Last year I discovered and subscribed to the most excellent TERRA: The Nature of Our World *Video Podcast*:
This is a permanent resource for everyone: fans, educators, students, and anyone who is simply curious about the natural world. We are a worldwide crossroads, a forum for compelling issues, and a stage for the awesome diversity of our planet.
New episodes appear regularly in iTunes — each one is usually a segment from a longer documentary. Most episodes are between about 5 and 15 minutes long.
There are few places in the world as beautiful as the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve. Its huge mountains and endless plains are rich with caribou, bears, wolves and muskoxen. Unfortunately, this area is also rich with oil. There are many politicians who believe that drilling in Alaska is the only way to stop America’s oil dependence on the middle east – and if the wildlife and human inhabitants of ANWR are adversely affected – then so be it.
By the way, Maria’s post (linked above) includes a stunning photo of the Knik Arm, with
all of Mt. McKinley (Denali) and the mountains around it — which had to be at least 150 miles away. Try viewing your screen from different angles to be sure you enjoy her photo at its best.