A decade after toxic waste was illegally dumped in Ivory Coast, locals are still feeling the effects. We also find out who is responsible for keeping the Arctic clean, and how a noxious weed in wreaking havoc in Poland.
The remote Arctic is increasingly at risk of contamination from shipping, oil drilling, mining and other industrial activities. So who's responsible for keeping it clean? Living Planet talks to Julia Gourley of the Arctic Council to find out.
With technology constantly marching forward, it doesn't take long for smart phones and tablets to go out of date. A Parisian startup is hoping to cut down on e-waste by refurbishing old electronic gadgets and reselling them at a much lower price.
It's been more than 10 years since the cargo ship Probo Koala illegally dumped hundreds of tons of toxic waste in Ivory Coast. The Ivorian government insists it has cleaned up the mess, but victims say they're still suffering and are demanding compensation.
If you're looking for a DIY way to avoid any lunchtime packaging waste, here's an idea for you. All you need is an old plastic bag, an old t-shirt or such like, and a few minutes at a sewing machine. Easy.
A large section of Berlin’s U1 metro line runs on a viaduct high above street level. The Radbahn-team wants to use the space below for an innovative bike road.
Even the best planned journeys can follow an unexpected course. A wrong turn spelled the start of an adventure that brought Malawi a simple cookstove capable of saving lives. And trees.
Humankind is destroying the planet’s forests, with devastating impacts on plants, animals, people and the climate. We present the key facts and figures – and invite you to share your thoughts.
Nawal Fahkry is passionate about sustainability. She turns the stuff people throw away – from tin cans to egg boxes – into things of beauty. Now, she has even built a community center from waste.
A reservoir not far from London has been fitted with 23,000 photovoltaic panels to make it the world’s largest floating solar farm. The site generates enough power to run the local water treatment plants for decades.
A war is raging in Africa's national parks. At the center of the the conflict are animal parts worth big money, poachers without prospects, rangers protecting wildlife and a booming business in Asia.
In India, owls are sacrificed in rituals intended to bring good fortune - and in some cases, to send bad luck to rivals. Although owls are protected by law, the black market is flourishing - as two reporters found out.
For many endangered species, the race is on control illegal trade before they go extinct. Two high-profile topics being discussed in Johannesburg involve changing the level of protection for African megafauna.
The World Health Organization has released a new report showing that nearly everywhere people live, the air is polluted beyond safe levels. Polluted air doesn't just smell bad - it's unhealthy, even life-threatening.
Over the course of two weeks, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be struggling with a big question: How can aviation's CO2 emissions be reduced - even as air travel continues to grow worldwide?
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