Produced and presented by André LeslieBuenos Aires bicycle riders protest
Three million people live in the city of Buenos Aires, and an additional three million enter the city every day to work. Six million people trying to get from one place to another adds up to a lot of noise, traffic, air pollution, and general chaos. Biking activist Mati Kalwill thinks that he has a solution.
Report by Eilis O'Neill'The increase in global temperature is a fact'
Professor Clemens Simmer has worked as a climate researcher in Germany and abroad for a number of years. He says that these days not even climate skeptics have doubts about the increase in worldwide temperatures. The issue is: will humans be able to restructure their lives in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions?
Interview by André LeslieBiomethane project in South Africa kicks off
One main way to reduce greenhouse gases worldwide is to focus on replacing petrol and diesel with cheaper and more environmentally friendly fuel alternatives. In Johannesburg a new pilot project is starting up which sells the methane gas produced by rotting garbage at waste disposal dumps, as fuel for taxis.
Report by Richard FuchsControversy over beluga whales import to US
The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta has applied for an import permit for 18 beluga whales on behalf of a group of marine parks, saying they need the near threatened whales to boost their stocks. But, opposition is mounting from activists who believe that the whales in captivity have a reduced life-span.
Report by Michael Scaturro