Mobisol is bringing light to thousands of people in Rwanda and Tanzania. The Berlin startup's small solar modules and batteries provide enough power for an average household's lighting, phones and appliances.
Solar power storage systems are getting smaller, cheaper and better, allowing many households to become almost independent of the electricity grid. German battery maker Varta sees solar energy storage as a business with huge potential.
The development of renewable energy is setting new records, with solar power now becoming cheaper than energy from new coal or nuclear plants. China and other players in Asia are making serious inroads into the market.
The world is in the middle of a renewable energy revolution. Prices for clean energy systems are plummeting and investments in renewables are reaching record highs. But there's still a major hurdle to the large-scale adoption of green power around the world. The batteries needed to store the intermittent energy from renewables – such as solar and wind – are still too costly.
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 our beautiful planet are swathes of nature battling for their survival – one of these are the coral reefs near the Marshall Islands in the Pacific, where bleaching has wrought devastation.
"You have to create that happy moment between the farmer and wildlife and you have to do that by educating them so that they become conservationists and that’s the way to move forward." - Kioko Mwitiki, Kenyan eco-artist
On this week's eco@africa, we see how technology helps avoid human-lion conflict in Kenya, how animal epidemics are being tackled in Malawi, and what it’s like to live in an urban 'treehouse.' All this and much more!
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
The environment is expected to get unprecedented attention at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg next week - as the resolve of 19 countries is put to the test following Trump's rejection of the Paris Agreement.
Last week, I wrote about my new found friendship with nettles, the one that after years of antipathy now sees me stuff them in my teapot. But drink-schmink, people. Now I like them so much, I'm eating them.
US President Donald Trump has taken action to reverse an Obama-era rule that protects water from pollution nationwide. The rule has been a thorn in the side of industry - now, it could be scrapped.
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