From cookies to biodiesel, palm oil is everywhere. But it has a bad environmental reputation. A small company in Sierra Leone is trying to do things differently.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Kenya was founded in 1970 and aims to improve the lives and health of people in tropical Africa by focusing on harmful and useful arthropods.
Many people see insects as annoying pests. But British biologist Dave Goulson cautions: A world without insects is a dull place without coffee and chocolate — and with dead animals and cow patties piling up.
Surveys in Europe and North America show a dramatic decline in the number of bugs buzzing around. Although global data are missing, many researchers are convinced this environmental disaster is happening worldwide.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
On this week's eco@africa, creeping and crawling in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, reducing food waste with solidarity fridges in France and the Wash King of Ghana. Have a look for all this and more!
On this week's eco@africa, we shop at a Food Assembly in Germany, see how Lake Victoria's water hyacinths can be used as fertilizer and visit a chimpanzee orphanage in Liberia. Check out the show for this and much more.
As members of the lowest caste, Dalit women are among Nepal's poorest people. They're badly affected by climate change too. A farming project is helping them prepare for global warming. It's had a surprising side-effect.
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.
Morrocan agricultural enterprises suffer from effects of climate change. An insurance may reduce the losses.
Between May and July millions of sardines move northward along the east coast of South Africa.
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