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Ivy's Plant Shop The impact deforestation has on plants and nature

An overview of the dangers deforestation poses to both plants and animals. This video highlights the impact habitat loss has on animals, how it causes their numbers to decrease, even to the point of extinction. The impact it has on humans is also discussed; in particular, how the lack of trees to convert carbon dioxide into oxygen leads to increased ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/04/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop Are plants the same all year round?

An entertaining overview outlining the differences between deciduous trees and evergreens, and their seasonal cycles, including budding and the loss of leaves. Teacher notes: You could get students to research how different plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways. They could pick a plant in the school playground or at home and keep a journal, noting the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:13
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Ivy's Plant Shop How can we protect plants and nature?

An entertaining overview of some of the ways we can help to protect plants and nature. This video looks at ecology, nature reserves and conservation, while also refreshing some of the topics covered in the rest of the series. Teacher notes: You could ask your students to come up with a list of things that humans do that have both ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:59
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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The National B.C. industries at an impasse in the 'Heart of the Fraser'

The 80-kilometre stretch of the Fraser River between Mission and Hope, B.C. has become known to conservationists as "the Heart of the Fraser." It's also the site of an ongoing dispute over land use and the potential threats to some of the province's salmon runs.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

The National Saving Winnipeg's urban forest

A triple threat of pests have put the trees in Winnipeg’s urban forest at risk. The city has implemented a pest control program to help ward off the Dutch elm disease, emerald ash borer and jumping tree lice that are decimating the forest. 
  • 2018
  • 00:02:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

The National Fighting to protect B.C.'s ancient forests

Environmentalists are using social media to lobby the B.C. government to protect the ancient trees in Vancouver Island’s temperate rainforest from logging companies.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2018

CBC News West Island's fight to save ash trees heats up

The emerald ash borer has been destroying ash trees across southern Quebec for years. Some West Island municipalities say they’re having some success in their fight against the beetle.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2018

CBC News The emerald ash borer threatens thousands of Montreal trees

The emerald ash borer is a shiny green bug that could kill hundreds of thousands of trees in Montreal. Chris Buddle is a professor at McGill University and Sylvain Ouellet is a city councillor with Projet Montréal. They spoke to Shawn about their concerns.
  • 2014
  • 00:09:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2018

The National Smoke suffocates B.C., poses significant health risk

Health officials say even short exposure to the smoke can have wide-ranging effects: from headaches and dizziness to reduced birth weight for babies who are exposed while in the womb.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/11/2018

The National B.C. tourism industry hit hard by wildfires

B.C.'s tourism industry has been hit hard, but the threat of wildfires isn't the only reason: heavy smoke is making lots of potential tourists reconsider outdoor activities.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

The National California wildfires impact marine life

The Thomas wildfire in California that destroyed more than 1,000 structures late last year also affected marine life. CBC’s Kim Brunhuber looks at how the fires had an impact on life in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The Nature of Things What Trees Talk About

This stunning documentary explores the secret life of trees, and how the world’s last great forest has the power to shape not only the lives of the plants and animals that live within it but our lives and life across the entire globe. Using a "science in action" approach, the film takes a fascinating journey into the heart of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2017

The Nature of Things Into the Fire

Nature created it. Humans harnessed it. And now, as climate change helps light a flame to our forests, scientists are desperately trying to understand fire. In the summer of 2017, more than one million hectares of the B.C. landscape went up in smoke. In 2016, the Fort McMurray wildfire — known as “the Beast” — forced the evacuation of nearly ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

News in Review - September 2017 B.C. Burning: 2017 Summer of the Wildfires

In 2017, British Columbia experienced its worst wildfire season in its history. At its height 45,000 people were forced to flee their homes and more than 900,000 hectares were burning. This item looks at B.C.’s summer of the wildfire and examines the role that climate change is playing in terms of longer fire seasons and what it means for future ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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Alaska Wing Men Fire Fight

The arrival of summer brings drastic change to Alaska and our pilots, as they cater to seasonal tourists, fight wildfires and access the tallest peak in North America.
  • 2011
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/29/2017

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We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 3

A 17-year-old prodigy is changing the way we look at the world. An award-winning epidemiologist embarks on a mission to change how we think about drug addiction, and a young man fights against deforestation. In this episode: Kahlil Baker, Maya Burhanpurkar and Dan Werb.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2017

News in Review - September 2016 Taming “The Beast”: The Fort McMurray Wildfire

In the spring of 2016 a wildfire in northeastern Alberta grew so quickly it overtook the community of Fort McMurray. Almost 90,000 people were told to leave the town immediately. The fire consumed 590,000 hectares and destroyed 2,400 homes before being tamed. Firefighters nicknamed it ​"​The Beast.​" ​ It became the largest and costliest wildfire in the province’s history.​
  • 2016
  • 00:19:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/20/2016

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Earth: A New Wild Home

In Bangladesh, every week on average, someone is killed by a tiger. Sanjayan surveys tiger territory with scientists who are trying to find out why these tigers are more aggressive than elsewhere. But in the strangest twist, Sanjayan also discovers that fear of tigers is actually protecting the mangrove forests which provide much of the country with protection from storms ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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Earth: A New Wild Forests

Dr M. Sanjayan travels into the Amazon’s “Intangible Zone” with a team of scientists who believe it could be the most bio-diverse place on earth. Despite being virtually “off the map”, there are still people here: Waorani, who are fierce defenders of the forest against outsiders. They help the scientists reveal the forest’s deepest scientific secrets. But seeing how people live ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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1000 Days for the Planet The Victims of Palm Oil

Large-scale deforestation of tropical forests for palm oil production is a growing problem that threatens the survival of huge numbers of animals and plants, many already on the verge of extinction. In Indonesia almost two million hectares of forest disappear every year. That's equivalent to six football fields being flattened every minute. Oil from palm trees is currently found in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

1000 Days for the Planet Gibbon Rescue

Gibbons are small tree-dwelling monkeys with no real predators. But in Indonesia where the native forests are being ravaged by oil palm production, young gibbons are often captured and kept as pets. When they reach sexual maturity, at around 7 years of age, and become aggressive they are either killed or caged in deplorable conditions. A remarkable young Frenchman, Aurélien ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

The Nature of Things Dreams of the Future

We live in a world where technology is constantly changing, and keeping up with the latest everything can be a challenge. The Nature of Things asked Dr. Jennifer Gardy to explore current scientific research that will impact us all in the future. She travels from Toronto to Los Angeles, Tokyo, Munich and back to Vancouver exploring the brave new world of 3D ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/04/2015

The Homestretch Needled: The Christmas Tree Genome

University of California Davis genetics professor David Neale details research into mapping genomes of conifers and why the trees have such complex DNA.
  • 2012
  • 00:06:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2013

The Nature of Things Climate Change: An Uncertain Future (Part 1 of 2)

Beginning on the Prairies, David discovers how farmers are faring as shrinking glaciers wreak havoc with their water supply. In BC he comes face to face with the mountain pine beetle. This tiny deadly insect has already swallowed B.C.’s trees and now it’s checking out Alberta's, threatening the economy in both provinces. In BC's Okanagan wine region, vineyards are reaping ...
  • 2007
  • 00:44:32
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Cooling the Planet

A series of four short documentaries on innovative community environmental projects. The first documentary examines Sherbrooke University’s love affair with city buses, as staff and students ride public transit for free. Next, the program visits the town of Craik, SK, which wants to become Green Town, Canada. Eco-friendly toilets and water filtration systems are just a few steps this community ...
  • 2006
  • 00:16:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013