France is known for its delicious food and wines, great art and architecture and celebrated culture of all kinds. But there’s another side to this popular destination that is not as visible: its wild side. Deep in the French countryside, it is possible to spot brown bears, wild boar, griffon vultures, and wolves.
Otzi the Iceman is Europe’s oldest known natural mummy. Miraculously preserved in glacial ice for more than 5,000 years, his remains have provided scientists with groundbreaking discoveries about a crucial time in human history. Now 3D modeling sheds new light on Otzi's life and his tragic murder.
Wonders of Mexico
Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, home to the Maya, is a forest rich in wildlife, including monkeys, jaguars, and vibrant tropical birds. Here lies a secret underworld which holds the key to life.
Andes: Kingdoms of the Sky
Experience the astonishing natural life found in the world's longest mountain range, where pumas hunt guanaco, shape-shifting frogs hide in remote cloud forests, and descendants of the Inca build bridges of grass.
Rockies: Kingdoms of the Sky
The Rockies stretch 3,000 miles up the length of North America, and are one of the great mountain ranges of the world. These mountains are home not just to cougars, wolverines, wolves, and grizzly bears, but also daredevil wingsuit flyers, who jump from high peaks, and Native Americans, competing in breakneck horse races.
Earth's Natural Wonders: Life at the Extremes
Discover why human beings need bravery and ingenuity to survive in the world's most extreme places, from the high Himalayas to the Canadian arctic, the Brazilian Amazon and the Australian Outback.
Representatives from the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) and the NAACP explain why some communities struggle to get clean drinking water. Residents of Uniontown, Alabama, a low-income community that received a massive amount of coal ash after a spill in Tennessee, share their experiences with striving to find clean water since the construction of a toxic landfill. And in Baltimore, Maryland, Mr. Trashwheel is not only cleaning up the inner harbor, but it is using googly eyes and social media to raise awareness about water pollution.
We travel to Charleston, South Carolina where locals have united to protect their coast from seismic blasting and oil exploration. We meet the self-professed "coral nerd" and a filmmaker of the Chasing Coral documentary, and the intrepid entrepreneurs of 4Ocean, whose passion for fishing, surfing, and diving inspired an ocean cleanup company in south Florida