Green groups target poisonings from rising pesticides sales
13 January 2022 | 6:44 am
More and more pesticides are being sprayed worldwide with deadly consequences for humans and nature, a report finds.
7 Aug 2021
Whether on a rooftop in New York or in the desert in Riyadh, urban planting is on the rise as a response to climate change. AFP looks at cities who have been implementing initiatives in order to invite nature back to the concrete jungle. 70% of greenhouse gases come from urban zones and cities from Paris to New Delhi have been sounding the alarm on the disastrous effects climate change can have.
8 Aug 2021
The Greens have long warned of the extreme weather effects of climate change. Now, they're proposing a program to prevent a recurrence of July's flood disaster.
12 Sep 2021
It has been a year since the poisoning of Russian opposition leader and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. After his recuperation in Germany, Navalny voluntarily returned to Russia and was arrested. But pressure on Kremlin critics continues to mount.
6 Sep 2021
The Great Green Wall was officially launched by the African Union in 2007. It aims to fight desertification by creating a huge strip of vegetation across Africa, from Dakar in the west to Djibouti in the east. The Wall would be eventually more than 8,000 kilometres long, crossing 11 African countries. Since 2007, the project has evolved, with the goal of creating millions of jobs. But critics say progress has stalled. Our correspondents report from Senegal and Nigeria.
3 Oct 2021
Traditionally, growing avocados requires lots of water. But entrepreneurs in Nigeria are attempting to grow them in a new water-saving and sustainable way by using drip irrigation systems and recycling water.
2 Oct 2021
In a characteristically colorful speech before the United Nations, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson cast UN climate talks in Glasgow in November as a last chance for humanity, and also made a reference to a Muppets song.
28 Sep 2021
Both the Greens and the pro-free market FDP are likely to join a three-party coalition government. But do they have anything in common?
3 Oct 2021
There was praise for Green Party co-chair Robert Habeck when he accepted his party's choice of Annalena Baerbock as candidate for chancellor. After the election his party is in a pivotal position, and he is stepping up.
12 Oct 2021
The 26 people are believed to have died from drinking poisonous moonshine. Another 28 are suffering from alcohol poisoning, with some reportedly in a coma.
17 Oct 2021
There was a great deal of interest among investors as the EU's first "green bonds" went on sale. The investments will go towards funding sustainable projects.
24 Oct 2021
Party delegates have voted by a large majority to join formal negotiations with the Social Democrats and the neoliberal FDP to form the next government.
20 Oct 2021
Farmers and lobby groups are split on an EU agricultural reform that may increase farmers' incomes and consumers' prices. A DW joint report reveals a rift between farmers and the groups purporting to represent them.
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The number of victims of wildfires in Algeria has risen to 26 from eight reported earlier, the country's interior minister said on Wednesday
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Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, has rejected South Korea's offer of economic assistance in exchange for denuclearization.
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The Polish government says experts have found toxic algae in water samples from a river on the Polish-German border. Thousands of dead fish have appeared along the Oder River after mass die-offs in recent weeks.
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The accused attacker entered a not guilty plea during his first court appearance since the stabbing. He earlier gave a media interview where he said he had read only two pages of Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses."
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A Shanghai court said the billionaire, who had not been seen in public since 2017, was sentenced and his investment firm was fined for embezzlement and bribery.
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A German former world-class high diver has said he was sexually abused by his coach over a period of several years. Jan Hempel said the abuse continued even after he had informed the national swimming federation.