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Protecting Precious Landscapes
To cope with our growing population we have tripled our exploitation of natural resources in just 40 years. As a result of the vast expansion of mining, industrial-scale farming, fishing and other human activities, natural ecosystems have lost nearly half of their area, and one million plant and animal species are facing extinction. Without the ecological networks which regulate our planet — from cleaning air and water to providing food — we simply cannot survive.
Pioneers in Sweden and Turkey are striving to protect two of our most valuable remaining ecosystems, both rich landscapes threatened by industrial development.
In a busy market in the Ugandan capital of Kampala, a group of women gather to cook. While the dishes they prepare are traditional, the brightly coloured stoves they cook on are new.
The locally made Ugastove, which requires on average half the amount of charcoal of traditional cookers, saves money in reduced fuel costs, cuts carbon emissions and reduces deforestation.
Iraqi protestors set fire to the Iranian consulate in Najaf.KCET Original
More than 600,000 Mongolian nomadic herders have moved to the city in search of work after extreme weather has killed their cattle.KCET Original
In this segment of "Earth Focus" we examine the factors leading to a new Haitian community growing in the U.S.-Mexico border town of Tijuana.KCET Original
A documentary about the burning of wood at an industrial scale for energy.KCET Original
Alf goes against the chief police inspector’s orders, following a murder, and Marco's true identity is revealed.KCET Original
The attempt to identify human remains found in Arizona's Sonora Desert underscores the plight of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the United States.
A Saudi national opens fire in a classroom at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, killing 3 people and inuring 11 others.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the U.S. House of Representatives is drafting articles of of impeachment charges against President Trump.
Based on the true story of Mohammed Assaf, the Palestinian singer who crossed borders and defied the odds to win the second season of "Arab Idol."
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