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"earthrise" is Al Jazeera's award-winning environmental show exploring the most significant threats to our planet by highlighting eco-friendly solutions from around the world. "earthrise" brings you the stories of those who strive to improve our quality of life and reduce our negative impact on the earth.
Half the world's population live in cities, and by 2050 the figure will increase to two-thirds, or about 6 billion people. The environmental impact is already extensive. As the global population expands, so too do pollution and pressure on resources.
Every year seven million people die from air pollution. It's the world's biggest environmental killer.
Italy is Europe's most polluted country: in 2012, more than 84,000 people in the country died prematurely owing to bad air quality. To combat this, scientists have developed a new type of photocatalytic cement that absorbs pollutants and turns them into harmless salts.
"earthrise" travels to southern Kenya and to Myanmar to see how the locals in these areas are coping with extreme weather.
Climate change has disrupted weather patterns across the globe, destroying farmland and increasing pest outbreaks. As a result, both the livelihoods of farmers and food supplies have been pushed to breaking point.
"earthrise" sets off to South Africa and Nepal to see how some newly developed solutions are helping farmers to produce food for a growing population as conditions change.
For centuries, mankind has been hooked on the concept of a mysterious continent at the end of the world. Ancient Greeks and Romans called it "the unknown southern land" and a century ago, Captain Robert Falcon Scott paid the ultimate price on his famous South Pole expedition.
Antarctica, the planet's southernmost continent, is home to spectacular biodiversity — from emperor penguins and blue whales to krill. But climate change, oil drilling and an ever-expanding commercial fishing industry are threatening this undisturbed land and its iconic creatures.
A look at how communities in India and Denmark have adjusted their way of living, turning it into a greener alternative.
In Denmark, see how a 100%-renewable community on Samso Island is investing in its own green society. In India, a new method of cremation is helping Hindu tradition become more environmentally friendly.
A look at how locals are finding ways to coexist with their animal neighbours in Australia and Bangladesh.
In this gorgeously animated drama, the stories of several women reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law.KCET Original
World leaders say there are indications an Iranian missile may have caused the crash of a Ukrainian aircraft.KCET Original
The U.S. announces new, tougher sanctions against Iran with a goal of further damaging its economy.KCET Original
Doron joins his old team for an operation to take out the mastermind behind a bombing attack -- and who also wants revenge against Doron himself.KCET Original
Deepak Chopra meets Jurriaan Kamp in Palm Springs, CA to explain why there can be no solution to global warming in the absence of personal transformation.KCET Original
Libya’s warring sides get closer to solidifying their ceasefire during talks in Moscow brokered by Russia and Turkey.
The story of the world’s deadliest bushfire since Australia’s Black Saturday in 2009.
The U.S. announces new, tougher sanctions against Iran with a goal of further damaging its economy.
Donald Trump seeks to dial down tensions with Iran and wants Europe to take on a bigger role in the Middle East. Iran’s president says the real revenge for the assassination of its top general all be to push America out of the region.
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