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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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Land and the People

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Mr. Galbraith looks at the problems of overpopulation, misuse of land, and government abuse. He proposes the following solutions: the need for more land, improvement of land cultivation, birth control, and getting people to move to less populated areas.
VHS
1976
Ivy (By Request)
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Climate Showdown [electronic resource]

Bali's iconic rice terraces, clinging to the steep slopes of active volcanoes that dominate the island, are the oldest continuous irrigation system on Earth. This video segment takes a look at the unique combination of religion and rice cultivation that has created a cooperative self-governing water-sharing system that involves tens of thousands of people. While this ancient hydro-culture has weathered natural change for more than a millennium, the climate change induced by industrial society brings new uncertainties. Take a peek at the UN Climate Conference in Bali, a crucial meeting of 190 governments with a potent mix of science and politics that could save the world.
Online
2008
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Acid Mud [electronic resource]

In many wetlands along the Murray and Darling Rivers, the recipe for acid mud is perfect. Sediments flooded for decades are being exposed to air as drought affected water levels fall. Waterlogged soils often contain sulfides produced by bacteria decomposing organic matter, but if these sediments are allowed to build up and are then exposed to oxygen, they form sulfuric acid. This video clip focuses on the problem of Bottle Bend, a once healthy wetland turned toxic waste site where nothing but microorganisms can survive the acid water and its steel-eating pH of 1.6.
Online
2008
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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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Great Lakes, Fragile Seas [electronic resource]

The Great Lakes basin is a melting pot of tradition and history. The same waters that nourish the region's wildlife have also shaped the customs of the people who live along its shores. Join us for a survey of the Great Lakes and the fascinating people and wildlife that surround them. We'll engage with cleanup efforts to keep the lakes healthy and vital, and will also take up an investigation into the sinking of the ship the Edmund Fitzgerald. A diverse group of citizens, these people have one common denominator: the survival of their culture is linked to the preservation of the lakes.
Online
1991
8.

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
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Kenya [electronic resource]

Kenya, a country that struggles to feed its population, is Jimmy Doherty's destination in this program. He meets farmers who use ingenious new ways to combat pests, and scientists who produce bananas in a lab. As he travels across the country, Jimmy picks roses, milks camels, and discovers how Maasai sheep could save farmers around the world billions of dollars. But will Kenya ever be able to feed itself?
Online
2009
10.

U.S.A. [electronic resource]

In this program, Jimmy Doherty meets American farmers who hope that new technology can significantly increase their yield. As part of his agricultural investigations, Jimmy also visits the tomato fields and bioscience labs of California and a high-output pig farm in Iowa, and herds buffalo in South Dakota. Yet it's a farm in North Carolina that offers the most surprising approach to farming of all.
Online
2009
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River Ways [electronic resource]: A Dispute Over Fish in Idaho

What do you do when the fish disappear? That's the question haunting Idaho. It's become the center of a bitter debate. The solution - removing four dams on the Snake River - is as controversial as the problem. It could be the only way to save the fish, but it also has dire consequences for the 50,000 people who depend on the dams for their livelihood. On one side are the commercial fishermen who want the dams removed. On the other side the farmers say removing the dams will be the end of them. As this documentary points out, the solution will be a disaster for one side or the other.
Online
2011
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Cry Sea [electronic resource]: European Fishermen Invade Senegal's Waters

Having emptied the European seas of fish, industrial fishing trawlers are now targeting Africa. In places like Senegal, where the sea is the nation's main resource, the EU's fishing policies are devastating the country. Unable to compete with this "European Invasion," Senegalese fishermen are being driven out of business. It's estimated that within ten years, there will be no more fish in Senegal's waters. Journalist Charles Clover says, "The last resource of people in Senegal is the sea. We are increasing pressure on that last resource at a time when it is declining and the population is growing. We need to start putting this right very soon." This expertly crafted film examines the scope of the problem.
Online
2007
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Bali [electronic resource]: They Paved Paradise

From the Bintang boulevards of Bali's most popular beaches to the spiritual heartland of Ubud in the island's high country, there's a growing resistance to rampant development and tourism at any cost. Young Balinese are angry about the cultural and environmental impact of millions of international visitors and the staggering hotel and commercial construction that's gobbling up their island. So they're mobilizing. This program looks at the groundswell of sentiment that wants to steer Bali away from being a playground filled with raucous bars and clubs and a colossal receptacle for the garbage and detritus that millions of tourists generate. Spotlighting a wide range of sociopolitical strategies, the film introduces viewers to an unlikely coalition of surfers, rockers, activists, and r [...]
Online
2012
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Sustainable Food Product Design [electronic resource]

Sustainability has become a major focus of food scientists around the world. This program introduces the producers who are dedicated to providing the best for both consumers and the environment in packaged and processed foods. The video takes students through each stage of the food design process, identifying some of the key elements that should be considered when looking at sustainable product design. Topics include nutritious meals, sustainable ingredients, eco-friendly packaging, eating local, seasonal, and organic food, and more.
Online
2011
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Mining [electronic resource]: From Exploration to Rehabilitation

Starting with a brief historical overview of mining, this comprehensive program explores the various processes required to mine an ore. It follows the steps involved from exploration of the raw product, through to the mining process, and then to environmental rehabilitation of the mining site. Four main mining processes are shown: underground mining, strip mining, open pit mining, and solution mining. Interviews with industry experts from Australia's Rio Tinto and Stawell Gold Mines provide clear information on the multifaceted mining process.
Online
2011; 2013
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The Hole Story [electronic resource]: The Real Cost of Mining in Canada

The history of mining in Canada is a story of astronomical profits made with disregard for the environment and human health. It is the story of nickel in Sudbury, silver in Cobalt, gold in Timmins, and copper in Rouyn-Noranda. In a country rich in mineral resources, mining companies historically have paid little tax while local municipalities have borne the financial burden of building and maintaining the roads they use to truck their wealth out to other countries. Using striking images, rare archival footage, interviews, and their trademark humorous social commentary, Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie make a clear case in The Hole Story against the way mining has been done in Canada. This documentary sounds the alarm about mining and continues in the same provocative vein as th [...]
Online
2011; 2013
17.

Rising Tides [electronic resource]: The Biosphere in Coastal Communities

The biosphere reserve coordinator in North Devon, England, wants people to know that a biosphere is not an arcane experiment conducted under a dome, but a living lab where environmental changes are studied with the goal of resolving conflicts between humans and nature. This program looks at the economic realities of two distinct populations that share similar ecological problems by visiting biospheres in the U.K., where shore areas are threatened by increasing sea levels, and in Kenya, where development endangers coastal habitats. It's more than the beauty of salt marshes and coral reefs that is threatened by rising tides; it's the life of communities as well.
Online
2009
18.

Brazil [electronic resource]

In this program, Jimmy Doherty goes to Brazil, where he discovers how to turn poisoned land into a powerhouse of world food production, joins sugarcane cutters to see how the country has replaced half of its gasoline use with biofuel, and finds a way to save caimans from poachers. In the Amazon, Jimmy meets an unlikely cattle rancher who claims he can save the rain forest.
Online
2009
19.

Australia [electronic resource]

Jimmy Doherty visits the wheat belt of western Australia in this program to see if farmers there can overcome the global problem of soil salinity. Next, he heads deep into the outback to catch wild animals - then takes a trip to the Murray-Darling river basin to see if its vineyards can still produce good wine despite now having only half as much water as in the past.
Online
2009
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Breaking the Wall of Food Insecurity [electronic resource]: How Agricultural Science Minimizes Nematode Damage in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nematodes, or roundworms, are highly adaptable multicellular survivors of many diverse ecologies. From an agricultural perspective, nematodes are often detrimental: they are pests that attack plants and spread viruses, causing a global crop yield loss of
Online
2011