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: Time for our next evolution? - Economies driven by growth, at cost to nature — surely there is some other way. In an i...

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


  • Added: Jun 25, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Must civilization end? - To save the Earth, people like radical environmentalist Derrick Jensen advocate ending civilizati...

Bought by WFIU, KRZA, and WRGY


  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Defining wilderness - We’re exploring ideas of wilderness, what rights nature has and how difficult it is to separate p...

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


  • Added: Jun 14, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Off the beaten path - We find out how coronavirus restrictions are driving change in cities — from the way urban dwelle...

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


  • Added: Jun 05, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the show: Sounds of the sea - Although oceans cover more than two-thirds of the Earth, we don't often hear what goes on beneath th...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: we examine personal choice in relation to CO2 emissions and other environmental issues. What changes have we made in our h...

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


  • Added: May 25, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: A twisted affinity for animals - We take a closer look at our relationship with animals. How are wild and domesticated...

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  • Added: May 15, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Reinventing energy The tiny nation of Guyana is pinning development hopes on oil despite the price crash, Germany's renew...

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


  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Cement factories suck Indonesia dry - Villagers in the Kendeng mountains of Java are fighting for their livelihoods as a...

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


  • Added: May 01, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: As parts of the world begin to carefully navigate their way out of the crisis, a few surprising consequences of the COVID-1...

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


  • Added: Apr 25, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Cobalt is one of the most important raw materials used to make batteries for smartphones, tablets and e-cars. About two thi...

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


  • Added: Apr 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Coronavirus & the environment — necessary changes - The world is reeling from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic — ...

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


  • Added: Apr 10, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 original s...

Bought by WFIU


  • Added: Apr 08, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: A rare breed - We hear stories about different species in the animal kingdom: nutria, pangolins, the golden lancehead pit...

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


  • Added: Mar 27, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: a limited resource - The purity of global water supplies faces numerous threats. To mark World Water Day, we hear abou...

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Growing solutions - As governments strive to wean themselves off fossil fuels, we visit Sweden to find out why wood cou...

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


  • Added: Mar 13, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: The persistence of plastic - Plastic — it’s forever, quite literally, as it only breaks down into ever-smaller pieces....

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


  • Added: Mar 06, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Greening spaces - What's the role of sports when it comes to climate change? Spanish soccer club Real Betis has committed...

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


  • Added: Feb 28, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Toxic times - How clean is our snow? Is it safe to eat for dogs? Scientists have found traces of dangerous substances ...

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


  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

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


  • Added: Feb 14, 2020
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2