Science and Nature

Evolution Earth

Traveling to the far corners of the world, we discover the extraordinary ways animals are adapting to our rapidly changing planet. We witness nature’s remarkable resilience, as our perception of evolution and its potential is forever transformed.

Heat

55m 31s

Travel to the hottest and driest extremes to see animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive. From the Sahara Desert to Australia, animals provide new clues about our changing planet and what it will mean for the future of our heating world.

Episodes

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    Heat

    S1 E3 - 55m 31s

    Travel to the hottest and driest extremes to see animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive. From the Sahara Desert to Australia, animals provide new clues about our changing planet and what it will mean for the future of our heating world.

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    Islands

    S1 E2 - 55m 26s

    Islands are like miniature simplified Earths, where evolution is playing out at super speed right before our eyes. Journey from the Galapagos to the edge of Antarctica to seek out animals responding to our changing planet in extraordinary ways.

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    Earth

    S1 E1 - 55m 26s

    At Earth’s extremes, animals are reacting in surprising ways. Animal homes are changing around them at superspeed. Follow remarkable stories of resilience and hope. From humpback whales to tiny butterflies to ingenious savanna chimpanzees.

Extras + Features

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    Scientists Look to Soil for Answers on Climate Change

    S1 E5 - 3m 7s

    Plant life on our planet is reacting to the changing climate. So scientists like Jane Zelikova are turning to the soil for an insight as to what is going on. Here in Kansas we see her and her research colleague Dr. Megan Machmuller digging down to take soil and root samples. She explains how grass systems play a vital role in carbon sequestration and the importance of necromass.

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    Episode 5 Preview

    S1 E5 - 30s

    Grasslands are one of the planet’s most important, yet most overlooked habitats. Follow scientists as they discover animal species with the power to transform and restore our grasslands, turning them into carbon sinks that could slow climate change.

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    A Growing Number of Wildebeest In the Serengeti

    S1 E5 - 3m 16s

    After vets eradicated rinderpest, a disease which impacts both cattle and the wildebeest of the Serengeti. Wildebeest numbers grew and grew from 300,00 to over a million. At the time experts were worried they would overgraze destroying the ecosystem but instead the opposite happened, a key relationship was restored and the whole environment started to flourish.

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    A Herd of Buffalo Are Returned to the Fort Peck Reservation

    S1 E5 - 5m 45s

    Jonny Bearcub Stiffarm and others from the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes on the Fort Peck Reservation come together to celebrate a momentous occasion. As all the way from Yellowstone National Park a new herd of Buffalo are returned  to their land.

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    Preserving the Tundra with Reindeer

    S1 E4 - 7m 37s

    Reindeer are playing a crucial role in preserving the tundra. As the Sápmi winters are getting warmer and wetter, the lichen and grass reindeer rely on are frozen over. Sámi reindeer herders like Nils are guiding these animals to forests to eat shrubs and branches.

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    Arctic Foxes Compete with Red Foxes

    S1 E4 - 3m 19s

    As the climate warms, the boreal forest is advancing further north. With the tree line comes the red fox a competitor of the high Arctic specialist, the Arctic fox. The trees advances aren't just a problem for the Arctic foxes but for the planet as a whole, the darker tree cover absorbs more heat and decrease the albedo effect which further warms the planet, causing the cycle to start again.

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    The Impact of the Broad-tailed Hummingbirds' Migration

    S1 E4 - 7m 35s

    billy barr looks through the logs he's been keeping for almost 50 years. He explains how the glacier lilies emergence is becoming more and more out of sync with the broad-tailed hummingbirds arrival after their long migration up from Mexico. When billy started keeping his records in the 70s they arrived on the same day, today the lily is flowering three weeks before the hummingbird arrives.

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    Episode 4 Preview

    S1 E4 - 30s

    At the planet’s frozen extremes, shifts in animal movement and behavior reveal vital information about our future world. Examine polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals surviving in icy worlds.

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    Big City Living For The Nubian Ibex

    S1 E3 - 8m 2s

    In the Negev Desert of Israel, rising temperatures mean longer droughts, more intense heat waves, water sources drying out, and valleys turning to dust. With a loss of vegetation and water, the Nubian Ibex are migrating their country lifestyles to the big city. The ibex are boldly taking over the city to adapt to their needs.

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    The Wild Camels of Mongolia's Gobi Desert

    S1 E3 - 3m 4s

    In Mongolia's Gobi Desert, we join scientist Adiya Yadamsuren and track down the elusive wild camels as they seek out the only water around… springs of water that are saltier than seawater. We then follow the female across the desert and are able to capture the first footage of a newborn baby wild camel.

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    Senegal Chimpanzees Seek Shade In a Cave

    S1 E3 - 2m 47s

    In Senegal a troop of critically endangered West African chimpanzees seek shade in a cave to avoid the savanna temperatures which at the peak of the dry season push the chimps to their limits. This is a behavior never recorded before, and as with many precious resources, when the whole troop arrives, tempers can flare. As the climate continues to warm their limits will be pushed even further.

  • Episode 3 Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 3 Preview

    S1 E3 - 30s

    Travel to the hottest and driest extremes to see animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive. From the Sahara Desert to Australia, animals provide new clues about our changing planet and what it will mean for the future of our heating world.

Schedule

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    Evolution Earth

    Heat

    Thursday
    Sep 21

    1 Hour

    Animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive in the hottest and driest extremes, from the Sahara Desert to Australia.
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    Evolution Earth

    Heat

    Thursday
    Sep 21

    1 Hour

    Animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive in the hottest and driest extremes, from the Sahara Desert to Australia.
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    Evolution Earth

    Heat

    Sunday
    Sep 24

    1 Hour

    Animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive in the hottest and driest extremes, from the Sahara Desert to Australia.
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    Evolution Earth

    Heat

    Sunday
    Sep 24

    1 Hour

    Animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive in the hottest and driest extremes, from the Sahara Desert to Australia.
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    Evolution Earth

    Heat

    Tuesday
    Sep 26

    1 Hour

    Animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive in the hottest and driest extremes, from the Sahara Desert to Australia.
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    Evolution Earth

    Heat

    Wednesday
    Sep 27

    1 Hour

    Animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive in the hottest and driest extremes, from the Sahara Desert to Australia.
  • Image
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    Evolution Earth

    Heat

    Wednesday
    Sep 27

    1 Hour

    Animals go to extraordinary lengths to survive in the hottest and driest extremes, from the Sahara Desert to Australia.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Ice

    Wednesday
    Sep 27

    1 Hour

    Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals on icy islands can reveal changes taking place at the planet's frozen extremes.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Ice

    Wednesday
    Sep 27

    1 Hour

    Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals on icy islands can reveal changes taking place at the planet's frozen extremes.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Ice

    Thursday
    Sep 28

    1 Hour

    Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals on icy islands can reveal changes taking place at the planet's frozen extremes.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Ice

    Thursday
    Sep 28

    1 Hour

    Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals on icy islands can reveal changes taking place at the planet's frozen extremes.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Ice

    Sunday
    Oct 1

    1 Hour

    Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals on icy islands can reveal changes taking place at the planet's frozen extremes.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Ice

    Sunday
    Oct 1

    1 Hour

    Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals on icy islands can reveal changes taking place at the planet's frozen extremes.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Ice

    Sunday
    Oct 1

    1 Hour

    Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals on icy islands can reveal changes taking place at the planet's frozen extremes.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Ice

    Tuesday
    Oct 3

    1 Hour

    Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals on icy islands can reveal changes taking place at the planet's frozen extremes.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Ice

    Wednesday
    Oct 4

    1 Hour

    Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals on icy islands can reveal changes taking place at the planet's frozen extremes.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Ice

    Wednesday
    Oct 4

    1 Hour

    Polar bears in the Arctic, penguins in Antarctica and other animals on icy islands can reveal changes taking place at the planet's frozen extremes.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Grasslands

    Wednesday
    Oct 4

    1 Hour

    Scientists take a look at animal species with the power to transform and restore grasslands.
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    Evolution Earth

    Grasslands

    Wednesday
    Oct 4

    1 Hour

    Scientists take a look at animal species with the power to transform and restore grasslands.
  • Image
    Evolution Earth: TVSS: Banner-L1

    Evolution Earth

    Grasslands

    Thursday
    Oct 5

    1 Hour

    Scientists take a look at animal species with the power to transform and restore grasslands.

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