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Living Planet

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: The wonderful world of wood

12/7/2017
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From burning it to building with it — could wood be the key sustainable resource of our future? We explore sustainable forestry to find out how it can support a bioeconomy, and how to best harness biomass as renewable energy.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: 3 degrees on 7 continents - part 2

11/30/2017
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If the world fails to limit global warming to a maximum 2-degree target, the Earth could be on course for a potentially catastrophic temperature rise of 3 degrees or more. So what would that look like? We travel to seven continents around the world to find out. On part 2: Hurricanes in North America, losing a traditional way 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

11/24/2017
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What would life on the planet look like under 3-degree warming? We travel to one location on each of the Earth's continents to explore the impacts of climate change – and find out what communities are doing in response. On part 1: Massive changes on Antarctica, bush fires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa, and green living in Europe.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Our CO2 problem

11/16/2017
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There's only so much CO2 we can release before we push the global temperature above 2 degrees – what scientists call our carbon budget. Do we stand a chance of weaning ourselves off fossil fuels in time?

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: 1.5 to stay alive

11/9/2017
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As the 23rd annual UN climate conference kicked off in Bonn this week, the message from small island states was loud and clear: 1.5 to stay alive. At COP23, Living Planet spoke with Pacific Islanders, climate activists and indigenous peoples campaigning for urgent climate action:

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Energy

11/2/2017
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Energy production and use account for about two-thirds of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. And carbon dioxide makes up the majority of those emissions. That means energy is a major driver of global warming. So how can we drastically cut these emissions and at the same meet the world's growing energy demands? Luckily, there are plenty of options.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Transportation

10/26/2017
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Transport is one of the major drivers of global warming. We hear about local initiatives to bring down emissions — from efforts to pedestrianize Paris, to the Kabul mayor's bold plan for eco-friendly travel. And, are e-scooters the answer to Mexico City's pollution problems?

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Agriculture

10/19/2017
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Agriculture is one of the major contributors to global warming - it accounts for about a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. As the global population continues to grow, so too does our demand for food, and the need for land on which to grow it. So, how do we meet this demand and at the same time reduce our emissions?

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Fighting flatulence for the environment

10/19/2017
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One cow produces as much 600-800 liters of methane a day — a gas way more potent than carbon dioxide. India is the world's largest milk-producing country and the third biggest exporter of beef. Now, some Indian farmers are doing their part to get their cows to burp and fart less.

Duration: 00:08:58


Living Planet: Text messages help farmers

10/19/2017
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Senegalese farmers have long used traditional techniques to read the weather and predict rainfall. Now, a new method has been developed: Sending science-based climate information by text message to help farmers boost yields.

Duration: 00:05:30


Living Planet: Forecasts & expectations

10/12/2017
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After a summer of severe weather events, Europeans are asking: Is this the new normal and how do we prepare? Plus, the television show that's got Senegalese excited about farming.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Eco freaky

10/5/2017
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What does it mean to live sustainably? Is it enough to simply recycle our waste, or do we need to do more? We head into the domestic sphere to find out what some eco-freaks are doing to reduce their own carbon footprint - and discover just how hard it is.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Going off-grid

10/5/2017
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Living "off-grid" is becoming increasingly popular among people choosing to reduce their own carbon footprint and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. Nick Rosen tells DW that going off grid doesn't just change how you power your home, it also changes your lifestyle and mindset.

Duration: 00:08:35


Living Planet: Water is life

9/28/2017
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On this week's show, could a risky dam project be the solution to Lebanon's water woes? Can the Dead Sea be brought back to life? Plus, we investigate what's behind hundreds of dolphin deaths in the Black Sea.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Who decides?

9/21/2017
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This week, can Norway wean itself off fossil fuels while pushing for Arctic oil? Who’s voting for the environment in Germany’s upcoming election? Plus, how climate lobbyists are blocking efforts to fight climate change.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Save our seas

9/14/2017
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Why plastic particles are contaminating our drinking water, how a temporary hotel made of ocean trash found its way to Cologne, and what’s got environmentalists so happy - all in one show.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Cost of development

9/7/2017
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Mongolia's miners consider the environmental cost of gold, Albania's hydropower plans threaten Europe's last large free-flowing river, and meet the pipeline protestor on a mission to save the planet.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Creative solutions for pollution

8/31/2017
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How European cities are getting cars off the road to combat air pollution - and meet the entrepreneurs embracing waste with taste.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: Food for the future

8/24/2017
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With Europe's farmers are facing crisis, creativity has become key to survival. While some are returning to traditional methods, others are turning to new technology – and in Kenya, future-proofing comes in the form of flying ants.

Duration: 00:29:55


Living Planet: What water?

8/17/2017
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Water is life. From having too much to not enough, we explore the impact a warming world is having on access to water.

Duration: 00:29:55

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