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Demand for air conditioning is growing as the planet gets hotter. But there are other solutions besides these carbon-intensive appliances to keep our homes and cities cool. (This episode has been republished and updated).
The tourism industry has been consistently growing for decades thanks to the human desire to visit faraway places and explore. But our globetrotting ways are having a negative impact on the environment. Are we capable of change? (This episode has been republished and updated).
Severe drought and wildfires are wreaking havoc with Germany's forests, leading to dieback on a large scale. Indian-born scientist Somidh Saha is working to make them more resilient. (This episode has been republished and updated).
The relationship between humans and trees has changed considerably in the course of history. Now climate change is forcing both forests and humans to adapt fast. What does this mean for our identity and future relationship with forests?
Agriculture needs to adapt to climate change to ensure food security. Agroforestry systems could help make farms more resilient, but they only constitute a fraction of farming in Europe. Is it time for change?
Staff shortages and flight cancellations have thrown airlines into turmoil at the start of a busy summer holiday season. But that's just one challenge confronting the aviation industry. It's also under growing pressure to shrink its carbon footprint in the face of a much bigger crisis: climate change. (This episode has been republished and updated).
Expanding forests can help bring down the amount of CO2 trapped in the atmosphere. But restoring these invaluable ecosystems is a complex business, and planting new trees can sometimes do more harm than good.
Climate change and monoculture plantations are rendering Germany's forests more vulnerable to forest fires. One solution could be the creation of forests that don't burn so easily. But how is this done, and what does this mean for ecosystems and timber production?
Global CO2 emissions continue to rise despite the urgent need to decarbonize. What does this failure to tackle climate change mean for climate activism? Is radicalization the next step?
Trees are connected to each other by a huge underground network through which they can exchange information. But why is this crucial for the survival of forests and how is climate change affecting connectivity?
Forests cover 30% of the Earth's land area and are home to 80% of its biodiversity. Forests are our lungs and can help mitigate climate change by storing carbon. But things are changing as temperatures rise and the global population grows. What does this mean for our trees?
The town of Andernach uses its public spaces to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs that anyone can pick free of charge. The project has been a resounding hit with locals keen to learn more about growing food sustainably. For some, it's even been life-changing.
Supermarkets stock thousands of food products flown in from all over the world. And we've become used to this bounty of choice, often at the cost of the environment. Is it time to scale back?
Lab-grown meat could help us decarbonize agriculture and abolish factory farming along with all its environmental and ethical downsides. So why the holdup?
The world is going to need about 50% more food by 2050. Has the time come to roll out genetically modified crops that promise higher yields, are more resilient to climate change and reduce the carbon footprint of farming?
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is threatening global food security and supply chains. The shocks to food systems are set to intensify amid climate change. Is greener farming the answer?
The way we currently produce food isn't sustainable. So what needs to change? Introducing On The Green Fence's new season: The Future of Food.
This week On the Green Fence brings you an episode from our friends at Outside/In. Antler tissue is the fastest growing animal tissue on the planet. Listen in to find out how antlers grow so fast, meet a collector who covers hundreds of miles searching for them, and find out why scientists hope antlers could unlock new treatments for osteoporosis.
Water scarcity already affects about 40% of the world's population and droughts could put up to 700 million people at risk of displacement by the year 2030. Are we entering a new era of violent conflict over water?
Water covers over 70% of the world’s surface, but only 0.5% of the earth’s water is available as fresh water. Water pollutants are causing irreversible damage to ecosystems and global warming is adding to the burden. Are we too late to clean up this mess?
Comments (3)

Samir Dallali

who are these people? doesn't seem like they know all the relevant information. they don't sound like experts in the field of nutrition, ecology and farming

May 6th
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Constance Moylan

excellent program

Jun 18th
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