Frontline/World "The Carbon Hunters" on WXXI-TV

Frontline/World "The Carbon Hunters" on WXXI-TV

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Frontline/World visits the Brazilian rainforest and a kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa.

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.

Frontline/World "The Carbon Hunters" airs Tuesday, May 11 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

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.

This series presents timely, compelling and engaging investigative documentaries that explore the stories and issues of the times.