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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: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:17:00 GMT

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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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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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/C30DC006_2.mp3




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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/F40AE679_2.mp3




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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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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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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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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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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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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/8AFB04F5_2.mp3




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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/BC3886AB_2.mp3




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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/330C480B_2.mp3




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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http://radio-download.dw.com/Events/dwelle/dira/mp3/eng/33FC4A71_2.mp3




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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