In a novel intercontinental educational initiative, schoolchildren from Ghana and the United Kingdom got to grips with problems facing coastal environments in their countries and produced their own recommendations for sustainable management. A schools link then enabled them to interpret their findings on this and other topics in a world context.
Uncontrolled fires across Indonesia burn large areas of peatland and create vast palls of smoke on an almost annual basis. This has devastating effect on wildlife, human health, the economy and climate. Yet, more than 10 years after the massive fires of 1997-98 grabbed international headlines, the problem is still far from solved.