Earth Focus

Season 2009 Episode 12.30.09

Episode 19: Tourism Threatens the Galapagos

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Episode 19: Tourism Threatens the Galapagos
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In this episode of Earth Focus, witness the devastating effects of tourism on the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Equador. With the influx of visitors to the islands, which have become more accessible by evolving transportation, the fragile ecosystem is feeling the effects. Also, scientists in India have revived a local ancient breed of chicken that produces both eggs and meat, called the Giriraja Chicken. Could this be India's answer to the global food crisis? And, in Alaska, people's lives are changing as temperatures have risen significantly, melting essential permafrost and forcing human migration. This report is followed by an interview by correspondent Miles Benson with Jonathan Jacoby of Oxfam America, in which the impacts and potential benefits of climate change for large businesses are discussed.Learn more at Link TV's climate change pages.moreless

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