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Dozens have died after heavy rainfall triggered floods and landslides in the southern Indian state. Experts think climate change will lead to more frequent extreme weather in the region.
Polyester is found in many items of clothing. It amounts to more than half of all fiber production worldwide — and like many plastics, it is a nightmare for the environment. So how well can polyester be recycled?
Plastic has changed our lives. It has made useful inventions possible but has also massively polluted the environment. How can we recycle plastics better? What could they be replaced with? Answers to those questions and more, this week on Tomorrow Today
On this week's Eco Africa, we see how a young Congolese inventor generates sustainable electricity in Kinshasa and meet a Nigerian scientist battling antibiotic resistance in Germany.
From planting trees to raising awareness and developing new solutions for waste, three young environmental activists in Abidjan are looking for inclusive ways to stop global warming.
A young Congolese designed a wind turbine in his parents’ backyard in Kinshasa. It generates enough electricity for his household. Now, Francy Kalonji plans to expand production to supply his neighbors with electricity.
A Nigerian-born scientist is trying to end bacterial resistance to antibiotics. In Leipzig, Rine Reuben researches how to keep animals healthy with a natural approach.
Saiga antelopes were one of the world's most threatened animals following a mass die-off in 2015. But with signs of a saiga baby boom on the steppes of Kazakhstan, it appears conservation efforts have paid off.
Known in Lagos at the "snake man," Mark Ofua is the face of an animal welfare group that is fighting Nigeria's illegal wildlife trade. He rescues animals, nurses them to health and releases them back into the wild.
Where you find water, trees, minerals, you often find people. Some communities have more access — and this can be a boon and a curse. We meet the communities most impacted by our increasing hunger for natural resources.
Uttarakhand is a state prone to catastrophic flooding and forest fires. It's hard for communities. But Kumaon Vani radio station connects people, helping them tackle environmental problems in the region.
Growth in the West was largely powered by coal. But if we want to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we have to ditch fossil fuels. Asia is now the biggest consumer of coal — how can it quit its new addiction?
Mining coal is detrimental to the environment. But while policymakers and activists debate the development versus environment protection, communities who live close to mines face some devastating consequences.
Valentina Alexandre is a history teacher and tour guide in the United States. The young woman was born in Haiti and traveled to Benin to learn more about her ancestry.
The International Energy Agency says the world isn't doing enough to keep global warming under control. Ahead of a climate summit later this month, IEA called for an "unmistakable signal of clean energy ambition."
Fancy some raspberry mousse with crispy worms? Fresh mango salad with fried crickets? Parisian top chef Laurent Veyet dishes up culinary creations featuring insects. They are healthy and good for the environment.
Ghana is the largest gold producer in Africa. Its extraction poses serious threats to the environment, but one organization is training small-scale miners to engage in safer, eco-friendly mining methods.
Tunis is home to one of North Africa's most important wetlands. But Sijoumi lagoon, which is important for migratory birds, has become a dumping ground. Despite a restoration project, environmentalists are unhappy.
On this week’s Eco Africa, we look at an organization promoting sustainable gold mining in Ghana, learn how a Ugandan entrepreneur is turning human waste into fertilizers and visit the home of rare primates in Cameroon.
The Ebo rainforest in Cameroon is part of the second-largest tropical forest in the world. It is home to rare primates including gorillas. But poachers and logging companies threaten the forest and its inhabitants.
A Ugandan social entrepreneur is building sawdust composting public toilets in the slums of the capital, Kampala. The community’s hygiene has improved, and farmers are benefiting from the organic fertilizers.
More and more Brits are letting their lawns grow wild to maintain a natural environment. In the county of Norfolk in East England, a landowner started the initiative "Wild East" to help combat vanishing biodiversity.
The lithium-ion battery is a central component of e-cars, but not everything is as sustainable as desired during their manufacture. What improvement options are there, especially when it comes to recycling these batteries?
How can mobility be made more environmentally friendly in a big city like Berlin? A Future Lab Berlin initiative is primarily looking at making more space for bicycles.
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