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In Lebanon, power outages in some areas last for up to 12 hours a day. Now, the country's first wind farm is hoping to provide an extra 90 minutes of power supply nationwide, but the war in neighbouring Syria, the question of who actually owns the land and migrating birds flying through the area are posing more than a few difficulties.
An alliance of immigrant organizations has slammed Germany's interior minister for not fully condemning the recent right-wing unrest. "Defend our country's values," they said, "or leave the office to someone who does."
Swiss director Christoph Marthaler, who currently heads Germany's Ruhrtriennale music and arts festival, has been awarded the 2018 International Ibsen Award. The award is seen as the Nobel Prize of the theater world.
In many parts of Africa, the increasingly high cost of chemical pesticides — coupled with some pests developing a resistance to them — has sparked interest in using plants to protect crops. Michael Wambi joined a group of students in Uganda who are experimenting with natural pesticides.
On this week's show, we join treetop activists in Germany's Hambach Forest as they fight to save the land from being mined for brown coal, we venture into the woods of Bavaria with volunteers helping to keep Germany's green lung healthy and we discover how residents in the UK have kept fracking at bay. Plus, we visit a group of students in Uganda who are using plants as natural pesticides.