San Francisco, Calif. - Nov. 15, 2013 - Link TV debuts two brand new episodes
of Earth Focus, an environmental
series that features investigative reports on how changes to the Earth's
resources and climate are affecting everyday people all over the world."Asian Elephants"
- Sunday, November 17 at 9 p.m. PST / Monday, November
18 at 12:30 a.m.
In collaboration with The Ecologist Film Unit and Elephant Family,
this episode of Earth Focus presents
investigative reports on endangered Asian elephants. In Sumatra, Indonesia, only 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain, but as their last great
forest habitat is being logged at a feverish pace to make way for palm oil
plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand
and Myanmar, an illegal brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to
declining elephant populations. On the Thai-Myanmar border, at least 50-100
elephant calves and young females are removed from their forest homes every
year and are traded illegally to supply tourist camps. Countless elephants die
in the process, threatening the remaining populations of this endangered
species. The episode repeats
on Thursday, November 21 at 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST.
"Faile Street - Human Cost of Foreclosure" - Monday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m. PST / 10:30 p.m. EST
This episode takes a close look at the human cost of apartment
foreclosure in New York, with a special presentation of Faile Street, a film by John Light and Elaisha Stoke. The apartment
foreclosure crisis hurt millions of middle class Americans in the years after
the Great Recession, but it also affected the urban real estate market. In New
York, apartment foreclosures left thousands of mostly lower-income renters
living in buildings that were stuck in limbo between former owners, the
foreclosing bank, and the auction block. These tenants found their home
environment deteriorating around them, and their health in serious jeopardy. Faile Street follows four tenants living
in the Bronx borough of New York -- and the housing advocates they turn to for
help -- as they struggle to keep their homes livable and their families safe.
This episode repeats on Thursday, November 28 at 6 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. EST.
For more information, visit http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus
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