Environmental Science


New! 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.

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New! Going Green: Part 1 24 min.

Nicki Shields hosts Going Green: Part I, featuring ordinary people from around the globe making extraordinary differences in their communities. She tracks the Whitechapel Fatberg from the London sewers to Argent Energy, where it is converted to biofuel, and taken back to the city to fuel public buses. Experience the Ramsey's journey on the Mongol Rally route, traveling 10,000 miles and producing n...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! Going Green: Part 3 23 min.

Meet “inspired environmentalists” to see how their bold, inventive ideas are improving lives through architecture, agriculture and the strengthening of fragile eco-systems.

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Expedition Antarctic 26 min.

In Expedition Antarctic, CNN's Arwa Damon and Brice Laine spent nearly a month on an ice-breaking vessel to explore the harsh but fragile beauty of the Antarctic, where researchers are finding it to be a vital buffer to climate change.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Race to Save the Reef 26 min.

Ivan Watson goes on a journey to see the damage on the Great Barrier Reef and to meet the scientists spearheading the campaign to save the reef with projects at sea and on land.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Decoding the Weather Machine 114 min.

Join scientists on a quest to better understand the weather and climate machine we call Earth. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree that our climate is changing, and how can we be resilient - even thrive -in the face of enormous change?

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London 55 min.

For decades, London trusted that its sophisticated Thames Barrier would keep it safe from water. But as sea levels rise and rainfall increases, London’s sleeping giant is no longer enough to keep the city safe.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018