CNN’s Bill Weir explores world’s threatened wonders

PBS is running “Earth a New Wild,” a engaging series in which the conservation biologist M. Sanjayan reveals opportunities for sustaining biological diversity and dynamics even as human population and consumption pressures rise.

Now comes “The Wonder List,” an eight-part CNN series on Sundays at 10 p.m. Eastern…The films get behind the caricatured representations of cultural and environmental disruption that are all too common in ultra-compressed television reports. Bill Weir conveys intelligence, humor and humanity. Philip Bloom’s videography is stunning. — Andrew C. Revkin, NYT.