COP21: How technology fights climate changeIn this special edition of Tech 24, we take a closer look at how technology is helping to fight climate change.
Is Bolivia's president turning his back on indigenous people?The Bolivian government's choice to put natural gas and oil extraction above the protection of indigenous land has caused anger. Prospecting for energy sources has officially…
Saving water, one shower at a timeThis week on Tech 24, we take a look at Nebia, the shower of the future. It promises to reduce water consumption by 70%. Then, we head to Kenya, where a startup has created a…
Toll hits 12 in record NY Legionnaires' outbreakThe death toll has risen to 12 from an unprecedented outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in New York that saw 113 people contract the form of pneumonia, officials said Monday.
Middle east matters
Suez canal expansion: a boost for Egypt's economy?This week, Egypt gets ready to inaugurate a new lane on the Suez canal. Built ahead of schedule, it carries a 7 billion euro price tag but should boost traffic by almost two-fold.
California orders historic water cuts amid droughtCalifornia’s water board, facing a devastating four-year drought, on Friday curtailed some longstanding water rights for agriculture and other uses in Northern and Central…
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Syria: Meeting IS group prisoners captured by Kurdish forcesThis week, we hear from Islamic State group jihadists taken prisoner by Kurdish forces in Syria. They minimise reports of the group's atrocities. Next, we head to Egypt, where a…
Ethiopia’s controversial 'Renaissance Dam'In April 2011, Ethiopia began the construction of a huge dam on the Nile. The dam is expected to produce as much energy as six nuclear power stations for one of the world's…
USA: web users pay tribute to Anthony RobinsonIn this edition: American web users pay tribute to Anthony Robinson; Chilean web users take on a mining group; and a daring duo race to the top of a building before jumping off!
DOWN TO EARTH
Drought emergencyAfter 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 ?
Haiti, 5 years after the quake: Aid money well spent?It's been exactly five years since Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake in which more than 200,000 people lost their lives and 1.5 million lost their homes. The…
Hong Kong police dismantles protest campIn this edition: authorities in Hong Kong send in police to dismantle pro-democracy protest camps; Irish artists campaign against a new government imposed water tax; and American…