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[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat

[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat

By Micah Moen 43 Comments August 13, 2019

Here retreat is no longer an option. The Mekong River, it’s the last stand before 2,000 tons of trash flow into the Pacific Ocean each day. 730,000 tons of trash a year that flow straight into the Pacific Ocean, must be stopped. The key is how. This trash collecting barge emits even more carbon into […]

What Tardigrades Can Teach Us About Life in the Rainforest

What Tardigrades Can Teach Us About Life in the Rainforest

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 9, 2019

We had been looking at the bottoms of trees, as foresters, for over a century, and nobody ever knew the top was so different from the bottom. Located hundreds of feet above the ground in the canopies of forests is a unique ecosystem that is home to a potential cure for some of the world’s […]

Wildfires 101 | National Geographic

Wildfires 101 | National Geographic

By Micah Moen 52 Comments August 9, 2019

– [Narrator] On average, wildfires burn up to five million acres of land in the United States each year. While they can start naturally, wildfires are often caused by humans with devastating consequences. Wildfires are large, uncontrolled infernos that burn and quickly spread through wild landscapes. Types of wildfires may include forest, brush, and peatland […]

Filming Cliff-Jumping Geese: On Location | Hostile Planet

Filming Cliff-Jumping Geese: On Location | Hostile Planet

By Micah Moen 63 Comments August 6, 2019

The animals who are filmed for “Hostile Planet” have to survive in incredibly tough conditions. But they’re adapted to it. The crew, on the other hand, that’s a whole different ball game. RENEE GODFREY: Making a series like “Hostile Planet” wasn’t simple. We filmed on every continent on Earth with over 270 people on our […]

Everything It Takes to Explore Beneath Polar Ice Caps

Everything It Takes to Explore Beneath Polar Ice Caps

By Micah Moen 82 Comments August 5, 2019

These are our polar oceans, a part of the world that is more foreign to scientists than the moon or Mars. But we are getting closer to discovering more about these crucial environments with advanced robotic technology. Dr. Alex Forrest is at the forefront of that work. His robots are built to access underneath ice […]

Nizar Ibrahim: Lost Giant of the Sahara | Nat Geo Live

Nizar Ibrahim: Lost Giant of the Sahara | Nat Geo Live

By Micah Moen 42 Comments August 5, 2019

( intro music ) ( applause ) All right, so I’m going to take you on a journey back in time to the Cretaceous Period. Now, you might say, “Well, I know what life was like in the Cretaceous. That’s when T. rex was roaming North America.” Well, I’ll take you to a very different […]

Invasive Species 101 | National Geographic

Invasive Species 101 | National Geographic

By Micah Moen 88 Comments August 5, 2019

(birds tweeting) – [Announcer] Rapidly growing, consuming, adapting, they conquer. Jeopardizing local economies, threatening human health, and devastating entire ecosystems. – [Man] As whole rows of cherished landmarks are condemned brought home to town-dwelling citizens are the rigid precautions being taken by the Department of Agriculture to save this tree from extinction. – [Announcer] Invasive […]

Coral Reefs 101 | National Geographic

Coral Reefs 101 | National Geographic

By Micah Moen 88 Comments August 4, 2019

(gentle music) – [Narrator] Coral reefs, their bright, vivid colors can be seen in tropical ocean waters around the globe. Beyond their brilliant appearance lies a hidden significance. Coral are animals. Though they may look like colorful plants, coral are, in fact, made up of tiny animals called polyps. These invertebrates can range from the […]

This Jellyfish Contains an Ecosystem | Nat Geo Wild

This Jellyfish Contains an Ecosystem | Nat Geo Wild

By Micah Moen 13 Comments August 3, 2019

PRESENTER: Do you see anything wrong with this 16-foot-long jellyfish? It’s infested with amphipods– small [inaudible] crustaceans that thrive on their gelatinous hosts. Many species of amphipods need to live upon jellyfish for at some of their lives. These ones may be in trouble. The jellyfish is an ecosystem unto itself, replete with predators and […]

Rainforests 101 | National Geographic

Rainforests 101 | National Geographic

By Micah Moen 82 Comments August 3, 2019

(birds chirping) – [Narrator] Shrouded in a blanket of clouds they awaken. Their canopies of green glitter in the sun. Their wildlife start to slither. (snake hissing) – Chirp. (birds chirping) – And growl. (growling) – And one of the planets richest ecosystems comes to life. (crickets chirping) Rainforests are the oldest living ecosystems on […]