National Geographic Documentaries 24 Hours After: Asteroid Impact

Sixty six million years ago a meteor struck the Earth, wiping out three-quarters of all life on the planet and helping clear the way for the rise of mammals. Recent scientific investigations have made it possible to understand more precisely what likely happened and how, as the cosmic impact unleashed cataclysmic forces. Why did some creatures survive while nearly all ...
  • 2009
  • 00:45:10
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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News in Review - March 2007 A Call for Action on Climate Change

In early February 2007 an influential group of scientists issued a report on global climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that it is very likely that humans are causing global warming. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the IPCC report and what it says about the future of our planet. We’ll also look at how ...
  • 2007
  • 00:03:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

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News in Review - March 2010 A Deadly Earthquake Devastates Haiti

On January 12, 2010, a powerful earthquake struck the small nation of Haiti. More than 100,000 people were killed, and about one million others were left homeless. In this News in Review story we’ll look at Haiti’s tragedy and how Canada and other countries are trying to help survivors.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2010

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News in Review - November 2004 A Mean Season: Four Hurricanes Hit Hard

It was one of the meanest and deadliest hurricane seasons in the last hundred years. In just six weeks, four major hurricanes battered parts of North and Central America. The massive storms killed hundreds of people and forced millions of others to flee their homes. On News in Review we’ll show you the damage they caused and the despair they ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2004

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The Nature of Things Adventurers: A Story Told in Stone

The French Polynesian islands once housed thriving native populations that were tragically wiped out by European disease. The vines and trees of the jungles consumed huge stone cities that sprawled across the interiors of Tahiti, Raivavae and the Marquesas Islands. The structures remained forgotten until archeologist Edmundo Edwards rediscovered them. Now, with each swipe of his machete, Edmundo is bringing ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Adventurers: The Everlasting Oasis

For 400,000 years, a remote Egyptian oasis has been inhabited by waves of people from Stone Age man to modern-day Muslims. Egyptologist Tony Mills and his team are unearthing artifacts and examining skeletal remains of "the other Egypt," far away from the pyramids and the Nile. The sands surrounding the Dakhleh Oasis conceal mysteries of life dating back long before ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Adventurers: The Last Nomads

Linguist Ian Mackenzie has tracked the last true nomadic hunting and gathering people on earth — the Penan of Borneo. Their way of life is quickly disappearing as aggressive logging interests swallow up their forest habitat. Mackenzie has spent years compiling the very first dictionary of the unique Penan language,  a language that has words for every forest plant and ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Adventurers: The Lost People of the Baja

Canadian paleo-pathologist Eldon Molto is leading the search for clues of the mysterious Pericu people of Baja California, Mexico — a fierce, independent tribe that disappeared over a century ago, after being exposed to European disease. They left virtually nothing behind but their bones. By using DNA, Molto is piecing together the story of the Pericu and along the way ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Our Vancouver Antarctic Ice Shelf Disappearing

How the demise of a 10,000-year-old ice shelf will cause the sea to rise.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/25/2015

1000 Days for the Planet Anuta, Hidden Paradise

Far off in the South Pacific is a tiny island: Anuta. It may be the most remote inhabited island on the planet. To survive, islanders have had to make careful use of any and every resource in their environment. The crew of Sedna IV is offered the rare privilege of sharing the daily lives of this unique community, welcomed into ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015