Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:53:35 GMT
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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:55:00 GMTAs delegates convene at the CITES conference in South Africa, Living Planet takes a close look at the global problem of illegal wildlife trade.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:15:00 GMTHundreds 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.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 12:53:00 GMTFrom paving paradise to recreating it, we go back to Eden.
Thu, 8 Sep 2016 13:34:00 GMTClimate 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?
Thu, 1 Sep 2016 14:37:00 GMTThe weird and wonderful ways that people in Germany are living sustainably.
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:05:00 GMTFrom disaster recovery to tackling deforestation, we explore how green tactics are being used around the world.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:02:00 GMTFrom criminal minds to blood-sucking vampires, we uncover the dark side of the animal kingdom.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:11:00 GMTBy 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.
Thu, 4 Aug 2016 13:46:00 GMTIs 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.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:33:00 GMTChimps, 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.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 12:31:00 GMTThis 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.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:44:00 GMTThis 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.
Thu, 7 Jul 2016 11:17:00 GMTNot 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.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:40:00 GMTIt'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.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:00:00 GMTMigratory 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.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:00:00 GMTAt 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.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:00:00 GMTAround 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.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:58:00 GMTIllegal 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.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:36:00 GMTOn 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.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:01:00 GMTWith 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.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:59:00 GMTThe EU encourages member states to opt for renewable energy to combat climate change. But Poland's strongly coal-based economy seems to be moving in the other direction. Scores of wind turbines have been built on the country's windy Baltic Sea coastline over the last two decades. But now Poland is introducing tough restrictions on the construction of new wind farms.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:59:00 GMTAustralia'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.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:58:00 GMTOn June 23 Britain will vote on whether to remain part of the European Union, or go it alone. Many campaigners fear Britain's coastlines and natural habitat would be worse off without the watchful eye of Brussels. But not everyone agrees.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:07:00 GMTTensions mount over Vietnam's mass fish kill, young Americans demand climate action, text messages help farmers reap better yields, and why climate change is making our food toxic.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMTSenegalese 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.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:59:00 GMTA new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has found that extreme weather is increasing the levels of toxins in staple crops. With global temperatures set to rise, scientists warn the problem will only get worse. DW talks to Nairobi based UNEP chief scientist Jacqueline McGlade.
Thu, 9 Jun 2016 13:07:00 GMTVietnam's seafood industry has taken a hit after scores of dead fish started washing up along the country's coastline. Local fishermen say a nearby steel mill has polluted their fish stocks, and are demanding answers from the government.
Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:01:00 GMTAlthough the United States famously refused to ratify the Kyoto protocol in 2001, the country has gradually begun to reconsider its attitude towards climate policy. Young American climate activists at the One Young World Environment Summit, meanwhile, are taking matters into their own hands.
Fri, 3 Jun 2016 10:18:00 GMTOn Monday (06.06.2016), an EU panel will try again to reach a long-awaited agreement on whether or not to reauthorize glyphosate - a controversial yet widely used agricultural chemical. Ahead of the panel meeting, DW reporter Dave Keating in Brussels explains what all the fuss is about.
Fri, 3 Jun 2016 10:15:00 GMTOn Monday (06.06.2016), an EU panel will try to reach a long-awaited agreement on whether or not to reauthorize glyphosate - we find out why the decision has been so controversial. Plus, how reviving traditional cuisine offers delicious solutions to the problem of food waste in Chile and Greece. And we talk to one of New England's last lobstermen about a vanishing species - and way of life.