News in Review - October 1998 Environmental Cleanups: Who Pays?

Charges of racism swirl around the controversy over the cleanup of the Sydney tar pits. Responsibility for cleanup of military dumps left behind at the DEW line in Canada’s north following the Cold War have also been hotly contested. Toxic chemical dumps, environmental accidents involving dangerous substances and the problematic roles of the corporate world, military organizations and governments are ...
  • 1998
  • 00:15:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1998

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Absolutely Maritimes Every Living Thing: Experiencing a Bioblitz

In this the United Nations Decade of Biodiversity (2011-2020), Every Living Thing follows a 20-year biodiversity research project to identify and catalogue as many species as possible in the province of New Brunswick, before human encroachment and climate change intensifies.
  • 2016
  • 00:43:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2016

What a Waste eWaste

Fifty million tons of electronic waste, including cell phones, computers and toasters, are piling up every year, leaching poisons into soil and groundwater. Science is helping us extract valuable minerals (like gold!) hidden within our discarded gadgets.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

News in Review - October 2017 Extreme Storms: 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season of 2017 will ultimately be one for the record books. Not for having the most hurricanes in a season, but as possibly the strongest hurricane month ever recorded. Five major hurricanes formed, with three making their way to shore – two as top-rated Category 5 storms. They came in quick succession and brought devastating winds and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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News in Review - January 2018 Facing Extinction: What’s Killing the Mysterious Right Whale?

2017 was the deadliest year on record for North American right whales since they became a protected species over 80 years ago. Through the summer, 15 right whales were discovered dead — most in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. This magnificent and mysterious animal is already facing extinction with fewer than 500 of the species left in the world. So ...
  • 2018
  • 00:11:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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The Wild Canadian Year Fall

Fall chronicles a remarkable season of change — young northern gannets leap off perilous cliffs as chipmunks race to gather winter supplies, and prairie rattlesnakes give birth to live young. Winner of the inaugural Rob Stewart Award for Science and Nature Documentary at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:56
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/17/2017

The Nature of Things Farm Inc: Alternative Agriculture, Food for Life (Part 2 of 2)

Part Two of this two-part series looks at alternatives to factory farming and the growing demand for nature-based or organic foods. Animals, grains, fruits and vegetables are raised to thrive in a natural environment — the antithesis of factory farming. Increasingly, consumers are looking for food produced without the use of chemicals, pesticides, hormones or antibiotics. Even though organic food ...
  • 2003
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Farm Inc: Corporate Agriculture, The Hollow Man (Part 1 of 2)

Part One of this two-part special series examines the growth of corporate factory agriculture — an industry that generates severe environmental, social and cultural problems. There is a growing backlash against a form of agriculture that many believe is unsustainable. Farming in North America has become a "cash cow" for a handful of multi-national corporations. Agri-business has taken the principles ...
  • 2004
  • 00:45:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Alien Deep Fires of Creation

Dr. Robert Ballard is one of the world's most renowned ocean explorers, with such amazing finds as the Titanic, the battleship Bismarck and JFK's PT 109 to his name. But this time he is going on a journey like no other. He's going to make an underwater odyssey down the world's tallest mountain! No, it's not Everest at 29,000 ft. ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The Nature of Things Food or Famine

Is the human population going to outstrip the earth's food supply? Side effects of recent food surpluses include environmental problems such as soil erosion, salinization and chemical pollution. Food or Famine looks at projects in North America, Chile, Indonesia, Africa and India which are participating in a worldwide movement to return to agricultural methods based on sound ecological principles. But ...
  • 1996
  • 01:32:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013