Sometimes all it takes is a dream and a healthy portion of determination. That combination was what led one man in Rwanda to build a hydropower plant in his village. It's a model that could take off elsewhere too.
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.
Sick of your phone running out of battery? Now you can use a mini water turbine to charge it up! The German design is already in demand from African communities wanting to generate their own hydropower.
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 edition, we meet the kids cleaning up their South African township and explore how an aquatic fern could make ships more eco-friendly.
What do wasps have to do with brain surgery? What can architecture learn from termites? We look at five examples of technology that found their designs in nature.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit the Barbary macaques under threat in Morocco, see how waves are being harnessed to make green power and explore the project bringing solar lights to Burkina Faso.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
A new ranking shows how European countries stack up on climate protection. How does your country compare?
The Swedish jogging trend, which is just as good for the environment as it is for your body, is taking off around the world. DW's Anabela Linke hit the streets of Cologne to find out what all the fuss is about.
Germany dismissed an even higher target demanded by the European Parliament as unrealistic. But Europe's biggest member state did not get exactly what it wanted in the negotiations in Brussels.
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