Since the very first Earth Day in 1970, Bill Moyers has covered the environment and the impact of industrial and other forms of pollution on the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. Eye-opening documentaries and programs below share important truths about the state of the world and the parts we play in its preservation.

EXPLORE Environment

Hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background as state and federal environmental officials continued their investigations of a spill of coal ash into the river in Danville, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Duke Energy estimates that up to 82,000 tons of ash has been released from a break in a 48-inch storm water pipe at the Dan River Power Plant in Eden N.C. on Sunday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 7, 2014 | Blog

Our land is being wrecked, poisoned, denuded and ruined for money. Continue reading

Protestors gather at the National Mall in Washington calling on President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, as well as act to limit carbon pollution from power plants and “move beyond” coal and natural gas, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 7, 2014 | Activism

A sit-in next month is expected to be the largest act of civil disobedience by young people in the recent history of the environmental movement. Continue reading

February 7, 2014 | Activism

These groups are part of a global movement to stop climate change and save the planet. Continue reading

February 7, 2014 | Moyers & Company

As the showdown nears for the Keystone XL pipeline, environmentalist Bill McKibben says it’s time for President Obama to stand up to oil companies and just say no. Continue reading

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February 6, 2014 | Blog

A complex issue explained in an entertaining way. Continue reading

February 5, 2014

The author and activist discusses the intersection of religious faith and environmentalism. Continue reading

February 5, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The showdown nears for the Keystone XL pipeline, and environmentalist Bill McKibben says it’s time for President Obama to stand up to oil companies and just say no. Watch the full show. Continue reading

In this Dec. 3, 2012 file photo, crews work on construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL Pipeline near County Road 363 and County Road 357, east of Winona, Texas. (AP Photo/The Tyler Morning Telegraph, Sarah A. Miller)
February 4, 2014 | Blog

A long awaited environmental impact statement is likely to shift the debate over the controversial pipeline project. Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 | Blog

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with David Simon, journalist and creator of The Wire in which he talks the “astonishing” rise of libertarianism, the tragedy of capitalism and why he’s want push politicians to the curb. Continue reading

Dora Farmer, 70, a carhop at Sonic Drive-In in Las Cruces, NM, fills a customer's order. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Norm Dettlaff)
February 3, 2014 | Activism

Industry plays up the image of the food snob to keep us divided, but the stereotype hides a much more diverse and savvy movement, says best-selling author and food activist Michael Pollan. Continue reading

Protestors against the Keystone XL pipeline dressed as referees throw red penalty flags during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 3, 2014 | Blog

The State Department’s long-awaited environmental assessment of the Keystone XL pipeline is a disappointment for green groups like 350.org, who are now expected to step up their fight against the project. Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 | Blog

Across the Golden State, communities are running out of water. Continue reading

January 31, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire talks about the crisis of capitalism in America and how it’s dividing our country. Continue reading

Pete Seeger
January 31, 2014 | Blog

In these clips from interviews with Bill Moyers, Seeger discusses dissent, environmentalism and his hope for a better world. Continue reading

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January 30, 2014

Bill Moyers takes on radical-right Republicans for denying the science behind evolution and climate change, showing a video clip of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), who says evolution is a lie “straight from the pit of hell” and climate change, a hoax. Continue reading

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