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EU weighs up future of wood-burning as renewable energy source

As Europe races to replace Russian fossil fuels with cleaner power sources, EU lawmakers are weighing up the future of firewood as a renewable energy source. The debate is getting heated.


Beethoven: Locks of hair give new clues on composer's health

Researchers have managed to pull strands of DNA from Beethoven's hair, finding "a strong genetic disposition to liver disease." At the same time, the discovery did not reveal the cause of his debilitating hearing loss.


Is the ocean a viable solution for water scarcity?

Removing salt from sea water is highly energy intensive and environmentally toxic. But the unconventional freshwater resource is now vital for human survival in dry regions.


7 ways we can help slow climate change

With time running out to avert climate disaster, the UN has called on world leaders to act now. Individual carbon footprints may be dwarfed by global fossil fuel companies, but we can still make a difference.


15-minute cities: What are they and how do they work?

City planners say we have to rethink the way we build urban areas to make them more sustainable, healthy and just. The so-called 15-minute city is one idea. But are they viable?


Can India's push for millets start a food revolution?

In its push to popularize production and consumption of millets, India is attempting a major change — not only within the country, but across the world. Will the push bring about a new era for the ancient grains?


India: How Goa succeeded in eliminating rabies

Goa has become the first state in India to eliminate rabies in humans, with no cases since 2018. DW examines what Goa has done right and whether its program could be rolled out across India.


EU approves two insects for human consumption

Swapping steaks for crickets can cut greenhouse gas pollution and slow species extinction but persuading people to eat them will be tricky.


Creating new life from dead mines

Huge open pits that were once mined for coal and metals are enjoying a sometimes fragrant, or even tasty, afterlife. DW looks at different ways old mines are being rehabilitated.


Can India's new cervical cancer vaccine protect more women?

Indian scientists have developed a more accessible, low-cost vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Health officials hope to reduce what has become the second-most common cancer in India.


Are we entering the golden age of geothermal energy?

Natural gas harms the climate and prices went up after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Geothermal energy offers a cheap and environmentally friendly alternative.


WHO recommends new Ebola treatments

The World Health Organization has recommended the use of two drugs against the Ebola virus, which it says have "revolutionized" the treatment of what had previously been thought of as a "near certain killer."


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