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20 Dec 2021
In Thailand, cohabitation between humans and wild elephants is increasingly difficult, as the animals seek to expand their habitat. At least 20 people were killed by elephants last year. Meanwhile, out of fear or revenge for the damage to their crops, a dozen elephants are killed by humans in the country each year. But one NGO is trying to put an end to these incidents. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's James Vasina.
12 Oct 2021
Europe's bear population is on the increase and in the French Pyrenees, bears and farmers have been struggling to cohabit. But over in northern Spain's Cantabrian Mountains, NGOs have found solutions to ensure that bears and humans can live side by side in harmony. So what's their secret? Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Camille Nedelec.
11 Mar 2021
Humans have destroyed about two-thirds of the world's original tropical rainforest and in the process destroying the natural buffer against climate change. This is affecting human livability and maybe pushing it beyond its limit.
9 Nov 2020
For more than half a century, humans have required all new drugs to be tested on animals. Today, ethical alternatives are emerging. But can they replace animal studies? The Down to Earth team takes a closer look.
27 Apr 2020
The current Covid-19 pandemic may have slowed the world down, but it hasn't slowed the ingenuity of humans. Here are few Nigerians who have defiled the Covid-19 pandemic with several innovations in checking the spread of the virus.
30 Nov 2019
Tokyo, Nairobi, Rome, Cairo, Bogota, humans around the world make a collective 7.5 billion journeys on average every day, whether that be on foot, by bike, in cars or on public transport.
6 Feb 2017
Roboticists from Trinity College Dublin are designing assistive robots that are stable and mobile, and have improved social interfaces to better interact with humans.

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