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Mount Kenya
In the foothills of Mount Kenya they fight elephants with fire: farmers sitting up at night, flaming torches to hand, ready to drive off the wild elephants threatening their crops. ... more

Nature be Damned
Obscured by the bribery and corruption headlines surrounding Africa's biggest civil engineering project - the construction of the Katse and Mohale dams in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project - has been the sorry fate of an indigenous people. ... more

China Roadshow
For centuries the rivers and plains and basins of China have experienced periodic floods, but in 1998 several river systems overflowed at the same time. Over one million people lost their homes, and more than 3 and a half thousand people lost their lives. ... more

Back to the Future
Under the Incas, the slopes of the Peruvian Andes supported twice as many people as today. The explanation lies in a complex irrigation system that fell into disuse after the European conquest....but not entirely. ... more

Earth Report Series 1
There are three films in TVE's Earth Report 1 series which deal with mountain issues. ... more

Holding up the Himalayas
The Himalayas experience some of the highest rates of erosion in the world, made worse by widespread deforestation. The resulting landslides endanger life, cause disruption and damage property. ... more

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