Learn about the history of Earth through the lens of Australia, which is almost as old as the planet itself. Fossils reveal how life’s explosion in the ocean was recreated on dry land.
Premieres Wednesday at 8pm on WGBH 2
Hear an interview with scientist Julie Huber, who witnessed an undersea eruption in the Mariana Arc in 2006 and learn about the microbes these volcanoes support. (photo: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
After a perfect storm of high yields and soft shells, local lobstermen are struggling to stay afloat in a sea of surplus, low-priced crustaceans. Toni Waterman went out on a lobster boat to see the problem firsthand.
Maybe you've seen the photo: a kayaker off Cape Cod … and a fin. Yet the recent shark sighting appears to be triggering more excitement than fear. We asked some experts to explain the phenomenon — including the shark himself.
Local researchers say an invasive and rather ... pungent ... species of seaweed that's stormed the coast might not just be unpleasant for beach-goers — it could be crowding out New England sea creatures.
The service can also be used for AMBER alerts and for presidential communications in cases of a national emergency.
For the first time in 29 years, an America's Cup sailing event is being held in Newport, R.I., known as the "sailing capital of the world." No longer the sleepy, tactical match of yesteryear, the race now features high-tech catamarans and athletic sailors in body armor.
Innovation Hub looks at the increasing scarcity of water as the world's population grows.
Don't let a few chilly days fool you: Boston and Worcester experienced the warmest spring since records started being kept over 100 years ago.
Filmmaker James Cameron has just returned from a successful submersible expedition to the deepest spot in the ocean — and he's also gearing up for the 3-D rerelease of his 1997 epic, Titanic.
Nova: Hunting the Elements airs Wednesday, April 4 at 9pm on WGBH 2
Temperatures are increasing, weather is getting more erratic and sea levels are rising. What should we do?
Dolphins have stranded themselves along the shores of Cape Cod Bay since at least the Colonial era. But the latest round of strandings has been especially long-lasting. And each time, volunteers go out to help.
In Dorchester's Peabody Square, what looks like an ordinary patch of plants is in fact a sophisticated "rain garden" designed to clean water and keep pollutants out of the Neponset.
Congolese refugee Rose Mapendo, who settled in Phoenix in 2000 with nine of her 10 children and has since become an advocate for refugees, reunites with the child she left behind, Nangabire, after 13 years apart.
Journey to Planet Earth
In this story, we explain why someday you might have a rock for a grandson.
Cuba's wild splendor has been preserved by half a century of political isolation and economic stagnation. Now, it faces the pressing challenge of protecting its precious natural assets as it transitions into the 21st century.
The World's Marco Werman takes you on a musical trip around the world in Sound Tracks: Music Without Borders.
Sustainable seafood, along with locally grown ingredients, are two trends in the restaurant industry that are here to stay.
It’s difficult in early April in Boston not to notice the weather. Or the sun. Or the warmth. Or, by extension, all the attention that’s paid to nature, the environment and sustainability — especially as the 40th anniversary of Earth Day draws near.