Archives for November, 2013

Big Cat Week Continues Today: Which Ferocious Feline Are You?

On Day 2 of Nat Geo Wild’s celebration of nature’s biggest, baddest cats, we explore fierce mother lions, nature’s classic rivalry of cats vs. dogs and what happens when feline predators clash in deadly confrontations. Starting things off at 8P is Cat Wars: Lion vs. Cheetah, which investigates a single stunning fight between two top predators…

Alaska State Troopers, Black Friday Edition

While the rest of the country mobs stores to snag special deals, it’s business as usual for the Alaska State Troopers: fights, drugs and car chases.  Railing in pandemonium is part of the Troopers’ daily routine. And while the crew could be helpful on-hand to control Black Friday’s shopping crowds, the Troopers have a larger issue…

Paws-atively Awesome: Big Cat Week Kicks Off Tonight

Nat Geo Wild’s yearly celebration of the animal kingdom’s fiercest felines has finally arrived: Big Cat Week. This special programming is dedicated to nature’s most majestic creatures, equipped with superior intelligence and unparalleled strength, speed and agility. Big Cat Week kicks off on Friday at 8P with Swamp Lions, a story of bravery and perseverance…

The Hidden Village of Alaska’s “Old Believers”

In the tiny village of Nikolaevsk, Alaska exists a people carrying on a religion lost to time. Called the Old Believers, this sect of the Russian Orthodox church carries on long-forgotten traditions abandoned when the church enacted reforms. Red Alaska follows the Old Believers of Nikolaevsk as they prepare for the thaw of winter and the start of salmon…

Digging For Treasure In Alaska’s Frost

Frozen below Alaska’s layer of permafrost lies ancient relics of the past. Tonight on Life Below Zero, the Hailstones search for buried treasure concealed beneath the land’s surface. Permafrost is defined as soil that’s been frozen for at least two years. This vulnerable layer of land covers around 80% of Alaska’s surface, melting in the…

Split-Second Killers: Nature’s Fastest Predators

Not all hunters are created equal. With sports-car speeds, trapdoor lairs and mini vapor bomb attacks, some predators defy the laws of physics with their unique hunting methods. World’s Deadliest: Speed Kills explores these animals in all their fast-action glory. The quintessential split-second killer is the cheetah, the fastest land animal in the world. Boasting an…

The Secret To Eco-Friendly Logging? Use A Horse

A forest is no place for diesel fumes. The perilous job of logging – ranked the second most dangerous job in the U.S. – involves cutting down and transporting enormous trees, usually using large, loud, diesel-powered machines. But some loggers choose to buck the tech trend, choosing more traditional logging methods for a low-impact alternative…

Where Were You When JFK Was Shot?

As it did 50 years ago today, the nation’s eyes will fall upon Dealey Square in Dallas, the fateful location of John F. Kennedy’s death. At just after noon today, observers in Dealey Square will hold a moment of silence to honor the President’s memory. Minutes before, bells all over Dallas are planned to toll…

A Deadly Combination: Catch The Drugs, Inc. Marathon

From producer to dealer to seller, Drugs, Inc. follows the destructive drug economy from beginning to end. This tripleheader sheds light on every step of the process, from the people who secretly cook their product in mountain ranges and Amazon forests to the wealthy drug peddlers to the users whose addictions have destroyed their lives. First,…

Hunger Games: Alaska’s Cruel Summers

Conventional wisdom tells us that food is scarcest in the winter. But in the Alaskan wilderness, living off the land is hardest in the summer. As caribou migrate away to different areas, hunting or trapping big game is nearly impossible during the warmer months. And as insects follow the rising temperatures into town, preserving meat…