The Nature of Things Under Thin Ice

Under Thin Ice follows Canadian extreme divers and cinematographers Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr on a journey to investigate how Arctic wildlife is adjusting to global warming. The Arctic is a majestic world, home to wildlife rarely seen further south: bowhead whales, polar bears, narwhals and walruses. Life thrives on and under a legendary blanket of snow and ice, covering millions ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/06/2019

Documentary Under Thin Ice (long version)

In Under Thin Ice, two divers, Jill Heinerth and Mario Cyr, tell us about their risky expedition to the Canadian Arctic. They had first intended to document arctic ecosystems and marine wildlife, but were faced with an unexpected reality. The Arctic is warming very fast and the animals are not where they used to be. Through their testimonies, Jill and Mario ...
  • 2019
  • 00:51:51
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/27/2019

The Nature of Things Walking with Ghosts

Predator biologist Elizabeth Hofer has been tracking the relationship between the elusive lynx and its prey, the snowshoe hare, for 18 years in the Yukon. Learn about the animals and the Kluane region of the boreal forest as the filmmakers traverse swamps and dense forests to record Hofer's endeavours to study the two animals. Lugging 28 kg of equipment through ...
  • 2004
  • 00:45:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2004 Water Fight: A Tale of Two Rivers

A new battle appears to be looming between Canada and the United States. This time it's about water. Many years ago, the two countries agreed to share the water from two rivers that flow from Montana into Alberta. But now the Americans want to change the deal. They want more water, and we don't want to give it to them. ...
  • 2004
  • 00:16:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2004

What a Waste Water Waste

Canadians think we have plenty of it, but water is a valuable resource we already waste. In the coming decades we'll need solutions to our wasted water. Find out how science is looking way down the road and coming up with a plan.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

Doc Zone Weather Gone Wild

Summer snowstorms. Disastrous flooding. Devastating wind and ice storms. Rampaging wildfires. Ruinous drought. Our weather has taken a turn for the extreme. And it’s going to get worse. As intense and unpredictable weather becomes the new normal, how can we adapt and survive? As a result of climate change, the new global buzzword is “adaptation,” as cities and citizens scramble ...
  • 2014
  • 00:43:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2014

The Nature of Things Weather: Dragons of Chaos

The Nature of Things takes a look at weather's chaotic character and how modern society is coping. We hear firsthand accounts from people who have survived some of the most ruthless weather conditions. Bob Howard and Ken Osborne describe how the cottage they were in was suddenly lifted from its foundations and deposited in a lake by a tornado. Documentary ...
  • 2000
  • 00:53:43
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National When Climate Change Hits Home

Lennox Island may be a canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change. Rising sea levels, storm surges and coastal erosion threaten the very existence of the Mi'kmaq nation that calls the island home. This PEI Indigenous community is working hard to protect their land, homes, cultural artifacts, burial grounds and infrastructure.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2017

News in Review - April 2009 White Dragons: The Killer Avalanches

It has been a deadly avalanche season in Canada. By the end of February 2009, 16 people had been killed, most of them in British Columbia. Why are so many people dying? In this News in Review story we’ll look at why the so-called white dragons are so dangerous. We’ll also examine what avalanche-control experts are doing to try to ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

The Nature of Things Wild Canada: Ice Edge (Part 4 of 4)

Canada’s arctic wildlife is finely adapted to a life on and around ice and yet this frozen landscape is undergoing a massive shift due to humans. A landscape inhabited by wildlife and people who have found an amazing variety of ways to survive. From polar bear cubs making their first discovery of ice to a caribou calf “dancing” in the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:14
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/08/2014