Around a quarter of Europe’s power comes from nuclear energy, leaving waste that will remain radioactive for 100,000 years. Finland has found an answer to permanently storing this toxic legacy.
This week, we find eco inspiration in Kenya’s recycled pencils and the Berlin restaurant serving up food that was headed for the trash. Plus, will Zulu warriors switch to fake fur to save the leopard?
Tourists flock to Chernobyl 30 years on, controversy looms over Britain’s planned nuclear energy project, clean energy's thirst poses risks to global water resources, and Germany’s brown coal gets a green make-over.
This week Living Planet looks at the post-Brexit future of the British fishing industry, Rio's Guanabara Bay where Olympic sailors will be racing through raw sewage and wave power in Finland.
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 our beautiful planet are swathes of nature battling for their survival – one of these are the coral reefs near the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, where bleaching has wrought devastation.
"You have to create that happy moment between the farmer and wildlife and you have to do that by educating them so that they become conservationists and that’s the way to move forward." - Kioko Mwitiki, Kenyan eco-artist
On this week's eco@africa, we see how technology helps avoid human-lion conflict in Kenya, how animal epidemics are being tackled in Malawi, and what it’s like to live in an urban 'treehouse.' All this and much more!
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Why swim if you can walk, why hunt if you can wait? The red-lipped batfish is a bit unusual in many ways, not least its appearance. But hey, if it works...
Plastic waste is a growing problem worldwide - especially for the planet's oceans. The dilemma has inspired a Canadian entrepreneur to start using old plastic bottles to build homes on an island off Panama.
Last year it was Brexit. This year it's fake news, post-truth and alternative facts. There's a predictable sense at the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting that scientists have to fight back. The question is how.
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