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News in Review - September 1998 Ice Station SHEBA: The Warming Arctic

It's now official. Environment Canada says the first part of 1998 has been the hottest on record, 2.7 degrees celcius above normal. More disturbing, it's part of a continuing trend of global warming. All this isn't news to an international team of scientists aboard a Canadian icebreaker in the high Arctic. They've been drifting with the polar ice since last ...
  • 1998
  • 00:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/09/2014

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The Nature of Things Suzuki Diaries 2: Coastal Canada

The Suzuki Diaries is an adventure, a journey and a call to action. David Suzuki and his youngest daughter Sarika hit the road again, this time to visit Canada's coastal communities. Not only does Canada have the longest coastline in the world, but Canadians also have storied relationships with the waters that surround them. This time father and daughter reverse ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Arctic Meltdown: Adapting to Change (Part 3 of 3)

Episode 3 of the Arctic Meltdown series from The Nature of Things tracks two different Arctics — one that is the storybook land of ice, snow and polar bears and the other that is covered with petroleum plants and pipelines carrying fossil fuels. Bylot Island is a national park and for 20 years a team of Canadian scientists have come ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:26
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Arctic Meltdown: The Arctic Passages (Part 2 of 3)

Episode 2 of the Arctic Meltdown series explores the Northwest Passage and how these dangerous waters are suddenly becoming accessible to businesses and shipping. Ports like Churchill, Manitoba and Murmansk, Russia expect to see business grow in years to come. Until recently, only a few ships braved travel through these ice-strewn waters. More and more ships cross these seas each ...
  • 2009
  • 00:43:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Arctic Meltdown: A Changing World (Part 1 of 3)

In Episode 1 of the Arctic Meltdown series, we see the changes that are upsetting the scientific predictions of the impact of climate change on the Arctic. Now, one sobering forecast is that the Arctic Ocean will be seasonally ice free by the summer of 2013. This possibility is what drives environmentalists to identify ways to minimize the changes affecting ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013