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Earth Focus

The New West and the Politics of the Environment

Earth Focus tells the story of Harry Reid, a politician who grew up in an Old West mining town, saw the possibility of a New West emerging in Nevada, and rode that change to power. Reid used power in new ways to settle water wars with respect for Native Americans, protect endangered species and wilderness, and usher in a just transition to renewable energy.

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Fighting for Air
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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
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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.
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26:39
Earth Focus

Earth Focus: The Youth Climate Movement Around the World (Watch Episode)

In-depth profiles of four young environmentalists: Alexandria Villaseñor in California, Carl Smith in Alaska, Ayakha Melithafa in South Africa and Litokne Kabua in the Marshall Islands.
Season 3 Episode 1