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Michael Hanrahan is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who teaches environmental media production at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Born in New York City, Hanrahan studied marine science and film at the University of Miami, Florida. For the past 25 years, Hanrahan has told stories about science and the natural world for clients such as Discovery Channel, The Nature Conservancy, and NOAA. Hanrahan released the first in his series of 'environmental thriller' novels in 2014. "The Last Extinction" explores the prophecy revealed when an ancient wooden tablet is unearthed in the oldest forest of the Amazon. Nature unhinged.

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In a time of urgently needed scientific understanding of global environmental issues, a time when much may hinge on decisions we will make in the near future - there is a pressing need for clear communication among scientists, decision makers, and the public.

Earth Media Lab will be there to support these mission-critical outreach campaigns. 



We produce media that matters. Our content is compelling and informed by scientific research. The media we produce serves to inform citizens, stakeholders, and policy makers about our understanding of emerging environmental issues such as climate change, over fishing, and wild animal rights.


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