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1.

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

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"Mother, the film, breaks a 40-year taboo by bringing to light an issue that silently fuels our largest environmental, humanitarian and social crises - population growth. Since the 1960s the world population has nearly doubled, adding more than 3 billion people. At the same time, talking about population has become politically incorrect because of the sensitivity of the issues surrounding the topic- religion, economics, family planning, and gender inequality. The film illustrates both the over consumption and the inequity side of the population issue by following Beth, a mother, a child-rights activist, and the last sibling of a large American family of twelve, as she discovers the thorny complexities of the population dilemma and highlights a different path to solve it" -- IMDb website.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Glacial Balance

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Glacial balance is a journey along the spine of the Andes mountain range, from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know the individuals and lives of those who are affected by the dwindling tropical glacier reserve, the canaries in the mine regarding climate change. Along the way, we are accompanied by scientists who give us a perspective on what is happening in the natural world and what we can expect. And from that, we learn of the chain reaction effect that these disappearing glaciers are having on us and the rest of the world.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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An Inconvenient Truth

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Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
DVD
2006
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Defendant 5

Young Australian filmmaker Heidi Lee Douglas goes to Tasmania to make a documentary about the destruction of the island’s ancient forests. As anti-logging protests escalate, logging giant Gunns Ltd. reacts to public pressure by suing Heidi and 19 others for $6.4 million for allegedly conspiring to destroy the company’s business. When Heidi discovers Gunns wants to use her footage as evidence to support its claims, she faces a crisis of conscience. Heidi’s response is to turn the camera on herself to document her personal struggle as she goes into battle against a corporation out of control.
Online
2017; 2014
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Extinction in Progress

The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is still struggling to get on its feet from the disastrous 2010 earthquake. But the real problem Haiti faces in the near future is the complete degradation of its natural resources. Today, forests cover less than two percent of its territory and scientists predict a mass extinction of Haiti’s biodiversity. Over a three-year period, a team of scientists and naturalists travel to the most remote locations in Haiti to investigate the current state of its biodiversity. Surprisingly, they discover almost 50 new species and rediscover species thought to be lost, including one of the most endangered mammals, the Hispaniolan solenodon.
Online
2017; 2013
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The Edge of the Wild

The Edge of the Wild is a documentary about a 30-year land-use battle over privately owned property that is also home to endangered butterflies. The film takes place on San Bruno Mountain, a remarkably intact wilderness that is completely surrounded by urbanization and is just one mile south of San Francisco. The film follows resident Michele Salmon as she fights to uphold the Endangered Species Act and reverse a national policy that allows landowners to destroy endangered Mission Blue butterfly habitat before they are gone forever. In return for a “take permit” issued by government stakeholders, landowners agree to pursue specific management protections for endangered and threatened species. This amendment to the Endangered Species Act was especially crafted for San Bruno Mountain a [...]
Online
2017; 2015
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Counting on Birds: Tales of Migration—Plight of the Grassland Birds

Journey to the North American fields and meadows that are home to grassland birds. Host Willem Lange talks to those in the United States, Canada, and Mexico who are concerned about the birds' decline, and are trying to reverse this trend.
Online
2017; 2015
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Coral Bleaching—Catalyst

Coral reefs have been on this planet for millions of years, but if climate trends continue this century could be their last. In a warming world, reefs and all the marine life they support are on the frontline. A change of just a few degrees can be the difference between life and death. This summer, large parts of the Great Barrier Reef saw the hottest sea temperatures and the most severe coral bleaching ever recorded. Before the next impact hits, scientists are racing against time to understand the demise of reefs and the prospects for their recovery. In this confronting special, Catalyst explores the lethal threat of bleaching to the Great Barrier Reef, and the challenges we all face to protect this global treasure.
Online
2017; 2016
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Counting on Birds: Tales of Migration—Saving Songbirds

The population of many migratory songbirds is on the decline, but many dedicated people are trying to save them, including researchers who employ creative means to assess the health of bird populations, and school children in Vermont who are trying to help re-forest the mountains of Costa Rica, and Costa Rican coffee farmers practicing bird-friendly methods of cultivation and processing.
Online
2017; 2011
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Tulare: The Phantom Lake

Tulare Lake in California’s Central Valley was once the largest lake west of the Mississippi. By the year 1910, the lake had been completely dried by water diversion and land reclamation, along with the dislocation of the Valley’s indigenous people. Today the region maintains the most productive agricultural land in the world – and in the same locale, the most impoverished Congressional district. Today a visionary land owner has begun adjusting to climate change by advocating partial restoration of what was once Tulare Lake. Along with his new ideas, a successful and impressive lake and marsh restoration project is already underway.
Online
2017; 2014
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Bluebird Man

Bluebird Man tells the story of 93-year-old Alfred Larson, a self-taught conservationist who has committed the last 35 years of his life to saving Idaho’s bluebirds. In the late 1970s, Al was inspired to join a growing movement of citizen scientists who over the past three decades have helped reverse bluebird declines by setting up networks of nestboxes specifically designed to provide nesting habitat for this emblematic bird.
Online
2017; 2014
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Sustainable Settlement Issues

Large urban cities consume large amounts of resources and create vast amounts of waste that needs to be dealt with. For decades little or no concern was paid to this vital issue, but now there is a much greater emphasis being paid to urban sustainability. What is sustainability though and how can cities become more sustainable given that they are already thriving centres? This program examines ways in which policy makers and business introduce strategies that make a city run more efficiently, use less non-renewable resources and reduce their carbon footprint.
Online
2017; 2010
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Written on Water

Written on Water focuses on the Ogallala Aquifer and examines the conflicts, politics, economics and groundwater depletion in the High Plains region. Farmers and communities survive on the precious waters of the aquifer, yet it is being depleted at alarming rates. Since the 1960s, advances in irrigation technology have allowed farmers to transform the "Great American Desert" into their own fertile agricultural oasis. The Ogallala supports over one-fifth of the grain, beef and cotton of the U.S. agricultural economy and over 80 percent of the drinking water for people living in the High Plains. But the Rocky Mountain waters that have fed the Ogallala Aquifer are not being replenished, so essentially the aquifer is being mined.
Online
2017; 2015
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Surviving Earth

Surviving Earth is an independent Australian documentary featuring insight from Professor Tim Flannery, Ian Dunlop, Professor Paul Ehrlich, permaculturalist David Holmgren, Aboriginal elder Uncle Bob Randall, Professor Ian Lowe, Major-General Michael Jeffery (retired), and Bindi Irwin. Topics include resource depletion, climate change adaptation/mitigation and overpopulation.
Online
2017; 2014
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Gambling on Extinction

Gambling on Extinction is a powerful documentary about greed and a merciless battle over a limited resource: wild elephants and rhinos. There is a war against nature raging in the savannahs and jungles of Africa and Asia. The illegal trade in wildlife is estimated to generate $20 billion per year. Wildlife crime is a highly organized business, luring unscrupulous investors and warlords. We are facing the greatest mass extinction since the era of the dinosaurs and as numbers go down, the prices go up, making it a perverse futures market in extinction.
Online
2017; 2014
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Special Edition: Global Warning

On this edition of Nightline Matt Guttman will examine environmental issues including unusual phenomena caused by global warming.
Online
2017
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Jane’s Journey

It would be hard to name anyone who has had more of an impact in the realm of animal research and wildlife conservation than Jane Goodall, whose 45-year study of wild chimpanzees in Africa is legendary. In Jane's Journey, we travel with her across several continents, from her childhood home in England to the Gombe National Park in Tanzania, where she began her groundbreaking research and where she still returns every year to enjoy the company of the chimpanzees that made her famous. Featuring a wide range of interviews and spectacular footage from her own private collection (including her years in Gombe), Jane's Journey is an inspiring portrait of the private person behind the world-famous icon. With Jane Goodall, Pierce Brosnan, Kofi Annan, Angelina Jolie & more.
Online
2017; 2011
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Great White Lies

Focusing on the Western Australian government’s decision in January of 2014 to hunt and kill the white shark, a protected species in Australia, filmmaker Skyler Thomas visits Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand to learn more about the shark culling practices in each of those locations. Interviewing scientists, politicians, surfers, and activists, Great White Lies thoroughly examines the history of shark culling and ultimately asks the question, “Is this really about human safety or is something else taking place here?” When science, statistics, and history all tell us that shark-culling is a flawed and ineffective strategy in managing human and shark interactions, we are then forced to ask the next logical question: if it doesn’t work, why is it still happening? The apparent ans [...]
Online
2017; 2015
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Restoring Paradise: An American Story—Episode 3

After centuries of intense exploitation, the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the islands had been devastated. To bring back the paradise once lost, a massive restoration plan was designed. But it is subject to many controversies.
Online
2017
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New Arrivals

New Zealand was one of the last land masses to be found and settled by people. Lush and fertile, almost everything brought here flourishes, often with surprising consequences. Told through the experiences of its native species—in particular, a charismatic and peculiar giant, flightless parrot— this is the moving story of the changing fortunes of New Zealand's wildlife since humans first arrived.
Online
2017; 2016