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Latest update : 2014-05-29

DR Congo's reconciliation farm

In the east of the Democratic of Republic of Congo, former enemies are being reconciled through agriculture.

In the district of Ituri, a pilot farm is uniting former rebel fighters, both with each other and with the community they once terrorised.

The area is still recovering from a civil war which turned the north-east into the country’s bloodiest corner. An inter-ethnic conflict between the Hema and Lendu tribes saw as many as 60,000 people killed in a bid to control the region’s vast mineral wealth.

Our team from Down to Earth went to visit this rather original cooperative farm.

Sustainable Minute: The life saving straw

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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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2014-06-09 technology

Biomimicry: Hacking nature

Biomimicry is the science of mimicking life. Have millions of years of evolution churned out all the answers?

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2014-05-25 technology

Japan: Robots that care

This week, Down to Earth explores Japan's efforts to embrace robots to fill the gap left by a growing shortage of manpower.It's no secret that Japan is facing a demographic...

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2014-05-11 Sustainable development

Japan: Fukushima fallout

It's more than three years since an earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant and authorities are still battling to contain the fallout.

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2014-04-27 women

South Africa's iron lady

She's been named Africa's CEO of the year and there's no sign she is going to stop there. This week we're Down to Earth with Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, the first woman to own a mine...

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