Environmental Science


New! 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

New! 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

New! 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

New! 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.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! 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.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! 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

New! 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.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

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

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

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