Romania has banned bear hunting, shutting down a multi-million-euro industry. Environmentalists are rejoicing, but some locals fear brown bears roaming the Carpathian Mountains may attack livestock - and people.
This week on eco@africa, we have stories about a green car wash in Cameroon, a powerful cotton wool that could clean up oil spills and a self-charging bike. And we go in search of a rare frog.
On this week's eco@africa we find out about protecting birds in Uganda, renting baby clothes, and creating energy in Kenya by harvesting the power of organic waste and dung.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how Nigeria is dealing with its e-trash, visit wind farms in the Cape Verde islands and a conservationist in Rwanda who is looking after gorillas. All this and much more!
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.
Built by a giant as a bridge from Ireland to Scotland, according to Irish legend, the dramatic basalt pillars of the Giant's Causeway have inspired the imagination for thousands of years. How did they really form?
Urban farming has been around for as long as there's been cities, but it's recently been enjoying a global revival. From Berlin to Bangkok, city dwellers are planting on roofs and walls to turn cities from gray to green.
Blades of ice rising from the ground up to several meters high: penitentes are a common sight in the Andes. How are these peculiar ice spires, named after their resemblance to religious orders doing penance, formed?
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It's a girl! Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland have welcomed a female Malayan tapir calf. The endangered animals' habitat is being threatened by palm oil plantations and hunters.
Plastic washed up on Manila's beaches can be traced back to Western brands in cashing on Asia's "sachet economies," activists say.
For a long time, being a vegan was considered unusual and difficult to pull off. That's no longer true, especially in Berlin. The city is a haven for those who have sworn off animal products.
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