Sand is not an infinite resource, and the planet’s gigantic demand for it is threatening its very existence. “Sand Wars” investigates this modern day “gold rush,” one that poses a real danger to humans, and the environment, in every corner of the globe.
With a goal to fully eliminate poverty by 2020, China’s rural and underserved population is being given an unprecedented opportunity for upward social mobility. Yet the challenges are enormous, for the masses and individuals alike.
On June 23, 2018, twelve young soccer players and their coach set off to explore a cave in northern Thailand, becoming trapped 4KM deep inside it. This is the story of how a massive effort became an even bigger miracle.
In 2015, 20,000 negotiators, representing 195 nations, descended upon Paris for a tension-filled, high-stakes 11 days, in the name of reaching an accord. Guardians of the Earth tells the story of how it was done.
Peter Frankopan explores the connections made by people, trade, disease, war, religion, adventure, science and technology. Mirroring behaviors seen across Asia for millennia, this shift gives way to a new paradigm of power.
This is an investigation into how old electronics, discarded in some of the world’s richest countries, end up unrecycled. It’s the story of the trail of pollution – and corruption – that is left when trash is illicit, and business is dirty.