Costing the Earth

Costing the Earth

Por BBC Radio 4
En Costing the Earth

Eco Anxiety

Is the future of the planet making you depressed? Do you feel paralysed, unable to imagine the happiness of future...

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The State of Nature

A detailed snapshot of Earth's natural life is published this week. How sick is the planet and what can we do to...

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The Youth Are Revolting

Greta Thunberg and the global youth strikes for the climate have directed the worlds attention to the potential...

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Could Britain Feed Itself?

Could Britain feed itself? Tom Heap assesses how much more of our own food we could potentially produce. Currently we...

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The Environment after Brexit

Where does Brexit leave the UK countryside? Tom Heap hosts a studio debate. On the panel: Shaun Spiers from the...

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The Wolf is Back!

Wolves were hunted out of many European countries over a century ago. In recent years they've been migrating back...

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The Wolf is Back!

Wolves were hunted out of many European countries over a century ago. In recent years they've been migrating back...

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Fast Fashion Slow Down

Fast fashion is responsible for more emissions than shipping and aviation combined and by 2050 could account for a...

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Dash from Gas

Around 90% of homes in Britain get their hot water and heating from gas-fired boilers. There are 23 million of them...

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Clean Air for Kids

Clean air - the fightback: Tom Heap investigates the problems caused by air pollution, and asks how it affects...

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Tread Lightly

Tyres have an enormous impact on the environment. What can be done to produce and dispose of them more efficiently?...

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Hit the Gas!

From the cattle shed to the racetrack, ammonia is having a moment. In the wrong place it's a dangerous pollutant, in...

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The Future of Our National Parks

2019 is the 70th anniversary of the legislation that created the first National Parks in the UK. At this crucial...

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The Future of Our National Parks

2019 is the 70th anniversary of the legislation that created the first National Parks in the UK. At this crucial...

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Heat from the Deep

The heat contained in the top 3km of the Earth’s crust could power the planet thousands of times over. Despite that,...

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Art and the Environment

Climate change is hard to depict. Polar bears on melting ice caps are far away from everyday life and the data is...

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March of the Wet Wipes

Over the last decade, wet wipes have become ubiquitous. There's a wipe for almost everything, from faces to...

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Wetland Wonder

What have wetlands ever done for us? Apart from providing fresh water, carbon storage, flood mitigation, wildlife...

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The Real Cost of Chinese Medicine

China's $900bn Belt and Road Initiative is taking Chinese money, expertise and workers all around the world. From...

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Plasticphobia

Could the war on plastic have unintended consequences for the environment? Tom Heap reports. Producer: Sarah Swadling

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