Environment

Fires of Kuwait

Fires of Kuwait

The Kuwaiti oil fires were a result of the scorched earth policy of Iraqi military forces retreating from Kuwait in 1991 after conquering the country; but being driven out by Coalition military forces. (see Gulf War). The resulting fires burned out of control because of the dangers of sending in firefighting crews. Land mines had been placed in areas around the oil wells, and a military cleanin

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Fire

Fire

Professor Iain Stewart continues his epic exploration of how the planet has shaped human history. Iain explores man's relationship with fire. He begins by embarking on an extraordinary encounter with this terrifying force of nature - a walk right through the heart of a raging fire. Fire has long been our main source of energy and Iain shows how this meant that the planet played a crucial role in B

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We Are Traffic

We Are Traffic! chronicles the history and development of the "Critical Mass" bicycle movement-- one of the most spirited and dynamic social/political movements of the apathetic 90's. In over 200 cities in 14 different countries, Critical Mass has now become a monthly ritual of reclaiming the streets by bicycle activists riding en masse. With traffic congestion, pollution, and road rage on

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Modern Marvels – Water

Turn the tap on a surprisingly rich hour exploring the many mysteries of H2O. * For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life. * The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence. * Can new technology coax rain from the skies to help save drought-starved nations? Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODE

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Uranium: Is It a Country?

In Europe nuclear energy is more and more often celebrated as saving the climate. Clearly, nuclear power plants need uranium. The aim is to comprehensively illustrate the opportunities and risks posed by nuclear energy, whilst paying particular attention to uranium mining. Australia has the world’s largest deposits of this resource. We will travel to the “land down under” to exemplify where

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Dirt! The Movie

A look at man's relationship with Dirt. Dirt and humans couldn't be closer. We started our journey together as stardust, swirled by cosmic forces into our galaxy, solar system, and planet. We are made of the same stuff. Four billion years of evolution created dirt as the living source of all life on Earth including humans. Dirt has given us food, shelter, fuel, medicine, ceramics, flowers, cosmeti

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PT2 Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon

Ross Kemp - Battle For The Amazon will look into the socio-economic and environmental pressures facing the Amazon regions of Brazil and Ecuador. The shows will explore the legacy of devastation created by a burgeoning global desire for energy, food and mineral resources. ROSS KEMP comments: "While filming in Nigeria last year, I saw first-hand how much man's greed has cost the environment. By t

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Ross Kemp: Battle for the Amazon

Ross Kemp - Battle For The Amazon will look into the socio-economic and environmental pressures facing the Amazon regions of Brazil and Ecuador. The shows will explore the legacy of devastation created by a burgeoning global desire for energy, food and mineral resources. ROSS KEMP comments: "While filming in Nigeria last year, I saw first-hand how much man's greed has cost the environment. By t

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Al Gore: The Climate Crisis

Appearing at The Guardian Hay Festival, Al Gore talks exclusively to Jonathan Freedland about his crusade to stop the world burning up through global warming. You can watch his other documentary entitled "An Inconvenient Truth" here: http://documentaryheaven.com/an-inconvenient-truth/

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