The smart bin teaching Kenyans about waste
04 June 2022 | 1:56 pm
An intelligent bin aims to educate Kenyans how to correctly dispose of their rubbish. The added bonus: solar street lighting and free Wi-Fi.
11 Aug 2021
A distillery in the Highlands of Scotland is using waste from its whisky production process to create biofuel for trucks. Managers at the distillery say the fuel has the potential to save about 250 tons of carbon emissions for trucks on the road.
6 Sep 2021
In Africa, poorer nations are fighting a double-edged sword: The rapid spread of the highly infectious delta variant and lack of immunizations. Inequalities worldwide are being exposed as richer countries take the lion's share, poorer nations are struggling to get jabs into arms.
14 Sep 2021
Volunteers from Lima’s soup kitchens are calling on supermarkets to allow them to collect any excess food, to feed the rising number of families relying on their services to survive. In Peru, poverty has risen over the course of the pandemic to affect almost a third of the population.
17 Oct 2021
With greenhouses as far as the eye can see, the southern Spanish region of Andalusia has been nicknamed the "Sea of Plastic". Intensive farming is the norm and it helps feed the European market with fruit and vegetables all year long. It also produces an estimated 33,000 tonnes of plastic waste every year. Until two years ago, this waste was exported to countries such as China, Pakistan and Turkey. But now that these countries are refusing to take rubbish from rich countries, the "Sea of Plastic" is faced with the urgent challenge of recycling its own waste. Our correspondents report.
23 Oct 2021
Syrians use olive waste to create 'birin', a biomass fuel to be used to heat homes during the winter as an alternative to diesel, which few families can now afford in Syria's Idlib province.
8 Nov 2021
Kenya's Albert Korir won the men's New York Marathon for the first time on Sunday with a time of 2 hours 8 minutes and 22 seconds.His compatriot Peres Jepchirchir, the reigning Olympic champion, secured the women's title yet again in the iconic race with a time of 2 hours 22 minutes and 39 seconds.
13 Nov 2021
Tetiꞌaroa, an almost deserted Pacific island northeast of Tahiti, is a sanctuary for birds, sea turtles and all sorts of marine life. The atoll is perhaps most famous for being bought by US actor Marlon Brando. But this picturesque French Polynesian island is being invaded by plastic waste washed ashore by ocean tides. As a result, a team of volunteers have been to Tetiꞌaroa for a clean-up operation. Our colleagues from Polynésie la première report, with FRANCE 24's Jennie Shin.
11 Nov 2021
Award-winning biowaste converters are helping farmers in Ivory Coast turn mountains of agricultural by-products into compost for their fields or gas for their cooking stoves.
27 Nov 2021
An American company has developed a liquid that can extend the shelf life of fruit and vegetables. Apeel is based on natural compounds and controls the factors that cause fruit to age.
13 Dec 2021
Germany is to shut down its last nuclear reactors next year. However, the country still has no place to store the 27,000 cubic metres of highly radioactive material it has already produced, with the amount set to grow as power stations are decommissioned and dismantled. German authorities have set a deadline of 2031 to find a permanent storage location – but for now, the waste is being stored in temporary locations, much to the anger of local residents. Our correspondents report.
2 Jan 2022
Overfishing is a growing problem along Tunisia's coast, especially due to trawlers. Their nets pick up sharks, rays and other endangered species. The Med Bycatch Project wants to encourage more sustainable fishing.
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Securing a certificate from a training school is no longer enough to become a teacher in many African countries. Periodic referesher courses and renewable licenses are fast becoming the norm.
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The second "surveillance balloon" announcement comes after the first sighting prompted the top US diplomat to postpone a trip to Beijing. China claims the balloons are used for scientific purposes.
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