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Water: Saving Every Drop
Estimates say that by 2030, if we carry on as we are, the world will have only 60 percent of the water it needs. In India's Ladakh, rising temperatures are leading to glacial melt and water shortages in the mountains of the Himalayas. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is also struggling as it experiences severe drought.
"earthrise" investigates the local solutions being developed in Ladakh and Jordan to help ease the increasingly worrying water problems.
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.
Cheap and versatile, plastic is used for everything. The problem is, it's also indestructible. As a result, it piles up in landfills where it leeches toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater, or ends up in the ocean affecting wildlife and getting into food chains.
Approximately 268,000 tonnes of plastic float in our oceans - that's five trillion individual pieces. If nothing changes, it is estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic by weight than fish in our oceans.
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.
Walid makes a decision that could change everything.
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