An energy cooperative hopes to reduce deforestation by giving solar-powered water heaters to locals so they don't have to burn firewood.
Storm Humberto is expected to miss the island nation, but more than 1,300 people are missing after a recent hurricane. The UN has said climate change is responsible.
Brazil's Ministry of Defense has authorized some 40,000 troops to take part in operations to combat the blazing wildfires. Smoke from the fires has covered the city of Porto Velho and brought protesters into the streets.
The rainforest provides the whole of South America with moisture, influences rainfall patterns in the region, stabilizes the world's climate and has the richest biodiversity of any ecosytem on Earth.
On this week's Eco Africa, we watch the band making music from garbage in DR Congo, check out the solar lamps improving education in Rwanda, and visit the fight to save South Africa's endangered native plants.
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