"Earth Focus" is an original documentary series from KCET, PBS SoCal, Link TV and Thomson Reuters. It features investigative reports and in-depth stories about our changing environments and the impacts on people around the world.

This season examines the social and environmental determinants of health affecting a wide range of populations living in the United States, including farmers suffering the effects of rural isolation, warehouse workers breathing polluted air, and uninsured families dealing with the stress of paying for health care.

On Friday, April 29th, at 7 P.M., two Earth Focus films will screen virtually as part of the Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival, followed by pre-recorded panel conversations with the producers and directors. Buy Tickets for the Screening Here

A member of Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation casts his net the beach. | Still from Tending Nature
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Tending Nature

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Season
Fighting for Air
Episode
26:47
Earth Focus

Fighting for Air

Everyday people are standing up against the e-commerce giants polluting the Inland Empire.
Season 4 Episode 3
For the Love of the Land
Episode
56:40
Earth Focus

For the Love of the Land

Climate change takes a toll on mental health in rural areas.
Season 4 Episode 2
We Are Where We Live
Episode
56:41
Earth Focus

We Are Where We Live

Stories of patients and doctors reveal the environmental determinants of health in South Gate, CA.
Season 4 Episode 1
A man wearing a hat stands next to his horse and looks out into the wilderness of Nevada.
Episode
Earth Focus

The New West and the Politics of the Environment

Earth Focus tells the story of Harry Reid, a politician who grew up in an Old West mining town, saw the possibility of a New West emerging in Nevada, and rode that change to power.
Season 3 Episode 304
A member of a military operation to crack down on illegal gold mining in Peru. | Max Baring/Thomson Reuters Foundation
Episode
26:40
Earth Focus

S3 E3: The Price of Gold in Peru

This episode follows chief environmental prosecutor Karina Garay as she works with the police, army and navy in destroying illegal mines and arresting miners in protected areas
Season 3 Episode 303
A miner emerges from an abandoned mine in South Africa carrying a heavy sack of coal on his back. | Courtesy of of Thomson Reuters Foundation
Episode
26:39
Earth Focus

S3 E2: Coal Mining in South Africa

South Africa faces a stark reality as the continent’s largest greenhouse gas emitter.
Season 3 Episode 302
Youth Activism
Episode
26:39
Earth Focus

Youth Activism

Children from across the world seek to bring accountability to the climate crisis.
Season 3 Episode 1
Crate of abalone shells | Earth Focus
Episode
26:40
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
Dairy in California | Photo by Artifact for Earth Focus
Episode
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
A guardian of Brazil's Amazon Rainforest watches as a fire burns the remains of lumber poachers. | Still from "Earth Focus"
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26:04
Earth Focus

S2 E3: Building A Future - Lumber Poaching In Oregon and Brazil

Following groups like “Guardians of the Forest,” we explore illegal lumber poaching in the forests of Brazil and Oregon, where citizens and scientists are working together to combat the illegal lumber trade.
Season 2 Episode 203
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