The Nature of Things The Human Tide

Since 1950, the human population of the world has doubled to nearly five and a half billion people. The major factor behind our assault on the environment is the rapidly accelerating growth of the human population. The world population is exploding and we must find a way to control our numbers.
  • 1991
  • 00:44:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

1000 Days for the Planet The Last Jaguars and the Last Frogs

Hidden among the forests of Central America is one of the most spectacular felines on the planet: the jaguar. In a private reserve in Costa Rica, scientists use photo-identification to study the big cats' movements. However, this species needs huge territories in order to breed, and the conversion of forest into farmland has fragmented these territories and is beginning to ...
  • 2013
  • 00:45:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

1000 Days for the Planet The Last Orangutans of Sumatra

On the island of Sumatra, in Indonesia, an iconic species is barely hanging on. Orangutans are considered critically endangered. The massive wave of deforestation for oil palm production shows no sign of slowing down. Theoretically protected, the island's precious peat lands are being chewed up. Whole forests are set on fire killing every living thing in this paradise of biodiversity. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

CBC Animation The Man Who Planted Trees

2012 marked the 25th anniversary of the Oscar® win for The Man Who Planted Trees. Frédéric Back’s previous Oscar® win for Crac! allowed him to fulfill his dream of bringing Jean Giono's wonderful story to the screen. Its environmental message and philosophy of life reflect the concerns already addressed by Back in his previous films. The seeds that the shepherd plants are the ...
  • 1987
  • 00:30:30
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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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