Grantham – Safe Above the Floods

In January 2011, the small town of Grantham, Australia, saw some of the worst floods in the nation’s history. Nineteen people were killed, many more were injured, and over 120 houses were damaged. As a result, the regional council decided …

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. …

Africa: Climate for Change

(Earth Focus: Episode 47) Africa, a continent facing frequent droughts, is especially vulnerable to climate change. But Africans are finding innovative solutions. Creating a Climate for Change, a film by Jeff Barbee, explores people-driven projects that help communities adapt …

National Security & Climate Change

(Earth Focus: Episode 36) Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism graduate students look at how climate change threatens national security. Featured are reports on: how the CIA is “spying” on changing climate; where US earth satellites fall short in providing …

On Biodiversity, Health and Climate Change

Dr. Eric Chivian on how studying polar bears in their native habitat could help scientists address such human health issues as osteoporosis, renal disease, and obesity related diabetes. He describes how cones snails contribute significantly to the development of medication …

The Amphibian Crisis

One third of all amphibians are threatened with extinction. Dr. James Hanken, Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University explains why and how the loss of amphibians may affect human health.