1000 Days for the Planet The Manatees of Belize

The lagoons of Belize are home to a strange sea creature, one that mythology has long associated with the mermaid. A marine mammal more closely related to the elephant than to the whale, it has nails on its fins, nipples on its body and a trunk-like nasal protuberance. This odd creature is the manatee. Threatened worldwide, manatees are herbivores that ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

CBC Animation The Mighty River

Clean water, essential to all forms of life, is becoming increasingly rare. Like deforestation, the loss of clean water is a global tragedy. "Magtogoek", as it is called by the Mi'kmaq people, originates in the Great Lakes, follows a long course through Ontario and Quebec, and then drains into the Atlantic. Its waters, which once teemed with animal and plant ...
  • 1993
  • 00:24:03
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/14/2014

The Nature of Things The Nano Revolution: Will Nano Save the Planet? (Part 3 of 3)

In the third part of this series from The Nature of Things, meet scientists who believe that nanotech may be the key to overcoming our environmental problems. Nano solar cells could make green energy cheaper. Nano additives to traditional fuels could make them cleaner. Nanotech could remediate contaminated water and soil. But are we creating pollutants more dangerous than the ones ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone The New Green Giants

The last 10 years has seen a phenomenal explosion in the organic food movement as it has moved from niche market to mainstream. Today, it is the fastest growing segment of the food industry, attracting all of the major food corporations. The New Green Giants looks at a number of these new and old organic corporations, and shows how they are ...
  • 2011
  • 00:40:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/30/2013

The National The Next Energy Crisis: Taking Responsibility

While average Canadians want to be environmental good-guys, they are unaware of the amount of sacrifice this will entail. In fact, per capita, Canadians are the earth's second worst producers of greenhouse gasses and it is the average household, not big industry, that is to blame. Thomas D'Aquino, a business lobbyist, describes the harsh socioeconomic cost of implementing the kind ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2008 The Oil Sands and the Environment

Alberta’s oil sands have transformed Canada into a world energy superpower. The profits are staggering, but so are the costs to the environment. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the effects of this modern-day black gold rush. We’ll also examine how the rising demand for oil is forcing the Alberta government to make some very difficult choices.
  • 2008
  • 00:17:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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News in Review - December 2010 The Oil Sands and the PR War

The American government is considering whether to allow construction of a giant pipeline that would pump even more Canadian oil into the United States. But the oil comes from Alberta’s controversial oil sands and many environmentalists say the pipeline should not be built. This News in Review story looks at how both sides are making their views heard.
  • 2010
  • 00:14:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2010

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News in Review - September 2010 The Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico

In late April, an explosion rocked an oil-drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. A pipe near the seabed broke and millions of barrels of oil spilled into the water. It took almost three months to cap the leaking well, and many beaches and wildlife areas were polluted. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the damage and ...
  • 2010
  • 00:15:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2010

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Documentary The Polar Explorer

Today modern-day polar explorers are racing to understand the drastically changing ecosystems at both ends of the Earth — the Arctic and Antarctica. As this hard-hitting film reports, we’re currently at a vital threshold. Previously inaccessible areas at both poles are opening up due to climate change and melting ice. This film and its findings were so significant, the United ...
  • 2011
  • 00:45:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The Politics of Polar Bears

Polar bears — threatened species or political pawn? For years reports of their declining numbers have made polar bears a real-world symbol for the effects of climate change. But there is an ongoing debate within the scientific community that studies polar bears about whether the narrative of a dwindling population is a stark reality or a convenient myth.
  • 2014
  • 00:18:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/22/2014