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Level 20 Environmental Science

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Grasslands

This video examines the North American grasslands as a natural habitat. It explores the plant and animal species in this ecosystem and considers the livelihood of the area from the perspectives of conservationists, First Nations and ranchers. A good portion of this video was filmed in Saskatchewan.

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Innovation Nation Episode 3. Bio Fuel

Will we be able to grow all of our fuel in the future? Along with exploring bold new ways of harvesting energy from bio-mass, Innovation Nation uncovers an amazing bio-fuel jet truck, a record breaking flying machine and a unique car made almost entirely of organic matter.

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Innovation Nation Episode 2. Wind Power

Can the wind provide us with all of our power? Along with cutting-edge wind farms and new turbine designs, Innovation Nation meets inventor Doug Selsam as he builds the world's first flying turbine.

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Innovation Nation Episode 1. CO2

Can we stop, or even reverse global warming? Innovation Nation follows the work of a Nobel Prize-winning scientist on the Canadian prairies, an innovator in New York who has designed a unique synthetic tree, and a mega-project in Europe where CO2, instead of being sent skyward, is stored far out ...

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Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

This documentary explores the life and work of Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster and activist Dr. David Suzuki. Due to the length of the film, educators are advised to select individual portions of the video that best support student learning. Sections of the film highlight some of the ke...

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Dirt! The Movie

Dirt! shares stories from experts all over the world who are studying this resource and discovering new ways to repair our relationship with the soil. The content provides supplemental support for the Integrative Nature of Environmental Science and the Terrestrial Ecosystems outcomes for Environm...

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White Water, Black Gold

This program explores the environmental impact of the Western Canadian oil industry, from the mountain icefields that supply the industry's water to the tailing ponds of the Tar Sands that store its refuse. The content provides supplemental support for the Integrative Nature of Environmental Scie...

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Easy Being Green: How Teens Can Help Save the Planet

This video speaks to teens to promote ways they, or anyone, can take care of the environment and lessen their impact on the earth. The video contains four chapters: In Your Planet: Love It or Leave - examines sustainability and energy use. (4 minutes); What Color Are Your Wheels? Getting Around G...

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He Has Seen the Wind

He Has Seen the Wind is a documentary featuring University of Saskatchewan graduate Dr. Darryl Jessie, the president and CEO of RAUM Energy. The video discusses how and why Jessie started his company manufacturing wind turbines in Saskatchewan. It touches on environmental concerns such as a need ...

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The Seeds of a Controversy

In spite of the scientific evidence in its favor and over a decade of uneventful experience in N. America, GM crops and foods continue to engender fear, particularly in Europe. This companion piece to The Seeds of a New Era provides a thorough discussion of the non-scientific factors behind these...

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After Life: The Strange Cycle of Decay

This video explains decomposition, one of nature's most important processes. For two months in the summer of 2011, a glass box containing food laid out from a typical kitchen and garden for a family of four was left to rot in full public view within Edinburgh Zoo. In this resulting documentary, p...

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Mapping Change

This documentary is about Dr. Steven Franklin's study of grizzly bear populations in Alberta using remote sensing. The video explains how remote sensing is used to study the effect of urbanization and development on grizzly bear habitats. This project involves a trans-disciplinary team, which inc...

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Addicted to Plastic

This feature-length documentary is an investigation to find out what we really know about plastics and why there is so much plastic in our world. The video illustrates their toxic legacy and showcases the men and women dedicated to developing solutions to plastic pollution.

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Gulf Stream and the Next Ice Age

Could Dublin's climate ever resemble that of Spitzberg in the Arctic Ocean or could London one day be as cold as Siberia? Is there an "Achilles' Heel" in Europe's climate? Would we face a catastrophe if the warm, strong currents of the Gulf Stream stopped flowing? Gulf Stream and the Next Ice Age...

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Five Disasters Waiting to Happen

After the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, scientists are beginning to look seriously at those areas of the planet most under threat from climate change catastrophe. This BBC production deals with weather/climate-related disasters in Europe and Asia and contains well-documented arguments. Fro...