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Jon Christensen is a founder of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA and a producer on the "Earth Focus" series. 

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Kai Anderson's power map of the environmental campaigns led by Sen. Harry Reid in Nevada during his long career in Congress.
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Earth Focus

Mapping Power and Strategy for Conservation Victories: An Interview with Kai Anderson

Kai Anderson’s eye-catching, multi-colored, hand-drawn thematic maps have developed a cult following in conservation circles in the American West. He walks us through a map he created of Sen. Harry Reid's major environmental campaigns.
Booming Las Vegas (Courtesy of KCET)
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Earth Focus

Harry Reid’s lowercase 'green new deal'

"The New West and the Politics of the Environment," a feature-length documentary for the public television environmental news magazine “Earth Focus,” makes the case for placing former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid and Nevada at the center of a green new deal.
Jocelyn Torres of the Conservation Land Foundation
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Earth Focus

What’s at Stake in Our 'Public Lands'?

As an advocate for public lands, Jocelyn Torres is shaping the future of conservation by protecting wide-open landscapes of the American West from destructive industries.
Joe Ely and his grandkids
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Earth Focus

Settling Native American Water Rights in the American West: An Interview with Joe Ely

After a groundbreaking settlement that ended a century-long water war over Pyramid Lake, Joe Ely went on to help Native American tribes craft water settlements throughout the western U.S.
Alexandria Villaseñor and other youth activists demonstrate with posters on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. | Courtesy of of Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Earth Focus

4 Documentaries, 4 Lessons in Environmental Politics and Power

Four new “Earth Focus” documentaries explore environmental politics and power: from global youth climate activists to the United States Senate, via South Africa and the Peruvian Amazon.
A group of women in Zanzibar sits at a table full of electric eqiupment. | Nicky Milne/Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Earth Focus

Searching for Justice in Our Consumption of Global Goods

If you have eaten avocado or driven in a car fueled by gasoline recently, you could be personally implicated in some of the stories told in this season of "Earth Focus."
People working on a sustainable sea cucumber farm in Madagascar.  | Nicky Milne/Thomson Reuters Foundation
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Earth Focus

Why It's Important to Talk Adaptation in the Face of Climate Change

"Adaptation” was until recently a bad word in certain environmental circles. Now we know that we are already beginning to see and feel some of the effects of climate change. That’s why we have to talk about adaptation.
Taylor Yard (large) | Courtney Cecale
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Earth Focus

Green Gentrification on the Los Angeles River: A Battle for the Future of the City

What happens at the 42-acre Taylor Yard parcel on the banks of the Los Angeles River will set the stage for the future of the river and the diverse communities surrounding it for decades to come.
Sharks May 2017 | Cristine Blanco
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Artbound

Art and the Making of a More Diverse Beach Culture

Often times people are not fully represented in public spaces, this includes the beach. An art exhibit addresses questions of inclusion as it relates to beach access and surfing. 
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Departures

Parks and Technology: A Match Made in California

For too long a myth has persisted that nature and technology don’t mix.
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