Tag archives for Environment

Tonight, the Troopers are back. An all-new season of Alaska State Troopers follows the group of policemen tasked to enforce one of America’s most  unforgiving terrains – hundreds of miles of rugged Alaskan terrain. Their backup may be located days away, but that can’t stop the team from responding by land, air, and sea, on duty…

Surviving in the remote Alaskan wilderness requires living a life of strength and preparedness. In anticipation of Life Below Zero‘s Season Two premiere, National Geographic Channel presents Life Below Zero Demands, an interactive experience documenting the skills LBZ‘s residents need to survive. For Sue Aikens, her life of perseverance requires zero weakness, as she’s responsible…

When your life is derailed, seek comfort off the beaten track. That’s the goal of Going Wild, which takes ordinary people struggling with difficult situations off the grid. Through volcanoes, up mountains, under water and into the most unforgiving environments on earth, Going Wild gives its participants a way out of their daily struggles, allowing…

Tonight, say goodbye to the most interesting man in the woods. Mick Dodge’s weird, wild journey navigating a subsistence lifestyle in the Hoh Rainforest concludes with tonight’s finale. On “The Harvest,” Mick embarks on an important mission to stock up on food before the impending winter months. His prize: chanterelle, a type of mushroom considered a…

If a tree is stolen in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Animal poaching isn’t the only theft of resources that criminals inflict on nature. Tree poaching, the illegal harvesting of trees in private farms, state parks and protected woods, is less publicized but equally destructive…

Tonight, the Ultimate Survival: Alaska crews go ‘Over the Falls’, taking on a watery gauntlet of 70-foot waterfalls and dangerous open seas.  However, the treachery of Alaska’s terrain extends further than just its waters. Get to know the dangers of the Last Frontier, from hidden crevasses to 98% of America’s brown bear population, with our handy…

Tonight, Big Bad Wood‘s season of felling trees, wrangling unruly crewmates and fighting for clients in suburban Boston concludes. On the season finale, the four Boston tree companies face challenges that could permanently alter their businesses. Owner Jay Malouf surprises Specialized Rigging and Tree Care greenhorn Ted with a formidable task: taking down his first…

Military, Woodsmen, Mountaineers and Endurance: the four teams on Ultimate Survival: Alaska are equally matched and eager to win. Tonight, the teams set off on the Alaska Panhandle from Chichagof Island. Their routes will take them through the dangerous heart of bear country, home to more brown bears per square mile than any other place on earth. After winning…

America’s cities wouldn’t be complete without their urban parks, from the centuries-old Boston Common to Millennium Park’s modern architecture. Learn more about exceptional city parks from each region of the country. New England: Boston Common This year, Boston placed third in the Trust for Public Land’s annual rankings of America’s most park-friendly cities. The oldest urban…

After a long summer of battling the thaw, Life Below Zero‘s Alaskan adventurers are running on empty. On tonight’s season finale, it’s a Long Road Home for the four camps of wilderness dwellers, as they brace themselves for the treacherous winter ahead. Struggling all summer to scrape by on Chandalar’s dwindling food supply, Glenn needs help. Resources…

Meet the Hailstones – one large Alaskan family who all follow the Inupiat Eskimo ways of life. Chip Hailstone, 43, and his native Inupiaq wife Agnes, 41, live with their seven children on Alaska’s Kobuk River, 19 miles north from the Arctic Circle. Their tiny, isolated town of Noorvik has a population of less than…

Gold mining in the Yukon is a ruthless game of chance, where success depends on mining the right land at the right time. For the crews of Yukon Gold, their luck may have run out. Bernie, who’s wasted precious time mining an unsuccessful claim, his second site at Snow Creek needs to yield paydirt to…

This landmark three-part special, Wild China, gains unprecedented access into this most enigmatic of countries, to reveal a land of astonishing complexity.  A land of immense cultural diversity and a wide range of traditional lifestyles – often in close partnership with nature. However, China faces immense social and environmental problems– many rare species unique to…

Hockey Road Trip

Andrew Ference and the Boston Bruins are taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs again tonight. Watch episode four of Beyond the Puck to see how the Bruins did against them earlier in the season!  

Episode 3 Premiere! Andrew and his family head over to their “grown-up” friends’ house to celebrate Halloween. Andrew’s wife Krista is no stranger to the professional athlete world. They were married in 2002, but before that Krista was a professional snowboarder and competed in the 2010 Winter X Games. Being an athlete puts you on…

I grew up with a stack of National Geographic magazines in our family library that I would spend hours going through.  I loved the pictures from the most exotic corners of the World and seeing animals that I could not make up in my dreams. When I was approached to do this project I was…

From Krista Ference: Yumm! I love this episode because it’s all about food! We eat well and our grocery bills are proof! We eat a variety of different foods and a lot of organic fruits and vegetables! The fridge is stocked for Andrew full of his favourite things… he always has the same breakfast so…

We are the Ferences. Andrew is an inspiration! I know after following him during the course of these episodes, that you will be as fond of him as we are… hopefully not literally as fond! Krista (me), mom and wife… I don’t like describing myself!  Ava, our smart and adventurous 6 year old and Stella,…

We’ve officially launched the first episode of our new (and the National Geographic Channels’ first!) web original series, Beyond the Puck. The web series features Andrew Ference, who is an eco-warrior, an ice hockey defenseman for the Bruins and a Stanley Cup Champion. It gives an inside look at one hockey player’s life and his…

Fossil Hotspots

The northern Rift Valley stretches from Ethiopia across the Red Sea to the Jordan River valley. It is the rift’s wildest corner in every sense – harsh, hot and volcanically active. In the Afar Triangle, shared by Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti, three continental plates collide. Below the Earth’s surface, hell breaks loose. The volcanic landscape…

The Mysterious Abyss

Photo credit: Michael Aw The ocean’s abyss is a virtually undiscovered black, cold landscape with more underwater creatures than the Amazon River or Great Barrier Reef. We know very little about what lives and thrives in these deep sea waters, partly because the abyss is one of the hardest places on the planet to explore.…

Underwater Alien Planet

With more underwater creatures than anywhere else on the planet and ten times more biodiversity than Caribbean reefs, scientists travel 10,000 ft. down in the Celebes Sea to explore the bizarre and the undiscovered. Into the Abyss airs Tuesday November 30 at 10P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild. Video Preview: Scientists send an ROV to the…

Big Cat Week Is Coming

Powerful. Deadly. Beautiful. Endangered. Big cat species often define and dominate the ecosystems in which they are found. Animals of incredible strength and skill, big cats are revered predators that face an epic battle for survival. They have enthralled us and captured our imaginations. Theirs is the story of the wild. Nat Geo Wild presents…

Okapi Conservation

Only discovered in the 20th century, the unusual okapi has qualities that resemble the horse, giraffe and zebra. But in truth, the okapi is the only relative of the giraffe (Giraffidae), a family that branched off from antelope, deer and cattle (Artiodactyla) approximately 34 million years ago. Like the giraffe, okapis have enormous, upright ears and long prehensile tongues.…

Mireya tells us what it was like to visit the Gulf of Mexico and the damage the oil spill has done to the wildlife. Saved from the Spill premieres Tuesday October 5 at 9P et/pt on Nat Geo Wild.