Rowing while dredging waste: Hungarian race in green mode
15 August 2020 | 3:54 pm
The 150 competitors meeting on the shores of Hungary's second largest river carry somewhat unusual equipment for a boat race -- protective gloves, rubber boots and large plastic bags, to collect as much trash as possible.
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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.
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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.
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