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Latest update : 2014-02-13

Kenya: Farming in the city

Faced with high food prices, poverty and rapid population growth, the residents of Nairobi's slums have adopted a novel form of intensive agriculture: a farm-in-a-bag.

Urban farming is not only a remedy against hunger, but also creates jobs and provides steady incomes.

We went to visit the city dwellers who are sowing the seeds of future farming.

Sustainable Minute: Malnutrition, Niger home-grown weapon

By Nicolas BAKER , Mairead DUNDAS , Marina BERTSCH , Juliette LACHARNAY , Anna-Gaëlle Brault

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2015-02-15 carbon emissions

Forests worth more alive than dead

We are Down to Earth in Peru on a police patrol to La Pampa, a wasteland on the outskirts of the Amazon. In the last six years 50,000 hectares of rainforest have been obliterated...

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2014-11-16 Mexico

Drought emergency

After one of the driest periods in history, 2014 is on track to be the hottest since records began. How do we adapt to these extreme climate conditions which may be here to stay ?

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2015-01-18 carbon emissions

Hydrogen, fuel of the future?

Is the universe's most abundant element the best alternative to petrol? As Toyota rolls out its first hydrogen fuel cell car, the Down to Earth team explores how this technology...

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2014-10-19 carbon emissions

Climate therapy

Greenhouse gas emissions are rising at the fastest rate in three decades. Meteorologists warn the world is running out of time. In this episode, the Down to Earth team explores...

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2014-09-21 environment

Global warming: A drowning planet

Rising sea levels are an inevitable consequence of global warming. Scientific research indicates that sea levels worldwide have been rising at a rate of 0.14 inches (3.5...

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