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Tuesday 23 December  
The Earth Beat team

Earth Beat

The Earth Beat team


Radio Show: Back to the Land

Earth Beat, 21 October 2011. We head back to the land, to the simple life. But is it really that simple? From killing your own deer for meat and clothing, to growing things in a cramped slum, or foraging in the forest, we examine how to...

Extreme car recycling
Netherlands Netherlands Article: Extreme car recycling

Article: Extreme car recycling

As of today, cars in the Netherlands can be almost completely recycled; after all the metal has been removed, it’s now possible to take everything of value out of the material that’s left. In the Dutch town of Tiel a brand new...

Radio Show: Remote

Earth Beat, 14 October 2011. We cut our ties to civilisation and get out there: from the loneliest island in the world, to living in a cave, or discovering the unknown wild spaces in a megacity. Remote locations: our impact on them, and...

Article: Antarctic tourism: the pros and cons

An endless expanse of ice beneath a clear blue sky, emperor penguins and Weddell seals. It’s an unforgettable experience, a trip to Antarctica. The new tourist season is getting underway. Nowadays, about 50,000 tourists each year...

Article: Death knell sounds for Amsterdam Tropical Museum

The internationally renowned ethnological museum, the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam is being threatened with closure. The Netherlands' government no longer wants to subsidise the museum and the associated Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) after...

Radio Show: Goodbye

Earth Beat, 7 October 2011. Saying goodbye… to a home, to an island, to a species. Stories about taking your leave under tough conditions.

Article: Barriers and dams: exporting Holland's sea defences

The massive storm surge barrier on the mouth of Eastern Scheldt along the south-west coast of the Netherlands was officially opened 25 years ago. It is an awe-inspiring feat of modern engineering and construction: a dam some 9 kilometres...

Chicago Wildflower Works 1984 - 2004
United States of America United States of America Article: Living art? The battle for Chicago's Wildflower Works

Article: Living art? The battle for Chicago's Wildflower Works

When artist Chapman Kelley was asked to create a public flower garden for a Chicago park, he designed it to be sustainable. Wild flowers were used - meaning no fertilizer or watering was needed, and when one variety had finished blooming...

Article: Indian eco city with a Dutch flavour

Ashok Bhalotra has worked in urban development and sustainable city planning all over the world, but he’s never worked in his country of origin, India. “Now is the time”, he simply says. As an urban designer who’s...

Article: Netherlands embraces two-track aid for Somalia

Tens of thousands of people have died as the result of severe drought in the Horn of Africa, and hundreds of thousands have been made refugees, looking for food. The international community has stepped in, but emergency aid is only a stop-...


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

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