Menstruation: Green is the new red
By France 24
30 June 2018 | 3:00 pm
Menstruation is a natural part of every woman's life. The average woman will use some 10,000 single-use pads and tampons in her lifetime. They may be disposable, but they’re not sustainable. Conventional sanitary products can take up to 800 years to decompose. Down To Earth explores the best ways for women to make their periods more eco-friendly.
26 Apr 2020
"Protect the earth together," "Bring your own utensils and straws," "Switch off un-needed lights and conserve energy" - some of the slogans lit up on the facade of the Taipei 101 building as Taiwan celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
4 May 2020
In this week’s edition of Tech 24, we tell you how an asteroid dubbed 1998 OR2 came within 3.9 million miles of our planet, prompting scientists to qualify it as a near-Earth object.
13 May 2020
Scientists now say they may understand why the North Magnetic Pole is moving, according to a new study.
20 Jun 2020
For women in Madagascar, having their monthly period is more than just an inconvenience. Having access to toilets, clean water or even disposable sanitary protection is a luxury out of reach to most of them. Our reporters went to investigate on the island, where due to a lack of access to basic infrastructure and necessities – but also because of beliefs, taboos and humiliation – menstrual hygiene is a battle for millions of women, with serious consequences for their empowerment, education and health.
16 Oct 2020
With the month of September officially the hottest month recorded in recent history, we talk to the director of the European Space Agency's Earth Observation Programmes about a project to create Earth's digital twin. It's set to help find innovative solutions to solve a variety of problems, from food security to coastal monitoring.
27 Oct 2020
Some 24 years ago, American alternative rock band The Eels released the song "Novocaine For The Soul", leading them into music charts across the world and making them hot favourites among indie lovers. Over the years they've continued to craft beautiful, sensitive pop songs and rock out on tour. Although live shows may be on hold for now because of Covid-19, the band are this week releasing "Earth To Dora": a thirteenth studio album which features their trademark melancholy pop tones as well as cheerleading bangers. We caught up with frontman Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, to find out more.
24 Apr 2021
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says in an interview with AFP that US President Biden must show he is serious and committed to re-engaging the US in the fight against climate change, ahead of a virtual climate summit hosted by Biden on April 22 for Earth Day.
23 May 2021
Cement production is estimated to account for 8% of global CO2 emissions, but in Senegal one firm is turning to the soil for bricks that it says are more eco-friendly and make cooler homes.
23 May 2021
According to the estimation, there are at least six times more birds on the planet than people. The most common species are house sparrows and European starlings.
30 May 2021
Bella Lack is a young British environmental activist. From the age of 11, she's been flying the flag for conservation through her social media posts, videos and public speeches. This autumn, her new documentary film "Animal" – made in collaboration with Jane Goodall and Cyril Dion – will be released in cinemas. She spoke to FRANCE 24 about her activism, her goals and why she thinks the Covid-19 pandemic could be an opportunity to clean up the planet.
6 Jun 2021
Militaries around the world are under pressure to rapidly reduce their own outsized carbon "bootprint" to help limit global heating — and future climate conflict.
18 Jun 2021
Bullied and abused by his peers because he has cerebral palsy, 10-year-old Makoko resident, Ferdinand Jesuwame, has found an ingenious way to get back at his detractors with his uncanny prowess across the 64 squares of a chessboard. And it’s all thanks to a non-profit organization, Chess in Slums Africa, run by national chess master, Tunde Onakoya.
7 hours ago
We explore the life and artwork of French artist Rosa Bonheur, who was a pioneer – both as a painter and as a woman – in 19th century society. Two centuries years after her birth, major exhibitions are being held in France to celebrate her extraordinary legacy. In Paris, the Musée d'Orsay is hosting a special exhibition for this anniversary. Co-curator Leïla Jarbouai tells us more about Bonheur's body of work.
7 hours ago
Christie’s New York is aglitter with dazzling gems and sparkling stones, as the auction house prepares for its final live jewelry auction of 2022.
7 hours ago
LGBTQ couples are demanding the government grant them equal rights as married couples, including adopting children and inheriting property. However, resistance to same-sex marriage remains.
8 hours ago
The British papers are discussing the upcoming documentary by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. We also find out what the French papers think of this Tuesday's debate at the National Assembly on immigration. The US papers are diving into the racist origins of Georgia's Senate run-off election.
9 hours ago
Africa boasts massive energy production potential, yet millions of people are without electricity. At a recent roundtable in Dakar, energy experts said that technology transfer is crucial to achieving energy transition.