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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.

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  • 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.

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Peru: Dolphins Slaughtered for Shark Bait

Peru: Dolphins Slaughtered for Shark Bait

As many as 10,000 dolphins are slaughtered off the coast of Peru each year solely for shark bait. Correspondent Jim Wickens reports on this illegal practice in an original undercover investigation.
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Peru: Dolphins Slaughtered for Shark Bait

As many as 10,000 dolphins are slaughtered off the coast of Peru each year solely for shark bait. Correspondent Jim Wickens reports on this illegal practice in an original undercover investigation. Learn more.


Read Earth Focus correspondent Jim Wickens' article, "Fishing for Secrets: Glimpsing the World's Biggest Dolphin Hunt."

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