Due to programming changes, WRS no longer produces Green.
Pete Forster takes a regular look at the environment, the changing global climate and all things green.
Green podcast feed
Green: How green are your shoes?Monday, 12 April, 2010Dutch retailer Macintosh has asked a Swiss-based NGO to find out everything about their shoes that manufacturers prefer to hide. From poisons in the glue to the amount of forests cleared to make way for the cattle to grow the leather, they want to know, and they want you to know… but why?
Green: The green economyThursday, 18 March, 2010A Swiss-based company wants to make money for investors by buying land and plantations around the world and managing the timber in a socially and environmentally responsible way. Doable? WRS’s Pete Forster investigates:
Green: Lots at stake at CITESSaturday, 6 March, 2010The Convention in Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is taking place in Doha this week. WRS’s Pete Forster spoke to Sue Menka of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN about what it might mean for lovers of sushi and shark fin soup:
Green: Making sense of energy label standardsMonday, 22 February, 2010The EU is looking to amend its standards for energy labeling of white goods. Switzerland customarily follows suit, but should it this time? WRS’s Pete Forster talks to Prof. Dr. Rolf Wüstenhagen of St Gallen University, who has been looking into the effectiveness of the new scheme:
Green: Losing faith in faith in the IPCC?Monday, 15 February, 2010It seems that the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was way off in its forecast about the melting of Himalayan glaciers. WRS’s Pete Forster asks Dr Martin Beniston, a leading climatologist, whether the mistake undermines the other conclusions in the document.
Green: One industry's problem is another's solutionMonday, 8 February, 2010Dr. Jörg Rieckenmann from Urban Water Management (Eawag) explains how a problem for mobile phone companies—signal interference from rain—just might help city planners more accurately measure rainfall in order to help reduce the amount of untreated sewerage making its way into our streams and lakes:
Green: One phone charger for allMonday, 1 February, 2010The International Telecommunications Union has convinced several of the top mobile phone producers to agree to a universal charger—a move they say could save more 13.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year. WRS’s Pete Forster has the story:
Green: Every day energy scavengingMonday, 11 January, 2010Lucas Chambers talks to Swiss scientists who are looking for new ways to scavenge energy from the myriad little things we do in our daily lives.
Green: Cut back on meat, save the world?Monday, 4 January, 2010Pete Forster looks at a WWF campaign that urges people to cut back on meat consumption—responsible for a surprisingly large amount of global carbon emissions:
Green: Copenhagen talks begin under a cloudMonday, 7 December, 2009Nebulous atmospheric conditions in Copenhagen this morning were viewed by many conference delegates and journalists as an apt metaphor for the talks at hand. WRS’s Catherine Allen reports from the climate summit.