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COSTING THE EARTH
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Thursday 21:00-21:30
Costing the Earth tells stories which touch all our lives, looking at man's effect on the environment and at how the environment reacts. It questions accepted truths, challenges the people in charge and reports on progress towards improving the world we live in.
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ALEX KIRBY
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Thursday 11 August 2005

Wildlife Gardens

Put all Britain's gardens together and you have more open space than the country's combined national parks. Gardens probably have the more plant species per square metre than any other habitat on earth - more even than the rainforests. Increasingly, gardens are seen as important part of conservation, and as a result gardeners are being bombarded with advice about how to tend their plots in a "wildlife-friendly" manner. But how much of this advice is backed up by sound science?

In Costing the Earth this week, Alex Kirby investigates - and separates the facts from the mythology.
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