In Africa's greatest mammal migration, around 10 million fruit bats travel from Congo to Zambia every year. But the species is under threat: they're hunted in Congo, and their forest habitat in Zambia is shrinking.
Disposing of old wind turbines is a big problem – not only are they deeply embedded in the ground, but getting rid of them releases dangerous dust. Now a firm in Germany has developed a way to recycle the rotor blades.
Professor Sani Abubakar Mashi is Director-General and CEO of the Nigerian Meteorological Agency - DW asked him what is behind Nigeria's current extreme weather. Is it caused by global warming? And who is responsible?
To help as many people as possible grasp the severity of climate change, a short film is showing what exactly it's doing to our planet: a vicious cycle of population growth, melting glaciers and rising sea levels.
Artist Farida Laimech lives in the Tunisian oasis town of Tozeur – at the heart of the country’s date production. She’s come up with a way to use the waste from date production – turning it into art while reducing trash.
Uganda has lost two thirds of its forest cover since the late 1990s – mostly cleared to provide charcoal for burning. But now an innovative idea to use volcanic rocks for cleaner cooking provides a greener alternative.
On this week's eco@africa, check out how an innovative idea in Uganda is using volcanic rocks to provide clean energy, turning waste into sustainable art in Tunisia and Africa’s fruit bats under threat. All this and more!
Luckily for the Cape Flats, eland antelope have a taste for the invasive plants that are encroaching on its diverse ecosystem. Conservationists are reintroducing the animals which were once pushed out by urbanization.
City dwellers have started virtual gardening and nothing has been left out to get that real earthy feeling. Now users can order plants, get 24-hour camera surveillance and even measure the soil online.
A plastic bag ban in Uganda may propel banana paper to the forefront and create huge opportunities for local producers. It is an innovative technology and sustainable way to turn banana waste into something usable.
Nigerian entrepreneur Adebola Odenike is a hybrid car enthusiast. He wants to ease the country's congestion and pollution woes by getting clean vehicles on the roads.
The destruction of tropical forests is not just an African problem but one that impacts the whole world. Now a startup in Switzerland has an alternative to real tropical wood which uses locally sourced lumber instead.
It's estimated that over 330,000 hectares of forests are lost annually in Zimbabwe. To make up the difference, nurseries are sprouting up around Mount Darwin that grow ready-for-planting seedlings for locals.
This time on eco@africa, making paper out of banana peels, alternatives to real tropical timber and reintroducing the eland antelope to South Africa's Cape Flats.
On this week’s eco@africa, we discover organic fertilizers in the Ivory Coast, Rwanda’s methane power station, and the Kenyan inventor keeping milk cool.
Can poetry save the planet? A group of students at the University of Lagos thinks it can certainly help! They've set up the Parliament of Poets initiative, using poetry to educate people about the environment.
Ivory Coast is the largest agricultural producer in West Africa — understandably most farmers use chemical fertilizers. But an eco-friendly business based in the capital Abidjan has found success producing organic alternatives.
It took seven years to build but the KivuWatt power station in Rwanda is the first commercial power plant of its kind. It is designed to turn methane from Lake Kivu and the surrounding villages into electricity.
On the remote island of Midway in the Pacific Ocean, film makers discovered albatross with stomachs filled with plastic. A new initiative is seeking to raise awareness of the issue
From an Amsterdam supermarket which has become the first in the world to open a plastic-free section to a Berlin store which has cut out plastic completely: we visit two pioneering stores taking a stand against waste.
Farmers in Kenya’s West Pokot County struggled to sell their milk as it often spoilt during transportation. Then Percy Lemtukei found a solution: solar powered milk coolers designed to fit onto donkeys and motorcycles!
In an effort to find an alternative to throwing away food, restaurant owner Dounia Mebtoul started the first "solidarity fridge" in front of her Paris eatery. Now anyone can take food from the fridge.
In Cameroon's Korup National Park, groups are seeking to overcome the "conservation or communities" conundrum by promoting sustainable forestry and wildlife management. But it's no easy task.
On this week's eco@africa, creeping and crawling in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, reducing food waste with solidarity fridges in France and the Wash King of Ghana.
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