Scientists in Switzerland are concerned about microplastic pollution in the river Rhine. The tiny bits of plastic can end up in our stomachs via fish. Researchers are working on solutions.
The EU wants to make all plastic packaging recyclable, reduce single-use plastic and restrict microplastics. The plan would "lay the foundations for a new plastic economy."
More than 5,500 teenagers collected trash from German rivers, took water samples, documented their findings — and analyzed the data with scientists. The results are alarming, says teacher and scientist Katrin Kruse.
The EU is exploring high-tech solutions to plastic pollution but some experts are skeptical. They say there are simpler and more effective ways to keep our waters plastic-free and they are available now.
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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On eco@africa, we look into nano grids in rural Kenya, visit a fish farm in Nigeria and see how extreme weather is impacting Mauritania's capital, Nouakchott. All this and much more on the latest show!
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Divers have proven two underwater caverns in Mexico are connected. The discovery makes it the largest flooded cave on the planet. The exploratory mission has also provided insight into the Mayan civilization.
An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is prompting fears of damage to marine life. Why do oil spills keep happening and who is responsible when they're in international waters?
Snow comes later, melts earlier, and is not nearly as deep as it was 30 years ago. EU scientists are racing to help winter tourism regions adapt to climate change — but is manmade snow the answer?
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