"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days." - John Burroughs
One of the four seasons, autumn, otherwise known as fall, is a time of coming together to harvest and prepare for winter. It is also one of the most beautiful and dynamic times of the year.
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children." Origin unknown
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money." Cree Indian proverb.
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.
For a century, Russia's nature reserves — with the world's strictest wildlife protections — have been largely off-limits to humans. One of them, Kronotsky, boasts geysers, active volcanoes and 800 brown bears.
"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." – Jane Goodall, primatologist
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.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Researchers from a Swiss university have found that neonatal mortality rises if a child's mother lives close to an oil spill before conception. The findings are worrying for residents of the oil-rich Niger Delta.
Pollution is deadly — and bad for the economy. So why does the environment continue to be abused and neglected?
Ants are known by turns as tiny industrious creatures, pests, and amazing team workers. But a new study shows they are also quite the little funeral directors.
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