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News in Review - October 2019 Smart Cities: Utopia or Blight?

Smart cities are the way of the future. Well-planned, massive projects that promise smarter, efficient, greener living with the promise of economic prosperity. At an estimated cost of one hundred billion dollars Forest City in Malaysia is one of the largest master-planned cities in the world. But the project has met with severe criticism including those who say the Indigenous ...
  • 2019
  • 00:17:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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News in Review - October 2019 Alberta's Energy Future: Pipelines vs. Renewables

For decades Alberta’s economy has been tied to oil and gas production. But when industry recession hit, Alberta’s economy took the hit. Some parts of the energy sector blame the government for not building pipelines to get their product to market. Some are turning their sights in another direction. They say the future of energy lies in renewables like sun, ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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News in Review - September 2019 Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost

In Canada's Arctic, climate change is already impacting communities and changing ways of life. According to scientists, Canada's northern climate is warming almost three times faster than the global average. As things warm up, the permafrost in the North -- that frozen underlying layer of ground -- is also melting. And that's threatening the way of life for many who ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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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 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 Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of Water

Can the foundation of Canada be traced back to Indigenous waterways and trade routes? In this episode, Falen and Leah take a trip across the Great Lakes, they talk corn and vampires, and discuss some big concerns currently facing Canada's water. What is the past, present and future of this precious resource?View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:50:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

Tai Asks Why How will we fix climate change?

Climate change is an important issue that will greatly affect our future, but there are steps that young people can take individually, in their community and through their government, that will help combat the effects of climate change.View the Tai Asks Why curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:21:17
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Nature of Things The Wonder of the Northern Lights

The northern lights are one of the greatest natural wonders of our world. They have dazzled people for thousands of years and intrigued scientists for centuries. Now, an international team of scientists are uncovering the mysteries of the lights, and what they can teach us.
  • 2018
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/14/2019

The Nature of Things Something in the Air

For a Canadian family living in Beijing, putting on face-masks to guard against smog is part of the morning routine. In China, air pollution causes more than 3,000 premature deaths every day. And cities across Asia and Europe — including London and Paris — now have to ban downtown traffic to manage their “Airpocalypse” days. But what about here at ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2019

The National The dirty business of sorting your recycling bin

Recycling is a ritual in a lot of Canadian homes, and we do it with the best intentions. But intentions in our kitchens may not be good enough.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

The National 'Extinction crisis' has scientists sounding the alarm over nature's rapid decline

Nature is in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over one million species of plants and animals. That's according to a United Nations report on biodiversity that says humans are the main culprit in this rapid decline.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:50
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Crunchy Carpet

Scout discovers a crunchy carpet on his walk and asks the Gumboot Kids to figure out what on earth it could be.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Giant Fruit

Scout gives the Gumboot Kids three clues to uncover the mystery of a fruit that can weigh more than a horse!
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Wooden Timekeeper

While on his walk, Scout discovers something in nature that can tell us how old it is. What could it be?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The Weekly The dirty truth about recycling

Canadians are among the world’s top producers of plastic waste, but a lot of what gets put in a blue box doesn’t actually end up getting recycled. A large portion of what people think is being recycled is sent overseas to countries such as the Philippines or Malaysia where it ends up in illegal junkwards. The Weekly’s Wendy Mesley speaks ...
  • 2019
  • 00:10:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National Searching for solutions to what's becoming an annual flooding event

An ounce of prevention could be worth a pound of cure when it comes to flood prevention. As extreme weather events become more common, governments and homeowners are rethinking their approaches to flood management.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Vanishing Caterpillar

When Scout misplaces his caterpillar friend, it’s up to the Gumboot Kids to put the clues together and find him again.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Growing Bird Feeder

Scout sends the Gumboot Kids to a garden to find a bird feeder that grows as he waters it.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

Scout & The Gumboot Kids The Case of the Story Rock

While in a valley, Scout unearths a story rock and sends the Gumboot Kids to figure out what it is. After putting the clues together, the Gumboot Kids discover that nature has marvellous stories to share if they’re willing to dig for it!
  • 2018
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/27/2019

The National What you need to know about the federal carbon tax

The federal Liberal government will begin levying its carbon tax on greenhouse gas-emitting fuels today in the four provinces that have refused to take part in the pan-Canadian climate framework.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

The National Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds

Canada is, on average, experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average, according to a new government report.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2019

News in Review - April 2019 Science Smart: Indicators of Climate Change

While the cause of climate change may still be hotly debated – with many scientists saying it’s human activity while others suggesting it’s a cyclical heating up of the planet – the fact that climate change is occurring is not up for debate. There are indicators everywhere, from extreme weather events to rising seas levels, shrinking polar ice caps to ...
  • 2019
  • 00:15:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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News in Review - April 2019 Polar Bears: A Species in Peril

Polar bears have long been a Canadian icon. They live in colder northern climates and hunt for seals. But the climate is changing and the earth is warming. As a result, polar bear numbers are in decline. As the sea ice recedes, the bears lose places to hunt and are stuck ashore, often starving. And their birth rates are declining. ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/09/2019

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The National The beautiful slice of Canadian back-country that is dividing Alberta

On the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, a political proxy war has erupted. Alberta wants to turn the Bighorn area just north of Banff into a provincial park, but not everyone is on board with the idea. It has resulted in a debate that is about much more than just a park; one that highlights a growing political divide ...
  • 2019
  • 00:03:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

The National Canadians get creative in solving food waste problem

CBC News spoke to several businesses to see how they're developing creative solutions and technology to reduce the tons of food that end up in landfills.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019