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: If you love salmon, you might want to listen to this... From farmed salmon with open wounds and lice-infested bodies, to the...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Radio Kansas, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 4
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This week, a deep dive into the fascinating story behind a 3D-printed house made entirely of bio-based materials. We spoke with people behind BioHo...

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


  • Added: Jan 19, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Is recycling really the answer to the plastic crisis? Globally only 9% of all plastic waste is recycled. But why is that rat...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WXDU, and Radio Kansas


  • Added: Jan 11, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Bioplastics: The good, the bad and the ugly (REPEAT OTGF). One way to curb the world's plastics problem would be to use bio...

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


  • Added: Dec 29, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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On this week's Living Planet, we're airing an episode from a miniseries on the plastics age by DW podcast On the Green Fence. RERU

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Americans across the United States are grappling with unprecedented extreme weather events. And if you travel across the cou...

Bought by Radio Kansas, WXDU, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Dec 22, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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Living Planet – What kind of world is possible? Some major climate records were broken this year that paint a grim picture of where we’re at. But ...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on Living Planet we dig into military emissions & end with wave power.

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  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 29:59
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Why the survival of the Mexican axolotl matters for keeping Mexico City's temperature down. The special carbon-capturing capacities of clams. And a...

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


  • Added: Dec 07, 2023
  • Length: 29:59
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Is indulging in a wee dram bad for the climate? We investigate whisky's peat problem from the Isle of Islay in Scotland. Later we drop into a repai...

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


  • Added: Nov 30, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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Did climate change start with the industrial revolution, or was it earlier than that? And how can the story of an everyday spice help us better und...

Bought by WXDU, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and Radio Kansas


  • Added: Nov 23, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Holding on: Holland's farmers, California's salmon & Germany's Ahr valley

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2023
  • Length: 29:59
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This week on the show: Making fuel out of food. Sounds like it could be pretty sustainable, right? But then again, does it make sense to be growing...

Bought by Radio Kansas and WXDU


  • Added: Nov 02, 2023
  • Length: 29:58
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This week on the show: Rethinking conservation (rebroadcast). We head to South Africa, Kenya and Namibia to look at different ways conservation has...

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


  • Added: Oct 27, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on Living Planet we feature an in-depth report on the business of peat - Germany's push to keep it in the ground and the hunt for more su...

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


  • Added: Oct 19, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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They're beautiful. They're historic. But they're not really built for this new era of extremes. From Paris to Venice to Rotterdam, how European cit...

Bought by WXDU, Radio Kansas, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Oct 13, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Tweaks for the environment? From pills for burping cows, eyes on cows' butts & more Wait, what? From a "cow-burp tax" to pai...

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Introducing: The Big Switch on Europe’s energy crisis Putin's assault on Ukraine triggered an energy crisis that sent Europe's economies into a ta...

Bought by WXDU, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WBAA, and Radio Kansas


  • Added: Sep 29, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Sep 21, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: The growing microplastics problem. Microplastics have been found everywhere — from the deepest parts of the ocean to the hei...

Bought by WFHB, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and Radio Kansas


  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3