Young Voices for the Planet

(Earth Focus: Episode 61) Author and illustrator Lynne Cherry on Young Voices for the Planet, her film series about young people making positive environmental change. Featured are: a nine year old boy from Germany who helped plant more than …

Climate Science in Action

(Earth Focus: Episode 60) From researching the pace of Alaskan glacier melt to how changes in Arctic sea ice affect our weather, climate scientists go to some of the most remote areas on Earth to help us understand our environment. …

Asian Elephants in Peril

(Earth Focus: Episode 58) In Sumatra, Indonesia, as their last forest habitat is being logged to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. On the Thai-Myanmar border, elephant calves and young females are …

Faile Street: The Human Cost of Foreclosure

(Earth Focus: Episode 57) A special presentation of Faile Street, a film by John Light and Elaisha Stokes that looks at the human cost of apartment foreclosure in New York City.. The film follows four tenants living in the …

Toxic Futures: Untold Stories

(Earth Focus: Episode 56) Exposure to toxic chemicals affects people in both the industrialized and developing world. Toms River, a New Jersey town, fought back to save its drinking water from toxic waste dumping by dye manufacturer Ciba Geigy and …

Saving the Rivers of the American West

(Earth Focus: Episode 54) Jeremy Monroe on his film Willamette Futures, which looks at the restoration of the watersheds of Oregon’s largest river system. Thea Mercouffer’s film Rock the Boat follows a kayaking expedition down the cemented LA River. …

Restoring The Earth

(Earth Focus: Episode 53) It is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, to improve the lives of people trapped in poverty and to sequester carbon naturally? John D. Liu presents his film Hope in a Changing Climate which looks at …

Fracking Goes Global

(Earth Focus: Episode 52) U.S. domestic gas production is up due to fracking, a controversial way of getting natural gas from shale rock by pumping millions of gallons of water mixed with sand and chemicals underground at high pressure. Environmentalists …