It's the southernmost landmass. And it's seeing changes.
The Antarctic, home to endemic wildlife like penguins. Global warming is causing changes at the South Pole, including higher temperatures and ice melt. Its future remains in question in the face of climate change - with planetary implications.
How will life on Earth change under 3-degree warming? We journey to one location on each of our planet's continents to discover the far-reaching consequences of climate change — and find out how communities are responding. On part 1: Dramatic changes in Antarctica, bushfires in Australia, drought and water scarcity in Africa and living green in Europe.
We take a look at what goes in to preparing the food that astronauts eat on board the International Space Station. A group of students attempt to grow vegetables in space, and we meet a scientist in Antarctica cultivating crops which may one day feed astronauts headed to Mars.
Bugs can be found from the bitterly cold Antarctic to the searing hot Sahara Desert, and just about everywhere in between. They've survived several mass extinctions and at least some insect species will also survive our current assault on them. But despite their tenacity and abundance, the one place you won't find many insects is at the seaside. Here's why.
Our planet is full of remote and risky places — and some people will do anything to protect them or unlock their secrets. From researchers uncovering hidden ecosystems in Antarctica to park rangers in Africa who risk their lives to defend wildlife, we take a journey to some of the harshest corners of the globe.
Antarctica may be the driest and coldest continent on Earth, but it's home to a surprising diversity of life. In fact, many of these hardy creatures are found nowhere else on our planet. Now scientists are in a race against time to assemble a catalogue of life and protect the frozen continent's extraordinary ecosystems.