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11
JUN

Illegal gold mining in Mozambique

Thousands of miners descended on Chimanimani National Park to find their fortune digging for gold. But environmental costs have been high. Can legalization and organized cooperatives help preserve what's left untouched?
04
JUN

Switzerland: Tibetan refugees seek new lives

In October 1950, China occupied Tibet. Since then, the mountain state's culture and religion have been brutally suppressed. To this day, Tibetans still flee their country. DW met one family in Switzerland.
04
JUN

Kenya: An expanding lake

Lake Nakuru, a three-hour drive from the capital Nairobi, is a natural paradise, and a tourist magnet with its countless flamingos. But the lake's water level has risen, causing people living along its shores to lose their homes and farms.
04
JUN

Peru: Putting waste to good use

Circular economies are only starting to take off in Peru: A country where almost everything is thrown in the garbage. But a chef and an resourceful farmer want to change this by creating products using all-organic waste. Good ideas — and hard-working chickens — help make this possible.
28
MAY

Global Snack - Indonesia

This week’s Global Snack comes from Indonesia. The island nation is famed for its range of traditional dishes, with each region having its own cuisine. We try out kerak telor, an egg-based specialty from Jakarta.
21
MAY

Circular economy: Sustainable and profitable

Air conditioners, laptops, smartphones — as consumer demand for electronics grows, so does the waste. Some 53 million tonnes of e-waste are generated globally every year. But that waste is a valuable and profitable resource, as some companies are proving.
21
MAY

Beira: A city's fight against climate change

In 2019, Cyclone Idai devastated Mozambique's port city of Beira. Many died and entire neighborhoods were flooded. The city is now setting up large green areas designed to absorb future floodwaters. But entire fishing communities need to relocate.
21
MAY

Global Snack: Garnachas from Mexico

This week's Global Snack comes from southern Mexico. A local specialty known as garnachas is comprised of small corn tortillas with delicious toppings - a nutritious and tasty snack, spiced up with a generous portion of chili.
07
MAY

How does the circular economy work?

Many of the items we no longer need end up being burned at trash sites. The environmental costs are significant. An alternative would be to design products to be reused or converted back into raw materials.
30
APR

Saving Seeds

It's risky to rely on a few varieties of a few crops. If climate change or disease were to wipe any out, we would be in a big mess. Seed banks preserve as many strains of crop plants as they can. Some old strains are more resilient than current ones.
30
APR

Ecuador: Seeds of change

Most farmers in Ecuador use just a few kinds of commercially produced seeds from abroad. Traditional and indigenous varieties are out of favor. But 'Seed Guardians' are seeking to preserve them and encourage farmers to use them.

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