The forests of Congo's South Kivu province are being depleted, in part by the production of charcoal - but in Bukavu a club for retirees is fighting back by making briquettes from the city's waste.
22 Dec 2021
Can we stomach it? We're going to have to change our eating habits if we're going to save the planet. At the approach of the holiday season, amid a pandemic that's got many people home cooking instead of restaurant dining, a "no longer so quiet" revolution is on the move. In the past decade, vegetarian dishes have already stopped being a rarity on Parisian menus. But how much of a sacrifice will the future be for meat lovers?
6 Nov 2021
DELIVERING a speech to world leaders in Rome ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Prince Charles did not mince his words on the state of the climate crisis. The heir to the throne said the summit was “quite literally the last chance saloon”.
9 Dec 2020
Hemp and marijuana are often described as cousins because they come from the same cannabis plant. But unlike marijuana, hemp has low levels of the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), meaning smoking it has little effect. Today hemp is recognised as one of the world's most ecological agricultural crops, prompting a comeback in Europe.
21 Oct 2019
Organic farming 'supersized': An imperfect solution for the planet?
22 Sep 2019
World climate strike: Millions of students 'to the rescue' of the planet
21 Apr 2019
In the face of runaway climate chaos, governments around the world are in denial, say the activists hoping to land themselves in jail in defence of our planet — and the survival of our species.
7 Apr 2018
The planet may have found its newest and perhaps greatest ally: the law. In the past three years, the number of climate-related lawsuits across the world has tripled. In 2017, there were 900 cases in 24 countries, two thirds of them in the United States.