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Celebrating Our Planet

Celebrating our Planet

Tune in throughout April for this collection of special Earth Month programs. 

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American Experience: The Sun Queen

Biophysicist Maria Telkes designed the first successfully solar powered house in 1949, long before people learned how to harness the power of the sun.

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Bears of Durango

After reports of bears breaking into homes and cars, wildlife researchers conduct a study on black bears in Colorado, examining how people can better cohabitate with the wildlife around them.

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Changing Planet

Learn about six of our planet’s most vulnerable ecosystems and meet the scientists fighting to safeguard their communities and wildlife.

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EcoSense for Living

This series includes topics such as reconnecting kids to nature, green jobs and limiting the impacts of toxins in our homes and bodies. It aims to empower viewers with practical solutions geared toward saving money, treading lighter on the planet and improving quality of life.

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Nature: The Hummingbird Effect

Discover how tiny hummingbirds play an outsized role in maintaining some of the richest and wildest environments on Earth, including Costa Rica’s volcanic peaks and cloud forests.

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Nature: Niagara Falls

An Emmy Award-winning filmmaker records this geological wonder over a year, documenting its stunning beauty and the wildlife that calls it home.

Caribbean Sea

Nature: Treasure of the Caribbean

In 2013, a Guatemalan fisherman discovered a coral reef – five times the size of Manhattan and teeming with life – that no one knew existed. The discovery is part of an even bigger story about the battle to save coral reefs all over the world.

NOVA: Chasing Carbon Zero

The US recently set an ambitious climate change goal: To achieve 100 percent zero carbon pollution by 2035. But is that feasible? What exactly will it take? Zero Carbon takes a hard look at the problem and identifies the most likely real-world technologies that could be up to the task.

NOVA: Weathering the Future

Examine how our changing climate impacts different regions, highlighting the challenges facing Americans of different ethnic, regional and economic backgrounds.