Join Living Planet along the Fukushima hiking trail, on board a ship touring the Antarctic, and find out whether a cruise ship's plans to sail through the once inaccessible Arctic Northwest Passage are safe.
After a decades-long ban on harmful ozone-depleting chemicals, the ozone layer is finally healing. Could this be a model for tackling other environmental problems like climate change?
Bags, bottles, drinking straws — all contain plastic, an invention we just can't do without. But it's become a menace to life on Earth, now found in Arctic ice and the stomachs of ocean creatures. Rajeshwari Singh has walked more than 1,100 kilometers across India to raise awareness about plastic pollution. Her key message: "My waste, my responsibility." Jasvinder Sehgal reports.
Bugs can be found from the bitterly cold Antarctic to the searing hot Sahara Desert, and just about everywhere in between. They've survived several mass extinctions and at least some insect species will also survive our current assault on them. But despite their tenacity and abundance, the one place you won't find many insects is at the seaside. Here's why.
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, the fight to save an endangered frog in South Africa, eco-soap in Rwanda, a floating trash can, and ambitious reforestation in Rwanda. All this and much more!
"We need to have a political discussion on how we want to use our water, in what economic activities do we want to invest our water resources, then build the governance structures around that" Jens Berggren, water expert
On this week's eco@africa, we meet the people turning discarded fishing nets into jewelry, the man trying to save Nigeria's last lions and we find out how Morocco is going organic. All this and much more!
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In Nigeria's Niger Delta, gas flares are killing crops, polluting water and damaging human health. The Nigerian government has promised to tackle the problem — but new data shows flaring has even gone up.
Bioplastic is meant to be eco-friendly and biodegradable. But on closer inspection, it loses its green sheen. Can packaging made from algae and cooking oil really help fight the plastic scourge?
Researchers are honing in on a little-studied but significant consequence of climate change: male infertility. Could this potential cause of extinction and biodiversity loss also threaten the human species?
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