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India's vanishing women workers

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The Land of the Rising Sun comes to La République

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Concerts Without Borders: Making classical music accessible

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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 : 2017-10-20

Is China exporting its pollution?

China may be the world's champion of renewable energy, but its actions abroad are not always in line with a country truly committed to fighting climate change. With the United States planning to quit the Paris climate deal, all eyes have been looking to China - the world's biggest polluter - to step up as climate leader. Although the Chinese have announced a raft of measures to combat emissions at home, overseas projects paint a different picture.

Today, China is the world's largest exporter of coal equipment and is involved in the construction of more than 100 foreign coal power plants, including some in countries with huge solar energy potential. So is China exporting its pollution? The team from Down to Earth investigates.

By Mairead DUNDAS , Marina BERTSCH , Juliette LACHARNAY , Valérie DEKIMPE

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2018-11-09 DOWN TO EARTH

Malta's quest to quench its thirst

Malta is surrounded by water, and yet it is one of the most water-stressed countries in the world. The small Mediterranean island has no permanent rivers or lakes and gets an...

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2018-10-26 DOWN TO EARTH

Deforestation: The hidden soy on your plate

It’s the main ingredient in tofu, plant-based milk and veggie burgers. Today the popularity of soy foods is booming, especially among vegetarians. Except meat eaters unwittingly...

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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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