Drought and flooding might read like opposite extremes, but climate change is inflicting them both on parts of Senegal. Cultivating healthy ecosystems is one way local farmers are seeking to minimize damage.
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.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how climate change can promote democracy, find a good use for coffee grounds and visit an architect who is reviving an ancient African construction technique. All this and more!
In Senegal, seawater seeping into underground fresh water aquifers is slowly increasing soil salinity causing havoc for farming communities living near wetlands rich in biodiversity.
DW's Harald Franzen had always looked south from his home in central Germany for his family beach vacations, but an invite to explore Germany's seas led to some fascinating discoveries - before he even got on board.
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