Featured MediaBig Picture Ranch:
Kiss the Ground
A film on the role of the planet's soils in the environment and climate. Disusses the immense carbon fixation potential of soils, the vast carbon release triggered by conventional agriculture every year, living soils, dead soils, regenerative agriculture and more. Some may appreciate the segment on how cattle ranching, done in a way that imitates natural herding behavior, can perform as a major carbon sink instead of a carbon source. One farmer notes how when weather forced him to reassess his conventional farming, he was able to get off all subsidies with regenerative agriculture and make much more money to boot.
"Winner of 42 awards - and counting"
Available on Vimeo for $1, to Netflix subscribers, for watch parties, as a 45 minute version free to students, schools and educators, on DVD, and on Blu-Ray.
Sylvia Earle Alliance/Mission Blue:
Follows renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle in her campaigns to protect the oceans by reducing pollution, overfishing, climate change and more. The film won a 2015 News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Editing.
-- Available on Netflix
Note: A Netflix production
Plastic Oceans International:
A Plastic Ocean
Documentary tracing the presence and impact of plastics, microplastics, and the chemicals they release on the marine world
-- Available on Netflix, iTunes, and DVD.
Using custom built equipment for undersea time-lapse photography, the filmmakers document what is really going on in mass coral bleachings and death and tie it more conclusively to oceanic warming.
-- Availble on Netflix, including to host screenings.
Note: A Netflix production
Brave Blue World
Racing to Solve Our Water Crisis
Explores innovations and organizational strategies in supplying drinking water, sanitation, reducing the environmental impact of such, and reuse of byproducts.
-- Available on Netflix including to host screenings.
Follows the experience of 6 young students at some of Swarovski Waterschool's 7 locations around the world learning about natural water cycles, water supply and conservation, and threats to safe water for people and nature.
-- Available on Netflix.
-- Note: the schools and film are funded as a community investment program by the Swarovski Group crystal company.
Broadcast by 105 radio stations in 5 countries
Alex Smith, 2006-2020
A roughly weekly show that does deeper dives into diverse environmental topics than I've encountered in various new sources. I get it on my local low-power FM station, FORward radio 106.5 FM (WFMP). The show does reruns in July and August, it appears.
Latest science, authors, issues – from climate change, oceans, forests, pollution, solar storms, the economy, and peace. Ready for re-broadcast, computer, iPod, or mp3 player. As heard on over 104 non-profit radio stations in 5 countries.