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The Chlorpyrifos Case

  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Health

Residues of Chlorpyrifos, a dangerous insecticide, have been found in fruit baskets and samples of human urine across Europe. This large, cross-border investigation unveils its risks for the public. 

The Mountain against the King

  • Energy
  • Ecology
  • Human Rights

Imider is a very small community, but a world record has set it on the map. Here, in the South Moroccan Atlas Mountains, under a colorful Berber flag, the longest sit-in in the world is ongoing.

Once upon a time...

  • Ecology
  • Science

A six-part documentary series behind the scenes of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.

Trees and climate indulgence

  • VRT
  • Finance
  • Ecology

Deforestation is a big problem worldwide. At the same time, climate change, caused by the increasing emission of greenhouse gases, is threatening not only nature, but also humanity. The idea that we can combat both problems at the same time - by planting trees, which store considerable amounts of CO2 when they grow - is therefore attractive.

Addicted to Colombian coal

  • Energy
  • Ecology

Raf Custers went to the North of Colombia where he visited El Cerrejon, the site of the largest coal mine in Latin America.

Tomato

  • Health
  • International
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology

The Netherlands is one of the largest exporters of tomatoes and tomato seeds in the world. Journalist Annemieke Hendriks follows the life of the tomato, from birth to the plate, in the Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Romania, Hungary and other European countries.

The Arduous Way Toward A European Energy Union

  • Energy
  • International
  • Ecology
  • Politics

Because of the unrest in the Ukraine and the Middle East the past year, Europe has become acutely aware of its energy dependency. Brussels presented a new European Commissioner for Energy Union, but real collaboration is still a long way off.

Climate change on holiday

  • International
  • Ecology

The term climate change usually conjures up images of melting glaciers, rising sea levels and outsize hailstones. But what will be its impact on life on Earth? Science journalist Tim Vernimmen interviewed scientists in Southern Europe who document species' gradually shifting comfort zones.

Samuel in the clouds

  • Ecology
  • International

On the roof of the world, a man looks out of the window, hoping for snow. Until recently, Samuel operated the ski lift of the only ski slope in Bolivia, just like his father before him. Samuel still loves to ski but the snow is disappearing. Lost in the clouds, he is now the only remaining employee and takes care of the dilapidated buildings. Tourists from all over the world come to visit the Chacaltaya for the breathtaking view. Samuel serves them tea.

Borneo: the forest for the trees

  • Art
  • International
  • Ecology

About one third of the natural vegetation on the island of Borneo, one of the most biodiverse places in the world, was lost in the past thirty years. Through the decades, scientists and conservationists working on the island have grown a thick skin, and came to realize that reserves will not suffice to save the rainforest.