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Eco-community battles Greek crisis
Greenland Inuit village fights for survival
When it comes to pulling together globally in battling climate change, some small island nations have to fight to get their voices heard. Many of them have been wrestling with the effects of climate change for years.
The other climate problem: CO2 threatens marine life
Almost a third of the CO2 we emit is absorbed by the oceans. That helps to reduce global warming, but it also makes the oceans more acidic - posing a serious threat to marine life.
Pulp and paper battle tears at Uruguay-Argentina relations
Argentina says a pulp mill in Uruguay is fouling the air and water on its side of the border. The two nations are likely to wind up in front of the International Court in The Hague for a second time.
Germany plans to curb energy transition
Climate protection groups are criticizing the German government's plans to slow down renewable energy development. In spite of a recently decided coalition agreement, the debate about the right pace will continue.
'People are dying as a result of climate change'
The case of Ioane Teitiota, the first person to ever apply for refugee status due to climate change, has been rejected. His lawyer Dr. Michael Kidd says industrialized nations have to take responsibility.
EU timber policy slows illegal logging in Vietnam
Exporting wooden furniture boosted Vietnam’s economy but weakened its natural resources through deforestation. Now EU regulations promoting sustainability are benefiting farmers as well as their land.
Ahead of World Cup, Sao Paulo's smog still killing thousands
Smog in Sao Paulo kills more people annually than road accidents, AIDS and breast cancer combined says a recent report. While the city seeks a solution ahead of next year's World Cup, local residents remain frustrated.
Germany aims to rid drinking water of lead
Tap water is set to become a lot healthier in Germany. Federal regulations from the start of December have lowered the allowable lead levels, but many old buildings are still affected by contaminating pipes.
'CowTube' offers glimpse into farm life
Ever more consumers are interested in the origins of their food. In Germany, dairy farmers post videos of their cows online to show milk drinkers where their cartons come from.