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‘Earth Focus' Talks to Filmmakers About Restoring Our Rivers
There are 3.5 million miles of rivers in the U.S.—enough to circle the planet 140 times.
Given that fact, we ought to figure out how to revitalize and conserve our rivers.
That's the focus of an upcoming documentary, Willamette Futures, by filmmaker Jeremy Monroe. It centers on the efforts to restore he watersheds of Oregon's largest river system, the Willamette.
In this episode of Earth Focus, Monroe talks about how the efforts to restore the Willamette are emblematic of a much bigger movement going on across the country.
The episode also features a look at writer George Wolfe's act of civil disobedience—leading a kayaking expedition down the Los Angeles River six years ago. That expedition sought to have EPA declare the river navigable so that it could gain protection under the Clean Water Act. It's also the center of Thea Mercouffer's 2012 film, Rock the Boat.
James Redford and Mark Decena are also featured, discussing their film Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West.
EARTH FOCUS airs every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) on Link TV—channel 375 on DIRECTV and channel 9410 on DISH Network. Episodes are also available to watch online at linktv.org/earthfocus.
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In Long Beach, California, some electric buses can charge along their route without cords or wires.
When a bus reaches the Pine Avenue station, it parks over a special charging pad. While passengers get on and off, the charger transfers energy to a receiver on the bottom of the bus.
EPA Watchdog: White House Blocked Part of Truck Pollution Investigation, Caused Lack of Public Information
The Trump administration pushed through an exemption to clean air rules, effectively freeing heavy polluting, super-cargo trucks from following clean air rules. It rushed the rule without conducting a federally mandated study on how it would impact public health, especially children, said the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General Charles J. Sheehan in a report released yesterday, as the AP reported.
A time-restricted eating plan provides a new way to fight obesity and metabolic diseases that affect millions of people worldwide. RossHelen / iStock / Getty Images Plus
By Satchin Panda and Pam Taub
People with obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure or high cholesterol are often advised to eat less and move more, but our new research suggests there is now another simple tool to fight off these diseases: restricting your eating time to a daily 10-hour window.
By Ashutosh Pandey
H&M's flagship store at the Sergels Torg square in Stockholm is back in business after a months-long refurbishment. But it's not exactly business as usual here.