Elbe River. The dredging will allow bigger container ships to reach Hamburg's port but local farmers say that it is going to affect water quality adversely.
Political indifference exacerbates Indonesia's deforestation
Fast economic expansion coupled with political apathy has led to rapid deforestation in Indonesia, threatening biodiversity. Activists say the government should not place GDP growth over environmental protection.
Cleaning up the clothing supply chain
This year's Berlin Fashion Week is focusing on green and ethical fashion. It's a sign the industry may be paying more attention to the environmental and social concerns associated with clothing production.
Waste not: UK cafe serves food destined for the bin
A small cafe in the northern English city of Leeds is exclusively serving food which has been thrown out by supermarkets and restaurants. The aim is to cut the world’s massive waste of perfectly edible food.
Biofuel boost for Namibia's cement-maker
Manufacturing cement is energy intensive and can be a burden on the environment. Namibia's Ohorongo Cement plant has come up with an environment-friendly innovative solution with a competitive edge.
EU Commission pushes for higher recycling quotas
The EU Commission has adopted proposals to boost recycling quotas to create 'circular economies' in the bloc. Instead of wasting precious resources, the EU drive is for re-use, repair and recycling.