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Season 1, Episode 1 • 56m

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    On the Portuguese island of Madeira in the Atlantic, the inhabitants are converting an irrigation system from the 15th century into a future-age energy storage facility. For 600 years the rainy north of the island has been linked to the populous but dry south by a series of small canals. In a fir...

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