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India's Ganges clean-up causes a culture clash, New Zealand dismisses the world's first climate refugee case and Australia packs batteries with a zap of solar power.
Produced & presented by Saroja Coelho
India's polluted Ganges River threatens local cultureThe Ganges is India's holiest river and is considered a source of spiritual purification for devout Hindus. But as India grows, the river has become a dumping site and is now one of the most polluted bodies of water in the world.
Report by Janak Rogers
'People are dying as a result of climate change'The case of Ioane Teitiota, the first person to ever apply for refugee status due to climate change, has been rejected. According to the judge's ruling, Teitiota did not fit the definition of a refugee under international guidelines. Dr Michael Kidd is Teitiota's lawyer - he says industrialized nations have to take responsibility.
Interview by Saroja Coelho
Australia packs batteries with solar powerAs the solar industry expands in Australia and more people put solar panels on their rooftops, big utilities are having trouble creating a stable flow of power in and out of the grid. Can solar batteries create reliable renewables?
Report by Jonathan Gifford