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Is it time to rent, not buy, electronics?

Laptops, phones and tablets come out in new, flashier upgrades each year, and consumers lap them up, eager to own the latest desirable models with the most cutting-edge features. But with every upgrade, older models...

e-waste

Billions worth of e-waste, no takers

Record levels of e-waste were produced globally in 2019, weighing the same as 350 mega cruise ships, a UN report shows. The surge in global e-waste is not only a major environmental risk but also...

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Plastic is the next oil for oil companies

With fuel demand depressed by coronavirus and a price war threatening to pump out more oil, the fossil fuel industry’s traditional revenue streams are on even shakier ground. Climate change will make that worse. As...

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Microplastics: Airing my dirty (nappies) laundry in public

Modern cloth nappies are a convenient alternative to disposables. But in trying to solve one environmental problem, are they contributing to another? Samantha Early aired her dirty laundry in public to find some answers. The...

fly-ash-india

Fed up with fly ash, India villagers fight back against power plants

A mix of pulverized coal and toxic gases – known as fly ash – are polluting the air and water near power plants in southeast India. Villagers have decided to fight back. Karthikeyan Hemalatha reports...

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Air pollution and Delhi

Smoke! Smog! These two words are frequent updates on Google weather alerts across Indian metros. Air in India has lost its status as a public good and become a luxury good. What makes matters worse...

‘Make in India’ policy could increase air pollution woes

With growing concerns over the impact of air pollution on India’s 1.2 billion people, the government has launched a new air quality index. But as Vandana Shiva tells DW, simply monitoring pollution won’t solve the...