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Swapping CropsSwapping Crops

For millenniums the people of southern Nepal have grown rice - in a country where the grain is a symbol of worship, other crops are considered unworthy. But monsoon rains, which rice cultivation so desperately depends on, have become increasingly erratic, leading farmers to think, and in some cases implement, the unthinkable - bananas!

Holy ForestsHoly Forests

The story of a Buddhist monk who in the 1990’s started re-planting a forest that had been destroyed by US bombing during the Vietnam war, and logging companies thereafter. His interest at first was to create a place to meditate, but as time passed he started to realise that his forest could also help mitigate the effects of climate change on nearby farming communities.

World Environment Day 2009 Celebrations in MexicoWorld Environment Day 2009 Celebrations in Mexico

World Environment Day 2009 Celebrations in Mexico

Towards a low- carbon future DebateTowards a low- carbon future Debate

Making the climate case neutral to the public.

The aliens have landed! Love grass - Brazil.The aliens have landed! Love grass - Brazil.

Invasive Species are plants, animals or micro-organisms whose introduction to a new ecosystem threatens biodiversity, as well as food security, human health, trade, transport and/or economic development. According to one calculation, the economic damage from invading alien species might be costing the global economy more than any other form of environmental disruption – $1.4 trillion a year. 

The Aliens have landed! Cane toads - AustraliaThe Aliens have landed! Cane toads - Australia

Invasive Species are plants, animals or micro-organisms whose introduction to a new ecosystem threatens biodiversity, as well as food security, human health, trade, transport and/or economic development. Invading alien species might be costing the global economy more than any other form of environmental disruption – $1.4 trillion a year. 

The aliens have landed! Burmese python - USAThe aliens have landed! Burmese python - USA

Invasive Species are plants, animals or micro-organisms whose introduction to a new ecosystem threatens biodiversity, as well as food security, human health, trade, transport and/or economic development. According to one calculation, the economic damage from invading alien species might be costing the global economy more than any other form of environmental disruption – $1.4 trillion a year. 

Kenya’s Invasive SpeciesKenya’s Invasive Species

In Kenya, invasive plant and insect species have made farmers who rely on mango and avocado export redundant; they have wiped out entire flower farms and they threaten indigenous plant and animal species in protected and unprotected areas.

Highland MalariaHighland Malaria

As temperatures continue to warm around the world, malaria looks over to strengthen its hold over communities.

Timber FutureTimber Future

Tracking the rainforest by satellite, scientists at the NASA Earth Observatory estimate that if the current rate of deforestation continues, the world’s rainforests will vanish within 100 years. The destruction, they say, will cause unquantifiable effects on global climate, and eliminate the majority of plant and animal species on the planet.

Sink Or SwimSink Or Swim

There is a dramatic increase in the frequency and magnitude of disasters caused by extreme weather. Even average weather no longer follows predictable patterns.

After The WaveAfter The Wave

When the Asian Tsunami struck in December 2004,over 200,000 people were killed and 1.5 million left homeless. We travel to Thailand Sri Lanka and Indonesia to investigate what has happened "after the Wave"