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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 7 days ago
The Mohave Desert; Death Valley; Joshua Tree National Park.
aired 14 days ago
Yosemite National Park: El Capitan; Half-Dome; Mariposa Grove's 500 giant sequoia trees; wildlife that thrives in the park's ecosystems.
aired 21 days ago
Renewable sources of energy to replace fossil fuels and clean up the atmosphere: solar panels, wind turbines, hydro-power, algae biofuel.
aired 28 days ago
Croatia's waterfalls and caves; Plitvice Lakes National Park; stalactites and stalagmites; the island of Brac's limestone quarries; a stone masonry school.
aired 35 days ago
Hawaiian Islands: traditional methods of catching fish and collecting sea salt, sea creatures along the coral reef, a limestone cave where ancient artifacts are preserved.
aired 42 days ago
Red rock formations in Sedona, Ariz.; Hawaii's red, black and green beaches; colorful hot springs in Yellowstone National Park; colorful animals include the octopus, who can change color in an instant.
aired 49 days ago
Iceland: waterfalls and geysers, a volcanic mountain that may erupt at any time, producing electricity with geothermal and hydro power, a large glacier.
aired 56 days ago
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute makes discoveries under the deep sea; coral reefs off the Florida coast; the power of Maui's massive waves.
aired 63 days ago
Dinosaur bones and footprints; how the Hawaiian islands evolved from volcanoes; an old coal mine; how fossil fuels were formed.
aired 70 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 77 days ago
The Poconos of Pennsylvania; plants that eat insects; edible forest plants; how plants communicate.
aired 84 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 91 days ago
The Florida Everglades; Yellowstone's ecosystem; Earth as a giant ecosystem; the interdependency of all living things.
aired 98 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 105 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 112 days ago
New Hampshire; why leaves turn colors in the fall; Acadia National Park; Napatree Point.
aired 119 days ago
Delaware Bay salt marsh; Pamlico Sound; tide pools in Hawaii; the Bore tide in Alaska.
aired 126 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 133 days ago
Grand Canyon; an ancient cave on the island of Curacao; Lake Michigan; ice ages.
aired 140 days ago
Petrified National Forest; Crater Lake; a giant forest of kelp off the Southern California coast; glowworms in New Zealand caves.
aired 147 days ago
Alaska: a brown bear hunting for salmon; Denali National Park; scuba diving in frigid waters; panning for gold.

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