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

News in Review - September 1996 The Quebec Floods: A Natural Disaster?

CBC correspondent Tom Kennedy examines the events, the environmental implications, the issue of human intervention in nature and the questions being asked about the cause of the floods.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1996

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The Nature of Things The Real Avatar

Under the shadow of the Cordillera del Condor mountains, and near where the mighty Amazon river begins, live the Awajun and Wampis peoples, a proud warrior nation never conquered by the Incas or the Spanish. Today they feel they are being invaded again, as Peruvian and Canadian mining companies aim to set up a gold mine on land these natives ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:37
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  • Added on: 06/14/2013

National Geographic Documentaries The Road to Collapse

It was the greatest civilization in history – so advanced and powerful it dwarfed anything that came before it. In the year 2210, teams of scientists investigate colossal ruins, searching for answers to one haunting question: how could a civilization that mastered the planet suddenly collapse? From the wreckage, they piece together the most remarkable story ever uncovered.
  • 2010
  • 01:36:04
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  • Added on: 12/22/2015

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The Nature of Things The Salmon Forest

Discover 400 kilometres of spectacular remote wilderness, stretching from Vancouver Island to Alaska. It is the largest intact temperate rainforest on earth – more than twice the size of Switzerland. This is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet and much of life here still remains secret and unknown. Millions of spawning salmon that support dense concentrations ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

1000 Days for the Planet The Sharks of Cocos Island

Located off the coast of Costa Rica, Cocos Island is one of the most spectacular diving sites in the world. But the abundance of sharks in protected marine reserves attracts poachers. Though park rangers are watchful, illegal fishing boats enter the reserve at night to fish for sharks and other fish.
  • 2013
  • 00:46:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

The National The Shrinking Bears: What will happen to the polar bears of Hudson Bay?

Global warming has forced the polar bears of Canada's Hudson Bay to confront this reality and the possible threat of extinction. Experts from the Canadian Wildlife Service track and monitor the polar bears and show how their shrinking environment leads to less food, starvation and in many cases, death. The far reaching consequences of global warming is clearly illustrated in ...
  • 1998
  • 00:17:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

1000 Days for the Planet The Song of the Humpback

Humpback whales have one of the most complex songs of all animals. Scientists do not yet know exactly what they mean, but males sing vigorously during the breeding season on Silver Bank in the Dominican Republic.
  • 2013
  • 00:45:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

1000 Days for the Planet The Turtles of Costa Rica

Turtles are among the most ancient inhabitants of the oceans. For millennia, various species of turtle have returned to beaches to lay their eggs. But an age-old family tradition is starting to jeopardize the future of Costa Rica's turtles. For years, families have divided up the beaches and harvested the precious eggs for their personal consumption.
  • 2013
  • 00:45:58
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  • Added on: 06/27/2014

1000 Days for the Planet The Victims of Palm Oil

Large-scale deforestation of tropical forests for palm oil production is a growing problem that threatens the survival of huge numbers of animals and plants, many already on the verge of extinction. In Indonesia almost two million hectares of forest disappear every year. That's equivalent to six football fields being flattened every minute. Oil from palm trees is currently found in ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
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  • Added on: 06/16/2015