Peace, plants and hip-hop in Colombia

In the conflict-ravaged Colombian city of Medellin, rappers have taken up urban farming to nourish their community and plant the seeds of peace. With big Creole earrings, a bandana, and the crotch of his trousers hanging between his knees, Luis Fernando Alvarez looks more like a rapper than a farmer. Actually, he's both. Luis, or... Continue Reading →


To combat climate change, increase women’s participation

How can you beat climate change with only half the world's population? Gender was among the main side-topics at the UN climate summit in Bonn. DW spoke to women who intend to be part of the solution to climate change. "I'm the only woman here," noted Celestine Ketcha Courtes, mayor of a small town in... Continue Reading →

Germany’s climate innovators: A sunny future for e-cars?

Students have developed a solar-powered e-car — the blue.cruiser. It's made from renewable, vegan and recycable material. It's also emission free. Could it become the future of mobility? ... Click here to watch the video:


I’m a trilingual journalist covering climate change and social issues. I have experience covering breaking news and writing and filming for online media in Germany, Colombia, the United States and the United Kingdom. My work has been published by Deutsche Welle, Spiegel Online, Colombia Reports, the New Internationalist, USA Today, Global Post,, BNA and APM Health... Continue Reading →

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