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How Do Glaciers Move?

How Do Glaciers Move?

Here’s something we all take for granted: Liquid things flow like liquids, and solid things flow like, well… solid things don’t flow, right? Not so fast. Glaciers are cool, and not just cuz they’re made of ice. I’m here at Mendenhall Glacier, one of about 40 glaciers in the famed Juneau Icefield. Glaciers are cool, …

Roly Polies Came From the Sea to Conquer the Earth | Deep Look

Roly Polies Came From the Sea to Conquer the Earth | Deep Look

Pill bugs…… roly polies….. potato bugs… whatever you want to call them, somehow there’s something less creepy about these guys than other insects. More loveable, or something. Maybe it’s because they’re not insects at all. Pill bugs are actually crustaceans. They’re more closely related to shrimp and lobsters than crickets or beetles. Pill bugs even …

Why Madrid climate change talks failed to deliver

Why Madrid climate change talks failed to deliver

JUDY WOODRUFF: Global climate talks in Madrid ended yesterday with little agreement on addressing what many say is the single greatest challenge facing humanity. William Brangham has more on why the talks failed to achieve nearly any of its stated goals. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: That’s right, Judy. These marathon talks ended with a small compromise and …

What a ‘sobering’ report on Arctic ice loss means for global sea levels

What a ‘sobering’ report on Arctic ice loss means for global sea levels

JUDY WOODRUFF: There’s yet another stark report out today detailing how the increased warming of the Earth’s atmosphere is transforming the planet. As William Brangham reports, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s annual Arctic Report Card has just been released, and the news for wildlife, native communities and global sea level rise is not good. …

Inside NATURE: Making Wild Way of the Vikings

Inside NATURE: Making Wild Way of the Vikings

The Wild Way of the Vikings film was by some stretch the most exciting, ambitious and ultimately rewarding project I think I’ve ever been involved in. So the whole film turned into something of an essay, not only about the wildlife of the North Atlantic, but the wildlife of the North Atlantic in the Viking …

SPY IN THE WILD on NATURE | Official Trailer | PBS

SPY IN THE WILD on NATURE | Official Trailer | PBS

You’ve seen plenty of nature documentaries but you never seen one like this. Mechanical creatures with hidden cameras go on an undercover spy mission that gets you closer than you’ve ever been before. These remarkable robots give us an intimate look inside the family lives of our favorite animals, who are more like us than …