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"earthrise" is Al Jazeera's award-winning environmental show exploring the most significant threats to our planet by highlighting eco-friendly solutions from around the world. "earthrise" brings you the stories of those who strive to improve our quality of life and reduce our negative impact on the earth.
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.
"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.
The survival of people and wildlife depends on the health of the land. The economic prosperity of a country is linked to the richness of its resources. But our demand for these is destroying the land and all it harbors.
Our consumption of the earth's natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years. Now, a third of the planet's land is severely degraded. Each year, we lose 15 billion trees and 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil. And at least 10,000 species go extinct every year.
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.
Prop 13, the campaign to slash property taxes, launched a tax revolt that continues today.KCET Original
The Watts Towers Arts Center was born out of the resilience of 1960s Black L.A.KCET Original
Highlights from the Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum and Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festivals.KCET Original
"Purple" captures everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints in rural Wisconsin addressing their differences on privilege, work ethic, government, and the social safety net.KCET Original
A race against the coronavirus that Europe is losing; the WHO wants governments to speed up their response.KCET Original
In a powerful and moving journey, Indonesian correspondent Anne Barker follows Alis Sumiaputra and a group of Timor-born adults as they return to their country of birth to reunite with their families. For Alis, there is pain, guilt, joy and an awakening.
Three residents in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas find their lives upended by plans to build a US-Mexico border wall.
Mexico City is the largest city in the Western hemisphere but many still see this megalopolis as a village — or as a patchwork of many villages.
"Purple" captures everyday Americans with opposing viewpoints in rural Wisconsin addressing their differences on privilege, work ethic, government, and the social safety net.