This American Land
A unique series of magazine-style episodes hosted by Bruce Burkhardt, former environmental reporter for CNN, and middle-school science teacher Caroline Raville. Each episode links 3 or 4 stories, sometimes in a theme, showing how conservationists, fishermen, hunters and outdoor recreationists are sharing responsibilities for protecting America's natural heritage for future generations. The focus is on whild and beautiful places you've never heard about, and on passionate people protecting vital American landscapes, waters, and wildlife.
This American Land Previous Broadcasts
Protecting Bristol Bay, A Billion Oysters, Dryden, NY, Just The Facts On Fracking (Science Nation) (Episode #502)
KQED World: Sat, Jul 4, 2015 -- 1:30 PM
Protecting Bristol Bay - A new decision by President Obama supports fishermen and local communities that oppose the prospect of offshore oil and gas drilling that would threaten the Southeast Bering Sea's incredibly rich seafood harvests. A Billion Oysters - In a project sponsored by the Captain Planet Foundation, high-school students in are restoring oyster beds in New York Harbor with a hatchery and artificial reefs that allow oysters to grow, reproduce and colonize new ground, leading eventually to the return of a self-sustaining oyster population. Dryden, NY - A Town That Stopped Fracking - The chronicle of Dryden's grassroots campaign to ban fracking inside the town's boundaries, a decision upheld by New York's highest court (produced with Earthjustice). Just The Facts On Fracking (Science Nation) - Making and enforcing policies about hydraulic fracturing are often steeped in politics, but scientists are studying the impact of this drilling process on air, water, and human health - without all the shouting.