Costing the Earth

Costing the Earth

Por BBC Radio 4
En Costing the Earth

Antipasto Agony

Bad news for lovers of tapenade and pesto. Olive trees are succumbing to a new disease. Tom Heap reports from Puglia...

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Coast: 50 Years of Change

A new report from the National Trust reveals how how our coast has changed over the last 50 years. Tom Heap asks if...

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Paying For Our Parks

Our National Parks are getting less money from central government - some have seen their grant cut by 40% in the past...

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Lungs, Lies and Automobiles

Have we been lied to about the quality of the air we breathe? Do car manufacturers, regulators and farmers have some...

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Where Have All Our Gardens Gone?

Urban Britain is paving over its front gardens. Lawns, hedges and hollyhocks are being replaced by tarmac and car...

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Oceans of Acid

As the oceans absorb manmade carbon emissions a chemical reaction takes place which is making sea water more acidic....

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Britain Rules the Waves

Britain still owns islands large and small across the globe, from Pitcairn to South Georgia and Bermuda to Ascension....

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Sounds of the Seas

How noisy is the underwater environment? Tom Heap dips beneath the surface to find out if man-made noise is affecting...

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Electric Island

The little Scottish island of Eigg is teaching the world how remote communities can power themselves with clean,...

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The Ozone Hole Thirty Years On

In May 1985 Joe Farman, Jonathan Shanklin and Brian Gardiner of the British Antarctic Survey published their paper in...

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Britain's Environment: The Debate

How will the next government tackle Britain's environmental problems? The politics of the environment and our food...

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China's Water Revolution

China has powered its development with water. When it needed energy for industry it built the largest hydro-electric...

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Eco-Cities

Tom Heap investigates whether eco-cities are living up to their promise. In years gone by, Costing the Earth has...

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Cycle City

The bulldozers have already begun work on London's 'cycle superhighways' or 'Crossrail for bikes'. Cycling...

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Reds Return

Could the return of the Pine Marten mean the end of the Grey Squirrel takeover? Tom Heap examines emerging evidence...

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Climate Change: Inconvenient Facts?

With arctic sea ice shrinking and Antarctic sea ice growing, Tom Heap asks what is happening to the climate. Despite...

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The Price of Cheap Oil

In this week's Costing The Earth Tom Heap asks what the falling price of oil means for the environment. First...

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Lava: A Dangerous Game

A report from the United Nations published this week highlights for the first time the international impacts of...

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Greening the Green Belt

The UK's housing crisis is acute. We need to build but where? Many critics point to the ample green space which...

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Hunting the Beefalo

A failed breeding experiment has led to a hybrid creature running riot in the Grand Canyon. The Beefalo is now...

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