Tourists flock to Chernobyl 30 years on, controversy looms over Britain’s planned nuclear energy project, clean energy's thirst poses risks to global water resources, and Germany’s brown coal gets a green make-over.
It’s been more than three decades since the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. Catastrophic radioactive contamination turned the 30-kilometer exclusion area into a “dead zone.” But left to its own devices, new life is evolving in the radioactive wasteland.
There’s bat appreciation day, international day for biodiversity and the day of endangered species – we’re great at naming days after our animals, but is it enough? Are we treating our biodiversity wisely, or failing them badly?
Dracula, Batman — let's face it, that's what comes to mind when we think about bats. But while we might only know a little about bats, the impact we are having on them is huge. Documenting the extent of the species' decline has been a challenge; but finding out more about their migrational patterns might hold the key.
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 meet Nigerians striving for sustainability, German farmers using ancient techniques, and Ugandan school children getting green-fingered with urban farming projects at school.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet a group rebuilding a national park in Mozambique, visit a vertical farm in Germany and see how Cameroon's biogas man is helping rural cookers save their environment.
Over the years eco@africa has looked into different and creative ways of farming. Here are five ideas that struck a chord and have the possibility to change lives in Africa and across the globe.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
In the Georgian countryside, many are reliant on firewood for heating. Can local energy cooperatives help fight the resulting air pollution and deforestation, and help families save cash, with a solar-powered fix?
Biodiversity is under threat from development and climate change. Yet much of the planet's biodiversity isn't even known to science yet. Conservationists still struggle to find out what's really out there.
That the EU has to sue six countries for violating its air pollution levels demonstrates the vast power auto and energy lobbies exert over governments. But as usual, citizens are likely to bear the burden in the end.
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