Deutsche Welle (Apr. 12, 2011) Uganda is known as a particularly fertile land. Coffee and bananas are the main crops farmed in the country. But the harvests have become increasingly poor due to years of ... watch video
AFP (June 13, 2014) Chambo is a fish that's a staple for millions in Malawi but stocks are dwindling at an alarming rate due to over-fishing. There's also been a rapid drop in water levels of Lake Malawi driven by ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 23, 2013) Sebastian Jenal, better known as zi, is a cartoonist and environmental activist. He's initiated the "Bonn Climate Ambassador" program to get young children interested in protecting the ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Sep. 24, 2012) Staple foods are becoming increasingly expensive. Wealthy western countries are largely unaffected by the problem but the developing world is badly hit.
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AFP (Nov. 17, 2015) Once a luxury, meat is now a growing staple in the diets of millions of Indonesians - who don't seem to worry much about the possible environmental damage linked to the meat industry.
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AFP (May 16, 2016) It’s one of the longest-cultivated flowers in history, known for its therapeutic properties and a staple of perfume makers everywhere. But in the Syrian capital that gave the bloom its name and ... watch video
Celeb TV (Oct. 23, 2013) Celebrities and politicians are joining together to change the planet. Former Vice President Al Gore is doing his part for the planet with 24 Hours Of Reality. Joining together with the Climate ... watch video
Aug. 30, 2016 Researchers have used 'environmental DNA' to determine the biodiversity of a river. Previously, this involved collecting and identifying all the organisms living in it. Using ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 A recent discovery in the study of landslides, using annular shear cell measurements of granular flows, confirms that two flow regimes -- an 'elastic regime' and an 'inertial regime' ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 The sun's impact on our planet's climate has recently been a hotly debated topic in the context of climate change. The controversy around this issue has led scientists across Europe to dig deeper ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 In the future, the breeding of the climate-friendly cow can be sped up by using genetic information. A recent study identifies areas in the cow’s genotype which are linked ... read more
Aug. 29, 2016 A forest with greater diversity of plants can better adjust to climatic stress. Now for the first time, a team of scientists can show this in computer simulations of the Amazon region by accounting ... read more
July 17, 2013 Analyzing the maize trade among 217 nations suggests that if U.S. maize exports are disrupted due to environmental or other factors, supplies and food security in many nations could be jeopardized ... read more
Aug. 22, 2012 A solution finally may be at hand for the number one consumer gripe about bananas: their tendency to ripen, soften and rot into an unappetizing mush, seemingly in the blink of an eye. Scientists have ... read more