Documentary: Earthrise – Barbados goes green (Video)
Earthrise travels to Barbados to see how the tiny island has become a world leader in solar thermal technology.
Documentary: Risking it all – Congo (Video)
Things are hopping at the road terminus in Lubumbashi in the Congo. Traders throng around the only available transport; hoping to get a lift to sell their goods in the town of Bukama.
Eugene is one of the few truckers willing to risk the notorious road.
We follow Congolese lorry drivers who must navigate their trucks, laden with goods and passengers, through jungle floods where a journey of a few hundred miles takes a month.
Floods batter southwestern China
Heaviest downpour since records began dumps 305mm of rain in Nanchuan district in three days, official news agency says.
Downpours have battered a large area of southwestern China, triggering flash floods, cutting off power supplies and disrupting transport in some parts, state media has reported.
Sanquan township in Nanchuan district, Chongqing, has received 305mm of rain in the past three days, the heaviest downpour since records began, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday, citing meteorological authorities.