Scientists are building a database to help them tell exactly where wood has come from
The tree detectives tackling illegal logging
Could a device invented in the 1930s help end period poverty?
The people hoping to use sanitary pad micro-factories and silicone cups to help women
Working Less For The Same Pay
Some companies are cutting the hours their staff work but keeping their pay the same
Reinventing the ranch
Can the cattle ranch be updated to fight climate change?
Audience takeover: Your plastic solutions
We hear what you, our listeners, are doing to tackle the problem of plastic waste.
Can sleep deprivation help treat bipolar disorder?
An Italian doctor asks patients to stay awake all night, to try to allay their depression
Can capturing carbon buy us time to tackle climate change?
The projects that are trying to take CO2 out of the atmosphere
Portugal, drugs and decriminalisation
In 2001 Portugal decriminalised personal drug use to tackle a heroin crisis.
Life-saving surgery, but not by a doctor
Nurses and midwives in Ethiopia are being trained to perform emergency operations
Residents turn detective to fight crime
Neighbours in the US are using cameras that read car number plates to cut crime
The school that puts wellbeing first
One primary school has found a way to deliver therapy to about 10% of its students
Trieste’s mental health ‘revolution’
How Italy’s radical decision to close its mental asylums shaped the way we think today
Stopping child marriage with solar lanterns
Solar-powered lamps are giving girls independence and stopping them becoming child brides
A simple way to help a relative if they’re arrested
A group in California is teaching families how to help loved ones charged with crimes
Putting a price on carbon
How to increase the cost of causing climate change
Bangladesh’s biker girls
The motorbike taxi app where the drivers and passengers are all women.
The concrete cleaners
Making cement that locks in carbon dioxide instead of releasing it into the atmosphere