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See How Animals Are Adapting To Our Rapidly Changing Planet

At the front lines of climate change, animals have a surprising story to tell.

8pm Sunday EVOLUTION EARTH: GRASSLANDS Science/Documentary
Traveling to the far corners of the world, we discover the extraordinary ways animals are adapting to our rapidly changing planet. We witness nature’s remarkable resilience, as our perception of evolution and its potential is forever transformed.

Evolution Earth - Grasslands

Grasslands are one of the planet’s most important, yet most overlooked habitats. Follow scientists as they discover animal species with the power to transform and restore our grasslands, turning them into carbon sinks that could slow climate change.

9pm ANCIENT EARTH: BIRTH OF THE SKY Science Documentary
Witness the dramatic history of Earth, from its birth to the emergence of humanity.

Ancient Earth: Birth Of The Sky NOVA
PBS

Dive into the most dramatic events in Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history, from its birth to the emergence of humanity. How did a hellscape of molten lava transform into a lush, green, watery planet filled with life? With dazzlingly realistic animation based on the latest research, each of these five episodes brings to life long-lost worlds that ultimately led to the one we know today.

BIRTH OF THE SKY - See how Earth transformed from a barren hellscape to a planet capable of sustaining life.

NOVA- Ancient Earth: Birth of the Sky

Today, Earth is enveloped by a thin veil of gas, a narrow band of atmosphere that protects a world covered in lush green vegetation, deep blue oceans, and abundant life. But 4.5 billion years ago, Earth was a very different place: a hellscape of molten lava and barren rock, under relentless bombardment from meteors, and with no atmosphere whatsoever. So how did our familiar blue sky come to be? Breathtakingly realistic animations and a chorus of science experts reveal how the primordial inferno first gave rise to an orange-hued cauldron of toxic gasses that would be deadly to us today. Witness how the first drops of rain splashed down on the searing planet, setting the stage for the evolution of life. And discover how life itself helped create the air we all breathe today.

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