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Earth Focus

How SNPLMA Wove Urban Las Vegas Back Into the Environment

The Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act (SNPLMA) helped balance urban growth in Las Vegas with conservation and restoration throughout the state. Championed by Sen. Harry Reid, the legislation established public land auctions that generated revenue for a variety of programs, including the construction of parks, trails and visitor centers to expand access to the outdoors.

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Fueling Change: Oil Extraction in Alaska and California

Global demand for oil and gas has long-lasting impacts on the communities that supply it.
Season 2 Episode 1
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Urban Habitat

Los Angeles is one of the biggest biodiversity hotspots in the world, despite its smog, urban sprawl and snarling freeways.
Season 1 Episode 106
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Future of Food

Communities and innovators all over the world are creating new sustainable food sources that are resilient to climate change and growing populations.
Season 1 Episode 5
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Adaptation to Global Water Shortages

Anticipating future water needs, two regions on opposite sides of the world turn to technology for answers.
Season 1 Episode 4
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City Planning

Two cities, San Francisco and Freetown, brace for climate change using vastly different methodologies.
Season 1 Episode 3
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Climate Migration

Droughts and floods are driving many people away from their rural, farming communities into big cities.
Season 1 Episode 2
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Sea Level Rising - Living With Water

Forecasts are dire for Louisiana to experience the second-highest sea level rise in the world. How is the region adapting?
Season 1 Episode 1
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