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Global Witness: 'Environmentalist murders escalating worldwide'
Brazil's Atlantic Forest hides a deadly secret
Brazilian conservationists are risking their lives if they speak out about environmental atrocities occuring in the Atlantic Forest. Critics say the country's justice system is not doing enough to stop the violence.
Edenhofer: Climate protection a 'task that can be solved'
Against all odds, climate researcher Ottmar Edenhofer says global climate protection is possible. But it's time for bold steps, the co-chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns.
Climate experts sound the alarm
Greenhouse gas emissions are increasing and with it the danger of global catastrophes. That's the bad news in the new report from UN climate change panel, the IPCC. The good news? There's still hope - for a limited time.
Floating houses to fight climate change in Holland
Rising sea levels caused by climate change are threatening coastal areas worldwide, a recent IPCC report shows. Low-lying Netherlands is already getting prepared by building floating homes and redirecting rivers.
Oil sludge threatens Indian farms
India has a fast growing economy and a booming population. In a bid to decrease reliance on expensive energy imports, the government has started extracting oil locally. Farmers fear the drilling will destroy their crops.
Europe dams its last wild rivers
Europe intends to slice through its last wild rivers with a series of dams. The new hydropower stations will deliver much-needed power to the region, but may also change the face of the Balkans forever.
Germany boosts wind power at green energy summit
State and federal politicians have renegotiated planned reforms to Germany's Renewable Energy Act at a summit in Berlin. They agreed to drop proposed limits on the country's wind power facilities.
The discovery of water changes lives in Kenya
The discovery of vast water reserves in Kenya's dry north could change the lives of people across the country. But even as locals celebrate, some worry that corruption will deny thirsty communities their right to water.
World court harpoons Japanese whaling program
The International Court of Justice in The Hague has dismissed Japan's claims that its whaling program is for scientific research and ordered the country to halt whaling activities in the Southern Ocean.
Canadian forester says trees can heal the planet
Diana Beresford-Kroeger is passionate about protecting trees - and growing them. The botanist has nurtured her own research forest in Canada, and believes trees remain the key to combating climate change.
EU to impose stricter rules on organic products
How green are organic products really? Consumers are increasingly uncertain. In order to win back their trust, the EU Commission now wants to implement stricter regulations for products with an organic seal.
Five fears about GM corn
The cultivation of genetically modified corn is being debated throughout the European Union. There are big fears about possible health and environmental dangers. Are the worries warranted or unfounded?
EU demand for fish exceeds sustainable supply
The European Union is the world's largest fish import market and to a high degree responsible for global overfishing. New regulations are aiming to change this, but it's not clear how they will be implemented.
'Climate change has no borders'
Scientists from Germany and Africa are teaming up to study the effects of climate change. Anna Shiweda, deputy director of an international research center in Namibia, believes both sides have a lot to gain.