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We meet the people behind fascinating environmental, health and technological innovations in a bid for sustainable solutions to our changing world. Saturday at 7.20 pm. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

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We meet the people behind fascinating environmental, health and technological innovations in a bid for sustainable solutions to our changing world. Saturday at 7.20 pm. Or you can catch it online from Friday.

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    Urban heat: How to keep a city cool?

    Urban heat: How to keep a city cool?

    Often dubbed a silent killer, heatwaves claim more lives than any other natural disaster. Cities bear the brunt of the pain, heating up twice as fast as the global average. Buildings, transport, pollution and few trees all contribute to an "urban heat island" effect, making cities typically 3–8 degrees warmer than rural areas. 

    • 6 分钟
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    Oil pollution: A 'hairy' situation

    Oil pollution: A 'hairy' situation

    Exxon Valdez 1989, Deepwater Horizon 2010, Russian Arctic 2020 — these oil spills will forever be remembered as exceptional environmental disasters. Yet, each year, our waters suffer from oil-based pollution on a smaller scale. One hairdresser in the south of France is using one of the most overlooked, renewable, natural resources to change things: human hair. How can hair be used to help save our oceans?

    • 5 分钟
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    With coronavirus found in water systems, is it safe to swim this summer?

    With coronavirus found in water systems, is it safe to swim this summer?

    With traces of the virus responsible for Covid-19 found in human sewage, scientists are studying whether there's a risk it will spread to beaches and rivers this summer. How does the virus evolve in a marine environment? We take a closer look in this episode of Down to Earth.

    • 5 分钟
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    Masks: The new plastic epidemic

    Masks: The new plastic epidemic

    Designed to shield us from the health crisis, the number of masks and gloves discarded in public spaces are contributing to another epidemic: plastic pollution. France has just doubled fines for littering face masks from €68 to €135. This comes after disheartening underwater images of surgical masks and latex gloves on the Mediterranean seabed.

    • 5 分钟
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    Covid-19: The race for self-sufficiency

    Covid-19: The race for self-sufficiency

    For many people, Covid-19 has triggered a yearning for change: a slower pace, a lighter footprint and an existence more connected to nature. And now – perhaps the first time – a life more resilient to future shocks. This week Down to Earth explores why the coronavirus outbreak has prompted so many people to consider a change in their production and consumption habits.

    • 5 分钟
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    Food waste: Turning trash into treasure

    Food waste: Turning trash into treasure

    As people across the globe stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, residential trash has increased dramatically. While on average households used to cook once or twice a day, many are now making at least three meals on a daily basis, generating along the way an abundant yet unexploited resource: food waste. 

    • 5 分钟

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