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Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster - visit dw.com/environment for more.

Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster - visit dw.com/environment for more.

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Every Thursday, a new episode of Living Planet brings you environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster - visit dw.com/environment for more.

Language:

English


Episodes

Living Planet: Elephants and dingos and bears (oh my!)

10/15/2020
From Zimbabwe to Australia to Italy, we meet the communities living alongside wild animals – and discover just how challenging it can be to coexist.

Duration:00:29:54

Living Planet: Climate cause and consequence

10/8/2020
From oil development in Namibia and the "forgotten" greenhouse gas methane, to the growing trend of climate lawsuits and restoring forests in Kashmir — we explore causes and effects of climate change.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: The curse of clean energy — hydropower on the Mekong

10/1/2020
The Mekong River in Southeast Asia flows for 4,350 kilometers from China to Vietnam through Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. China's construction of large hydropower dams to feed the country's growing energy needs is causing problems downriver, including dire impacts on the waters and fertile soil that feed hundreds of millions of people.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Creatures great and small

9/24/2020
From caring for baby monkeys in Kenya, once mighty lions in Sudan to genetically modified mosquitos and whale researchers in the Mediterranean: On this week's show it's all about creatures great and small.

Duration:00:29:56

Living Planet: Back from the brink

9/17/2020
Researchers find protecting the panda has come at the expense of helping other species thrive in the same habitat. Meanwhile, a peculiar native marsupial in Australia faces extinction, threatened by a unique type of contagious cancer. And: an ambitious rewilding project in The Netherlands that's seen a neglected lake transformed into an archipelago teeming with life.

Duration:00:29:56

Living Planet: Megafauna

9/10/2020
From whether the coronavirus crisis is helping or hurting the iconic wildlife of Kenya, to reintroducing keystone species and rewilding parts of Europe — we hear about some big animals. Plus, a cow-free alternative to steak … from the 3D printer.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Fossil fuel damages

9/3/2020
As a major oil spill threatens coral reef ecosystems off Mauritius, locals are asking who'll pay for the cleanup. Meanwhile, activists in Australia are fighting a new coal mine they say will cause further damage to the Great Barrier Reef. Plus, we take an in-depth look at how France and Germany compare when it comes to climate policy.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet & Africalink: Africa's changing climate

8/27/2020
In a special crossover show with DW's Africalink and Living Planet, we dive into the issue of climate change across Africa. What does climate science and climate activism look like on a continent already dealing with climate impacts today? How can African nations address energy poverty without contributing more greenhouse gas emissions? And is it time for climate reparations?

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Whose outdoors is it anyway?

8/20/2020
The outdoor community hasn't always had a good record when it comes to diversity. This week, we talk to people looking to make the outdoors more inclusive — from a co-founder of #BlackBirdersWeek in the US to a hiking group and a community garden in Germany. We also hear about the fight over how Nairobi National Park is managed, raising the question: Who is the park really for?

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: The dam problem

8/13/2020
We take a deep dive into rivers and look at how mega-dams affect ecosystems. We'll also find out why the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is creating tensions in the Nile Basin, and visit farmers struggling with water shortages in Tunisia. Plus, the activists fighting to stop small dams being built on Montenegro's free-flowing rivers.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Cleaner cities, cleaner crops

8/6/2020
We discover the benefits of city trees and visit one of the world's largest urban farms in Paris. We learn about the dangers of smog for crops — and explore Nairobi on e-vehicles.

Duration:00:29:56

Living Planet: Endangered, in danger

7/30/2020
In this week’s show — how this year was again deadly for environmental defenders, dehorning rhinos to save them, and protecting the most endangered whale on Earth. Plus, COVID-19 challenges women working on environmental issues around the world.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Cleaning up our closets

7/23/2020
Fast fashion can be harmful for the planet — from its origin until the end of its lifecycle. So how can we buy more sustainable clothes and extend the usability of what we already have? This week we take a look at what's in our closet and its impact on the environment.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Can't see the forest …

7/16/2020
… for the trees? We head to old-growth forest in eastern Australia, where indigenous communities are fighting to protect the land from loggers, and visit a living forest laboratory in Germany. We'll also find out why Senegal's plans to build a green wall of trees have faltered, and what Siberia's fires mean for the climate.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Biodiversity vs. extinction

7/9/2020
Although the diversity of plants and animals on Earth is crucial for our survival, humans are wiping out millions of species. We delve into Earth's sixth mass extinction — and what can be done to stop it. We'll look at whether China's ban on the consumption of wildlife will help protect species there, and visit a biodiversity museum in Panama.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Splish, splash, comeback!

7/2/2020
We hear about how some aquatic animals are undergoing a revival: Record numbers of sea turtles have nested on the Odisha coast in India, while corals in the Red Sea get a break from people. In Yorkshire, beavers are returning to streams — and, caring for crocodiles in Belize.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Time for our next evolution?

6/25/2020
Economies driven by growth, at cost to nature — surely there is some other way. In an interview, green economist Pavan Sukhdev says it's time for humanity to go through its next evolution. In part 2 of this special with On the Green Fence, hosts discuss: Does change need to happen first in our heads, and how about a hard look at what we really value?

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Must civilization end?

6/18/2020
To save the Earth, people like radical environmentalist Derrick Jensen advocate ending civilization and sending humans back to the Stone Age. In this special, Living Planet producers talk to On the Green Fence podcasters about the end of civilization: Should it and could it be done? What sustainable alternatives are there? Featuring an interview with Jensen.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Defining wilderness

6/10/2020
Today on the show, we’re exploring ideas of wilderness, what rights nature has and how difficult it is to separate people from our concept of the natural world, and why doing so can be harmful. We also hear about some hungry wild animals who are missing humans during the coronavirus pandemic.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Off the beaten path

6/4/2020
This week, we find out how coronavirus restrictions are driving change in cities — from the way urban dwellers get around, to how they think about food. We'll go foraging for edible plants in London, join a bike-riding lesson in Paris, and visit a backyard vegetable plot in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:29:55