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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: Biodiversity vs. extinction
2020-07-09 07:20:00
Although the diversity of plants and animals on Earth is crucial for our survival, humans are wiping out millions of species. We delve into Earth's sixth mass extinction – and what can be done to stop it. We'll look at whether China's ban on the consumption of wildlife will help protect species there, and visit a biodiversity museum in Panama.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Splish, splash, comeback!
2020-07-02 07:20:00
We hear about how some aquatic animals are undergoing a revival: Record numbers of sea turtles have nested on the Odisha coast in India, while corals in the Red Sea get a break from people. In Yorkshire, beavers are returning to streams – and, caring for crocodiles in Belize.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Time for our next evolution?
2020-06-25 07:00:00
Economies driven by growth, at cost to nature – surely there is some other way. In an interview, green economist Pavan Sukhdev says it's time for humanity to go through its next evolution. In part 2 of this special with On the Green Fence, hosts discuss: Does change need to happen first in our heads, and how about a hard look at what we really value?
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Must civilization end?
2020-06-18 07:00:00
To save the Earth, people like radical environmentalist Derrick Jensen advocate ending civilization and sending humans back to the Stone Age. In this special, Living Planet producers talk to On the Green Fence podcasters about the end of civilization: Should it and could it be done? What sustainable alternatives are there? Featuring an interview with Jensen.
29 minutes, 55 seconds


Living Planet: Defining wilderness
2020-06-10 07:55:00
Today on the show, we're exploring ideas of wilderness, what rights nature has and how difficult it is to separate people from our concept of the natural world, and why doing so can be harmful. We also hear about some hungry wild animals who are missing humans during the coronavirus pandemic.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Off the beaten path
2020-06-04 06:15:00
This week, we find out how coronavirus restrictions are driving change in cities – from the way urban dwellers get around, to how they think about food. We'll go foraging for edible plants in London, join a bike-riding lesson in Paris, and visit a backyard vegetable plot in Los Angeles.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Sounds of the sea
2020-05-28 07:00:00
Although oceans cover more than two-thirds of the Earth, we don't often hear what goes on beneath the surface. This week: How playing sound underwater could be used to help revive coral reefs – and the ways human noise pollution is muddying the marine soundscape. Also, South Africa's humpback whales make a stunning comeback.
29 minutes, 56 seconds


Living Planet: Personal choice & systemic problems
2020-05-20 07:15:00
Today on the show we examine personal choice in relation to CO2 emissions and other environmental issues. What changes have we made in our homes and lives to reduce our impacts on the Earth? And how much do these decisions actually matter amidst the global realities of climate change?
29 minutes, 55 seconds


Living Planet: A twisted affinity for animals
2020-05-14 07:15:00
We take a closer look at our relationship with animals. How are wild and domesticated animals managing in Madrid during lockdown? Why are India's holy cows suffering? What alternatives are there to eating meat? And, should we be cloning our pets?
29 minutes, 55 seconds


Living Planet: Reinventing energy
2020-05-07 07:00:00
The tiny nation of Guyana is pinning development hopes on oil despite the price crash, Germany's renewables hit a new record, and projects to boost biogas and solar in Africa.
29 minutes, 55 seconds




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