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From Living Planet - 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?
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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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
Living Planet: Can't see the forest ... 2020-07-16 07:20:00 ... for the trees? We head to old-growth forest in eastern Australia, where indigenous communities are fighting to protect the land from loggers, and visit a living forest laboratory in Germany. We'll also find out why Senegal's plans to build a green wall of trees have faltered, and what Siberia's fires mean for the climate.
Living Planet: Can't see the forest... 2020-07-16 05:23:00 ...for the trees. This week on the show, we head to an old-growth forest in eastern Australia, where indigenous communities are fighting to protect the land from loggers, and visit a living forest laboratory in Germany. We'll also find out why Senegal's plans to build a wall of trees have faltered, and what Siberia's wildfires mean for the climate.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
Living Planet: Cement factories suck Indonesia dry 2020-04-30 07:00:00 Villagers in the Kendeng mountains of Java are fighting for their livelihoods as a growing number of cement factories threaten their water supply. Resistance against those in power has a long tradition in the region, which is home to the country's oldest social movement. Thomas Kruchem met up with some of the modern leaders of this movement for this in-depth documentary.
Living Planet: Coronavirus & the environment unexpected outcomes 2020-04-24 02:30:00 As parts of the world begin to carefully navigate their way out of the crisis, a few surprising consequences of the COVID-19 shutdown are coming to light. From a clear reduction in air pollution levels to reigniting important discussions about the future of renewable energy amid the oil price crash, the environmental effects of the pandemic will be felt for years to come.
Living Planet: In search of clean cobalt 2020-04-17 01:30:00 Cobalt is one of the most important raw materials used to make batteries for smartphones, tablets and e-cars. About two thirds of cobalt comes from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In addition to the big industrial mines, there are many small makeshift mines where even children source the raw material, risking their lives. Linda Staude went to explore.
Living Planet: Coronavirus & the environment necessary changes 2020-04-09 05:10:00 All around the world right now, everyone is feeling the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and that goes for our environment, too. From finding ways to still get out into nature in times of social distancing to maintaining the agricultural supply chain, we explore how this virus is changing the way we interact with the world around us.
Living Planet: Water a limited resource 2020-03-19 05:19:00 The purity of global water supplies faces numerous threats. In celebration of World Water Day, we hear about pressures on a freshwater lagoon in Spain, pharmaceutical water contamination in India, how the Rhine River in Germany cured its contamination problem, and how climate change endangers the Rio Grande in the southwestern United States.
Living Planet: Growing solutions 2020-03-12 06:32:00 As governments strive to wean themselves off fossil fuels, we visit Sweden to find out why wood could be key for a net-zero carbon future. We'll also head to Brazil, where activists are replanting trees obliterated by last year's catastrophic fires. Plus, Rob Greenfield, a self-proclaimed "dude making a difference," tells us how he started foraging for food to live a more sustainable existence.
Living Planet: The persistence of plastic 2020-03-05 07:30:00 Plastic it's forever, quite literally, as it only breaks down into ever-smaller pieces. Worldwide, communities are seeking solutions to this persistent problem. Rome is rolling out an inventive idea for how to manage used plastic bottles in its subways. A Rwandan DW journalist talks about how Africa's plastic bag bans are faring. Plus, single-use plastic in the medical sector what can be done?
Living Planet: Greening spaces 2020-02-27 05:56:00 What's the role of sports when it comes to climate change? Spanish soccer club Real Betis has committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Tea producers in Kenya experiment with a sugarcane waste product that could help reduce demand for firewood and in turn help curb deforestation. We also talk about the sound of soil and why it's important.
Living Planet: Toxic times 2020-02-20 07:31:00 How clean is our snow? Is it safe to eat for dogs? Scientists have found traces of dangerous substances in Lake Victoria, Africa's biggest lake. And what to do with Fukushima's radioactive water and other nuclear waste in our oceans.
Listen Again: The Biology Of Sex Original broadcast date: May 8, 2020. Many of us were taught biological sex is a question of female or male, XX or XY ... but it's far more complicated. This hour, TED speakers explore what determines our sex. Guests on the show include artist Emily Quinn, journalist Molly Webster, neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi, and structural biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu.
#569 Facing Fear What do you fear? I mean really fear? Well, ok, maybe right now that's tough. We're living in a new age and definition of fear. But what do we do about it? Eva Holland has faced her fears, including trauma and phobia. She lived to tell the tale and write a book: "Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear".
The Wubi Effect When we think of China today, we think of a technological superpower. From Huweai and 5G to TikTok and viral social media, China is stride for stride with the United States in the world of computing. However, China's technological renaissance almost didn't happen. And for one very basic reason: The Chinese language, with its 70,000 plus characters, couldn't fit on a keyboard.
Today, we tell the story of Professor Wang Yongmin, a hard headed computer programmer who solved this puzzle and laid the foundation for the China we know today.
This episode was reported and produced by Simon Adler with reporting assistance from Yang Yang.
Special thanks to Martin Howard. You can view his renowned collection of typewriters at: antiquetypewriters.com
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