Oil spills can have devastating environmental consequences. A German firm may have found an unlikely way to mop them up using "miracle" cotton wool.
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.
Benin's Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou has the backing of the president and the main opposition party. But cotton-king Patrice Talon has the support of 24 out of 32 candidates from the first round.
German firm Bayer's acquisition of US seeds company Monsanto, if approved, would create the world's largest agribusiness. But the deal has drawn criticism in India and sparked concerns among the nation's farmers.
As a self-confessed fast fashion addict, DW reporter Jennifer Collins decided it was time to break her bad habit and scrutinize the environmental impact of the garment industry. She was shocked by what she learned.
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