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Earth Focus

Sen. Cortez Masto: Protecting the Outdoors is Nonpartisan

In an exclusive “Earth Focus” interview, Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says she and many other lawmakers believe protecting the environment, such as protecting public lands, should not be considered a partisan issue. Watch “The New West and the Politics of the Environment” to learn more about environmental policies that have shaped the American West. 

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A member of a military operation to crack down on illegal gold mining in Peru. | Max Baring/Thomson Reuters Foundation
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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
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
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26:39
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Coal Mining in South Africa

South Africa faces a stark reality as the continent’s largest greenhouse gas emitter.