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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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Regreening the Desert [electronic resource]: One Man's Global Mission

For more than 15 years, cameraman and ecologist John D. Liu has conducted a worldwide, one-man mission: inspire the global community to reclaim deserts and restore biodiversity. It all started in 1995 when Liu began filming on the Loess Plateau in China. He watched as the local population worked to transform an area nearly the same size as the Netherlands from a dry, exhausted wasteland into a massive green oasis. Since that time Liu has traveled all over the world to convince and inspire government leaders, policy-makers, farmers, and others with his films and his knowledge. This program accompanies Liu on his mission in Jordan, where the royal family has invited him to help stop their country's desertification. Scenes focusing on similar issues in Africa provide additional understa [...]
Online
2012
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Dry Leaves Reveal Past Climate Conditions [electronic resource]

Leaves are a window into local climate. Accurate measurements better reconstruct ecosystem environments.
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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Inside the World's Largest Artificial Watershed [electronic resource]

Water, microbes, soil and plants interact in a setting realistic enough to improve global climate models for years to come.
Online
2013
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Mosquitoes Need Sugar, Not Blood, to Survive [electronic resource]

Sweet-tooth tactics could keep pests at bay.
Online
2013
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Parks Monitor Noise to Protect Nature, Environment [electronic resource]

Performing acoustical measurements of artificial noise helps safeguard wildlife.
Online
2012
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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
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The Weather Makers [electronic resource]: Can We Control the Climate?

It's currently common practice to influence local weather systems in more than 30 countries. Techniques are used to generate rainfall or sunshine, or to prevent dangerous hailstorms. But not enough research has been conducted into the consequences of such intervention in the climate. Despite the potential risks, weather manipulation is occurring with greater frequency throughout the world.
Online
2011
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Three Dangerous Tornado Myths [electronic resource]: Debunked

Separating tornado facts from tornado fiction to keep you safe.
Online
2013
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Variety Is Key for Longest-Living Trees [electronic resource]

Genetic cloning of nursery-stock trees and plants is convenient, but risky.
Online
2013
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What Is a Jet Stream? [electronic resource]

Meteorologists explain a jet stream's major effect on the weather and flights.
Online
2012
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White Roofs Combat Warming Effect in Cities [electronic resource]

Roof color affects temperature in urbanized areas.
Online
2013
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Swinomish Tribe Works to Adapt to Shrinking Salmon Supply [electronic resource]

In the Pacific Northwest, Washington salmon depend on cold water from glacial lakes to survive. But as temperatures increase and glaciers shrink, salmon populations are declining, threatening the way of life for the Swinomish Indians, also known as the "salmon people." In collaboration with KCTS-9's Earthfix Project, NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan reports. Origina?
Online
2012
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Native American Communities and Climate Change [electronic resource]

Native Americans from Maine to Washington state convened for a conference at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Their mission: to discuss the effects of climate change on tribal communities. NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan reports. Origina?
Online
2012
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El Niño and Its Impact on the World [electronic resource]

Forecasters and scientists are predicting an El Niño year. Antonio Neves reports on the climate patterns and chain of events that occur around the world.
Online
2009
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Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Spill [electronic resource]

In 2010, a methane gas explosion on the oil rig at Deepwater Horizon lead to the largest oil spill on record. Reporter Antonio Neves reports on the continuing impact felt along the Gulf Coast.
Online
2010
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MyPlate [electronic resource]: Understanding the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans

When the USDA replaced MyPyramid with MyPlate, the goal was to simplify dietary recommendations by providing at-a-glance guidelines without having to weigh and measure at every meal. This program explores the key concepts of MyPlate and how it correlates to the more detailed Dietary Guidelines for Americans, including portion sizes, proportions, food group choices, and caloric balance. The video explains why it's a good idea to fill half your plate with produce, and even breaks down which vegetables edge out others in terms of fiber and nutrients. Stressing the impact of poor eating habits on health, it discusses fat and salt intake, high-fructose corn syrup and other sugars, and whole versus refined and enriched grains - and suggests seafood and other protein choices beyond just mea [...]
Online
2011