Earth Science


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

Living Volcanoes 54 min.

Around the world, up to 30 volcanoes erupt every day. Meet the people and wildlife that live alongside these volcanoes from Kilauea to Mount Etna, and discover how volcanoes cause destruction but also create and nurture life.

Formats: Streaming 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

Can We Save The Reef? 52 min.

Off Australia's northeast coast lies a wonder of the world; a living structure so big it can be seen from space, more intricate and complex than any city, and so diverse it hosts a third of all fish species in Australia. This is the Great Barrier Reef: 2,600km of coral reefs, lagoons, islands, and deep channels – a living fortress that meets the relentless power of the sea head-on, and protects Au...

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?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Rise of the Superstorms 54 min.

Dive into the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. How can scientists better predict these storms, and what does the 2017 season tell us about the likelihood of similar storms in the future?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Forecasting Super Typhoons 50 min.

Meteorologists around the world are concerned that accurate forecasting is becoming more and more difficult. The biggest reason for this is the rapid increase in the temperature of seawater triggered by global warming. This rise in temperature causes the flow of water vapor and winds to change, thereby allowing super typhoons to expand and increase in number. The accumulated data and the experienc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Skyscrapers in Aseismic Danger 50 min.

Skyscrapers are symbols of big cities. But the mega earthquake that hit Kumamoto, Japan, in 2016 proved that even earthquake-resilient high-rise buildings can shake greatly and suffer severe damage. The culprit is the long period seismic pulse, which is lurking in active faults throughout the world. Simulations of this motion showed that tall buildings shook three times more, causing them to tilt....

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Behind the Scenes - The Making of "Big Pacific" 54 min.

Follow the adventures of the filmmakers behind Big Pacific. This ‘Making Of’ special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Killer Floods 54 min.

In Killer Floods NOVA discovers gigantic scars in the landscape that testify to North America’s greatest ever megaflood, which tore across the western states with 60 times the flow of today’s Amazon.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017