climate

NOVA
Inside the Megafire

NOVA: Inside the Megafire

 

The California wildfires of 2018 took a worrisome trend to a new extreme, claiming scores of lives and over a million acres. Scientists investigate how forestry practices, climate change, and drought may contribute to the rise of deadly megafires.

 

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INDEPENDENT LENS
My Country No More

INDEPENDENT LENS: My Country No More

 

Between 2011 and 2016, oil drilling in rural North Dakota reached its peak, setting off a modern-day gold rush in the quiet, tight-knit farm town of Trenton, North Dakota, population less than 1000. With billions of dollars to be gained in an industry-friendly state with a “reasonable regulation” climate, small towns like Trenton became overwhelmed by an influx of workers, and countless acres of farmland were repurposed for industrial development. Through the voices of Trenton’s residents, My Country No More challenges the notion of “progress” and questions the long-term human consequences of short-term approaches to land use, decisions that ultimately affect all Americans, rural and urban alike.

 

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POV
Happy Winter

 

Every summer on Palermo’s Mondello beach, over 1,000 cabins are built in preparation of the Ferragosto holiday. Centered around a family who goes into debt, three women holding onto the feeling of youth, and a politician seeking votes, this film portrays a vanity fair of beach goers hiding behind the memory of a social status that the economic crisis of recent years has compromised. To be accompanied by the StoryCorps short film “My Father, the Giant,” caught in a thoughtless act of cruelty, a young man learns a lesson in compassion from his father, a larger-than-life tribal leader of the Caddo Nation. Years later, he passes that lesson down to his own son.

 

 

 

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
Indigenous Agriculture

 

Hawaiʻi grows only 10 to 13 percent of the food consumed in the Islands. The State is pushing to double local production by 2020. A new study suggests that Hawaiʻi consider applying traditional Native Hawaiian agricultural practices and principles as a solution – especially with increased threats caused by climate change.

 

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GREAT YELLOWSTONE THAW
Part 3 of 3

 

Journey to Yellowstone National Park, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope. The series is hosted by renowned paleontologist and author Kirk Johnson.

 

Part 3 of 3
The water from the thaw has flowed away and a lack of rain has left the ground tinder dry. A major blaze breaks out in the Beartooth Mountains.

 

 

 

GREAT YELLOWSTONE THAW
Part 2 of 3

 

Journey to Yellowstone National Park, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope. The series is hosted by renowned paleontologist and author Kirk Johnson.

 

Part 2 of 3
Cameras continue to follow the wildlife dramas in Yellowstone as spring brings many new challenges. A family of beavers is busy making the most of the spring vegetation. A mother grizzly and her cubs – and explains that the biggest dangers come not from other predators, but surprisingly from their own kind.

 

 

 

GREAT YELLOWSTONE THAW
Part 1 of 3

 

Journey to Yellowstone National Park, where wolves, grizzlies, beavers and owls survive one of the greatest seasonal changes on the planet. As the temperature swings 140 degrees, cameras capture how the animals cope. The series is hosted by renowned paleontologist and author Kirk Johnson.

 

Part 1 of 3
Learn whether the brutal winter weather will favor predator or prey. Find out how Yellowstone’s unique geology affects the mighty bison. Can the grizzlies that emerge early survive? Are the wolves and Great Gray owls in danger of starvation?

 

 

 

NATURE
American Spring Live: Migration

NATURE: American Spring Live

 

NATURE, television’s longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

 

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Migration
Breeding and the greening of the landscape are tied to another major spectacle of spring: the mass movements of animals as they take advantage of spring’s bounty. Meet the scientists who track the journeys of animals such as butterflies, birds, bison and bats over vast distances, from winter refuge to spring nesting grounds. As they attempt to uncover the precise triggers and timing of migration and its impact on other animal species, the scientists grapple with how these patterns and behaviors may shift due to climate change.

 

 

 

NATURE
American Spring Live: Connections

NATURE: American Spring Live

 

NATURE, television’s longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

 

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Connections
Nature’s perfect partnerships, precisely synchronized, have evolved over thousands of years. Learn how plants and animals depend on each other to survive. See first-hand how climate change can break those connections, altering the timing of weather and plant growth, and disrupting the delicate relationships between plants and pollinators such as moths, bees and butterflies. Watch a family of wolf cubs explore their den in Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park and learn about their vital connection with the park’s ecosystem. Plus, see how bobcats at Point Reyes National Seashore hunt for mice and other small prey.

 

 

 

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