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Neonics: Driving Declines in Biodiversity
British bumblebee ecologist Dr. David Goulson, professor of biology at U.K.'s University of Sussex, discusses the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on biodiversity declines in farmlands. His pioneering research on the impact of neonicotinoid exposure on bumblebees shows that treated nests produce 85 percent less new queens than control nests.
"We essentially have somehow been railroaded by agrochemical companies into relying entirely on their products," he says. "We depend on bees to pollinate our crops and worms and other organisms that live in the soil to keep the soil healthy. If we wipe them all out, then ultimately we will wipe ourselves out."
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.
Communities and innovators all over the world are creating new sustainable food sources that are resilient to climate change and growing populations.
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Season 1, Episode 3
Two cities, San Francisco and Freetown, brace for climate change using vastly different methodologies. San Francisco's developers are building expensive real estate on floodplains as officials try to heed expert projections on future sea levels. 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.
Season 1, Episode 4
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.
Season 1, Episode 5
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.
Season 1, Episode 6
Los Angeles is one of the biggest biodiversity hotspots in the world, despite its smog, urban sprawl and snarling freeways. At least 20,000 native and non-native plant and animal species are thriving despite human interference, and in some cases because of it. How can people help make urban habitats more welcoming to non-human urban dwellers?
Season 1, Episode 1
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.
Forecasts are dire for Louisiana to experience the second-highest sea level rise in the world. How is the region adapting?KCET Original
Watch host, Elizabeth Espinosa, share the history of immigration policy in the United States.KCET Original
Each term has distinctions and meanings that have all kinds of political and legal implications. Confusion over the differences is understandable. Socal Connected breaks down each category in this simple to follow video.KCET Original
In Lagos, a singer/musician, a visual artist, a performance artist and a Canadian/Nigerian poet provoke political debate about controversial topics like Boko Haram’s religious fundamentalism and patriarchy.KCET Original
Drawing on vivid stories and original research, Yascha Mounk identifies three key drivers of voters’ discontent: stagnating living standards, fears of multiethnic democracy and the rise of social media.KCET Original
Deep in the Amazon, George is determined to retrace Theodore Roosevelt’s legendary expedition and witness first-hand how deforestation and climate change are affecting one of the earth’s most critical ecosystems.
Alicia finds hidden photos revealing the true Alarcón family.
The filmmakers use never-before-seen footage to tell the little-known story of Senator Robert F. Kennedy's influential June 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of apartheid.