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News in Review - January 2018 Facing Extinction: What’s Killing the Mysterious Right Whale?

2017 was the deadliest year on record for North American right whales since they became a protected species over 80 years ago. Through the summer, 15 right whales were discovered dead — most in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This magnificent and mysterious animal is already facing extinction with fewer than 500 of the species left in the world. So ...
  • 2018
  • 00:11:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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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

#StandForCanada #StandForCanada Youth Challenge: Grade 5/6 students at Tawingo College

This video was created by Grade 5/6 students in Ms. White's class at Tawingo College in Huntsville, Ontario, for our #StandForCanada Youth Challenge. Catch their Canada 150 spirit as they show their love of the great outdoors and care for their environment.
  • 2017
  • 00:02:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/05/2017

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

The Wild Canadian Year Making The Wild Canadian Year

Watch the incredible feats of endurance and technical wizardry needed to capture the sequences featured in the landmark series The Wild Canadian Year.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/09/2017

The Nature of Things White Wolves: Ghosts of the Arctic

At Canada’s northernmost edge lies a remote and barren wilderness, where few animals are tough enough to survive: Ellesmere Island. Ghosts of the Arctic follows a family of wolves as they struggle to raise their pups in this unforgiving environment. Set within a stunning landscape of snow-capped mountains and ice-locked fjords, this documentary offers a glimpse into a world that’s rarely been ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

The Nature of Things Dad and the Dandelions

A filmmaker tries to unlock the mystery behind his father's blood cancer, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Is there a connection to golf's manicured perfection? In the world of pearl white bunkers and velvety putting greens, Andrew Nisker discovers that these “greenspaces” are anything but. Along the way he meets numerous experts including Jay Feldman, urban planner and Executive Director of the non-profit ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

News in Review - October 2017 Extreme Storms: 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 will ultimately be one for the record books. Not for having the most hurricanes in a season, but as possibly the strongest hurricane month ever recorded. Five major hurricanes formed, with three making their way to shore – two as top-rated Category 5 storms. They came in quick succession and brought devastating winds and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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The Wild Canadian Year Winter

Lynx hunt snowshoe hares in the boreal forest and the ancient dance between wolves and caribou on Canada’s vast tundra reveal the harshest time of year when landscapes are transformed by the cruel and dramatic beauty of snow and ice.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:12
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

The Wild Canadian Year Fall

Fall chronicles a remarkable season of change — young northern gannets leap off perilous cliffs as chipmunks race to gather winter supplies, and prairie rattlesnakes give birth to live young.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:56
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

The Wild Canadian Year Summer

Killer whales and blue sharks are on the hunt and amorous fireflies light up the night forest with their dazzling display as summer reveals Canada’s landscape at the peak of its splendour.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:56
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

The Wild Canadian Year Spring

The first days of spring sees Arctic fox pups take their first steps and black bear cubs learn to climb trees after the long cold days of winter, while female caribou make the dangerous trek to reach their calving grounds.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:55
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

News in Review - September 2017 Cod Moratorium: 25 Years On

When the Canadian government shut down Newfoundland's northern cod fishing industry in 1992 there was an angry outcry. Up until then, fishermen scooped up to 600,000 tonnes of the fish out of the sea every year. But the seas were about to be fished dry – and cod as a species would disappear. CBC's Reg Sherren returns to Newfoundland 25 ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

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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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CBC Short Docs Peace River Rising

Helen Knott, a Dane-Zaa/Nehiyaw social worker, poet and activist, explores the connection between violence against Indigenous women and violence against the land. She takes us through the dramatic changes she’s witnessed in her home territory, as woodlands have disappeared to make way for pipelines. On the streets of Fort St. John, Helen and a fellow lifetime resident reflect on how ...
  • 2017
  • 00:09:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2017

Monster Fish Ancient Beast

Dr. Zeb Hogan travels to the American Midwest in search of the paddlefish, one of the largest, oldest and most bizarre-looking freshwater fish on the planet. Zeb teams up with biologists and conservation officers to better understand what’s causing the decline of this American behemoth and what’s being done to prevent it.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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Monster Fish Giant Stingray

To catch a wild stingray, Zeb teams up with local expert Dr. Nantarika Chansue and a commercial fishing guide as they search central Thailand’s rivers and estuaries in search of this enigmatic bottom feeder. We document one of the world’s first field studies on this critically endangered population. Where do they hide? How big do they get? On camera, Zeb ...
  • 2009
  • 00:46:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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Monster Fish Sawfish

Zeb teams up with local scientist David Morgan and Jarlmadangah Rangers, a group of Indigenous Aboriginals, to catch and study the monstrous sawfish in the Fitzroy River in Northwest Australia. Zeb travels deep upstream into the desert, where freshwater pools hide huge predators like the saltwater crocodile and bull sharks. Zeb and the team follow the sawfish migration from the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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Monster Fish River Invasion

These are no ordinary fish: they are fish that fly. They jump 10 feet in the air, turning boat trips into boxing matches. They’re carp from Asia and they are popping up in America’s waterways like zombie attackers from a B-movie.
  • 2009
  • 00:46:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 6

Putting seed production back in the hands of the small farmer; preserving the stories of Residential School survivors; and building cameras for a new frontier of ocean discovery. In this episode: Adam Gobi, Jane Rabinowicz and Ry Moran.  
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/25/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 4

Two serial entrepreneurs are bringing the farm to the city with economically sustainable rooftop greenhouses, an architectural design firm with a rebellious streak plots a revolution in city building, and a marine biologist is inspiring the next generation of ocean stewards by bringing school kids to the ocean floor. In this episode: Lauren Rathmell, Mohamed Hage, Alexander Josephson and Maeva ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/24/2017

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 - April 2017 Water Crisis: Living With Contaminated H2O

Most of us expect to turn on a tap and have clean, drinkable water flow out. But in many places in Canada and the United States the drinking water is contaminated. The hardest hit areas are indigenous communities. In fact, 71 indigenous communities in Canada do not have access to safe tap water. We look at two Ontario communities: one still ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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The Nature of Things The Great Wild Indoors

Welcome to the indoor biome: a world of insects and arachnids as rich, as surprising and as beautiful as any other ecosystem. No matter how clean or tidy we may be, our living spaces teem with wild life. A team of young entomologists from the U.S. join two Canadian scientists for a curious kind of fieldwork: entering a home to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/01/2017

News in Review - February 2017 Oil and Water: The Standoff at Standing Rock

In early 2016, the Dakota Access Pipeline was near completion when members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota began their protest. The line was to go under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe, next to the Standing Rock Reservation. Members claimed it would threaten their water. They gathered, at first by the hundreds and within months by ...
  • 2017
  • 00:15:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

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