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Rank #17 in Nature category

Society & Culture
Places & Travel
Science
Natural Sciences
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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, Germany's international broadcaster - visit dw.com/environment for more.

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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, Germany's international broadcaster - visit dw.com/environment for more.

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
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Excellent!

By valdes-stefy - Feb 13 2019
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My favorite podcast i always learn such important information that impacts my decisions and consumption habits. Keep it up!

A Wonderful World View!

By torilcole - Jan 04 2008
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I just love this podcast for the international stories they follow!

iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
29
1
0
0
2

Excellent!

By valdes-stefy - Feb 13 2019
Read more
My favorite podcast i always learn such important information that impacts my decisions and consumption habits. Keep it up!

A Wonderful World View!

By torilcole - Jan 04 2008
Read more
I just love this podcast for the international stories they follow!
Cover image of Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

Latest release on Jul 30, 2020

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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, Germany's international broadcaster - visit dw.com/environment for more.

Rank #1: Living Planet: Coronavirus & the environment — unexpected outcomes

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As parts of the world begin to carefully navigate their way out of the crisis, a few surprising consequences of the COVID-19 shutdown are coming to light. From a clear reduction in air pollution levels to reigniting important discussions about the future of renewable energy amid the oil price crash, the environmental effects of the pandemic will be felt for years to come.

Apr 24 2020

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Rank #2: Living Planet: A rare breed

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This week we hear stories about different species in the animal kingdom: nutria, pangolins, the golden lancehead pit viper. According to the United Nations, one million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction, many within the coming decades. But as famed primatologist and conservation advocate Jane Goodall explains, animals aren't so different from us humans.

Mar 27 2020

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Rank #3: Living Planet: Wildfires and reforestation

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This week we've got trees on the brain in light of devastating wildfires raging across Australia. We look at trees' role in fighting climate change and how we can help trees adapt to a changing climate. On a more seasonal note, we'll also look at how New Yorkers are getting rid of their Christmas trees.

Jan 09 2020

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Rank #4: Living Planet: In search of clean cobalt

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Cobalt is one of the most important raw materials used to make batteries for smartphones, tablets and e-cars. About two thirds of cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to the big industrial mines, there are many small makeshift mines where even children source the raw material, risking their lives. Linda Staude went to explore.

Apr 17 2020

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Rank #5: Living Planet: Invasion of species

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East Africa is dealing with the worst locust infestation in decades. No one knows why millions of fruit bats descend on one particular spot in Zambia every year — but they are actually helping our environment. We also hear how South Africa's Black Mambas are keeping rhinos safe by stopping the invasion of poachers.

Jan 30 2020

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Rank #6: Living Planet: Under threat

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This week we have stories of activists. In one case, fighting against hydropower, despite the fact that it has helped Montenegro reduce its dependence on coal. We hear how environmental activists in certain parts of the world often face much more perilous consequences for their work. We'll also look at threats faced by journalists covering the environment.

Feb 06 2020

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Rank #7: Living Planet: In conflict

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Active war zones don't just leave scars on the people involved in them or civilians in their path, conflict also affects the land people depend on for their livelihoods, as well as the wildlife that inhabits it. What impact does war have on the environment? How do environmental problems increase the likelihood of conflicts flaring up? And how is wildlife affected by human combat?

Jan 16 2020

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Living Planet: Endangered, in danger

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In this week’s show — how this year was again deadly for environmental defenders, dehorning rhinos to save them, and protecting the most endangered whale on Earth. Plus, COVID-19 challenges women working on environmental issues around the world.

Jul 30 2020

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Living Planet: Cleaning up our closets

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Fast fashion can be harmful for the planet — from its origin until the end of its lifecycle. So how can we buy more sustainable clothes and extend the usability of what we already have? This week we take a look at what's in our closet and its impact on the environment.

Jul 23 2020

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Living Planet: Can't see the forest …

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… for the trees? We head to old-growth forest in eastern Australia, where indigenous communities are fighting to protect the land from loggers, and visit a living forest laboratory in Germany. We'll also find out why Senegal's plans to build a green wall of trees have faltered, and what Siberia's fires mean for the climate.

Jul 16 2020

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Living Planet: Biodiversity vs. extinction

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Although the diversity of plants and animals on Earth is crucial for our survival, humans are wiping out millions of species. We delve into Earth's sixth mass extinction — and what can be done to stop it. We'll look at whether China's ban on the consumption of wildlife will help protect species there, and visit a biodiversity museum in Panama.

Jul 09 2020

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Living Planet: Splish, splash, comeback!

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We hear about how some aquatic animals are undergoing a revival: Record numbers of sea turtles have nested on the Odisha coast in India, while corals in the Red Sea get a break from people. In Yorkshire, beavers are returning to streams — and, caring for crocodiles in Belize.

Jul 02 2020

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Living Planet: Time for our next evolution?

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Economies driven by growth, at cost to nature — surely there is some other way. In an interview, green economist Pavan Sukhdev says it's time for humanity to go through its next evolution. In part 2 of this special with On the Green Fence, hosts discuss: Does change need to happen first in our heads, and how about a hard look at what we really value?

Jun 25 2020

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Living Planet: Must civilization end?

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To save the Earth, people like radical environmentalist Derrick Jensen advocate ending civilization and sending humans back to the Stone Age. In this special, Living Planet producers talk to On the Green Fence podcasters about the end of civilization: Should it and could it be done? What sustainable alternatives are there? Featuring an interview with Jensen.

Jun 18 2020

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Living Planet: Defining wilderness

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Today on the show, we’re exploring ideas of wilderness, what rights nature has and how difficult it is to separate people from our concept of the natural world, and why doing so can be harmful. We also hear about some hungry wild animals who are missing humans during the coronavirus pandemic.

Jun 10 2020

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Living Planet: Off the beaten path

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This week, we find out how coronavirus restrictions are driving change in cities — from the way urban dwellers get around, to how they think about food. We'll go foraging for edible plants in London, join a bike-riding lesson in Paris, and visit a backyard vegetable plot in Los Angeles.

Jun 04 2020

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Living Planet: Sounds of the sea

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Although oceans cover more than two-thirds of the Earth, we don't often hear what goes on beneath the surface. This week: How playing sound underwater could be used to help revive coral reefs — and the ways human noise pollution is muddying the marine soundscape. Also, South Africa’s humpback whales make a stunning comeback.

May 28 2020

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Living Planet: Personal choice & systemic problems

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Today on the show we examine personal choice in relation to CO2 emissions and other environmental issues. What changes have we made in our homes and lives to reduce our impacts on the Earth? And how much do these decisions actually matter amidst the global realities of climate change?

May 20 2020

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Living Planet: A twisted affinity for animals

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We take a closer look at our relationship with animals. How are wild and domesticated animals managing in Madrid during lockdown? Why are India's holy cows suffering? What alternatives are there to eating meat? And, should we be cloning our pets?

May 14 2020

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Living Planet: Reinventing energy

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The tiny nation of Guyana is pinning development hopes on oil despite the price crash, Germany's renewables hit a new record, and projects to boost biogas and solar in Africa.

May 07 2020

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Living Planet: Cement factories suck Indonesia dry

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Villagers in the Kendeng mountains of Java are fighting for their livelihoods as a growing number of cement factories threaten their water supply. Resistance against those in power has a long tradition in the region, which is home to the country's oldest social movement. Thomas Kruchem met up with some of the modern leaders of this movement for this in-depth documentary.

Apr 30 2020

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Living Planet: Coronavirus & the environment — unexpected outcomes

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As parts of the world begin to carefully navigate their way out of the crisis, a few surprising consequences of the COVID-19 shutdown are coming to light. From a clear reduction in air pollution levels to reigniting important discussions about the future of renewable energy amid the oil price crash, the environmental effects of the pandemic will be felt for years to come.

Apr 24 2020

29mins

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Living Planet: In search of clean cobalt

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Cobalt is one of the most important raw materials used to make batteries for smartphones, tablets and e-cars. About two thirds of cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to the big industrial mines, there are many small makeshift mines where even children source the raw material, risking their lives. Linda Staude went to explore.

Apr 17 2020

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Living Planet: Coronavirus & the environment — necessary changes

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All around the world right now, everyone is feeling the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic — and that goes for our environment, too. From finding ways to still get out into nature in times of social distancing to maintaining the agricultural supply chain, we explore how this virus is changing the way we interact with the world around us.

Apr 09 2020

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Living Planet: Not so fantastic

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Today on the show, we're taking a look at our plastic world — from the oceans, to its place in our homes, to its original source. What can we do now about our plastic problems and what do we still need to figure out?

Apr 03 2020

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Living Planet: A rare breed

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This week we hear stories about different species in the animal kingdom: nutria, pangolins, the golden lancehead pit viper. According to the United Nations, one million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction, many within the coming decades. But as famed primatologist and conservation advocate Jane Goodall explains, animals aren't so different from us humans.

Mar 27 2020

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Living Planet: Water — a limited resource

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The purity of global water supplies faces numerous threats. To mark World Water Day, we hear about pressures on a freshwater lagoon in Spain, pharmaceutical contamination spawning something sinister in India, how the Rhine River in Germany cured its contamination problem, and how climate change endangers the Rio Grande in the southwestern United States.

Mar 19 2020

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iTunes Ratings

32 Ratings
Average Ratings
29
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2

Excellent!

By valdes-stefy - Feb 13 2019
Read more
My favorite podcast i always learn such important information that impacts my decisions and consumption habits. Keep it up!

A Wonderful World View!

By torilcole - Jan 04 2008
Read more
I just love this podcast for the international stories they follow!