Living Planet: Environment Matters ~ from DW

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Living Planet: Environment stories from around the world

The half-hour radio show makes the environment matter to you.

Exploring topics that touch our lives every day, from the food we eat to the waste from products we consume - not to mention all creatures great and small - this award-winning program tells environment stories from around the world.

As humankind's impact on the planet becomes more evident, there is a growing need for independent and impartial environmental reporting. Living Planet delves into important environmental issues, investigates green technologies and visits innovative conservation projects to keep you up-to-date on the state of the planet's environment.

Living Planet has won top awards for environmental programming, including gold and silver medals at the New York International Radio Festival, and has received a special United Nations gold award for an "outstanding radio program which best exemplifies the ideals and goals of the United Nations." Hide full description

Exploring topics that touch our lives every day, from the food we eat to the waste from products we consume - not to mention all creatures great and small - this award-winning program tells environment stories from around the world. As humankind's impact on the planet becomes more evident, there is a growing need for independent and impartial environmental reporting. Living Planet delves into important environmental issues, investigates green technologies and visits innovative conservation projects to keep you up-to-date on the state of the planet's environment.Living Planet has won top awards for environmental programming, including gold and silver medals at the New York International Radio Festival, and has received a special United Nations gold award for an "outstanding radio program... Show full description


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This week on the show: Battery powered - We take a look at lithium-ion batteries — how they are both necessary to ending our dependence on foss...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Under threat - We have stories of activists. In one case, fighting against hydropower, despite the fact that it has hel...

Bought by KRZA, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and WFIU


  • Added: Feb 07, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Invasion of species - East Africa is dealing with the worst locust infestation in decades. No one knows why millions ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and WFIU


  • Added: Jan 31, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Ticking time bombs - One year after the Brumadinho dam collapse in Brazil that killed 270 people and wreaked havroc on t...

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: In conflict - Active war zones don't just leave scars on the people involved in them or civilians in their path, confl...

Bought by WFIU, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KRZA


  • Added: Jan 20, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Wildfires and reforestation - We've got trees on the brain in light of devastating wildfires raging across Australia. W...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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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 o...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 envir...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Best of 2019 - As the year draws to a close, we bring you our favorite reports and look back at some of the big news ...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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On the show this week: In the air - we discuss the environmental situation in the world's most populated country. From air pollution to greenho...

Bought by KRZA, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and WFIU


  • Added: Dec 12, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: The deal with recycling - How good are you at recycling? While it's good to reduce how much we consume, and reuse what w...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], KRZA, and WFIU


  • Added: Dec 05, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: The Invisibles - We explore ‘invisible’ polluters – noise, light and air. And we visit an exhibition in Berlin, question...

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the show: New species and old breeds - This week we have stories of discovering new species, those that have made a home out of an ...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WRGY, and WFIU


  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Planes, Trains, Automobiles - Lower prices helped democratize air travel, but flying is one of the most carbon-heavy acti...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the show: Adaptation & Change - How do we inspire the fundamental changes that are needed to safeguard our planet? On this program...

Bought by WRGY, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and WFIU


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Not so fantastic - We're taking a look at our plastic world — from the oceans, to its place in our homes, to its origi...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WRGY, and WFIU


  • Added: Oct 25, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Extinction and invasion This week on Living Planet, we hear about the people protesting extinction — our own, to be exact....

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the Show: Struggle for survival - This week, we look at how melting sea ice is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Arct...

Bought by WRGY, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and WFIU


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Deep dive into food waste - Why do we waste so much food? And what can we do about it? Neil King and Gabe Borrud get to...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The much anticipated IPCC report on the oceans and the cryosphere sets out the full extent to which the world’s oceans, gla...

Bought by WRGY, WFIU, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Sep 26, 2019
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3