Earth 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

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

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

Killer Hurricanes 53 min.

Killer Hurricanes examines an 18th-century, Caribbean superstorm that killed 22,000, the highest known death toll of any single weather event. To reconstruct its epic scale and investigate what made it so devastating, NOVA joins historians and storm sleuths as theyreconstruct the event usingeyewitness accounts, old ruins, and computer simulations.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

NOVA: Killer Volcanoes 54 min.

NOVA's expert team looks for the signature of a volcanic eruption big enough to have blasted a huge cloud of ash and sulfuric acid into the atmosphere. Killer Volcanoes spotlights the search for the mystery volcano that plunged the globe into a deep freeze and inflicted famine on medieval Europe.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Passionate 54 min.

In the Pacific, the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations. There are forest penguins with a tenuous marriage, the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and the tale of male pregnancy.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

Voracious 54 min.

There is plenty of food in the Pacific Ocean, but it is the challenge of finding that food that drives all life in the Pacific. In the voracious Pacific we meet a destructive army of mouths, a killer with a hundred mouths and the biggest mouth in the ocean.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017