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French scientists are looking for ways to protect albatrosses from swallowing hooks on fishing nets. Some trawlers still ignore the regulations seeking to prevent these fatal encounters.
Villages across Russia are emptying as people flock to the cities. More than 20,000 have been entirely abandoned. Nevertheless, Rafgat Abzalov stayed put in Kirillo-Karmasan, even after everyone else had left.
Emerging from ancient trade routes, globalization has seen supply chains spread around the world and set millions of people in motion. But environmental and social problems are also on the rise. A historical look at how globalization happened.
Frontline medical workers in Moscow talk about lack of protection in the fight against COVID-19. A doctor and a nurse talk about the difficulties they face at work every day.
UK health officials expressed alarm after people flocked to British beaches. A heatwave saw large crowds packing popular resorts, fueling fears the coronavirus could spread. The government is threatening to close beaches if restrictions aren't obs...
The reproduction number 'R' is used to determine how fast the coronavirus spreads through a given community. But what exactly does this number mean? And what is its significance? Professor Dirk Brockmann of Berlin's Humboldt University explains.
A meat-processing plant has become epicenter of Germany's coronavirus outbreak. To stem the spread, authorities have massively restricted public life in the town of Gutersloh and a neighboring district. How was the virus able to spread so quickly?
Dirk Brockmann from Germany's Robert Koch Institut talks to DW about why New Zealand was so successful in containing the coronavirus outbreak compared to Brazil.
The number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria nearly doubled in June. Fear of the pandemic is driving many to do their business online. Some firms operating in the digital economy are seeing rising demand.
How will the COVID-19 pandemic change our lives and our way of working? Futurist Tristan Horx says the coronavirus offers opportunities, too. Are his forecasts merely utopian?
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, European companies with long supply chains are looking vulnerable. Overreliance on production in just one country can cause problems. Global supply chains are increasingly seen as a liability. What is the alte...
Coronavirus and lockdown have had a profound effect on nearly all businesses worldwide - in many different ways. For some it's been a catastrophe, for others an opportunity. Company leaders in lockdown around the world ask: what can be done?
The rococo castles Augustusburg and Falkenlust in Bruhl are among the most important palace buildings of the 18th century. Let us show you the UNESCO World Heritage Site from a drone's perspective.
Could riding a bike be the best way to protect yourself from coronavirus? It keeps you away from crowded public transport, keeps you fit and lets you feel free. Cities are reacting by quickly expanding bike lanes.
The pandemic may be a disaster for his business, but Simi Simsek still loves to drive his taxi. He's a resourceful Berliner who's seen a few things in his cab over the years. But sometimes, he still loses his cool.
Not only in the U.S.A., but in Germany, too, people encounter discrimination based on their skin color. What are the lives of Afro-German youngsters and women like? Where do they run into racism, and how can their rights be better protected?
South Africa's white sandy beaches and smart promenades contrast with life in the townships, where trash often abounds. In the townships of Port Elizabeth, waste collection is irregular at best. Children are playing in the rubbish and getting sick.
Keeping sheep in Germany is hardly worth it anymore. Sheep farmers can no longer make money from wool. The competition from abroad is just too great. But one tailor is looking to change that and is making clothes out of local wool.
A hotel in Moscow was turned into a shelter for women subjected to violence by their male partners during the coronavirus lockdown. Many official shelters were full. Women's rights organizations say the situation will remain extremely serious.
Lockdowns and closed borders meant tourism on the Mediterranean island was suspended. Now holidaymakers are back. It's a trial run involving a few hotels and a few thousand guests. Some locals are worried they might bring back the virus to Majorca.
People of Asian appearance are being scapegoated in Germany because the coronavirus originated in China. The incidents expose ingrained racist beliefs. One woman has set up a website to make the problem more visible and provide self-help.
For centuries the indigenous Ngobe people have been cultivating cocoa deep in the Panamanian jungle. One woman is helping to protect that green tradition and provide an income for indigenous female farmers with her artisan chocolate factory.
Midwives are always on call and fulfil crucial functions, but are often overworked and underpaid. Their job is all the more difficult in this time of lockdowns and physical distancing. We hear from two German midwives.