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Death is a messy business. In America alone, 1.6 million tons of cement and over 870,000 gallons of embalming fluid — commonly containing formaldehyde — are buried along with 2.5 million caskets every year.
“What you have here is a landfill … a toxic landfill,” says Glen Ayers of the Green Burial Committee as he looks around a traditional graveyard in Massachusetts.
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.
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.
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.
Sir Richard Branson discusses why the responsibility is on business to solve global warming.KCET Original
A visit back home to Texas prompts the filmmaker to reflect on her mother’s creative life.KCET Original
Is Denmark's capital the ultimate life-sized city? Urban design expert Mikael Colville-Andersen explores his own city.KCET Original
With existential threats of climate change, economic inequality & ever escalating political instability, we need concrete, integrated solutions to our problems. A model of what an integrated approach could look like is Brandon King's Cooperation Jackson.KCET Original
A U.S. whistleblower warns of the darkest winter in modern history unless leaders take urgent action.KCET Original
"Tutwiler," a new documentary from Frontline and The Marshall Project offers a powerful and unforgettable window into the lives of incarcerated pregnant women — and what happens to their newborns.
The story of an elderly man and his granddaughter who walk together through China with a bird in a cage.
When the local office against Ålesund is interrupted twenty minutes before the end, Helena must find a new victory recipe fast.
Once considered the bland financial capital of Italy, Milan is proving its capacity to redefine itself as a multicultural hub.