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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Deep Dive: Could ocean viruses curb? Scientists wonder whether ocean viruses could be harnessed for carbon capture. Would it work? And would it be ...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
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Deep Dive: Where do all the flowers come from? Roses are red, cornflowers are blue. Most flowers are grown on a different continent, what’s it to y...

Bought by Radio Kansas and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Jun 07, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on the show: Deep dive - Reviving repair culture. We generate so much e-waste per year that we could easily fill enough garbage trucks to...

Bought by Radio Kansas, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], RadioFreePalmer, and KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA


  • Added: May 29, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week we’re looking at the environmental impact of EV’s vs traditional combustion cars in our latest installment of “What’s better?”

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Kansas, RadioFreePalmer, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 4
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This week we are sharing an episode from Feet in 2 Worlds — a project that brings the work of immigrant journalists to online news sites, podcasts,...

  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
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Living Planet – Streams & Ripple podcast oil spill investigation interview. We take a moment to stop, appreciate, and ponder the humble stream. A...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Kansas, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 08, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Living Planet: Deep dive - The hidden toll of roadkill. In the US alone, over 1 million animals are killed on roads every day. Globa...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Kansas, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: The evolution of our plastic dependency. Plastics have only been around for a little over a century. But in that time, t...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA and Radio Kansas


  • Added: Apr 26, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Deep dive: Mercury’s tantalizing promise of endless gold in South America. Mercury’s a known pollutant in fish, but did you know one of the bigges...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Kansas, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week, Living Planet delves deep into the illegal bushmeat trade from the tropical forest of the DRC all the way to Brussels international airp...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Kansas, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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What’s better: Cotton or polyester? Are you torn over your clothing's environmental impact? From resource-intensive production methods to consumer ...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Kansas, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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How roads are transforming the ecology of our planet, and an ode to the crow.

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, RadioFreePalmer, Radio Kansas, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 4
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What’s better: Contact lenses or glasses? It seems like glasses would be the obvious eco-friendly choice, but not so fast! The answer is both fasci...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Kansas, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Mar 21, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A deep dive into mining in Brazil. The Latin American country is the second largest exporter of iron ore in the world. The resource makes up a sub...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Kansas, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Mar 14, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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What’s better: Tea or coffee? Have you ever wondered about the eco-story behind your daily brew? Join us as we spill the beans on the environmental...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Radio Kansas, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Mar 08, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Can you teach a flock of birds how to migrate? We find out on a journey from Germany to Spain. And the latest in our environmental dilemma segment ...

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


  • Added: Feb 29, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Paris punishes SUV drivers. Winds of change pick up for renewable energy in the Black Sea. And a new environmental dilemma segment - today tackling...

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


  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We take a closer look at the trees we live alongside in urban areas – journeying to Berlin to get to know one woody perennial in particular. And vi...

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


  • Added: Feb 16, 2024
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: We need to talk about farmers and mental health.

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


  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: The truly amazing world of fungi. When you hear the word fungus, what comes to mind? Maybe you're thinking about those semi-...

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


  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2