Costing the Earth
Costing the Earth: A Decade of Fracking09/30/14
Tom Heap visits communities living with the shale gas industry, from Texas to Lancashire.
CostEarth: 30 Sept 2014 Fracking a decade on
Tom Heap asks if UK fracking has learnt the lessons from over a decade of shale gas extraction in the USA.
CostEarth: 24 Sep 14: Power to the People
Tom Heap discovers how communities, from the smallest village to the largest city, can produce and sell their own electricity.
CostEarth: 16 Sept 14 El Nino
Weatherman, Peter Gibbs investigates the global impact of the weather phenomenon El Nino. Forecasts predict El Nino will occur at the end of this year and although the severity and likelihood has been revised the prospect of the phenomenon is enough...
CostEarth: 09 Sept 14 When Mosquitoes Attack!
Jheni Osman investigates whether the threat of mosquito-borne disease is moving closer to home in the UK.
CostEarth: 02 Sept 14 Texan Drought
Four years of harsh drought across Texas has prompted radical measures. Tom Heap hears how farmers, frackers and residents are being affected.
CostEarth: 26 Aug 14 Campaign for Clean Air
Tom Heap launches his campaign to improve the air we breathe.
CostEarth: 20 May 2014: Britain's Overseas Wildlife
Britain's Overseas Territories, from the Caribbean to the Falkland Islands contain a treasure trove of wildlife. Tom Heap asks if we are doing enough to protect it. Produced by Alasdair Cross
CostEarth: 13 May 2014: Energy Storage
Solar and wind energy can often be wasted if it's not needed when it's generated. Tom Heap looks at ideas for storing energy, using the landscape or science, and asks if it's enough. Produced by Anne-Marie Bullock
CostEarth: 06 May 2014: The Future of our Food
Where will our food come from in the future? Tom Heap chairs the debate from the Bristol Food Connections Festival. Produced in Bristol by Martin Poyntz-Roberts
CostEarth: 29 Apr 2014: Chemical Weapons 100 years on
With the end of April being the deadline for Syria to sacrifice its entire arsenal of chemical weapons, Tom Heap finds out the nitty-gritty of how they're going to be disposed of.
CostEarth: 22 Apr 2014: Power of Scotland
Scotland is the principal source of Britain's renewable energy as well as its oil and gas. What would independence mean for the UK energy market? Tom Heap reports from Edinburgh.
CostEarth: 15 Apr 2014 Living it Small
Tom Heap explores innovative microhomes - can they solve the housing crisis and ease us into living more environmentally.
CostEarth: 08 Apr 2014: Flight from Disaster
Millions of birds suffered as a result of an enormous chemical spill in southern Spain in 1998. Julian Rush returns to the scene to discover how well nature has recovered.
CostEarth: 01 Apr 2014: A Resilient World?
Following the publication of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a panel of climate experts debates how we will have to adapt to become resilient.
CostEarth: 25 Mar 2014: Brsitol: European Green Capital 2015
In 2015 Bristol will be European Green Capital. We discover exactly what the title means to the city and what makes Bristol so environmentally friendly.
CostEarth: 18 Mar 2014: Feeding the Crops of the Future
Tom Heap looks at whether we're running out of phosphorus, a key ingredient of fertiliser, and vital for life. All ours is imported, so should we be worried about future supplies? Produced by Jolyon Jenkins
CostEarth: 11 Mar 2014: Futureproofing Britain's Forests
Ash plantations are being devastated by ash dieback but other pests and diseases are also attacking our forests. Julian Rush investigates what's being done to protect our forests.
CostEarth: 04 Mar 2014: Nuclear Waste
Medium Nuclear power is back on the UK's agenda, but what to do with the long-lasting radioactive waste remains the problem. Costing The Earth investigates the best ways to dispose of it. Produced by Martin Poyntz-Roberts
CostEarth: 25 Feb 2014: A Greener Way to Go
Many of us are trying to lead a greener life, but how many of us will continue the trend... into death? Tom Heap investigates the 'greenest way to go'. Produced by Emily Knight
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