Ideas Episodes

Kenya: Global Teen

Kenya: Global Teen

In this edition of Global Teen we meet Jessica Achieng from Nairobi, Kenya. She enjoys going to school and hopes to become a musician.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Solomon Islands: Protecting sea turtles

Solomon Islands: Protecting sea turtles

Hunting and illegal trading pose a threat to hawksbill sea turtles on the Solomon Islands. Local women are working together to protect the turtles' breeding grounds in the country's first-ever national park.
7mins
Deutsche Welle
Are coastal dikes enough to protect against sea level rise?

Are coastal dikes enough to protect against sea level rise?

A meter below sea level, the German island of Pellworm is surrounded by towering dikes designed to keep storm surges out. But will they be enough to protect the green island from climate-induced rising waters?
5mins
Deutsche Welle
Is the Wadden Sea dying in the era of climate change?

Is the Wadden Sea dying in the era of climate change?

As sea levels rise, the rich ecosystem of the Wadden Sea in the North Sea is at risk of disappearing. It will take concerted efforts to protect the habitat that is home to thousands of birds, animals and plants.
6mins
Deutsche Welle
Hearing aid firm faces big hurdle of load shedding

Hearing aid firm faces big hurdle of load shedding

While a South African company attempts to break barriers by inventing the world's first hearing testing machinery, feeding the demand for their product around the world has become a hassle as they currently face their biggest hurdle: load shedding.
3mins
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The Citizen
Social Justice: India and Iceland

Social Justice: India and Iceland

The new Social Justice/Work Places series takes a look at the world of work in Asia and Europe. In India, women are still underrepresented in the labor force. In Iceland, more than 70 percent of women are employed.
7mins
Deutsche Welle
Costa Rica: Breeding butterflies for the world

Costa Rica: Breeding butterflies for the world

Costa Rica is home to an astonishing number butterfly species. Local farmers breed some species for sale to botanic gardens and butterfly sanctuaries worldwide. The work provides a good income and helps protect biodiversity.
6mins
Deutsche Welle
Mexico: Cooking the way grandmother did

Mexico: Cooking the way grandmother did

Corn, banana leaves, vegetables and meat - the older women of the village of Cardenas in the Mexican state of Chiapas still cook the way their grandmothers did. How can these traditional recipes be preserved?
7mins
Deutsche Welle
Thailand: Turning straw into gold

Thailand: Turning straw into gold

Huge amounts of rice straw are left over after the harvest in Thailand. Farmers often burn it, which is terrible for the environment. A young entrepreneur has found a new use for the material. Turned into paper, it can replace plastic food packaging.
8mins
Deutsche Welle
Global Living Room: Colombia

Global Living Room: Colombia

Luzmery Yancy Jimenez is 34 years old and lives with her husband and five children in La Mata in Columbia, a small village in the northern part of the country on the edge of the Cienaga Zapatosa, a huge, tropical wetland.
3mins
Deutsche Welle
Antarctica: Working in the icy wastes

Antarctica: Working in the icy wastes

Around 4,000 people work in the 80 or so research stations in Antarctica. "Neumayer III" is one of the few German laboratories there. One of the objects of study: the behavior of Emperor Penguins.
6mins
Deutsche Welle
South Africa: Brick replaces corrugated iron

South Africa: Brick replaces corrugated iron

Housing in Soweto used to be cheap, but more and more people are moving into the township near Johannesburg. Sound, affordable homes are rare. One start-up is on a mission to build sustainable homes from recycled building rubble.
7mins
Deutsche Welle