[QODLink]
earthrise

series one, episode eight

Cycling in Copenhagen, tide-powered turbine in Belfast and saving Tasmania's predator species.

Last updated: 07 Jul 2013 13:54
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

On this episode of earthrise: Denmark wants to make its capital, Copenhagen, the world's best city for cycling in an attempt to curb air pollution which is a major environmental problem in urban locations around the globe. Copenhagen is building more and wider bicycle lanes and dedicated car-free river crossings.

A community in Northern Ireland is running a project to try to generate electricity by harnessing the energy of tidal flows in Strangford Lough, one of the fastest tidal areas in the world. The effort using a submerged turbine is green, clean and unlikely to harm marine life.

Australia's New South Wales has embarked on one of the most ambitious breeding programmes to save the endangered species of Tasmanian devils from a deadly contagious form of cancer. The Devil Ark project aims to establish and keep at least 1,000 devils alive while the disease runs its course in the wild.

171

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
An innovative rehabilitation programme offers Danish fighters in Syria an escape route and help without prosecution.
Street tension between radical Muslims and Holland's hard right rises, as Islamic State anxiety grows.
Take an immersive look at the challenges facing the war-torn country as US troops begin their withdrawal.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Featured
NSA whistleblower Snowden and journalist Greenwald accuse Wellington of mass spying on New Zealanders.
Whatever the referendum's outcome, energy created by the grassroots independence campaign has changed Scottish politics.
Traders and farmers struggle to cope as restrictions on travel prevent them from doing business and attending to crops.
Unique mobile messaging service, mMitra, helps poor pregnant women in Mumbai fight against maternal mortality.
Influential independence figure has been key in promoting Scottish nationalism, but will his efforts succeed?
join our mailing list