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  • Leaky natural gas pipelines are a huge source of 'fugitive' methane emissions
    Leaky natural gas pipelines are a huge source of 'fugitive' methane emissionsMaria Tuxen Hedegaard/Energinet

    Methane gas: What's the big deal?

    Methane leaking from pipelines on the floor of the Baltic Sea are only the tip of the iceberg: Scientists have reported that methane emissions from the oil and gas industry are far worse than previously thought.

  • Cristián Silva-Avária

    Can concrete from CO2 make building green?

    The construction industry releases enormous amounts of carbon dioxide. Now one Canadian company has developed a technology to make a cement substitute from industrial waste and CO2, thereby trapping this greenhouse gas in the concrete.

  • Climate change, heat, drought: Germany is running out of water and its forests are suffering
    Climate change, heat, drought: Germany is running out of water and its forests are sufferingRalf Hettler/dpa/picture alliance

    Water scarcity triggers fierce competition — also in Germany

    Climate change threatens to dry up the planet and the global water crisis sees the competition for water becoming ever more fierce. Conflicts over the scarce commodity are increasing everywhere. Even in Germany.

  • Hydrogen is being touted as the fuel to clean up our most carbon-intensive industries
    Hydrogen is being touted as the fuel to clean up our most carbon-intensive industriesAlexander Limbach/imago images

    Hydrogen: What's the big deal?

    Hydrogen has been hyped as key to a global energy transition. After a slow start, it has received a boost from a Canada-Germany deal. So what does the future hold for the low-carbon fuel?

  • Life after weightlessness

    Astronaut Matthias Maurer recently returned to Earth after spending almost half a year in space. Extraterrestrial stays can put a lot of strain on the human body. DW Reporter Lea Albrecht met up with him and asked: Has weightless life left its mark?

  • The World Health Organization has named monkeypox a global emergency, the UN body's highest level of alert
    The World Health Organization has named monkeypox a global emergency, the UN body's highest level of alertNational Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/AP/picture alliance

    Monkeypox in kids is rare but infections can be serious

    The number of children who've caught monkeypox is tiny compared to infections among adults. A German child that was believed to be positive did not have the disease, but other countries have reported cases in kids.

  • Tips for mindfulness exercises

    City life is often hectic. With Martin Schmid's mindfulness exercises you can avoid stress and find calm. Even when you are waiting at the traffic lights.

  • The roughly 400-year-old wreck of a 17th-century Hanseatic ship in Lübeck will now be salvaged
    The roughly 400-year-old wreck of a 17th-century Hanseatic ship in Lübeck will now be salvagedChristian Howe/Hansestadt Lübeck/dpa/picture alliance

    Why are there so many shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea?

    A 17th century shipwreck recently found in Lübeck is one of many well-preserved wrecks at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Why do they hold up so well there?

  • Satellite images help meterologists to track weather by observing the surface of the Earth
    Satellite images help meterologists to track weather by observing the surface of the EarthNASA Earth/ZUMA Press Wire Service/picture alliance

    Why are weather forecasts often inaccurate?

    Last week, people in Germany braced for a predicted heat wave that never came. We all know weather forecasting systems can be faulty. But why?

  • Making diamonds from CO2

    Diamonds from CO2: Can greenhouse gases be permanently stored in crystalline structures? Dale Vince has developed a technology for countering environmentally destructive diamond mining. DW reporter Ahmand Kalaji asked him about it.

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