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Facebook user base now bigger than China’s population

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Searching for a "blizzard buddy"

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IN THE PAPERS

'Who will follow in Charlie Hebdo's footsteps ?'

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MEDIAWATCH

Michelle Obama was not blurred out on Saudi TV

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DEBATE

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

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DEBATE

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

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EYE ON AFRICA

Mali: Twelve people die in suicide attack against MNLA

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EYE ON AFRICA

Libya violence: At least four foreigners among those killed in hotel attack

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THE OBSERVERS

A Lebanese prison 'run by Islamists', and children tear-gassed in Kenya

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We travel across the globe and meet the people behind the most fascinating environmental, health and technological innovations in a bid for sustainable solutions to our changing world. Every other Sunday at 8.40 pm.

DOWN TO EARTH

DOWN TO EARTH

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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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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2014-06-22 water

Microplastics: The planet's tiny threat

Tiny plastic particles, barely visible, are infecting the world's sea and oceans, where they're being eaten by fish and other aquatic species before making their way up the food...

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