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Celebrate Earth Day All Month Long With PBS Wisconsin’s On-Air Programs

March 30, 2021 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

In the lead-up to Earth Day on April 22, PBS Wisconsin honors the historic and present-day efforts to preserve and protect the environment with these programs airing this month.

Extinction: The Facts

10 p.m. Thursday, April 1

With a million species at risk of extinction, Sir David Attenborough explores how this crisis of biodiversity has consequences for us all.

Climate Change: The Facts

11 p.m. Thursday, April 1

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.

POV: Inventing Tomorrow

10:30 p.m. Friday, April 2

In preparation for the world’s largest convening of high school scientists, teenage innovators from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to confront environmental threats while navigating the doubts and insecurities of adolescence.

Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability

11 p.m. Tuesday, April 13

This hour-long documentary takes a look at the decades-long effort to create the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore amid the presence of heavy industry along Lake Michigan.

To the Ends of the Earth: The Natural World – Pushing Boundaries

11 p.m. Thursday, April 15

Explore expanded horizons, from the driest deserts in Africa all the way to the mountainous Himalayas. This hour-long documentary features photography and original musical compositions by Todd Gustafson that bring striking natural landscapes and the wonders of the wilderness into the comfort of the living room.

Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

Begins 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22

This new, three-part series follows environmental activist Greta Thunberg as she travels across the world highlighting locations where the impact of climate change is being accelerated, including Europe’s coal mines and the frontline of Canada’s oil industry. 

Frozen Obsession

10 p.m. Thursday, April 22

Follow the 18-day, 2,000-mile Northwest Passage Project expedition through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago aboard the Swedish research icebreaker Oden. During the expedition, the Northwest Passage Project team studies water chemistry, microbiology, birds, mammals and physical oceanography.

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