Canal along agricultural field near Los Baños, California. | Carla Pineda

Sea Level Rising: Living With Water

Louisiana still is learning from Hurricane Katrina. Forecasts are dire for Louisiana to experience the second-highest sea level rise in the world. There is a big movement brewing in New Orleans to build adaptive "resilience zones." In Southeast Louisiana, the native peoples of the Isle de Jean Charles have become the first U.S citizens moving within their homeland displaced by climate change.

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  • 2018-06-06T13:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-06T19:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-08T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-08T04:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-09T17:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-10T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-11T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-11T04:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-13T18:30:00-07:00
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Full Episodes

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Fracking Goes Global

(Earth Focus: Episode 52) U.S. domestic gas production is on the rise because of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas from shale rock by pumping millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals underground at high pressure. Environmentalists say this gas boon threatens water supplies and pollutes air. Now, as fracking expands around the world, so does growing resistance. "Earth Focus" looks at three countries on the new fracking frontline: South Africa, Poland, and the UK.

  • 2018-05-22T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-22T04:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-24T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-26T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-26T04:30:00-07:00
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Food Heroes

"Ground Operations," a new film by Dulanie Ellis and Raymond Singer, shows how farming provides both employment and therapeutic recovery for America's combat veterans. Then, meet organic pioneers from Minnesota and Maryland. Also in this episode, a segment showing how California's Pie Ranch develops an innovative way to bring healthy food to a high tech giant while saving a small family business in the process.

  • 2018-05-23T00:30:00-07:00
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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. In Madagascar, we see how villagers are closing off marine areas to allow the fish supply to replenish at a natural pace. In San Diego, California, aquaculturists are exploring open ocean farming as a more sustainable model for the fishing industry.

  • 2018-05-23T13:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-23T19:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-25T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-25T04:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-26T17:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-27T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-28T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-30T18:30:00-07:00
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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. Western Morocco, near the Sahara Desert, is currently facing unprecedented drought and groundwater mismanagement. But an ancient method of gathering moisture from fog is being taught to 13 villages, allowing people to have a level of local control over their most basic need. In Central Valley, California, the food basket of the world uses nearly 80 percent of the entire state's water supply.

  • 2018-05-23T18:30:00-07:00
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Exposed: The Ugly Side of Food Production

Food and social justice. Human rights abuses, rape and corrupt practices in the Bangladesh shrimp industry. A report by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation uncovers the human and environmental cost of shrimp farming and shows why buying shrimp from Bangladesh where they are exposed to pesticides and injected with dirty water may be hazardous to your health. UK's The Ecologist investigates the plight of African migrant workers in Italy and looks how financial speculation is threatening the livelihood of Mexican farmers.

  • 2018-05-29T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-05-31T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-02T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-02T04:30:00-07:00
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Unsafe: The Truth Behind Everyday Chemicals

There are tens of thousands of chemicals in our air, water, and in the everyday products we use. They are largely unregulated and few are adequately tested for safety. They contribute to disease and are linked to conditions such as asthma, autism, ADHD, diabetes, cancers, infertility, cognitive disorders, obesity, reproductive disorders and birth defects. "Earth Focus" looks at endocrine disruptors, ubiquitous chemicals that affect development, metabolism, fertility and intelligence at extremely low doses and at what measures could be taken to better ensure public safety.

  • 2018-05-30T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-06T00:30:00-07:00
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Urban Habitat

With so much biodiversity in the highly urban area of Los Angeles, species are thriving despite human interference, and in some cases because of it.

  • 2018-05-30T13:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-01T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-02T14:00:00-07:00
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Tackling Ocean Challenges

Oceans support life, yet they are overfished, polluted, and, with global climate change, are becoming increasingly acidic.

  • 2018-06-05T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-09T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-09T04:30:00-07:00
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Sea Level Rising: Living With Water

Louisiana still is learning from Hurricane Katrina. Forecasts are dire for Louisiana to experience the second-highest sea level rise in the world. There is a big movement brewing in New Orleans to build adaptive "resilience zones." In Southeast Louisiana, the native peoples of the Isle de Jean Charles have become the first U.S citizens moving within their homeland displaced by climate change.

  • 2018-06-06T13:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-06T19:00:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-08T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-08T04:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-09T17:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-10T12:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-11T00:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-11T04:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-13T18:30:00-07:00
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Toxic Environments: Us and China

Fracking Hell, an original joint investigative report by LinkTV and the Ecologist Film Unit, exposes unregulated interstate radioactive waste dumping in the US. Waste from Pennsylvania gas wells, that may contain dangerous levels of radium 226 and other toxins, is routinely dumped in New York, Ohio and West Virginia, where it poses a potential threat to the drinking water supply of millions. The report explores the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale, a rock formation in the Allegheny Plateau, which contains enough natural gas to supply all US gas needs for fourteen years.

  • 2018-06-09T14:10:00-07:00
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Climate Migration

Populations are dramatically shifting as climate change drives migration. Droughts and floods are driving many people away from their rural, farming communities into big cities. We see how this is manifesting in Mongolia and examine the factors leading to the new community of Haitian people living in limbo at the border between Mexico and the U.S.

  • 2018-06-10T09:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-13T13:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-16T17:32:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-18T04:30:00-07:00
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  • 2018-06-20T18:30:00-07:00
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Arise: Women Protecting The Environment

(Earth Focus: Episode 42) A look at the award-winning film "Arise!" and its documentation of the intellectual and spiritual insights that women from around the world bring to solving today's environmental challenges. Mother/daughter filmmakers Lori Joyce, Candace Orlando, and executive producer Molly Ross reflect on the making of the film.

  • 2018-06-12T00:30:00-07:00
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Shades of Gray: Living with Wolves

Gray wolves once ranged across North America. But by the 1930s, they were nearly extinct — trapped, poisoned and hunted by ranchers, farmers, and government agents. With protection under the 1973 Endangered Species Act, the wolf population rebounded. But wolves lost federal protection in 2011. Now, with hunting permitted in many Western states, the future of this once endangered species may again be in question. Can we live with wolves? "Earth Focus" travels to Montana and Wyoming to find out.

  • 2018-06-13T00:30:00-07:00
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City Planning

Two cities, San Francisco and Freetown, brace for climate change using vastly different methodologies. San Francisco's developers are building expensive real estate on floodplains as officials try to heed expert projections on future sea levels. On the other side of the world, a deadly mudslide caused by torrential rains and deforestation in Sierra Leone shows the consequences of city planning that doesn't take climate change into account.

  • 2018-06-17T09:30:00-07:00
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Biodiversity and Health

(Earth Focus: Episode 41) What do plants, snakes, molds, marine sponges, and cone snails have in common? They have helped develop medicines that save human lives. Biodiversity -- the variety of life on Earth -- is key to human survival. But plants, animals, and microorganisms are disappearing at unprecedented rates. What impact will this have on human health? Find out in this Earth Focus special report produced in collaboration with the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School.

  • 2018-06-19T00:30:00-07:00
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Restoring The Earth

(Earth Focus: Episode 53) It is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, to improve the lives of people trapped in poverty and to sequester carbon naturally. John Liu presents "Hope in a Changing Climate," which showcases approaches that have worked on the Loess Plateau in China, Ethiopia and Rwanda. Produced in collaboration with the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP).

  • 2018-06-20T00:30:00-07:00
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