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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.

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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
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0
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2

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
Read more
I just love this podcast for the international stories they follow!
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Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

Latest release on Sep 17, 2020

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Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: Living Planet: Greening spaces

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What's the role of sports when it comes to climate change? Spanish soccer club Real Betis has committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Tea producers in Kenya experiment with a sugarcane waste product that could help reduce demand for firewood and in turn help curb deforestation. We also talk about the sound of soil and why it's important.

Feb 27 2020

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: Living Planet: Growing solutions

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As governments strive to wean themselves off fossil fuels, we visit Sweden to find out why wood could be key for a net-zero carbon future. We'll also head to Brazil, where activists are replanting trees obliterated by last year's catastrophic fires. Plus, Rob Greenfield, a self-proclaimed "dude making a difference," tells us how he started foraging for food to live a more sustainable existence.

Mar 12 2020

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Rank #6: Living Planet: The persistence of plastic

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Plastic — it’s forever, quite literally, as it only breaks down into ever-smaller pieces. Worldwide, communities are seeking solutions to this persistent problem. Rome is rolling out an inventive idea for how to manage used plastic bottles in its subways. A Rwandan DW journalist talks about how Africa's plastic bag bans are faring. Plus, single-use plastic in the medical sector — what can be done?

Mar 05 2020

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 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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