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   As we face the world’s greatest environmental challenges, what we need most is solutions. Future Planet brings you stories of the people who are working to make the world a sustainable place.
   The Marsican brown bear, shown here in captivity, is an endangered species with only 50-60 left in the wild (Credit: Alamy) 
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The last wild bears of Italy

   

   By Sophie Stuber
   Costa Rica has bold plans to become the world's first zero-carbon country, but its capital San Jose has a long way to go (Credit: Getty Images)
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   Can Costa Rica clean up its capital?
   By Jocelyn Timperley
   
   Landfills, like this one outside Taipei, were full to bursting in the 1990s, leading to public concern about environmental contaminants (Credit: Getty Images)
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   How Asia’s ‘garbage island’ transformed
   By Hope Ngo
   
   Cacti are a promising new source of biofuels in the Mexican desert (Credit: Getty Images)
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   How Mexico is drawing power from cacti
   By Miguel Trancozo Trevino
   An up close shot of a hairy Highland cow's nose (Credit: Getty Images)
   Vaan Island is shown in a shot from the air in India's Gulf of Mannar (Credit: SDMRI)
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   A woman looks at the train times displayed on screens in a station (Credit: Getty Images)
   A man walks past wind turbines in Indonesia at dusk (Credit: Getty Images)

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