News in Review - April 2010 Earthquakes: The Horror and The Science

In late February 2010, a powerful earthquake struck Chile, killing more than 800 people. Two months earlier, another earthquake killed more than 220,000 people in Haiti. Why did so many more die in one country, and what makes the earth move? In this News in Review story we’ll look at the science of earthquakes, and what could happen if a ...
  • 2010
  • 00:15:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2010

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News in Review - April 2001 Earthquakes: The West Coast Threat

As we have discovered in previous News in Review stories, natural disasters like earthquakes have far-reaching natural, economic, political and social effects — not to mention the tragic loss of lives as in the recent earthquakes in India and Turkey. Although the fundamental science of such geological events is well-known and is an important study in itself, the economic and social ...
  • 2001
  • 00:14:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2001

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Our Vancouver Exciting Dinosaur Discovery

A bone found in Washington State may indicate dinosaurs roamed where the ocean now is.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/01/2015

CBC News Extreme Canadian Weather: Fire & Ice (Part 2 of 2)

Part 2 of the Extreme Canadian Weather series looks at Canada's worst fire and ice disasters, including BC's deadly 2003 forest fires and the Quebec and Ontario ice storm of 1998.
  • 2005
  • 00:45:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Extreme Canadian Weather: Wind & Water (Part 1 of 2)

Part 1 of the Extreme Canadian Weather series recalls some of the top wind and water disasters in Canada in the last century, including 1954's Hurricane Hazel.
  • 2005
  • 00:49:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Quirks & Quarks Extreme Speeding Stars

Stars like our sun travel in orbits within galaxies, such as the Milky Way. But about 15 years ago, scientists discovered some huge, hot stars that were going so fast that they were flying right out of our galaxy. Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, an astronomer at Vanderbilt University, leads a research team that discovered, for the first time, smaller, sun-like stars ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

Do or Die Fire in the Sky

In this episode of Do or Die, brace for impact as a meteor explodes in the sky over a crowded city, unleashing a devastating shockwave. Try to save yourself after you fall into a dark hole in the centre of a collapsed building. And fight off a giant anaconda dead set on making you its next meal. Disaster can happen in ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:55
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Alien Deep Fires of Creation

Dr. Robert Ballard is one of the world's most renowned ocean explorers, with such amazing finds as the Titanic, the battleship Bismarck and JFK's PT 109 to his name. But this time he is going on a journey like no other. He's going to make an underwater odyssey down the world's tallest mountain! No, it's not Everest at 29,000 ft. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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CBC News Fracking and Earthquakes: Exploring the Connection

B.C. commission draws link between fracking and 231 seismic events in the province.
  • 2015
  • 00:01:03
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/01/2015

CBC News Fracking Triggered 2014 Earthquake in Northeastern B.C.

The quake was one of the world's largest ever triggered by hydraulic fracturing.
  • 2015
  • 00:02:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2015