Chernobyl may not be fit for humans for 24,000 years, but wild horses and other endangered species are flourishing in the abandoned region.
The 1986 disaster has unexpectedly created Europe's largest nature reserve.
As a consequence of the war, thousands of Ukrainians have no access to clean drinking water. They rely on NGOs for water deliverances, as the pipelines have been tangled up in the seemingly endless fighting on the eastern front.
Hemp fur could provide a plastic and animal-free alternative for the fashion industry.
It's got absolutely nothing in common with the Big Apple. But that hasn't stopped Novhorodske in Ukraine wanting to call itself New York.
Protesters take to the streets in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in support of jailed far-right former leader, Serhiy Sternenko