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The battle over Greenland's untapped natural resources

A fight over Greenland's rich oil, gas and mineral deposits is raging, as global warming melts ice and exposes rich reserves. Now Greenlanders are struggling to balance economic growth and environmental protection. Third-generation farmer Naasu Lund surveys her land, the silence punctuated only by a ... Read full article »

Troop of monkeys escape German wildlife park

Twenty-five barbary macaques have broken out of their enclosure in southwestern Germany. Police suspect that their escape was enabled by construction work. Twenty-five Barbary macaques escaped from a zoo in the German town of Löffingen on Thursday for several hours. The troop of monkeys were first spotted ... Read full article »

United Airlines: 'No choice' but to go carbon neutral

If aviation were a country, it would be among the world's top CO2 emitters. The sector has committed to reducing its carbon footprint, but the technology it's banking on for low-carbon travel is far from being developed. Flying is one of the most carbon-intensive ways to get around. About 2-3% of global ... Read full article »

Flying: What's the big deal for the planet?

As travel becomes an option again and the question of to-fly-or-not-to-fly is back on the table, DW asks what all the fuss is about. Anyone who's ever had a flying dream will be familiar with that sense of euphoria when their feet finally leave the ground. Maybe it was such nocturnal fantasies of ... Read full article »

Norway: Adrift cargo ship at risk of capsizing secured by authorities

The Eemslift Hendrika was adrift off the coast of Norway, and had the potential to dump hundreds of tons of oil into the sea. The Dutch Eemslift Hendrika cargo ship that was at risk of capsizing off the coast of Norway has now been secured by authorities, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) announced ... Read full article »

Seed monopolies: Who controls the world's food supply?

Seed laws criminalizing farmers for using diverse crops that stand a better chance of adapting to climate change are threatening food security. Seed sovereignty activists want to reclaim the right to plant. For thousands of years of human agriculture, the intrinsic nature of a seed — the capacity ... Read full article »

When planting trees does more harm than good

Creating new forests has been heralded as an effective way of tackling the climate crisis. Yet when it comes to drylands, lessons from the colonial era show it can have devastating impacts on indigenous wildlife. When Prosopis juliflora was introduced to Kenya's Baringo County in the 1980s it was ... Read full article »

Wolves and livestock: Can they live in harmony in Germany?

Germany's wolf population has risen sharply in recent years — as has the amount of farm animals killed. Wolves are a protected species, but farmers are fed up. Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner chose a sheep farm in rural Brandenburg, a 90-minute drive from Berlin's government district, to announce ... Read full article »

Climate scientists, what keeps you up at night?

From atmospheric physicists to urban climatologists, DW spoke to researchers who study the many and varied aspects of climate change about what concerns them most as our planet heats up. What really makes this reporter's stomach churn thinking about climate change? Thawing permafrost. A scenario ... Read full article »

In Greece, women activists sing and dance against oil and gas

As other countries turn away from fossil fuel exploration, Greece is searching for oil and natural gas amid protests. But a global shift to renewables and the pandemic are complicating drilling plans.  A group of young Greek women in traditional dress and wearing face masks, hand out flyers to shoppers ... Read full article »

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