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The Last Continent

5 EpisodesProduced by PBS NewsHourWebsite

About 200 years ago, Antarctica was barely an idea. Today it's a world of scientific possibility. How did we get here -- and what will happen as climate change continues to threaten this pristine land and the creatures that call it home? From the PBS NewsHour, an original four-part series on Antarct… read more

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EPISODE 2: I'm a penguin counter for God's sake!

Ron Naveen has been counting penguins on a remote, inhospitable stretch of Antarctica for nearly four decades. He's one of the few people who still counts these adorable, flightless, slightly awkward birds by hand. Penguins have survived a host of environmental changes over 60 million years. But Naveen says climate change could mean the end for two species of his favorite Antarctic birds. Here's why.

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