386 - Walking Backwards to Advance Trees

August 03, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a wonderfully strange gesture by a man in Indonesia who is protesting against deforestation. Indonesia has the 3rd highest global deforestation in the world – behind only Brazil and the Congo. At the current rate of tree felling, the percentage of the forest in Indonesia will continue to decrease at an alarming high rate. So, how is the protest strange? How long will it last? What is hoped to have been achieved by its end?
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August 03, 2019
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373 - Norway: Nature Trumps Oil Billions

April 12, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast reports on a decision by the Norwegian government to begin to end the country’s drilling for off-shore oil. The announcement, by Europe’s largest producer of petroleum, is simply because the centre-left opposition wants to reduce the ecological damage created by oil production. The decision will cost the northern European nation billions of Euros in oil revenue. What is the reaction in Norway? Is this idea universally popular?
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April 12, 2019
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366 - Mos Burger: Ditch Plastic Now!

February 08, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast focuses on one of the most important battles facing our world in the 21st Century – the damage plastic causes our environment. With this in mind, one of Japan’s leading family restaurant chains – Mos Burger has announced that it will no longer use plastic for customers who take-out food. The Japanese hamburger chain is the latest company to restrict its reliance on plastic. Who else is joining the fight? What damage does plastic do to the Earth?
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February 08, 2019
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365 - Moose Statue War!

February 01, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast focuses on one of the more unusual battles raging across the world – which moose statue is the highest? Two towns, one in Canada and one in Norway are in dispute over which giant moose statue is the tallest in the world. The previous holder of the world’s tallest moose statue was located in Moose Jaw Canada, which is a pretty good location for such a monument. After being dethroned as home to the tallest moose statue in the world, the mayor has promised to regain the world title. How will they do this? What happens next?
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February 01, 2019
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364 - Colour-coded Buildings?

January 26, 2019


This week’s ENW podcast, the second in January 2019, examines a decree by one North African president who is demanding that his country adopt a unified colour scheme for all its buildings. The idea is simple – to make the country’s homes, offices, schools and factories look more ascetically pleasing. Like many countries around the world Egypt’s buildings have been built in different decades, styles and materials. This has resulted, according to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, in an uncivilised vista. What colours will the buildings be painted? How will it work?
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January 26, 2019
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