Why fungi might actually be magic when it comes to climate change
01 February 2023 | 7:07 am
An eminent scientist is calling for urgent new work to protect and even enhance underground fungal networks that could provide part of the solution to climate change.
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11 Sep 2022
Pakistani Climate Change Minister Sherry Rehmen: 'The images are heartbreaking'
3 Sep 2022
First the glaciers melt, then the heavens open. As Pakistan bails out from unprecedented monsoon flooding comes the stark realisation that this is not some freak of nature, it is the new normal for a nation that scientists rank among the most vulnerable to global warming. We ask about the challenges faced by rescuers.
10 Sep 2022
The Russian threats don't worry the residents of Feldheim. Heat and electricity here come from wind and biogas plants — inexpensive and climate-neutral. DW visits a village with endless energy, and no worries.
18 Sep 2022
After devastating floods affected 33 million Pakistanis in August, a new study confirms that global heating had a probable impact. But overall climate vulnerability was a major contributing factor.
24 Sep 2022
William Ruto, Kenya's new president, granted an interview to FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Ruto warned that the worst drought in 40 years risks causing starvation in the Horn of Africa, adding that "3.1 million people are facing severe drought" in Kenya alone.
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Akinwumi A. Adesina, president of the African Development Bank, speaks to DW's Christine Mhundwa about the urgency of tackling climate change, the cost of inaction and what the AfDB is doing to help African countries adapt.
The COP27 climate summit currently underway in Egypt is a good opportunity to examine conspiracy theories about the subject circulating online. One such example is about HAARP, a US research programme allegedly capable of controlling the weather. This false claim has been circulating online for years. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Scientists have said climate change helped increase the monsoon rains this summer. The storms brought three-and-a-half times the normal amount of rain, leaving a third of the country underwater. At least 1,300 people were killed. Another 33 million across Pakistan have been affected by the flooding.
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As concern grows over the climate crisis, so does its toll on our mental well-being. Public health officials have coined the term "eco-anxiety" to describe the fear of environmental doom. They warn that the phenomenon could have damaging long-term effects and amplify health and social inequalities for the most vulnerable. One recent international survey found that large numbers of 16 to 25 year olds worldwide had suffered psychological effects owing to the climate crisis. We take a closer look at the situation in France.
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Three decades after China enshrined the goal of a "socialist market economy" in its constitution, the era of "reform and opening up" appears to have ended, say experts.
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The UN has dubbed 2023 the year of millet, much to the delight of India, where the grain is indigenous. One of the oldest cereals known to human civilization, varieties of millet are now taking center stage in the fight against climate change and global hunger, and as the Ukraine war has led to shortages of wheat.
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China has ramped up bailouts to countries struggling to repay their debts from infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road Initiative, researchers found.
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Chelsea posted an overall net loss of almost $149 million for 2021-22 due to "extraordinary expenses and loss of revenue" after sanctions were imposed on previous owner Roman Abramovich, the English Premier League soccer club said on Monday.
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Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will hold a second day of talks, with the Russian leader expressing his willingness to discuss China's proposals on the conflict.
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What will it cost to transition the global economy to net zero? We take a look at how much money should be spent and where, in order to mitigate global warming. Charles Pellegrin speaks to Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission, a global coalition of leaders from across the energy landscape.