Can Religion Save the Environment?

(Earth Focus: Episode 72) Led by Buddhist monks, Cambodia’s indigenous Chong people protest the construction of a hydroelectric dam. The dam, to be built by the Chinese company Sinohydro, would displace the Chong and destroy their ancestral forest home. Kalyanne …

Illicit Ivory

(Earth Focus: Episode 71) Every twenty minutes an elephant is killed to feed an insatiable demand for ivory. African elephants may be gone in as little as ten years.  Behind the slaughter are the most dangerous groups in the world: …

Climate Change: The Rising Cost

(Earth Focus: Episode 70) The cost of climate change is rising and its consequences are increasingly threatening our economy and national security. Communities in Texas, Iowa, Colorado, Alaska is already struggling with the impact of climate change and coastal cities …

Neonicotinoids: The New DDT?

(Earth Focus: Episode 69) Neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the world, are linked to the decline of honeybees. Scientists now say the also may harm many terrestrial, aquatic, and marine invertebrates. These pervasive insecticides damage sea urchin DNA, …

Food Heroes

(Earth Focus: Episode 68) Ground Operations, a new film by Dulanie Ellis and Raymond Singer, shows how farming provides both employment and therapeutic recovery for America’s combat veterans. Then, meet organic pioneers from Minnesota and Maryland. And, California’s Pie …

Tackling Ocean Challenges

(Earth Focus: Episode 66) Oceans support life, yet they are overfished, polluted, and, with global climate change, are becoming increasingly acidic. The XPrize Ocean Initiative seeks to solve some of these critical threats by bringing in teams from around the …

Chesapeake: Can Oysters Save the Bay?

(Earth Focus: Episode 65) After centuries of over harvesting and bouts of disease, oyster numbers in the Chesapeake Bay fell along with profits for the oyster industry. Culture and ecology clash as watermen, who depend on harvesting oysters for income, …

America’s Dirty Secret: Coal Ash

(Earth Focus: Episode 64) People in three adjacent Pennsylvania communities suffer from a rare blood cancer. In Juliette, Georgia, where radioactive water flows from the tap, people are also getting sick. What else do these communities have in common? Coal …

Killing Dolphins, Dying for Lobsters

(Earth Focus: Episode 63) Thousands of dolphins are killed solely for shark bait each year off the coast of Peru. Jim Wickens of the London-based Ecologist Film Unit documents this illegal practice in an original undercover investigation. Filmmakers Brad Allgood …