As the climate changes, so do the risks to our health. Not only are diseases such as malaria more likely to spread, but there are more extreme weather events that hurt or kill people.
Lyme disease isn't the only illness we need to worry about spreading to new parts of the globe as temperatures rise. Oliver Schmoll, is the manager responsible for climate at the World Health Organization's Regional Office for Europe. He explains which diseases are likely to become more common in Europe.
Black-legged ticks used to be virtually unknown in Canada, but that's no longer the case. As their population spreads north, so does the threat of Lyme disease. A notoriously difficult disease to diagnose, Lyme disease is carried by an insect that can be as small as a poppy seed.
This week on Living Planet, we hear about the people protesting extinction — our own, to be exact. And we examine how climate change is bringing insects and the diseases they carry to new places around the world.
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 see how a new app is helping to find abandoned and fertile fields for farmers in Ivory Coast and learn how to turn coconut waste into charcoal in Kenya.
On this week's Eco Africa, we dive into a coral reef protection project in the Seychelles, join a litter-picking kayak tour in Denmark and find out how Africa’s largest lake is cleaning itself.
On this week's Eco Africa, we see how to make concrete from cassava peels in Nigeria and learn about the Namibian government's integrated management approach for conservation, poverty reduction and job creation.
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Photographer Sebastiao Salgado has been honored for environmental work in Brazil, where he revived the lost forests of his childhood. The German Publishers and Booksellers Association said his work promotes biodiversity.
Over 90 mayors of the world's biggest cities have signed a Global Green New Deal in Copenhagen this week. Freetown's mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr talks environmental justice, tackling pollution and what gives her hope.
Known as a symbol of love, peace and happiness, the turtle dove, sometimes knowns as a love bird, is flirting with extinction. A German environmental protection group has named it the 2020 bird of the year.
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