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Rebels With a Cause: How a Battle Over Land Changed the Landscape Forever

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"Narrated by Frances McDormand, Rebels With a Cause spotlights the schemers and dreamers who fought to keep developers from taking over the breathtaking landscape of the northern California coast. Rebels describes in fascinating detail how they protected agriculture and wildlife, established public parks next toi a densely populated urban center, and shaped the environmental movement as we know it today."--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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E².: Season Two Design

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Six 30-minute chapters featuring the designers and drivers of change in the world of sustainable architecture. Each episode explores the potential of the built environment to help reverse our global climate crisis.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Flow: For Love of Water

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Investigates the growing privatization of the world's dwindling fresh water supply from the perspective of politics, economics, pollution and environmental issues, human rights, public health, and the effects of corporate greed and apathetic governments. Features interviews with scientists and activists, who discuss the water crisis at both the global and human scale. Also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies to address the problem.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Age of Stupid

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Pete Postlethwaite (the only fictional character) stars as an archivist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, who spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 when a cataclysmic climate change took place. As he sifts through the relics of our lost and misguided civilization, the archivist asks why Earth's inhabitants did nothing to reverse the effects of climate change while they still had the chance.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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E².: Transport

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A six-part series examines sustainable transportation alternatives with potentially far-reaching effects. Explores real solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges, presented with a combination of storytelling, cinematography and an original music score.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Changing Climates: The Impact

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Pt.1 The science of climatology - This program spotlights milestones in research as it seeks to understand humankind's impact of Earth's atmosphere -- pt. 2 The impact - This program travels the world to observe how global warming, accelerated and exacerbated by air pollution, is affecting society.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Changing Climate?

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Explores the dynamic interplay between science and policymaking. Though the world community has come to recognize the threat of global warming, the economic interests of each country have thwarted the development of a unified strategy. In Europe, environmental groups have despaired of relying on governments to take action. Instead, they lobby the banks to withhold financing from industries that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
VHS
1997; 1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Declaration of Interdependence

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A lecture by Monika Griefahn on protection of resources on earth on a global basis.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Timothy Wirth

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A lecture by Timothy Wirth, Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs, on how we are thinking about redesigning our foreign policy. Lecture was given as final part of the Declaration of interdependence.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Design With Nature

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An autobiographical lecture by Ian McHarg discussing design with nature. The lecture was given on the occasion of his receipt of the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Architecture.
VHS
1995
Ivy (By Request)
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E².: Energy

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A six-part series featuring people and places around the globe where efforts are being made to improve our environment for the future.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Black Triangle

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A pollution problem of major proportion is now surfacing in the "black triangle" where Poland, Czechoslovakia and Germany meet. Eastern Germany has Europe's biggest concentration of uranium mines outlined by slag heaps which loom over the local towns. In northern Czechoslovakia vast open coal mines stretch as far as the eye can see. Power stations emit thick sulphurous smoke, defoliating the forests. The toll on the health of people in the neighboring towns is staggering. One in ten children is born with a birth defect. Although people are now able to express their opposition to dangerous practices, there are no easy solutions to meeting energy needs while safeguarding the environment.
Online
1992
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Journey to Planet Earth: The State of the Planet

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Investigates some of the most critical environmental and earth science questions of the 21st century. Issues covered include growing populations, water and food supply, and global warming. Shows why these issues should be taken seriously before it is too late.
DVD
2009; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sumatra [electronic resource]: Paper Tiger-a Deforestation Crisis

Having witnessed land-clearing firsthand in Africa and South America, tropical biologist Bill Laurance thought he had seen everything-the worst that deforestation has to offer. But, as he explains in this eye-opening program, what has been allowed to happen on the Indonesian island of Sumatra amounts to "ecological Armageddon." In addition to Laurance's testimonial on the size and scale of forest removal, viewers also learn about aggressive land-acquisition tactics used by palm oil and paper-producing corporations and the impact on local communities dependent on small-scale agriculture. The fate of endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger is also discussed in the context of extreme, and potentially irreversible, habitat destruction.
Online
2011
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A Changing World [electronic resource]

According to some forecasts, the Arctic Ocean will be seasonally ice-free by the summer of 2013 - a nightmare that is driving environmentalists to find ways to minimize the damage. But for energy prospectors, climate change brings new opportunities as more and more deposits of oil, gas, and minerals become accessible. This program focuses on competing interests racing to control Arctic resources and territories. Dr. Ruth Jackson, from Nova Scotia's Bedford Institute of Oceanography, heads the team mapping the seabed in support of Canada's claims. As the work of Dr. Jackson and other researchers shows, scientists as well as nations must contend with the Arctic's icy politics. In one scene, a Canadian-led venture is thwarted when a deal to hire a Russian icebreaker falls through.
Online
2009
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An Uncertain Future [electronic resource]

There are two different Arctics. One is the storybook land of snow and polar bears, while the other has become a breeding ground of petroleum plants and pipelines. Can the two coexist? What fate awaits the natural Arctic if the technological one expands without restraint? This program explores those questions as it follows research taking place on Bylot Island, home to a portion of Sirmilik National Park, in Canada's Nunavut Territory. Here, scientists have come every summer for the past 20 years to measure the impact of climate change on snowy owls, lemmings, snow geese, and Arctic foxes. Here, they have discovered that even tiny, hardy plants are being affected, causing a cascade of changes through the ecosystem.
Online
2009
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The Arctic Passage [electronic resource]

Each year the number of ships traversing the Northwest Passage rises, raising concerns among local and indigenous communities. As this program illustrates, the trend shows no sign of stopping, since what were once extremely dangerous waters are becoming more and more accessible to global commerce. Ports such as Churchill, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, and Murmansk, near Russia's border with Norway and Finland, expect to see business and maritime activity grow for years to come. But with the increases in traffic come higher risks-in particular for the Inuit, who have called the Arctic home for thousands of years and are troubled by escalating threats to their traditional way of life.
Online
2009
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Power Trip [electronic resource]: An American Energy Utility in Post-Soviet Georgia

In January of 1999, the American multinational known as AES purchased Telasi, an electricity distribution company, from the Georgian government. AES's goal: to establish a modern, U.S.-style power utility in Tbilisi, a city rife with violence and corruption. But less than five years later, AES sold Telasi to Russia's state-owned United Energy Systems, giving Russian interests further control over Georgia's energy supply. This award-winning documentary shows what happened in the interim-as AES managers and frustrated Georgians, from TV journalists to everyday citizens, struggled with new systems, practices, and policies amid urban chaos. A superb case study in the overlap between energy, economics, and social change. This edition has been slightly edited for classroom-friendly use.
Online
2004
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Ray Anderson - the Business Logic of Sustainability

At his carpet-manufacturing company - one of the largest in the world - industrial engineer Ray Anderson has increased sales and doubled profits while turning the traditional "take-make-waste" business model on its head. In this TEDTalk, Anderson shares his vision of a sustainable commerce that allows economy and ecology to coexist. Called "America's greenest CEO" by Fortune, Anderson believes that although business and industry have caused the decline of the biosphere, they can also spearhead the movement to reverse the alarming trend.
Online
2009
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Meet the Frackers [electronic resource]: Energy Independence or Environmental Nightmare?

Spreading out beneath the suburbs of Dallas, the underground deposit known as the Barnett Shale promises vast oil and gas riches. This program follows the efforts of Texas developers as they stampede for a piece of the action, even as local residents and environmental activists raise major objections. To liberate the bounty below calls for fracking-a controversial process in which huge quantities of water and chemicals are injected underground, shattering rock and releasing gas and oil. The film also examines other states where fracking is taking place, such as North Dakota, where farmer Jacki Schilke insists that frackers "are here to rape this land." Viewers are given a wide-ranging look at the pros and cons of what is touted as a major step toward America's independence from forei [...]
Online
2012