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Crate of abalone shells | Earth Focus
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Earth Focus

S2 E6: Dying Oceans - Abalone Restoration In California

Off the coast of California, the disappearing abalone population is raising flags about ocean health and the lasting impact of rising sea temperatures, acidification and pollution.
Season 2 Episode 206
Julie Cordero-Lamb leads a plant walk in Santa Barbara. | Still from "Tending Nature" episode "Holistic Healing with the Syuxtun Collective"
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26:42
Tending Nature

S2 E2: Holistic Healing with the Syuxtun Collective

Scientists and doctors are embracing alternative concepts that Indigenous peoples have practiced for thousands of years, by using medicinal plant knowledge that informed much our pharmacopeia.
Season 2 Episode 202
Dairy in California | Photo by Artifact for Earth Focus
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26:40
Earth Focus

S2 E4: Dairy Alternatives - Rethinking Milk In California and Kenya

The realities of milk production are forcing dairy communities across the globe to rethink the dairy production process.
Season 2 Episode 204
Avocados from Chile | Valeria Cardi/Thomson Reuters Foundation
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24:40
Earth Focus

S2 E2: Avocado Wars – The Battle Over Water Rights In Chile

The global demand for avocados is having a devastating impact on a drought-stricken community in Chile.
Season 2 Episode 202
A group of demonstrators hold signs. | Still from Global Mosaic
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26:40
Global Mosaic

Water for Life: Is Safe Water a Human Right?

In many places around the world, affordable clean water is not available for drinking and everyday tasks, making safe sanitation during the pandemic impossible.
Season 1 Episode 2
P-22 | Earth Focus
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24:28
Earth Focus

S1 E6: Urban Habitat

Los Angeles is one of the biggest biodiversity hotspots in the world, despite its smog, urban sprawl and snarling freeways.
Season 1 Episode 106
A woman cleans her pen at a sea cucumber reserve in Madagascar. | Nicky Milne/Thomson Reuters Foundation
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25:44
Earth Focus

S1 E5: Future of Food

Communities and innovators all over the world are creating new sustainable food sources that are resilient to climate change and growing populations.
Season 1 Episode 105
Canal along agricultural field near Los Baños, California. | Carla Pineda
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25:44
Earth Focus

S1 E4: Adaptation to Global Water Shortages

Anticipating future water needs, two regions on opposite sides of the world turn to technology for answers.
Season 1 Episode 104
Aerial image of urban density in Freetown, Sierra Leone. | Nicky Milne/Thomson Reuters Foundation
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25:26
Earth Focus

S1 E3: City Planning

Two cities, San Francisco and Freetown, brace for climate change using vastly different methodologies.
Season 1 Episode 103
Seneca white corn grown at the Cultural Conservancy. | Still from "Tending Nature" episode “Cultivating Native Foodways with the Cultural Conservancy."
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Tending Nature

A Return to Heirloom Corn Unpacks Powerful Cultural Histories

A growing number of seed programs is atempting to connect Indigenous communities back to traditional ecological knowledge, while encouraging healthy diets and sustainable farming practices for all.
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