The Nature of Things Up Close and Toxic

Up Close & Toxic reveals that the great indoors is not as safe as we've been lulled into thinking. A relatively new area of scientific research is investigating our interior lifestyles and making a number of surprising discoveries. The study of indoor pollutants indicates that we are very much exposed to toxic agents in places where we would least expect ...
  • 2002
  • 00:53:29
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

As It Happens Up in Smoke: Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

Tony Abbott's Australian government has made good on his big election promise. They've scrapped a controversial carbon tax that had once been hailed as a progressive way to combat climate change. This makes Australia the first developed nation to implement and then scrap a tax. Many environmentalists in Australia had hoped Mr. Abbott's election promise to repeal the tax wasn't ...
  • 2014
  • 00:07:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

La semaine verte Urban Agriculture

Radio-Canada looks into the urban farming phenomenon in Montreal, where community gardens have been a staple for decades; in Toronto, where people have taken their crops to the skies for lack of space; and in Detroit, a city that is reclaiming space left vacant after abandoned buildings are demolished. It is in “bombed-out” locales like Detroit that urban farming really ...
  • 2012
  • 00:41:06
  • Added on: 09/24/2013

News in Review - December 2000 Urban Garbage: Landfill or Recycle?

Public education does not just occur in schools; a long-term process, it plays an important role in everyone's daily life. As urban populations increase, infrastructures like waste management systems become critical, as does educating citizens to its role in making the systems work. This report focuses on how Toronto and Halifax have dealt with urban garbage and explores garbage as ...
  • 2000
  • 00:09:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2000

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The Early Edition Vancouver Debates Whales and Dolphins in Captivity

It has been a summer of scrutiny for the Vancouver Aquarium's captive whale and dolphin program. The Vancouver Park held a series of special meetings to solicit public opinion on the captivity debate. Niki Sharma, Vision Vancouver Park Boad Commissioner, describes some of the testimony given.
  • 2014
  • 00:06:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

The Early Edition Vancouver Park Board Bans Breeding of Dolphins, Whales

Dolphins and whales will stay at the Vancouver Aquarium. After much debate, the Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously to keep cetaceans in captivity at the aquarium, but ordered an end to the breeding of most whales and dolphins. The Early Edition speaks with aquarium CEO John Nightingale on the potential impact of this decision.
  • 2014
  • 00:08:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

Feature Film Walter & Tandoori's Xmas

It is just before Christmas in the village of Hart’s Landing and an ominous shadow threatens the tiny town. That's right, Bill Counter, a wealthy, unscrupulous businessman, is building a huge department store right in the middle of town. With a thousand tricks up his sleeve, nothing appears to be able to stop him. "Buy, Buy and Always Buy" seem ...
  • 2014
  • 01:17:25
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

The Passionate Eye Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

What if every time you opened your wallet, a third of your cash fell out – and you did nothing about it? Consider the fact that one-third of the food grown annually for human consumption is never eaten – for one reason or another, it ends up in the garbage. In the U.S., that’s $218 billion – or 1.3 billion ...
  • 2017
  • 01:26:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/17/2018

Earth: A New Wild Water

Both humans and wildlife depend on water for survival. In this episode, Sanjayan explores how a misuse of water can lead to unparalleled destruction; however, sharing our water with wildlife does not only benefit the wild, it may also be a crucial step in our own survival.
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/15/2016

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News in Review - April 2017 Water Crisis: Living With Contaminated H2O

Most of us expect to turn on a tap and have clean, drinkable water flow out. But in many places in Canada and the United States the drinking water is contaminated. The hardest hit areas are indigenous communities. In fact, 71 indigenous communities in Canada do not have access to safe tap water. We look at two Ontario communities: one still ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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