Organic farmers gaining ground
14 December 2022 | 7:39 am
Gaining Ground, a nonprofit organic farm in Concord, Massachusetts, grows vegetables and fruit with the help of several thousand community volunteers and donates all of this fresh food to area meal programs and food pantries.
15 Mar 2021
Many of the factories that once dotted the outskirts of French cities such as Paris, Lille and Marseille have long been closed. But scars remain: pollutants in the soil including petrol, solvents, cyanides, heavy metals and even traces of radioactivity. There are nearly 7,000 former industrial sites that are polluted or potentially polluted in France and another 300,000 sites still need to be assessed. These wastelands are often gold mines for developers and can also help reduce urban sprawl. But reclaiming this contaminated land is costly and rarely a simple exercise.
6 Apr 2021
Since 2015, Burkina Faso has seen an increase in terror attacks, mainly in the north and east of the country. So-called Western education has become the target of jihadist groups. Students and teachers are regularly intimidated, with some even raped or killed. Amid the threat, more than 2,000 schools have closed, preventing more than 300,000 pupils from getting an education, according to the Ministry of Education. On the ground and in IDP camps, NGOs and unions are trying to provide psychological support to traumatised teachers and children. Our correspondents report.
13 Jun 2021
Scores of Afghan troops have been killed or wounded as the Taliban step up attacks amid a withdrawal of foreign forces.
7 Sep 2021
Twenty years since the September 11 attacks, hundreds of undocumented workers who joined the clean-up efforts at Ground Zero are suffering from health issues caused by inhaling contaminated dust, with many still fighting to obtain US citizenship.
12 Sep 2021
The relatives of victims of the 9/11 attacks read out a list of names during a ceremony at ground zero in New York, 20 years after the terror attacks took place.
1 Oct 2021
China's mining activities in DR Congo have led to protests recently in North Kivu province over working conditions, amid broader accusations of pillaging and neo-colonialist practices. Against that backdrop, we look at two fake videos that have been circulating on social media, casting Chinese activities in DR Congo in a negative light.
1 Oct 2021
Barack and Michelle Obama break ground on their presidential library and center, launching a project the former president said would produce the next generation of American leaders.
4 Nov 2021
The Ethiopian government has declared a national state of emergency amid fears that Tigray insurgents are preparing to march on the capital, Addis Ababa.
8 Jan 2022
Tonight, multiple attacks in northwestern Nigeria have left dozens dead this week, we have the latest with our correspondent Sam Olukoya. In Ethiopia it's orthodox Christmas. Finally with AFCON just 2 days away, our team in Cameroon soaks up the atmosphere.
21 Jan 2022
The rollout of 5G service may seem like a great thing to device lovers, but for some international airlines it's a major worry. This week, American phone carriers AT&T and Verizon agreed to a partial delay in activating their 5G networks in the US over safety concerns. For more, we speak to technology policy expert Roslyn Layton.
6 Feb 2022
Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including "Red Rocket", the story of a washed-up porn star from indie powerhouse director Sean Baker. He's known for his movies about the often impoverished members of the American underclass. Baker's film "Tangerine", shot on an iPhone, centered on Black transgender sex workers, while Oscar nominee "The Florida Project" offered a look at life living in a motel.
26 Mar 2022
French street artist JR travelled to the Ukrainian city of Lviv to install one of his trademark giant portraits. It features a small, smiling Ukrainian girl, dressed for winter, captured in black and white. JR says "this little girl reminds us what Ukrainians are fighting for". Five-year-old Valeria is one of the millions of the refugees to have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion.
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The bomb was discovered not far from the tracks. Trains were disrupted to the Swiss city of Basel and it is unclear when service will resume.
43 mins ago
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the naira redesign policy is affecting operations of businesses in Nigeria, stressing that the chamber expects a smooth transition to the use of the new notes for business transactions.
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53 mins ago
LeBron James has become the highest point scorer in NBA history. Here is how some of his fellow stars reacted to him making history. Some knew the record was about to fall as soon as they saw James’ pregame fit and headband. James’ NBA peers were some of the first to congratulate him on breaking the record.
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From withholding nearly $40 million in tax revenue from the Palestinian Authority, to pledges to expand West Bank settlements and the Israeli security minister's controversial visit to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the first months of Israel's most far-right government in history presage a bleak outlook for peaceful relations between Israelis and Palestinians.