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People Fixing the World
People Fixing the World
BBC World Service

Brilliant solutions to the world’s problems. We meet people with ideas to make the world a better place and investigate whether they... more

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Episodes

The forest sound detectives

Scientists are checking up on the health of forests by analysing the sounds in them. They test their vital... more

04 May 2021 · 23 minutes
The detection dogs tracking poachers and Covid-19

Marlo the labrador is learning how to sniff out Covid-19 in the UK. In Tanzania, Polish hound Thor is on... more

27 Apr 2021 · 23 minutes
Pedal power: How bicycles can change lives

This is the story of how one man is trying to transform lives through the power of the humble bicycle.... more

20 Apr 2021 · 24 minutes
Shred it yourself: The DIY plastic recyclers

Machines to shred, melt and mould waste plastic are popping up in workshops around the world - from the UK... more

13 Apr 2021 · 23 minutes
Helping animals cross the road and other obstacles

Irrigation pipes have been designed to double as mid-air walkways to help slow lorises cross open farmland in Indonesia; and... more

06 Apr 2021 · 23 minutes
Watching out for Gran with help from her toaster

As many countries contemplate the best way to care for an ageing population, a common question is how to support... more

30 Mar 2021 · 23 minutes
How to reuse a demolished building

Is it possible to construct a new building, just by reusing materials from homes and offices that have been... more

23 Mar 2021 · 23 minutes
Using satellite photos to help distribute cash

Togo has found a high-tech way to identify people who need financial help in the pandemic and send them emergency... more

16 Mar 2021 · 23 minutes
The magic greenhouse

A greenhouse cooled and humidified by seawater and the wind is transforming arid land. In Somaliland, vegetables have been grown... more

09 Mar 2021 · 23 minutes
The secret to making your stuff last longer

The world generates more than two billion tonnes of rubbish every year. So we’re visiting companies in Sweden that want... more

02 Mar 2021 · 24 minutes
People Fixing the World
The forest sound detectives
People Fixing the World