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Living Planet Podcast

Living Planet Podcast

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Living Planet tells environment stories from around the world, digging deeper into topics that touch our lives every day. From the food we eat to the waste from products we consume - not to mention all creatures great and small - Living Planet runs the gamut. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster - visit www.dw.com/environment for more.


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Living Planet: Tampering with nature

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Mar 23, 2017


Did human-made warming cause Peru's devastating flooding? Why alien eucalyptus trees have caused havoc in Cameroon, and is the weed killer glyphosate really safe for humans and the environment?

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Living Planet: Politics & Slime

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Mar 16, 2017


The politics of climate change and why we all need to be desperately optimistic about our future. Plus, a luxury snail spa that's all about slime.

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Living Planet: Bold for change

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Mar 9, 2017


Norway takes electric strides toward carbon neutrality, Kenya looks to micro-solar to meet its growing energy demands, and why climate change is a gender issue.

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Living Planet: How green are you?

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Mar 2, 2017


As consumers, most of the choices we make leave behind an ecological footprint. So what does it really mean to be green?

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Living Planet: Tourism - paradise lost or found?

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Feb 23, 2017


Belize has to choose between ecotourism and agriculture, Galapagos' biodiversity is under threat and Bali is caught between conservation and island development.

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Living Planet: Birds do it, bees do it

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Feb 16, 2017


Even educated fleas do it - we learn the art of flirting in the animal kingdom. Plus, do cats fly? Apparently they do.

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Living Planet: Edging closer

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Feb 9, 2017


The world ticks closer to doomsday, China steps up on renewables & Morocco's mosques get a green makeover.

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Living Planet: Wet wonderlands

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Feb 2, 2017


Wetlands may not be as sexy or eye-catching as coral reefs or lush rainforests but these diverse, complex landscapes play a vital ecological role. They perform a vast array of functions - from flood defense and water purification to even flavoring our whiskey. In honor of World Wetlands Day, we pay homage to the world’s wonderful wetlands with a tour of swamps, bogs and marshes.

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Living Planet: Cultivating revolution

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Jan 26, 2017


Germans protest industrial scale farming, while Venezuela seeks to solve its food crisis with urban agriculture. In Cape Town, farmers battle drought and water waste. And why coconuts have become an election issue in India.

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Living Planet: Dawn of the Trumpocene

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Jan 19, 2017


What might Donald Trump's presidency mean for US climate policy? As hop farmers feel the heat from climate change, scientists demand action on Arctic at the World Economic Forum. Plus, how art is being used to illuminate renewable energy efforts in Africa.

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Living Planet: Scoring for the planet

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Jan 12, 2017


How Germany's industrial heartland became a center for environmental projects and Europe's Green Capital 2017, and how residents transformed a trash-strewn Rio slum into an oasis of green development. Plus, an African soccer legend is tackling plastic waste.

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Living Planet: Sounds of nature

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Jan 5, 2017


We revisit some of our favorite musical stories of the last year: The lit-hopper behind the Rapper's Guide to Climate Chaos, scientists turning climate data into music, and how beatboxing with birds could help protect biodiversity.

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Living Planet: Resilient cities

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Dec 29, 2016


With most of the world's population now living in urban areas, cities will need to adapt and prepare for climate change. Some are already rising to the challenge.

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Living Planet: Dreaming of a green Christmas

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Dec 22, 2016


Christmas is a time for friends, family, food - and rampant consumerism. This week, we explore the alternatives for a more sustainable Christmas, from picking the "greenest" tree to seeking out the coolest upcycled gifts - and wrapping them without contributing to the mountains of seasonal waste.

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Living Planet: Going with the flow

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Dec 15, 2016


Water: we drink it, it gives us food and it's home to billions of creatures. But just how well do we look after our elixir of life?

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Living Planet: Froggy-style

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Dec 8, 2016


Fighting to conserve the world's wonderful creatures, both big and small. And noisy animals, how we love the sound of some - but hate the sound of others.

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Living Planet: Traditional livelihoods in peril

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Dec 1, 2016


Navajos battle uranium pollution in the United States, a Peruvian farmer sues a German energy giant for climate change, Kenyan fishermen face industrial competition from abroad, and South Korea's traditional divers could soon be a thing of the past.

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Living Planet: Flirting with food

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Nov 24, 2016


We get a taste for Italy's rare 'white gold' truffles, sample some fresh veggies grown under the sea, and ponder purity while sipping on a pint of German beer.

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Living Planet: The sound of science

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Nov 17, 2016


Calls for climate action, is it time for civil society to take the lead? Plus, the tragic tale of how a yellow cedar tree became a piano solo.

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Living Planet: The road to renewables

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Nov 10, 2016


What a Trump victory means for climate policy, why big data could transform renewables, and how a tiny town became the vanguard of Germany's energy revolution.

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Living Planet: What's next for the climate?

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Nov 3, 2016


As the Paris Agreement comes into force ahead of the COP22 climate conference in Marrakesh, DW asks the experts where the world is at with its ambitious climate goals.

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Living Planet: Shining a light on conservation

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Oct 27, 2016


We take a close look at conservation efforts around the world - and find where there's conservation, there's usually conflict.

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Living Planet: Thinking outside the box

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Oct 20, 2016


From recycling apps to slum toilets - Living Planet takes a look at some innovative solutions to tackling waste and pollution.

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Living Planet: Food culture & politics

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Oct 13, 2016


German "kohlfahrts" and chocolate dreams - why food matters.

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Living Planet: Where does it hurt?

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Oct 6, 2016


Our Earth has a fever! Can she sweat it out, now that there's a new doctor - the climate pact?

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Living Planet: Fighting wildlife crime

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Sep 29, 2016


As delegates convene at the CITES conference in South Africa, Living Planet takes a close look at the global problem of illegal wildlife trade.

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Living Planet: Time to clean up our act

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Sep 22, 2016


Hundreds of tons of toxic waste were illegally dumped in Ivory Coast in 2006. Ten years on, locals there are still feeling the effects of the contamination. Plus, Poland's fight against killer weeds and the challenge of keeping the remote Arctic clean.

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Living Planet: Eden revisited

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Sep 15, 2016


From paving paradise to recreating it, we go back to Eden.

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Living Planet: Planet at the crossroads

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Sep 8, 2016


Climate change forces indigenous Kuna to leave their island – Fossil fuels are a bad investment, says the Climate Tracker Initiative – Do we have to stop growing to survive? And is woman-power the way forward to save our wild animals from extinction?

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Living Planet: Bein' green

Author: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
Thu, Sep 1, 2016


The weird and wonderful ways that people in Germany are living sustainably.

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