Environmental Science

New! Ice on Fire 98 min.

An eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis, Ice on Fire goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming. Narrated by producer and Oscar®-winner Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Leila Conners, who first collaborated with DiCa...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Engineering Solar Radiation Is a Crazy Idea: A Debate 93 min.

Geoengineering is an ambitious set of methods proposed by scientists to help mitigate the effects of climate change. And one type in particular—solar geoengineering—has been the subject of growing debate. Solar geoengineering involves several techniques, including injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere to reduce the amount of solar radiation and heat that reaches the Earth. This proc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Don't Bring Extinct Creatures Back to Life: A Debate 95 min.

De-extinction describes the process of creating an organism that belongs to or closely resembles an extinct species. While this process was once a science-fiction fantasy explored in films like Jurassic Park, recent biological and technological breakthroughs suggest that reviving extinct creatures, like the passenger pigeon and the woolly mammoth, could soon become a reality. The benefits of de-ex...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Deepwater Horizon, An Ecological Disaster 26 min.

Rented by the BP oil company to drill an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes on April 20, 2010, before sinking into the ocean and causing a gigantic oil spill. At issue: negligence in the maintenance and in the tests carried out. On September 19, after months of unsuccessful attempts, the spill is finally declared sealed. But the harm has been done: this inc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Swamp 114 min.

The Swamp explores the repeated efforts to reclaim, control and transform what was seen as a vast wasteland into an agricultural and urban paradise, and, ultimately, the drive to preserve America’s greatest wetland.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Murder on the Reef 52 min.

Murder on the Reef follows the hotly debated issues surrounding the world's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. But is it too late? Many scientists now believe as much as fifty percent of the corals in the Great Barrier Reef have died. Through a complex mix of voices from locals, to scientists and indigenous spokespeople, this documentary traces the many culprits including water cont...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Eye of the Fire 31 min.

It’s a tale of tragedy and heroism—and mind-blowing incompetence. Eric Campbell tells the story of one of the world’s deadliest wildfires and the Greek government's failure to adequately handle it.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

The Baby Trade 30 min.

A cruel trade is tearing baby orangutans from their jungle homes to be sold abroad. Samantha Hawley gets a smuggler’s story — and meets the warriors risking their lives to save the great apes from extinction.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

On Top of the World 30 min.

Is the world going mad when Greenlanders fight drought and brushfires and catch warm-water fish? A decade after discovering a farming boom in Greenland, Eric Campbell returns to see how locals are facing up to climate change.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Tipping Point 30 min.

China sent Australia’s recycling industry into a spin when it banned most waste imports. Now it’s tackling a home-grown rubbish crisis. Bill Birtles looks at China’s own war on waste and asks: is it winning?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018