Earth Celebration 2013
Earth Day is April 22, but KQED is celebrating our planet all month long. Tune in for special reports, attend events, and find more resources.
Mon April 1, 7:30pm The New Environmentalists: From Kenya to the Arctic Circle Six passionate and dedicated activists fight for environmental justice in their communities.
Wed April 3, 7:30pm Wach Ontline Now! QUEST: Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct / The Night Sky Uncover the earthquake-proofing of the Bay Area's water supply; discover North Carolina's preservation of astronomical photography; view Great Plains photography.
Wed April 3, 8pm Watch Online Now! Nature: What Plants Talk About reveals an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other and talk to their allies.
Thu April 4, 11:20pm Bitter Seeds explores how biotechnology is changing how farming is done all over the world.
Sat April 6, 6pm California Forever: The History of California State Parks This cultural and historical tour of California's state parks system highlights key events and locales.
Sun April 7, 6pm Watch Online Now! Heat and Harvest: Impact of Climate change on California examines how climate change is impacting California agriculture from the Central Valley to the Sacramento Delta.
Wed April 10, 8pm Watch Online Now! Nature: Clash: Encounters of Bears and Wolves Strengths are tested and risks weighed when two great predators come face-to-face in Yellowstone.
Wed April 11, 11pm Shattered Sky: The Battle for Energy, Economy and Environment tells the story of how America led the world after scientists reported a giant hole in the ozone layer.
Sat April 13, 6pm California Forever: Parks for the Future looks at the challenges state parks are now facing in California, including habitat destruction.
Wed April 17, 7:30pm Watch Online Now! QUEST: Megathrust Earthquakes Discover how clean energy production can trigger man-made earthquakes, explore megathrust earthquakes in the Northwest and visit a shake table.
Mon April 22, 10pm Independent Lens: The Island President President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives has become a leading voice for action on climate change.
Tue April 23, 8pm The Dust Bowl: The Great Plow-Up recalls the terror of the dust storms, the worst man-made environmental disaster in U.S. history
Tue April 23, 11pm FRONTLINE: Climate of Doubt John Hockenberry goes inside organizations that fought to redefine the politics of global warming.
Wed April 24, 7:30pm QUEST—Earth Day Special: Where We've Been, Where We're Headed Revisit the birth of the Bay Area environmental movement and see how far it's come. Watch online now
Tue April 30, 8pm FRONTLINE: Alaska Gold Local fishermen battle mining companies seeking to extract minerals from Bristol Bay's Pebble Mine.
How to Get to Zero Waste
Friday, April 5, 9am Listen to the Archive
The city of Palo Alto has launched a pilot project that eliminates curbside garbage bins, using only compost and recycling bins. The aim of the project is to achieve zero landfill waste, a goal San Francisco and other Bay Area cities also hope to reach.
Climate One — From the Commonwealth Club
Wednesday, April 10, 8pm
Through all the growing pains and political attacks, the U.S. solar industry is still moving ahead. The founders of three prominent Bay Area startup companies that lease systems to homeowners talk about tapping the sun to get off fossil fuels, creating investment opportunities for small investors and whether natural gas is a good bridge to cleaner power or dirty and unnecessary. They also talk about how monopoly utilities are grappling with their customers suddenly becoming competitors.
Panelists: Ed Fenster, co-founder, Sunrun; Danny Kennedy, president and founder, Sungevity; Marco Krapels, executive vice president, Rabobank; Lyndon Rive, co-founder and CEO, SolarCity.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
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Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
Enjoy films from present and past seasons of KQED's short independent film series, divided into Animation, Comedy, Drama, and Suspense.