Are GM crops the answer to feeding the world?
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
6M ago
The world is going to need about 50% more food by 2050. Has the time come to roll out genetically modified crops that promise higher yields, are more resilient to climate change and reduce the carbon footprint of farming ..read more
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Will climate change lead to water wars?
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
6M ago
Water scarcity already affects about 40% of the world's population and droughts could put up to 700 million people at risk of displacement by the year 2030. Are we entering a new era of violent conflict over water ..read more
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Can we recycle our way out of the plastic crisis?
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
9M ago
Globally only 9% of all plastic waste is recycled. But why are mechanical recycling rates so low? And could chemical recycling help achieve our targets or is this the wrong approach to the plastic waste problem ..read more
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Why don't we use more bioplastics?
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
9M ago
Substituting fossil-based plastics with compostable ones could help address plastic pollution. But not all bioplastics are eco-friendly or biodegradable. A startup from the UK says seaweed is the answer ..read more
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The growing microplastics problem: risks and solutions
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
10M ago
Microplastics have been found everywhere — from the deepest parts of the ocean to the heights of Mount Everest. A problem that is set to intensify as we produce over 400 million tons of new plastics every year. But just how dangerous are microplastics? And what can we do about them ..read more
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The plastics age: How did we get here?
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
10M ago
Each year, the world produces 430 million tons of plastics – and that figure is set to triple by 2060. How did plastics become such a big part of our lives? And what needs to be done to limit their environmental impact ..read more
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Trailer: The global plastics crisis, new podcast series
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
11M ago
Global plastics production has doubled over the past two decades. Despite rising consumer awareness, there is more single-use plastic waste than ever before. Pollutive plastic waste is set to triple by 2060. Microplastics are in our food and water and even entering our bodies. How did we get here and what can we do about it? This series launches on 16 June ..read more
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More allergies due to climate change?
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
11M ago
By 2050, half the world's population could be affected by at least one allergy. Is global warming to blame? Find out more about rising pollen levels and one of the most allergenic plants in the world that is now also spreading in Germany. (This episode has been republished and updated ..read more
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How lab-grown meat could help the climate
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
11M ago
Global demand for meat is growing, but animal agriculture has a significant carbon footprint. Could cultivating steaks, nuggets and sushi in a lab be a solution? (This episode has been republished and updated ..read more
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Climate crisis: Is cli-fi counterproductive?
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
1y ago
Climate fiction has become a significant cultural phenomenon, reflecting the urgency of the climate crisis and the need for creative responses to this global challenge. But how does it affect the consumer and is it doing more harm than good ..read more
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