Mary Wykstra, a cheetah researcher, talks to Dick about what she has learned about cheetahs and humans in Kenya. Cheetahs have adapted to encroaching human settlement and farmers too are learning to protect their livestock from cheetahs.
When Riki Ott heard about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, it brought back a nightmare she’s lived with for the past 21 years. Riki was fishing for salmon in Cordova, Alaska in 1989 when the Exxon Valdez ran aground and dumped millions of gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound.
In 2002, Arctic explorer Will Steger was in his late 50's, holed up in his remote cabin in northern Minnesota, when he read about the sudden collapse of a major ice shelf in Antarctica. He came barreling out of his hideaway to tackle one of the biggest issues of our time: global warming. Also on the show: a big mistake pays off. Then, an encounter with Jane Goodall.