Living Planet | Deutsche WelleAuthor: DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
19 Jun 2021

Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

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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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    Avocado farming in the right place, frog love songs & reviving life underwater in Scotland

    We hear of efforts to breathe life back into seabeds off the coast of Scotland, East African farmers cash in on the Global North’s avocado obsession — which has had dire consequences for the environment elsewhere in the world, and a professional frog nerd takes us through the bizarre and bountiful world of frog songs.

  • Posted on 17 Jun 2021

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    Fighting coal in Ghana, Ibiza's ancient seeds, the art of climate science and Germany's car questions

    We examine how thinking outside the box can lead to changes big and small. 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize winner Chibeze Ezekiel tells us how he led a successful grassroots campaign against Ghana's first coal-fired power plant. We find out how we can make sense of science through art. Female farmers discover the power of ancient seeds on Ibiza. And we delve into Germany's car-conundrum.

  • Posted on 10 Jun 2021

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    Living Planet: Agribiz, making denim & corporate greenwashing

    From shocks to industrial agriculture in the face of a dramatically changing climate in the US' Midwest, to a big bank funding rubber plantations in the Congo Basin, and lastly, the growth of the global denim market, we hear about some of the environmental costs of farming, finance and fashion, as well as attempts to reduce the industrial footprint — and whether those can be trusted.

  • Posted on 03 Jun 2021

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    Living Planet: Defining wilderness (rebroadcast)

    Today on the show we ask some deep environmental questions: What rights does nature have? Should people be considered separate from the natural world? What IS wilderness? And: wild hungry animals on the search for food in Tel Aviv.

  • Posted on 27 May 2021

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    Living Planet: DIY solutions for the South African veld, community gardens, busy beehives and secondhand clothing

    When communities face challenges they often find their own, homemade fixes. Community-run gardens around the world can be life-changing operations, and the bees that help pollinate them need our help. Meanwhile landscape restoration teams in South Africa are saving the ancient veld and recycling imported clothing has been a creative opportunity for one designer in Kenya.

  • Posted on 20 May 2021

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