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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

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, G

Published: Tue, 6 Dec 2016 22:14:33 GMT

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Copyright: 2016 DW.COM, Deutsche Welle

Living Planet: Traditional livelihoods in peril

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 18:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 18:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:55:00 GMT

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?

Thu, 3 Nov 2016 18:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:55:00 GMT

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

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Living Planet: Where does it hurt?

Thu, 6 Oct 2016 17:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:15:00 GMT

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

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:53:00 GMT

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

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Living Planet: Planet at the crossroads

Thu, 8 Sep 2016 13:34:00 GMT

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

Thu, 1 Sep 2016 14:37:00 GMT

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

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Living Planet: Green tactics

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:05:00 GMT

From disaster recovery to tackling deforestation, we explore how green tactics are being used around the world.

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Living Planet: The dark side

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:02:00 GMT

From criminal minds to blood-sucking vampires, we uncover the dark side of the animal kingdom.

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Living Planet: Food-a-gettin'

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:11:00 GMT

By 2050, it's expected there'll be some 9 billion mouths to feed globally. We hear how people around the world are striving for food security, albeit in sometimes curious ways.

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Living Planet: Right to resources

Thu, 4 Aug 2016 13:46:00 GMT

Is Olympics host Brazil being fair to its indigenous people? Canadian First Nations fight to keep condominiums off a site they consider to be sacred - and a look at the planet's giant eco-footprint on Earth Overshoot Day.

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Living Planet: Forests and friends

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:33:00 GMT

Chimps, gardeners of the forest, meet old friend Jane Goodall – tree-lovers in Scotland replant the Highlands –sustainable agroforestry brings a better life to villagers in India – and Canadian kids visit a rainforest.

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Living Planet: Fishy Stories

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:31:00 GMT

This week we take a dip into the turbulent waters of debate over the post-Brexit future of the British fishing industry, and Rio's polluted Guanabara Bay, where locals warn Olympic sailors will be racing through raw sewage. Plus, how Finland is turning to its choppy seas for reliable green power, and what the EU is doing to protect its marine ecosystems.

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Living Planet: Ice, ocean, sky and #ArcticSeaIceDay

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:44:00 GMT

This week, we plunge into the ocean around the globe, sailing out to coral reefs in Hawaii, swimming with sharks in South Africa and testing the thickness of the sea ice in Arctic Canada. And DW talks to studio guest Susan Avery, renowned scientist and expert on the ocean.

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Living Planet: Fighting for survival

Thu, 7 Jul 2016 11:17:00 GMT

Not enough food to eat, no clean air to breathe, too much traffic and dirty, polluted water - July 11 marks World Population Day. Join Living Planet in taking a look at the challenges of ensuring the survival of the more than 7 billion people on the planet.

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Living Planet: One world, one climate - one future

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:40:00 GMT

It's a special focus on climate change in the developing world as we report on the European Development Days. We meet the musicians bringing people together through music for sustainable use of the world's longest river. Conference-goers tell us what climate change really means for them. And we interview the president of Mauritius on how climate change is affecting this island nation.

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Living Planet: UN task force tackles illegal bird killing

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Migratory birds fly millions of miles on a regular basis between their breeding grounds and their winter quarters. BirdLife International estimates that at least 25 million of them, including endangered species like waterfowl, songbirds and raptors, are killed illegally every year around the Mediterranean Sea. Now a brand-new intergovernmental task force has been established to stop this practice.

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Living Planet: Child activist fights to save endangered frogs

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:00:00 GMT

Around 200 different frog species have disappeared in recent decades, and many more are critically endangered. Conservationists are fighting hard to save more of the amphibians from extinction. One of them is a 10-year-old girl from England, who is trying to protect the lemur leaf frog.

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Living Planet: High tech operation to save rare New Zealand kakapo bird

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:00:00 GMT

At the southern-most tip of New Zealand, conservationists have spent the last few months working day and night to save the world's heaviest – and strangest – parrot, the kakapo. There are only 123 birds left in the world. The "parrot of the night" is nocturnal and breeds only every few years. This year's chicks are having their genome sequenced to save the birds from extinction.

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Living Planet: On the scent of ivory smugglers in Kenya

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:58:00 GMT

Illegal wildlife trade is currently one of the world's most lucrative criminal activities. Elephants are amongst the best-known victims, slaughtered for their ivory tusks. But customs officials in the African country of Kenya have brought in their own four-legged task force to sniff out ivory being smuggled out in luggage at Nairobi international airport.

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Living Planet: SOS! Save Our Species!

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:36:00 GMT

On this week's Living Planet, we'll meet some of the world's rarest and exotic creatures, which are under threat of extinction - from the New Zealand kakapo bird to the lemur leaf frog. We'll find out why so many of our species are under threat - and what can be done to save them.

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Living Planet: It's politics, stupid!

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:01:00 GMT

With Australia and Britain preparing to head to the polls, we find out if the future of the Great Barrier Reef is a concern for voters down under, and ask whether Britain's natural habitat would be safer in or out of the EU. Plus, why Poland is moving backward on wind energy.

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Living Planet: Why aren't Australian voters worried about the environment?

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:59:00 GMT

Australia's east coast was recently devastated by storms and flooding, and the iconic Great Barrier Reef is under a major threat from coral bleaching. But as the country gears up for a national election on July 2, do these environmental issues feature in Australia's election campaigns? We talk to Sydney-based journalist Esther Blank.

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