Land: Gaining Ground | Link TV
Land: Gaining Ground
The survival of people and wildlife depends on the health of the land. The economic prosperity of a country is linked to the richness of its resources. But our demand for these is destroying the land and all it harbors.
Our consumption of the earth's natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years. Now, a third of the planet's land is severely degraded. Each year, we lose 15 billion trees and 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil. And at least 10,000 species go extinct every year.
The land we live on is being strained to breaking point, so restoration and conservation are key to its survival.
"earthrise" travels to the dry forests of southern Ecuador and the ancestral lands of the indigenous peoples in western Australia to learn how these communities are working to protect the unique ecosystems currently at risk due to natural and man-made disasters.
For centuries, mankind has been hooked on the concept of a mysterious continent at the end of the world. Ancient Greeks and Romans called it "the unknown southern land" and a century ago, Captain Robert Falcon Scott paid the ultimate price on his famous South Pole expedition.
Antarctica, the planet's southernmost continent, is home to spectacular biodiversity — from emperor penguins and blue whales to krill. But climate change, oil drilling and an ever-expanding commercial fishing industry are threatening this undisturbed land and its iconic creatures.
A look at how locals are finding ways to coexist with their animal neighbours in Australia and Bangladesh.
Scientists and doctors are embracing alternative concepts that Indigenous peoples have practiced for thousands of years, by using medicinal plant knowledge that informed much our pharmacopeia.KCET Original
"Cinemondo" will premiere a new season on Link TV, Thurs., Dec. 5.KCET Original
After a violent confrontation at home, Anna asks Nicky for help.KCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
A senior Israeli officer tries to smoke Abu Ahmed out of hiding. Ali fights suspicions of duplicity, and Boaz joins the squad on a risky ambush.KCET Original
Alf confronts Nicky and starts a series of raids in an attempt to find evidence against Nicky and Marco.
Blamed for the disastrous ambush, Doron takes matters into his own hands.
The U.S. abandons its position on Israeli settlements, saying it no longer considers them illegal.
Two young inventors in Sudan pursue tech innovation to combat desertification amidst sanctions, war and destruction.
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