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Fisheries

'One in five fish linked to illegal activity'

ImageThe EU has imposed sanctions on imports from Sri Lanka's fisheries after the country failed to curb illegal fishing. Tony Long of The Pew Charitable Trusts tells DW how new technology can help ports tackle the problem.

Global Ideas

Gold without the guilt

lllegal gold mining has devastating environmental, social and health impacts. But projects aimed at bringing small-scale mining operations out of the informal sector are helping to give bling a good name.

Global Ideas

Rivers without fish in Peru

Deforestation and gold mining waste are taking their toll on Peru’s lushly biodiverse Amazon Basin. In a bid to reverse the trend and earn a living, local communities are working with nature rather than against it.

Biodiversity

Filling politicians in on biodiversity

The world's top biodiversity body has initiated a number of assessments designed to help politics act on conservation.

Climate

Leaders link growth, climate protection

How to overcome weak global growth has been one the most hotly debated issues at the World Economic Forum in Davos. But all agreed that fostering climate-saving technologies could make a huge difference.

Energy

Nigerians turn to renewable energy as solution to power crisis

Nigeria produces about 2.5 million barrels of oil each day, yet many of its citizens live without electricity. Some residents are now seeking alternative solutions to the country's ongoing energy crisis.