Without access to clean drinking water, millions of Ugandans buy water in plastic bottles, resulting in mountains of trash. In one village, women have found a way to turn the empty bottles into a building material.
We report on blast fishing in Tanzania, recycling in Nigeria and Kenya, and an island sanctuary in Uganda giving orphaned chimps a second chance. Plus, Benin’s secret to sustainable animal husbandry.
Wecyclers collects recyclable domestic waste using low-cost cargo bikes and awards recyclers with redeemable points via their cell phones. Now, the company is expanding.
An activist in Niger is creating jobs for locals by making seat cushions out of used tires. Additionally the recycled cushions are more comfortable and even last longer than traditional Sahel ones.
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.
"For us as a conservation organization, we are not doing conservation for the sake of conservation, for only protecting animals. It's conservation for community benefit." - Michel Masozera, biologist and conservationist
During the communist era, parts of the Danube Delta wetlands were drained for farming. It was an environmental disaster. Now residents are turning to ecotourism to revive wildlife.
Is it OK to jog without a mask? Should you leave the car at home today? A citizen-led initiative in Germany is trying to answer those questions in real time with its network of pollution sensors.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Our reporter traveled through Jordan to find out how a country with scarce natural resources manages to get by. We take you behind the scenes of the shoot during which she met a real princess and tackled waterfalls.
It's been an eventful week. We saw a part of the highest mountain in the world break off (or not), floodings, bathing and a water filter for the ocean. Enjoy.
"I'll be b---ered there's a shark in me boat," the 73-year-old Australian reported thinking after a giant shark sprang aboard. New South Wales Marine Rescue captured photos of the shark.
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