Each year, thousands of birds escape the European winter for the sunny climes of Ethiopia's Lake Tana. These wetlands make a perfect habit for our feathered friends but are under increasing pressure from humans.
Bright-red Lake Natron in Tanzania may not look inviting enough to take a dip – and that's a good thing: its water is extremely alkaline. The caustic lake has another strange quality: it appears to turn animals to stone.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit the Barbary macaques under threat in Morocco, see how waves are being harnessed to make green power and explore the project bringing solar lights to Burkina Faso.
On this week’s eco@africa, we discover organic fertilizers in the Ivory Coast, Rwanda’s methane power station, and the Kenyan inventor keeping milk cool.
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.
"I will basically be a green warrior to go and fight for the green space within government, so that Kenya can be one of the role models for the region." Anthony Kirori, founder of Green Pencils Ltd.
On this week's eco@africa, we check out mud homes in Ghana that are saving on energy costs, meet a Zambian cartoonist fighting climate change with comics and visit a project making pencils out of newspaper.
During the annual wet season, Christmas Island gets covered in a seething mass of millions of red crabs. The crustaceans cross roads and scale cliffs to reach the sea and breed in one of the world's greatest migrations.
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Judicial advice says RWE's right to clear Hambach Forest depends on conditions that haven't been met. Are German police evicting protestors to make way for illegal activity by the energy company?
Air conditioners are becoming increasingly popular in the tropical heat of Grenada and Carriacou. Efforts to make them more climate friendly are posing new challenges for local technicians.
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used weed killer, has caused concerns over its potential risk to human health and the environment for decades. Now, new research shows that glyphosate may be indirectly killing bees.
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