‘Hands On’ – the regular Earth Report programme that gives tips on green enterprise – tours the world in search of innovation. This episode starts in a laboratory in Belgium where we find that bees are the latest recruits in the battle against pollution. In Sweden, more animal magic where we film the sniffer dogs trained to detect mercury. In Bangladesh, sari cloth is being used as a cheap and simple filter to help prevent the spread of cholera. In China, coalbed methane is a peril for miners. It has to be vented safely into the atmosphere. But methane is a greenhouse gas many times more potent than carbon dioxide. Through a new method being tried out in the mining town of Yangquan it’s being used to meet household energy needs for 20,000 people. As with all ‘Hands On’ installments, Sting in the Tale is accompanied by an information service accessible by fax, post, e-mail, or the TVE website.
Films in this series