Marketplace Coffee cups: Do the coffee giants really recycle?

We love our take out coffee, but what happens to all those cups? Coffee companies like Tim Hortons and Starbucks say they recycle them. We stake out two coffee giants and find out how green those promises really are. Canadians drink about 1.5 billion cups of coffee a year: That’s over half a million trees’ worth, enough to fill more ...
  • 2016
  • 00:10:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2016

The National Cooling the Planet

A series of four short documentaries on innovative community environmental projects. The first documentary examines Sherbrooke University’s love affair with city buses, as staff and students ride public transit for free. Next, the program visits the town of Craik, SK, which wants to become Green Town, Canada. Eco-friendly toilets and water filtration systems are just a few steps this community ...
  • 2006
  • 00:16:46
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Crude Awakening

Alberta's tar sands are sometimes called the Saudi Arabia of the North, an oil deposit so rich it has transformed Canada into an energy superpower. But there's a catch. This oil is heavy. Scraping it out of the earth and separating out the valuable stuff is a massive enterprise, and it's turning Canada into one of the most polluting countries ...
  • 2007
  • 00:23:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Cuba: The Accidental Revolution – Sustainable Agriculture (Part 1 of 2)

Since the collapse of the Soviet Bloc in 1989, Cuba has revolutionized agriculture to produce more food on less land with very little environmental impact. With no fuel available to transport food, they’ve transformed traditional practices and brought farming into the cities. Many nations are now turning to this iconic island nation for guidance in making their own agricultural practices ...
  • 2006
  • 00:44:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 1998 Cutting Emissions: New Fuels for Cars

To a great extent in North America, and increasingly around the world, culture and economics have become based on the automobile. Our lifestyles, our urban development and our international trade are just some of the issues that highlight the impact on the planet of mass transportation and the proliferation of the automobile. In terms of our cars and how we ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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1000 Days for the Planet Cyanide-laced Fish and Other Tasty Hazards

The waters of Indonesia teem with a huge variety of fish but the rapid degradation of coral reefs is threatening many species that are unique in the world. Illegal practices such as blast fishing and cyanide fishing are enormously destructive. The demand for live capture of exotic fish is a real threat to the future of many species. Exported for ...
  • 2014
  • 00:42:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2015

The Nature of Things Dad and the Dandelions

A filmmaker tries to unlock the mystery behind his father's blood cancer, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Is there a connection to golf's manicured perfection? In the world of pearl white bunkers and velvety putting greens, Andrew Nisker discovers that these “greenspaces” are anything but. Along the way he meets numerous experts including Jay Feldman, urban planner and Executive Director of the non-profit ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2017

Monster Fish Danger Down Under

The Murray cod can grow up to six feet long, weigh more than 250 pounds and is rumoured to eat everything from birds and snakes to possums – even its own kind. But humans have been encroaching on the cod’s river system, and now its population is under threat. Zeb travels to Australia to find out if this giant still ...
  • 2010
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/11/2016

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The Nature of Things David Suzuki's Andean Adventure

Should nature have rights, just like humans? David Suzuki sets off on an "Andean Adventure", to see first-hand the places that just may represent the cutting edge when it comes to taking on the world’s energy, climate and economic crises. From Ecuador comes a revolutionary proposal to not dig for oil. Below what may be the most biodiverse place on ...
  • 2013
  • 00:44:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/21/2013

News in Review - September 2000 Deadly Water: The Lessons of Walkerton

Safe drinking water is a prime resource for all humans and something we in Canada may have taken for granted. The tragedy that occurred in the town of Walkerton, where several people died and many more were made very sick by the presence of E. coli bacteria in the municipal water supply, is not only an important and ongoing news ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2000

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