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Inside the mind of Bashar al-Assad: Author explores brutal dictatorship

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Dancing nuns, skateboarding in Nepal, and more

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Cameroon elections: Constitutional court rejects last petition for re-run

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Music stars, French art and a dead cat's renaissance

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The Khashoggi case; Endless Brexit; Canada legalises cannabis

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Next stop space: Japanese company constructing nanotube 'space lift'

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The Gender Divide: Record number of women running in U.S. midterms

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Reporters: Brexit, a sea of uncertainty for fishermen

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Fishing in France's Grau du Roi harbour, a family tradition

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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 : 2014-05-29

Japan: Fukushima fallout

It's more than three years since an earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant and authorities are still battling to contain the fallout.

Millions of tonnes of radioactive waste are accumulating in the region, prompting a cleanup that is expected to take decades. At the same time, communities are slowly showing signs of recovery.

France 24's team from Down to Earth went to Fukushima to meet the people leading efforts to decontaminate the polluted environment.

By Anna-Gaëlle Brault , Guillaume BRESSION , Juliette LACHARNAY , Mairead DUNDAS , Marina BERTSCH

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2018-10-12 DOWN TO EARTH

Can citizen action stop climate change?

When it comes to the environment, a growing number of citizens are taking matters into their own hands. Whether it's becoming a vegetarian, cycling to work or buying groceries in...

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2018-09-28 DOWN TO EARTH

Balkan dam boom: Saving the Blue Heart of Europe

Nearly 3,000 hydropower projects are planned across the Balkan Peninsula, threatening some of Europe’s most pristine ecosystems. This region is nicknamed the "Blue Heart of...

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2018-09-14 DOWN TO EARTH

Climate change: A bitter taste for Bordeaux wine

As world temperatures soar, Bordeaux wine could be in danger, threatening more than 14,000 winegrowers and the production of 600 million litres of the world-famous French wine.

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2018-08-31 DOWN TO EARTH

Cargo pollution: Setting sail for greener seas

Cargo shipping drives global trade - but at a steep environmental cost, generating three percent of global CO2 emissions. It may not seem like a lot, but if shipping were a...

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2018-07-13 DOWN TO EARTH

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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