Is it OK to jog without a mask? Should you leave the car at home today? A citizen-led initiative in Germany is trying to answer those questions in real time with its network of pollution sensors.
Green architecture in South Africa, making schools better by planning trees, and Zambia's air pollution problem. Join us on eco@africa for these and many other exciting environmental stories from Africa and Europe.
The German city of Stuttgart is struggling to overcome its huge air pollution problem. There are options to reduce the environmental risks. Amongst them - a wall covered with moss.
Children in particular suffer from bad air. Manipulation of exhaust sensors for diesel cars - also known as Dieselgate - has resulted in more nitrogen oxide pollution. New research shows schools are also being affected.
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.
Built by a giant as a bridge from Ireland to Scotland, according to Irish legend, the dramatic basalt pillars of the Giant's Causeway have inspired the imagination for thousands of years. How did they really form?
Urban farming has been around for as long as there's been cities, but it's recently been enjoying a global revival. From Berlin to Bangkok, city dwellers are planting on roofs and walls to turn cities from gray to green.
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?
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
It's a girl! Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland have welcomed a female Malayan tapir calf. The endangered animals' habitat is being threatened by palm oil plantations and hunters.
Plastic washed up on Manila's beaches can be traced back to Western brands in cashing on Asia's "sachet economies," activists say.
For a long time, being a vegan was considered unusual and difficult to pull off. That's no longer true, especially in Berlin. The city is a haven for those who have sworn off animal products.
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