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Strike a pose: The Studio Harcourt on capturing star profiles across the decades

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Jacob Zuma corruption scandal: Influence-peddling inquiry opens

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#MeToo accuser accused in turn

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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 : 2018-07-13

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 response was largely to blame. But so, too, were eucalyptus trees. We take a closer look.

Eucalyptus trees cover a quarter of the country’s forests and the local rural economy depends on them as they are used to make paper. But the trees are highly combustible and growing out of control.

There’s hope that proper forest management will allow eucalyptus trees to provide people with much-needed livelihoods without taking lives. We tell you more.

By Molly HALL , Marina BERTSCH , Juliette LACHARNAY , Sonia BARITELLO , Valérie DEKIMPE

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2018-06-29 DOWN TO EARTH

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 DOWN TO EARTH

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 DOWN TO EARTH

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 DOWN TO EARTH

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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