Faye Cuevas used to work for the US military, but now she's using her expertise to save elephants from poachers in Kenya. She's developed a surveillance network that also protects the rangers tasked with defending them.
Extreme weather and coastal erosion in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott are threatening the city's population. But a youth project to plant trees is helping to protect the city while providing residents with shade.
Many kinds of paint contain chemicals that are bad for our health - but paints using natural ingredients like camelina oil are safer. Even better, when camelina is planted together with peas, they boost the ecosystem.
A canoe club in a Cape Town Township is helping revitalize a waste-strewn mugging hotspot and raising environmental awareness. At the club, kids have to do something for nature before putting their boats into the water.
Vegan Christmas cakes, metal straws and biodegradable packaging are just some of the top trends for a more sustainable Christmas. They're among the eco-friendlier goods on sale at the Spirit of Christmas Fair in London.
Cities occupy only two percent of the world's landmass, but their carbon footprint is huge: they account for more than 70 percent of global CO2 emissions. How can we improve the air in cities?
There's a lot more to that brown stuff under your feet than meets the eye! Soil is the link between the air, water, rocks, and organisms — and its health is vital in keeping ecosystems alive.
Carbon dioxide emissions are a major cause of global warming. But the gas also contains the carbon-rich compounds used for making plastic. In Germany, efforts are underway to reduce CO2 emissions by recycling the gas.
In many Moroccan villages, bottled propane gas is the main source of power for cooking, heating and pumping water. Engineer Fatima Zahra Beraich has developed a simple process to make biogas from organic waste.
In London millions of liters of oil end up blocking the sewage system. One company is turning these so-called 'fatbergs' into green biodiesel.
With a small machine powered by solar energy, the startup RenewDrive has helped small scale farmers reduce agricultural waste across Nigeria.
After a government ban on the use of incandescent light bulbs, a local company produces LED bulbs that use 80 percent less energy and last six times as long.
From charging mobile phones to supplying energy for factories, one new company is exploring the potential of solar energy in Kenya and throughout East Africa.
Tamimu Kifungu is a young innovator who wants to solve Tanzania's energy problem with renewables. He is part of a group of self-taught engineers that are designing windmills to generate electricity and pump water.
The Cape Verde islands are looking to wind and solar power to bring down their high energy bills, while at the same time doing something positive for the environment. A public-private partnership is helping make this a reality.
Snake bites in Kenya can be deadly: while treatable, not everyone knows how to do it correctly. So a unique snake farm helps produce effective anti-venom while teaching the public about snakes' importance for nature.
An app is helping Zimbabweans order fresh produce while also cutting traffic and food waste. eMbare means farmers can better plan how many perishable goods they should bring to the market, meaning less is discarded.
An entrepreneur in Ghana has introduced a technology that is turning organic waste into biogas. The technology has the potential to replace the use of firewood and reduce the rate of deforestation in the country.
Invasive tree species in South Africa are cut down to protect native vegetation – with the wood being turned into furniture. That provides not only jobs but also furniture for poorly-equipped schools.
A French town has found a special way to tackle its organic waste: giving every interested household chickens. As omnivores, each bird gobbles up 300g of leftovers daily, helping the town hugely cut its food waste.
Oil spills can have devastating environmental consequences. A German firm may have found an unlikely way to mop them up using 'miracle' cotton wool. Could it be a game changer?
What’s going on with the vast landfill site in the middle of Ghana’s capital city Accra? We asked the country’s environment minister about it and waste management - the biggest challenge facing his ministry.
Global waste growth will outpace the population rise by 2050, with most of the trash being generated in urban areas. Urgent action is needed to cut down on microplastics – and there are ways to do this.
Ghana has a significant problem with plastic waste: only 2 percent of the 22,000 tons it produces annually is recycled. But a company is now taking up the fight against plastic waste - by turning it into paving stones.
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