After a local farmer left a bowl of eggs on Joe Hutto's front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto, possessing a broad background in the natural sciences and an interest in imprinting young animals, incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. As the chicks emerged from their shells, they locked eyes with an unusual but dedicated mother.
Sometimes Mother Nature could use a boost and when we work with her natural systems, she can reward us with a blueprint for success. EcoSense explores three creative and wildly different examples of biomimicry. We visit Mushroom Mountain and learn how the potential uses of fantastic fungi go way beyond salad - including as organic pesticides, medicine and even a possible solution to world hunger. Watch now.
Follow Steve Backshall as he tries to summit a remote and unclimbed mountain in Greenland’s Stauning Alps. After facing quicksand, a river and a glacier to reach basecamp, the climb gives Steve a unique insight into a fast-changing environment. Watch now.
Featured guests highlight human beings' deep-seated connections to nature. In his book Our Wild Calling, journalist Richard Louv challenges us to understand and appreciate our link to animals. Dr. Cassandra Quave leads a team searching for plant-based medicines to replace failing antibiotics. Conservation photographer Krista Schlyer explores how the border wall is affecting animals' movement. Watch now.
The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world and Americans send millions of tons of clothing to landfills every year. In this episode, EcoSense explores alternatives to fast and cheap fashion that look really good on the planet. Watch now.