Costing the Earth

Costing the Earth

Por BBC Radio 4
En Costing the Earth

China 2060

In September at the UN General Assembly China announced that it will aim for carbon neutrality by 2060. Celia Hatton...

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Too darn hot

As some places in the world become too hot for humans to live, Tom Heap explores the cost to the environment of air...

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The Future of Environmentalism

As our planet continues to warm, and climate issues move rapidly up the political agenda, the environmental movement...

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A short history of environmental protest

It's fifty years since the first blossoming of environmental campaign groups. Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and...

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World on Fire

Last year wildfires in the Amazon made headlines news. This year we've hardly heard about them - but that doesn't...

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Bushfire Animal Rescue

Record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought fuelled a series of massive bushfires across Australia last...

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The Great Leaky Loo Scandal

Do you know how much water you use? Despite campaigns to reduce our personal water usage from around 143 litres each...

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Swimming in Superbugs?

Ellen Husain investigates the presence of pathoghens in the marine environment. She learns how surfers and regular...

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Build, Build, Build

With an ever greater demand for more housing, and Boris Johnson calling for the country to "build buld bulid" post...

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Autopia to Utopia? Car-Free Cities

Lockdown saw many more people jumping on bikes and walking - as much as a way to get out of the house as get around -...

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Forests of the Future

Just a few months ago politicians across the spectrum were promising trees, glorious trees, in abundance. In an...

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Flooding Britain

What's the best way to prevent flooding? Caz Graham finds out whether there might be environmental alternatives to...

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Is this something I should be doing?

A decade ago, many people saw carbon offsetting as an excuse for carrying on bad behaviour. Need to fly? I can still...

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Flooding Britain

What's the best way to prevent flooding? Caz Graham finds out whether there might be environmental alternatives to...

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Silencing with Noise

Sound is what the world does. From the tiniest bugs to the largest whales, animals use sound to communicate, for...

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Zero Carbon Britain

In June last year the UK government committed us all to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. To reach that...

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Music's Green Day

In November 2019 the band Massive Attack announced it was working with the Tyndall Centre in Manchester to devise a...

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Covid-19: the environmental impact

Tom Heap talks through the environmental issues emerging during the coronavirus pandemic and asks what the legacy...

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Fantastic Plastic

Plastic waste is the scourge of developing countries. Many have poor waste collection and virtually no recycling. But...

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Plastic Burnout

Every year billions of products are sold around the world in plastic packaging. But some countries lack a waste...

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