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Biodiversity

Turkey's trouble with acquatic aliens

ImageTurkey’s Gökova Bay is home to an array of alien species that are wiping out native marine inhabitants, worsening a fishing crisis. Protected zones, patrols and an information campaign are trying to tackle the problem.

Climate

'It's important to look at the broader picture' of climate change

Countries and cities most at risk for being affected by climate change should not just improve their extreme weather detection systems, but also invest in insurance and infrastructure, says UN-researcher Jörn Birkmann.

Climate

Nuttall: 'Religious groups are taking action on climate change'

Nick Nuttall, spokesperson for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, tells DW how religious groups are increasingly fighting climate change and how that might have a bigger impact than you'd think.

India

Modi's 'Clean India' campaign 'must be followed up by actions'

In a bid to improve the India's image PM Narendra Modi recently kick-started a campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets. A promising start, says sociologist Bindeshwar Pathak, but more needs to be done.

Society

Natural flood control in Thailand

Thailand is trying to combat floods by building dams made of bamboo and sand and planting new trees. That helps stabilize the soil during the rains and eventually pays off for farmers too by producing better harvests.

Agriculture

Using pheromone baits to fight vineyard pest

The dreaded grapevine moth is one the worst enemies of wine growers in Germany's Ahr valley. Using pheromones to trick and confuse male moths and disrupt mating is proving to be a success. But it isn’t without problems.

Environment

UN alarm over shrinking biodiversity

Grim warnings on the earth's dwindling biodiversity have been given at the opening of a UN conference in South Korea. A UN report says governments are only on course to meet five of 53 goals by 2020.

Urban development

Pop-up parks fight to bring green space to Brussels

Brussels boasts of being one of Europe's greener cities, even though many of its parks are far from inner-city residents. In response, some people have created their own pop-up parks out of vacant lots.

Conservation

Röttger: 'There's a need to invest in conservation now'

Asian countries have agreed to strengthen the conservation of large mammal species that migrate across Central Asia. Christiane Röttger talks to DW about the initiative and its objectives.

Religion

'Religious communities are concerned about the climate'

Religious leaders met at the Interfaith Climate Summit to discuss how to tackle climate challenges from a faith-based perspective. After all, there is no such thing as believing in climate change, says Guillermo Kerber.

Climate

Study links heat waves in Asia to climate change

Human-caused climate change increased the severity of last year's heat waves in Asia, a new report found. But not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming, as climate expert Thomas Peterson tells DW.

Agriculture

Climate change affects Vietnam's rice bowl

Ever more farmers in Vietnam's Mekong Delta are facing tough decisions as a result of saltwater intrusion in their rice fields. But some argue it's just nature undoing human changes to the land.

Ghana

Ghana goes green with bamboo bikes

A young female social entrepreneur has vowed to bring change to the world - one bamboo bike at a time. The 19-year-old employs about 30 girls to produce bikes in Ghana and has received numerous awards for her work.

Renewables

Urine: a new renewable energy source?

The search for renewable energy has made use of the sun, the sea - and now potentially our wee. Researchers in England have been using urine to create small electrical charges, which could be scaled up to a fuel source.