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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.

Living Planet: Creatures great and small
2020-09-24 07:00:00
From caring for baby monkeys in Kenya, once mighty lions in Sudan to genetically modified mosquitos and whale researchers in the Mediterranean: On this week's show it's all about creatures great and small.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Back from the brink
2020-09-17 07:00:00
Researchers find protecting the panda has come at the expense of helping other species thrive in the same habitat. Meanwhile, a peculiar native marsupial in Australia faces extinction, threatened by a unique type of contagious cancer. And: an ambitious rewilding project in The Netherlands that's seen a neglected lake transformed into an archipelago teeming with life.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Megafauna
2020-09-10 07:15:00
From whether the coronavirus crisis is helping or hurting the iconic wildlife of Kenya, to reintroducing keystone species and rewilding parts of Europe – we hear about some big animals. Plus, a cow-free alternative to steak ... from the 3D printer.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Fossil fuel damages
2020-09-03 07:20:00
As a major oil spill threatens coral reef ecosystems off Mauritius, locals are asking who'll pay for the cleanup. Meanwhile, activists in Australia are fighting a new coal mine they say will cause further damage to the Great Barrier Reef. Plus, we take an in-depth look at how France and Germany compare when it comes to climate policy.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet & Africalink: Africa's changing climate
2020-08-27 11:00:00
In a special crossover show with DW's Africalink and Living Planet, we dive into the issue of climate change across Africa. What does climate science and climate activism look like on a continent already dealing with climate impacts today? How can African nations address energy poverty without contributing more greenhouse gas emissions? And is it time for climate reparations?
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Whose outdoors is it anyway?
2020-08-20 06:30:00
The outdoor community hasn't always had a good record when it comes to diversity. This week, we talk to people looking to make the outdoors more inclusive – from a co-founder of #BlackBirdersWeek in the US to a hiking group and a community garden in Germany. We also hear about the fight over how Nairobi National Park is managed, raising the question: Who is the park really for?
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: The dam problem
2020-08-13 07:15:00
We take a deep dive into rivers and look at how mega-dams affect ecosystems. We'll also find out why the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is creating tensions in the Nile Basin, and visit farmers struggling with water shortages in Tunisia. Plus, the activists fighting to stop small dams being built on Montenegro's free-flowing rivers.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Cleaner cities, cleaner crops
2020-08-06 07:20:00
We discover the benefits of city trees and visit one of the world's largest urban farms in Paris. We learn about the dangers of smog for crops – and explore Nairobi on e-vehicles.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Endangered, in danger
2020-07-30 07:00:00
In this week's show – how this year was again deadly for environmental defenders, dehorning rhinos to save them, and protecting the most endangered whale on Earth. Plus, COVID-19 challenges women working on environmental issues around the world.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Cleaning up our closets
2020-07-23 06:30:00
Fast fashion can be harmful for the planet – from its origin until the end of its lifecycle. So how can we buy more sustainable clothes and extend the usability of what we already have? This week we take a look at what's in our closet and its impact on the environment.
29 minutes, 55 seconds




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