As desertification and soil erosion have led to the loss of arable land in Nigeria, could hydroponic farming be a sustainable alternative?
Parts of Lake Victoria in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania may get a new self-cleaning system from a team working with locals communities.
As more and more cities ban diesel cars, the German post company has introduced 8,000 electric scooters. The vehicles help the company deliver mail without polluting the city.
The ecosystem of Bargny, a coastal town in Senegal, is being battered by environmental pollution and global warming. Two Belgian filmmakers documented how locals are responding.
Ghana is one of the most polluted countries in the world. One international project is working in the country's schools, encouraging children to get artistic in the fight for a clean environment.
This time on Eco Africa, we check out the project bringing solar to Egypt's remote areas, Ghana's creative solution to pollution, and the Senegalese village on the verge of disappearing.
The town of Marsa Alam on Egypt's coast lies outside the government electricity grid. Now the area is benefiting from clean power from a project building mini solar grids.
Former farmer Brian Oldreive, who lost his farm during Zimbabwe's chaotic land reform, wants to help rather than hinder the changes by training farmers to use eco-friendly methods thus preserving soil and saving wildlife.
Startup HiveEarth builds houses using excavated earth from the site. The homes help save energy costs because they are cooler, meaning they don't need air-conditioning, even in the heat.
How many great plans start out as ideas sketched in graphite? Globally, we use 14 billion pencils each year. Now, Kenyan entrepreneurs are producing eco-friendly pencils from recycled newspaper.
On this week's Eco Africa, we check out a farmer helping train others in eco-friendlier agriculture, building green homes out of mud in Ghana and raising climate change awareness with comics in Zambia.
Concerned that most Zambians think climate change mainly affects other countries, Mwelwa Musonko decided to create superhero comic books to get children and teens to become more aware of the dangers of climate change.
A school has become the only one in Germany to make biological diversity part of its curriculum. The topic is incorporated across a range of subjects, such as growing plants whose dye can be used in chemistry.
A student has started a small business that repurposes old clothes and other textiles. He employs five seamstresses and tailors who turn out 100 new products a month, mainly bags and jackets.
Social entrepreneur Ismael Essome Ebode makes unique plastic boats by tying plastic bottles together - helping the environment by using bottles that would otherwise choke the country's drainage system.
Vultures are often portrayed as ugly, dirty scavengers. But they are vital to keeping ecosystems healthy. Can we save these much-maligned and endangered birds?
Swiss landscape architect and tree collector Enzo Enea has created an open-air museum not far from Lake Zurich to exhibit special trees. Some of them are over 100 years old.
Energy entrepreneur Sulaiman Yusuf is developing what he calls 'off the grid' homes – using solar and hydro turbines to offer residents an eco-friendlier alternative to the Nigerian government’s power infrastructure.
Sturgeon fish have been around for over 200 million years. But recently, pollution, dams and poaching have critically endangered the animal. A project in Germany is trying to ensure its survival.
Swimming with dolphins is a major tourist attraction for the village of Kizimkazi in Zanzibar. So NGO Impact Africa is trying to ensure that tourism remains sustainable and that the dolphins are protected.
On this week's eco@africa, we check out an NGO’s efforts to ensure swimming with dolphins in Zanzibar is sustainable, a museum for special trees and saving vultures in South Africa.
At the Victoria Falls Snake Park, handlers are teaching local kids about snake behaviour and trying to raise interest for the protection of these slithering animals.
A host of new eco-projects including a solar power station and tree plantations aims to improve the environmental situation in one part of Tunisia.
Using scrap wood and other recycled materials like used wine bottles, an entrepreneur is bringing about social change through better and greener buildings in Port Elizabeth's Joe Slovo Township.
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