Lighting a Path: Women Solar Engineers Transform Zanzibar Communities | Link TV
Communities and innovators all over the world are creating new sustainable food sources that are resilient to climate change and growing populations.
Los Angeles is one of the biggest biodiversity hotspots in the world, despite its smog, urban sprawl and snarling freeways.
This documentary explores why desert tortoises are a threatened species and how people can change the environment through seemingly innocent actions.
“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.
Season 2, Episode 2
The popular demand for avocados, once considered an “exotic” item, is having a devastating impact on a drought-stricken community in Chile. Lying within one of the largest avocado producing regions in the country, Petorca avocado plantations are in a battle over water rights, where claims of illegal water diversion are creating civil unrest.
Season 2, Episode 3
Wood is found in countless products consumers use every day. In fact, lumber is closely connected to the world’s economy – a country’ s importation of lumber tends to rise in correlation with its gross domestic product. 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 4
The realities of milk production are forcing dairy communities across the globe to rethink the dairy production process. In this episode, we travel to a village in Kenya where the commercialization of camel milk is proving a sustainable solution in the face of drought. In Northern California, the heart of the U.S. dairy industry is finding innovative alternatives to limit the use of water and manure emissions.
Season 2, Episode 5
Solar power is changing lives in unexpected places. At the Barefoot College in Zanzibar, Muslim women who have traditionally been marginalized in the workforce are learning solar installation and bringing it back to their villages, which are primarily powered by candles and paraffin lamps. In East Los Angeles, formerly incarcerated individuals are finding green job opportunities as they transition underserved communities into solar power.
Season 2, Episode 6
The ocean is a sponge for all the greenhouse gas emissions we produce, and entire aquatic ecosystems are beginning to collapse. 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. Various teams of scientists, volunteers and businesspeople are collaborating to protect underwater species threatened by the invasion of sea urchins.
When Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra came to power in 2018, one of his first priorities was to gain control over the devastating outbreak of illegal gold mining operations in the Amazonian state of Madre De Dios. In February 2019, the government launched Operation Mercury, a decisive action to shut down La Pampa, an entire town built around an illegal gold mine.
In this new season, “Earth Focus” examines the politics of the environment, including youth climate activists around the globe, the transition away from coal in South Africa, curbing illegal, poisonous gold mining in Peru, and a feature-length documentaryKCET Original
Beirut reeling after Tuesday's devastating blast, at least 135 people dead, hospitals overwhelmed and hundred of thousands left homeless.KCET Original
On today's episode, the hunt for survivors is on in Beirut after a devastating explosion, and there are growing calls for urgent reform in the country.KCET Original
Five old friends decide to move in together as an alternate to living in a retirement home; joining them is an ethnology student whose thesis is on the aging population.KCET Original
Mads waits nervously in the hospital not realizing there is also trouble at home.KCET Original