Ever wonder what happens to old car tires? One Nairobi cooperative is giving them new life as fashionable footwear – and creating jobs in one the city’s poorest neighborhoods.
A landmark class action suit against the Kenyan government and a company over compensation for victims of pollution scheduled to start today was held up by two conflicting lawyers, prolonging the plaintiffs’ misery.
The smelting factory in the Kenyan slum of Owino Uhuru was only open for a few years, but it was long enough to poison the villagers who lived near it, many of whom are gravely ill. Now they are seeking compensation for medical and clean-up expenses.
On the show, we honor the women of STEM - females in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We meet a group of young women in Kenya proving that careers in science and technology are no longer just for the boys. Girls in India’s slums are coding and building smartphone apps. All that and more on this jam-packed edition of Spectrum with host Jessie Wingard.
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.
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.
Bubbles of highly-flammable methane frozen in iced-over lakes are a strange yet stunning natural phenomenon – but can be dangerous if popped. They also harbor problems for the environment.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet a true hero of environmental activism, discover underwater gardens in Kenya and visit Rwanda a decade after its plastic ban.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
More than 150 whales were stranded in Western Australia on Friday leading to beach closures and a shark alert, according to the Department of Fisheries. The majority of the whales are presumed to have died.
Researchers say a new discovery may help to create pesticides that don't kill bees. But critics say we need to move away from a 'chemical mindset' altogether.
World landmarks from the Eiffel Tower to the Empire State Building will go dark this weekend. Due to "Earth Hour" campaign to support the fight against climate change and highlight the dangers mankind poses to nature.
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