A Ugandan project is giving girls who dropped out of school a fresh start growing passion fruit. With a piece of land and 60 seedlings, these young women are well on their way to becoming successful farmers.
On eco@africa, we find out why South Africa's corals are so resilient, meet the microbiologist making gowns from milk and the man promoting hybrid cars in Nigeria. Those stories and much more on this week's show!
On this week's eco@africa, we see how activists in Ghana are regenerating areas destroyed by gold mining, an exercise bike that creates electricity and how Rwanda is tackling its e-waste. All this and more!
Solomon Sodeinde, who recently picked up a DW blogging award for a photo series on oil pollution in the Niger Delta, writes about environmental issues in Nigeria. Here he shares his favorite African environment blogs.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
"Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent" — Stephen Hawking, Physicist
Despite initial skepticism, the Eco-Schools initiative is gaining momentum in Ghana. Students get hands-on experience with sustainability, such as waste management — crucial in a land where it's practically non-existent.
On this week's eco@africa, we check out an innovative net that harvests water from fog, visit one of the largest ape conservation projects in Africa, and meet an eco hero trying to save Nigeria's wildlife.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
All but five of more than 150 whales that were stranded on a beach in Western Australia have died. Volunteers spent a day trying to push the short-finned pilot whales back out to sea.
New German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze from the Social Democrats is still largely unknown. In her first major speech in parliament, she has promised to at least aim to meet climate change targets by 2030.
The camel's hump is perhaps its defining feature. It's not just an anatomical oddity but a brilliant bit of evolution.
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