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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:56:31 GMT

Last Build Date: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:56:31 GMT

Copyright: 2016 DW.COM, Deutsche Welle

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: 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: 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: 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: Poland turns back the clock on wind energy

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:59:00 GMT

The 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.

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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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Living Planet: Would the Brexit be an environmental disaster?

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 11:58:00 GMT

On 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.

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Living Planet: Truth be told

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:07:00 GMT

Tensions 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.

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Living Planet: Text messages help farmers

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Senegalese 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.

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Living Planet: Climate change makes food toxic

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 06:59:00 GMT

A 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.

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Living Planet: Rising tensions over Vietnam's fish deaths

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 13:07:00 GMT

Vietnam'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.

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Living Planet: US youth demand climate action

Thu, 9 Jun 2016 11:01:00 GMT

Although 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.

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