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Living Planet: Cost of development

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.
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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.


Living Planet: New horizons
2017-06-15 09:55:00
Why scientists are worried about the collapse of Antarctica's ice shelf, how the Dutch have harnessed wind to power electric trains, and what green power means for refugees in the world's first solar-powered camp.


Living Planet: Making waves
2017-06-08 09:55:00
Oceans cover more than two-thirds of the planet. They are the lifeblood of the earth and crucial to our survival. But human activity is causing the health of our underwater worlds to deteriorate. Can we save our oceans before it's too late?


Living Planet: A different game
2017-06-01 09:55:00
From hunting pythons in the Everglades to chewing on alligator meatballs, we get a taste for the wild.


Living Planet: Our future food
2017-05-25 09:55:00
Why Germany's cheap food prices may need a rethink, French farmers look to natural pesticides to boost dwindling wine production, and Norway steps up climate protection of its "doomsday" seed vault.


Living Planet: Creating change - and a Tinder profile
2017-05-18 09:55:00
Uproar over new Polish law following tree "massacre," calls for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded from UN climate talks, and the last remaining male northern white rhino joins Tinder in a bid to find a suitable mate.


Living Planet: Standing up for the planet
2017-05-11 09:00:00
Trump climate threats can't hold up UN talks in Bonn, but can the Great Lakes survive his budget cuts? And, making cities fit for the future.


Living Planet: Flying into spring
2017-05-04 08:00:00
We talk about feathered friends flying in for Migratory Bird Day, the bees that buzz around downtown Toronto, and Greek guerilla gardeners greening up a dusty city.


Living Planet: Climate crossroads
2017-04-27 09:55:00
As concerned citizens take part in the People's Climate March on April 29th - we take a look at some efforts to marching the world toward a green energy future. Plus, how did the toad cross the road?


Living Planet: Doing our bit
2017-04-20 09:55:00
From sourcing superfoods to combating food waste, we explore the weird and wonderful ways people are living green.


Living Planet: Green giants for the chop
2017-04-13 09:55:00
The fight to protect Romania's precious old-growth forests from logging, and how energy scarcity makes forest protection in Zambia put livelihoods at risk.


Living Planet: Trees & Trump
2017-04-06 09:55:00
What Trump's executive order could mean for climate change policy, why fire-devastated communities in Chile are rethinking forests, plus meet the activists planting trees in the name of Trump.


Living Planet: In the crosshairs
2017-03-30 09:55:00
From hunters to the hunted: Why the colored game may soon be over for trophy hunters, Czechs get a taste for radioactive boar, plus the French tradition that's sliding towards extinction.


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