Biologists in the Congo Basin are going to extreme lengths to assess the remaining biomass and biodiversity in the region. It is a major technological undertaking.
On this week's show, we look at how sugar is powering Uganda, why a group in Nigeria is using "sustainable vibes" to raise environmental awareness and how one German city has become Europe's green capital.
This week on eco@africa, we have stories about a green car wash in Cameroon, a powerful cotton wool that could clean up oil spills and a self-charging bike. And we go in search of a rare frog.
Humans have been using medicinal plants for thousands of years. They even play an important role in modern medicine. Here are just a few that are still used to ward off illnesses and treat symptoms.
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.
Blades of ice rising from the ground up to several meters high: penitentes are a common sight in the Andes. How are these peculiar ice spires, named after their resemblance to religious orders doing penance, formed?
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money." Cree Indian proverb.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how humans and wildlife are competing over space near the Serengeti, counting butterflies for climate change and making greener coal from banana skins. All this and more!
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
With German federal elections fast approaching, DW asked Niklas Höhne of NewClimate Institute why climate change isn't exciting voters and where the different parties stand on environmental issues.
They may not look like much, but the little acorns that litter the forest floor in fall can mean the difference between a life of plenty and one of hardship
New studies have found that two genes play a major role in creating the patterns and colors of butterfly wings with the help of a gene-editing tool. It's another step in understanding where we come from, say scientists.
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