Sunday, March 07, 2010

Green In The Media 8th March - 14th March

Monday 8th March

Costing the Earth
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 21:00 to 21:30 (Also Thu 1330)
Fusion Future.
For 50 years, nuclear fusion has been touted as the safe, cheap, limitless fuel of the future. In 2010 the future may finally arrive. Tom Heap investigates the real potential of fusion power.

Future of Food
On: BBC 1
Time: 03:10 to 04:10
George Alagiah travels the world to reveal a growing global food crisis. In this episode, George heads out to India to discover how a changing diet in the developing world is putting pressure on the world's limited food resources. He finds out how using crops to produce fuel is impacting on food supplies across the continents. George then meets a farmer in Kent, who is struggling to sell his fruit at a profit, and a British farmer in Kenya who is shipping out tonnes of vegetables for the UK's supermarket shelves. He also examines why so many people are still dying of hunger after decades of food aid. Back in the UK, George challenges the decision-makers with the facts he has uncovered - from Oxfam head of research Duncan Green to Sainsbury's boss Justin King. He finds out why British beef may offer a model for future meat production and how our appetite for fish is stripping the world's seas bare.

Tuesday 9th March

Home Planet
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 15:00 to 15:30
Richard Daniel and the team discuss listeners' questions about the natural world and our impact on it.

Wednesday 10th March

Geoengineering the Climate
On: BBC Radio Four
Time: 21:00 to 21:30
Mark Whitaker reports from Britain and the USA on the science of geoengineering and the political questions it raises. Putting giant parasols in space, injecting substances into the stratosphere, fertilising the oceans and brightening the clouds are all techniques to cool the earth, by reducing sunlight or removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Until recently they were the stuff of science fiction but now they are being taken seriously on both sides of the Atlantic.

Thursday 11th March

One Planet
On: BBC World Service Radio
Time: 10:32 to 11:00 (Also 1530, 2030, 0130, Sat 2030, Sun 0630, 2330)
One Planet looks at how we use our planet.

Sunday 14th March

On: BBC 1
Time: 18:00 to 19:00
Cornwall is the destination for John Craven who's investigating whether fishermen need to radically change the way they do business if they're to save the industry from collapse.

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