Earth’s final frontier: the global race to exploit deep sea minerals
09 July 2023 | 3:10 pm
In this edition we head into the depths of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Many of the minerals used in our day-to-day electronic devices can be found on the seabeds, and the global race to exploit them has already begun. However, scientists fear that this will result in long-lasting environmental damage, with major losses for the biodiversity of the world's oceans. A report from our colleagues at France 2 with FRANCE 24's Guillaume Gougeon.
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27 Apr 2022
The four astronauts from American startup Axiom Space Inc. are expected to touch down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida. They are the first all-private crew to have stayed on the International Space Station.
8 May 2022
The crew of four astronauts, including one German, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico.
11 Jun 2022
Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov is defending his country in Donbas. In an interview with DW, he talked about the situation there, his decision to fight, and his return to film.
11 Sep 2022
French retail giant Carrefour is accused of deforestation in the Amazon. According to global advocacy group Mighty Earth, the group sources ingredients from meat and soy traders with shocking practices. Carrefour controls roughly a quarter of the food distribution market in Brazil. For more, we speak to Alex Wijeratna, Senior Director of Mighty Earth.
12 Sep 2022
In a country built on its mineral wealth, South Africa's small scale artisanal miners are left digging for mere morsels of gold and diamonds. Turf wars and meagre yields mean many miners live a life of poverty.
30 Oct 2022
Four astronauts returned to Earth in the SpaceX capsule after a nearly six-month mission on the International Space Station.
15 Nov 2022
The global population reaches eight billion - what happens now? As climate change worsens, how will eight billion people survive? Also: reactions to Joe Biden and Xi Jinping's face to face meeting and Paris 2024 organizers unveil the Games' mascots! Finally: a revered frozen beef dish in Japan now has a 30 year waitlist!
Is it still possible to stop climate change? We can at least try — by storing carbon underground or finding new forms of renewable energy. And we also have to devise new ways of processing all the waste on our planet.
Asteroid 2023 BU is the closest near-Earth object we have ever encountered. At mere thousands of kilometers above Earth, small space rocks like this one have the potential to threaten vital communications satellites.
Satellites are helping to model the geographic impact of the Turkey-Syria earthquakes, but will they ever predict future quakes?
Lahore's air pollution rose to PM2. 5 levels of 97.4 micrograms per cubic meter from 86.5 in 2021, replacing Bhiwadi in Indiaas the most polluted city globally. Bhiwadi and Delhi were next in the rankings, ,with pollution levels reaching up to 92.7 and 92.6 respectively.
An asteroid this size coming so close to Earth is a once-in-a-decade event, although a collision with the planet is not expected. The journey offers astronomers a prime opportunity to study a space rock.
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Finland is sealing up more border crossing points with Russia as the number of crossings by aslyum seekers climbs. But where do the people trying to reach Europe come from? And who helps them get in? DW investigates.
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Protest rallies were held in many cities across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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Russia is increasingly trying to lure Central Asian migrants to work in the parts of Ukraine it occupies, or even to sign up to fight for its army. While some 1.3 million still migrated to Russia from Central Asia in the first quarter of 2023, some are choosing to leave, rather than be coerced to go to Ukraine.
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With family incomes squeezed by a weak Chinese economy, international travelers are cutting back on designer goods and luxury hotels.
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Severe weather has claimed at least ten lives, cut power to tens of thousands of people, and blocked roads in a country already strained by war.
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This week on French Connections we take a look at the complex web of "autoroutes", or highways, in France. Over 70 percent of French people stayed in France for their vacations in 2023, and that means most of them hit the road. From its inception in 1927 to controversial toll increases to bumper-to-bumper traffic, we tell you how these highways illustrate so much about French society.
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