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Renewables

Feldheim: Germany's renewable village

ImageSome experts believe Germany could get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. That might seem like a distant goal - but it's one that's already been achieved in a tiny village in Brandenburg.

Water

Historic drought prompts California makeover

Beverly Hills, known for glamour and luxury, is getting a new look as residents cope with mandatory water restrictions. As further curbs are considered, Californians ask if urban water cuts are fair - and achievable.

Transportation

More tourists means more pollution, unless...

As the number of vacationers around the world rises, the tourism industry's carbon footprint grows. But not all governments understand the need to react, as Chris Cottrell reports from Leipzig, Germany.

Transportation

Growing focus on making transport greener

With nearly a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions coming from the transport sector, experts say we need to change the way we get from A to B. The path to low-carbon transport, however, is not a straight shot.

Sustainability

The dump divers: Rescuing food in the Big Apple

New York is the world's most wasteful megacity. Freegans roam the streets, rummaging through trash bags, looking for food and other discarded goods. Who are these people? Janosch Delcker reports from NY.

Germany

Meet the Freegans: Your trash is their dinner

French MPs recently passed a law prohibiting large supermarkets from destroying unsold food products. The problem of throwing away edible food, however, is also widespread in Germany. DW examines.

Conservation

UNESCO says Great Barrier Reef not in danger

UNESCO has stopped short of listing the Great Barrier Reef as endangered but expressed concerns over its health, as environmental groups say the Australian government must up efforts to protect the unique ecosystem.