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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, 21 Apr 2018 04:57:40 GMT

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Living Planet: Bird's-eye view

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:35:00 GMT

What's happening to our birds? French songbirds are disappearing, Berlin's pigeons are thriving, and wetland birds all over the world are suffering from lead poisoning. As they say, what's good for the goose is good for the gander — and what's bad for the birds is definitely bad news for us humans.

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Living Planet: Extreme weather and us

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:55:00 GMT

From hurricanes in the Caribbean to drought in Africa and the Middle East —As our planet warms, extreme weather events are becoming ever more frequent and intense. But people around the world are learning to adapt to these disasters and make a new, greener start.

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Living Planet: Our edible footprint

Thu, 5 Apr 2018 16:55:00 GMT

From wine to maple syrup, some of our most-loved delicacies could be at risk from climate change if we don't act fast. Plus, the humble sandwich may not be as environmentally innocent as you think.

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Living Planet: Nature in transition

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:55:00 GMT

On this week's show, Colombia's impressive birdlife has survived civil war. Can it now help save the country's forests? Alien iguanas are invading the US state of Florida with dramatic results. Plus, why South-East Asia's longest river could be destroyed in just a few decades.

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Living Planet: Playing with food

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 17:55:00 GMT

From cultured cabbages to musical leeks, we explore the weird and wonderful ways that we use and produce food.

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Living Planet: After the storm

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:55:00 GMT

In 2017, two hurricanes of the highest intensity — Category 5 — wreaked havoc on the Caribbean islands. Irma came first, Maria followed, leaving a trail of destruction, displacing communities, and causing billions of dollars in damage. Now, six months on, the still-recovering island nations are having to prepare for the next hurricane season that's just months away.

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Living Planet: Nuclear, post-Fukushima

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 17:55:00 GMT

Seven years on from Fukushima, we look at Japan's controversial efforts to send evacuees home, and battles raging in France and the UK over where to store nuclear waste. And we ask if, for all this, there's still a place for CO2-free atomic energy in a world threatened by climate change?

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Living Planet: Surprise, surprise!

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 16:55:00 GMT

Our planet is full of surprises, from burning ice to clever fish! Expect the unexpected on this week's episode of Living Planet.

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Living Planet: The limits of exploitation

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:55:00 GMT

Our forests are rich in trees, our seas are full of fish, the earth holds a wealth of precious metals – but for how long?

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Living Planet: Animals, to cuddle or kill?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:55:00 GMT

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.

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Living Planet: The cost of farming

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 17:55:00 GMT

From Kenyan coffee to Ecuadorian bananas - the price we pay for food from the land.

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Living Planet: In deep water

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 17:55:00 GMT

Climate change means the sea level is rising and storms are more frequent and intense. We visit communities around the world facing rising waters – from Fijians being forced to relocate to the Dutch marketing their flood-defense expertise.

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Living Planet: Pining for paradise

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:55:00 GMT

Planning your next holiday? Maybe you're dreaming about relaxing on an island beach, snorkelling in coral-rich waters or touring a quaint European city. Wherever you're headed, it's worth sparing a thought for the locals. While tourism can be a blessing for businesses, it can often be a curse for the environment.

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Living Planet: The new gold rush

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:55:00 GMT

We live on a planet of finite resources but our demand for new consumer products and technologies keeps growing. That's driving a race to extract materials from ever-more remote corners of the Earth – and beyond.

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Living Planet: Sustaining nature

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:55:00 GMT

Climate change threatens India's most sacred river, Senegalese octopus come back from the brink, Chilean fishermen embrace sustainable practices, and we meet the volunteer who's been spearheading the world’s biggest beach cleanup.

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Living Planet: Earth, Ice, Water and Air

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 17:55:00 GMT

From saving tees in Poland, to defending Mesopotamian marshes, we look at how our planet's vital elements come together in precious ecosystems that are now under threat.

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Living Planet: Festive feast

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 17:55:00 GMT

A rebroadcast of some of this year's best reports on food and drink: Wine producers vs. wild boars in Italy, bugs on the menu in Kenya, Costa Rica coffee growers go green and Louise Osborne attempts the vegan challenge.

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Living Planet: Harnessing nature

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:55:00 GMT

Canada debates whether its Mounties should be wearing muskrat hats, French farmers try to come to terms with increased numbers of brown bears, and Florida's Everglades deal with the aftermath of hurricane Irma.

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Living Planet: Protecting nature's wonders

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:15:00 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: The wonderful world of wood

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:05:00 GMT

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.

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Living Planet: 3 degrees on 7 continents - part 2

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 16:05:00 GMT

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.

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Living Planet: 3 degrees on 7 continents - part 1

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:05:00 GMT

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.

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Living Planet: Our CO2 problem

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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?

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Living Planet: 1.5 to stay alive

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 17:55:00 GMT

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:

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Living Planet: Energy

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:51:00 GMT

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.

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Living Planet: Transportation

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:55:00 GMT

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?

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Living Planet: Agriculture

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:50:00 GMT

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?

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Living Planet: Forecasts & expectations

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:55:00 GMT

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.

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Living Planet: Eco freaky

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 12:54:00 GMT

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.

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Living Planet: Water is life

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:55:00 GMT

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.

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