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Tackling Ocean Challenges
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 the massive Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Wendy Schmidt Oil Clean up XCHALLENGE in 2011 awarded $1.4 million to a team that demonstrated an oil recovery cleanup rate four times greater than the industry's previous best recovery rate.
A second $2 million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE is spurring innovators to develop accurate and affordable pH sensors to deepen our understanding of ocean acidification, which threatens the growth of shellfish and coral reefs. Click HERE about the Montana team of chemists and engineers who won the two grand prizes of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE in 2015.
For more information on the issue and what you can do, visit our Oceans page.
Forecasts are dire for Louisiana to experience the second-highest sea level rise in the world. How is the region adapting?
Droughts and floods are driving many people away from their rural, farming communities into big cities.
Two cities, San Francisco and Freetown, brace for climate change using vastly different methodologies.
Anticipating future water needs, two regions on opposite sides of the world turn to technology for answers.
This documentary explores why desert tortoises are a threatened species and how people can change the environment through seemingly innocent actions.
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Anticipating future water needs, two regions on opposite sides of the world turn to technology for answers. Western Morocco, near the Sahara Desert, is currently facing unprecedented drought and groundwater mismanagement. But an ancient method of gathering moisture from fog is being taught to 13 villages, allowing people to have a level of local control over their most basic need. In Central Valley, California, the food basket of the world uses nearly 80 percent of the entire state's water supply.
Communities and innovators all over the world are creating new sustainable food sources that are resilient to climate change and growing populations. In Madagascar, we see how villagers are closing off marine areas to allow the fish supply to replenish at a natural pace. In San Diego, California, aquaculturists are exploring open ocean farming as a more sustainable model for the fishing industry.
With so much biodiversity in the highly urban area of Los Angeles, species are thriving despite human interference, and in some cases because of it.
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.
Populations are dramatically shifting as climate change drives migration. Droughts and floods are driving many people away from their rural, farming communities into big cities. We see how this is manifesting in Mongolia and examine the factors leading to the new community of Haitian people living in limbo at the border between Mexico and the U.S.
Anticipating future water needs, two regions on opposite sides of the world turn to technology for answers.KCET Original
George crisscrosses Laos to witness a nation entering the modern world.KCET Original
The Pomo people have been in California for millennia. This video explores the history of the Pomo people and the fight to keep their traditions alive.KCET Original
Forecasts are dire for Louisiana to experience the second-highest sea level rise in the world. How is the region adapting?KCET Original
Frank Lloyd Wright accelerated the search for L.A.'s authentic architecture. This episode explores the provocative theory that his early homes in L.A. were also a means of artistic catharsis for Wright.KCET Original
George crisscrosses Laos to witness a nation entering the modern world.
Amid the chaos and confusion from Greece's financial meltdown, artists from all corners of Athens are gathering to protect Athenian culture through the power of their art.
Belén looks for her missing baby Juan in the village.
The flow of the picturesque Chicago River was reversed to move polluted waters out of sight.
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