In Uganda, vast areas have been deforested for charcoal and building wood. One NGO is trying to tackle the problem by teaching kids about protecting forests and encouraging them to plant trees.
Water pollution, deforestation and wasted energy are problems all over the world. African students are working to solve them, and they're exchanging ideas with Germany to do it.
Many Ugandans have no access to electricity and rely on wood for cooking, which has led to rapid deforestation. Two enterprising schools have found sustainable solutions that they hope will inspire others.
Indigenous communities in Peru are coming under increasing pressure from palm oil and cocoa companies to clear their land. Some are fighting back in the face of corruption — and even threats of violence.
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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On this week's eco@africa, we look at reforestation efforts in Nigeria, learn about environmentally friendly aqua farming and see why shea trees are more valuable kept alive than used as charcoal in Burkina Faso.
"We used to sell the game or eat it ourselves. But we've stopped doing that. We want our children to see the wild animals in the future with their own eyes." - Danyso Hounde, hunter in Benin
On this week's eco@africa, we explore a Kenyan car park that produces solar energy, look at how one German city is tackling disposable coffee cup culture and hear some spicy news from Zanzibar.
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The good news: while many animals, including us humans, are suffering in extremely high temperatures, most butterflies are currently doing well. The bad news: they'll run into problems soon. Here's why.
Steeped in myth and legend, the forest has long held deep meaning and been a source of fascination. How did the woods become so symbolic for so many, from the romantics and the Nazis to modern environmentalists?
Cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide, particularly with rising temperatures. But while such appliances save lives, they're also big contributors to global warming. Can we stay cool sustainably?
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