In recent years, Europe has lost a lot of trees due to storms and fires following droughts. Now scientists are looking for solutions to protect the forests since replanting the same trees hasn't proved sustainable.
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Heavy rain has caused chaos in some parts of Germany and neighboring Switzerland. A fireman has been killed and at least two people are missing, presumed drowned.
Climate scientists have used models to confirm that burning fossil fuels made the extreme heat wave in parts of the US and Canada hotter and more likely.
On this week's Eco Africa, we look into sustainable forestry practices in Ghana, meet a tireless anti-plastic campaigner in Senegal and learn to love Kenya's endangered vultures.
On this edition we meet the Gambia's queen of recycling, see how farmers are rethinking cocoa cultivation in Ghana and learn how to turn old banana tree trunks into eco-friendly packaging.
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