CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Asteroid! the Doomsday Rock

Travelling at more than 10 km/s (23,000 mph), it passed Earth at a distance less than a third the distance to the moon. Had that chunk of space debris hit Moscow or London or Hong Kong instead, the devastation would have been staggering. Asteroid! The Doomsday Rock tells the story of a multi-national team of gifted scientists who believe and ...
  • 2003
  • 01:28:30
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Calgary Eyeopener Athabasca Chipewyan blogger on Neil Young tour

Angelina Pratt, a blogger from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, talks about her conflicted reaction to musician Neil Young's recent fundraising tour on behalf of her community. She discusses in particular her wish that the "Honour the Treaties" tour had discussed the treaty issues more, particularly given her concerns for her community's health and surroundings.
  • 2014
  • 00:07:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

Nazi Megastructures Atlantic Wall

To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler demanded the construction of a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometres, from France in the South to Norway in the North. This is the story of how this vast engineering project sucked in huge quantities of raw materials and men from all over the Third Reich and faced its ultimate test ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2016

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World's Toughest Fixes Atom Smasher

A machine 17 miles around, worth seven billion dollars! The Large Hadron Collider is the largest atom-smasher ever built – a colossal instrument buried 300 feet underground, spanning two countries, designed to recreate conditions a billionth of a second after the Big Bang. It could be our key to unlocking the secrets of the universe, except for one tiny thing: ...
  • 2009
  • 00:47:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2016

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Lion Ranger Attack of the Teens

Financial troubles mount at the park while Kevin juggles the daily challenges of keeping his lions and hyenas happy, and a trip to Botswana helps conserve wild lions.
  • 2010
  • 00:45:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/29/2016

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Master of Disaster Avalanche

In the 2007-2008 winter season alone, 52 people died in avalanches in the U.S. and Canada, and more than double that number worldwide. As more and more people head into to unpatrolled backcountry, these numbers are on the rise. In this episode, Tim Samaras will bring his expertise and tools to try and measure the forces inside an avalanche – ...
  • 2008
  • 00:47:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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News in Review - January 2006 Avian Flu: Preparing for a Pandemic

Health authorities around the world have been monitoring a new and dangerous bird-flu virus. So far the virus has been relatively harmless. But experts fear it could mutate into a much more deadly form and kill tens of millions of people. In this News in Review story we'll look at why the virus is so dangerous, and we'll examine what ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2006

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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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News in Review - January 2013 B.C. Earthquake

On a quiet Saturday evening in the fall of 2012, the coast of British Columbia was rocked by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. Though no lives were lost and little damage was reported, the quake did reveal weakness in Canada's emergency preparedness.
  • 2013
  • 00:16:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/15/2013

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The National B.C. tourism industry hit hard by wildfires New

B.C.'s tourism industry has been hit hard, but the threat of wildfires isn't the only reason: heavy smoke is making lots of potential tourists reconsider outdoor activities.
  • 2018
  • 00:01:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2018