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.


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South Africa Pioneers Micro-Hydropower

South African energy pioneer Pat Downey development of micro-hydro power, generating electricity from falling water on a small scale, is transforming rural African communities. Jeff Barbee reports.

Battlefields to Farmfields

The transition from combat to civilian life is a challenge for many veterans. Farming provides not only employment but physical respite and a means for therapeutic recovery. As the U.S. farmers retire is and the USDA is calling for one million new farmers to fill the gap, can agriculture’s problem become our veterans’ solution?, Filmmaker Dulanie Ellis on her new film, Ground Operations.

Drought Solutions: Better Roots Grow Plants in Stressful Conditions

With more droughts and water shortages coupled with growing numbers of people to feed, innovative ideas are urgently needed to help produce food. Dr. Jonathan Lynch, plant nutritionist at Penn State University shows how plants can adapt to conditions of low irrigation and low soil fertility — and why this could be an answer to meeting tomorrow’s food needs.

Pesticides and Bees

As pollinators of most of our crops bees are an important species to humans and the environment — but they are dying off. Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides, takes a hard look at what may be behind the large declines in bee populations, and what’s at stake.


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