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29 episodes

1x01 An Introduction by Alexandra Cousteau

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An Introduction by Alexandra Cousteau.

Washington DC: centre for one of the world's greatest economies. But flowing in the shadow of Capitol Hill is the Anacostia, which is one of America's most polluted rivers, running through one of America's most dangerous communities....

A World Heritage Site, Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, the park contains the magnificent remains of the Khmer Empire, dating from the 9th to the 15th century AD. All that is left of the empire is 7 small villages and these broken stones....

A drought in the West Bank is exacerbating the situation in the already conflict-riddled region. As Israelis experience unprecedented water shortages, residential wells in drought-stricken Palestinian regions continue to dry up due to decreased rainfall and Israel's tightening grip on water use. Parts of major West Bank cities such as Jenin, Hebron, and Bethlehem have experienced a lack of ru...

1x05

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1x06 Crew Videos: Botswana

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Often called the 'Cradle of Life' for its role in the origin of the human species, the Okavango in Botswana is the largest inland delta on Earth. Renowned for its diverse wildlife, which includes zebras, antelope, elephants, and Cape buffalo, the Delta is a unique ecosystem, drawing water from thousands of miles away through the desert sands to a veritable oasis. During the dry season, animals mig...

Kanpur is a city characterized by the countless tanning factories that line the sacred Ganges, pouring millions of gallons of toxic effluent into the river on a daily basis. The Expedition team interviews local environmental hero to learn more about this threat to the holiest of rivers....

1x08 India, Crew Video

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At 1,560 miles (2510 km) long with a river basin between 200 and 400 miles wide, the Ganges river supports nearly half a billion people 'Mother Ganges' is revered by Hindus as the incarnation of a god. But while the river is viewed by some as a sacred entity with great spiritual purity, the environmental reality is another story. Almost 300 million gallons of waste are poured directly in to t...

1x09 Ganges: Endangered Source

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At 1,560 miles (2510 km) long with a river basin between 200 and 400 miles wide, the Ganges river supports nearly half a billion people 'Mother Ganges' is revered by Hindus as the incarnation of a god. The source of the Ganges is Rishikesh, nestled in the foothills of the Himalayan mountains and fed by its enormous and endangered glaciers. The Expedition team investigates the impact on India ...

Slum dwellers in India feel the scarcity of clean water and access to sanitation more acutely than anyone else. Here, the team talks with a community living in the slums of Delhi about their water situation....

Varanas is the most ancient and most holy place in India, a pilgrimage destination for millions of Hindus who gather to pay homage to a living goddess- the Ganges River....

Often called the 'Cradle of Life' for its role in the origin of the human species, the Okavango in Botswana is the largest inland delta on Earth. Renowned for its diverse wildlife, which includes zebras, antelope, elephants, and Cape buffalo, the Delta is a unique ecosystem, drawing water from thousands of miles away through the desert sands to a veritable oasis. During the dry season, animals mig...

A drought in the West Bank is exacerbating the situation in the already conflict-riddled region. As Israelis experience unprecedented water shortages, residential wells in drought-stricken Palestinian regions continue to dry up due to decreased rainfall and Israel's tightening grip on water use. Parts of major West Bank cities such as Jenin, Hebron, and Bethlehem have experienced a lack of running...

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The Mekong River is essential to the cultural identity of the Cambodia people. It feeds them, it provides them with cultural inspiration, myths, water, and transportation. The increasing construction of dams in the river will have serious impacts on the Cambodian population and river's own biodiversity....

Tonle Sap is a particularly strange lake. In the dry season it is only about 3000 sq kilometers in size, but when the rains start up in China and Lao, the lake expands to 15000 sq kilometers. This covers about 6% of the entire country and floods the surrounding forests creating a unique ecosystem of of fish. Climate change and the construction of dams at the Mekong River will severely restrict the...

A drought in the West Bank is exacerbating the situation in the already conflict-riddled region. As Israelis experience unprecedented water shortages, residential wells in drought-stricken Palestinian regions continue to dry up due to decreased rainfall and Israel's tightening grip on water use. Parts of major West Bank cities such as Jenin, Hebron, and Bethlehem have experienced a lack of running...

The longest river in the USA and third largest in the world, the Mississippi drains 40 percent of the country, including the majority of its farming heartland. At present, there are no federal laws governing pollution being dumped into the Mississippi River, and last year alone some 817,000 tons of nitrogen made its way into the Gulf of Mexico via the river. These agricultural chemicals have led t...

1x20 Interview, Muna Dajani

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A drought in the West Bank is exacerbating the situation in the already conflict-riddled region. As Israelis experience unprecedented water shortages, residential wells in drought-stricken Palestinian regions continue to dry up due to decreased rainfall and Israel's tightening grip on water use. Parts of major West Bank cities such as Jenin, Hebron, and Bethlehem have experienced a lack of running...

1x21

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The longest river in the USA and third largest in the world, the Mississippi drains 40 percent of the country, including the majority of its farming heartland. At present, there are no federal laws governing pollution being dumped into the Mississippi River, and last year alone some 817,000 tons of nitrogen made its way into the Gulf of Mexico via the river. These agricultural chemicals have led t...

A drought in the West Bank is exacerbating the situation in the already conflict-riddled region. As Israelis experience unprecedented water shortages, residential wells in drought-stricken Palestinian regions continue to dry up due to decreased rainfall and Israel's tightening grip on water use. Parts of major West Bank cities such as Jenin, Hebron, and Bethlehem have experienced a lack of running...

1x24 Downstream Deadzone

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The longest river in the USA and third largest in the world, the Mississippi drains 40 percent of the country, including the majority of its farming heartland. At present, there are no federal laws governing pollution being dumped into the Mississippi River, and last year alone some 817,000 tons of nitrogen made its way into the Gulf of Mexico via the river. These agricultural chemicals have led t...

1x25 Louisiana, Life on the Edge

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Life in Louisiana is characterized by the way the rivers, wetlands and coastal areas have been engineered, developed, and paved over. The team talks to local communities that are, literally, living on the edge.

1x26 Mekong, Mother River

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The Mekong River is the mother of water for more than 70 million of the world's poorest people, but climate change and the work of dam builders threaten the river with devastating transformation that could destroy its natural wealth and the lives of its people. Cambodia along with neighboring China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam will suffer tragic consequences if and when the great Mekon...

In spite of the Okavango Delta, Botswana does not have unlimited water resources. In this film, the team investigates the role of water in the communities and how the country is working to protect the water they have. But while the river is viewed by some as a sacred entity with great spiritual purity, the environmental reality is another story. Almost 300 million gallons of waste are poured ...

1x28 Okavango, Miracle of Water

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Often called the 'Cradle of Life' for its role in the origin of the human species, the Okavango in Botswana is the largest inland delta on Earth. Renowned for its diverse wildlife, which includes zebras, antelope, elephants, and Cape buffalo, the Delta is a unique ecosystem, drawing water from thousands of miles away through the desert sands to a veritable oasis. During the dry season, animals mig...

1x29 Tonie Sap, Pulse of Life

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A World Heritage Site, Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, the park contains the magnificent remains of the Khmer Empire, dating from the 9th to the 15th century AD. Today, researchers believe that water scarcity may have caused the demise of what was one of the largest and most important civilizations of its...

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