Land and Sea Algae, Fuel of the Future

Algae, Fuel of the Future is a half-hour documentary that reveals the global search underway to develop a renewable energy source from algae. The film explores the groundbreaking research being done by the National Research Council in Halifax, Nova Scotia and explains why algae fuel isn't that far-fetched. It could be a commercially viable option since the crude oil we currently ...
  • 2011
  • 00:22:31
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Anger in America: Fanning the Flames (part 2 of 2)

In this second installment in the two-part series Anger in America, we explore the toxic media landscape in the United States, from Fox News to the blogosphere to the free-spending "Super Pacs" behind negative ad campaigns. Americans prize their freedom of speech, but the current political dialogue is turning ugly and fearful.
  • 2012
  • 00:42:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2013

Doc Zone Anger in America: The Fire Within (part 1 of 2)

Most Americans do not believe that the next generation will have better lives than their parents. They have every reason to feel pessimistic. The economic recovery is slow and many jobs that disappeared during the Great Recession are gone forever. The social ladder has never been harder to climb and the Tea Partiers are not the only angry people. In ...
  • 2012
  • 00:41:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2013

CBC Docs POV Angry Inuk

A new generation of Inuit, armed with social media and their own sense of humour and justice, challenge anti-sealing groups. They are pushing for a sustainable way to take part in the global economy, but in opposition stands an army of well-funded activists and well-meaning celebrities. Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril and her cameras travel through the Canadian Arctic, giving voice to the ...
  • 2016
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/04/2018

The Nature of Things Apocalypse Cow: The Mad Cow Story

A cautionary two-part tale about mad cow disease from how it began as a brain disorder of cattle to how it jumped to humans. The show maps the origin of the disease from when it first appeared in cattle in Britain in the 1980s to becoming an epidemic that has reached 80 countries and infected hundreds of people. Part One, ...
  • 2004
  • 01:30:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canadian Museum of Nature Arctic fossil forest of 50 million years ago New

Fossil sites in the Arctic from about 50 million years ago provide a glimpse of life that evolved in the tropical forest under extreme greenhouse conditions. The Arctic was a warm, wet, swampy, forested place 50 million years ago. Ellesmere Island is a key fossil site in Canada's High Arctic, where the remains of unique mammal species can tell us ...
  • 2011
  • 00:03:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/13/2019

Marketplace Are you being served? / Coffee cups update

Are you being served?: Scanning your own groceries, booking your travel, printing your own tickets, selecting your own seats. It’s not just about convenience: we’re doing a lot of work ourselves that companies used to do for us. But while we’re doing the work, are we seeing the savings? - - Coffee cups update: Last fall, we revealed that cups ...
  • 2016
  • 00:21:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/23/2016

News in Review - February 2002 Argentina: Collapse of an Economy

After years of turmoil, Argentina, formerly one of South America's healthiest economies, collapsed after defaulting on its national debt of US$144-billion. The crisis brought down a number of interim Argentinean government leaders, created violent protests in the streets and seriously devalued the Argentinean currency. This tragic case study of the breakdown of a national economy is the starting point for ...
  • 2002
  • 00:13:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2002

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News in Review - September 2009 Asbestos, Canada's Ugly Secret

Asbestos is a mineral that was once widely used in the construction industry. Canada produces about 10 percent of the world’s supply, but because it can cause severe lung problems, its use in this country is limited. Instead most of it is shipped to developing countries. In this News in Review story we’ll look at how those sales are helping ...
  • 2009
  • 00:12:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2009

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The National Asbestos: Canada's Ugly Secret

The National reports on how Canada's overseas sales of asbestos may be breathing new life into a dying industry, but it's also exposing a new generation of workers to one of the world's deadliest substances. Our best customers are developing countries like India and China, where lax industrial standards are exposing thousands to this deadly export. Indian and Canadian activists ...
  • 2008
  • 00:15:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013