In Sierra Leone, where communities are recovering from years of hard times, chocolate promises a brighter future.
Villagers around Tanzania's Amani Nature Reserve are protecting the land they once exploited.
The lowest body of water in the world, famed for its health benefits, is disappearing, threatening livelihoods and nature. As the Middle East faces growing water shortages, reversing the decline is a huge task.
We can survive for weeks without food - but without water? We take a look at the devastation of drought.
It might sound like a tall tale, but giraffes are in danger. Their numbers are falling in West Africa. But there's hope. Conservation groups hope a protected area in Niger could help.
Sparrows may be dowdy, but their lives are filled with enough adventure to tell a thousand tales. Here is just one.
In the South Pacific, some blenny fish are evolving to live outside the water where they are less likely to fall prey to larger marine animals.
The organization Cheetah Outreach is showing South Africans just how important the animals are for the ecosystem. Their philosophy? Creating understanding will help secure the big cat's survival.
Anne Percoco and Ellie Irons have been exploring non-native plants that can thrive in an urban environment.
Can children challenge the US government over the environment? Filmmaker Christi Cooper is watching them try.
If you're #doingyourbit for the environment, upload your story for the chance to be featured on Global Ideas.
Saiga antelopes are notoriously elusive. But you can see them in our latest interactive experience.
Join us as we take a look through the lens at some environmental events from around the world over the past week.
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.
Bad news for the vaquita as environmentalists find one of the last of its kind washed up on the shores of the Gulf of California. The animal is threatened by illegal gillnets.
International Day of Forests awakens our love for trees
Good news for Adélie penguins - the species of "Happy Feet" fame - as scientists revise their numbers upwards by millions.
Thousands of people are crocheting coral reefs to draw attention to climate change and ocean acidification.
Global Ideas takes a look at Kosovo's Bear Sanctuary Prishtina, where freed bears can live and relearn natural behaviors
In our multimedia special, we visit South Africa to find out why rhinos are being poached into extinction.
We showcase people and projects worldwide whose ideas are helping to conserve biodiversity.
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