45 episodes

Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg is a weekly environmental podcast presented by Cara Augustenborg exploring all sides of climate change and examining the fundamental shifts we need to make to futureproof the planet.

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Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg is a weekly environmental podcast presented by Cara Augustenborg exploring all sides of climate change and examining the fundamental shifts we need to make to futureproof the planet.

Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.  

You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'

    What happens to your clothes when you're done with them?

    What happens to your clothes when you're done with them?

    On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg, US Journalist, Simon Adler, tells Cara about his Green Life, following a rhino hunter has he hunted and killed a black rhino.
    We’ve heard that fashion contributes a whopping 10% of the global emissions causing climate change from manufacturing, but we find out what happens to those clothes when we’re done with them, speaking with Mark of Oxfam Ireland, and Ali Moore of Love Not Landfill.
    And Craig Bennett has your latest environmental stories.
    Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
      
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    • 51 min
    The truth about the impact of peat extraction

    The truth about the impact of peat extraction

    On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg turns the sod, as she finds out the true impact of peat extraction.  She's joined by Green councillor David Healy and ecologist Catherine Farrell.
    Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news.
    And transatlantic rower Karen Weekes talks about her journey, and her green life.
    Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
      
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    • 51 min
    The Weekly Planet: Has COP26 had an impact yet?

    The Weekly Planet: Has COP26 had an impact yet?

    The UK Wildlife Trust's Craig Bennett came with all the global environmental stories from the past week, including Burger King moves on vegan food, the impact of COP26 and whether there has been a breakthrough on biodiversity.

    • 15 min
    What do the carbon budgets mean for us all?

    What do the carbon budgets mean for us all?

    On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg wants to know how the carbon budgets are going to affect us.
    Chair of the Oireachtas Climate Committee Brian Leddin, Friends of The Earth's Oisin Coghlan and UCC's Hannah Daly all give their thoughts on the newly approved carbon budgets.
    Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news.
    Scientist Liz Bonnin talks about her journey from scientist, to TV, to climate advocacy, as she talks about her Green Life.
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    • 51 min
    The Weekly Planet: Can mushrooms communicate with one another?

    The Weekly Planet: Can mushrooms communicate with one another?

    Wildlife Trust UK's Craig Bennett joins Cara once again for a weekly rundown of the latest environmental stories from around the world.

    • 13 min
    Are we in the midst of an insect apocalypse?

    Are we in the midst of an insect apocalypse?

    On the latest episode of 'Down To Earth' Dr Cara Augustenborg is wondering whether an insect apocalypse is upon us!
    President Mary Robinson talks about her passion for climate action, and why she has chosen that direction for her efforts in later life.
    Craig Bennett has the latest in global environmental news, as well as his reaction to the latest IPCC Report.
    Journalist Anja Murphy and author Oliver Milman speak to Cara about the fate of our insects, in Ireland and further afield.
    Listen and subscribe to Down to Earth with Cara Augustenborg on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
      
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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