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Cecil the Lion Inspires New Laws / More Anti-Poaching patrols

https://soundcloud.com/abeautifulworld/cecil-the-lion-inspires-new-legislation A Beautiful World Podcast: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-bea…id986469943?mt=2 Senator Menendez (D-NJ) comments on new legislation inspired by Cecil the Lion. The CECIL Act will extend protection to animals still waiting to become officially listed on the Endangered Species list. Professor David Macdonald, director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at...

LAGI

[embed]https://youtu.be/bXkywv5tJHA[/embed] The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) brings together artists, architects, scientists, landscape architects, engineers, and others to create renewable energy art. Transcript: Heather McElhatton: I'm Heather McElhatton and this is A Beautiful World. Connie Hedegaard: "When it comes to renewables it's not a question of 'nice to have.'...

Ripple Effect Images

                             " If you help a woman, you help the planet." - Annie Griffiths Story Transcript: Annie Griffiths: We really believe if you help a woman, you help the planet. Because women are, in addition to...

Urban Forests

Nature’s largest and longest-lived creations, trees play an extraordinarily important role in our cityscapes, living landmarks that define space, cool the air, soothe our psyches, and connect us to nature and our past. Today, four fifths of Americans live in or near cities, surrounded by...

The Water Guardians

https://youtu.be/Qq6hEoE70zs Transcript: Heather McElhatton: Elizabeth Rogers lives in Penn Valley California. She is a Water Guardian. Elizabeth Rogers: A Water Guardian is someone who recognizes the essential nature of water for all life on earth and is dedicated to protecting it. HM : Rogers' connection to water started when...

Ancient Rope Knots

Mark Cook: My name's Mark Cook and I live in the Orkney Islands, a group of islands at the top of Scotland.  If you look at a map of the UK, and you go to the top, swim six miles north and there's a bunch...

The Photo Ark

[embed]https://youtu.be/UI81Gv5l7Qs[/embed] For many of Earth’s creatures, time is running out. Half of the world’s plant and animal species will soon be threatened with extinction. The goal of Joel Sartore's "Photo Ark" is to document biodiversity, show what’s at stake and to get people to care while...

A Year in the Lives of North American Owls

[embed]https://youtu.be/fbTZNLf4WE4[/embed] A conversation with Paul Bannick, conservation photographer and naturalist, about his new book Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls.  (Braided River, 2016) Transcript: Paul Bannick: Owls are pretty incredible. They transfix us, they get into our imagination. But yet they come out and are active...

The Water Lens

Video: https://youtu.be/akN6ec5AdAc Story Transcript: Heather McElhatton- I'm Heather McElhatton, and this is A Beautiful World. DeShawn Henry - I knew from day one I would feel joyful inside knowing we could help many people in developing countries and save lives. HM - That's Deshawn Henry. He's nineteen years old and...

Unlikely Heroes Save Burning Alaskan Town

On May 3rd, 2016 a wildfire raced suddenly towards the town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. Residents have mere minutes to flee the city before it burned down, and many of them escaped with only the clothes on their backs. Worse, there was only...