The area around Kenya's Lake Naivasha is known colloquially as the flower bed of Africa. The cut flowers industry generates 5percent of Kenya's GDP — and causes extensive pollution. Fertilizers from its fields drain directly into the lake’s waters.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit the Barbary macaques under threat in Morocco, see how waves are being harnessed to make green power and explore the project bringing solar lights to Burkina Faso.
The area around Kenya's Lake Naivasha is sometimes known as "the flower bed of Africa." But the industry — essential to the country's economy — is heavily polluting. Some companies are trying to be greener.
Kenya is known as a country of safaris and picturesque beaches - but it's also a nation marred by ethnic rivalries. Due to its strong economy, Kenya plays a leading role in East Africa.
If one flower has become synonymous with Valentine's Day, it's the rose. The fragrant blooms are everywhere, from 24-hour gas stations to fancy florists. But their pervasiveness begs a question: How green is my red rose?
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