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tv   World Stories  Deutsche Welle  December 16, 2020 1:45pm-2:00pm CET

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of. tending to fruit trees is a long standing tradition amongst the jabaliya bedouin take a madman today goony owns one of the oldest gardens in the area and has been tending to it for decades. he's been encouraging other bedouins to return to their roots. the modern urban lifestyle does not suit us and it does not appeal to our nature our nature is better when we are there we are. the main challenge the bedouin face in the garden is the lack of rain. water is calm. this year winter brings food on the ground night aquifer but that isn't always the case the people here have to adapt to the water shortages. so i looked at how you could what grows most here are all men's and pomegranate because they tolerate drowned. in the water we use is rain water from the wells. sometimes
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there's rain sometimes there's none the altitude and weather creates an ideal microclimates for growing trees and vegetables and advantage over other regions in egypt. in drought periods when the wells don't provide an off irrigation water the better way in irrigate from wells high in the mountains. my movements in a degree a battle in l. there with a vast knowledge of plants and trees is happy that people have returned to the gardens and in a way. if it was some fruit trees and some vegetables like tomatoes zucchinis plus other greens and have some livestock so they can get a bit of milk they don't need anything else from outside. he grows to stash use an elm and these provide him with a cash crop to generate income. stache arrows are expensive
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statutory can yield 15 to 20 kilos so that's good money and are expensive to not good money and they grow especially well here in st catherine get into the brazilian livestock growing food and keeping food is part of the jabaliya way of life now in these changed circumstances falling back on this traditional lifestyle is proving to be a lifesaver. we're off to bureau once more to a region in eastern germany where lignite or brown coal sometimes known was mined for decades the mining destroyed habitats leaving behind a desolate landscape look something like the surface of the moon. it is a strange sight. and you can guess nothing was there at all but the result conservations about these devastated areas can be replanted one biologist from the region is very keen to see them forward to the way in which
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a food. critic aids extracting lignite coal from opencast mines ensured energy supplies and provided jobs in this region in eastern germany but when burned lignite produces huge amounts of c o 2 emissions which makes it incompatible with germany's move towards green energy christina screw up in a village that was destroyed to make way for the mines today the biologist is helping to bring new life to the ravaged landscape this measure was part of a 1200 hectare conservation area where rare plants can grow undisturbed as a platonic as a but miss being here brings tears to my eyes it just warms my heart because it's so beautiful 90 percent of this vegetation is on the red list of threatened species and dubbed to the green heart this was the 1st section of the former opencast mind to be restored in 2009 gretz is working in cooperation with
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a local cult company. i see these former mining landscapes as an opportunity for nature to huge spaces soley for plants and animals without any development. in the future the ecological restoration concept will be carried out in other spaces like solar parks the panels are often installed in fields with little plant variety but here a special blend of regional flowers are blooming not far from the open mind site gretz has a nursery where she and her team raise wild and rare flowers for regional and e.u. conservation projects here on her company's farm they produce various seed mixes unlike cultivated plants the seeds of the wild varieties aren't all ready for harvest at the same time so they're collected by hand and labor intensive job in the case of the great and that point the fields have to be checked every day so as to catch the moment before the wind carries the seeds away. conservation law in
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germany requires that only regional seeds be used in such restoration projects. and grant says company is one of the 1st to offer them along with expert advice and plant rescue and anche relocation. nothing is considered too small. gaters clients being every little thing nature on this planet in the universe is somehow interconnected we belong together and that includes us humans. and if i lose a part of it is a part of the whole and the good of myself. and that's where i get my motivation. through one hour. when international companies set up shop in africa all too often profit takes precedence over human rights and environmental concerns
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one community. particularly traumatic. experience went to recycling plant opened in the community the company extracted highly toxic bleed from old bought treats many in the village became extremely ill as a result local mother up to be used for these begun addressing the issue publicly. through the courts on the plant closed on compensation for local residents africa paid a visit. every time the phyllis or mido returns to a we know who she gets a heartfelt welcome as people briefly discards the usual coronavirus precaution this. was for residents of this informal settlement on the outskirts of mombasa the eco activist is a heroine. her fight is one that began over 10 years ago behind this wall
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a factory that recycled old car batteries many of them from western industrialized nations but the ultimate cost was borne by the residents of all we know who their health is where the pollution plant was. that she knew while growing up but you see mitt lead is a heavy metal so it got going you used to go up and back into the community. in 2007 she was hired by the factories owners to oversee relations with the local community only just see her 2 year old son fall ill due to lead poisoning other villagers also reported symptoms over 200 of them died more than 30 of them children this is their last modest resting place. we have battered more than children who have already been born. and died in this area
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from lead poisoning party to drink. in this thought it is. decided to take action and to challenge the corruption injustice and lies her efforts earned her a series of death threats but after years of campaigning for the people of all we know who she was also rewarded with the closure of the plant in 2014. progress that came too late to change much for irene a key me her thyroid gland just still swollen and her blood still contains more than 80 times the amount of lead considered unsafe 10 years ago her father and brother worked in the plant extracting lead from the used car batteries when they came back home irene would wash their clothes and i'm sure. even before the tests i suffered a lot over 5 micrograms per deciliter is considered high the religulous work of
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phyllis or mido and her fellow activists brought a further breakthrough in the summer of 2021 they want a class action suit against the factory owners and the kenyan environmental authorities the community was rewarded $1300000000.00 kenyan shillings or $10000000.00 euros the compensation is yet to be paid to the residents of a we know who due to an appeal by the defendants remains confident i'm looking forward to a day when everyone you know little who would be able to receive treatment. here. in this community. it's sitting the people. face and giving the children the much needed health they need. the judge overseeing the case also ordered the government to remove the lead from the ground and water of a week or pay the costs one day soon the community will hopefully be able to enjoy
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a healthy lie. again. that is it for today's show hope you enjoyed watching about you've learned something new about environment and why it is so important to take care of eats it is a good buy for me sundered 3 no go here in company uganda and of course i'll be looking forward to seeing you once again next week. and it's good by for me to be an object nigeria i'm now if you want to know more or if you have ideas of your own then look us up on social media and rights other methods see you soon and make sure to tune in for the next edition of eco africa stuck.
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in the far north. beyond the inhabitable world. it's lonely. barren. and breathtakingly beautiful. the arctic. powerful expanse of. com and the sound of global warming. will take a journey around the north pole meet profiteers and talk with people experiencing a changing environment. for the ice disappears earlier and it keeps retreating. our future depends on what happens here you move the most fragile ecosystems on earth. northern lights like arctic circle starts december
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21st d w. d c or your 5 keys to safer food. to prevent contamination. oh. for a draw and cook foods to avoid cross contamination. 30 to kill microorganisms. keep food safe temperatures. to prevent bacterial growth. use safe water and safe raw materials to avoid kentucky. producers are the ones primarily responsible for the safety of the food. but you
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can protect yourself and your family from diseases in the home by plying the 5 key is to say for food use them you also have a role to play. this
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is do you have any news live from a record number of covert 9 tain related deaths in germany as the country goes into hot lockdown the daily death toll tops 950 s. and schools and non-essential businesses shut down for at least 3 and a half weeks also coming up. i.


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