Residents of Feldheim, a village south of Berlin, decided to go off grid and produce their own energy for wind, sun and biogas. Their solution is now a role model for communities around the world.
At Siemens' annual shareholder meeting in Munich, climate change took center stage as activists protested outside. The company's vocal CEO, Joe Kaeser, acknowledged the issue, but is sticking to his plans.
Germany plans to phase out coal power by 2038. The embattled Hambach Forest is now protected, but some villages will still have to make way for the last open-pit mines. Activists and local residents are appalled.
By turning renewable electricity into fuel, power-to-X could free transport, heating and industrial process from fossil fuels — once costs fall.
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.
On this week's Eco Africa, we check out recultivating a climate-resilient supergrain in Mali, a Ugandan teen activist championing tree planting, and Zimbabwe's all-female anti-poaching squad.
'My dream was to bring clean affordable water to the community' - Kennedy Odede, founder of Shofco Kibera, a social enterprise that has revolutionized water distribution in Kenya's Kibera slum.
This week on Eco Africa we visit a successful reforestation project in western Uganda, see the high potential for solar energy in Ghana and learn how to deliver biogas with massive rucksacks in Benin.
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An abandoned ship washed up on the Irish coast this week. From the Flying Dutchman tale to North Korean ships washing up on the Japanese coast, "ghost ships" occupy space in both folklore and reality.
The deadly storm caused chaos across Germany, bringing down trees, cutting power and disrupting transport. Insurers in Germany are expecting to pay out millions in damage claims.
The Kyoto Protocol, which created the first binding targets to limit greenhouse gas emissions, went into effect in February 2005. Some experts say it was a "game changer," but others question its long-term effectiveness.
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