Member
Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming.
Support Icon
Discover all the ways you can make a difference.
Support Icon
The Leadership, Advancement, Membership and Special Events teams are here to help.
Earth Focus

Building a Future: Scientists Build Lumber Library to Identify Poached Wood

With rare wood being used for furniture, wood instruments and other high-end consumer products, illegal logging is the third-largest transnational crime. In the Northwest United States, scientists and citizens are collaborating to stop illegal lumber from entering the country. At the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics laboratory, experts are building a database — or wood library — with a goal of identifying timber crimes, victims and suspects at a local, federal and international level.

Read more
Support Provided By
Full Episodes
Season
Fighting for Air
Episode
26:47
Earth Focus

Fighting for Air

Everyday people are standing up against the e-commerce giants polluting the Inland Empire.
Season 4 Episode 3
For the Love of the Land
Episode
56:40
Earth Focus

For the Love of the Land

Climate change takes a toll on mental health in rural areas.
Season 4 Episode 2
We Are Where We Live
Episode
56:41
Earth Focus

We Are Where We Live

Stories of patients and doctors reveal the environmental determinants of health in South Gate, CA.
Season 4 Episode 1
A member of a military operation to crack down on illegal gold mining in Peru. | Max Baring/Thomson Reuters Foundation
Episode
26:40
Earth Focus

The Price of Gold in Peru

This episode follows chief environmental prosecutor Karina Garay as she works with the police, army and navy in destroying illegal mines and arresting miners in protected areas
Season 3 Episode 3
A miner emerges from an abandoned mine in South Africa carrying a heavy sack of coal on his back. | Courtesy of of Thomson Reuters Foundation
Episode
26:39
Earth Focus

Coal Mining in South Africa

South Africa faces a stark reality as the continent’s largest greenhouse gas emitter.
Season 3 Episode 2
EARTH FOCUS “The Youth Climate Movement Around the World” features Alexandria Villaseñor from Paradise, California. Image courtesy of Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Episode
26:39
Earth Focus