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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 29, 2018

Is disagreement a dying art? These days, all public conversations seem toxic: no matter whether we're debating abortion or casting for the new Star Wars film, we don't seem to be able to agree to disagree. 

But what is that doing to our mental health and our democracy? And can we relearn the vital art of turning public...

Jul 22, 2018

It's been 100 years since the Spanish Flu outbreak of 1918 - the deadliest natural disaster in human history. But as deforestation, climate change and global rapid transport incubate the next big global pandemic, we're asking: are we ready for it? 

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...