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"Earth Focus" is an environmental news magazine that features investigative reports and in-depth stories about our changing environment and how it affects people around the world.
"Earth Focus" presented the inaugural Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival, Los Angeles' first festival of its kind, free to the public on July 29 at Hollywood's iconic Egyptian Theatre, presented by KCET and Link TV in partnership with Washington, D.C.'s renowned "Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital." A full day of screenings and panels Included "Water & Power: A California Heist," "Rise: Sacred Water- Standing Rock," "Tomorrow" and "The Age of Consequences" with films Introduced by celebrity activists Raphael Sbarge, Ed Begley Jr., Patrick Fabian and Sharon Lawrence.
“Vanishing Coral” presents the personal story of scientists and naturalists who are working with local communities to protect coral reefs that are being destroyed by warming seas, pollution, and destructive fishing practices.
Elephants have lived in the savannas and forests of Africa for more than two million years. They are the largest land animals on Earth – and one of the most intelligent. They feel emotions like grief and joy. Can they even survive in the wild anymore?
The cost of climate change is rising and its consequences are increasingly threatening our national security.
Neonicotinoids, the most widely used insecticides in the world, have been linked to the decline of honeybees, which pollinate many food crops.
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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 – organized crime syndicates, insurgents and terrorists. Ivory buys guns and ammunition for Uganda's Lord’s Resistance Army and Sudan's Janjaweed, both linked to mass atrocities and supports al Shabaab, the al Qaeda affiliate behind the attacks on Kenya’s Westgate Mall and Garissa University.
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 Mam documents their plight in her film "Fight For Areng Valley." China is beginning to draw on its religious traditions — Tibetan Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism — to help address serious environmental challenges as profiled in Gary Marcuse and Shi Lihong's film "Searching for Sacred Mountain."
“Vanishing Coral” presents the personal story of scientists and naturalists who are working with local communities to protect coral reefs that are being destroyed by warming seas, pollution, and destructive fishing practices. Featured in the documentary is the President of the Biosphere 2 Foundation Abigail Alling, marine biologist and coral expert Phil Dustan, captain of the Mir research sailing vessel Mark Van Thillo, and Nono Suparno, a leading conservationist in Bali.
In Juliette, Georgia radioactive water flows from the tap. In Pennsylvania, three adjoining counties battle a rare form of cancer. One thing these communities have in common is their exposure coal ash. Coal combustion powers 40 percent of America’s electricity but generates 130 million tons of coal ash each year. Though it is known to contain carcinogens, coal ash is often dumped in unlined ponds where it leaches into groundwater. There is no federal coal ash regulation on the books—only a patchwork of state level standards.
Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides in the world. But they've been linked to the decline of honeybees, which pollinate many food crops. And scientists now say neonicotinoids also harm many terrestrial, aquatic, and marine invertebrates. These pervasive insecticides damage sea urchin DNA, suppress the immune systems of crabs, and affect the tunneling and reproductive behavior of earthworms. They kill off insects that many birds, amphibians, and reptiles rely on for food.
This documentary mixes performances, interviews and reenactments to celebrate the Funk Brothers, the 1960s soul hitmakers.KCET Original
Watch a preview of the ninth season of "Artbound," our Emmy® award-winning arts and culture series that examines the lives, works and creative processes of arts and culture innovators making an impact in Southern California and beyond.KCET Original
This film explores the difficult choices that lead to trafficking of young women in Romania.KCET Original
While Doña Sofia is put in front of the difficult choice of what child she will protect, Julio is closer than ever to finding out who killed his sister.KCET Original
This film explores the complex issues that have been raised by the increasingly life-like sex robots.KCET Original
Russia’s environment of suppression infuses the underground art scene with a strong desire to challenge, subvert and disrupt the status quo.
While Doña Sofia is put in front of the difficult choice of what child she will protect, Julio is closer than ever to finding out who killed his sister.
As key climate talks get underway in Paris, Eric Campbell explores potential solutions to global warming.