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Shaming environmental culprits on social media

ImageCalifornians wasting water or Delhi residents littering streets: Internet shaming has become a popular way of making people aware of environmental pollution and exposing those who litter.


Opinion: Should we be glad that Cecil the lion is dead?

The killing of a well-known wild lion in Zimbabwe by a US dentist and amateur trophy hunter has spread rapidly on the Internet and sparked the public's ire. But can this have any lasting impact?


Cheap Iranian oil not likely to harm renewables

While the Iranian nuclear deal promises to open up Iran's oil and gas reserves to the world, renewable energy may not be too affected by the oncoming flood. Could this mark a coming of age for renewables?


Greenpeace stages novel Arctic drilling blockade

It looks like a daring test or some attempt to break a record - but it is actually a Greenpeace protest. Near Portland, 13 climbers dangled from a bridge for two days to stop controversial oil drilling in the Arctic.


Oil spill payments sink BP into the red

British energy giant BP recorded multi-billion dollar losses in the second quarter due to payments linked to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Low oil prices also weighed on results.


Nine reasons Germany is an e-car nightmare

Germany is not only eco-friendly - it's also a car-making country. Although you'd think that would make it heaven for use of electric cars, Germany is way behind. DW reporters share results of a real-world test.


Strongest El Nino in a decade also wreaks havoc on wildlife and ecosystems

The current El Nino is the strongest in more than 10 years. Its having a devastating impact on everything from the Indonesian economy to the marine birds of the Galapagos.


Removing roads to protect tigers

A logging company in far eastern Russia is planing to protect Siberian tigers by dismantling unused roads that run through the tigers' habitat.


New tiger count in Bangladesh raises alarm

Better counting methodology has revealed more realistic results for the remaining tiger population in Bangladesh’s Sundarbans. And the numbers are far from good: Only around 100 of the big cats still stalk the forests.