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Enticing people out of their cars in South Korea, a cattle crisis for the Maasai in Kenya and taste-testing a hamburger grown in a test tube.
Presenter: Saroja Coelho
Producers: Saroja Coelho & André Leslie
Studio Director: Marion Wolff
South Koreans abandon cars for a monthCar-free days are aimed at encouraging people to try public transport, bicycles or walking. The Germany-based organization ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability is working with the city of Suwon in South Korea to organize a whole car-free month. ICLEI transport expert Santosh Kodukula explains.
Interview by Saroja Coelho
Drought brings struggle to Maasai herdersThe Maasai people of Kenya have been drastically affected by climate change - the altered rain systems and droughts threaten their traditional, cattle-herding way of life. With the cows dying, the Maasai, who were once wealthy warriors, are facing poverty.
Report by Andrew Wasike
Biting into a test-tube burgerA laboratory in the Netherlands has created a hamburger patty using bovine stem cells. The cells were collected from a piece of fresh beef and then grown in the laboratory. The "test tube meat" has been put forward as a possible solution to feeding the world’s people more sustainably.
Report by Stephen Beard
Malta seeks a solar solutionThe Mediterranean country of Malta is struggling with high electricity costs. With the small island nation currently dependent on imported fossil fuels, its authorities are looking towards alternative power sources such as natural gas and solar.
Report by Jonathan Gifford