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Healthy Buildings and Materials

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A special series of videoconferences on environmentally responsible architecture.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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The Secret World [electronic resource]

The Tara Oceans research team came together to better understand the marine world, arguably the most important ecosystem on Earth. This program lays the groundwork for their three-year expedition, introducing the personnel, their on-board lab, and their mission-to learn more about plankton, and to gain insight into the health of the planet as a result. Viewers travel with the crew as they sail the western Mediterranean searching for plankton colonies and observing microscopic interactions between phytoplankton and zooplankton. The team also maps out a plan to draw up a complete planktonic inventory.
Online
2010
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Man and the Oceans [electronic resource]

With no obvious predators to curb the population, humans are experiencing a growth in numbers that stands outside the laws of nature. What role does man play in the decreasing biodiversity of the earth, and of marine life in particular? In this program, the Tara Oceans researchers go to the Indian Ocean to investigate human influence on the health of the seas. Around the Austral Islands, the team finds copepods are being attacked by viruses, leading to speculation about the role of viruses in a balanced ecology. Sailing on, they encounter former fishing zones overrun by jellyfish and areas of damaged coral-troubling signs of rising oceanic temperatures.
Online
2010
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Deserts [electronic resource]: Global Environments

Global warming is bad news - unless, of course, you're accustomed to life in the desert. Arid environments, which already cover one third of the Earth's land mass, are growing at an alarming rate, which means that they could conceivably become the new normal. In the next few decades, up to 35 percent of the world's terrain faces desertification with the lives and livelihoods of millions, if not billions, in jeopardy. Examining the dramatic changes in store for our planet, this program looks at what the global community should be doing to prepare, what actions are currently being taken, and how cultures which have thrived for centuries in extremely dry locations are passing on a range of skills and traditions designed to help cope with the "arid" life. Can this undervalued knowledge e [...]
Online
2007
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: James Hansen - Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change

Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change in this TEDTalk. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Vicki Arroyo - Let's Prepare for Our New Climate

As environmental policy influencer Vicki Arroyo says, it's time to prepare our homes and cities for our changing climate, with its increased risk of flooding, drought, and meteorological uncertainty. She illustrates this inspiring TEDTalk with bold projects from cities all over the world - local examples of thinking ahead.
Online
2012
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What Is Science Doing to Tackle Air Pollution? [electronic resource]

In this episode, viewers go behind the scenes to investigate what science is doing to tackle air pollution in New Zealand and the effects airborne contaminants are having on people's health. The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research uncovers the main pollutants - the "dirty 5" - and concludes that the main offenders are vehicle emissions and wood fires. Host John Watt then heads out into the field to see what happens when science meets up with urban transport systems by conducting a series of field tests to monitor varied pollution exposures on a particular route traveling by bike, bus, train, and even inside a baby stroller.
Online
2011
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Greenland Goes Green [electronic resource]: Ice Sheet Melted in Four Days

On July 8, 2012, NASA satellite imagery showed about 40 percent of Greenland's top ice layer intact. By July 12, only four days later, 97 percent of the ice had melted. NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner asks NASA's Thomas Wagner for scientific explanation of the massive thaw.
Online
2012
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How Is Science Investigating Humankind's Impact on the Atmosphere? [electronic resource]

This episode uncovers the impact that humankind and industrialization are having on the air we breathe. Maintaining safe levels of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere is an incredibly complex issue-influenced, as it is, by factors that come from the depths of the ocean, the stratospheric heights of the ozone layer, and everywhere in between. The solution, too, will be complex, of course, but it's heartening to know that scientists in New Zealand are at the forefront of endeavoring to discover it.
Online
2011
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Acid Threatens Ocean Life [electronic resource]

The effects of greenhouse gases on the atmosphere and temperatures are well documented. Their effects on the oceans and marine life continue to be discovered. This ABC News report looks at the acidification of the oceans and how carbonic acid is reducing the shellfish population. A hatchery in Oregon finds oysters unable to grow shells due to the acid levels of the Pacific Ocean.
Online
2010
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Jonathan Foley - the Other Inconvenient Truth

A skyrocketing demand for food means that agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental destruction. In this TEDTalk, Jonathan Foley shows why we desperately need to begin terraculture: farming for the whole planet.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Amory Lovins - a 40-Year Plan for Energy

In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy innovator Amory Lovins shows how to get the U.S. off oil and coal by 2050
Online
2012
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Cleaner Coal = Cleaner Environment [electronic resource]

Chemical engineers find a way to make coal more environmentally friendly.
Online
2013
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Future Forecast [electronic resource]: More Severe Thunderstorms

Climate models show increase in severe thunderstorms over the next century.
Online
2013
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Living Roofs Reduce Stormwater Runoff [electronic resource]

Green roofs lower energy costs and protect the environment.
Online
2013
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Pine-Tree Gases, Human Emissions Combine to Worsen Air Pollution [electronic resource]

Unhealthy chemistry between tree gases and human sources can make air more harmful to breathe.
Online
2012
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Shattered Ground [electronic resource]

Hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" is a new technology that has opened up immense resources of natural gas buried in deep shale beds. Some see it as the answer to the energy crisis and a chance at energy independence. But fracking is an incredibly divisive issue ripping apart communities. The backlash is unprecedented, with states and countries adopting fracking bans. Is fracking bad? Or is it truly an unexpected gift of energy and jobs? This film looks past the rhetoric and emotional arguments to find the real issues involved, the opportunity, and the potential health and environmental issues.
Online
2013
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The Climate Change Denial Industry [electronic resource]: James Hoggan

This episode of The Green Interview features James Hoggan, the author of Climate Cover-Up: The Crusade to Deny Global Warming . He explains how oil and gas companies and their PR firms manufactured the false debate on climate change. Hoggan, who works in the public relations industry himself, explains how public relations techniques allow businesses to use psychology to shape public opinion. Hoggan discusses the climate change deniers, the use of industry-sponsored propaganda and how ethical business should be conducted.
Online
2011
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The Ocean in Peril [electronic resource]: Alanna Mitchell

This episode of The Green Interview features Alanna Mitchell, an award-winning Canadian author, journalist and speaker on environmental science, conservation and sustainability. After nearly two decades as an investigative journalist, Mitchell perfected her gift for decoding the complicated language of science and translating it into the emotional narrative of everyday life. Her latest book, "Sea Sick: The Hidden Crisis in the Global Ocean," interweaves scientific concepts with firsthand accounts and fieldwork stories to examine the ecological crisis facing the world's oceans-and how we're altering temperature, salinity, acidity, ice cover, and the very life within them.
Online
2011