Earth Focus is a television and web news magazine that combines investigative and feature reports on critical environmental issues facing our world today. Earth Focus aims to help the public better understand a complex and rapidly changing environment and the increasing pressures on our planet’s finite resources. We have 26 minute programs on a variety of issues, shorter clips and blogs by leading environmental journalists. Please feel free to share them. Here is our body of work from 2007-2015.
Welcome to the nation’s first coast-to-coast roadside litter pick-up! From March 2010 to November 2012 seven young people and countless volunteers are walking 3600 miles from Maryland to California on a mission to collect trash, build coalitions and inspire responsible consumption and zero waste.
The film The Pipe explores how the construction of a gas pipeline by Shell Oil polarized the tiny Irish village of Rossport. Economic prosperity or destruction of a traditional way of life? The unique nature of the coastline, which has sustained generation of farmers and fisherman, also provided Shell Oil the perfect landfall for the Corrib Gas Pipeline. Director Risteard O’Domnhaill follows the story of one of the most dramatic clashes of cultures in modern Ireland — where the rights of farmers over their fields and of fishermen over their fishing grounds come in direct conflict with one of the world’s most powerful oil companies.
How can we meet the energy needs of the world’s poor and alleviate “energy poverty”? What happens when people in the most remote parts of the world receive solar power? Bob Freling of Solar Electric Light Fund talks with Earth Focus correspondent Miles Benson about the benefits of bringing solar power to the Solomon Islands and Bhutan.
In the Sundarbans of Bangladesh, indigenous people have sustainably harvested mangrove forests for their livelihood for generations. The UK’s Ecologist TV investigates how their way of life is now threatened by mismanagement, corruption and overexploitation.