Costing the Earth

Costing the Earth

Por BBC Radio 4
En Costing the Earth

Flight from Disaster

When millions of litres of poisonous sludge poured out of a zinc mine in Andalucia in 1998 wildlife was devastated...

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A Resilient World?

Following the publication of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Tom Heap and a...

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Britain's Green Capital 2015

In 2015 Bristol will be European Green Capital. We discover exactly what the title means to the city and what makes...

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Feeding the Crops of the Future

Tom Heap looks at whether we're running out of phosphorus. It's an essential element in fertiliser and all life on...

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Future-proofing Forests

Ash dieback was discovered in the UK in late 2012 and since then has been killing many of the UK's ash trees. But...

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Nuclear Waste's Final Destination

Nuclear power is back on the UK's agenda, but what to do with the long-lasting radioactive waste remains the...

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A Greener Way to Go

Many of us are trying to lead a greener life, but how many of us will continue the trend to its logical conclusion......

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Britain Under Water

It's time to fight back against nature. For two months great swathes of Britain have been paralysed by torrential...

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A Toilet for the 21st Century

There are 2.5 billion people living on the planet without access to basic sanitation. As a result hundreds of...

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The End of Plastic

Tom Heap meets a man on a mission: Eben Bayer is determined to eradicate plastic and polystyrene from the packaging...

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Hot in the City

Heatwaves and rising temperatures are killing thousands of people each year and that's expected to increase...

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Our Neighbours Are Elephants!

Urban sprawl is now impacting on the habitats of wildlife in countries around the world, so how can wildlife and city...

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Mind the Gap

Our energy needs are growing as our energy supply dwindles. Renewables have not come online quickly enough and we are...

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CSI Landfill

Tom Heap discovers landfill mining: finding value in what's been thrown away. He visits Belgium to meet the first...

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Tom Heap reports on the latest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He's joined by a panel of...

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Burn That Fat!

Fighting the fat can be a difficult issue - and not just for our waistlines. Old cooking oil from our takeaways and...

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Sharks Attacked

Ever since the film 'Jaws' hit the big screen, sharks have been portrayed as aggressive, indiscriminate killers. But...

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Waste Watchers

In 2011 a major report involving 400 experts from 35 countries issued stark warnings about the future food supply....

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The Palm Oil Palm Off

In June this year a thick haze descended over Singapore, causing record air pollution levels which left streets empty...

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Electric Cars Recharged

It has been the Next Big Thing for longer than most people can remember but there are signs that the much-derided...

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