Costing the Earth

Costing the Earth

Man's effect on the environment, questioning accepted truths, challenging those in charge and reporting on progress towards improving the world. Presenters, Tom Heap and Dr Alice Roberts, travel the UK and the world in search of solutions to the challenges facing the natural world and the people and wildlife that live in it. Broadcast at 21.00 on Mondays, Costing the Earth runs for 27 weeks of the year, split into three series. Podcast episodes are added weekly.

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Recent episodes (10)

  • 16 Sept 14 El Nino

    Tue, 16 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Weatherman, Peter Gibbs investigates the global impact of the weather phenomenon El Nino. Forecasts predict El Nino will occur at the end of this year and although the severity and likelihood has been revised the prospect of the phenomenon is enough to drive fear into many communities around the world.

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  • 09 Sept 14 When Mosquitoes Attack!

    Tue, 9 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Jheni Osman investigates whether the threat of mosquito-borne disease is moving closer to home in the UK.

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  • 02 Sept 14 Texan Drought

    Tue, 2 Sep 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Four years of harsh drought across Texas has prompted radical measures. Tom Heap hears how farmers, frackers and residents are being affected.

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  • 26 Aug 14 Campaign for Clean Air

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Tom Heap launches his campaign to improve the air we breathe.

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  • 20 May 2014: Britain's Overseas Wildlife

    Tue, 20 May 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Britain's Overseas Territories, from the Caribbean to the Falkland Islands contain a treasure trove of wildlife. Tom Heap asks if we are doing enough to protect it. Produced by Alasdair Cross

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  • 13 May 2014: Energy Storage

    Tue, 13 May 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Solar and wind energy can often be wasted if it's not needed when it's generated. Tom Heap looks at ideas for storing energy, using the landscape or science, and asks if it's enough. Produced by Anne-Marie Bullock

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  • 06 May 2014: The Future of our Food

    Tue, 6 May 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Where will our food come from in the future? Tom Heap chairs the debate from the Bristol Food Connections Festival. Produced in Bristol by Martin Poyntz-Roberts

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  • 29 Apr 2014: Chemical Weapons 100 years on

    Tue, 29 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    With the end of April being the deadline for Syria to sacrifice its entire arsenal of chemical weapons, Tom Heap finds out the nitty-gritty of how they're going to be disposed of.

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  • 22 Apr 2014: Power of Scotland

    Tue, 22 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Scotland is the principal source of Britain's renewable energy as well as its oil and gas. What would independence mean for the UK energy market? Tom Heap reports from Edinburgh.

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  • 15 Apr 2014 Living it Small

    Tue, 15 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Tom Heap explores innovative microhomes - can they solve the housing crisis and ease us into living more environmentally.

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