A young Tanzanian engineer has created a water filter that absorbs hazardous substances. He hopes his invention will help the 70 percent of households in his country without clean drinking water.
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.
Governments should increase resilience to cope with droughts and flooding due to climate change, says World Water Council's Benedito Braga as the World Water Forum gets underway, or else face water crises in the future.
Bubbles of highly-flammable methane frozen in iced-over lakes are a strange yet stunning natural phenomenon – but can be dangerous if popped. They also harbor problems for the environment.
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.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet a true hero of environmental activism, discover underwater gardens in Kenya and visit Rwanda a decade after its plastic ban.
Solomon Sodeinde, who recently picked up a DW blogging award for a photo series on oil pollution in the Niger Delta, writes about environmental issues in Nigeria. Here he shares his favorite African environment blogs.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet an entrepreneur turning cooking oil into soap, find out about a contentious green energy project in Uganda and a firm making life easier for African farmers with a solar-powered fridge.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Massive quantities of illegal timber may have been imported into the European Union by inventing fake trees, according to a report released this week by Greenpeace.
This week, experts are meeting to discuss how we can avert an extinction crisis. But much of the planet's biodiversity isn't even known to science yet. Conservationists still struggle to find out what's really out there.
Pressure is building for the United Nations to recognize a clean environment as a human right, in order to give more protection to environmentalists. But changing these decades-old treaties could be an uphill struggle.
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