Published on Nov 29, 2012 by CNN
CNN’s Michael Holmes explains how the world’s best-known coffee chain is moving to be an eco-friendly business.
Published on Nov 23, 2012 by itnnews
A group of students have developed the generator to counter Nigeria’s chronic electricity problems. Report by Ashley Fudge.
Published on Aug 6, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish
In the West Bank the disposal of medical waste is a major problem, it should be incinerated, but instead it’s often taken to the nearest landfill.
Many people are at risk of catching diseases from the used products.
Al Jazeera’s Nadim Baba reports from Jenin in the Occupied West Bank.
Feb 20, 2012
Organic waste from fields and parks in South Africa’s metropolis have been rotting away in landfills. But now a local company has turned the smelly business into big business by using the waste to produce high quality compost. The farmers are happy – the compost helps them improve soil quality without the aid of expensive fertilisers and chemical pesticides. The climate also benefits – composting the waste reduces the emission of large quantities of methane, a climate killer and by-product of rotting waste.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting an initiative to introduce tens of thousands of biogas systems in rural communities throughout Viet Nam. By turning waste to fuel, families save on their energy bills and enjoy a cleaner environment.
Millions of the poorest people in the Philippines live without electricity.
Some try to tap external power sources – an illegal and often dangerous practice, but a new and cheap solar light idea provides an answer for a growing number of Filipinos.
Al Jazeera’s Marga Ortigas reports from Manila, the Philippines.
A young family of three lives in a converted school bus.
An agricultural school in Israel has teamed up with a college in the U.S. to establish an ecological center. Our correspondents have more on the story.
Students from an agricultural school in northern Israel are working with American students from New Hampshire’s Dartmouth College. The American students traveled to Israel to help the agricultural school Kfar Galim to make an ecological center.
The ecological center is being made from recycled materials, mostly tires.
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“Artist and recycling fanatic Tito started building this house 20 years ago…recycling 6 million bottles of beer, water, wine, cider, and champagne.”
Tito: “I was lucky enough that the people of Quilmes threw out all their bottles so I could build a house.”
A new angle on recycling.
April 13, 2011
Desperate Tunisian migrants have staged a mutiny at a detention centre. Faced with imminent deportation from the Italian island of Lampedusa, they started a small fire and made a bid for freedom. Thousands fleeing political turmoil in Tunisia have made the crossing to Lampedusa this year. And they are determined not to go back….
Italy’s Tunisian immigrants problem
As thousands of immigrants flood into Italy, residents, while hospitable to the newcomers, blame Rome for not doing more to help.
Migrants wait for passage to Sicily
Thousands of migrants from Tunisia wait to leave Lampedusa for Sicily.
The Cincinnati Zoo wants to get some good use out of the million pounds of animal waste it deals with each year, and some of it might end up in your garden!
Also mentions the zoo’s other environmentally-friendly practices, and what they hope to accomplish in the future.
Bill Burr expounds on why humans need to be regulated like deer.
“You just made 30 people who are all taking a shit every day that ends up in a river. That’s not a family photo, that’s an environmental disaster and you framed it!”
Many people in Kenya’s sprawling slum of Kibera do not have toilets and often pay to use the few public toilets.
But the toilets are closed at night and slum dwellers sometimes use plastic bags to dispose of their waste, which they dump on garbage skips.
Now biodegradable bags intended to alleviate poor sanination and convert human waste into fertilizer have been introduced.
Slum dwellers are buying the PeePoo bags, as the are called, and the people making them say they will reduce outbreaks of disease.
Your bathroom cup is full of germs. Washing it is out of the question, so get something you’ll use once and throw away.