Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, sociology, and history. Each episode features four to five thematically-related stories. Though photographed on different continents and focusing on different sets of problems, audiences come to see why all of these stories are connected, providing a dramatic mosaic of how the Earth works as an interrelated system.

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DftG

Dispatches from the Gulf – Six years after Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, a global team of scientists is working together to understand its environmental impact.

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ER

Extreme Realities – Investigates the link between severe weather, climate change, and threats to our national security.

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PlanB

Plan B – Provides a glimpse into an emerging economy based upon renewable resources as well as strategies to avoid the growing threat of climate change.

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SOPO

State of the Planet's Oceans – Studies the health and sustainability of the world's oceans.

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OA

State of the Ocean's Animals – Takes a comprehensive look at why nearly half the world's marine animals may face extinction over the next twenty-five years.

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Wildlife

State of the Planet's Wildlife – Explores what scientists are calling the “sixth great extinction” of our world's plants and animals.

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SOP

State of the Planet – Probes at how population, climate change, and economic pressures affect the world's resources such as food and water.

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FC

Future Conditional – Looks at the spread of air and water pollution and how contamination in one area can affect people and animals living thousands of miles away.

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HZ

Hot Zones – Examines how recent trends in globalization and the altering of ecosystems have led to dramatic increases in the spread of infectious diseases.

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Grass

Seas of Grass – Shows the devastating environmental, political, and economic effects of the degradation of the world's grasslands.

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Brink

On the Brink – Considers how environmental pressures can lead to terrorism and regional conflict.

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Land

Land of Plenty, Land of Want – Weighs how farmers can feed Earth's growing population without impoverishing the land.

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Urban

Urban Explosion – Analyzes ways to sustain burgeoning urban populations without destroying the environment.

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Rivers

Rivers of Destiny – Delves into the problems associated with the tampering of the natural environment of rivers.

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