Preserving food is tricky and uses a lot of energy. But with ecologist Newton Spice's Zimbabwean Solar Dryer, surplus fruit, vegetables and even meat can be kept and used in the future – without running up a power bill.
Nairobi's reliance on motorcycles is hindering efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as manufacturers struggle to adapt to clean energy technology. But a new solar-powered three-wheeler could help clean up the city's act.
When it comes to a world limit for global warming, 1.5 is the new 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to rise, we may lose our coral, food, alpine snow and beer, among many other things. We zoom in on these issues and ask how we can prevent huge lifestyle changes — and find out how technology can help us.
In 2009, the German project Desertec proposed that energy consumption for Europe, and possibly the world, could be generated by wind and solar power in the Sahara desert. The project stumbled, but with the same principles Morocco is making headway with renewable energy.
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, we check out bamboo bikes in Uganda, visit a chimpanzee orphanage in Liberia and a plant nursery nurturing endangered medicinal plants in South Africa.
"I love my job because it involves environmental protection...By protecting the environment, we protect ourselves, our families, our country and the world at large." Rubenezangabo Telesphore, Soft Packaging Company
On this week's Eco Africa, we're looking at how a plastic bag ban in Rwanda has sparked other recycling ideas, a solar drying tent in Nigeria and pioneering stores that are taking a stand against plastic waste.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Celebrated German explorer Alexander von Humboldt was born 250 years ago. Far ahead of his time, he warned of the critical importance of protecting nature. Now Germany's president is following in his footsteps.
One of Sicily's largest cities has been caught between an unexpected migration wave and an increasing trash crisis over the past few years. A local initiative has found a way to tackle both at the same time.
A mix of pulverized coal and toxic gases – known as fly ash – are polluting the air and water near power plants in southeast India. Villagers have decided to fight back. Karthikeyan Hemalatha reports from Chennai.
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