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agreed to postpone the or didn't the game central care with 2024. 21. from off course, during the qualifying ground. not least for sports heroes. it was a slap in the face, but now we just have to fight their mobilizing superpowers. i'm fired up and ready to help down doing walk down the walking go to tokyo, georgia july 19 d w. ah, this is d w. then these are our top stories. german authorities estimate that at least 58 people have died after some of the worst flooding in 2 decades. severe storms and heavy downpours in the west of the country near belgium have left many villages, cut off in one small town in rhineland plots, and some 1300 people are accounted for. german
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chancellor, uncle america has held talk with us president joe biden at the white house. the 2 readers aired their differences over the nearly complete nor stream to gas pipeline, although both agreed that russia should not use energy as a weapon. it's marco, a final official trip to the u. s. before she sets down after national elections in september. there have been demonstrations and scuffles with police and the lebanese capital bay route. after the failure of the country's leaders to form a government to enter the political crisis. prominent politician assad, heidi and president michelle own, blamed each other for the end of efforts to form new cabinets. this is the news from berlin moore on our website at his dw dot com, the
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ah, to resist or angular miracle is a leader known for being a realist. she is a physicist to used principal, the master, the elements of politics and power for almost 2 decades. today, she was in washington dc on the final visit before she steps down later this year. the list of people praising her and offering their transit planning. thank use was long tonight. we take a realistic look at the legacy of angela miracle, a friend of america. she will be missed by many in the us, but not by all. i'm bring gulf and berlin. this is the day the things that i want to talk about is the dorian friendship. it's a chance for it's been so responsible for nailing down. she is seen as the stalwart anchor to
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a modern transatlantic relationship cooperation between the united states and germany's strong. i value our friendship, but i know what america has done to create a free and democratic german. and i think it's fair to say that the united states has no better partner, no better friend in the world than, than germany. so you are experiencing a reset in the german american relationship. the also coming up more than 45 people lost their lives today in some of the most severe flash flooding western germany has seen in decades and ocean away chancellor miracle was made aware of the unfolding tragedy. sleep. this order to sleep places are experiencing a catastrophe. one could say a tragedy. the words heavy rain and flooding are not enough to describe it. it is quite simply a catastrophe. in the sub for pleasure and cut us over. oh,
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our viewers of the b as in the united states into all of you around the world. welcome. we begin today. as america begins saying farewell to angela miracle, mecca was in washington, d. c. today on what will most likely be her final. he was visit as german chancellor, after 16 years, as germany's leader, after being called the most powerful woman in the world. uncle americal is stepping down after national elections here. this coming september miracles, chancellor ship has transcended the terms of for us presidents from george w bush to morocco, obama, to double trump. and now president joe bite. tonight, the chancellor is president biden's guest of honor for dinner at the white house. medical is a committed, transatlantic says she has said so many times, a friend ready to support the us, but also an honest ally, willing to remind washington of what matters. she congratulated donald trump on
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becoming us president by reminding him of the values that germany and the u. s. shake. tonight will find out what miracle and by and talked about where they agree, where they don't and whether or not they found common ground today. listen to what both leaders told reporters today after they finish their one on one meeting at the white hands. once again, today we've seen that we're not just allies in partners, but when we are nations that are closely with us, all have close ties and i'm grateful for the course. today. we are united by common valued supervision by a will overcome the challenges facing us in today's day and age and my firm conviction. and it's not enough to just be committed to common values, but that we live in the just time in our new challenges requiring this particular policy making. i want to thank you for your continued support for the long standing goal over europe,
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whole free and at peace. you run a stalwart champion of the trans lanika lions. the atlantic partnership under your chancellor ship, the friendship and cooperation between germany, united states has grown stronger and stronger. and i'm looking forward to celebrating more at our dinner this evening. but today was very much a working and our washington bureau chief in this policy join me now. she is just coming out of that press conference. good afternoon to you. so let's talk about, there was a lot that they discussed, obviously in this one on one. what would you say is the most important message that both leaders wanted to convey in this press conference? the world complicated, and we are out here together side by side we as germany and we as united
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states to face all of these challenges. i think that was the main message brand. it was a warm meeting in the beginning, a joe biden addressed his deep condolences to america and to the german people because of this because taught us catastrophe which had happened there. you saw to kind of tired leaders, but both of them really wanted to show that germany and the united states are back together again. and i was struck listening to the press conference. and what both presidents said regarding ukraine and efforts that they have agreed to, to, to bring ukraine even closer in to, to europe. let's talk about that. there's going to be a new alliance to fight climate change that's going to incorporate ukraine, right? exactly right. so joe biden said, good friends can also agree to disagree. we all know that
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a joe biden as most of the americans, definitely a president, trump himself, also a really against the high blind. no students who medical supports that even so it was started before her chance to read about it by the end of the day is now nearly ready by 90 percent. so it would be really, really very expensive and complicated to stop it. but yes indeed, brent, just as you pointed out, they really want to make sure that you crane isn't kind of left behind when this pipeline is working and both of them promise to do everything to protect the sovereign a t of ukraine. and were you struck by the language that was used? we heard president biden say that russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon of coercion. he also named china when he said that germany in the u. s. will continue to push for democracy and human rights and mean he, you know,
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he was targeting these countries. did that surprise you? he was very outspoken about that, but that's not really new brand. he doesn't really. i mean, i'm sure he's convinced about it, but he also does it for domestic reasons because the fear of china and the fear towards russia or off russia, especially now after the cyber attacks is growing in this country. and the president, the former president donald trump, was really outspoken and hit his criticism of china. so that puts some pressure on president biden, kind of to keep this critical approach alive. and again, there are some disagreements between germany and the united states, especially when it comes to join to trade with china. but medical also said, you know, there are many ways to, to deal with this competitive. but again,
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germany and the united states also do agree that human rights to play a role and that it is important kind of to face this competitive also side by side . we know that after 16 years, the chancellor is about to step down after the elections here in germany. this coming september. obviously that's the, that's the big elephant in the room. right. to me, they know that in just a few months, washington will be dealing with a different chancellor, a new chancellor in berlin. absolutely. and that was also really the feeling in the press conference here in the white house. the american colleagues hardly addressed any really serious questions towards spite and regarding i'm going to america because the feeling is a little bit. she is a lame duck. she was very important than many. many americans praised her for her steadiness for her reliability for her part, poor democracy,
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but everyone knows she's leaving office soon. even so she really stresses the fact that this is a work meeting, but it is the last meeting and it is also also the celebration of her 16 years. and despite that, you could see in her face there bit, she obviously is very worried about the, the flooding catastrophe in western germany. and it obviously is difficult being the chancellor and being outside of the country so far away when a disaster hits at home. absolutely. therefore, she addressed the floods this early morning after she met with vice president candidate harris. calling it a catastrophe, a catastrophe. and she was shaken. you could, you could see that she was shocked by the event and i heard from people in her inner circle that she would have left washington this morning if this would not
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have been her last visit. therefore, she stays through the dinner tonight, which might be shorter than expected, and then flies directly home to her fellow germans who have to go over this horrible times. that's right. more than 45 people died in that flash flooding. always our washington bureau chief in his po, with the latest from that press conference between biden and miracle is thank the one area where uncle marvel has not been able to agree with any of the 4 american presidents that she's worked with. that's the new word stream to natural gas pipeline. the project, the pot pipe, russian natural gas directly to germany is seen as a security threat by the united states. germany in says it's just an infrastructure project which will meet a small percentage of the countries energy needs. the pipeline problem hasn't gone away and yet the white house didn't listed on the agenda for today's one. on one
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talks between biden and mirror. and while i read it my while i reiterated my concerns about nor stream to chance to merkel are absolutely unite in our conviction that russian must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon to coerce or threaten its neighbors. we spoke about russia and ukraine by and about noise stream to that context to we see the issues differently in terms of what this project entails. but let me say very clearly that understanding remains that ukraine isn't, will remain a transit country for natural gas. so no, it's jim to in additional to project it is not a project that we're having ukraine transit country for gas because anything else would trigger huge tension. and we are still in conversations still in discussion about how we can move forward. i miss this i my next guest is
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a for were european energy security advisor at the us state department. he worked on many transatlantic energy security issues including nord stream to he's now a fellow at harvard university. he joins me tonight from cambridge, massachusetts, benjamin smith. it's good to have you back on the show, benjamin. so what do you make of what came out of this today? i think they actually said things in more concrete terms than most people were expecting. what's your take? yeah, bring i just start by saying i have a lot of friends that live in the region in, in, in western germany where the flooding is taking place and my heart goes out to all of them. and of course, the tragic loss of life. so i just want to make sure to say that, but it look, it's great to join you. it's been, it's a really, truly historic david valedictory visit of german chancellor. dr. uncle at merkel to washington after, in years leaving germany and look, it's been
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a relationship that has been extremely positive over that time. the president bivens said today, the enduring friendship between the u. s. and germany that the chancellor has been so responsible for herself knowing down he made that very clear and well merkel tenure has been characterized by this pragmatic an incremental foreign policy approach is favored multilateral stability over bold moved and the trans atlantic relationship. it's also been one the seen a number of areas of disappointment to foreign policy experts that really yearned for mircle the step away from this vandal to handle this, this re all policy approach when it comes to authoritarian nations, in particular, in the past several years in the case of russia in china, and in the case of nordstrom to so that's really what we see today in remember, brent, this project was announced 7 years ago in the shadow of rushes, legal and station of premier and aggression in eastern ukraine. an uncle of merkel has, has stood by this project no matter any of the aggressive threshold the kremlin.
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it's cross from cyber attacks to the whitening and imprisonment of electron vol. nice to extra judicial killings in berlin to election interference, aggressive military offering, et cetera, etc. the chancellor would not even consider withdrawing or political support for and for ordering to you as a tool to at least try to get put into rethink his malign action against the trans atlantic community. and i think for that, and i'll just, and my opening bye thing that i think that for all the excellent european leadership that channel merkel has demonstrated on this broad array of issues that will define her legacy. certainly for support of nurturing to will, sadly, forever be in africa in her historic tenure. that would be the case. what do you make though of what was in the mail today, this, this new alliance to fight climate change that is going to include ukraine, maybe even, you know, helping upgrade the infrastructure, maybe helping them to be able to be a transit country for sustainable energy types and it reminds me to of what was
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agreed earlier in the week when president zelinski was here from the ukraine. and the promise was made by uncle medical that germany will help you create that is going further than you had expected when you when i last spoke. right. right. yeah, i think so. i think at the same time, brent, there's still quite a bit of distance in terms of the details between washington, berlin, on talks regarding north spring too. we need to remember, 1st of all, i don't personally like this framing that it's supposed to be this washington in berlin deal that have been discussed in the expert community. i think it's problematic from the outset because as you said, president the, let's give ukraine and, and nato's eastern playing country are most impacted by this project. and therefore, should be active participants at the table, rather than having these proposals come up with and then having them a priori to, to sell to the rest of the european community. i think that, you know, these are, these are, you know, the sort of a trial balloon that you and i have talked about on the show
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a number of time german proposals for economic in green energy and investment in ukraine. snap back mechanisms i extended gaster in the contract. the problem is the sort of deals in no way address the coord national security concerns associated with the project. and that a german shut off mechanism for the project. less credibility because if gas is not coming through ukraine, the idea that germany would then cut off gas or string to as well, to create a massive energy shortage in europe is really just not something i think that, that anyone can see happening in recruiting just a few weeks ago had made it very clear that ukrainian gap claim that will and should keep not show sufficient quote unquote to its own word goodwill to mock and gas from its currently as we speak, backing up that threat by putting the lowest amount of gas in the european storage in recent years create more pressure for north spring to i think it would be very, very difficult. what you know, it is important. it is what the chancellor has guaranteed to actually do that in the presence of northwind. why do you think the, the thinking is, the white house?
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they know that in 2 months they will probably be a new government, a new german chance to deal with. aren't they just waiting until america isn't as she's a lame duck chancellor right now, and they're, they may be dealing with a different set of cards in 3 months time. it is very possible. that's in part one of the reasons why i don't understand why this administration who i strongly support and all of their actions in the trans atlantic community. aside from some of the details on north street to has taken its action to remove sanctions, pressure and try to move forward with a deal directly with, with the current government in berlin. when you said this, it could be a much different political situation that has the ability in the future to really use nurturing to as i think it should be used. if there is to be some sort of deal to try to get real verifiable. behavior changes from the kremlin that benefit germany that benefit united states and been the entire national security dynamic in
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the trans atlantic community. and i think that's what we really need to hope for. basically let me ask you the last time we spoke the, the greens were looking very good in the polls here for the national election degrees are adamantly against nord stream to that has changed the they are now really looking bad in the polls. the election is, you know, just a couple of months away. it's looking like that the political constellation here is not going to change very much. that's bad news for people who want to see nord stream to kilt. yeah, i agree with that. and i think that the problem that we see from the cd you in particular, is what merkel said again today in repeated saying that quote, if additional infrastructure rather than what it really is, which is the replacement for the ukranian gap, claim that route which is just a variation on, on this governments,
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in berlin's long standing description of the project is quote, just the commercial deal. the chancellor also mentioned that the extension of the previous gap claim that contract between russia and ukraine was a big success. but we have to remember you and i've spoken about that. it was the imposition of us sanctions in december 2019 that actually got the kremlin to come to the table center diversionary root of northridge too, could not then be completed. if an orchard to is completed, it's going to be incredibly difficult if not impossible for the translator to make good on her assurances or any future cancel to make it. and in their currency is, can you continue that gas printed by ukraine without russia actually buying in which i don't think it has any intention to do? or benjamin smith is always benjamin. it's good to get your input in your insights . valuable, especially as things are changing now politically, are about to change politically here in berlin, talking with you. thanks. thanks much, brian. let's be in touch. thank you. the in germany, severe storms have set off the worst flooding. in decades,
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dozens of people died including 2 firefighters. many more are missing. hundreds of thousands of homes are without power. helicopter crews have lifted stranded villagers to safety, sweeping away anything in their path. these flood waters have claimed homes and lives across west in germany. emergency cruise, trying to locate dozens of missing residents, somewhat trapped on rooftops as the water mandated their home. but rescue assets are hindered by roads that have been ripped apart, raging flood waters and debris. the german army has been deployed clear and passed through the mud. you can see there is not everywhere in the houses, the bridge there collapsed as water over further down. even houses have floated
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away when the lease is guaranteed to take 10 years to recover the people here. oh, broke the businesses too. so it's just horrible. now the regions of north ryan with failure, rhineland plaza, night and czar land has been west effected the flood gates on a damn near the city of brook that'll have to be opened as it threatened to best. the unusually intense rainfall was caused by warm and cool and mixing. germany's chancellor uncle american express her sympathies from washington where she is on her last visit before stepping down as the german leader. if it should start, when i am shocked by the reports that are reaching me from the places that are now completely under water in which people have rescued themselves in a situation of great need onto the roofs of their houses and hopefully will also be rescued. i mourn for those who have lost their lives in this catastrophe. we don't
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know the number yet, but there will be many, some in the basement of their houses, some as firefighters trying to bring others to safety. my deepest sympathy goes out to their families and doing good, minor teeth and tell them as the weather clears in most of the hot areas, some residents have joined the clean up s's, salvaging whatever they can from a devastated, hones luck, responded kate martyr is in the town of vol, port time in western germany, she has more on the flooding. i'm here and time which one of the villages has been hit hard by the flood board. there's debris all around me, as you can see. and the rescue efforts which have been going on throughout the entire day today, police being rescue workers. and there's been people driving heavy machinery trying to clear some of the debris off the road. obviously that has been lots of village
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villages as well, sat around all day waiting for information to find out what happens about hermes. and also i loved ones that have been unfortunately at least 2 people who have been found dead in this village. they found them pass and yet in the day and they have just reported that they have college, another cousin and i spoke to people earlier today and they were telling me about that on top of the story. so they knew that this was going to happen. they knew that it would be some flooding, and they had some warning from the origin, but they said that they just had no idea that it could possibly be 5. ah, well, there have been many miracle moments in the past 16 years. and some of those involved the us president at the time photos that became iconic images as history was being made. consider this photo taken at the g 7 summit in canada in 2018. know in the
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eyes of many around the world. it spoke volumes about president trump's america 1st attitude regarding the rest of the world. if you go back even further to the year 2015 and to a different president, brock obama. this photo was taken at the g 7 summit in germany, but for many americans, it looks like the austrian alps and a scene from the sound of music, miracles, arms, outstretched like a singing julie andrews. it is safe to say that miracles, relationship with obama was much more in tune then with president trump. but there were other songs, other moments and other presidents take a look. texas, when you invite somebody in your home, it's an expression of warmth and respect. and that's how i feel about you for most of the
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we want to pay tribute to an extraordinary leader who bodies these values and who's inspired millions around the world, including me. and that's my friend, chancellor merkel. here's an exemplary life of groundbreaking service to germany, and i might add, i mean, from the bottom heart to the world on behalf of the united states. thank you for your career. strong principal leadership and thank you for speaking out for what is right and for never failing to defend human dignity. and with that, the day is almost done, the conversation continues aligned. you'll find us on twitter either at the w news . you can follow the at brit got the, the, remember, whatever happens between now and then tomorrow is another day. we'll see you then everybody who's
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the news news news news eco africa with us from the who's the be the national park in congo. he and his family would love nothing more than to live in peace. but poachers and farmers hunting up and threatening the species ah,
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what's being done to protect co africa on dw, claiming to bela ah, regina cried exile in prison. and they often children the 16 w. o i william how to think on when i and i had known that would be that small, i never would have gone on the trip. i would not have put myself and my parents
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danger. god, it's a theme for you to live with. love and sensitive heart. that one's i think if i had serious problems on a personal level and i was unable to live there, but it wasn't. ah, you want to know their story. migrants like and reliable information for migrant. me hello and welcome to echo africa. weekly environmental magazine produced illegal compiler berlin. i am christa lens and legal i'm being joined by my colleague
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sandra held a piece on the pillows everyone out there. very glad to help you with us. again. i am sandra. 2 of you coming to you from compiler. here in uganda today will be looking innovative bumble houses in the area and plenty of other interesting stories. i won't hear how month the spring is hoping, almost in no particular life will also see the house of african land owners can get a break by protecting the environment and find out why you've done and foremost we thought we show in the democratic republic of congo a country often modern conflict as a result for a long time, little attention as the to the environment. but that is starting to change. we went to a who is a bigger national park, where people i know devoting time and effort to protecting the nature there. not
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only is the good for the tropical forest, but the local people and the waitlist to which includes guerrillas, the this family of gorillas lives in a tropical forest. they don't get nervous when people are nearby. so i'm not interested back and we are now in co who's the be a good national park. and right now we're in the presence of monsieur bone ne monsieur bonner and me and the members of this fam pointed day weekend to be who's a be a national park, is a national conservation area. democratic republic of congo. the grows old eastern lo land guerrillas having a major choice attraction for decades. the main source of income for the park are the admission fees for visitors pay $400.00 us dollars each because of the pandemic
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. there's no visitors right now, but the rangers still go out on patrol. they want to keep track of several gorilla truce and usually know where to find them. even though the park is huge. it covers 6000 square kilometers. so vs device for each family of gorillas, canada appointment. go into the forest and check on them. we also collect the data . and if we find chimpanzee tracks, we report back to on, on. if we find evidence of illegal activities such as travel, so we dismantle them and coordinate. and i said that you're probably going to days is be used for scientific research. the number of low land guerrillas here has declined by hoff over the past 3 decades. so just a few 1000 research as estimates the ranges with comments ologist august impossible,
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see he has promised x, which is a non profit dedicated to private research and conservation. he says poachers and that traps on a continuing threat. this guerrilla is lucky to be alive. here we see the silver back mcgrew about when he was 4 years old. he was caught in a snare, and unfortunately he lost his right hand. but despite that hearing is and he's with his family, my good, the rages not only patrol the parks to collect data, but they're also on the look out for poachers. i think that's why they're armed. that's what it is that we have security issues in some parts of the park. there are poachers out there every day. and the rangers tried to track them down. people from the surrounding communities also sometimes damage the park. they cut down trees or
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bamboo. what you'll find in the park is the unesco world heritage site. but this part of the eastern d r c is densely populated and there's no buffer zone between the park avenue by villages. people live in the facility. some work can see plantations or in the park, but most are small holder farmers. premise expertise not only seeks to insure conservation of the guerrillas, but also to improve the livelihood of local communities. it is also launched a project replant areas of forests that have been cleared illegally, almost in battle, both se says working closely with local people. it's very important. he hopes they will come to cancel the environment as much as they respect. mugosa will go to the place for some time now, and we'll go who has been seen much more often at the edge of the park. consider
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what pleases us as scientists, conservationist is that the communities respect me, go to like nobody has been throwing stones at him or threatening him, even though we often see him passing from their field at around 100 villages opposite basing and the reforestation projects a project that will help preserve the forest for the good of the guerrillas and the local population. let us know upon from preserving weighed life on the forests to creating good sustainable housing. africa was big cities are crowded, some over crowded whitley series, doing your beat. we meet on a jury, an entropy new one in could do now who built houses for material phones in abundance. the nigerian population is rapidly growing. and with the need for
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affordable housing, ibrahim something came up with the idea. he construct ounces and made entirely a bamboo which grows naturally in the area the most like this last longer than a house built with ordinary wood. sam bu is better when it comes to withstand clubs and erosion, and you and your family can live in a house like this for a very long time without having to worry that it might last wednesday which is actually a woody grass from light and environmentally friendly frozen incredibly quickly without having to be planted after harvest is much cheaper than most other construction materials. but it should be treated or leached to eliminate the ability to insect attacks and whether where not all bamboo varieties have the same
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quality. but if a suitable variety is used for him still says a sizable house can be built in less than 20 days. and how about you? if you are also doing your bit, tell us about it, visit our website, or send us a tweak with hash tag doing your bit. we share your stores a note to one of the one key environmental troublemakers slattich every year around 25000000 pounds. the read ends up in ocean suckled every single minutes you for plastic consumption continues to live on, the present rate will be discarding. so truckloads a few minutes within the next 10 years and percent by 2050. why is this happening? one reason is that only
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a small proportion of plastic with this recycled another is that around half of all, plus the goes the product that i use just once and then through the weight. now some young german activists are cleaning up local rivers and working with scientists to calculate how much a plastic and stop in the sea. an idyllic location on the who river in west in germany, but take a closer look. and it's not as beautiful kevin noah and the exhaust nights have come to do some fishing, but not the usual kind. it's trash. they're fishing for plays, lisa, everywhere they look. and there's plenty of plastic. quite a few glass puzzles to the students attend to local high school and taking part in an initiative called plastic pirates. it's a research project where young students get to do the work of real scientists. they
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take water samples and measure count and recall the pieces of trash, they recovered from the rivers and rather than scientists in q use the data to generate a garbage map of german rivers and calculate how much trash ends up in the sea. the teachers are happy to do they pause to inspire the budding scientists. yeah. it's something i care about myself. it always bothers me when i see people leaving rubbish behind, especially when they have small children with them and are supposed to be setting an example. the work of the plastic pirates shows that on average, one piece of trash can be found for every 2 square meters of river bank in germany . france also has a project aimed at tracking down the trench. it's called plastic origins and goes a step further, using artificial intelligence and an app. we want to move as much as grown kids
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and citizens, as we can to go on the reverse so you can create, they've got actually getting, what can you read a bank? and you think those data using the video to take the advantage of the real banks, we will be able to analyze video, detect items and use the data to map prevail, plastic pollution. the aim of plastic origins is to get strict legislation introduced on plastic waste and regulatory limit for the amount of plastic in european rivers. vacovich mass is intended to identify especially polluted areas. we, we know that most of the pollution we find in the ocean is transported by rigorous right now we don't know which read us the most. probably good, the pretty good ones. but the app contract micro plastics in germany
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alone, full kilos of micro plastics per person per year end up in the environment. the main sources particles from vehicle tires, industrial waste, and household garbage. it's difficult for waste water treatment plans to filter out the tiny particles. but munich, stones have called echo fauria is showing how it can be done using a simple but effective method. this is how it works. the waste water is pumped into the filter. a powerful vertex is generated in the pipe, putting the water containing most of the micro plastics to the top. the company says 95 percent of micro plastics for municipalities and industry could be filtered out in this way. the young plastic pirates agree that more needs to be done to combat plastic pollution. after is 2 hours in this idyllic location, they found more trash than they can even carry. now we had to south africa to find out how the tax break helps to promote conservation. the country is famous for its
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wide life and vast areas of almost on pause to land, and then g o, they're come up with a way to encourage people to set up your reserves on the property. 88 percent of land in south africa is not suitable for agriculture. it's too rugged to dry and chew uneven. but everywhere you look, you see life in abundance. the country boasts rich biodiversity, but how best to preserve it in south africa, environmental protection is chronically under financed. me. that's where candice stevens comes in. she's attack specialists that the n g o wilderness foundation africa. she wants to encourage landowners to turn their holdings into nature reserves. the government
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offers a tax incentive to do so. the real to see yes, i think it's going size. what you're doing here is looking off to some african natural wealth in the public good. and so there is this unique tax incentive to benefit that by diversity. this man is already converted his land into a protected area. he can right off the cost of the purchase over 25 year period photographer, cause funder lender purchase the land 5 years ago. and it's taken countless pictures of the areas since then. it rarely rains here, but when it does, the landscape is transformed into a pageant of color. another special feature about this area of land is that it could act as a corridor for wild animals. since it's located between 2 different protected areas, standing round about in the, on the northern border of it and get to the,
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to the waste and east south stretching down. macklin national park and then to the north east hook up provincial nature. and you know, you can see the proposed cargo linking the to protect the crew region of south africa is home to more than $5000.00 species of plants and some 40 percent of them can only be found here. once upon a time, this area was farmed land due to global warming and the rifle diminished quite a bit. and it just became impossible for these people to, to make a living with kettle and agriculture and eventually there to sell. and that's why we bought the, the folks for a conservation with climate change threatening biodiversity. candice stevens has not found it difficult to persuade other landowners to follow suit doesn't have
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signed up to the scheme. her 1st experience of him.


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