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Saturday 20 December  
The Earth Beat team

Earth Beat

The Earth Beat team


Radio Show: Out of Nowhere

Earth Beat, 2 December 2011. We uncover the unexpected. From the man who discovered an island that appeared in the middle of nowhere, to bike lanes that sprung up out of the blue. Stories about some delightful surprises. Comment on the...

Dutch lowlands from the air
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Dutch lowlands from the air

Article: Dutch lowlands from the air

It doesn’t get any Dutcher than this: the aerial photographs of Siebe Swart showing land that, without human intervention, would have been under water. Swart captured the most vulnerable locations of the “best-protected delta...

Marjan Minnesma on the Durban climate conference
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Durban? What a waste of time!

Article: Durban? What a waste of time!

Don't bother keeping an eye on the Durban climate conference this week. That advice is from Marjan Minnesma. The woman voted top green entrepreneur in the Netherlands has a 'sisters are doing it for themselves' attitude. Not governments,...

Radio Show: Wild Things

Earth Beat, 25 November 2011. This week we go really wild. From bees in search of pastures new, to plastic-eating albatrosses and a visit to the world's very first sustainable sea farm. It’s seaweed for all and more. Comment on...

Article: Fuming about old-timers' fumes

You are young, mad about cars and have a sense of style. So you decide to buy an old Mercedes, BMW or some other polluting icon of the car industry. These old-timers are increasingly becoming a regular feature on Dutch roads. Owners of...

The Texas drought has dried up Lake Buchanan, revealing Bluffton's foundations
United States of America United States of America Article: Texas drought reveals ghost town of old Bluffton

Article: Texas drought reveals ghost town of old Bluffton

Bluffton is the ghost town that keeps being resurrected. Built as a small trading post on the banks of the Colorado river in 1852, it survived just 30 years before being burned down by a rowdy group of cowboys. Photos below. (...

Article: Pollution, overfishing increases seal rehab numbers

Life is becoming increasingly difficult for the seal population of the Wadden Sea. Overfishing, polluted waters and warmer seas means that each year greater numbers of sick seals are being rescued from surrounding beaches. Producer...

Article: Cycle highways to beat Dutch traffic jams

The Netherlands has more cyclists than anywhere else on the globe. Just watch all the bicycles whizzing by in Mark Wagenbuur's Youtube video Bicycle Rush Hour Utrecht and it will make you dizzy. Despite all the bikes already on Dutch...

Article: Dutch industry is a sustainable champion

Dutch companies appear to be locked in a battle to see who can be the most sustainable. Symposiums on sustainability in every imaginable sector follow each other in rapid succession and any company that has yet to embrace some kind of a...

Radio Show: Home

Earth Beat, 18 November 2011. Home sweet home - and all its accoutrements. Ever thought about downsizing? We speak to a woman who reduced her living space from 1,500 square feet to just 84. Plus, what do you do when the land your home sits...


Host - Marnie Chesterton
Editor - Chris Chambers
Producers - Anik See, Fiona Campbell and Marijke Peters
Web producer - Sid Fordham

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