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The National Carbon tax: What effect has it had on B.C.?

A federal carbon tax has been a hot topic for debate for many provinces that don't have one — but B.C. has for the last 10 years. The National looks at the effect B.C.'s carbon tax has had on the province.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Right whale deaths due in part to abundance of food

Scientists were able to track the whales' movements, as well as the plankton they feed on, using little robots. Now their focus is on why the whales' food is suddenly so abundant in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and what role climate change has played.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:30
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Preventing teen pregnancies: IUDs recommended over pills

Analysis by the Canadian Paediatric Society shows intra-uterine devices are more effective than the pill in preventing pregnancy.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

The National Siksika Nation teens reconnect with history in archeological dig

High school students from the Siksika Nation, near Calgary, are taking part in an archeological dig to reconnect with their history.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

The National Recycling incorrectly can cost taxpayers big time

Recycling incorrectly can cost taxpayers big time. From not rinsing out containers to throwing garbage into the recycling, contaminating your blue bin can do more harm than good.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

The National Solar panels now mandatory on new homes in California

It's part of an aggressive push to combat climate change, one that environmentalists applaud, but there are concerns the solar panels will drive up the already sky-high cost of homes in California.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

The National Trying to recycle everything comes at a high cost

Trying to recycle everything — including hard-to-recycle items like coffee pods and cigarette butts — can come at a high cost.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/13/2018

The National Sweden beats Canada in garbage performance

Sweden beats Canada when it comes to garbage performance — that is, they do a better job of recycling their waste. As part of the Reduce, Reuse, Rethink series, CBC News puts the spotlight on Sweden, where so little garbage is ending up in landfills that they now import waste from other countries so it can be burned to generate ...
  • 2018
  • 00:04:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/13/2018

The National Fishy foods: Your seafood may not be what it says on the package

There may be something fishy about your seafood — it might not actually be what it says on the package. Oceana Canada, an ocean research charity, is hoping citizen scientists in Halifax armed with DNA kits will help them sniff out seafood fraud. The group estimates as much as 40 per cent of seafood sold in Canada is mislabelled.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2018

The Nature of Things Ice Bridge

It is widely believed that the first migrants to North America arrived approximately 14,000 years ago, having trekked across a land bridge spanning the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska. However, extraordinary new evidence supports an explosive new theory of another trip to the New World. A group of international scientists believe they have discovered evidence to prove that an ...
  • 2017
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2018

24 Hours The Price of Power: Conserving the Future (Part 5 of 5)

This fifth and final episode of the five-part series The Price of Power focuses on alternative energy sources.
  • 1991
  • 00:23:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/04/2018

24 Hours The Price of Power: A Question of Trust (Part 3 of 5)

Part three of the five-part series The Price of Power looks into hydro developments in northern Manitoba, the devastation left behind, and the problems and high cost of compensation.
  • 1991
  • 00:19:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/04/2018

24 Hours The Price of Power: The Power Brokers (Part 2 of 5)

This documentary looks at the successive governments and Manitoba Hydro administrators responsible for Manitoba's hydro mega-projects. This is the second episode in the five-part series The Price of Power.
  • 1991
  • 00:27:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/04/2018

24 Hours The Price of Power: After the Flood (Part 1 of 5)

In the 1960s in northern Manitoba, hydroelectric power promised prosperity for all, but in the shadow of the dams, there was another more painful reality: an environmental wasteland, Indigenous rights cast aside, political scandal and multi-billion dollar debt. In this first episode in the five-part series The Price of Power, representatives of several Manitoba First Nations discuss how their traditional lifestyles ...
  • 1991
  • 00:22:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/04/2018

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 National Queen honours Canadian for making prosthetics for refugees

Queen Elizabeth honoured a young Canadian for her work in making prosthetics for refugees. Midia Shikh Hassan, a Syrian-Canadian, was given the Queen's Young Leader Award in London. She's worked to develop 3D-printed prosthetic limbs for refugees in camps. The prosthetics only cost $20 to produce, much less than previous alternatives.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Commonwealth urged to sign 'no plastics' pledge

The Commonwealth is being urged to follow Britain's suit and pledge to ban some of the world's most common pollutants. The scale of ocean pollution is truly staggering, with more than five trillion pieces of plastic debris — and that can be a matter of life and death.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The Nature of Things The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World

It was fungi that brought life back to Earth after the last mass extinction event and their untapped powers could help our species to survive on our increasingly poisoned, depleted and hotter planet. By looking at fungi in the context of evolution and natural history, scientists are making discoveries that will change our lives. Some fungi will save us, others ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

The Nature of Things Myth or Science: The Power of Poo

Dr. Jennifer Gardy lifts the lid on poop to discover if it’s myth or science that we’re flushing a valuable resource down the toilet. Every year, worldwide, we produce nine billion kilograms of the stuff — six metric tons each over our lifetime. From human poo to animal poo, researchers are embracing the brown stuff. They believe it’s scientific gold, ...
  • 2018
  • 00:45:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018

The National Drinking bottled water could be bad for your health

Drinking bottled water could be bad for your health. A CBC Marketplace investigation found that many Canadian bottled water brands contain microplastics. Those microplastics can enter a human's bloodstream and stay there, however the potential impact on people hasn't been studied.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

The National How your lifestyle is making recycling unsustainable

Our changing lifestyle is making the standard “blue box recycling” unsustainable as communities struggle to adapt to more plastics and fewer newspapers. New composite plastics are harder to recycle so new technologies are needed — and that means higher costs for local governments.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:45
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

The National Where is the world's waste going? | The Question

Where is the world's waste going? That's the focus of the latest edition of The Question. With China ending its program to take in the world’s waste, it has to go somewhere else. The National takes a look at how countries like Sweden and Germany have introduced incentives for people to return their waste.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

The National Rethink the way you recycle

Rethinking the way you recycle is the focus of CBC News series Reduce, Reuse and Rethink. It explores why Canadian communities are at a turning point when it comes to recycling and exploring ways to do it better. Much of the reason is because of a decision by China to crack down on foreign waste. About half of the world's recyclables ...
  • 2018
  • 00:06:46
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

The National Canada's next astronaut to walk in space

Canada's next astronaut to walk in space will be David Saint-Jacques, adding to the growing list of accolades for the Quebec City native. An engineer, physician and astrophysicist, Saint-Jacques also has his commercial pilot's license and speaks five languages. The National traveled to the Johnson Space Centre in Houston for an up close look at the making of an astronaut.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/02/2018

News in Review - April 2018 Water Scarcity: Are we Facing ​a​ Global Crisis?

Water is more than a free resource that falls from the sky – it is essential to human survival. In Canada, we live in a country abundant with clean, fresh drinkable water but that’s not so for about two billion people around the world. What happens when it becomes scarce? With climate change and growing populations, some places are running ...
  • 2018
  • 00:19:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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