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)

  • 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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  • 18 Mar 2014: Feeding the Crops of the Future

    Tue, 18 Mar 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Tom Heap looks at whether we're running out of phosphorus, a key ingredient of fertiliser, and vital for life. All ours is imported, so should we be worried about future supplies? Produced by Jolyon Jenkins

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  • 11 Mar 2014: Futureproofing Britain's Forests

    Tue, 11 Mar 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Ash plantations are being devastated by ash dieback but other pests and diseases are also attacking our forests. Julian Rush investigates what's being done to protect our forests.

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  • 04 Mar 2014: Nuclear Waste

    Tue, 4 Mar 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Medium Nuclear power is back on the UK's agenda, but what to do with the long-lasting radioactive waste remains the problem. Costing The Earth investigates the best ways to dispose of it. Produced by Martin Poyntz-Roberts

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  • 25 Feb 2014: A Greener Way to Go

    Tue, 25 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    Many of us are trying to lead a greener life, but how many of us will continue the trend... into death? Tom Heap investigates the 'greenest way to go'. Produced by Emily Knight

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  • 18 Feb 2014: Britain Under Water

    Tue, 18 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    The winter of flooding has gone on long enough. Tom Heap goes in search of solutions to Britain's vulnerability for this year, next year and the decades to come.

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  • 11 Feb 2014: A toilet for the 21st century

    Tue, 11 Feb 14

    Duration:
    28 mins

    There are 2.5 billion people living on the planet with no basic sanitation. Dr Kat Arney looks at ways to allow everyone to have safe, clean, environmentally friendly toilets.

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