Frontline/World

The Carbon Hunters

Season 9, Episode 1 of 2

FRONTLINE/World journeys to the Amazon and the remote rainforests of Brazil, where several major American companies are on the hunt for ways to capture an increasingly valuable commodity -- carbon -- as Congress considers new legislation that would force them to pay for their pollution. In a joint project with the Center for Investigative Reporting, reporter Mark Schapiro visits a number of demonstration projects that help explore the promise and potential pitfalls of this new trade in trees. Also in this hour: On the two-year anniversary of the immigration raid at a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa -- one of the largest workplace raids in history -- a look at the human impact of the crackdown on both sides of the border. And, in Uganda, a new approach to the threat of diseases that cross the species barrier.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
5/11/2010
10 p.m.
5/14/2010
11:30 p.m.
5/15/2010
2:30 a.m.
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