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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. The prize-winning, weekly half-hour radio magazine and podcast is produced by Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster - visit dw.com/environment for more.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 29m. Bisher sind 293 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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Living Planet: Cleaner cities, cleaner crops


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.


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Living Planet: Endangered, in danger


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.


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Living Planet: Cleaning up our closets


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.


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Living Planet: Can't see the forest…


…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.


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Living Planet: Biodiversity vs. extinction


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.


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 2020-07-09  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Splish, splash, comeback!


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.


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 2020-07-02  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Time for our next evolution?


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?


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 2020-06-25  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Must civilization end?


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.


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 2020-06-18  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Defining wilderness


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.


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 2020-06-10  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Off the beaten path


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.


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 2020-06-04  29m