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The Last Paradises - The Alps - Realm of the Golden Eagle - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Biker’s chick is strong enough, but lacks the courage to fly the nest. She must use food to tempt it into flight. The nest will then be empty, and other species can make use of its strength and secure position to raise their broods.

The Last Paradises - The Alps - Realm of the Golden Eagle - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

In late summer, the ibex are feeding in the high pastures, preparing for the winter ahead. The young males jostle and clash horns, testing their strength in a series of energetic show fights. As night falls, we catch glimpses of the powerful red deer, and Biker the eagle takes flight in an effort to coax her chick into the air.

The Last Paradises - The Alps - Realm of the Golden Eagle - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Things are calmer now in the Alps than two and a half million years ago, when the collision of two great continental plates forced them skywards. But even the splendid summer flowers, which bloom briefly in the high pastures, must be able to withstand a sudden outbreak of winter, cold mountain winds and a flurry of snow.

The Last Paradises - The Alps - Realm of the Golden Eagle - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

In a nearby nest, another pair of eagles have managed to raise two young. But with survival at stake, the younger chick must fend off a vicious assault from its older sibling. Eagle-owls are also nesting on the mountainside. Ducks, hares, rats, hedgehogs, and even ravens make up the diet of these fierce nighttime hunters.

WWF International - How to Save our Planet - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Can planet Earth survive? Can we survive as a species? Changes in population growth could be a key factor to allowing us to prosper and live in harmony with nature once again.

The Last Paradises - The Alps - Realm of the Golden Eagle - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

The eagle chick is growing fast and the need for food is constant. The eagles' perfect prey is the marmot, or “groundhog,” whose large fat reserves make it a tasty and nourishing meal. But these cute little mammals are watchful and wary, and have no intention of being on the eagles’ menu today!

WWF International - How to Save our Planet - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Today, planet Earth is in a new era, the Anthroprocene. Humankind has harnessed and exploited Earth’s resources, changing its surface, devastating populations of wild animals, cutting down trillions of trees and leaving very little of what was “wild.” The enormous loss of biodiversity is not sustainable. How can we create a future in which both people and nature can thrive?

Sigrid - Enough is Enough - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Lots of English words can serve as nouns, verbs, or adjectives depending on the context. Sometimes even the pronunciation changes. Let's look at the slogan "Black Lives Matter" in both a grammatical and historical context.

The Last Paradises - The Alps - Realm of the Golden Eagle - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Many of the world’s glaciers are melting away at an alarming rate due to the effects of global warming. There is little left to show of the once great alpine glacier, The Pasterze, that used to stretch for five kilometres on the slopes of the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest peak. But life goes in the Alps: An eagle chick is hatching from its egg. Small and vulnerable, it will depend entirely on its parents as it begins to grow and investigate its new environment.

Sigrid - Enough is Enough - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

We keep seeing the "Black Lives Matter" slogan all around — what's it all about? Well, it's a long story. Here's part of the story in a nutshell.

The Last Paradises - The Alps - Realm of the Golden Eagle - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

As the last of the winter snow melts, fresh mountain meadows are once again revealed, and the animals take their chance to feed. Glacial meltwater flows into torrents, forming streams and rivers. Brightened by rich sediment, they transport vast quantities of gravel downstream, carving new landscapes in their wake.

Sigrid - Enough is Enough - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

What a time to be learning English! Things are happening quickly in the United States and history is being made right now, so don't miss out on the words and expressions you need to know.

The Last Paradises - The Alps - Realm of the Golden Eagle - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

As spring arrives in the mountains, the first flowers appear with the sun, and the chamois descend the slopes in search of the first few blades of fresh grass. The ravens are feeding a brood of noisy youngsters, and, high up on an unapproachable crag, Biker the eagle sits on her nest.

The Last Paradises - The Alps - Realm of the Golden Eagle - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

Under the ice, the water of the Alpine lakes never freezes, and fish can survive the harshness of winter. In February, eels and other fish species are spawning, depositing the eggs that will give life to their next generations. Along fast-flowing mountain streams, ice doesn’t form, and the dipper dives in search of invertebrates, crustaceans, and other tiny prey.

The Last Paradises - The Alps - Realm of the Golden Eagle - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

In winter, Europe’s greatest mountain range, the Alps, lies blanketed by snow and ice. For the majestic golden eagles, who make these remote and impressive peaks their home, these are hard times, and food is scarce. But one eagle is lucky: An avalanche results in an unexpected meal.

Inside the Animal Mind - Just how smart are dolphins? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom, USA

Just how smart are dolphins? Can they tell their own reflection apart from another dolphin? Here we see examples of "self-directed" behaviors that answer this question.

The 'Mobile Music Box' - lifting spirits in New Orleans during coronavirus

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

In New Orleans, a city that has been hit very hard by the coronavirus, musician Anna Roznowska and pedicab driver Sarah Grant have teamed up for a mobile performance project. Together, they drive through the city’s empty streets with Anna playing the violin, lifting the spirits of people stuck at home. "People are very hungry for music," said Roznowska.

Inside the Animal Mind - Are Crows the Ultimate Problem Solvers? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

United Kingdom

We all know that crows are smarter than the average bird, but will 007 be able to solve the complex puzzle and retrieve his reward?

Sigrid - The New Normal - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

Everyone should stay home as much as possible to keep the coronavirus from spreading, but sometimes we have to go out for essential errands. What are some items to have on hand when we go out? Sigrid talks about five of them.

Sigrid - The New Normal - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

USA

For so many of us, life has changed radically. We've had to learn new habits because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the changes we are having to make.

Sigrid explains - Humpty Dumpty View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

USA

Nursery rhymes are for children. The rhyme about Humpty Dumpty, however, is so famous that it's been used in literary and cinematic contexts as well.

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council - How honeyguide birds talk to people View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

United Kingdom

By following honeyguides, a species of bird, people in Africa are able to locate bees’ nests to harvest honey. Research now reveals that humans use special calls to solicit the help of honeyguides and that honeyguides actively recruit appropriate human partners. This relationship is a rare example of cooperation between humans and free-living animals.

Project Earth - California Unknown Beauty - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

Off the coast of California, an island of floating kelp provides refuge for fish in the open waters. The many small fish then attract larger species, including the ocean sunfish that seek relief from their parasites, and the predatory blue shark.

Project Earth - California Unknown Beauty - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

USA

The harbor seals gather in a sheltered cove to give birth. But even hidden from predators, there is no guarantee of survival, and we witness the tragic death of one newborn that gets trapped in its amniotic sac. Within a few hours, the pups that survive the birth are already into the waves, getting to know their new watery world.

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