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Environment


“The Last Glaciers” highlights the grim effects of climate change

Source:  South China Morning Post A year after releasing "A Plastic Ocean," a documentary about the disastrous effects of disposable plastic on the world’s oceans, Craig Leeson turned his attention to a different project. In 2017, the Australian and long-time Hong...

“Trans Pecos” is a beautiful plea to protect West Texas

Source:  The Texas Observer “To be part of this land,” rancher Pilar Pedersen says early on in "Trans Pecos: The Story of Stolen Land and the Loss of America’s Last Frontier," “it’s just ephemeral.  Nobody owns this land.” Living in West Texas’ Big Bend country makes...

The New York Times presents “The Church Forests of Ethiopia”

Source:  The New York Times Over a century ago, the Ethiopian highlands were covered with trees.  Now, that forest is little more than a memory, and what remains is preserved in small pockets of greenery surrounding Ethiopian Orthodox churches. Jeremy Seifert’s new...

The Sisyphean Solitude of a Migrant Shepherd

Source:  The Atlantic Some films don’t need words.  "El Desierto" is one of them. Carly and Jared Jakins’s short documentary follows a lone migrant worker as he shepherds thousands of sheep in the Great Basin desert amid a formidable drought. Without a single line of...

“The Hottest August” turns climate change into a sci-fi film

Source:  Vox One of the best documentaries of the year is also, on its surface, one of the simplest.  To make "The Hottest August," director Brett Story spent the month of August 2017 talking to New Yorkers about their hopes for the future as well as their anxieties....

FRONTLINE presents “Fire in Paradise”

Source:  FRONTLINE Multiple blazes are currently raging across California — and 10 of the 20 most destructive blazes in the state’s history have happened in the last four years. New FRONTLINE documentary "Fire in Paradise" goes inside the deadliest and most...

Now Streaming on FRONTLINE: “Flint’s Deadly Water”

Source:  FRONTLINE "Flint’s Deadly Water" is the result of two years of on-the-ground reporting from a team of FRONTLINE journalists — all of them Michigan natives — who set out to determine the true toll of the Flint water crisis. As it turns out, it's likely far...