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Bay Area Bountiful

 
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Preserving Traditions
On this edition of Bay Area Bountiful, we explore some of the traditions of native people and their relationship to the environment. First, we visit Sonoma County where Pomo basket weavers are preserving this ancient tradition and caring for the habitats that sustain the plants used to make the bask...
The Pomo basket-weaving tradition in Northern California has been passed down for generations. But development projects and the encroachment of invasive non-native plant species continue to threaten the survival of the native plants used to make the baskets. Clint McKay and his family are working to...
2:30
Tracking SF’s coyotes from the Presidio to Bernal Hill
Max Brimelow and Miki Katoni track coyotes traveling in the Bernal Hill area and elsewhere in San Francisco. They also follow Jonathan Young, a wildlife ecologist with the Presidio Trust. Young is documenting the 15-year history of coyotes appearing within the city limits. Suburban areas have grown...
Pedro Cota uncovers a story at the intersection of immigration and environmental health. Long lines of cars and trucks queue up awaiting permission to pass through the busy Tijuana/San Diego border crossing. The significant number of carbon emitting vehicles is having serious adverse health effects...
2:40
Grow Rules
Pedro Cota and Kristen Hwang explore the dark side of some marijuana cultivation. Illegal growers are diverting water and using banned pesticides, leading to the environmental destruction of our land and waterways. As regulation squeezes legal farmers, illegal growers are increasingly polluting our...
12:09
The Last Straw
Julian Jordan presents a jarring short film that expresses the problems, causes, and effects of plastic pollution in our oceans. We explore the complex issues behind ocean pollution through the views of both young people and scientists. This film offers the unique perspective of teens who will soon...

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