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Vanishing of the Bees [electronic resource]

Honeybees are essential for the production of more than one-third of the food we eat. But in 2006, beekeepers began reporting that astounding numbers of their honeybees had gone missing, literally disappearing, with no dead bees to be found in or around the hives. A task force was formed to study the international phenomenon; scientists were able to identify its distinct symptoms, and named it "colony collapse disorder." This program investigates colony collapse disorder, looking into its possible causes, exploring its potential consequences, and offering some solutions. Journalist Michael Pollan, apiarists, and others discuss the search for CCD's origin, focusing on evidence that points to monoculture farming and a relatively new class of chemicals called systemic pesticides as the [...]

The Poet of Trauma Farm [electronic resource]: Brian Brett

This episode of The Green Interview features Brian Brett, a passionate and diverse award-winning Canadian novelist, critic, and poet. His latest book, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life, is a lyrical, honest, and often amusing portrayal of rural life interspersed with thought-provoking reflections about the modern world, and rooted throughout by a profound knowledge of biology and botany. It is his memoir based on the last 18 years spent tending a small mixed farm-affectionately named Trauma Farm-on Salt Spring Island in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. In his book-and in this Green Interview-Brett explores the social realities of rural community life and the consequences of our estrangement from the interconnectedness of all things.

Realm of the Ancient Redwoods [electronic resource]

They are perhaps the oldest lifeform known to us-and, as nature's skyscrapers, they are among the most majestic. From Giant Sequoia trees, those massive denizens of Northern Californian the Coast Redwood, the world's tallest tree the Dawn Redwood, a living fossil that once flourished in China but now faces extinction... this program examines life on the grand scale of the redwood. Viewers learn about the natural history of these woodland behemoths as the film follows researchers looking for, and finding, the loftiest tree on Earth. The redwood forest's capacity as a natural habitat for myriad animal and plant species is also discussed.