30 episodes

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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    • 3.9, 9 Ratings

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.

    Living Planet: Sounds of the sea

    Living Planet: Sounds of the sea

    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.

    • 29 min
    Living Planet: Personal choice & systemic problems

    Living Planet: Personal choice & systemic problems

    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?

    • 29 min
    Living Planet: A twisted affinity for animals

    Living Planet: A twisted affinity for animals

    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?

    • 29 min
    Living Planet: Reinventing energy

    Living Planet: Reinventing energy

    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.

    • 29 min
    Living Planet: Cement factories suck Indonesia dry

    Living Planet: Cement factories suck Indonesia dry

    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.

    • 29 min
    Living Planet: Coronavirus & the environment — unexpected outcomes

    Living Planet: Coronavirus & the environment — unexpected outcomes

    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.

    • 29 min

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Good range of stories

Good to have a good range of environmental news from a European perspective. I also like listening to a different range of English accents - just a personal thing as an Australian listener.

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