Wetlands may not be as sexy or eye-catching as coral reefs or rainforests but these diverse, complex landscapes play a vital ecological role. For World Wetlands Day, we pay homage with a tour of swamps, bogs and marshes.
A scheme to control invasive plants in South Africa is helping to conserve water — and offering an inexpensive, eco-friendly solution for poor communities to bury their dead.
Two decades ago, the French government started reintroducing bears to the Pyrenees mountains, initially bringing in nine brown bears from Slovenia. Those numbers have now grown, to 39 bears - and sheep farmers say their flocks are being terrorized. There's even an armed, clandestine group threatening to kill bears there.
Canada debates whether its Mounties should be wearing muskrat hats, French farmers try to come to terms with increased numbers of brown bears, and Florida's Everglades deal with the aftermath of hurricane Irma.
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.
"Climate change is one of the great dangers we face, and it's one we can prevent" — Stephen Hawking, Physicist
Despite initial skepticism, the Eco-Schools initiative is gaining momentum in Ghana. Students get hands-on experience with sustainability, such as waste management — crucial in a land where it's practically non-existent.
On this week's eco@africa, we check out an innovative net that harvests water from fog, visit one of the largest ape conservation projects in Africa, and meet an eco hero trying to save Nigeria's wildlife.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Millions of people around the world are observing the annual Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change. Dubai and Australia's Sydney Opera House were among the places to join the blackout.
All but five of more than 150 whales that were stranded on a beach in Western Australia have died. Volunteers spent a day trying to push the short-finned pilot whales back out to sea.
New German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze from the Social Democrats is still largely unknown. In her first major speech in parliament, she has promised to at least aim to meet climate change targets by 2030.
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