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Stash or Trash: Does Africa have a taste for the World's e-waste?

  • Ecology
  • Economy
  • Migration

LAGOS - Lured by the prospects of a better life, thousands of African youths are braving the risks of crossing the Sahara and the Mediterranean for a chance to live in Europe. Victor, a 28-year old Nigerian graduate is one of several thousands of young Nigerians who have made the dangerous journey across the desert and the high seas in the last 5 years or so.

Climate change and the coal industry in Greece and Poland

  • Ecology
  • Economy
  • Energy
  • Industry
  • International

PTOLEMAIDA - In Greece, coal is considered "national fuel" and policymakers have always treated it as such. The future of the coal industry, however, is not taken for granted. The price of coal has increased, the industry is operating against EU's environmental and economic policies and its proponents and opponents are more than ever at odds. 

A massive lignite excavator in the Southern Field lignite mine in Ptolemaida, Greece

The Chlorpyrifos Case

  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Health

BRUSSELS - 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, MOROCCO - 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

  • 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.