Earth Science

The Anthropocene: A New Age of Humans—Catalyst 29 min.

Human impacts on the way our planet functions have now become so extreme that many scientists are claiming the Earth has shifted out of the Holocene state and into a new geological epoch. They’re calling it "The Anthropocene", the new age of humans, because millions of years after we are gone, the scar of our existence will be visible in the rocks of tomorrow. In this program, we look at how the l...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Secrets of the Oceans: Climate Control 51 min.

When it comes to regulating global temperatures, forget the Amazon rainforest. It’s the oceans that really deserve the title of 'lungs of the planet'. Their plankton provides us with oxygen. Their currents transport heat from the tropical regions to the poles, acting as an air conditioner. They absorb almost a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted annually. But so much of what they do and exactly...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016

Earth: The Inside Story 57 min.

Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and extreme weather. Has Earth always been this way? Featuring footage of top geologic hot spots on every continent, the film traces the scientifically-based story of the 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, from the core to the crust and up into the atmosphere.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2015

Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 52 min.

Discover the mysteries of the Atlantic ocean in all its moods, from its darkest depths to its coastline and islands, and learn about the people and wildlife whose lives are shaped by its rhythms. The Atlantic is an ocean everyone thinks they know, but what we see from the shore is only a fraction of the story. This beautiful and dramatic series takes viewers on a mind-blowing journey from north to...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

From Heaven to Hell (Tropical)—Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 53 min.

The warm, tropical Atlantic Ocean is home to dolphin, manatees, coral reefs filled with algae, fishermen, and many more species. As the temperature rises in the summer and is cooled by torrential downpours caused by hurricanes, the life cycles of the flora and fauna are affected in their oceanic habitats. This film features the Atlantic spotted dolphins, the lush sanctuary of the mangrove forest,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Life Stream (North)—Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 52 min.

The Atlantic Ocean stretches 10,000 miles, including a 90 kilometer stretch of a warm current called the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream propels the migration of many different animal species, creating unique feeding frenzies for the predatory whales of the Atlantic Ocean. Jellyfish, sea turtles, fish, plankton, and people are also affected by the Gulf Stream that warms Northern Europe and keeps the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Mountains of the Deep (South)—Atlantic: Wildest Ocean On Earth 50 min.

Underwater volcanic forces created the longest mountain range on Earth, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 60 million years ago. In this film, explore the undersea ridges and islands, and the animals that live among them— the crabs of Ascension Island and spinner dolphins of Fernando de Noronha. The strong circumpolar current brings life and sustenance to the creatures of the depths and the skies of the Atla...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Journey to Fire Mountain: Part 1 49 min.

On the island of Tanna, the team get perilously close to the bubbling lava at the heart of Yasur to retrieve lava bombs that contain vital data. En route to the volcano, they discover why Kapia pigs are so revered on the island, how a cyclone caused a three-kilometre-wide lake to disappear in just a couple of hours, and why the volcanic soil found here results in such lush vegetation.A BBC Product...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Journey to Fire Mountain: Part 2 49 min.

Marum, situated on the remote island of Ambrym, is home to one of just five lava lakes on the planet. A local legend points the team in the direction of a volcanic vent on the coast releasing potentially deadly gases, before they abseil right into the volcanic crater to take samples that could be key to the islanders’ safety.A BBC Production

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2015

Avalanches: Fierce Earth (Series 2) 29 min.

Featuring footage from the BBC and other natural history archives, the Fierce Earth series showcases the power of nature's fury. This episode focuses on avalanches. Viewers learn about avalanche indicators, survival, and prevention. A BBC Production.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2014