An Austrian man is trying to prevent deforestation in Ethiopia by using the dregs of the coffee production industry as fuel. He turns the fruit of the plant into briquettes that can be used for cooking and heating.
On this week's eco@africa, we explore growing mushrooms from coffee grounds, visit gorillas in the Congo, speak to a ranger in South Africa, and consider the future of national parks in Africa
From making eco-friendly coal out of banana skins to using poop to fuel cooking stoves, eco@africa has featured a host of greener alternatives to charcoal. We've picked our top five innovations.
The EU's biofuel policy was meant to help the climate. Instead it's been linked to loss of rainforest because of its reliance on palm oil. New rules aim to phase out the oil but the problem runs deeper, say experts.
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.
Where does soil come from, why is it brown, and can it save our climate? Get all the answers in this selection of our best videos and articles about what's going on under the ground!
'[Africa's] youth must embrace climate action as a solution to the problems that the continent faces but also as an opportunity to create wealth.' — Richard Munang, UN Regional Climate Change Coordinator for Africa
On this week's eco@africa, meet the man leading Africa’s delegation to the COP 24 climate summit in Poland. Plus: the solar suitcases lighting up Kenyan classrooms and the invention bringing biogas to Moroccan farmers.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
What do urban kids, picnic lovers, animals and bees have in common? They all need nature to be happy. A learning pack about the discovery and creation of green oases in the city.
Angela Merkel publicly promised youth activist Lisa Storcks Germany would reach its climate targets. A year on, Storcks' eyes are on a bigger prize: connecting young environmentalists and future business leaders.
Negotiations at the UN Climate Conference in Katowice were, again, extremely tough. Nonetheless, it's vital that these mammoth annual summits continue, says DW's Jens Thurau.
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