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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

29 Ratings
Average Ratings
26
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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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Cover image of Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

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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: Extinction and invasion

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This week on Living Planet, we hear about the people protesting extinction — our own, to be exact. And we examine how climate change is bringing insects and the diseases they carry to new places around the world.

Oct 17 2019

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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.

Jul 11 2019

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Rank #3: 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?

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #4: Living Planet: Struggle for survival

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This week, we look at how melting sea ice is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Arctic, and ask what impact shrinking glaciers will have on Switzerland's hydroelectric power supply. We'll also meet UNDP goodwill ambassador Olafur Eliasson, and find out how illegal mining is destroying India's fragile Aravali mountains.

Oct 10 2019

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Rank #5: Living Planet: Seeing the forest for the trees

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This week on Living Planet, we take a look at forests and how we use land. What benefits do trees provide? What happens when we lose them in places like the Amazon? And how do we make sure we have enough forested land? Also, a landmark report from the IPCC warns that we have to change the ways in which we use land if we are to mitigate climate change and achieve global food security.

Aug 09 2019

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Rank #6: Living Planet: Bolivia's water woes

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Bolivia has been dealing with torrential rains and landslides, but is suffering from a lack of drinking water as glaciers melt away. That's why the mostly indigenous people of the highland cities decided to take matters into their own hands and start their own local water supplies. Thomas Kruchem went to explore and began his quest in the metropolis of El Alto. His report is presented by Sue Cox.

Jun 19 2019

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Rank #7: Living Planet: Given Half a Chance

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The dilemma of our times — our fast-moving, convenient lifestyles are polluting the planet and heating up the climate. Could a plastic-free supermarket — or a recycling app help solve some of our problems? Author Edward Davey says there is hope and suggests "Ten Ways to Change the World" in his book "Given Half a Chance."

Sep 12 2019

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Rank #8: Living Planet: Waste not

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From Scotland to South Africa, the Himalayas to Hawaii, this week we feature stories from around the world about how we deal with all the stuff we create, and discard. We're taking a look at waste's big problems and some of the inventive and pragmatic solutions to deal with it.

Aug 22 2019

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Rank #9: Living Planet: In times of change

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This week on Living Planet, we tackle stories of environmental change. Fires are burning throughout the Amazon, but what does this mean for the world's largest tropical rainforest? We also see how gardeners in Spain are adapting to a changing climate and explore what climate insurance looks like in Uganda.

Sep 05 2019

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Rank #10: Living Planet: Leapfrogging to a greener world

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As young people all over the world take to the streets to demand climate action and the United Nations Secretary General hosts a special climate summit in New York, the UN Environment Programme's Executive Director, Inger Andersen tells us people power is proving pivotal. And we look at new ways of getting the climate message across.

Sep 19 2019

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