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How are the West's 'recycled' TVs and computers ending up in a toxic dump in Ghana? Dateline investigates the trade in e-waste which is poisoning a once picturesque part of Africa.

The effects of electronic waste in Ghana is unequivocal: "total devastation", from stunted growth of children to cancer and chronic conditions. 500 container-loads of electronic waste arrive every month, often falsely declared as second-hand goods to overcome the problem of it being illegal to ship toxic e-waste without a permit. "They have no moral right to allow their waste to come in here", the director of Ghana's Environmental Agency says. The UN is moving slowly closer to banning toxic waste exports, yet for the local Ghanaians the nightmare will take generations to overcome.

 

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9 Year Old
 
9 year old on life and the universe...
The dawn of de-extinction
 
bring back species that humanity wiped out?
Bono on TED
 
inspiring data that shows the end of poverty is in sight … if we can harness the momentum.
ExxonMobil Philosophy
 
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson talks to Charlie Rose
Permafrost: Frozen Dirt
 
a new Yale Forum video
Desertification
 
two-thirds of the world’s grasslands are turning to desert accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos.
Guerilla Gardener
 
drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys...
Fiery looping rain on the Sun
 
solar flare and coronal rain
Backyard Wilderness Worth Saving
 
The Sacred Headwaters: the Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and the Nass.
A Clean Energy Proposal
 
Jennifer Granholm TEDx
Nature Time-Lapse
 
installation and time-lapse video.
All the Elephants gone?
 
Devastation wrought by Africa's rampant ivory trade.
How Big is the Universe?
 
NO EDGE. And NO CENTER... or does it?
Build a School
 
TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud
We can recycle anything!
 
Tom Szaky is the founder of Terracycle
Rare Earth Metals
 
recycling the strategic metals present in solar panels and other products.
Super Marmite
 
sign up and see what's cooking in your neighbourhood
Self-healing Asphalt
 
When cracked, it can be “healed” by induction heating.
Artificial Photosynthesis
 
Caltech Video
Economics of Happiness
 
Impact of the global economy on culture and agriculture.