Eco Africa: The Environment Magazine

DW's Eco Africa showcases innovative concepts and best practice projects from Africa and Europe and presents environment and climate change ideas that inspire others to get on board or start something of their own. The show offers insight and moves people to help protect the environment.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 3m. Bisher sind 868 Folge(n) erschienen. .

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 2 days 3 hours 45 minutes

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Solar-powered irrigation system for Rwandan farmers


A startup in Rwanda is bringing new solar-powered irrigation technology to farmers. They hope to boost production and reduce carbon emissions by replacing their old systems that are run with polluting fuel pumps.


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Doing Your Bit: Kinetic powered carts for Kenya


An inventor has come up with an electric-powered cart that goes faster and can carry more than traditional models. The handcart can even recharge itself while in motion using kinetic energy.


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Saving wildlife with ancient hunting skills in South Africa


The Tracker Academy at SA College for Tourism is training young people in the ancient skill of tracking. With this knowledge they help preserve wildlife and can find jobs in national parks instead of becoming poachers.


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A natural substitute to polystyrene


A lot of things we use come from fossil fuels, which means more non-biodegradable waste. But a scientist in Germany is looking for substitutes to counter this trend and is using popcorn as a replacement for polystyrene.


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Cloudy Deliveries - delivery by bike


Youth unemployment is high in South Africa and the coronavirus pandemic is adding fuel to the fire. A young entrepreneur from Cape Town is filling a gap in his community with a simple but ingenious business idea — a delivery service on bikes.


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 2020-12-18  3m
 
 

Taking products from cradle to cradle


Businesses in Germany are starting to look at the cradle-to-cradle concept, creating a complete circular economy for products they create. This means choosing sustainable ways of making goods with no waste.


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 2020-12-18  3m
 
 

From hunter to eco-guard in Ghana


A former hunter is advocating for animal conservation in rural communities in Ghana's Volta region. For him it's a full-time job convincing locals to keep the ecosystem in balance by keeping the animals around.


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 2020-12-18  3m
 
 

Sierra Leone's turtle islands are under threat


Fishing communities around the world are starting to feel the impact of extreme weather conditions and coastal erosion. On the Turtle Islands residents are fighting back in an effort to save their fishing habitats.


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 2020-12-18  4m
 
 

Phyllis Omido: The african Erin Brockovich


When Phyllis Omido realized big industrial plants in her neighborhood were poising people, she went into action. This year she was finally vindicated when a court granted the community millions in compensation.


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 2020-12-10  3m
 
 

Making devastated coal landscapes blossom


Germany has used open air mining to retrieve brown coal, otherwise known as lignite, for decades. A biologist is now replanting the devastated landscapes and returning many rare species to where they once thrived.


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