Start off this year’s Earth Day activities early by tuning in to Arizona PBS! For the entire month of April, learn about diverse ecosystems, dynamic climates, intricate support systems and the people working to make a difference in them. Special Earth Day episodes and series will be available on-air and in the PBS Video App.
Extinction: The Facts
Wednesday, Mar. 31 at 7 p.m. | Friday, Apr. 2 at 2:30 p.m.
Featuring some of the world’s leading scientists, Extinction: The Facts is an up-to-the-minute report on what extinction and biodiversity loss mean, not just for the planet, but for us as a species. Presented by Sir David Attenborough, the program reveals how this crisis has grave consequences for us all.
Climate Change: The Facts
Wednesday, Mar. 31 at 8 p.m. | Friday, Apr. 2 at 3:30 p.m.
Scientists explore the impact of climate change and what could happen if global warming exceeds 1.5 degrees. Discover how the latest innovations and technology are posing potential solutions and what individuals can do to prevent further damage.
Nova “Mystery Beneath the Ice”
Sunday, Apr. 4 at 10 a.m. | Friday, Apr. 2 at 3:30 p.m.
Tiny, transparent, and threatened, krill are crucial to the Antarctic ecosystem. But the population of krill is crashing for reasons that continue to baffle the experts.
Nova “Reef Rescue”
Sunday, Apr. 21
Coral reefs are not just beautiful, they are also home to over a quarter of all marine life and are crucial to human societies around the globe. But as the climate changes and oceanic heat waves become commonplace, corals are bleaching and reefs are dying off.
ViewFinder “The West is Burning”
Friday, Apr. 9 at 1:30 p.m. | Wednesday, Apr. 21 at 11 p.m.
Examine the history of forest management and litigation in the western U.S. that led to continuous catastrophic fires.
American Experience “The Swamp”
Friday, Apr. 9 at 2:30 p.m. | Sunday, Apr. 11 at 10 a.m.
The history of the Everglades is a dramatic yet little known story of humanity’s attempt to conquer nature.
Earth’s Natural Wonders “Extreme Wonders” and “Wonders of Water”
Thursday, Apr. 15 at 3 p.m.
Visit extreme locales, including Mount Everest’s Khumbu Icefall, where sherpas face many dangers; the Grand Canyon, where conservationists try to ensure a condor chick’s survival; and the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, where farmers battle with elephants.
Nature “Sharks of Hawaii”
New Wednesday, Apr. 21 at 7 p.m.
Learn surprising facts about the sharks that call the warm waters near Hawaii’s islands their home. Meet the Whitetip reef shark, Whale shark, Tiger shark and more.
Thursday, Apr. 22 at 10 p.m. | Friday, Apr. 23 at 1:30 p.m.
Examine how solutions to climate change also address other social, economic and national security issues, meeting a host of entertaining and endearing characters along the way.
Earth Focus “The New West and the Politics of the Environment”
Friday, Apr. 23 at 3 p.m.
Earth Focus tells the story of Harry Reid, a politician who grew up in an Old West mining town, saw the possibility of a New West emerging in Nevada, and rode that change to power. Reid used power in new ways to settle water wars with respect for Native Americans, protect endangered species and wilderness, and usher in a just transition to renewable energy.