London's interactive art and lighting design practice Cinimod Studio creates visually stunning projects. Its latest recently loomed large over the Thames, in the shape of a giant red flying saucer.
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.
The medieval Swiss lakeside town of Murten is turning on the charm with a 12-day festival of lights. Visitors can enjoy a spectacular show on the promenade every evening through January 24.
The sale of halogen lightbulbs is being banned across the EU, as LEDs are touted as greener alternatives. Advocates insist the move will save consumers money in the long run and lead to lower carbon emissions.
It was only a a bit of fun that late riser Benjamin Franklin proposed daylight savings in 1784 and for more than two centuries it has been a topic of controversy. Now the EU Commission wants to abolish the clock change.
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