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're in Ethiopia to find out how a dam project is affecting the ecosystem around the Omo River. Plus: creative recycling in Nigerian schools and the fight to save Africa's tallest tree.
Plastic straws – we use them once and throw them away. But a women's initiative in Uganda is breathing new life into discarded straws by turning them into hats, bags and bracelets.
Recycling is on the curriculum in Nigeria, where the #WeSeparateWaste project is teaching why waste management matters and showing pupils how to get creative with trash.
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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.
If you're looking for a DIY way to avoid any lunchtime packaging waste, here's an idea for you. All you need is an old plastic bag, an old t-shirt or such like, and a few minutes at a sewing machine. Easy.
A plan for an ambitious 'green wall' of trees stretching across 11 countries aims to fight back the Sahara. But progress is slow on the decade old project.
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.
German researcher Andreas Hemp discovered the 81-meter tree on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro 20 years ago. Now he's fighting to save it from the illegal logging rampant across the mountain.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Zoos In Czech Republic and Belgium are sawing off their rhinos' horns protect the animals, after poachers shot dead a white rhino in a French zoo. Other zoos may follow suit. But is this really the best solution?
Landmarks across the world are set to go dark for an hour on Saturday to shed light on climate change. The annual Earth Hour event has grown into a global movement urging climate action. But can it make a difference?
A new report says the UN's incremental approach to reducing emissions is all wrong. The effort needs to come on strong early - and lessons can be learned from the evolution of computing.
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