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Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, Kasabian & Bastille headline Lollapalooza Paris

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Cambodia's Hun Sen set for re-election after 33 years in power

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TALKING EUROPE

'No evidence that refugee flows per se have brought insecurity', UNHCR says

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TALKING EUROPE

Train tickets for young people: Building a new Europe, or simply free holidays?

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BUSINESS DAILY

G20 calls for more dialogue on escalating trade disputes

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IN THE PRESS

Can sport be apolitical? Mezut Ozil quits German team over Erdogan photo

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EYE ON AFRICA

New high-speed railway threatens Kenyan wildlife

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EYE ON AFRICA

Senegalese court convicts 13 people in country's first mass terrorism trial

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MEDIAWATCH

Macron's bodyguard scandal grows

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DOWN TO EARTH

We meet the people behind fascinating environmental, health and technological innovations in a bid for sustainable solutions to our changing world. Saturday at 7.20 pm. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

Latest update : 2017-02-17

DIY: Zero Waste

Imagine a world without trash or landfills. Every year, 1.3 billion metric tons of municipal solid waste are thrown away around the world - and that number is expected to increase by 70% by the year 2025. To tackle the issue, a citizen army is gathering. Their motto: the best waste is no waste at all. The idea is to buy only what you need in order to create a virtuous cycle: less consumption, less plastic and less waste. We take a look at how to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle.

 

By Juliette LACHARNAY , Marina BERTSCH , Mégane VERDIER , Shona BHATTACHARYYA

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2018-07-13 Molly HALL

Portugal: Eucalyptus trees under fire

Join us on Down To Earth as we return to the scene of Portugal's deadliest wildfires. Last year, 115 people were killed and 500,000 hectares of land scorched. The poor emergency...

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2018-06-29 Molly HALL

Menstruation: Green is the new red

Menstruation is a natural part of every woman's life. The average woman will use some 10,000 single-use pads and tampons in her lifetime. They may be disposable, but they’re not...

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2018-06-15 Molly HALL

Iran's water crisis

It's an environmental issue that's become a thorny political problem. Iran has been experiencing severe drought for several years. A growing population, increased water...

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2018-06-01 Marina BERTSCH

France’s disappearing birds

Across France, fields have gone quiet… In 20 years, one-third of the country’s birds have disappeared. Meadow Pipits and Partridges have nearly been wiped out. It’s a...

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2018-05-18 Florence VILLEMINOT

Could thawing permafrost unleash long-gone deadly viruses?

In the remote town of Longyearbyen, in Norway’s Arctic region, the ground is permanently frozen. As temperatures rise, the thawing permafrost could open a Pandora's box, with...

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