Environmental Science


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

Texting Could Reduce Suicides 55 min.

Retro Report on PBS examines how texting could reduce suicides, surrogate parenthood, the legacy of lead-based paint, and climate help from the Cold War. Andy Borowitz links a river that used to catch on fire to fracking today.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Chernobyl 300 min.

On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and as far as Scandinavia and western Europe. Chernobyl is a gripping five-part miniseries that tells the powerful and visceral story of the worst man-made accident in history, following the tragedy from the moment of the early...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 1: 1:23:45 59 min.

April 26, 1986, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. An early-morning explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant sends workers scrambling to assess the damage. When reports reach the control room that the reactor's core is "gone," deputy chief engineer Anatoly Dyatlov, insisting that's impossible, sends men to the core itself to investigate. Meanwhile, Vasily, a fireman in the nearby town of P...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 2: Please Remain Calm 65 min.

Seven hours after the Chernobyl explosion, Ulana Khomyuk, a nuclear physicist in Minsk, is awakened in her office by a radiation alarm and grows increasingly worried when her phone call to Chernobyl goes unanswered. Lyudmilla arrives at the Pripyat hospital looking for Vasily, whom she learns is being helicoptered to Moscow. At a Central Committee meeting with General Secretary Gorbachev, Legasov...

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Episode 3: Open Wide, O Earth 62 min.

April 30, 1986. After bribing her way into Hospital Number 6 in Moscow, Lyudmilla flouts a nurse's warnings about limiting her contact with Vasily. With the reactor fire finally contained, Legasov warns Shcherbina that a plant meltdown could contaminate drinking water for 50 million people. Determined to uncover the cause of the explosion, Khomyuk goes to the hospital to interview the men who were...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 4: The Happiness of All Mankind 66 min.

As mandatory evacuations in the exclusion zone begin, Shcherbina and Legasov bring in General Tarakanov for advice on the use of remote-controlled lunar rovers to remove debris too radioactive for human contact. A young draftee, Pavel, arrives at a military camp, where he's shown the ropes by Bacho, an Afghan war vet. Khomyuk faces government-censor hurdles as she tries to obtain documents related...

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Episode 5: Vichnaya Pamyat 72 min.

After being congratulated by the KGB for publicly affirming that the Chernobyl explosion was caused by “operator error,” Legasov weighs the price of telling the truth at the upcoming criminal trial of Dyatlov, Bryukhanov and Fomin. As proceedings begin in Chernobyl City, Shcherbina, Legasov and Khomyuk lay out the scientific and human explanations as to what went wrong on the night of April 26, ev...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Desertification: Causes, Impacts and Management 26 min.

Yahya's nomadic family has been forced off their land on the fringes of the Sahara, because of desertification. Through his story, this title considers the impacts of desertification and its causes, including: climate change, population pressure, over abstraction of water, overgrazing and salinisation. It then considers a range of responses including tree planting, the use of appropriate technolog...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019