When extreme weather, war and earthquakes cause destruction and lead to conditions where disease can spread quickly, clean drinking water is essential. A rucksack called PAUL offers a solution.
As we grapple with climate change, travel journalist Paul Sullivan considers the cognitive and moral dissonance involved in selling destinations at a time when the planet needs us to be traveling less.
On this week's Eco Africa, we look at aeroponic farming in Nigeria, meet Uganda's most experienced crocodile catcher and a Zambian reporter fighting climate change, and discover Ghana's fight to save its cocoa trees.
On this week's Eco Africa, we follow a team testing crop DNA in Tanzania, discover an old recipe for soap that is making a comeback and see an app that can tell us exactly what is in our food.
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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"We have to change our behavior and our way of using raw materials." — Sani Ayouba, Young Volunteers for the Environment, Niger
On this week's Eco Africa, we visit a man pushing back against the desertification of Niger, see what a waterless toilet can do for a slum in Kenya and try out creative innovations in rural Tanzania.
On this week's Eco Africa, we visit a group in Cameroon empowering women by providing them with solar panels and see how an artist in South Africa is making decoys to entice penguins to go where there is more food.
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With rising deforestation rates in the Amazon and 80% of logging linked to cattle ranching, some in Brazil are trying to boost sustainable livestock farming practices.
Deforestation in the Amazon rose by almost 30%, the latest Brazilian government figures show. Concerns over the fate of the Amazon have heightened since right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office this year.
German climate activist Luisa Neubauer says politicians are hampering urgent climate action measures. She spoke to DW about the growing Fridays for Future movement and why older generations need to step up.
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