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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 287 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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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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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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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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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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Living Planet: Sounds of the sea


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.


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 2020-05-28  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Personal choice & systemic problems


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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 2020-05-20  29m
 
 

Living Planet: A twisted affinity for animals


We take a closer look at our relationship with animals. How are wild and domesticated animals managing in Madrid during lockdown? What alternatives are there to eating meat? Why are India's holy cows suffering? And, should we be cloning our pets?


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 2020-05-14  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Reinventing energy


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.


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 2020-05-07  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Cement factories suck Indonesia dry


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.


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 2020-04-30  29m
 
 

Living Planet: Coronavirus & the environment — unexpected outcomes


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.


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 2020-04-24  29m