• Photo: IDRC

    Yassine Taha holds a brick that was produced in his lab using coal mining waste from the Moroccan city of Jerada. (Photo: IDRC)

The huge piles of coal mining waste in the northeastern Moroccan city of Jerada have been an environmental blight for two decades, but now scientists have found a way to clean them up and transform the city in the process. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

Visit the Charting Change website to read “Working wonders with mine waste.”