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Philippe Cousteau Jr. is no stranger to exploration. The grandson of legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, Philippe hosts and serves as executive producer of this half-hour earth science series that examines the planet. He visits diamond and gold mines to see how gems and metals are formed, travels to active volcanoes to observe what happens inside the Earth's burning core, and checks out weather stations in mountainous areas to get an idea of how weather phenomena form in the atmosphere.

Latest episodes

aired 6 days ago
Dinosaur bones and footprints; how the Hawaiian islands evolved from volcanoes; an old coal mine; how fossil fuels were formed.
aired 13 days ago
Causes of recent forest-fires; lightning strikes; a glacier and an ice cave in Iceland; why glaciers are melting and how it will change the sea level.
aired 20 days ago
The Poconos of Pennsylvania; plants that eat insects; edible forest plants; how plants communicate.
aired 27 days ago
Mount Washington, N.H. -- "the home of the world's worst weather"; Florida's "Wall of Wind," where scientists simulate hurricane-force winds; a scientific research team pursues a tornado; destruction of debris thrown by tornadoes.
aired 34 days ago
The Florida Everglades; Yellowstone's ecosystem; Earth as a giant ecosystem; the interdependency of all living things.
aired 41 days ago
Yellowstone National Park, the site of a potential supervolcano; Meteor Crater, in Arizona; powerful telescopes on Maui search the universe for meteors that might be headed Earth's way.
aired 48 days ago
An active volcano on Hawaii; a laboratory simulates a tsunami; tsunami history and damage; whether a tsunami will happen again on the West Coast.
aired 55 days ago
New Hampshire; why leaves turn colors in the fall; Acadia National Park; Napatree Point.
aired 62 days ago
Delaware Bay salt marsh; Pamlico Sound; tide pools in Hawaii; the Bore tide in Alaska.
aired 69 days ago
Lionfish near the coral reefs off Curacao; oysters of the Chesapeake Bay; an oil spill's effects in Alaska; rebuilding the Louisiana wetlands.
aired 76 days ago
Grand Canyon; an ancient cave on the island of Curacao; Lake Michigan; ice ages.
aired 83 days ago
Petrified National Forest; Crater Lake; a giant forest of kelp off the Southern California coast; glowworms in New Zealand caves.
aired 90 days ago
Alaska: a brown bear hunting for salmon; Denali National Park; scuba diving in frigid waters; panning for gold.
aired 97 days ago
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center; satellites; flight in a DC-3 aircraft; an observatory where new stars are discovered; a spacewalk.
aired 104 days ago
The Canadian Rockies: Lake Louise; a glacier; the woodland caribou; white-bark pine trees; an archaeologist provides artifacts of people living in the area 10,000 years ago.
aired 111 days ago
Mount Saint Helens; how mountains are formed and earthquakes caused; oceans and waterways in constant motion; how the planet speeds through the galaxy.
aired 118 days ago
An estuary in North Carolina; sea life in Curacao; a NASA satellite monitors precipitation; near Quebec City is a hotel made entirely of ice.
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Iceland: waterfalls and geysers, a volcanic mountain that may erupt at any time, producing electricity with geothermal and hydro power, a large glacier.
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute makes discoveries under the deep sea; coral reefs off the Florida coast; the power of Maui's massive waves.

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