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1 day ago
It's tough being economy minister in Germany at the moment. Energy supply is under threat and companies are bracing for impact. Nonetheless, polls often place Robert Habeck as one of Germany's most popular politicians.
23 Jul
The German Foreign Minister has called climate change the "greatest security challenge of all time" and stressed that is acts as a catalyst for other crises.
19 Jul
A five-yearly report by the Australian government said the country's flora and fauna was badly affected by bush fires, drought and global warming. It warned more species could head for extinction.
8 Jul
It sounds like an effortless solution to one of humanity's greatest challenges: using trees as a tool to capture carbon dioxide. As the climate crisis deepens, countries and companies have embarked on a global tree-planting spree. But could they end up doing more harm than good?
2 Jul
The global food system allows us to buy almost any product we want, whenever we want — often at the cost of the environment. Scientists say we need to consume less. But are we even capable of changing our eating habits?
12 Jun
The wonder material is single-handedly responsible for almost 10% of global warming — but solutions for cleaning up steel are expensive and hard to scale.
1 Jun
Australia could become a "renewable energy superpower," said incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. He is due to be sworn in just a day before a Quad summit in Tokyo.
29 May
The world is not ready for an age in which environmental degradation meets increased armed conflict, suggests a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
25 Mar
The continent is upping the pressure on wealthy nations to make good on their climate finance pledge. But a lack of expertise on the ground has also stalled crucial adaptation projects.
13 Feb
Germany's foreign minister was in Egypt when she called on German nationals to leave Ukraine. During her whirlwind Middle East tour, she was preoccupied by the crisis in Eastern Europe, DW's Rosalia Romaniec reports.
7 Feb
Some of the world's top corporations have made bold promises to reach carbon neutrality. But according to a report from the New Climate Institute, many of them are far off track from their own targets. Also, Japanese conglomerate Toshiba revises its restructuring plan, and cryptocurrency exchanges are planning to spend big at the Super Bowl.
8 Jan
From the construction industry to car manufacturing, steel is everywhere. It's the most commonly used metal, but also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In this edition of Down to Earth, we take a closer look at what can be done to clean up one of our dirtiest industries.

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