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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: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:11:26 GMT

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Living Planet: Protecting nature's wonders

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMT

The sea turtles of Fiji's Mana Island, cold-water corals in a warming climate, and monkey business and more in Japan's hot springs.


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Living Planet: New horizons

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 16:55:00 GMT

Why scientists are worried about the collapse of Antarctica's ice shelf, how the Dutch have harnessed wind to power electric trains, and what green power means for refugees in the world's first solar-powered camp.


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Living Planet: Making waves

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 16:55:00 GMT

Oceans cover more than two-thirds of the planet. They are the lifeblood of the earth and crucial to our survival. But human activity is causing the health of our underwater worlds to deteriorate. Can we save our oceans before it's too late?


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Living Planet: A different game

Thu, 1 Jun 2017 16:55:00 GMT

From hunting pythons in the Everglades to chewing on alligator meatballs, we get a taste for the wild.


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Living Planet: Our future food

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:55:00 GMT

Why Germany's cheap food prices may need a rethink, French farmers look to natural pesticides to boost dwindling wine production, and Norway steps up climate protection of its "doomsday" seed vault.


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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/D7D5F8E0_2.mp3




Living Planet: Creating change - and a Tinder profile

Thu, 18 May 2017 16:55:00 GMT

Uproar over new Polish law following tree "massacre," calls for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded from UN climate talks, and the last remaining male northern white rhino joins Tinder in a bid to find a suitable mate.


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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/4969A77E_2.mp3




Living Planet: Standing up for the planet

Thu, 11 May 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Trump climate threats can't hold up UN talks in Bonn, but can the Great Lakes survive his budget cuts? And, making cities fit for the future.


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Living Planet: Flying into spring

Thu, 4 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT

We talk about feathered friends flying in for Migratory Bird Day, the bees that buzz around downtown Toronto, and Greek guerilla gardeners greening up a dusty city.


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Living Planet: Climate crossroads

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:55:00 GMT

As concerned citizens take part in the People's Climate March on April 29th – we take a look at some efforts to marching the world toward a green energy future. Plus, how did the toad cross the road?


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Living Planet: Doing our bit

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:55:00 GMT

From sourcing superfoods to combating food waste, we explore the weird and wonderful ways people are living green.


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Living Planet: Green giants for the chop

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:55:00 GMT

The fight to protect Romania's precious old-growth forests from logging, and how energy scarcity makes forest protection in Zambia put livelihoods at risk.


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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/8EC2A0E2_2.mp3




Living Planet: Trees & Trump

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 16:55:00 GMT

What Trump's executive order could mean for climate change policy, why fire-devastated communities in Chile are rethinking forests, plus meet the activists planting trees in the name of Trump.


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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/525AEDBB_2.mp3




Living Planet: In the crosshairs

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:55:00 GMT

From hunters to the hunted: Why the colored game may soon be over for trophy hunters, Czechs get a taste for radioactive boar, plus the French tradition that's sliding towards extinction.


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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/39D6D87D_2.mp3




Living Planet: Tampering with nature

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:30:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/0E0D9B5D_2.mp3




Living Planet: Politics & Slime

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/62E70DD5_2.mp3




Living Planet: Bold for change

Thu, 9 Mar 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/8052D176_2.mp3




Living Planet: How green are you?

Thu, 2 Mar 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:25:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/CCB3E00A_2.mp3




Living Planet: Birds do it, bees do it

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 18:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/F3F3ECE2_2.mp3




Living Planet: Scoring for the planet

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/4CFAC42A_2.mp3




Living Planet: Sounds of nature

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/8ADF661D_2.mp3




Living Planet: Resilient cities

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 18:05:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/17640658_2.mp3




Living Planet: Dreaming of a green Christmas

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:05:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/00719EA1_2.mp3




Living Planet: Going with the flow

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:00:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/1D6C4A4A_2.mp3




Living Planet: Froggy-style

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 18:55:00 GMT

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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/F0A7D407_2.mp3




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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/622A0FA0_2.mp3