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: Climate cause and consequence - From oil development in Namibia and the "forgotten" greenhouse gas methane, to the growi...

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


  • Added: Oct 09, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: The curse of clean energy — hydropower on the Mekong - The Mekong River in Southeast Asia flows for 4,350 kilometers from...

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  • Added: Oct 01, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on the show: Creatures great and small - From caring for baby monkeys in Kenya, once mighty lions in Sudan to genetically modified mos...

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  • Added: Sep 25, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Back from the brink - Researchers find protecting the panda has come at the expense of helping other species thrive in th...

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the show: Megafauna - From whether the coronavirus crisis is helping or hurting the iconic wildlife of Kenya, to reintroducing k...

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


  • Added: Sep 11, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Fossil fuel damages - As a major oil spill threatens coral reef ecosystems off Mauritius, locals are asking who'll pay f...

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


  • Added: Sep 04, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Living Planet & Africalink: Africa's changing climate - In a special crossover show with DW's Africalink and Living Plane...

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Whose outdoors is it anyway? - The outdoor community hasn't always had a good record when it comes to diversity. This w...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the show: The dam problem - We take a deep dive into rivers and look at how mega-dams affect ecosystems. We'll also find out why t...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Cleaner cities, cleaner crops - We discover the benefits of city trees and visit one of the world's largest urban farms i...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2020
  • Length: 30:01
  • Purchases: 4
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This week on the show: Endangered, in danger - How this year was again deadly for environmental defenders, dehorning rhinos to save them, and p...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Cleaning up our closets - Fast fashion can be harmful for the planet — from its origin until the end of its lifecycle. So...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Can't see the forest … … for the trees? We head to old-growth forest in eastern Australia, where indigenous communities a...

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


  • Added: Jul 17, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: Biodiversity vs. extinction - Although the diversity of plants and animals on Earth is crucial for our survival, humans...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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This week on the show: Splish, splash, comeback! - We hear about how some aquatic animals are undergoing a revival: Record numbers of sea turt...

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


  • Added: Jul 06, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

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  • 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...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
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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...

Bought by WFIU


  • Added: Jun 04, 2020
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1