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Ingersoll, ON fights a proposed landfill while Nanaimo, BC extends the life of theirs with a more circular economy.
  • 2019
  • None
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/23/2020

Marketplace Fighting back against fast fashion

Marketplace journalist Charlsie Agro visits two schools trying to break the fast fashion cycle after they watched the Marketplace investigation in 2018. She interviews Ontario MPP Donna Skelly, who's calling on her government to implement a province-wide stewardship program.
  • 2019
  • 00:06:25
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/18/2020

Marketplace Clothing Waste: Fashion’s dirty secret

Marketplace investigates clothing recycling programs at fast fashion chains, and reveals the marketing may not live up to what it promises consumers and the planet. While you feel good about dropping off all those used clothes, you might not be doing as much good as you think. Watch host Charlsie Agro's journey as she follows the trail of your old ...
  • 2018
  • 00:22:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2020

News in Review - February 2020 Killing Aspen: The Glyphosate Debate

Glyphosate is an herbicide which is marketed under the commercial name of Roundup. Originally created by the Monsanto Corporation, now owned by Bayer, it is the most widely used weed-killer in Canada. It’s sprayed on major food crops like corn, soy and wheat. It’s also widely used in forestry and land management, as it kills off undergrowth and larger trees ...
  • 2020
  • 00:11:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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The Nature of Things Reef Rescue

Over the past 30 years, roughly half of the planet’s coral has been lost. These vital underwater ecosystems are being damaged by pollution and overfishing. But rising water temperatures due to climate change are having the most catastrophic effect of all. There are glimmers of hope in the form of “super corals” that exist in small numbers in places like ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2020

The Nature of Things Kingdom of the Tide

From the untamed Pacific to the wild Bay of Fundy, Dr. Sarika Cullis-Suzuki embarks on a coast-to-coast adventure to discover the survival secrets of the creatures that inhabit Canada’s intertidal zones. Despite its beauty, this is one of the toughest environments on earth. Cullis-Suzuki reveals why the health of the world’s oceans is closely linked to the health of these intertidal ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/18/2020

The Nature of Things Dinosaur Cold Case

"It looks so close to being freshly dead, I could almost hear in breathing." The accidental discovery in Alberta of one of the best-preserved dinosaurs ever opens a prehistoric cold case to uncover the secrets of its mysterious death.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2020

CBC Docs POV The Mill

When the government of Nova Scotia announced that the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility would close on January 31, 2020, it was a huge win for the members of Pictou Landing First Nation. In 2014, a spill of untreated wastewater headed to the facility took place near a Mi’kmaq burial ground, prompting residents to set up a protest blockade that ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Mammoth vs. Mastodons

Both mastodons and mammoths were huge, elephant-like beasts that lived in the last ice age. Do you know how to tell them apart? Learn how from the fossil collection curator at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Judith: New dinosaur species with an interesting story

Meet Judith — a new species of horned dinosaur nicknamed for the Judith River Formation in Montana, United States, where it was discovered. Judith was scientifically described and named Spiclypeus shipporum by museum palaeontologist Jordan Mallon.
  • 2016
  • 00:02:42
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Preparing a dinosaur for display

Ever wonder what it takes to put a dinosaur fossil on display? It starts with removing the fossil matrix from the field, a plaster jacket, and then delicate, patient extraction. Fossil preparation 101 — check it out!
  • 2019
  • 00:02:49
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Let's Talk About Canadian Volcanoes

The extensive geological diversity of Canada includes young volcanoes. Learn more from Erika Anderson, who’s studied volcanoes and who is the Curator of Mineralogy at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:46
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2020

The Nature of Things First Animals

For most of its existence, planet Earth has been a brutal, inhospitable, toxic nightmare, until a half billion years ago when – KABOOM! – life suddenly appeared. First Animals takes you back to the Cambrian Explosion through newly-discovered fossils that tell us more about our own origins. Renowned evolutionary biologist Maydianne Andrade is our guide, showing us how complex – and ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/17/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature The Passenger Pigeon: A story of modern extinction

On September 1, 1914, the extinction of the passenger pigeon became official when the last of its species (a bird named Martha) died. Hear the story of how billions of birds became zero. Get a glimpse of a special exhibition in honour of the ill-fated passenger pigeon. See irreplaceable specimens from the Canadian Museum of Nature collection.
  • 2014
  • 00:03:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/23/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Native mussels fight back

Find out how some native mussels are hanging on... despite the dire threat by invasive zebra mussels. Mussel expert André Martel takes us to the Rideau River in Smith Falls, Ontario.
  • 2016
  • 00:03:14
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/23/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Searching for lichens in Nova Scotia

Kejimkujik National Park in Nova Scotia is rich in lichen biodiversity. Tag along with lichenologist Troy McMullin as he finds an assortment of these miniscule marvels that are new to this park. See impressive close-up photos of the lichens as well.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:07
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/23/2020

The National Climate change, ticks and the moose population

With warmer winters bringing less snow cover, scientists are studying how winter ticks are thriving and the impact that could have on the moose population.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/26/2020

The National Teen climate activist calls it 'movement of her generation'

Rebecca Hamilton is a 16-year-old from Vancouver who's committed everything to fight climate change. And she has thousands of peers following her example. Rebecca's story is part of the CBC News climate change series "In Our Backyard."
  • 2019
  • 00:05:51
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/15/2020

The Fifth Estate Fishing for Fun and Death

Warner Troyer explores the presence of mercury in some of Northern Ontario's lakes and rivers. In Minamata, Japan in 1956 a new disease was discovered and the cause was mercury poisoning from ingested fish. The disease came to be known as Minamata disease. At that time the Ontario government found it also existed in the Wabigoon River and banned commercial ...
  • 1975
  • 00:27:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/04/2020

Country Canada The problem with pesticides

Nobody wants a wormy apple – not consumers and certainly not farmers. That's why pesticides are considered a must for today's large-scale agricultural operations. The downside is that pesticides used by farmers in the Great Lakes basin drain into the lakes, posing a threat to wildlife and, quite possibly, human health. Twenty agricultural chemicals have been identified in the lakes ...
  • 1996
  • 00:09:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2020

Documentary The Family Farm

In a journey across the majestic Canadian countryside, The Family Farm explores the diverse agricultural pursuits of earnest farm families and serves as a window into small scale farming. A season spent with these farmers and others reveals the key role they play in sustaining traditional farm knowledge, promoting environmental stewardship and maintaining food security. The Family Farm focuses on ...
  • 2014
  • 01:10:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/11/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Erika Anderson on women geologists and the minerals named after them

Erika Anderson, Curator of Mineralogy at the Canadian Museum of Nature, recognizes notable women in science who have been honoured by having unique minerals named after them.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Paula Piilonen, mineralogist

Meet Paula Piilonen, head of mineralogy at the Canadian Museum of Nature and president of the Mineralogical Association of Canada. Learn about the importance of minerals and studying geology. Paula was part of the scientific team on the Canada C3 expedition for Canada 150.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Danielle Fraser, paleontologist studying early mammals

Danielle Fraser is starting her career as a scientist. As a child she loved horses and nature, and as she moved along in her studies she got interested in studying fossils and mammal evolution.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020

Canadian Museum of Nature Kathy Conlan, marine biologist researching marine life on Antarctic ocean floor (short version)

Kathy Conlan is a marine biologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature who studies creatures that live on the ocean floor. She tells us about the impact of pollution on this biodiversity in Antarctica, observed while diving under the ice!
  • 2010
  • 00:01:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2020