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
NOVA Wonders looks at how far we’ve come and where machines are headed as their software becomes ever more…cerebral. How close are we from a world in which computers take over—from diagnosing cancer to driving our cars to targeting weapons? If we place more and more of our lives under the control of these artificial brains, what are we putting at risk?