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More than a year of protests were unable to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and the pipeline's owners expect to have it up and running on May 14. But the story isn't over. DAPL still serves as a reminder that the fight for environmental sanity and the fight for Native people's human rights are inextricably intertwined.
Explore the interactive maps provided by ALMA and Friends to see the pipeline route, the effects it will have on surrounding communities and beyond, and a few of the alternatives to the fossil fuel-dependent economy of which DAPL is one small piece — an economy we will inevitably need to transform if we are to survive.
RELATED EXHIBIT: To learn more, visit Standing Rock: Art and Solidarity, on view beginning May 20, 2017 at the Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park. Poster art, T-shirts, and photographs demonstrate the immediacy of the protests and conflicts as they have unfolded, while a video art piece by the Native collaborators of Winter Count and a historical tour explore the broader meanings of these events.
Explore the pipeline route, the effects it will have on surrounding communities and beyond, and a few of the alternatives to the fossil fuel-dependent economy of which DAPL is one small piece.
The inaugural debut of the Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival was a smashing success. Interested in participating next year? Here's how! Email our team at email@example.com and help us make a change.
KCET and Link TV are launching the first film festival in Los Angeles dedicated entirely to environmental issues called the Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival. Partnering closely on the event is the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF), the free event is open to the public featuring five additional acclaimed films tackling the most important and relevant global environmental issues today.
Festival Partners and Sponsors
As part of our mission as public media for Southern California, we want to inspire our audiences to take action to make our community--and our planet-- a better, more environmentally sustainable place to live. We are proud to partner with Mayor Garcetti's office on his Adopt A Plan initiative to provide this opportunity in conjunction with our inaugural Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival.
The pLAn sets forth a path to transform Los Angeles by creating a cleaner environment and stronger economy, while ensuring equity for all Angelenos, and outlines actions within various categories ranging from local water and carbon and climate leadership to preparedness and resiliency and environmental justice. To reach the targets in the pLAn, the Mayor is calling upon organizations, universities, neighborhood councils, community groups, businesses, and individual Angelenos to commit to “Adopt the pLAn” into action. Since the release of the pLAn over 60 organizations, companies and individuals have made commitments to “Adopt the pLAn” into action.
KCET and Link TV are launching the first film festival in Los Angeles dedicated entirely to environmental issues called the Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival.
The "Earth Focus" episode "Vanishing Coral" uncovers the devastating effects of coral bleaching and what people around the world are doing to protect coral reefs.
One of the most diverse and complex ecosystems on the planet, coral reefs provide livelihoods, food and important shoreline protection in many regions. Though they make up less than 1 percent of the oceans, reefs are home to 25 percent of all fish and other marine life. Today ocean temperatures are rising dangerously, causing bleaching of two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Scientists warn that all coral in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean could disappear in the next 20 years.
“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. Featured are Abigail Alling, president of the Biosphere Foundation; marine biologist and coral expert Phil Dustan; Mark Van Thillo, Captain of the research sailing vessel Mir; as well as Nono Suparno and Ketut Sutama, leading conservationists in Bali, Indonesia.
Coral reef populations are declining at a rapid pace in the wake of climate change. In honor of Earth Day, KCETLink is exploring coral reefs, one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth.