Building ponds is a wild job that requires the combined expertise of construction, landscaping, and biology. Boss, Greg Wittstock, scientist, Ed Beaulieu, and foreman, Brian Helfrich, are the Pond Stars. The team travels the United States creating working ecosystems that add beauty and bring wildlife into backyards and public areas all across America. On this…

Follow the men and women of the Army, Navy, Drug Enforcement Administration, Coast Guard and other forces through the chaos of battle with real-life, first-person footage. It’s their vision, their words, their war. We’ll see them ready to face whatever hell awaits around every corner — screeching bullets from enemy fire, drug dealers’ knives and…

Hawaii can make a person feel small in the best way possible. Whether standing on the edge of a massive cliff overlooking a blue ocean or staring into the belly of a volcano, Hawaii is a place like no other and it would be difficult to think of it as anything but paradise. There’s a…

Vietnam. The Cold War. Desert Storm. The Iraq War. The Afghan War. This weekend, National Geographic Channel gathers 11 active and retired U.S. Army generals for American War Generals, a first-of-its-kind look back at a half century of America’s military battles told by the men that led them. The film, premiering Sunday, September 14 at…

With more than a third of the Carolina bluefin tuna quota already filled, everyone in the fleet feels the pressure to fish at every opportunity. So when an Atlantic Ocean winter storm system whips up rough seas and ice in the local harbor, it forces northern and southern captains to take huge risks to fish…

The Pols Go Dutch

This week, the Pols go Dutch when a special visitor comes to town – Charles’ uncle Jan is visiting from the Netherlands! Uncle Jan doesn’t speak English and Charles promised to be fluent in Dutch when he arrives. With only a few days to spare, Charles is cramming in his lessons, but it may already…

The locals refer to the Congo as “the river that swallows all rivers.” And as the deepest and second largest river on Earth, the Congo is home to some extraordinary species. The Congo rises as a brook in the north of Zambia, which provides a stage for one of the world’s largest migrations of mammals.…

In today’s fast-paced, electronically-dependent world, it’s harder than ever to connect with nature on a daily basis. That’s where the Pond Stars step in; redecorating yards one home at a time to create an escape from everyday life and to connect with wildlife right outside the door. Pond Stars follows Chicago-based water feature specialists at…

The Churchgate Railway is part of the Mumbai Suburban Railway located in South Mumbai and is the southern most station in the city. The name Churchgate is derived from Church Gate Street which sits on the south end of the railway station. An extremely busy rapid transit station, the Churchgate Railway serves as commuter hub…

The Greatest Bar in the World — one of two bars at fabled World Trade Center restaurant Windows on the World. To those who worked and drank there, this was unquestionably more than just its name.  George Delgado, head bartender on September 10, 2001, was teaching what would be the last of his popular Mixology…