As fish stocks in the seas off Zanzibar dwindle, local fishermen are starting to farm sea sponges. Tourists love them and researchers are searching them for agents effective against cancer and viral infections.
A reef at the mouth of the Amazon is almost six times larger than initial reports, scientists say — meaning the recently discovered site is threatened by proposed oil drilling. Nadia Pontes reports from Brazil.
On this week's eco@africa we find out about protecting birds in Uganda, renting baby clothes, and creating energy in Kenya by harvesting the power of organic waste and dung.
Join us in Zanzibar, where climate change is threatening the seaweed industry. Plus: Making paper out of grass, fashioning handbags from plastic waste and how boosting businesses could help protect wildlife in Ethiopia.
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.
'If we destroy the planet, we destroy ourselves' — Dr. Joseph Mukabana, Director of the Office for Africa and Least Developed Countries at the World Meteorological Organization, in an interview with DW.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit Zimbabwe, where textile waste is being turned into stationery, check out efforts to save Manta rays, and meet kids in South Africa who are learning about nature through photography.
Surprisingly tame, Sika deer have lived alongside humans in the ancient Japanese city of Nara for centuries. But their growing numbers have led to some feeling the human-deer relationship has soured.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space! Scientists are monitoring Earth with satellites and running experiments in zero gravity to help save our fragile planet.
Deserts might be renowned for their arid and hostile characteristics, but they are home to some incredible plants that have developed strategies to find and use the last droplet of water.
Nearly a third of coral in the Great Barrier Reef died during a nine-month period in 2016. The die-off was caused by high sea temperatures.
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