Raise Your Voice: Angelique Kidjo at the UN  Close
Earth Focus

Earth Focus is a news magazine that features investigative reports and in-depth stories about our changing environment and how it affects people around the world.

Funded by: Wallace Genetic Foundation, Marisla Foundation, Park Foundation, Farvue Foundation, Shared Earth Foundation, Cornell Douglas Foundation, Rachel's Network, National Science Foundation, and individual donors.

Digg it!Stumble!Add to RedditAdd to Del.icio.usShare on Facebook
  • A Town Fights Back: The Toms River Story

    Earth Focus visits Toms River, New Jersey to investigate a childhood cancer epidemic. Congratulations to Dan Fagin, author of the book Toms River, on his Pulitzer Prize! Watch the video version here.



  • Exposed: Killing Dolphins - Dying for Lobsters

    Earth Focus exposes the illegal practice of killing dolphins for shark bait off the coast of Peru. This episode also investigates the decompression sickness epidemic among lobster divers in Nicaragua.

  • Climate Science in Action

    Jeff Barbee reports on the 2013 Juneau Icefield Research Program, where climate scientists from around the world research glaciers to help us understand our environment.

  • Shades of Gray - Living with Wolves

    Wolves were once federally protected but now can be hunted again, making the fate and future of the wolf more controversial than ever. Can we live with wolves? Earth Focus travels to Montana and Wyoming to find out.

  • Asian Elephants in Peril

    Asian elephants, already endangered in Indonesia and Thailand, are being threatened further by human encroachment and illegal trade. Earth Focus investigates what's being done to save them from extinction.

  • The Human Cost of Foreclosure

    This Earth Focus episode is 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.

  • pause

Timezone: P M C E 
Thursday, April 24th 
06:00 pm 
Monday, April 28th 
07:30 am 
Monday, April 28th 
09:30 pm 
Thursday, May 1st 
01:30 am 
Thursday, May 1st 
04:00 am 
Thursday, May 1st 
06:00 pm 
Monday, May 5th 
07:30 am 
Featured Partners:


Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

For more environmental coverage,
follow partners of Earth Focus.

Featured Report:


Earth Focus RSS Feed

Coughing up Coal

Coughing up Coal

India is rivaling China -- in its plans to consume coal. India is aggressively expanding construction of coal fired power plants to meet growing energy needs. Some 455 new plants now are in the pipeline. With air pollution already a leading health concern, medical experts say this expansion can have dire health consequences. Emissions from coal power plants were linked to 80,000-150,000 premature deaths in India between 2011 and 2012 alone and to a wide range of diseases from cancers, to respiratory and cardiovascular disorders. Singrauli -- an industrial hub in north central India -- embodies the tragic human toll that a largely unregulated coal industry can extract. Sarah Stirk of the Ecologist Film Unit files this original investigative report for Earth Focus. Read her accompanying blog post, "Coughing up Coal: Reporting from the Frontline of India's Health Crisis": http://www.linktv.org/about/blog/post/1468/coughing-up-coal-reporting-from-the-frontline-of-indias-health-crisis

Flash Player 9.0.115 or higher required.
Please download the latest Flash Player, and make sure your browser's JavaScript support is enabled.

No Flash?

View 768kbps MP4 video

View 160kbps MP4 video

Coughing up Coal

India is rivaling China -- in its plans to consume coal. As India is aggressively expanding its coal industry, its people are suffering. Emissions from coal power plants were linked to hundreds of thousands of premature deaths in India between 2011 and 2012 alone. Sarah Stirk of the Ecologist Film Unit examines the tragic human toll of a largely unregulated coal industry. Learn more.


Read Earth Focus correspondent Sarah Stirk's article, "Coughing up Coal: Reporting from the Frontline of India's Health Crisis."

Recently on Earth Focus:
Search Episodes of Earth Focus:

Featured Projects...

Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

XPRIZE has just launched its next major competition: the $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE. This XPRIZE aims to spur global innovators to develop accurate and affordable ocean pH sensors that will ultimately transform our understanding of ocean acidification, one of the gravest problems associated with the rise in atmospheric CO2.

Climate Change Media Partnership

Scientific data and political negotiations on climate change are still foreign subjects to many. CCMP aims to improve media coverage, journalist participation, and public engagement on climate change.

News and Orgs We're Following...