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Alaskan Communities Divided Over Oil Drilling

Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the largest national wildlife region in the United States. It’s home to a large variety of plants and animals, including the polar bear and the caribou. It’s also home to as much as 16 billion barrels of recoverable oil. Last year, Congress voted to open the pristine wilderness to oil and gas drilling, an area that has been off-limits over three decades.

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Fighting for Air
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For the Love of the Land

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The Price of Gold in Peru

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Season 3 Episode 3
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Coal Mining in South Africa

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Earth Focus: The Youth Climate Movement Around the World (Watch Episode)

In-depth profiles of four young environmentalists: Alexandria Villaseñor in California, Carl Smith in Alaska, Ayakha Melithafa in South Africa and Litokne Kabua in the Marshall Islands.
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Dying Oceans - Abalone Restoration In California

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Lighting A Path: Embracing Solar Power
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Lighting A Path: Embracing Solar Power in California and Zanzibar

Solar power is changing lives in unexpected places.
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