Lomé start-up Woelab upcycles old printers, computers and laptops into new products. They're also encouraging high-school students about how to get the most out of limited resources and promote a clean environment.
Togo’s captial of Lomé might not look like a high-tech city. But projects there prove you can do amazing things with limited resources. They’re cleaning up the city, and inspiring students to build their own technology.
This week, we find out how to make wind energy with kites, explore how a German company is cashing in on e-waste and take a look at the threats Ethiopia's nomads are facing from climate change.
Young engineers and scientists are always working on new products. Often they build on old concepts. But they're all looking for a niche market. Here's four we bumped into at the 2016 Hanover Fair.
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.
Pollution and overfishing at Lake Malawi threatened to end its national park’s Unesco world natural heritage status. Now locals are trying to undo the environmental harm.
Increasing demand for palm oil, used in cleaning products, cosmetics and foodstuffs, is having a disastrous impact on the environment. Now a laboratory in Britain has managed to develop a substitute.
Population growth around Ethiopia’s stunning Simien Mountains has had a devastating effect on its flora and fauna. Could a new scheme linking local businesses with conservation could be the way forward?
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Golden jackals, similar to small grey wolves, have been making their way across Europe into new territory. A German farmer is claiming compensation after the protected, wolf-like predator killed a sheep.
Berlin is not the place for committed cyclists. That's according to two rankings and it confirms the experience of DW's Klaus Esterluss who pedals around the city every day.
A recent victory for the Dutch Greens belies a wider trend. Ahead of elections In Austria, France, Germany and the UK, the Greens are struggling to woo disaffected voters who have turned away from the center.
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