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Environment


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...

Clinging to Coal: West Virginia’s Fight Over Green Jobs

Source:  CBS News For generations, coal has been the backbone of West Virginia, until jobs were eliminated by the tens of thousands. While some are counting on promises made to bring coal back, a new generation is embracing the next opportunity: green energy. But in...