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Earth Focus

The Price of Gold in Peru

When Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra came to power in 2018, one of his first priorities was to gain control over the devastating outbreak of illegal gold mining operations. In February 2019, the government launched Operation Mercury, a decisive action to shut down an entire town built around an illegal gold mine. 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, while retraining illegal miners and persuading them to join the formalized mining operations.

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

Droughts and floods are driving many people away from their rural, farming communities into big cities.
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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?
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The New West and the Politics of the Environment

A quiet, little-known revolution is taking place in American environmental politics.
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Vanishing Coral

Explore our ocean's coral reefs and the imminent anger they face from climate change.
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