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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.
This "earthrise" episode goes to Canada and France to look at ways of dealing with the plastic pollution crisis.
"earthrise" travels to the U.K. and New Zealand to meet the scientists trying to stop the decline of insect populations.
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Off the coast of California, the disappearing abalone population is raising flags about ocean health and the lasting impact of rising sea temperatures, acidification and pollution.KCET Original
Following groups like “Guardians of the Forest,” we explore illegal lumber poaching in the forests of Brazil and Oregon, where citizens and scientists are working together to combat the illegal lumber trade.KCET Original
At an emergency meeting of Arab leaders, Saudi Arabia’s king accuses Iran of developing nuclear and ballistic missiles.KCET Original
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Donald Trump calls Iran a “nation of terror”; the WHO decides against declaring the recent ebola outbreak a global emergency; thousands of Brazilians protest the president’s pension reforms; and a Qatar discrimination case against the UAE is approved,
"Herman's House" is a moving account of the remarkable expression Herman Wallace's struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell.
The U.S. accuses Iran of attacking two vessels in the Gulf of Oman; Sudan’s ruling military council admits ordering the dispersal of a sit-in protest; and a second person dies of ebola in Uganda.
A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.
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