Science & Medicine
[LESS INFO] 2034 VIEWS | ADDED 16:45:28 11/05/10
Based at archaeological sites across Belize, CEIBA tells the story of wildlife in the Maya creation myth, at the center of which is the Ceiba tree - the bridge between the heavens, earth and the underworld.
[LESS INFO] 545 VIEWS | ADDED 22:15:59 10/08/10
Feeding the problem explores the historical and ecological impacts of the century-old artificial feeding program for elk in Western Wyoming. What began in 1912 as a gracious effort to save the Jackson Hole elk herd from harsh winters, shrinking habitat, and dwindling forage, has morphed into the largest wildlife feeding program in the United States. This biological experiment has created a petri dish for wildlife disease and is now one of the most contentious, fiercely debated issues in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
[LESS INFO] 707 VIEWS | ADDED 02:30:34 09/18/10
Energy's Future tells the story of Joules, a high school junior faced with the pressing decision about what to do after graduation. Joule's daily routine of work, classes, and friends leaves her little time to figure out what she ultimately wants for her life after high school. The lives of three college students working in different science fields intercut Joule's story. These college students aren't just reading textbooks. They are doing cutting edge research aimed at solving one of the biggest problems facing our world, the need to find renewable energy. Through interweaving stories, Energy's Future paints a picture of the transition of science and people, from students being taught in the high school classroom to students solving real world problems in the college lab. ;
[LESS INFO] 584 VIEWS | ADDED 21:46:33 08/16/10
Proposed mountaintop removal mining in southeastern British Columbia, Canada is threatening one of America’s most endangered rivers and North America’s wildest remaining valley — The Flathead. Flathead Wild follows the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) as they descend on the Flathead River Valley, along with local conservation groups, to take breathtaking and iconic images of the threatened ecosystem. These images then act as tools for the Flathead coalition to help tip the scales in favor of protection and conservation.
[LESS INFO] 397 VIEWS | ADDED 03:14:51 07/23/10
A WINNING SCENARIO is a short film about the agricultural implications of climate change in Kenya. Despite the adverse effects of global warming in Kenya, local communities are adapting farming practices for improved crop production. Soil health is critical in a changing climate and this film explores the importance of protecting Kenyan soil for future generations.
[LESS INFO] 519 VIEWS | ADDED 19:36:49 06/24/10
Beavers are some of the great engineers of the wild kingdom. In Arizona, these toothy critters are hard at work along the Verde River, helping to restore this fragile river system to good health. They are creating dams and lodges that improve the habitat for otters, native fish and other species. People benefit as well because a healthy river system means good drinking water for the growing communities downstream.
[LESS INFO] 375 VIEWS | ADDED 18:43:54 06/10/10
TERRA is pleased to bring you this special screening of Montana FARE. Most of our audience doesn't know that TERRA is also a popular science and nature TV series on MontanaPBS and this series was recently awarded a College Emmy for the broadcast of Jaime Jelenchick's Montana FARE and the corresponding interview produced by Danny Schmidt and Andy Adkins. We are proud of the crew that made this possible and thankful to MontanaPBS and the Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program at Montana State University that encourages and supports such amazing (and award winning!) student work.
[LESS INFO] 384 VIEWS | ADDED 23:42:35 05/26/10
In light of the recent catastrophe in the Gulf Coast region, it seems appropriate to re-visit the previous disaster of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. This film, produced by NOAA, takes a look at the past 20 years of recovery and persisting environmental effects in Prince William Sound. What does this film tell us about the consequences of the present BP oil drilling disaster in the Gulf Coast region and what can we learn from it?
[LESS INFO] 432 VIEWS | ADDED 20:14:50 04/07/10
'Return To The Wild: A Modern Tale of Wolf & Man' takes a fair and open-minded look at the re-introduction of the gray wolf to the Northern Rockies, the friction it has caused, and the passionate debate it has stirred. The goal of the documentary is to address the issue of how man and predator can co-exist, in the hope of finding a balanced solution that addresses the needs of the ranchers, wildlife supporters, hunters, and most importantly, the wolves themselves.
[LESS INFO] 327 VIEWS | ADDED 05:23:12 03/22/10
Source to Sea
[LESS INFO] 692 VIEWS | ADDED 19:06:46 03/05/10
Join Chris Swain for a thirteen-hundred mile swim down one of Americas greatest and most troubled rivers.
[LESS INFO] 1218 VIEWS | ADDED 18:28:16 01/05/10
In this program produced by Sharon Pieczenik, Erik Patel, a PhD Candidate at Cornell University, discusses his efforts to save silky sifaka lemurs in Madagascar. Ninety-eight percent of Madagascar's mammals, including the rare silky sifaka lemurs, exist nowhere else on Earth. Because of their white fur, and their amazing ability to fly through the forest, silky sifaka lemurs are called ˜angels of the forest".
[LESS INFO] 1498 VIEWS | ADDED 18:24:49 12/07/09
Amphibians are indicator species. Because of their sensitive permeable skin, scientists use amphibians to gauge the overall health of the worldwide ecosystem that we all share. So with nearly half of the world's amphibian populations in decline, we're all potentially in big trouble. But there are simple things you can start doing today to help.
[LESS INFO] 459 VIEWS | ADDED 19:55:05 12/04/09
In this program produced by Sharon Pieczenik, Erik Patel, a PhD Candidate at Cornell University, discusses his efforts to save silky sifaka lemurs in Madagascar. Ninety-eight percent of Madagascar’s mammals, including the rare silky sifaka lemurs, exist nowhere else on Earth. Because of their white fur, and their amazing ability to fly through the forest, silky sifaka lemurs are called ‘angels of the forest.’ But silkies are one of the world’s top 25 most endangered primates. If silky sifaka lemurs were to disappear from Madagascar, then they would disappear from our world. International scientists and local Malagasy conservationists are fighting for the survival of this exceptional species and its irreplaceable habitat.