Sunday, April 05, 2009

Green In The Media 6th April - 12th April

We're into the Easter holidays, so don't expect much this week.

Monday 6th April

Costing the Earth
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 21:00 to 21:30 (Also Thu 1330)
Tom Heap reports on the Antarctic Treaty, a unique but little-known beacon of global co-operation which has kept the soldiers at bay and the scientists in harness on the continent for the last 50 years. It has survived Cold War tension, the Falklands war and rapacious fishing to emerge as a textbook study of how diplomacy can avoid conflict. But can it rebuff the pressures of the next 50 years, with tourists, bio-prospectors and energy companies all scouring the planet for scarce resources?

Tuesday 7th April

Hitting the Buffers
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 11:00 to 11:30
First of two programmes in which Gareth Mitchell looks at our need for speed in different areas of modern life and asks what is stopping us from getting faster. Promises of quicker and more comfortable travel seem to have disappeared in the push towards greener transport. But does greener mean slower? And have faster speeds become elusive for both technological and financial reasons? Gareth travels to El Mirage dry lake bed in the Californian desert, where 'hot rodding' was born, and to the Estorick Gallery in London which houses the UK's largest collection of Futurist art, the early-20th century movement that expressed a love of speed.

Wednesday 8th April

The Political Slot
On: Channel 4
Time: 19:55 to 20:00
The Liberal Party.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is in Islington looking at green solutions for unemployment.

Thursday 9th April

One Planet
On: BBC World Service Radio
Time: 10:30 to 11:00 (Also 1630, 2030, 0130, Sat 2030)
The programme that explores the biggest issues in global development and the environment.

Friday 10th April

The Weather Show
On: BBC News
Time: 10:30 to 11:00 (Also 1430, 0130, Sat 2230, Sun 1530)
The Weather Show looks at the arguments surrounding climate change and the mechanisms that make changes in the weather. Also, how are the snow in the UK and the wildfires in Australia connected?

Saturday 11th April

Open Country
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 06:07 to 06:30
Countryside magazine. Helen Mark finds out if Canon Frome, an eco-community in Ledbury, could offer a solution to the challenges faced by those who wish to live sustainably outside of cities without building village suburbs.

Beyond Westminster
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 11:00 to 11:30
Looking at politics beyond and outside the Westminster parliament. Elinor Goodman examines a 'Green New Deal' which has been promised to fight global warming and the recession at the same time. She discovers, however, that tensions between short and long term priorities are making green politics a challenge.

Eco Solutions
Time: 00:30 to 01:00
Eco Solutions gives the viewer a unique peek into the situations that plague our planet and proposes real solutions to help us understand why we should make a change.

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