In the Romanian Carpathians, illegal logging is on the rise. According to conservationists, three hectares of forest disappear hourly. The illegally-felled timber is sold both abroad and to large domestic lumber companies.
Volunteers are fighting to save some of Europe's last virgin forest by painstakingly mapping areas under government protection. But they say a change of mentality is needed if the EU is to set an international example.
This week, we check out the green rooftops of Johannesburg, learn about Principé's plans to be plastic-free, explore the properties of mud and look at the link between climate change and health.
The conservation group WWF has warned that nearly half of natural World Heritage Sites are under threat from industry. The sites provide valuable economic, social and environmental benefits to communities.
Extreme weather in Mexico this year has killed an estimated 7 percent of the monarch butterfly population. The long-term survival of the butterfly may be threatened.
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