Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

Sinopsis

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.

Episodios

  • Living Planet: Into the Forest

    Living Planet: Into the Forest

    02/01/2020 Duración: 29min

    We're easing you into the New Year with a gorgeous listen on this week’s Living Planet - a trip to New Zealand's Waipoua Forest. It's one of the oldest forests on this planet and has a deep place within the hearts and souls of the indigenous Polynesian people of the country – The Māori. In this beautifully rich soundscape, we are taken on their spiritual journey.

  • Living Planet: A sound environment

    Living Planet: A sound environment

    26/12/2019 Duración: 29min

    From natural sounds to artificial ones and even something in-between — this week's show is all about the indelible link between sound and the environment. We hear how plastic waste can be used to make a new kind of noise, and how kids in Colombia are learning to record animal sounds for conservation. And we meet a Polish composer who has created a unique soundwalk through Berlin's botanic gardens.

  • Living Planet: Best of 2019

    Living Planet: Best of 2019

    19/12/2019 Duración: 29min

    As the year draws to a close, we bring you our favorite reports and look back at some of the big news stories of 2019. We'll meet young climate activists in Germany, travel to communities devastated by wildfires in the Bolivian Amazon, and find out how global warming is altering natural patterns in Alaska. Plus, legendary primatologist Jane Goodall on why she still has hope for the planet.

  • Living Planet: In the air

    Living Planet: In the air

    12/12/2019 Duración: 29min

    On the show this week, we discuss the environmental situation in the world's most populated country. From air pollution to greenhouse gas emissions, what's going on in China and how will it affect the rest of the world? We also hear about climate negotiations at COP25 and we take a look at the fastest growing continent and what growth in its cities means for the environment.

  • Living Planet: The deal with recycling

    Living Planet: The deal with recycling

    05/12/2019 Duración: 29min

    How good are you at recycling? While it's good to reduce how much we consume, and reuse what we can, most of us do have to dispose of items and packaging, usually on a daily basis. But what happens to all of our containers and bottles and cardboard after we take them to the curb? Today on the show, we'll be diving into the realities of recycling.

  • Living Planet: Toxic flow

    Living Planet: Toxic flow

    28/11/2019 Duración: 29min

    This week, we look at river systems under pressure and what that means for biodiversity, human health and the livelihoods of vulnerable communities. Plus, the Turkish scientist who ended up on trial after he blew the whistle on pollution levels in his country.

  • Living Planet: The Invisibles

    Living Planet: The Invisibles

    21/11/2019 Duración: 29min

    On this week’s program, we explore ‘invisible’ polluters – noise, light and air. And we visit an exhibition in Berlin, questioning rational thinking in its quest surrounding sustainability.

  • Living Planet: New species and old breeds

    Living Planet: New species and old breeds

    14/11/2019 Duración: 29min

    This week we have stories of discovering new species, those that have made a home out of an unusual piece of land, efforts to preserve some less familiar breeds of livestock, and the science that shows us how we can help save one of our sweetest insect friends.

  • Living Planet: Planes, Trains, Automobiles

    Living Planet: Planes, Trains, Automobiles

    07/11/2019 Duración: 29min

    Lower prices helped democratize air travel, but flying is one of the most carbon-heavy actions a person can take. We look at Sweden's No Fly campaign, take a journey on a night train and visit a city in Spain that is mostly car free.

  • Living Planet: Adaptation  Change

    Living Planet: Adaptation & Change

    31/10/2019 Duración: 29min

    How do we inspire the fundamental changes that are needed to safeguard our planet? On this program, we look at some novel ideas, from restoring peatlands to their natural state to climate change resistant apples.

  • Living Planet: Not so fantastic

    Living Planet: Not so fantastic

    24/10/2019 Duración: 29min

    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?

  • Living Planet: Extinction and invasion

    Living Planet: Extinction and invasion

    17/10/2019 Duración: 29min

    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.

  • Living Planet: Struggle for survival

    Living Planet: Struggle for survival

    10/10/2019 Duración: 29min

    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.

  • Living Planet: Deep dive into food waste

    Living Planet: Deep dive into food waste

    02/10/2019 Duración: 29min

    Why do we waste so much food? And what can we do about it? Neil King and Gabe Borrud get to the bottom of these questions on this week's Living Planet. They visit a supermarket to gauge their role as consumers, and team up with two dumpster diving sisters for a nighttime harvesting spree. They also talk to a leading food economist and discover the root of the food waste problem runs a lot deeper.

  • Living Planet: Ocean deep - Mountain high

    Living Planet: Ocean deep - Mountain high

    26/09/2019 Duración: 29min

    The much anticipated IPCC report on the oceans and the cryosphere sets out the full extent to which the world’s oceans, glaciers, mountains and polar ecosystems are being disrupted by climate change, with dire consequences for life on our planet.

  • Living Planet: Leapfrogging to a greener world

    Living Planet: Leapfrogging to a greener world

    19/09/2019 Duración: 29min

    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.

  • Living Planet: Given Half a Chance

    Living Planet: Given Half a Chance

    12/09/2019 Duración: 29min

    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."

  • Living Planet: In times of change

    Living Planet: In times of change

    05/09/2019 Duración: 29min

    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.

  • Living Planet: Jumping in the green end

    Living Planet: Jumping in the green end

    29/08/2019 Duración: 29min

    DW's Neil King, Gabriel Borrud and Vanessa Fischer drop by the studio to talk about the new DW podcast On the Green Fence. They discuss how making this 5-part series that explores issues like climate change, water pollution, biodiversity loss and food sustainability has affected their outlooks on the world. And we hear what chaos ensued when Neil and Gabe shared a tent with a few mosquitoes.

  • Living Planet: Waste not

    Living Planet: Waste not

    22/08/2019 Duración: 29min

    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.

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