Searching for Sacred Mountain

Filmmakers Gary Marcuse and Shi Lihong capture a surprising trend in China in their new film Searching for Sacred Mountain. China is beginning to draw on its religious heritage — including Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism and other traditions to address …

Shaping a New Energy Future

Oil dependence and the fragility of our electric power grid are national security issues. Physicist and environmental scientist Amory Lovins on meeting the challenge of replacing our inefficient electrical system and moving toward renewable energy.

Cameroon’s Cocoa Makes a Comeback

In this special Earth Focus report, farmers in Cameroon are discovering the link between disaster preparedness and cocoa production. Extreme climate variation in the country is making cocoa plants — one of Cameroon’s leading crops — vulnerable to pests and …

The Kaza: Mega Conservation Zone

Five African countries — Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe — agreed in August 2011 to create the 29 million hectare Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area or Kaza. The area not only allows elephants to roam free across borders, but …