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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(Earth Focus: Episode 21) The true cost of the soybean industry in Latin America. In Paraguay, human lives and health are threatened by soybean grown to feed European farm animals. UK’s Ecologist TV reports from Paraguay to investigate. A new fuel briquette in Uganda improves health and saves forests. Veteran wildlife producer Chris Palmer calls for a reform of the wildlife film industry in his new book, “Shooting in the Wild.”
(Earth Focus: Episode 20) Google Earth helps Brazil’s Surui people preserve their culture and protect the Amazon rainforest. Chinese low-emission cook stoves save money and lives in South Africa. Roscoe, a small Texas town, builds one of the world’s largest wind farms, and the local economy stands to benefit. Six outstanding young environmentalists — winners of the 2009 Brower Youth Awards — tell their stories.
(Earth Focus: Episode 19) An inside look at how tourism threatens the fragile Galapagos Islands. The Giri Raja, a special breed of chicken, is helping build sustainable communities in India. The villagers of Newtok, Alaska fight to stay together in the face of climate change. Jonathan Jacoby of Oxfam America on how climate change affects business.
(Earth Focus: Episode 18) The impact of climate change. The United Nations Environment program (UNEP) says the world will warm by four degrees Celsius (seven degree Fahrenheit) by as early as 2060 — even if industrialized countries keep their most ambitious policy pledges. A look at International Climate Action Day from the climate talks in Copenhagen. Denmark’s pioneering work in residential renewable energy.
(Earth Focus: Episode 17) Can we live within planetary boundaries is the subject of the 2009 in Tallberg Forum in Sweden. Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak receives the 2009 World Water Prize for bringing toilets to millions of people in India. Deadly MRSA bacteria threatens European pork. And a look at the state of America’s National Parks.
Mounting evidence shows that wireless devices like laptops and cellphones may be hazardous to your health. According to The World Health Organization, radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may be carcinogenic to humans (WHO/IARC May, 2011). Dr. Devra Davis, Founder and President of the Environmental Health Trust on what science says today about wireless devices and their possible links to fetal development and cancer.
Battling crevasses and digging snow pits. It’s a hard core eight weeks on the Juneau Icefield. Link TV correspondent Jeff Barbee joins the 2013 Juneau Icefield Research Program — which since 1946 has brought teams of scientists and students together to study glaciers in a 1,700 square mile area between Juneau and Skagway Alaska and Atlin, British Columbia. He reports on what it takes to keep glacier science up to date.
Highlights in from the Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Constantino de Miguel reports.
Join Link TV correspondent Jeff Barbee on the 2013 Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) expedition to find out why most southeast Alaskan glaciers are wasting away. The JIRP program has been sending researchers to Alaska and Western Canada to study glaciers since 1946, and it maintains the longest running record of glacial climate data in North America. This is the second report in Jeff Barbee’s two part series on Alaskan glacier melt.
Shale gas exploration has gone global. Energy companies are surveying shale rock formations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia hoping to discover the next big deposit of natural gas. This report, by correspondent Steve Sapienza, features the voices of residents in two regions, Eastern Ohio and Poland, both touted as new frontiers in shale gas exploration.
Producer James Redford and Director Mark Decena discuss their new film on the Colorado River and its future, Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West.