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Life After Conflict
"earthrise" explores the environmental consequences of war and how different people, from Rohingya refugees to Syrian scientists, are trying to restore a healthy relationship with nature.
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.
"earthrise" travels to the U.K. and New Zealand to meet the scientists trying to stop the decline of insect populations.
Antarctica, one of the most remote and desolate locations on Earth also functions as one of the world's main cooling systems. However, after decades of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, parts of the continent are now warming faster than anywhere else on the planet.
Over the years, climate change has led to increased erosion of the continent, altered ocean currents and affected wildlife. Warmer currents are now flowing further south, towards the icy terrain, contributing to glacial melt, rising sea levels and drastically changing habitats.
Droughts and floods are driving many people away from their rural, farming communities into big cities.KCET Original
As the impeachment trial against president Donald Trump officially begins, there are new revelations about his alleged efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival.KCET Original
World leaders prepare for a meeting to resolve the conflict in Libya, but Russia isn't confident they'll reach a deal.KCET Original
Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.KCET Original
South Africa's Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, attempts to bring justice to ordinary people.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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