Environmental Science


New! Burning Ojai 40 min.

This short, personal documentary follows one family and the residents of Ventura County, CA through a journey of devastation, repair, and survival after one of the largest wildfires in state history destroys their beloved community. On December 4, 2017, as the Santa Ana winds whipped through Ventura County at dangerously high speeds, the Thomas Fire broke out and ravaged nearly 282,000 acres of la...

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Plastic Wars 54 min.

Did the plastic industry use recycling to sell more plastic? With the industry expanding like never before and the crisis of ocean pollution growing, FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the fight over the future of plastics.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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