Exploring North Carolina 2013 | UNC-TV

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Join host Tom Earnhardt for this weekly series highlighting the state’s diverse local landscapes& unique natural features—from the Black Mountains trails atop Mount Mitchell, and the gold and gemstone mines lining the piedmont to the endless fossil digs in the clay beds of the coast.

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Join host Tom Earnhardt for this weekly series highlighting the state’s diverse local landscapes& unique natural features-- from the Black Mountains trails atop Mount Mitchell, and the gold and gemstone mines lining the piedmont to the endless fossil digs in the clay beds of the coast.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2015-12-08 01:45
last episode published
2015-12-08 01:45
publication frequency
110.77 days
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Number of Episodes
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Episodes

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8.12.2015

North Carolina's Two Coasts Part 2

A two-part episode which probes the natural forces that created our state’s coastline and the human impact on its future. Tom's interviews coastal specialists Dorothea Ames& Stan Riggs.
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8.12.2015

North Carolina's Two Coasts Part 1

A two-part episode which probes the natural forces that created our state’s coastline and the human impact on its future. Tom's interviews coastal specialists Dorothea Ames& Stan Riggs.
UNC-TV author
17.04.2015

Cafeteria Line

Spartina marshes behind our barrier islands--once considered wastelands--are now believed to be the most valuable and productive lands in North Carolinas. The marshes are nursery, storm buffer, and the beginning of the"cafeteria line" for most of the f...
UNC-TV author
17.04.2015

Living Collections

At the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences there are year-round collections of living things...20-year old snakes, 12-year old salamanders, rare turtles, seldom-seen fish, native moths, and giant grasshoppers. This collection is often the first c...
UNC-TV author
23.11.2014

Where Rivers are Born

Brownwater rivers are those that begin in the mountains and Piedmont and transport silt and clay particles. Blackwater rivers are generally short, slow-moving rivers that emerge from pocossins in our eastern-most counties, and transport carry acidic, t...
UNC-TV author
23.11.2014

Highway to the Future

North Carolina has its own version of the Appalachian Trail – the Mountains to the Sea Trail. It offers hikers a magnificent 1,000-mile adventure beginning at the Tennessee border and then passes through state, federal, and private lands before reachin...
UNC-TV author
17.07.2014

Native Intelligence

Wherever you go in North Carolina you will find a blanket of greenery – trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses. Much of the greenery, especially in our urban areas, is comprised of ornamental alien species. This increasing use of non-native plant material...
UNC-TV author
17.07.2014

Salamanders as Canaries

Coal miners once carried caged canaries to detect detect dangerous gases deep underground. The small caged birds--environmental indicators--served as an early warning of problems. North Carolina is fortunate to have its own state-wide environmental ind...
UNC-TV author
15.04.2014

History and Future of Water... in North Carolina

With 17 river basins, all with an average of more than 40 inches of rain per year, North Carolina is extremely fortunate. Yet until the last half of the 20th century, many of our rivers were badly polluted and waterborne illnesses were once common. In ...
UNC-TV author
21.11.2013

In Perfect Harmony: Camp Lejeune

The facilities at Camp Lejeune include beaches, pine forests, and wetlands. This legendary Marine Corps training facility is also home to a corps of conservation professionals who oversee natural resources on the base, and improve lands outside the bas...
UNC-TV author
21.11.2013

In Perfect Harmony: Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg covers over 160,00 acres and is home to over 57,000 military personnel. If you think extraordinary training and military readiness are incompatible with a environmental protection and sustainability, think again. At Fort Bragg, the longleaf ...
UNC-TV author
30.10.2013

Knowing Your Estate

Just a few generations ago, North Carolinians lived in small towns and on farms. Many Tar Heels owned a piece of land, and a few even owned grand estates. Today, more and more of us live in urban apartments and condos, without a yard. No matter where y...
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17.04.2012

Maine to Florida...in One Day

It is possible for Tar Heels to drive from Maine to Florida in one day without ever passing through a town or city, but you will go through dozens of communities. Within the borders of North Carolina, from our 6000 foot peaks to our southeastern coast,...
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