Illegal Marijuana Farms Endanger Wildlife on California’s Public Lands | National Geographic

So two teams coming off separate points on the ridge, press out with it Okay, right where we’re at right now is what would be considered the lion’s den of marijuana cultivation in California or North America? This is also a prime area for a lot of threatened endangered species There’s a marijuana garden about […]

Welcome to the Body Farm | Explorer

[music playing] FRANCESCA FIORENTINI (VOICEOVER): That’s how I ended up in a body farm, the biggest one in the country. The Forensic Anthropology Research Center in South Texas studies how bodies decompose, and why. Their research helps law enforcement officers, forensic specialists, and scientists figure out when and how a person died. I don’t know […]

Vine Snake Up a Tree | Snake City

SIMON (VOICEOVER): I’m stuck up a creaky old tree with a venomous snake whose bite has no antivenom. Now, I can’t grab him from there, because then it’ll turn around and nail me on the arm. SIOUXSIE: It can’t go higher up, though. SIMON: Let me just see if I can move the branch down. […]

Saving Orangutans in Sumatra’s Disappearing Rain Forests | Nat Geo Live

Panut:In Sumatra, the Leuser Ecosystem isone of the largest and most intact tropical rainforestsleft in Southeast Asia.It is the only place in the world where you haveSumatran tigers, Sumatran rhinos,Sumatran elephants and orangutanliving together in the same place at the same time.Unfortunately, the Leuser Ecosystemthe forest is shrinking.( applause )For the last 15 yearsI have […]

Reusing Old Cell Phones to Save Rain Forests | Nat Geo Live

( jungle sounds ) In the summer of 2011, I visited the forests of Borneo, the rainforest of Borneo, for the very first time. As you can imagine, it was the overwhelming soundthat really struck me the most.But in the background of this sound,this overwhelming cacophony, is the sound of chainsaws. In fact, if you […]

The Fart-Hating Tree God of Okinawa

It’s strange, the things we choose to protect. Some lambs we keep as pets, some lambs we slaughter. Some trees we cut down, others we protect. There isn’t a whole lot of rhyme or reason to it, it’s just how we are. The casual overlap of ruthlessness and selflessness is in many ways the root […]

How Trees Secretly Talk to Each Other in the Forest | Decoder

Ouch! What do you think you’re doing? The idea of talking trees has been capturing the human imagination for generations. Did you say something? My bark is worse than my bite. Okay, so maybe they don’t talk to us, but it turns out, trees can “talk” to each other. The trees are speaking to each […]