This week on eco@africa, floating homes, tree detectives and solar-powered hair cuts.
How can you tell if mahogany is really mahogany? And can you really know whether the wood in your table wasn't illegally felled? Germany's wood detectives are on the case with DNA analysis.
A trip to the barbers in Lagos can often end with a power cut instead of a haircut. Now a green energy firm is offering affordable solar panels that will provide stylists with free electricity.
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Millions of tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year. But where does it end up? A UK initiative is deploying drones to find out.
"I love the trees and I love the forest. But if we keep cutting it down, there won’t be water, and we’ll lose so much. We must protect it." Amini Mmari, Research Assistant, Kilimanjaro
Donald Trump's most recent assault on the environment will fail to create abundant jobs. So what will it accomplish?
Cape Town is suffering a record drought. The mayor's office is offering advice to citizens on how to conserve water and police are targeting water wasters with fines in some cases.
In Cameroon's Korup National Park, groups are seeking to overcome the 'conservation or communities' conundrum by promoting sustainable forestry and wildlife management. But it's no easy task.
German outdoor outfitter Vaude has vowed to eliminate hazardous chemicals from its clothing by 2020.
When Kenyan Sam Dindi plucked up the courage to write to Sir Richard Branson for advice on promoting his conservation blog, he had no idea how successful his environmental education program would become.
Gorgeous Guam is once again the subject of Our Beautiful Planet. The Pacific island is a US territory and is home to sunny beaches, pristine waters and breathtaking views.
Based in Kenya's capital Nairobi, Joy Doreen Biira presents environmental issues and solutions from East Africa.
Based in Lagos, Nigeria, Nneota Egbe presents environmental issues and solutions from West Africa.
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