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France launches website to counter jihadist propaganda

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Hollande depicted as Hitler

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Boko Haram crisis: Militants forced from north eastern Nigerian town

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Syria: Wresting control of Kobani from IS group

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A who's who of the 'Bettencourt trial'

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Golan Heights on edge...

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Eugene Kaspersky: Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure 'just a question of time'

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Equality in the workplace: Bridging the gender pay gap

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The culture stars trying to save the world

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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.

DOWN TO EARTH

DOWN TO EARTH

Latest update : 2015-01-21

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 can help us stay mobile with zero emissions.

Germany is already betting on hydrogen to help reduce its carbon footprint. The government, together with industry partners, has invested 1.4 billion euros to implement the technology, including 50 refuelling stations by the end of 2015.

France may be lagging behind in its national commitment to hydrogen-fuelled transport, but entrepreneurs and innovators are leading the way. From McPhy’s revolutionary approach to storing the gas in a solid form, to students in Nantes who have built the world’s most energy-efficient fuel cell car, hydrogen is carving itself out a place in the energy mix of the future. 

By Mairead DUNDAS , Marina BERTSCH , Juliette LACHARNAY , Alice CAMPAIGNOLLE

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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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2014-09-21 environment

Global warming: A drowning planet

Rising sea levels are an inevitable consequence of global warming. Scientific research indicates that sea levels worldwide have been rising at a rate of 0.14 inches (3.5...

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