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Electric cars zip through Norway, zero-impact tourists trek gently in China, Turkey goes nuclear and Brazil gasps for fresh air.
Presenter: Saroja Coelho
Producers: Saroja Coelho, André Leslie
Studio Director: Eliane Guilarducci
Zip through Norway in an electric carNorway is one of the world's largest producers of oil - but it also has more electric cars per capita than any other country. So how did a petrol nation become the world's hub for alternative energy transport?
Report by Lars Bevanger
Trek China without leaving a traceThree decades of market reforms have turned China into the world's second-largest economy. Unfortunately, this formidable growth has caused unprecedented environmental damage. But there are people who want to change things. DW meets an eco-tourism entrepreneur who gets people out into nature, without leaving any evidence that they were ever there.
Report by Ruth Morris
Gasping for fresh air in Sao PauloBrazil has become an economic powerhouse. One with a questionable environmental track-record. A new study on air quality has found that air pollution in Sao Paulo kills more people each than road accidents, AIDS, and breast cancer combined. But as they gasp for fresh air, Brazilians are also demanding fresh answers.
Report by Michael Scaturro
'Turkey and Germany need nuclear power'Germany is making a mistake in turning its back on nuclear power, says Turkish energy expert Hüseyin Bagci. He believes nuclear power offers Turkey freedom from dependence on imported oil and gas. His country is turning to nuclear power and expects to benefit from cheaper oil prices as the US shale gas revolution pushes global fuel prices down.
Interview by Saroja Coelho