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Urban Ark Los Angeles
Published as part of an environmental storytelling partnership with the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS) at UCLA, with extensive contributions from faculty and MFA students in UCLA’s documentary film program in the School of Theater, Film and Television. The second storyline considers how Los Angeles has inadvertently become a sanctuary city for non-native animal species that are sometimes endangered in their native habitats.
A documentary exploring intriguing questions about human-created urban ecosystems, biodiversity and opportunities for creating sanctuaries for endangered species, including the origin and relocation of the beloved red-crowned parrot in Pasadena.
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 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.
Neonicotinoids are the most widely used insecticides in the world. But they've been linked to the decline of honeybees, which pollinate many food crops. And scientists now say neonicotinoids also harm many terrestrial, aquatic, and marine invertebrates. These pervasive insecticides damage sea urchin DNA, suppress the immune systems of crabs, and affect the tunneling and reproductive behavior of earthworms. They kill off insects that many birds, amphibians, and reptiles rely on for food.
Asian elephants, already endangered in Indonesia and Thailand,are threatened further by human encroachment and illegal trade. In Indonesia, just 2,500 Sumatran elephants remain. As their last great forest habitat is being logged to make way for palm oil plantations, elephants are pushed into conflict with local people. In Thailand and Myanmar, an illegal and brutal trade in wild baby elephants is contributing to declining elephant populations.
“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 in the documentary is the President of the Biosphere 2 Foundation Abigail Alling, marine biologist and coral expert Phil Dustan, captain of the Mir research sailing vessel Mark Van Thillo, and Nono Suparno, a leading conservationist in Bali.
Taofia Pelesasa presents a controversial play to his Tokelauan community in which their island homeland is lost to climate change and submerged forever.KCET Original
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and one of the most beloved and influential voices in progressive politics today, contends that America has trapped itself in a cycle that has left us more divided than ever.KCET Original
There's a persisting assumption in contemporary art circles that you can't be a good artist and good mother both. These fou artists are working to shatter this cliché, juggling demands of career and family and finding ways to explore the maternal.KCET Original
Alex Crawford goes on the trail with an American trophy hunter.KCET Original
Researcher/inventor Paul Stamets illuminates how fungi offer uniquely powerful, practical solutions we can implement now to boost the biosphere’s immune system.KCET Original
The third season of "Sound Tracker" begins with Sami Yaffa’s exploring music's influence on Colombia.
The multi-cultural Miami River originates where Native Americans still value its resources, and ends where the super-wealthy park their yachts.
The world’s largest land predator is under threat, and George is heading to Canada’s far north to see how polar bears are coping with their rapidly changing climate.
Javier weds heiress Laura Montenegro unaware of her secret. Alicia's abductor returns to the hotel to blackmail Diego.
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