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Racing Extinction

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Wildlife activists go undercover to expose ways in which the illegal wildlife trade and the oil and gas industries are contributing to the extinction of increasing numbers of species.
DVD
2016; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Force of Nature

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David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster, and activist, delivers a lecture on the eve of his 75th birthday, which he describes as a distillation of his life and thoughts, his legacy, what he wants to say before he dies. Filmed before a live audience, in front of a memory box of moving, distilled images, he articulates a core, urgent message: the limits of the biosphere have been exhausted and it is imperative that humans rethink their relationship with the natural world.
DVD
2012; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Life After People

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What will the world be like when mankind is extinct? The pyramids may stand forever, but the cities will disappear. Our greatest masterpieces will fade and crumble. As global warming and the depletion of natural resources become ever more pressing issues it is critical to consider how we can reduce our impact on the planet. Journey to locations around the globe already going through the processes of a lack of human intervention. See the changes wrought in just decades in ghostly settlements like Chernobyl, which was abandoned since only 1986, and island towns off the coast of Maine. How long would it take before the last remnants of mankind completely disappeared?
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

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"A middle class white guy comes to grips with Peak Oil, Climate Change, Mass Extinction, Population Overshoot and the demise of the American lifestyle. ... Featuring interviews with Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen, Jerry Mander, Chellis Glendinning, Richard Heinberg, Thomas Berry, William Catton, Ran Prieur and Richard Manning, What a Way to Go looks at the current global situation and asks the most important questions of all: How did we get here? Why do we keep destroying the planet? What do we truly want? Can we find a vision that will empower us to do what is necessary to survive, and even thrive, in the coming decades?" -- Home page http://www.whatawaytogomovie.com
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Triumph of Life: Vol. 6 the Survivors [electronic resource]

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Approximately 65 million years ago, a comet's collision with Earth ended the age of the dinosaur through no fault of the animals' gene machines. But with extinction comes new life, as survivors evolve to seize the territory left vacant by the vanquished. This concluding episode explores the factors that make winners and losers in the game of life, and poses the question: who will triumph in the long run?
Online
2005; 2001
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Evolution Through Time [electronic resource]

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The fossil record reveals much about the diversity and development of species. Examines the traces left by early plants, animals, and single-celled organisms and follows the progression of life forms over time. Connections are drawn between atmospheric gases, climate change, rock formation, biological functions, and mass extinctions.
Online
1992
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Journey to Planet Earth: The State of the Planet's Wildlife

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"An investigation of what scientists call 'the sixth great extinction' of the world's animals. Ultimately, the program is about why we should care that nearly half the world's wildlife may face extinction over the next fifty years"--Container.
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Road to Nowhere [electronic resource]: Life After People

This program theorizes about what would happen if people disappeared from Earth and what might occur in Detroit and San Antonio. We look at oil refineries and the Alamo. Longhorn cattle flourish on the plains; dogs may rediscover their hunting instincts; and some animals, including armadillos, may adapt and thrive. Detroit's Packard plant, abandoned 40 years ago, is also discussed.
Online
2009
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Sin City Meltdown [electronic resource]: Life After People

This progam theorizes about what would happen to the Earth if people were to simply disappear, and examines Las Vegas and Atlantic City as rats invade and famous hotels crumble. Camels, it is predicted, will run wild in North America, as their ancesters did. We also explore Americana Amusement Park in Monroe, Ohio, which was abandoned in 2002.
Online
2009
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Extinction [electronic resource]

Combining in-depth studio discussion with exploratory films and on-the-spot reports, Dara O Briain's Science Club takes a single subject each week and examines it from unexpected angles. In the third episode, comedian Mark Steel learns how to deflect an incoming asteroid, neuroscientist Tali Sharot tastes beef grown in the lab, Alok Jha examines whether it makes sense to conserve pandas, and Dr. Helen Czerski reports on experiments to bring back species from extinction.
Online
2012
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The Bodies Left Behind [electronic resource]: Life After People

This program theorizes about what would happen if people disappeared from Earth and how this would play out in Boston and Houston. The fate of embalmed, mummified, and cryogenically frozen bodies is discussed. We also see what happens to the Statue of Liberty and the Sistine Chapel. Finally, we look at the Japanese island of Hashima, which was abandoned by people 35 years ago.
Online
2009
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Heavy Metal [electronic resource]: Life After People

This program theorizes about what would happen if people disappeared from Earth. We consider what will happen to Manhattan's Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Brooklyn Bridge, and Roosevelt Island Tramway, all created of steel and concrete. The fates of Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the Federal Reserve's gold, and domesticated animals, such as horses, are also examined. The ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada, abandoned 90 years ago, is also discussed.
Online
2009
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Armed and Defenseless [electronic resource]: Life After People

This program theorizes about what would happen if people disappeared from Earth. We explore what may happen to the weapons of war, including nuclear submarines and the USS Missouri. Some dairy cows maybe survive and adapt to life on the American plains, while bison will thrive in the same habitat. We also explore the fate of Brother Island near Manhattan, which was abandoned by people 45 years ago.
Online
2009
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Waters of Death [electronic resource]: Life After People

This program theorizes about what would happen to seaside cities, including Seattle, if people disappeared from Earth. The fate of landmarks, including the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai and Moscow's St. Basil's Cathedral, is explored. The program also examines in detail the buildings in New Orleans that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina and ultimately abandoned.
Online
2009
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Missing Mammals [electronic resource]: Australia's Vanishing Heritage

One third of the mammals that have disappeared from the world in the last 400 years have been from Australia. This video clip discusses the significance of this unparalleled extinction rate. A wave of extinction that peaked in the central deserts fifty years ago now seems to be rolling through the tropical north. The numbers of at least ten nocturnal mammals - such as the brushtail possum, the golden-backed tree-rat, and the quoll - are now in rapid decline.
Online
2007
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Tales From Other Worlds [electronic resource]

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Investigates the importance of meteors in the Earth's ancient history. Examines the meteor sites in Antarctica and Arizona to show how bodies from space affected the earth's surface. Travels to Venus to explore why it is so hot and compares it to an early earth. Visits Mars and discusses the probability of life on that planet. Shows volcanic activity on Jupiter and the far reaching cloud of comets. Presents the asteroid theory as the cause of dinosaurs' extinction.
Online
1986
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Biodiversity [electronic resource]

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Explains that with current extinction rates exceeding those of previous mass extinctions, many biodiversity studies focus on efforts to count the Earth's species before they are lost. Explores current field experiments studying complex ecosystems and how environmental and biodiversity changes might affect their functions.
Online
2003
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Journey to 10,000 BC [electronic resource]

What was life really like for the first humans in North America? Using stunning reconstructions and location filming to evoke a time long past, this A&E Special opens a door into a world where woolly mammoths, giant ground sloths, and great saber-toothed cats still roam. Additional segments spotlight cutting-edge research that is vastly improving the scientific community's understanding of what exactly happened some 12,000 years ago to forever change Planet Earth.
Online
2008
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Last Extinction: Megabeasts' Sudden Death

What killed the mammoths? Near the end of the last ice age 13,000 years ago, these mighty beasts disappeared from North America together with some 35 other groups of mammals. For four decades, debate has raged over the cause of their abrupt demise. NOVA presents an in-depth investigation of a controversial new hypothesis, which suggests that a massive impact from space could be the culprit, and also explores alternate theories.
Online
2015; 2009
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Great Transformations: Extinction!

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Great transformations focuses on the evolutionary changes that triggered the earth's incredible diversity. Extinction! explores why, then confronts a frightening notion: are humans causing the next mass extinction-- the sixth in the history of life on earth?
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)