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Treasures of the Earth: Power Preview

Preview: Season 43 Episode 20 | 30s

Drill down to discover the treasures beneath our feet that power our world. Fossil fuels–coal, oil, and natural gas–powered the industrial revolution and allowed us to build a way of life that many cherish today. Personal cars, planes, lights, hot showers–all of these are gifts from our fossil fuels… but they have a dirty dark side in that they are polluting the planet.

Aired: 10/04/16

Rating: NR

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