In some parts of Africa, children rely on poisonous kerosene lamps to study at night. But an enterprising 23-year-old's new backpack complete with solar panels and batteries could change that.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how reusable sanitary pads are helping Nigerian schoolgirls stay in school, we sit on burning tires in Niger and visit the guardian of Tsavo National Park in Kenya.
On eco@africa, we meet some charismatic cats in Uganda, the people turning poop into energy in Kenya and Tanzanians transforming plastic waste into comfy seats. All this and much more on the latest show!
Kenya and Rwanda are seen by the UN as exemplary in the fight against a deadly menace: pollution. An international meeting in Nairobi is trying to come up with a global strategy to protect humankind.
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 visit the massive moorlands of Congo, see how to avoid baboon break-ins in South Africa and get back to the roots with traditional African vegetables.
It’s more than monkey business: in South Africa's Cape Town, baboons sneak into homes to steal food. We talked to biologist Gaelle Fehlmann to find out more about this human-baboon conflict in the city.
The eye of Africa is a huge rock formation in the Sahara that is visible from space. But some mystery still surrounds its origins.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Each and every snowflake floating down from the sky is different. Or, at least it's very unlikely that two of them are the same. How is that possible? Let's have a look at how snowflakes are created.
Politicians and finance industry representatives are meeting to discuss how to promote green investments to fight global climate change. The summit is taking place on the second anniversary of the Paris climate accord.
The Senegal delta is a delicate ecosystem that relies on balance between sea and freshwater. But to preserve it, balancing the needs of man and nature is almost as important.
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