Desert Road

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  • (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 world for high-profile competitions to find the best new technologies and stimulate investment in research and development. After...

  • Rivers, oceans and rain forests — charting the impact of humans on this planet’s water cycle, in a big-data overview from Globaia. Then Conservation International asks “What would Nature say?” with Harrison Ford as The Ocean, and Kevin Spacey as The Rainforest. Finally, Rainforest Alliance wants you to know what NOT to do, in “Follow the Frog."

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  • With Focus on Europe, DW has developed a new program that adds a more personal touch to the issues affecting people across the continent. The weekly magazine which replaced European Journal in October 2014 provides audiences an inside perspective on the diversity of people, places, conflicts and coexistence that define Europe. Focus on Europe presents genuine stories about the lives of real...

  • City Walk visits Ocean View Farms in west L.A.
  • Michael Palin's epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean, but perhaps the greatest challenge facing an intrepid explorer is crossing the vast and merciless Sahara Desert. There is no easy way to do it. This is Michael Palin, explorer-adventurer, at his very best. As the journey unfolds, the Sahara...

  • Our oceans cover about 70% of the Earth's surface and are among the most beautiful, mysterious and diverse ecosystems on the planet. Unfortunately, due to pollution generated mostly on land, the ocean's health is in danger.One of the most legendary families in deep-sea diving and exploration has devoted three generations to combating threats to the health of the world's oceans.

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  • The reality of what is happening to the planet. This panel discussion spotlights global warming, grasslands and forests, oceans, and “ green technology”, as well as the links between militarism and environment.
  • Thousands of refugees adrift on flimsy boats in the Indian Ocean. Initially Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia sent the refugees back to sea declaring that they would not take any more in.
  • The reality of what is happening to the planet. This panel discussion spotlights global warming, grasslands and forests, oceans, and “ green technology”, as well as the links between militarism and environment.
  • One big problem with burning carbon to power energy – it’s killing ocean corals. So when Conservation International asked, “What would Nature say?” they got Ian Somerhalder to answer, as a Coral Reef. Then Leonardo DiCaprio narrates a short film, called “Carbon,” that lays out the true price of fossil fuels.

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