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Since 1969, the inhabitants of Ghoramara island have watched powerless as more than half of their territory and many of their homes have been washed away by erosion and sea level rise. Climate change has caused a dramatic increases in sea level, as glacial meltwater from Himalayas pours into the Bay of Bengal.

Big Buck Bunny tells the story of a giant rabbit with a heart bigger than himself. When one sunny day three rodents rudely harass him, something snaps... and the rabbit ain't no bunny anymore! In the typical cartoon tradition he prepares the nasty rodents a comical revenge.

Over thousands of years, the Tsaatan people have evolved an extraordinary and unique way of life, dependent both on their reindeer and the forests where they hunt. Today, the Tsaatan’s existence and traditional way of life is threatened by the dwindling number of their domesticated reindeer.

A country of extremes, with glaciers and volcanic springs located next to each other. Iceland is a small island country located near the Arctic Circle, between Greenland and the European mainland. It has several active volcanoes, including Eyjafjallajokull, Reykjanes and Askja.

How much would you pay to eat a delicate fungus growing out of a dead caterpillar’s head? Considerably less than many Chinese aficionados, probably. The worms are harvested in remote mountainous locations in China. And they are estimated to sell for in excess of $20,000/kilo, sometimes much more.

A forest house is the perfect setting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life; to experience the peaceful serenity of the forest to nurture the soul. There are no clocks, no schedule, no agenda. The day is yours to relax, to explore, to enjoy, to do as whatever you want.

A documentary that tackles the history, facts, philosophy, beliefs and biography of the founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Gotama. The film tells the life story of the Buddha, a journey most definitely relevant to our personal staggering times of chaotic change as well as spiritual disorientation.

Can animals and humans really communicate with one another? At Smithsonian's National Zoo, they do, often in surprising ways. Join as caretakers for an elderly sloth bear and a lesser kudu show us how. Animals are so tame, someday humans and animals are good friends and lived together.

Traveling in a region dismissed by many as too risky for foreigners to explore, I was lucky enough to witness some of the unique customs and ways of life belonging to the Sama-Bajau and Tausug people, from traditional dance, to mat weaving and shipbuilding.

We’re still puzzling over the hows and whys of domestication. Advances in animal genetics, both ancient and modern, coupled with new techniques in archaeology, have illuminated at least some of the mechanisms behind this previously hidden transition.

While many plants generously display their flowers every year and throughout entire seasons, others take their sweet time in showing off their blooms. Some hold back for years and even centuries before blossoming, which makes seeing the event a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The goal was to traverse the Mongolian Altai, a range of high glaciated peaks with silt-laden rivers draining from their heights. The only inhabitants of the region are Kazakh nomads who continue the tradition of hunting with golden eagles. Standing stones carved over the millennia stand guard over the landscape.