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.
Although the United States famously refused to ratify the Kyoto protocol in 2001, the country has gradually begun to reconsider its attitude towards climate policy. Young American climate activists at the One Young World Environment Summit, meanwhile, are taking matters into their own hands.
On Monday (06.06.2016), an EU panel will try again to reach a long-awaited agreement on whether or not to reauthorize glyphosate - a controversial yet widely used agricultural chemical. Ahead of the panel meeting, DW reporter Dave Keating in Brussels explains what all the fuss is about.
On Monday (06.06.2016), an EU panel will try to reach a long-awaited agreement on whether or not to reauthorize glyphosate - we find out why the decision has been so controversial. Plus, how reviving traditional cuisine offers delicious solutions to the problem of food waste in Chile and Greece. And we talk to one of New England's last lobstermen about a vanishing species - and way of life.
Every year a third of all the food we produce gets thrown out, while nearly 800 million people globally don't have enough to eat. But in Chile, a growing number of initiatives are showing that it's possible to provide those in need with delicious, nutritious meals from food that was headed for the trash.
May 22 marks International Biodiversity Day. We humans should really be a part of it all, like every species on the planet. But sometimes we seem to be doing our very worst to reduce it, whether through hunting, cultivation or pollution. This week we visit wolves in Spain, an oasis in Tunisia, and Europe's last primeval lowland forest.