Frenchman Patrick Blanc makes good use of space. In Paris, he's come up with an innovative way to live in the heart of the city with plenty of greenery around him. Check out his vertical gardens.
Surviving under harsh conditions is one thing. Growing for 1,500 years, building dunes and producing melons is quite another. Meet two plants that have perfected life in the desert.
Polish police have detained several eco-activists staging a sit-in at Poland's forest management agency, some of whom chained themselves to a gate. They were protesting logging in the UNESCO-protected Bialowieza forest.
Northvolt has said it will build Europe's biggest electric car battery factory in its home country, Sweden. The start-up wants the site to rival Tesla's 'Gigafactory' in the US and LG Chem's proposed site in Poland.
At the UN climate conference in Bonn, an alliance of 20 countries pledged to rapidly phase out coal in the coming years. Germany has not joined the group — although the reasons for abandoning coal seem to be oiling up.
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