With most of the world's population now living in urban areas, cities will need to adapt and prepare for climate change. Some are already rising to the challenge.
A new reality television show in Senegal is trying to lure young people back to the countryside. Thirty-two men and women are taking part in the show 'Farm Factory,' where they'll learn to become farmers for the chance to win cash and their very own farm.
After a summer of severe weather events, Europeans are asking: Is this the new normal and how do we prepare? Plus, the television show that's got Senegalese excited about farming.
This summer, parts of Turkey suffered drought and fire - and Istanbul was hit by its biggest rainstorm in 32 years. The last two winters saw the typically mild city buried in snow. With crazy weather becoming the new normal, how is the Turkish capital preparing for 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.
This week on eco@africa, we visit a seaweed startup in France, meet elephants in Namibia and find out how a South African slum is going green. Join us for these and other exciting stories from Africa and Europe.
"It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart." - Rainer Maria Rilke, German poet
A season of beginnings, renewal and growth: Spring has sprung in the southern hemisphere, bringing a fresh start after the winter months.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
To fight global warming, some say humans will have to manipulate the climate system. But such intervention could have serious ramifications for people and the planet.
Southern Europe and western parts of Canada and the US have been devastated by wildfires this year. And they're not the only ones. It seems like much of the world is ablaze right now, and this could be the new normal.
Underwater shellfish farts produce 10 percent of greenhouse gases released in the Baltic Sea, a new study shows. This could be a concern as aquaculture - and the polluting practices that go along with it - expands.
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