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Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg is a weekly environmental podcast presented by Cara Augustenborg exploring all sides of climate change and examining the fundamental shifts we need to make to futureproof the planet. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg is a weekly environmental podcast presented by Cara Augustenborg exploring all sides of climate change and examining the fundamental shifts we need to make to futureproof the planet. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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Ireland

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Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg is a weekly environmental podcast presented by Cara Augustenborg exploring all sides of climate change and examining the fundamental shifts we need to make to futureproof the planet. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Language:

English


Episodes

What happens to your clothes when you're done with them?

4/29/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg, US Journalist, Simon Adler, tells Cara about his Green Life, following a rhino hunter has he hunted and killed a black rhino. We’ve heard that fashion contributes a whopping 10% of the global emissions causing climate change from manufacturing, but we find out what happens to those clothes when we’re done with them, speaking with Mark of Oxfam Ireland, and Ali Moore of Love Not Landfill. And Craig Bennett has your latest...

Duration:00:51:26

The truth about the impact of peat extraction

4/22/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg turns the sod, as she finds out the true impact of peat extraction. She's joined by Green councillor David Healy and ecologist Catherine Farrell. Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news. And transatlantic rower Karen Weekes talks about her journey, and her green life. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You...

Duration:00:51:43

The Weekly Planet: Has COP26 had an impact yet?

4/22/2022
The UK Wildlife Trust's Craig Bennett came with all the global environmental stories from the past week, including Burger King moves on vegan food, the impact of COP26 and whether there has been a breakthrough on biodiversity.

Duration:00:15:30

What do the carbon budgets mean for us all?

4/15/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg wants to know how the carbon budgets are going to affect us. Chair of the Oireachtas Climate Committee Brian Leddin, Friends of The Earth's Oisin Coghlan and UCC's Hannah Daly all give their thoughts on the newly approved carbon budgets. Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news. Scientist Liz Bonnin talks about her journey from scientist, to TV, to climate advocacy, as she talks about her Green Life. Listen and...

Duration:00:51:07

The Weekly Planet: Can mushrooms communicate with one another?

4/15/2022
Wildlife Trust UK's Craig Bennett joins Cara once again for a weekly rundown of the latest environmental stories from around the world.

Duration:00:13:31

Are we in the midst of an insect apocalypse?

4/8/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg is wondering whether an insect apocalypse is upon us! President Mary Robinson talks about her passion for climate action, and why she has chosen that direction for her efforts in later life. Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news, as well as his reaction to the latest IPCC Report. Journalist Anja Murphy and author Oliver Milman speak to Cara about the fate of our insects, in Ireland and further afield. Listen...

Duration:00:52:21

The Weekly Planet: Will the latest IPCC report bring change?

4/8/2022
Craig Bennett joined Cara once again to dig through the latest environmental news from at home and abroad.

Duration:00:15:00

The Weekly Planet: Giant goldfish and upcycling carbon dioxide

4/1/2022
On The Weekly Planet this week, Wildlife Trust's Craig Bennett takes Cara through some of the interesting environmental stories from the last week, including news about CO2, unidentified bat species, and giant goldfish having an impact on Canadian waters.

Duration:00:16:06

Does Ireland need to improve its water quality?

4/1/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg speaks to experts about the quality of Ireland's water. Karl Richards of Teagasc and An Taisce's Elaine McGoff talk about the issues around water quality, and what is being done to solve them. Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news. Horticultural farmer Darragh McCullough talks about his Green Life. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and...

Duration:00:52:08

The future of gas in the climate debate

3/18/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg speaks to experts about what the future of gas might look like. VIce Admiral Mark Mellett talks about the environmental impact of the war in Ukraine. Tara Connolly of Global Witness and UCC's Paul Deane talk what role gas may have in our low carbon transition. The former head of Wind Energy Ireland David Connolly also tells us about his Green Life. Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news. Listen and subscribe to...

Duration:00:57:44

The Weekly Planet: Is lead linked to increased violence in society?

3/18/2022
The Wildlife Trust's Craig Bennett has all the latest environmental news, including research that suggests lead in petrol increases violent tendencies in people, and frozen peat lands potentially taking climate change past its tipping point.

Duration:00:15:27

Is Ireland fully embracing the circular economy?

3/11/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg speaks to experts about the future of Ireland's circular economy. Minister of State at the Department of the Environment Ossian Smyth talks about the future of Ireland's circular economy. Ibec's Neil Walker explains how businesses can adapt to a changing, more sustainably-minded economy. Amundi's Graham Fox on sustainable investing. Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news. Chairman of the Communications Clinic...

Duration:00:53:02

The Weekly Planet: Reintroducing wolves to ecosystems

3/11/2022
Craig Bennett, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, joins Cara on Down To Earth to take her through the main environmental stories from around the world this week. From wolves at Yellowstone to good news on plastics, Craig has you covered. Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play...

Duration:00:14:45

Is nuclear power part of our sustainable future?

3/4/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg speaks to experts about whether nuclear should be part of our sustainable energy future. Sarah Cullen, energy engineer and co-founder of the 18for0 initiative, and Sadhbh O’Neill, Assistant Professor at DCU School of Law and Government and a candidate in the current TCD Seanad bye-election debate the merits of nuclear power. Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news. Author and documentary maker Manchan Magan...

Duration:00:52:08

The Weekly Planet: The climate impact of the invasion of Ukraine

3/4/2022
Craig Bennett, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, joins Cara on Down To Earth to once agaib take her through the main environmental stories from around the world this week. This week there is news about how the invasion of Ukraine is impacting upon the climate, and how climate change is hitting faster than we thought.

Duration:00:15:55

The Weekly Planet: Is nuclear fusion the answer yet?

2/25/2022
Craig Bennett, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, joins Cara on Down To Earth to take her through the main environmental stories from around the world this week. From the jet stream to coal to nuclear fusion, Craig has you covered for all the big stories this week.

Duration:00:16:53

What should you do about your climate anxiety?

2/25/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg speaks to experts about how to deal with anxiety around the environment. Parenting expert Joanna Fortune and environmental campaigner John Gibbons delve into the issues around climate anxiety, and whether people who are stressed about the climate crisis can affect the change that is needed. Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news. Author Dr Tara Shine talks about her involvement in inter-governmental climate...

Duration:00:52:07

Wind farms: Are they the future of Irish energy?

2/18/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg speaks to experts about whether wind farms are the future of Irish energy. Noel Cunniffe CEO of the Irish Wind Energy Association, Dr. Brian Fitzgerald and External Relations and Stakeholder Engagement Director Simply Blue Group and People Before Profit TD Brid Smith discussed a debated the merits of offshore wind. Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news. Fianna Fail TD and spokesperson on biodiversity...

Duration:00:51:54

The Weekly Planet: Crows picking cigarette butts

2/18/2022
Craig Bennett, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, joins Cara on Down To Earth to take her through the main environmental stories from around the world this week. From pharamceuticals in rivers to crows picking up cigarette butts, there is plenty to cover.

Duration:00:13:16

Ecotourism: Can we travel sustainably?

2/11/2022
On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg speaks to experts about whether we can travel the world sustainably. Can ecotourism make a difference? Nick Hall of the Digital Tourism Think Tank, Siobhan Dolan Clancy, CEO of SDC Business Consulting and Roisin Finlay of Sustainable Travel Ireland analysed the industry, and where it's headed. Comedian Colm O'Regan brings humour to the climate crisis, as he makes a tentative step back to live events. The Happy Pear twins, David...

Duration:00:53:04