Environmental Science

New! The Godfather of Wind's New Floating Revolution—Bloomberg QuickTakes 18 min.

Earth's electricity needs could be met 11 times over if we filled our oceans with wind turbines. The problem is they're too expensive to build in deep water. Could floating technology change that?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Arctic Sinkholes 54 min.

Scientists investigate colossal explosions in Siberia and other evidence that rapidly melting soil in the Arctic is releasing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. What are the implications for our climate future?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Imprecise Climate Terms—Bloomberg QuickTakes 3 min.

Using imprecise climate terms is a big problem. Bloomberg explains how leaving those words up for interpretation has consequences.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Net Zero: Climate Anxiety, Climate Whiplash—Bloomberg QuickTakes 3 min.

In the goal to get to net zero--producing enough energy to offset any energy being consumed--there are two stages: climate anxiety and climate whiplash.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! The Power Behind Electric Vehicles—Bloomberg QuickTakes 3 min.

Electrifying our cars and trucks is essential to tackling climate change. But where will all the power come from?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2021

New! Global Ecosystems 28 min.

By using material filmed by the Pumpkin team around the world, this resource brings ecosystems to life. Examples include the Canadian Tundra, tropical rainforests in the Amazon and Borneo and savannah and desert environments in Sub-Saharan Africa. After exploring the four key characteristics common to all ecosystems, the programme explains how latitude, precipitation, altitude and proximity to the...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2021

New! Impacts of Cities 6 min.

Filmed in the megacity of Mumbai, this clip looks at the impact, both positive and negative, of cities on the environment and people. Examples include better access to employment and services, increased pollution, environmental damage, housing shortages and traffic congestions.

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2021

New! Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves 24 min.

In this series, students will learn how tropical rainforests have adapted to their environment. Students will learn the important role that mangroves play in the environment and how people can sustainably use and manage mangrove and tropical rainforest environments. The series also explores the threats to mangroves and tropical rainforests and inspires conservation.

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2021

New! Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves: Environmental Functions 6 min.

This clip considers the functions or both rainforests and mangroves in the environment. The importance of rainforests as water catchment, climate regulator, green lungs of the earth, carbon store and biodiversity hotspot are all considered. We then look at how mangroves protect coasts from cyclones, waves and floods, clean our water, store carbon and create biodiversity hot spots including importa...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2021

New! Tropical Rainforests and Mangroves: How Are They Used By People? 5 min.

This clip describes and shows how people use rainforests and mangroves. Examples include: as sources of timber, medicines and foods, for oil and mineral extraction, as home to indigenous peoples and as tourist destinations. Filmed in the Amazon and Sundarban mangroves.

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2021