One Planet

One Planet covers environmental, development and agriculture stories, dealing with the impact of humankind on the natural world.

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Scott's Legacy
One hundred years ago, Robert Scott's bid to lead the first expedition to reach the South Pole may have ended in tragic failure but Kevin Fong argues the scientific discoveries were much more important than who won the polar race.
Dátum: 2012-08-17 Idő: 19:32:00
The Best of One Planet
This week's programme will be the last edition of One Planet - so we've put together a rather nostalgic look back at the last few years. We've been on air since 1997 in various forms, bringing you the big issues in environmental news and international development. Thanks to everyone who's spoken to us over the years - and thanks for listening!
Dátum: 2012-08-10 Idő: 19:32:00
A Global Audience With David Attenborough
Another chance to hear our conversation from February this year with the world's best known natural history film-maker. Sir David Attenborough joins Mike Williams and a live audience to discuss how the environment and our lives have been transformed since he first started making documentaries 60 years ago.
Dátum: 2012-08-03 Idő: 19:32:00
Carbon Tax and Right-Wing Greens
Australia has some of the world's highest per capita greenhouse gas emissions, and earlier this month Prime Minister Julia Gillard introduced a carbon tax on some of the country's worst-polluting firms. But the new tax is already proving controversial, with opposition and business groups claiming it'll wreck the economy. Also, the rise of the far-right environmentalists in Germany, and a strange lake in the Californian desert.
Dátum: 2012-07-13 Idő: 19:32:00
After We're Dead
Each year, approximately 55 million of us die, and many of us continue to damage the environment even after we're dead. On One Planet this week we'll hear about 'green funerals' - rituals and practices to honour a life without the use of toxic embalming chemicals, and without precious hard-wood coffins, metal and silk being left to rot underground. And, from Australia, about a row which has broken out about children and hunting.
Dátum: 2012-07-06 Idő: 19:32:00
The Green Games
When London won the Olympics in 2005, it was with a promise that London 2012 would be the 'greenest Olympics ever'. But how green can the Olympics really be? This week, One Planet visits the Olympic site to find out. Plus, a look back at last week's Rio +20 summit, and Jamaica's new herbal industry.
Dátum: 2012-06-29 Idő: 18:32:00
The World of The Activist
As NGOs descend on Rio for next week's Earth Summit, One Planet examines the efforts of environmental activists. Who are they? What do they do? What can they really achieve? And where do they draw the line? We speak to a celebrity activist, a chinese environmentalist, a campaigning journalist - and those who advocate breaking the law in support of their cause.
Dátum: 2012-06-15 Idő: 19:32:00
Rio+20 - the future we want?
The Rio +20 summit starts on June 20th - it's meant to provide a blueprint for global sustainable development under the banner "The Future We Want". But with only two weeks to go, negotiations are going badly, with developed and developing countries finding it impossible to agree. This week, One Planet speaks to Sha Zukang, Secretary-General for the conference on behalf of the UN, about what the summit's likely to achieve - and whether it's possible to reconcile everyone's different visions of the world to come.
Dátum: 2012-06-08 Idő: 12:00:00
Mining the Floor of our Oceans
Last month, ambitious plans to mine asteroids were unveiled to the world's media. But there's an equally alien landscape closer to home which is set to be mined much sooner - the bottom of our oceans. A number of proposals are under consideration, and the first exploration licences have just been granted in Papua New Guinea. On this week's One Planet we find out more about the potential for deep sea mining - and the potential risks. Plus, what the sounds of nature can tell us about the health of a habitat.
Dátum: 2012-06-01 Idő: 19:32:00
A Himalayan-sized Data Gap
Some Himalayan glaciers have actually grown during the past decades, according to a new report. The impact of climate change on the iconic mountain range is shrouded in controversy - particularly after widespread claims that they would disappear by 2035 were proved false. Photographer Klaus Thymann travelled to the region to find out what's really going on. Plus, we look ahead to the Rio+20 summit, and catch up with environmental photographer Mark Edwards to find out what's changed since the Copenhagen climate conference.
Dátum: 2012-05-25 Idő: 19:32:00