Environmental Science

New! Weathering the Future 54 min.

As extreme weather in the U.S. impacts more people--with longer heat waves, more intense rainstorms, megafires and droughts--discover how Americans are fighting back by marshaling ancient wisdom and innovating new solutions.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2023

Brink of Extinction 6 min.

Roughly 1 million species of wildlife face extinction worldwide, according to a recent United Nations report. Ecologist and author Rebecca Nesbit joins Geoff Bennett to discuss the ethics and decision-making process behind figuring out which species to save.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Ocean Invaders 54 min.

Lionfish, long prized in home aquariums, have invaded the Atlantic, and are now one of the ocean’s most successful invasive species, wreaking havoc in waters across the globe. Join ocean explorer Danni Washington on a journey to find out how they took over, why they’re doing so much damage, and what can be done about it. And look into the impacts of invasive species in a globalized world.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Chad Climate Change: Creation of Refugees 9 min.

The climate crisis is now a reality worldwide, but it's nowhere more apparent than the parched landscapes of northern Africa. Thousands are on the move looking for water to grow crops and graze livestock. Special correspondent Willem Marx looks at just how dire this crisis has become in this NewsHour clip.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Rewild 60 min.

Temperatures are rising and biodiversity collapsing at an unprecedented rate in the history of mankind. Almost 60% of wild animals have disappeared in the last 40 years. And the reason is always the same: the presence of man. Man whose activities emit greenhouse gases. Man who destroys living things and all animal species through deforestation, intensive agriculture, mining, and fossil extraction....

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Norway: Climate Champions or Hypocrites? 26 min.

Can Norway ever become the world's first carbon net zero country or is their goal just greenwash? Let your students decide with this resource designed to encourage critical thinking. Norway's location and topography enables it to generate vast quantities of carbon free hydroelectric power. They also lead the world in caron capture and storage. But can the world's thid biggest exporter of natural g...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2022

Trees in Trouble 6 min.

This NewsHour production discusses a new report that warns that at least one in nine tree species in the U.S. are at risk of extinction. Trees face a host of threats including invasive species, deadly disease, and climate change. The data comes as part of the most comprehensive threat assessment ever collected on U.S. forests.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

Can Humans Adapt to Climate Change?: A Debate 77 min.

Rising temperatures, melting glaciers, massive floods—the dangers of climate change are "no longer over the horizon" and humanity may soon pass the "point of no return." These are the phrases that Secretary-General António Guterres of the United Nations used in a 2019 speech to describe what he called an "utterly inadequate" international response to global warming. Despite the calls of scientists...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee 57 min.

This Emmy-award winning program documents a team's 1,000-mile, 100-day journey hiking and kayaking their way from the southern tip of the Florida Everglades to Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp; it highlights the importance of preserving a corridor for animals and explores the natural lands, waters, and ranches that connect and protect these threatened wildlife pathways.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

Southwest Florida's Mangrove Coast 56 min.

Narrated by Dale Mason, this program displays the nature and beauty of southwest Florida, delving into the scientific work being done at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on mangroves, pythons, sea turtles, and other species.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022