Over a billion people around the globe have no access to electricity. That's 15 percent of the world's population. The most affected regions are in sub-Saharan Africa, where economic development could help reduce poverty and improve health.
The UK is building so many rubbish-burning facilities that it may be impossible for the country to meet its recycling targets. It's a problem across incinerator-crazed northern Europe - and could expand the trash trade.
Dieselgate has many people turning to electric vehicles as a more environmentally friendly option. But in some respects, e-cars can be just as bad for the environment as traditional cars. So what's the upshot?
As President Jacob Zuma faced a further vote of no-confidence, his close association with the Gupta business family came under renewed spotlight after thousands of emails were released. Who are the Gupta family?
On this week's eco@africa we find out how to make wind energy with kites, explore how a German company is cashing in on e-waste and take a look at the threats Ethiopia's nomads are facing from climate change.
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