What does the Fukushima region look like five years after the nuclear disaster that rocked the country? And where does the world stand on the energy transition? Listen to DW's Living Planet to find out.
The Fukushima disaster in 2011 swept away support for nuclear power and led to a rise in fossil fuels. Six years on, Japan is taking steps to restore its atomic energy capabilities.
France is getting into offshore wind energy with the recent launch of a cutting-edge pilot project: one of the few floating wind turbines existing in the world. Studies suggest France is set to become Europe's second biggest wind energy producer, after Germany. Local and national authorities are helping to power that transition and slash nuclear power's overwhelming dominance in the energy mix.
Four million euros compensation: The plaintiffs' lawyers announce their success in court. The 3,800 residents of Fukushima, victims of the nuclear catastrophe there, will receive compensation from the government and the nuclear power company Tepco.
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.
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France has launched its first offshore turbine to curb reliance on nuclear and reach climate goals — France could become Europe's second-largest wind energy producer after Germany. But the transition brings problems.
A polar bear can barely walk through an Arctic landscape almost void of ice. The photographer has said his team members were "pushing through their tears" to film the scene.
Germany's long-awaited high-speed rail link between Berlin and Munich has finally been inaugurated. But Green MEP Michael Cramer says it's not enough to lure most travelers away from carbon-heavy road and air travel.
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