Change
Station

Weather & Natural Disasters

Filter topics
Extreme Realities Preview

Image of Extreme Realities Preview
Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


In the wake of recent political conflicts and severe weather events, we ask these fundamental questions: (1) are we merely experiencing once in a hundred year weather events or are they early warning signals of a new normal; (2) have we already reached a tipping point pushing our planet towards an environmental cliff; and (3) are there ways to mitigate or adapt to these newly emerging threats? Continue


Journey to Planet Earth (Series)

Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


J2PE dramatizes new ways of looking at the delicate relationship between people and the world they inhabit. It's designed to help viewers understand the complexities of the most important environmental issues of the 21st century. Through an interdisciplinary approach, these programs reach beyond the physical sciences and draw connections to politics, economics, anthropology, sociology, and history Continue


Fallen City: Filmmaker Interview

Image of Fallen City: Filmmaker Interview
POV
PBS


Filmmaker Qi Zhao discusses the making of the documentary Fallen City. Continue


Escape from Nazi Alcatraz

Image of Escape from Nazi Alcatraz
NOVA
PBS


A crack team rebuilds a glider that POWs hoped to catapult off the top of Colditz Castle. Continue


Barrage of winter storms taxes patience of Pa. residents

Image of Barrage of winter storms taxes patience of Pa. residents
PBS NewsHour
PBS


With the latest powerful storm, the city of Philadelphia broke a 130-year record for snowfall in a season. Judy Woodruff talks to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett about how his state is coping with keeping citizens safe and warm during relentlessly wintry weather. Continue


Killer Typhoon Preview

Image of Killer Typhoon Preview
NOVA
PBS


What made Haiyan so destructive, and how can we prepare for the next monster storm? Airing Continue


Dutch Windmills

Image of Dutch Windmills
NOVA
PBS


Explore an 18th century windmill with a modern day Dutch miller. Continue


Repairing the Beach After Sandy

Image of Repairing the Beach After Sandy
NOVA
PBS


To rebuild the coastline, engineers are pumping sand onto New York’s Coney Island beach. Continue


Ask TOH | Tornado Safe Room

Image of Ask TOH | Tornado Safe Room
This Old House
PBS


Richard visits Oklahoma to install a safe room for tornado protection. The safe room is constructed of poured concrete, all poured at once to prevent joints. Richard sees a safe room that survived a direct hit from an EF5 storm, then sees a new safe room built, and meets a homeowner that has ridden out several tornados in her safe room. Continue


Reimagining New York

Image of Reimagining New York
NOVA
PBS


Disaster risk management expert Klaus Jacob speaks candidly about the effects of climate change and sea level rise on New York City. He says we need to think ahead to what New York will look like 400 years from now in order to plan effectively. Continue


Extreme Realities: Program Preview

Journey to Planet Earth
PBS


Host/narrated by Matt Damon, Extreme Realities is a new Journey to Planet Earth episode investigating the link between extreme weather, climate change, and threats to national security. Continue


Spinosaurus vs. Alligator

Image of Spinosaurus vs. Alligator
NOVA
PBS


A tame alligator named Bubba betrays the secrets of the largest predator that ever lived. Continue


Fallen City: The Flood

Image of Fallen City: The Flood
POV
PBS


Engineers flood the destroyed city of Beichuan with water from a nearby unstable "quake lake," formed by landslides after the earthquake, that threaten to further devastate the Sichuan area. Continue


Historic drought strains California’s towns and farms

Image of Historic drought strains California’s towns and farms
PBS NewsHour
PBS


California is in bad shape water-wise. Despite some relief in early February, the rainy season is half over and reservoirs are still far below capacity, putting the state's agricultural production in jeopardy. Special correspondent Spencer Michels visits Sonoma County, a region known for its dairies, winemaking and breweries, to learn how communities are preparing for their worst-case scenarios. Continue


Killer Typhoon

Image of Killer Typhoon
NOVA
PBS


What made Haiyan so destructive, and how can we prepare for the next monster storm? Continue


Four Tips for Coping With the Cold

Image of Four Tips for Coping With the Cold
Next Avenue
PBS


The elderly are especially vulnerable to hypothermia. How to keep parents safe. Continue


Judo with Nature

Image of Judo with Nature
NOVA
PBS


Planting trees in front of dikes is one way to keep large waves from flooding the shore. Continue


Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?

Image of Asteroid: Doomsday or Payday?
NOVA
PBS


Will future asteroids trigger massive extinctions—or be mined for precious minerals? Continue


Comet Encounter - Preview

Image of Comet Encounter - Preview
Comet Encounter
PBS


Follow a once-in-a-lifetime event — Comet ISON’s brush with the sun. Continue


Natural Flood Protection

Image of Natural Flood Protection
NOVA
PBS


Could shellfish beds protect New York from flooding? Continue


Providing Support for pbs.org Learn More
Sponsored Links