With most of the world's population now living in urban areas, cities will need to adapt and prepare for climate change. Some are already rising to the challenge.
There's no denying the vital role of bees and other pollinators in global crop production. But pesticides, habitat loss and climate change pose genuine threats to many of the insects we rely on. In France, beekeepers have seen their honey production fall by 50% since the 1990s. To reverse this trend, a group of scientists have taken a different approach to studying ways we can save the species.
With a population of more than 800,000 people, Amsterdam is the Netherlands most populous city. It also receives over 4 million international visitors and 16 million day-trippers each year. So, it is crowded. But that didn't prevent researchers from setting out to look for new animal species.
In the US in 1957, the state of Virginia finished an ambitious project – a series of roads, bridges and tunnels connecting cities and America’s largest naval base along its coast. Today it’s often clogged with traffic, so plans are underway to widen the roads and add new tunnels. But with thousands of seabirds nesting in the path of the project, it is not without controversy.
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.
"We have to change our behavior and our way of using raw materials." — Sani Ayouba, Young Volunteers for the Environment, Niger
On this week's Eco Africa, we visit a man pushing back against the desertification of Niger, see what a waterless toilet can do for a slum in Kenya and try out creative innovations in rural Tanzania.
On this week's Eco Africa, we visit a group in Cameroon empowering women by providing them with solar panels and see how an artist in South Africa is making decoys to entice penguins to go where there is more food.
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In northern India, falling snow levels and glacial retreat is impacting livelihoods and access to water. DW visited some of these local villages to explore what that means for the lives of people in the region.
After the closure of the largest garbage dump in Latin America just outside Brasilia, a new project is pioneering sustainable waste management. Could it be a role model for other cities around the country?
Modern cloth nappies are a convenient alternative to disposables. But in trying to solve one environmental problem, are they contributing to another? Samantha Early aired her dirty laundry in public to find some answers.
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