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From local news and sports reporter to correspondent on ABC's "Good Morning America" and "Nightline," Bill Weir has taken a varied path in his journalism career. Another turn came when he joined CNN in 2013 to develop original programming, giving birth to "The Wonder List." In hourlong episodes, Weir travels with cinematographer Philip Bloom to five continents to tell stories of extraordinary people, places, cultures and creatures, which are at a crossroads. In a world of rapid change, how is the intrusion of modernization, climate change and tourism affecting the Galapagos, the Greek island Ikaria, the French Alps, the Dead Sea, the Florida Everglades, India, Venice, and Vanuatu, an island chain in the South Pacific? In 2050, will there still be tigers in the wild? Will the Taj Mahal still be standing? Will there still be Alps to climb and ski? "We set out to create time capsules of places we all agree are precious," Weir says.

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The Incan ruins of Machu Picchu; protecting a fragile beauty in the modern world.
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Conservationists turn killers in this battle to turn back time by eradicating mammal invaders threatening the islands' unique ecosystem.
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Miners want to drill for billions of dollars worth of copper and gold beneath the wilderness of America's last wild frontier; fishermen say the world's last great salmon run could be jeopardized.
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As sea levels rise, the sunken city of Heracleion sounds a warning of the growing threat faced by the planet's teeming coastal cities.
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As deforestation rages and unique species vanish, the fight begins to save one of the planet's most special places before it is ruined forever.
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In Patagonia, an American conservationist has purchased vast tracts of land to the fury of local developers.
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Bill Weir travels to Amsterdam, famed as one of the world's most liberal cities, to find out if the "bastion of tolerance" can stay that way amid a rising tide of intolerance.
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Weir goes on an African safari as he meets naturalists battling to save wildlife living under the threat of extinction.
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Bhutan tries to maintain its inner contentment and the title of "the happiest place on Earth" as the modern world's influence begins to get a foothold.
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Receding waters and population hikes begin to question the sustainability of the Colorado River.
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Iceland may be the first nation to completely do away with marriage, with more than two-thirds of babies born out of wedlock.
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Bill explores the majestic Alps and bears witness to the receding glaciers and the dangers if the melt continues.
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A unique ecosystem, the Everglades is home to several interesting animals, and it's in danger of being lost forever.
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Venice's enchanted waterways; rising sea levels threaten the future of the great historic city.
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The border conflicts in Jordan and Israel are causing the Dead Sea to dry up and disappear, but efforts are underway to revive it.
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Weir treks to the magnificent Taj Mahal in India and gains valuable insight into the conservation efforts to save the endangered Bengal tiger.
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Modern culture threatens a centuries-old way of life that has helped Greeks live far longer than most Americans.
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Many endangered species of the islands face the fate of extinction if not for the efforts of the world's leading naturalists fighting to keep their habitat unscathed.
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Proud native tribes of the islands face a changing world that threatens their centuries old traditions.

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