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Celebrate Earth Month 2023 with these PBS programs!

March 27, 2023 Alyssa Beno Leave a Comment

Explore the lasting impacts of climate change on the natural world – and those working to combat it – with these programs airing on PBS Wisconsin and streaming on the free PBS Video App everywhere you watch TV!

American Experience: The Sun Queen

Premieres 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 4

Learn about inventor Mária Telkes, who spent nearly 50 years exploring how to harness the sun’s power. Battling sexism at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she persevered to design the first successfully solar-heated house in 1948 and held more than 20 patents.

NOVA: Arctic Sinkholes

Premieres 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5

Scientists investigate colossal explosions in Siberia and other evidence that rapidly melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

NOVA: Weathering the Future

Premieres 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 12

As extreme weather in the United States impacts more people – with longer heat waves, more intense rainstorms, megafires and droughts – discover how Americans are fighting back by marshaling ancient wisdom and innovating new solutions.

The Earthshot Prize 2022

9 p.m. Wednesday, April 12

The Earthshot Prize, a global environmental prize founded by Prince William and The Royal Foundation in 2020, aims to spotlight, support and scale groundbreaking solutions to our world’s most pressing environmental challenges.

Carbon Farming: A Climate Solution Under Our Feet

Elder man and young children in a field of crops.

Premieres 10 p.m. Thursday, April 13

Explore possibilities of carbon farming, a revolutionary method that traps carbon from the air into the ground to produce nutritious food.

Changing Planet

Two women and a man inside a fish smoke house.

Season 2 premieres 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19

Conservationist Dr. M. Sanjayan launches an unprecedented seven-year global storytelling effort to monitor climate change by highlighting seven iconic locations across the planet.

Nature: Treasure of the Caribbean

Coral reef

Premieres 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 26

The discovery of a massive Guatemalan coral reef leads to a new chapter in understanding corals, the fish that need them and the battle to save coral reefs around the world.

NOVA: Chasing Carbon Zero

Image of Earth's horizon taken from space.

Premieres 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 26

Can the U.S. reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and avoid the biggest impacts of climate change? Experts say it can be done. Here’s the technology that could get us there.

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