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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 259 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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Living Planet: In the air


On the show this week, we discuss the environmental situation in the world's most populated country. From air pollution to greenhouse gas emissions, what's going on in China and how will it affect the rest of the world? We also hear about climate negotiations at COP25 and we take a look at the fastest growing continent and what growth in its cities means for the environment.


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Living Planet: The deal with recycling


How good are you at recycling? While it's good to reduce how much we consume, and reuse what we can, most of us do have to dispose of items and packaging, usually on a daily basis. But what happens to all of our containers and bottles and cardboard after we take them to the curb? Today on the show, we'll be diving into the realities of recycling.


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Living Planet: Toxic flow


This week, we look at river systems under pressure and what that means for biodiversity, human health and the livelihoods of vulnerable communities. Plus, the Turkish scientist who ended up on trial after he blew the whistle on pollution levels in his country.


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Living Planet: The Invisibles


On this week’s program, we explore ‘invisible’ polluters – noise, light and air. And we visit an exhibition in Berlin, questioning rational thinking in its quest surrounding sustainability.


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Living Planet: New species and old breeds


This week we have stories of discovering new species, those that have made a home out of an unusual piece of land, efforts to preserve some less familiar breeds of livestock, and the science that shows us how we can help save one of our sweetest insect friends.


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Living Planet: Planes, Trains, Automobiles


Lower prices helped democratize air travel, but flying is one of the most carbon-heavy actions a person can take. We look at Sweden's No Fly campaign, take a journey on a night train and visit a city in Spain that is mostly car free.


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 2019-11-07  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Adaptation & Change


How do we inspire the fundamental changes that are needed to safeguard our planet? On this program, we look at some novel ideas, from restoring peatlands to their natural state to climate change resistant apples.


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 2019-10-31  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Not so fantastic


Today on the show, we're taking a look at our plastic world — from the oceans, to its place in our homes, to its original source. What can we do now about our plastic problems and what do we still need to figure out?


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 2019-10-24  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Extinction and invasion


This week on Living Planet, we hear about the people protesting extinction — our own, to be exact. And we examine how climate change is bringing insects and the diseases they carry to new places around the world.


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 2019-10-17  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Struggle for survival


This week, we look at how melting sea ice is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Arctic, and ask what impact shrinking glaciers will have on Switzerland's hydroelectric power supply. We'll also meet UNDP goodwill ambassador Olafur Eliasson, and find out how illegal mining is destroying India's fragile Aravali mountains.


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 2019-10-10  29m