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e2 | PBS

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e2 is an ongoing PBS documentary series that chronicles efforts to solve the world's most pressing ecological challenges. From energy consumption to design efficiency, policy to industry, the series documents the innovators whose work is reducing humans' impact on the environment. Interviews with experts, policymakers and pioneers across a variety of disciplines offer a firsthand account of the complex environmental challenges that we face, as well as the possibility that pragmatic solutions are within reach. The series is narrated by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. Each episode is supplemented by a video podcast that features new footage and unseen interview excerpts, providing further insight into the social and environmental issues that series examines. Produced by kontentreal, new episodes of e2 release on PBS member stations every Tuesday beginning September 2, 2008. Check your local listings. Major corporate support for e2 is provided by Autodesk.

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    Aviation: The Limited Sky

    Carbon trading is a business arrangement in which someone who produces CO2 pays a fee, which in turn is used to support a project that reduces CO2. The carbon trading market is a measurable and deliverable means to offset emissions for which a person is responsible. If all airline passengers paid a "carbon tax", for example, it could have a broad impact on carbon reduction projects around the world.

  • Posted on 30 Dec 2008

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    Portland: A Sense of Place

    Portland is a city that successfully implemented a plan for transit-oriented development. Its urban planners made the public domain more appealing and accessible by emphasizing density and pedestrian travel. These transit policies are credited with spurring urban rejuvenation in Portland and many cities, while slowing the postwar dominance of the suburbs.

  • Posted on 23 Dec 2008

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    Seoul: The Stream of Consciousness

    Cities are population magnets, and soon two thirds of the world's population will be urbanized. People often move to cities for economic opportunities, and this requires that the public domain be more than a place of automobile passage, but an interface for commerce and human interaction. Seoul is one of those cities, set apart by its focus on creating a positive public environment.

  • Posted on 16 Dec 2008

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    Food Miles

    Today, food travels an average of 1,500 miles from its production source to plate. Now, however, the end of cheap, abundant fuel is leading to the end of cheap food. Unpredictable fossil fuel costs and federal ethanol policy are both reshaping the global food economy.

  • Posted on 09 Dec 2008

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    Paris: Velo Liberte

    Paris' citywide bike-sharing plan, Velib', has been so successful that the mayor wants to create a similar system for cars. Autolib', as it would be called, could offer a reliable and affordable alternative to driving personal vehicles in the city's congested streets. Some, however, feel that giving people the option to use a car in lieu of public transport is a step backward.

  • Posted on 02 Dec 2008

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