News in Review - March 2012 The Great Oil Pipeline Debate

In late January the U.S. government delayed approval of a pipeline that would transport oil from Alberta to refineries in Texas. The Canadian government responded by saying it would speed up approval of another pipeline that would carry the oil over the Rocky Mountains to British Columbia. In this News in Review story, we look at why the government wants ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2012

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The Nature of Things The Great Wild Indoors

Welcome to the indoor biome: a world of insects and arachnids as rich, as surprising and as beautiful as any other ecosystem. No matter how clean or tidy we may be, our living spaces teem with wild life. A team of young entomologists from the U.S. join two Canadian scientists for a curious kind of fieldwork: entering a home to ...
  • 2017
  • 00:43:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/01/2017

The Nature of Things The Hospital At the End of the Earth

The town of Muynak on the Aral Sea was once a popular Soviet tourist destination with a thriving fishery. In the 1960s, the Soviets decided to turn Central Asia into the world's greatest cotton-growing region by diverting water for irrigation from two rivers that fed the sea. Since then, the Aral Sea has been silently evaporating in the desert sun, ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Hour The Hour Goes Eco

George Stroumboulopoulos explores sustainability with some of the most recognized names in the environmental arena: David Suzuki, Michael Pollan, Jane Goodall and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Featuring interviews with Majora Carter, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Dr. Eric Chivian, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tzeporah Berman, Michael Pollan, David Suzuki, Bjorn Lomborg, Jane Goodall and Peter Raymont.
  • 2009
  • 01:45:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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