Environmental Science

New! 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

New! Crisis 55 min.

What is it like to live in a world without access to water? Investigate global changes in giant storms and floods across America, the over-use of aquifers around the world, the “mining” of underground water for profit, New York City’s plan to use nature for water treatment, and how an appreciation for the value of water can profoundly affect our understanding of this precious resource.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! H2O: The Molecule That Made Us 165 min.

Earth is alive because of liquid water and the human story is intimately connected to our relationship with it. But the growth of our civilizations has created a dangerous dependence on a precious resource that may be about to run out.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Polar Extremes 113 min.

Renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson takes us on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet. Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places-beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods and hippo-like mammals in the Arctic-NOVA uncovers the bizarre history of the poles, from miles-thick ice sheets to warm polar forests teeming with life.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Pulse 55 min.

There’s an inseparable bond between water and life–a few raindrops can cause deserts to bloom, water travels through trees in the Amazon to create giant rivers in the air, and migrating animals follow water around the planet. But the world is changing; drought-chasing scientists examine what happens when the pulse falters, showing how the flow of water is driven by its relationship with life.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! It’s Time to Expand Nuclear Power: A Debate 103 min.

Nuclear power produces approximately 10 percent of the world's energy supply but has for decades sparked controversy among scientists, citizens, and politicians. Supporters of nuclear power argue that it is environmentally safe and an effective means of reducing greenhouse gases and combating climate change. Wind and solar power have a role to play, they contend, but are not sufficient to meet the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Fire in Paradise 54 min.

Who's to blame for the devastating Camp Fire, and why was it so catastrophic? With accounts from survivors and first responders, this is the inside story of the most destructive fire in California history, its causes and the impact of climate change.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! The Serengeti Rules 85 min.

In the 1960s, a small band of scientists headed into the wilderness, curious about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth, they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life. Now these unsung heroes share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Flint's Deadly Water 54 min.

Investigators exposethe deadly toll from the Flint water crisis. A two-year Frontline investigation uncovers the roots and extent of a deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak during the water crisis, and how officials failed to stop it.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

President Trump Takes on the Press 54 min.

President Trump is taking on the press with a time-tested strategy. Explore the origins of the latest measles outbreak, pro sports free agency, and the consequences of a law meant to save wild horses. Andy Borowitz celebrates the no-apology apology.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019