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13
JAN

Bitcoin's carbon footprint, South Africa and Europe's energy transitions

The cryptocurrency Bitcoin consumes a huge amount of energy. We take a look at why this is and what can be done about it. And how do lawmakers ensure a green energy transition actually reduces fossil fuel use? South Africa is planning to move away from its reliance on coal, but plans are afoot to extract natural gas from the ocean. In the EU, new regulations make exceptions for nuclear and gas.
06
JAN

The future of water: Floating cities, geothermal power and water scarcity

We live on a watery planet — nearly three-quarters of the Earth's surface is underwater. As climate change raises temperatures, water is being pushed in new and more extreme directions. But are there ways we could use water to our advantage, environmentally? This week, we hear from communities trying to push back the seas and others suffering from diminishing water supplies.
30
DEC
2021

How to save our dying forests (special episode)

This week, we bring you an episode of DW's On the Green Fence, hosted by Neil King. In it, he heads to the forest in search of urgent answers on how to save them. Around the globe, climate change and severe droughts have wrought havoc on forests far and wide. As forest dieback increases, even young trees are dying. So what happens if we lose our forests? And what we can do to stop it?
23
DEC
2021

A year of environment stories (holiday special)

In this special episode, we reflect on a year of environmental reporting that’s taken us from the northern stretches of oil-producing Russia to the frog-filled forests of Australia. We listen back to snippets of our favorite stories and interviews, reliving the most important environmental events of 2021, along with the funny, weird and mind-blowing moments on Living Planet in the year gone by.
16
DEC
2021

Building anew – from our houses to our cities

How should we construct our houses and cities to better withstand a changing climate? This week we explore building strategies that reduce emissions and deal with new climate realities. From the promise of hydrogen fueling neighborhoods and businesses, to towns and cities that are using flooding to their advantage, we dig into how we can better design the places we live.
09
DEC
2021

Migration, military emissions & how climate change is transforming language

From new words in the dictionary to new migration patterns for plants, animals and humans, we dig into ways that climate change is transforming more than just the weather. We also take a look at one tight-lipped contributor to greenhouse gas emissions that is rarely talked about, despite being one of the world's top emitters.
02
DEC
2021

Vanishing Scottish snow and who's responsible for recycling

Today on the show, we venture to the Scottish Highlands in search of its last patches of snow. We also talk about how the world's waste problem could be solved if companies had to repair their products and clean up rubbish from the packaging they make. And we hear from a group of women in India taking trash clean-up matters into their own hands.
25
NOV
2021

The price of perfume, climate miseducation in schools & tourism's toll

In the Comoros Islands, the world's demand for ylang ylang oil is leaving the region bare and its makers shorthanded. Why environmental groups and politicians in Barcelona are angry over plans to attract more tourists. And we speak to a journalist who has investigated the influence of the fossil fuel industry in American schools' climate change education.
18
NOV
2021

Where do we go from here?

COP26 conclusions, a glimpse into the future of green tech-powered living in Sweden, the marvel of meadow-made cheese in Italy, and speaking science to power to save the Arctic.
11
NOV
2021

COP26: The heart of the matter

Delegates are running out of time to agree on how to keep global temperatures in check at the UN climate conference in Glasgow. Young people especially are piling on the pressure for action. We hear from DW reporters covering the event and get their impressions. And in Senegal, emissions reductions come too late for the survival of one coastal community already dealing with rising sea levels.
04
NOV
2021

Why global climate conferences matter

This week, we're talking about the biggest environment event of the year – the global climate conference known as COP26. We hear from one of our reporters who's there in Glasgow covering the policy tussles and from an activist who traveled there from Nigeria to make her voice heard, along with many other young people. We also take a look at how climate change is affecting people's lives right now.
28
OCT
2021

Kenya's rising lakes

Rising waters in 17 lakes in Kenya - including Lake Baringo and Lake Bogoria - are displacing people and upending ways of life. Not to mention, it's stressing out wildlife like giraffes that have been stuck on a newly created island by the high waters. In this feature, we look at how people and animals are coping in the East African Rift Valley.

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