Environmental Science


New! The Coal War 27 min.

While Australia ponders opening new coal fields, Germany has declared the industry must end. The country's last black coal mines were closed in 2018 and now the government has decided to phase out all brown coal mines and coal-fired power plants.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Saving the Amazon 45 min.

This program takes you on an epic journey to the frontlines of the fight to preserve the world's largest tropical rainforest.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

Cities 50 min.

Cities shape our relationship with the natural and built environment and consume 40% of U.S. energy. CITIES traces the journey across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America to show us the energy that gave us modern cities.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Food 55 min.

How do we harness energy to feed our growing population without the downsides of industrialization? FOOD traces a centuries-long journey across Europe, Asia, and the United States to show us the energy it takes to bring us our food.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Power Trip: The Story of Energy 360 min.

Power Trip: The Story of Energy is a six-part documentary series which uncovers the hidden energy that is embedded in our modern way of life, revealed as the underlying force behind WATER, FOOD, WEALTH, CITIES, TRANSPORTATION, and WAR.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Transportation 55 min.

Machines help us travel over land and across the sky but require an enormous amount of energy. TRANSPORTATION traces a centuries-long journey across the world to show us the energy that brings us modern transportation.

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War 55 min.

Energy can be both the cause and the instrument of modern war, leading to either peace or instability and conflict. WAR traces a centuries-long journey across the world to show us how energy changed the way we fight wars.

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Water 55 min.

The story of energy begins with water. How can we make energy and water less energy-intensive? WATER traces a centuries-long journey across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the United States to show the history of energy and water.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Wealth 56 min.

Before modern energy, wealth was tied to land ownership. Today, wealth is tied to energy and who controls it. WEALTH traces a centuries-long journey across the world to show us the energy that gives us wealth.

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Civilizations 55 min.

Examine a new theory that puts water at the center of how humans first stood upright, investigate how the birth of civilizations are dictated by their relationship to great rivers, learn how today’s “virtual water” has hidden the consequences of excess water use, find out if we can guarantee our water supplies in the future, and more.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020