A UK-based NGO is working with local communities in Malawi to reduced deforestation. Together they created a stove that has resulted in a 67 percent reduction in firewood for cooking needs. Positive side effects are less smoke and fewer burns.
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor has made his directorial debut with "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind." The Netflix production tells the story of William Kamkwamba, who saved his village from famine by inventing a wind turbine.
Eating a fried tarantula has become a popular photo opportunity for tourists in Cambodia. However, this delicacy is in danger of disappearing, thanks to deforestation and over-harvesting of the spiders.
Many Ugandans have no access to electricity and rely on wood for cooking, which has led to rapid deforestation. Two enterprising schools have found sustainable solutions that they hope will inspire others.
Palm oil can be used in everything from cosmetics to fuel, and is cheap and efficient to produce. But this versatile crop has a dark side — its incredible popularity has caused widespread environmental destruction.
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