Most of my focus on Upstream is on the role that man-made environmental degradation has contributed to human illness and disease. As the following video illustrates, there is another harmful effect of those changes: the reduction of access to environmental cures. Causes and Cures, prevention and prescription alike are affected by how we protect and preserve the planet from ourselves.

From Nature Conservancy:

Learn about one woman’s struggle with cancer and how coral reefs are providing the basis for drugs to fight this and other deadly diseases.