Provinz Xinjiang West China
Is there forced labor in your t-shirt?
For years, the communist party systematically oppressed minorities such as the Uyghurs. Our satellite analysis proves that in the Kashgar region, 96 percent of the cotton fields were harvested by humans, not machines. This is where the high-quality cotton for export grows. And that's where most of the internment camps are located.
Satellite images make it clear that there are far more illegal mica mines in India than previously thought - and more child labor than anywhere else.
Europe is on fire
Europe is on fire. This year's forest fires are devastating. Never before in August have so many and such large areas of fire been recorded. An overview from space.
Putin steals Ukrainian grain
Russia exports large quantities of stolen grain from Ukraine and sells it on the world market - a war crime according to international law experts. Freight lists document the scope and logistics for the first time. Our satellite imagery shows that after deactivating their transponder, the ships did indeed load at Sevastopol and arrive at Tartus in Syria.
The dream of the clean car
BMW claims to source the lithium for batteries from a sustainable manufacturer. But NDR research debunks this statement. Our radar data analysis is part of this month-long research for STRG_F, Panorama and the Tagesschau.