tv Earth Focus LINKTV August 9, 2018 9:00am-9:31am PDT
narrator: on this episode of "earth focus," the most basic human need is also its most precious commodity. in california's central valley, home to 19% of the food producti in e wword, manan live witutut cle dririnkg wawater hilele the e ee of rocco's saha regio harvting water from g g has the potential toeeeeply pactct a cultu.. [camera cus ringnglicking] [shutter cliing]
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-george:osostileeaththers othing new to bangladesh seasonal rains andropipicastormsms hit itsowow-lyi coaoast and d ood its many waterways anannual, but as tempetutures ririseorldwiwi, our weaerer is bbecing momo volatil and nowhere is ttt lt h harr thananangladesh, a countrbebeing tterered so f frcely by the effects c clima chahang at their existen i is undeder reat r rht now. bangladesh s s beenorceced to o ke extreme measures to survive its ttttle agaain climama change. but willt be enough?h?