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Air: Changing the Atmosphere
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.
Iceland is the first country in the world to generate 100 percent of its electricity needs from renewable sources, and is taking steps to cut its emissions even further. With the aim of cutting emissions even further, a unique carbon capture system called CarbFix is being pioneered at Hellsheidi geothermal power plant, in western Iceland.
"earthrise travels to both countries to meet the engineers and scientists who are developing new technologies designed to clean the air.
With global demand for food set to increase by nearly 70% by 2050, sustainable food production is one of the biggest challenges for the future. The food industry is one of the most ecologically damaging industries and we will need to completely rethink its approach if we are to keep meals on the table for generations to come.
To cope with our growing population we have tripled our exploitation of natural resources in just 40 years. As a result of the vast expansion of mining, industrial-scale farming, fishing and other human activities, natural ecosystems have lost nearly half of their area, and one million plant and animal species are facing extinction. Without the ecological networks which regulate our planet — from cleaning air and water to providing food — we simply cannot survive.
This season, join "Artbound" as it explores the resilience and diversity of Los Angeles’ many art communities, from a jazz legacy passed on through generations in Leimert Park to the Light and Space movement that began in the 1960s.KCET Original
"Global Mosaic" will explore shared global challenges and solutions to gender equality, water safety and migration.KCET Original
In this new season, “Earth Focus” examines the politics of the environment, including youth climate activists around the globe, the transition away from coal in South Africa, curbing illegal, poisonous gold mining in Peru, and a feature-length documentaryKCET Original
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Through traditional stories and personal reflections, Jerry Tello, a celebrated leader in the field of the transformational healing of traumatized men and boys of color, shares his approach to generating the “medicine” necessary to shield ourselves from tKCET Original
Banned from attending Georgia's top five public universities and from paying in-state tuition at other public colleges in the state, DACA students like Alejandro, Silvia, and Aldo unite through their activist work with an immigrants' rights group.
A journalist known for exposing political violence in South Africa reports on the unsolved murder of a local politician.
Mikael Colville-Andersen lands in Toronto to meet the urban heroes working to make Canada's largest city more livable.
Roz Zander, executive coach, tells Jurriaan Kamp that generating love is the most effective response to any crisis.