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)

  • 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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  • 08 Apr 2014: Flight from Disaster

    Tue, 8 Apr 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Millions of birds suffered as a result of an enormous chemical spill in southern Spain in 1998. Julian Rush returns to the scene to discover how well nature has recovered.

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  • 01 Apr 2014: A Resilient World?

    Tue, 1 Apr 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    Following the publication of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a panel of climate experts debates how we will have to adapt to become resilient.

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  • 25 Mar 2014: Brsitol: European Green Capital 2015

    Fri, 28 Mar 14

    Duration:
    29 mins

    In 2015 Bristol will be European Green Capital. We discover exactly what the title means to the city and what makes Bristol so environmentally friendly.

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