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.

Episodes

Scientists and Evangelicals Team up for the Planet

(Earth Focus: Episode 08) Time Magazine calls them two of the 100 most influential people in the world. Harvard professor Dr. Eric Chivian and Presbyterian Minister Richard Cizic have teamed up to help address climate change and the environmental future of the planet.

Environmental Film Festival 2008

(Earth Focus: Episode 07) Water and social justice depicted in the films Water First and Flow: For Love of Water. Water advocate David Douglas on addressing global water challenges. H2O for Life helps bring clean water to schools in Africa.

Shorts

Botswana Goes Solar

Solar powered cell phones are fueling communications revolution in Botswana’s remote Kalahari Desert. Jeff Barbee reports.

Orange Harvest: The Human Cost

This report by U.K.’s Ecologist TV exposes the poor conditions and low wages endured by African migrant workers harvesting oranges in southern Italy. As many as 2,000 migrants travel to the small agricultural town of Rosarno, Calabria to make a meager living picking oranges that end up in markets or as juices or concentrates used in making soft drinks. Farmers say prices paid for orange concentrate by orange drink manufacturers like Fanta are unfair and bolster unbearable living conditions for migrant workers. Andrew Wasley reports.

Water Wars

The fight between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama over water in the Chattahoochee river basin has been going on for decades. Correspondent Miles Benson talks with Rhett Turner and Jonathan Wickham about their new film Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision on promising solutions to the conflict.

Sylvia Earle on the Future of the Oceans

Renowned oceanographer, explorer, and author Dr. Sylvia Earle, shares her insights with Earth Focus correspondent Miles Benson.

Seafood Fraud

One out of three fish sold in the US is mislabeled. And this hurts your wallet, your health and the environment. Oceana’s new campaign aims to put an end to seafood fraud.

Vegetarian Fish?

Fish farming already produces half the world’s marketable fish. But is it environmentally friendly? Aaron Watson and Steven Rogers at Baltimore’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology explain why plant based fish feed and recirculated aquaculture may be the future for farmed fish.

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