Deep Dive: Where do all the flowers come from?
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by DW
6d ago
Roses are red, cornflowers are blue. Most flowers are grown on a different continent, what's it to you? There’s nothing quite like the gift of cut flowers – a special little piece of nature’s bounty in your hands. But the thing about flowers is, they've gotta be fresh and we want them year round. So, how do we grow them and how do they get to us ..read more
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A Quick Update: Living Planet gets a refresh
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by DW
1w ago
We've been busy behind the scenes tweaking and updating the Living Planet podcast and we're finally ready to let you in on a few of our secrets ..read more
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Deep dive: Reviving repair culture
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by DW
2w ago
We generate so much e-waste per year that we could easily fill enough garbage trucks to circle the globe. In this episode we learn about innovative solutions to our growing e-waste problem, the EU's new right-to-repair legislation, and how this shift is challenging our throwaway mindset. Can we fix our way to a more sustainable future ..read more
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What's better: electric cars vs combustion cars?
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by DW
3w ago
On the road to a carbon-free future, a lot of drivers are facing a tough dilemma: Is it worth switching to an electric car if the gas-powered car I have can still run a few more years? Is the environmental footprint of an EV really that much better? We spoke to several experts about the upsides and downside of e-mobility from range anxiety to charging infrastructure and more. Click here to listen ..read more
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Naturally connected: The significance of a stream
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
1M ago
It's no secret that humans have a deep and abiding relationship with water. Whether the ocean, lakes or rivers, we often go in search of, and take great delight in, the experience of bold bodies of water. And perhaps that means sometimes we overlook the smaller ones. Like the streams that have trickled along the same routes for hundreds and thousands of years. Time for a closer look ..read more
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Deep dive: The hidden toll of roadkill
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
1M ago
For some species being hit by a car is the number one cause of death above hunting and disease. What does this mean for wildlife populations and endangered species? And which solutions are on the table ..read more
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Deep dive: The evolution of our plastic dependency
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
1M ago
Plastics have only been around for a little over a century. But in that time, they've become a huge part of our lives and a growing burden for the environment. Each year, the world produces over 430 million tons of plastics, and that figure is set to triple by 2060. A binding global plastics treaty is key to solving the problem. But just how did we get here in the first place ..read more
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Deep dive: Illegal bushmeat trade
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
1M ago
From customs clashes to biodiversity threats and cultural cravings, the illegal bushmeat trade is affecting health and wildlife conservation across continents. But just how widespread is it and why is it so hard to contain ..read more
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Naturally connected: An ode to the crow
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
1M ago
A familiar bird that is as clever as it is cunning, sadly the crow is often dismissed as merely a ruthless menace or an unwelcome alarm clock. But if you look closer, there's beauty in this scavenger's ways ..read more
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Deep dive: The iron grip of Brazil's mining industry
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by DW.COM | Deutsche Welle
1M ago
Brazil's iron ore industry is a vital economic asset but it has devastating environmental consequences. In this episode we delve into the challenges faced by local communities in Minas Gerais as they resist the impacts of mining activities on their environment and water sources ..read more
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