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Living Planet | Best Science Podcasts (2017)

Our selection of the best science podcasts of 2017. New science podcasts are updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.


Living Planet
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.

Living Planet: Who decides?
2017-09-21 06:00:00
The German elections are just around the corner. But environmental issues haven't really played a big role during the election campaign. Find out why and how German voters feel about it. Plus: How climate lobbyists block efforts to fight climate change. And: What is the future of Norway's petroleum sector now that Norwegians went to the polls?
30 minutes


Living Planet: Save our seas
2017-09-14 09:55:00
Why plastic particles are contaminating our drinking water, how a temporary hotel made of ocean trash found its way to Cologne, and what's got environmentalists so happy - all in one show.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Cost of development
2017-09-07 09:55:00
Mongolia's miners consider the environmental cost of gold, Albania's hydropower plans threaten Europe's last large free-flowing river, and meet the pipeline protestor on a mission to save the planet.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Creative solutions for pollution
2017-08-31 09:55:00
How European cities are getting cars off the road to combat air pollution - and meet the entrepreneurs embracing waste with taste.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Food for the future
2017-08-24 09:55:00
With Europe's farmers are facing crisis, creativity has become key to survival. While some are returning to traditional methods, others are turning to new technology - and in Kenya, future-proofing comes in the form of flying ants.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: What water?
2017-08-17 09:55:00
Water is life. From having too much to not enough, we explore the impact a warming world is having on access to water.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Defending Mother Earth
2017-08-10 09:55:00
To mark International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we find out how indigenous groups are fighting to preserve their native lands and resources.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Milk 'n' meat
2017-07-27 09:55:00
This week, 21st century solutions for for sustainable food: From bio-hacking to crowd-butchering, solar-powered milk cans to livestock resilient enough for Africa's drought-ridden future. And two words: camel milk.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Wolves & wilderness
2017-07-20 09:55:00
As the world struggles with deforestation, should we be creating urban forests instead? Plus, wolves are returning to Germany, but age-old fears over the predator still persist.
29 minutes, 59 seconds


Living Planet: Under the sea
2017-07-13 09:55:00
The world's oceans are full of weird and wonderful creatures. We splash down under the waves for a glimpse at some of the less charismatic species, we find out what's behind Europe's mysterious dolphin deaths, and we meet a tiny undersea sociopath who likes to smash things.
29 minutes, 59 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2017

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2017. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
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