Costing the Earth

Costing the Earth

Por BBC Radio 4
En Costing the Earth

Coral versus Coal

The rapid decline of the Great Barrier Reef is one of the environmental crises of the decade. But who is to blame?...

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Defenders of the Reef

Marine biologist and film-maker, Ellen Husain studied the Great Barrier Reef for her Masters degree thirteen years...

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Everything's Gone Green!

In the last General Election environmental issues barely merited a mention. Nine months on and the Prime Minister is...

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Bonn Climate Talks: Where next?

Tom Heap is in Bonn for the United Nations annual climate change discussions. It is the first year with Donald Trump...

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America's Climate Resistance

It's a year since President Trump was elected. In that time he has appointed a climate sceptic as head of the...

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Tony's Farm

When Anna Jones was growing up, the air was clean and the grass was lush. She lived on a farm in Shropshire, and...

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Fish Farms of the Future

A new study suggests farmed fish could be key to feeding a growing global population. Fish are an efficient source of...

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Where Does Our Waste Go?

Where do the contents of our bins end up? Tom Heap lifts the lid on the recycling industry to find out what happens...

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The Future of Fashion

It may seem odd when an industry that relies on seasonal trends and consumption talks about 'going green'. But Lucy...

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Dare to Share

The ability to share underused resources like holiday homes and car journeys through online sites has disrupted many...

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Guardians of the Environment?

Tom Heap asks if the Environment Agency is fit for purpose. After seven years of deep cuts to its staffing and...

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Fight the Power

Meet Gina Lopez, the radical green activist who suddenly found herself appointed Environment Minister for the...

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Battery Powered Britain

New developments in battery technology are changing the way we power Britain. More efficient, higher capacity...

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Tourist Tide

Can beautiful places welcome mass tourism without environmental destruction? Tom Heap reports. There's been a summer...

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James Wong on the World's Toughest Plants

Between 20 and 33% of the world's plant species are currently at risk of global extinction. That's the estimation of...

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Future Forests

Can Britain revive its forests and grow the wood we need for a greener economy? Tom Heap investigates as we approach...

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Mekong Delta Blues

New dams threaten life on South-East Asia's most vital river, a river that provides food and water to 70 million...

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Exploding Penguins

The penguins of the Falkland Islands have thrived since the war of 1982, protected from human interference by...

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Insulation for the Nation

Our homes are responsible for 25% of our carbon emissions in the UK. Tom Heap asks if we can retrofit our homes to...

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Sinking Solomon Islands

Five of the Solomon Islands have already been lost to sea level rise and many more are being rendered uninhabitable....

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