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Jamaican coral reefs get a helping hand

ImageJamaica may be known for its sun and sea, but under the waves the country is batting to rebuild its coral reefs. Manmade reefs have begun to see success after the island's corals were decimated by disease and pollution.


Climate change to 'severely impact' growth in South Asia

As more extreme weather hits South Asia, the effects of climate change are taking a toll on the economy, with the region at risk of losing up to 8.8 percent of their GDP by 2100, analyst Mahfuz Ahmed tells DW.


'If we don't change now we will lose the reefs'

A major study has found Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in 20 years. DW spoke to Carl Gustaf Lundin, director of the global marine and polar programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


Great Barrier Reef Threatened by Coal Mining


WWF: 'We are using more natural resources'

Nature's budget has already expired for the year. DW talks to World Wildlife Federation's Jörg-Andreas Krüger about the increase in global consumption of the planet's natural resources.


'Peace is the only way to give Gaza safe water'

Thousands of people in Gaza are without water in the wake of repeated Israeli airstrikes. Environmental scientist and water expert Amir Dakkak tells DW why Gaza needs the chance to manage its own scarce water supply.


Loom bands: Toys to trash?

A new toy craze has been sweeping the world: loom bands. Recent reports have suggested that the tiny plastic items signal a looming environmental catastrophe. Experts aren't so sure - DW examines the claims.


Farmers use social media to stop food waste

After seeing stocks of unsold food, a farm manager in Northern California has started a social media venture that connects farmers with local consumers to stop food waste.


Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano: Europe could soon be under another giant ash cloud

Europe is keeping an anxious eye on the north as one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes shows signs of activity. Will a new ash cloud paralyze our aviation industry? Here's 10 facts you need to know.