The Nature of Things When Less Is More: Alberta Tar Sands Exploration

In a poignant look at the Alberta Tar Sands project and the community of Fort McMurray, Alberta, David Suzuki investigates the development of the largest oil deposit outside of Saudi Arabia, the environmental impact, and effects on the local Mikisew Cree First Nations population. This program explores the effects of oil sands development on local and global environments, and on ...
  • 2006
  • 00:41:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things When North Goes South

The earth has two North poles, the geographic and the magnetic. The magnetic pole is the one that attracts the needles of our compasses and it’s always moving. Science has taught us that the magnetic pole flips from north to south every 250,000 years. Since the planet is now more than 500,000 years overdue for its next inversion, we could ...
  • 2010
  • 00:43:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Where Am I?

Where Am I? is a new documentary about the skills we use to find our way around. Whether you are an Inuit hunter, a foraging insect, or just someone out for a stroll, your brain is performing one of its most fundamental services – it’s navigating. Why are some of us good at finding our way, while others are not? ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/29/2014

Doc Zone Where Did I Put My Memory?

As we live longer, our brains age, and we have more and more information to forget. Memory loss is the second greatest health fear for Canadians, after cancer. And memory loss is a growing epidemic, as we live longer, our brains age, and we have more and more information to forget. Throw in the information overload from new technologies. The ...
  • 2010
  • 00:44:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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

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 Nature of Things While You Were Sleeping

Why do we sleep? Contrary to what we have long believed, the sleeping brain is emerging as an energetic and purposeful machine. “In parts of sleep, the brain is at least as active and maybe more active than it is during waking,” says Dr. Robert Stickgold, one of the world’s leading sleep researchers. From regulating our weight to consolidating our ...
  • 2016
  • 00:44:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/04/2016

The Early Edition Whistler's Invasive Weed Bylaw

The Early Edition catches up with Clare O'Brien, the executive director of the Sea to Sky Invasive Species Council. She is excited about a first-of-its-kind bylaw enacted in Whistler that means residents can be fined for having invasive plants on their property. O'Brien believes it will prevent the spread and infestation of invasive plants in the city.
  • 2014
  • 00:06:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

News in Review - April 2009 White Dragons: The Killer Avalanches

It has been a deadly avalanche season in Canada. By the end of February 2009, 16 people had been killed, most of them in British Columbia. Why are so many people dying? In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the so-called white dragons are so dangerous. We’ll also examine what avalanche-control experts are doing to try to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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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

Witness Who Owns My Life? The Sue Rodriguez Story

This moving documentary chronicles the last 18 months in the life of a courageous woman who battled a fatal disease while fighting for her legal right to doctor-assisted suicide. We go behind the scenes and beyond the issues to spend intimate moments with this gracious, yet determined woman who allowed her personal pain to become public in her bid for ...
  • 1994
  • 00:50:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013