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From Living Planet - 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.


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: 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: 3 degrees on 7 continents - part 1
2017-11-23 05:06:00
What would life on the planet look like under 3-degree warming? We travel to one location on each of the Earth's continents to look at the impacts of climate change - and what communities are doing in response.


Living Planet: Our CO2 problem
2017-11-16 09:55:00
There's only so much CO2 we can release before we push the global temperature above 2 degrees - what scientists call our carbon budget. Do we stand a chance of weaning ourselves off fossil fuels in time?


Living Planet: 1.5 to stay alive
2017-11-09 09:55:00
As the 23rd annual UN climate conference kicked off in Bonn this week, the message from small island states was loud and clear: 1.5 to stay alive. At COP23, Living Planet spoke with Pacific Islanders, climate activists and indigenous peoples campaigning for urgent climate action:


Living Planet: Energy
2017-11-02 04:51:00
Energy production and use account for about two-thirds of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. And carbon dioxide makes up the majority of those emissions. That means energy is a major driver of global warming. So how can we drastically cut these emissions and at the same meet the world's growing energy demands? Luckily, there are plenty of options.


Living Planet: Transportation
2017-10-26 03:07:00
Transportation is one of the major drivers of global warming. This week, we'll hear about local initiatives to bring down emissions, from efforts to pedestrianize Paris, to the Kabul mayor's bold plan for eco-friendly travel. Plus, are e-scooters the answer to Mexico City's pollution problems?


Living Planet: Fighting flatulence for the environment
2017-10-19 09:50:00
One cow produces as much 600-800 liters of methane a day — a gas way more potent than carbon dioxide. India is the world's largest milk-producing country and the third biggest exporter of beef. Now, some Indian farmers are doing their part to get their cows to burp and fart less.


Living Planet: Agriculture
2017-10-19 09:50:00
Agriculture is one of the major contributors to global warming - it accounts for about a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. As the global population continues to grow, so too does our demand for food, and the need for land on which to grow it. So, how do we meet this demand and at the same time reduce our emissions?


Living Planet: Text messages help farmers
2017-10-19 06:40:00
Senegalese farmers have long used traditional techniques to read the weather and predict rainfall. Now, a new method has been developed: Sending science-based climate information by text message to help farmers boost yields.


Living Planet: Forecasts & expectations
2017-10-12 09:55:00
After a summer of severe weather events, Europeans are asking: Is this the new normal and how do we prepare? Plus, the television show that's got Senegalese excited about farming.


Living Planet: Eco freaky
2017-10-05 05:54:00
What does it mean to live sustainably? Is it enough to simply recycle our waste, or do we need to do more? We head into the domestic sphere to find out what some eco-freaks are doing to reduce their own carbon footprint - and discover just how hard it is.


Living Planet: Going off-grid
2017-10-05 04:32:00
Living "off-grid" is becoming increasingly popular among people choosing to reduce their own carbon footprint and reduce their dependence on fossil fuels. Nick Rosen tells DW that going off grid doesn't just change how you power your home, it also changes your lifestyle and mindset.


Living Planet: Water is life
2017-09-28 09:55:00
On this week's show, could a risky dam project be the solution to Lebanon's water woes? Can the Dead Sea be brought back to life? Plus, we investigate what's behind hundreds of dolphin deaths in the Black Sea.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Living Planet: Our planet, our future
2017-07-06 09:55:00
As world leaders debate how best to move forward with implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement, cities and civil society are wasting no time in taking action.


Living Planet: The food we eat
2017-06-29 09:55:00
Fishy business in Vietnam and alternatives to chemical pesticides. Plus, can we save our bananas? How safe is Europe's food? And in Berlin, nightingales sing for their supper - all on this week's Living Planet.


Living Planet: Protecting nature's wonders
2017-06-22 06:00:00
The sea turtles of Fiji's Mana Island, cold-water corals in a warming climate, and monkey business and more in Japan's hot springs.


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