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Sea Level Rising: Living With Water

Season 1 Episode 101

Louisiana still is learning from Hurricane Katrina. Forecasts are dire for Louisiana to experience the second-highest sea level rise in the world. There is a big movement brewing in New Orleans to build adaptive "resilience zones." In Southeast Louisiana, the native peoples of the Isle de Jean Charles have become the first U.S citizens moving within their homeland displaced by climate change.

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Fueling Change: Oil Extraction in Alaska & California

Global demand for oil and gas has long-lasting impacts on the communities that supply it.
Season 2 Episode 1
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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
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25:44
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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.
Season 1 Episode 105
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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.
Season 1 Episode 104
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25:26
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S1 E3: City Planning

Two cities, San Francisco and Freetown, brace for climate change using vastly different methodologies.
Season 1 Episode 103
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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.
Season 1 Episode 0
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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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.
Episode 301
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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.
Episode 205
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