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France's chronic unemployment problem

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Candidates Goodluck Jonathan and Mohamudu Buhari call for calm

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Anger at mental health stigmatisation after crash allegations

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Yemen, the Escalation; France's Three Way Race; Clarkson Shown the Exit (part 2)

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Germanwings Crash; Co-pilot 'hid illness' on crash day (part 1)

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The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

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Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

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Portugal: Anger at corruption scandals, one year after bailout

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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.

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DOWN TO EARTH

Latest update : 2014-06-25

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 chain to our dinner plates. This week Down to Earth examines the efforts underway to measure the extent of this man-made pollution.

Sustainable Minute: Warka Water, drinking water from air

By Mairead DUNDAS , Marina BERTSCH , Juliette LACHARNAY , Nicolas BAKER

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2015-03-15 agriculture

Agriculture: When farms turn into factories

It's time to end the myth once and for all. The farms in children's books are history. Today's agriculture is increasingly industrial and only those who adapt will survive. In...

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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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