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S1 E12: Shelter: Building Better Cities

Shelter: Building Better Cities

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.

"earthrise" travels to Colombia and Singapore to meet some of the people who are finding ways to meet growing demand while also making our cities more sustainable. Juliana Schatz heads to Bogota to see how Conceptos Plasticos builds homes out of discarded waste. Russell Beard travels there to meet some of the entrepreneurs who are helping the island city-state of Singapore earn its green title.

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2019-07-31T00:00:00-07:00

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Antarctic Sanctuary

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.

  • 2019-11-21T17:30:00-08:00
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Human-Wildlife Conflict: Learning to Live Together

A look at how locals are finding ways to coexist with their animal neighbours in Australia and Bangladesh.

  • 2019-11-28T17:30:00-08:00
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