By connecting clusters of small-scale generators such as solar farms, wind turbines and biogas facilities, virtual power stations have the capacity equal to a small nuclear plant.
Centuries ago nature reclaimed what was once only a Zen Buddhist temple compound and turned it into a natural wonder. Now a plush green carpet of velvety moss covers this exceptional garden in Japan.
Brittany is famous for its beautiful beaches. But in recent years that reputation has been tainted by green algae. Algae thrive on nitrates used in fertilizers that run off agricultural land and end up in rivers, lakes and coastal waters. Farming is one of Brittany's biggest industries. Experts say a drastic cut in nitrate fertilizer use is needed to combat the plague but farmers are reluctant.
On this week's eco@africa we find out how to make wind energy with kites, explore how a German company is cashing in on e-waste and take a look at the threats Ethiopia's nomads are facing from climate change.
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.
Tanguar haor in Bangladesh is not just a place to hang your hammock; it's a unique wetland ecosystem, teeming with life. It also supports freshwater fisheries, contributing to the country's food production and security.
With its dramatic and beautiful coastline, Mexico's Baha Concepcion provides excellent photo opportunities as well as a quiet beaches to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Cairo's Al-Azhar Park is still going strong and changing its neighborhood for the better 12 years after it was first opened. Built on a rubbish heap, the park gives the crowded city some much-needed room to breathe.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
A lukewarm summer evening in Berlin? It might end quickly because Culicidae, the common mosquito, will make you leave. They are mean this year, really mean.
No hope for orangutans? Ahead of International Orangutan Day on Saturday environmentalists says the big apes are still on the brink of extinction due to deforestation.
People around the world have pledged to plant 250,000 trees to counter the US President's "disgraceful" decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement.
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