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Welcome to Halfway to the Moon!

We're on a journey to answer the big (and little) questions about life in an era when humans have touched every part of the globe and beyond.

Join Suzanne and Lucy as they take a weekly journey into weird, wonderful, crazy and sometimes terrifying stories about nature, climate, the planet and the universe we live in today.

Jul 18, 2018

We all know that pulling resources of the ground can be bad for the environment. But some types of mining go out of their way to destroy everything in their path, causing earthquakes and levelling whole mountains. This week we look at the crazy lengths we're willing to go to get at those sweet, sweet fossil fuels.

Jul 8, 2018

Traditional funerals have a big environmental impact... and with 55 million of us dying every year the outcomes can be massive. Recently the green burial movement has sprung up to look at alternatives - you can become part of a forest, a reef, a giant urban compost bin or help solve crimes from beyond the grave.

How do...

Jul 2, 2018

China is currently the world's largest carbon emitter, and what happens there over the next generation will literally shape the globes future. The ruling Central Party has committed that their carbon emissions will peak by 2030 and then start to go backwards - but will they make it? Will, in fact, they do way way...

Jun 24, 2018

The world is in the grip of a costly, destructive and quite often deadly environmental crime of which most people have never heard.

Communities around the world are waking up to find their local beach, riverbank or lake have been stolen by a very 21st century branch of organised crime: the sand mafia. These criminal...

Jun 17, 2018

Everyone agrees that humans have impacted this planet and the space that surrounds more than any other species in the history of this solar system. But to be able to understand that impact we need to describe it. Enter the environmental humanities and their quest for the anthropomeme: the perfect way to encapsulate this...