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Earth Focus

Neonicotinoids: The New DDT?

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. "We are witnessing a threat to the productivity of our natural and farmed environment equivalent to that posed by organophosphates or DDT," says Dr. Jean Marc Bonmatin, the lead author of an October 2014 report by the international Task Force on Systemic Pesticides. DDT was banned in 1972 due to both environmental and human health concerns.

Read more on the Earth Focus blog: "Poison Is Big Business" by Miles Benson

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Monday Mar 29, 7:30 AM PDT on Link TV
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P-22 | Earth Focus
Episode
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.
A woman cleans her pen at a sea cucumber reserve in Madagascar. | Nicky Milne/Thomson Reuters Foundation
Episode
26:28
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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.
Canal along agricultural field near Los Baños, California. | Carla Pineda
Episode
25:44
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S1 E4: Adaptation to Global Water Shortages

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

S1 E3: City Planning

Two cities, San Francisco and Freetown, brace for climate change using vastly different methodologies.
Aerial image of island off Louisiana coast. | Nicky Milne/Thomson Reuters Foundation
Episode
25:29
Earth Focus

S1 E1: Sea Level Rising - Living With Water

Forecasts are dire for Louisiana to experience the second-highest sea level rise in the world. How is the region adapting?
The border gate on the Tijuana, Mexico side of Friendship Park. | KCET
Episode
25:58
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S1 E2: Climate Migration

Droughts and floods are driving many people away from their rural, farming communities into big cities.
EARTH FOCUS “The Youth Climate Movement Around the World” features Alexandria Villaseñor from Paradise, California. Image courtesy of Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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Earth Focus

S3 E1: The Youth Climate Movement Around the World

In-depth profiles of four young environmentalists: Alexandria Villaseñor in California, Carl Smith in Alaska, Ayakha Melithafa in South Africa and Litokne Kabua in the Marshall Islands.
A group of women in Zanzibar studies solar installation. | Nicky Milne/Thomson Reuters Foundation
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26:30
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S2 E5: Lighting A Path - Embracing Solar Power In California and Zanzibar

Solar power is changing lives in unexpected places. This episode visits with unique solar power training programs in Zanzibar and Los Angeles.
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25:52
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S2 E1: Fueling Change - Oil Extraction in Alaska and California

The global demand for oil and gas has long-lasting impacts on the communities that supply it.
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Episode
25:26
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City Planning (San Francisco & Freetown, Sierra Leone)

San Francisco's developers are building expensive real estate on floodplains, as officials try to heed expert future sea level projections. On the other side of the world, a deadly mudslide caused by torrential rains and deforestation in Sierra Leone shows the consequences of city planning that doesn't take climate change into account.
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