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DW Germany

This prize-winning weekly radio program explores the environmental issues facing the world today. Living Planet brings you environmental news, background reports, interviews and features from our international network of correspondents.

This prize-winning weekly radio program explores the environmental issues facing the world today. Living Planet brings you environmental news, background reports, interviews and features from our international network of correspondents.
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Location:

Bonn, Germany

Networks:

DW Germany

Description:

This prize-winning weekly radio program explores the environmental issues facing the world today. Living Planet brings you environmental news, background reports, interviews and features from our international network of correspondents.

Language:

English


Episodes

Living Planet: Adapt and thrive

11/9/2018
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As our environment changes, we can change with it. From transforming plastic waste into stylish paving stones in Ghana, to balancing a booming lithium industry with environmental protection in Chile to tackling the problem of food waste in Berlin. Plus, could warmer temperatures lead to the birth of a British wine industry?

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: 3 degrees on 7 continents — part 2

11/1/2018
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How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 2: Hurricanes in North America, vanishing traditional ways of life in South America, and coral bleaching off the coast of Fiji.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: 3 degrees on 7 continents — part 1

10/25/2018
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How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 1: Dramatic changes in Antarctica, bushfires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa and living green in Europe.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Our changing climate

10/18/2018
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When it comes to a world limit for global warming, 1.5 is the new 2 degrees. If temperatures continue to rise, we may lose our coral, food, alpine snow and beer, among many other things. We zoom in on these issues and ask how we can prevent huge lifestyle changes — and find out how technology can help us.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Plastic pollution and us

10/11/2018
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Plastic — are we addicted? We look at our relationship with plastic pollution — and in the spirit of recycling, we're highlighting some best-ofs from previous coverage and looking at plastic-free living, reloaded.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: You are what you eat

10/4/2018
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Our food choices affect the environment around us, but just how much? From Scandinavia to Somalia, we explore different diets around the world and take a closer look at how what we eat impacts the environment — and how the environment influences what we eat.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: There's something in the water

9/27/2018
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What happens when our water is contaminated, and who protects it? We meet the people cleaning our beaches, protecting our drinking water, and studying why there's not enough - or sometimes too much water.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Earth, wind and fire

9/20/2018
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Preventing mining pollution in Brazil, wind power finally taking off in Lebanon, and harvesting water from volcanic steam in Kenya. We take a look at development, progress and innovation by looking closer at the elements.

Duration:00:29:54

Living Planet: The people protecting the planet

9/13/2018
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On this week's show, we join treetop activists in Germany's Hambach Forest as they fight to save the land from being mined for brown coal, we venture into the woods of Bavaria with volunteers helping to keep Germany's green lung healthy and we discover how residents in the UK have kept fracking at bay. Plus, we visit a group of students in Uganda who are using plants as natural pesticides.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Down on the farm

9/6/2018
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People who grow our food face challenges around the world. We take a tour, from organic farms in Brexit Britain to cattle ranches in the KwaZulu Natal, via Senegal's nascent chemical-free farming movement and a mental-health crisis among farmers in rural France.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Plastic planet?

8/30/2018
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We are drowning in plastic! It pollutes our oceans, beaches, rivers and forests. Let's talk solutions. We meet "trash heroes" in Indonesia's Bali who are trying to do away with plastic. The East African country of Kenya was so fed up with its plastic waste, it imposed a ban on plastic bags one year ago. We check in to see how they are faring. And we have more on bioplastics.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: The pesticide cycle

8/23/2018
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Thanks to the invention of pesticides, fresh foods can be imported from every corner of the world, available everywhere at anytime. But this comes at a price: Overuse of pesticides in agriculture can seriously damage our environment — and our health.

Duration:00:29:54

Living Planet: Being a great ape

8/16/2018
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Apes are humans' closest relatives, but these creatures are increasingly endangered. From Asia to Africa, human activity threatens their existence. But not all hope is lost.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Water, H2O, source of life

8/9/2018
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Without water, there is no life. Water conservationist Rajendra Singh is bringing dead streams back to life in India. Thousands of dead fish have turned up in the Rhine River in Switzerland — fish are vulnerable to high temperatures as their environment heats up. And, an entrepreneur wants to drag icebergs all the way to South Africa!

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: How much is too much?

8/2/2018
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Just how many visitors are too many? The Greek island of Santorini struggles with tourism numbers it can't handle. How long until rising sea levels have completely destroyed Kenya's historic sites along its coast? And how hot is too hot? Glaciers in New Zealand have receded so much it's actually become too dangerous to hike all the way to the top.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Drought grips farmers

7/26/2018
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It's hot out there. The heat wave sweeping across the northern hemisphere this week has farmers worried, especially where the high temperatures are combined with drought. We look at how farmers around the world are protecting their livestock and crops as the global temperature creeps ever higher.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Disgusting creatures

7/19/2018
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Tarantulas, scorpions and cockroaches are not appealing — but they are important! Eels in Canada are being chopped up by dams — but they don't get the attention they deserve because they aren't cute like pandas. Poisonous scorpions are more important for our ecosystem than you may have thought. And a taste for tarantula in Cambodia has decimated their numbers.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: Strokes of genius

7/12/2018
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When it comes to protecting the environment, sometimes the most unusual ideas are the best ones. From using donkey dung to help save an endangered bat to brewing beer out of old bread, we examine some of the strange and innovative ways people are helping save the planet.

Duration:00:29:54

Living Planet: Animals, to cuddle or kill?

7/5/2018
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Shoot to kill or live and let live? We're not always kind to animals, unless perhaps they're in a zoo. We'll get up close and personal with a zebra finch and find out why Germans really love their bears.

Duration:00:29:55

Living Planet: 'Sisters are doin' it!'

6/28/2018
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Women in Saudi Arabia made the headlines this week. They are now allowed to drive, thanks not least to the campaigning by some bold women. In this week's episode, we'll meet some other bold women: Abu Dhabi's first female falconer, an Indian activist fighting plastic pollution, an Italian investigative journalist uncovering a mozzarella scandal and a Canadian diver exploring underwater mysteries.

Duration:00:29:55