The ancient Greeks and Romans used snails for beauty treatments. Now 2,000 years on, snail farming is flourishing in Italy thanks to a new craze for slime-based skincare and health products. But just how are they extracting the slime?
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Did human-made warming cause Peru's devastating flooding? Why alien eucalyptus trees have caused havoc in Cameroon, and is the weed killer glyphosate really safe for humans and the environment?
The politics of climate change – and why we can all be desperately optimistic about the future. Plus, a luxury snail spa that's all about slime.
Wetlands may not be as sexy or eye-catching as coral reefs or rainforests but these diverse, complex landscapes play a vital ecological role. For World Wetlands Day, we pay homage with a tour of swamps, bogs and marshes.
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