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Trump's tax plan is"too thin and too late"

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Trump's tax plans: A 'home run' or 'laughable stunt'?

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'It's War!': Le Pen and Macron showdown at Whirlpool factory

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French presidential election: Posters and political spin

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THE CAMPAIGN BEAT

Macron and Le Pen battle it out to woo blue-collar workers

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France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 2)

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LGBT survivors of torture in Chechnya speak out

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Lebanon: Activists ramp up pressure over rape law

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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. You can watch it online as early as Friday.

Latest update : 2017-03-17

Electric cars: The ride of the future?

The future is racing towards electric cars. They’re getting greener, faster and more accessible by the day. Yet their impact on the environment is real – even before hitting the road, electric vehicles have a higher energy cost than thermal cars. In this episode of Down to Earth, we do the maths to determine which version is easier on the environment.

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

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2017-04-11 water

Desalination to secure water supplies: A problematic solution?

One out of nine people in this world still don’t have access to safe drinking water, and a global water crisis is just around the corner. To solve the problem, more and more...

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2017-03-30 Renewable energy

Using 100% renewable energies: A distant dream or the near future?

Costa Rica spent seven months producing only renewable energies in 2016. If the Central American country can do it, why can't we all? In this episode of Down to Earth we look at...

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2017-03-01 environment

The hidden pollution of the internet

The internet seems like a virtual world floating around us. But in fact, it’s right under our feet. Data centres, dependent on huge amounts of electricity, store our information...

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2017-02-15 environment

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...

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