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Transportation/EROI Lab

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Welcome! Click on a tab below to find books, articles, and websites for use in this course.

You'll need a College of DuPage Library card in order to use most of the resources below from off campus. If your card is not working, it may need to be reactivated.

Questions? Feel free to use my contact info to the right, stop by the Reference Desk, or contact us by email or chat

Image Credit: Mark Spearman, Double Track Railroad Bridge
  1. Gather Research
  2. Find Articles
  3. CSE Style

EROI Numbers

Here are some sites what will help you to figure out EROI numbers:

Inman, M. (April 2013). The True Cost of Fossil Fuels Scientific American, 308, 58-61. https://doi.org/10.1038/scientificamerican0413-58

Hall, C. A. S., Lambert, J. G., & Balogh, S. B. (2014). EROI of different fuels and the implications for society. Energy Policy, 64, 141–152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.05.049

Switch Energy Project: Energy Primer has 14 videos on key energy sources, and issues with each.

Energy Reality Check Energy by Numbers for EROEI ratios.

Finding Articles in Databases

You'll want to find a source in one of the following databases:

Academic Search Complete has a mixture of popular and scholarly articles on a variety of subjects. You'll want to be sure that you're using a source appropriate for class when searching.

Academic OneFile is a great place to find a mixture of scientific and popular articles as well. Just like in Academic Search premier, make sure that you're using a good source for this project while searching.

Science Direct is a scholarly journal article database. Use Science Direct to find current research on your topic.

Having trouble reading a scholarly article? Take a look at How to Read a Research Study.


Finding Articles in Full-Text

Find an article that you'd like to read but don't know how to find the full-text?

Enter the Journal Title (not the article title) into the Journal Locator.
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Look at the list of results that will tell you if the journal is in our databases, and if so, for what years. If the article you want is available, great! Click the link and search by article title. In the example, we have access to the title in a range of spaces, including print in the library.

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If you don't have access to the title, head to the Interlibrary Loan request forms. Copy and paste info about your article into the form and then fill out your contact information. Usually you will get an email with a link to the article in about 5 days.

Confused? Check out this video that shows you how to check to see if an article is in our databases.

Using CSE Style

First of all, we have a copy of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers in the library. You'll want to head to the downstairs reference desk (2nd floor, SRC, to request a copy).

There are also many websites which will help you to format your citations in CSE style. Here are some of the best:

Further questions? Contact me using the information at the right of the screen.

Science and Politics

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Background Readings
At Issue: Are Mass Extinctions Inevitable? General QE 721.2 .E 97 A 74 2012
At Issue: Human Waste. General TD 730 .H 86 2012
At Issue: What is the Impact of Green Practices? General GE195 .W 49 2016
Bioethics - short article
Bioethics - long article
Biomes
Biopolitics and Biopower
The Borderlands of Science : Where Sense meets Nonsense> General Q 173 .S 56 2001
Conservation
Counterknowledge : How We Surrendered to Conspiracy Theories, Quack Medicine, Bogus Science and Fake History. General BF 773 .T 46 2008
Environmental Crime
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction. General GE 170 .D 62 2016
Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction. General GB 5018 .M 34 2014
Opposing Viewpoints: Garbage and Waste. General TD 791 .G 37 2012
Opposing Viewpoints: Global Sustainability. General HC 79 .E 5 G 59147 2016
Opposing Viewpoints: Government Spending. General HJ 7537 .G 686 2013
Opposing Viewpoints: Scientific Research. General Q 180 .A 1 S 357 2015
Pseudoscience
Pseudoscience Beliefs
Pseudoscience and Deception : The Smoke and Mirrors of Paranormal Claims. General BF1031 .P 78 2014
Science and Politics: A Very Short Introduction. General GE 170 .D 62 2016
Science Wars
Scientific Doubt
Skepticism
Sustainability and Sustainable Development
This Idea Must Die: Scientific Ideas that are Blocking Progress. General Q 173 .T 54 2015
When can You Trust the Experts? : How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education. General LB 1028 .W 519175 2012
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LIBRARY CATALOG

LIBRARY CATALOG: Search for materials in the COD library or in libraries worldwide.

Call number GB for water studies.
Call number GE for environmental studies.
Call number GF for human geography.
Call number Q 175.5 for science and politics.
Call number QC 900s for climate change.

Outline of the Library of Congress Classification System (what COD uses to arrange its books)
I-SHARE (formerly Illinet Online): Get books from over 80 Illinois academic libraries
Interlibrary Loan, to get books and journal articles from other libraries around the country.
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REFERENCE BOOKS

Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

ABCs of Environmental Regulation
Atlas of Global Conservation Reference S 936 .A 75 2010
Cambridge Handbook on Expertise and Expert Performance.
Conflicts over Natural Resources: A Reference Handbook. General S 944 .V 38 2007
Critical Government Documents on the Environment General GE 180 .P 45 2015
Culture Wars in America: An Encyclopedia of Issues, Viewpoints, and Voices
Dictionary and Introduction to Global Environmental Governance.
Dictionary of Environmental Quotations. Reference PN 6084 .N 2 D 53 1992
Dictionary of Environmental Science, Reference GE 10 .F 33 2007
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Encyclopedia of American Environmental History.
Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste : The Social Science of Garbage.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Social Issues
Encyclopedia of Environment and Society.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Health and Science. Reference RA 565 .S 64 2012
Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. Reference GE 10 .E 523 2011
Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics. Reference GE170 .E 53 2017
Encyclopedia of Public Choice
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. Reference BL 240.3 .E 53 2003
Encyclopedia of Sustainability. Reference GE10 .E 528 2010
The Environmental Debate : A Documentary History, with Timeline and Glossary.
Environmental Engineering Dictionary
Environmental Security: A Guide to the Issues.
Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health.
Green Atlas.
Green Cities: An A to Z Guide.
Green Education: An A to Z Guide.
Green Ethics and Philosophy: An A to Z Guide.
Green Issues and Debates
Green Politics: An A to Z Guide
Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy
Handbook of Global Environmental Politics.
International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics.
Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook
Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues : An Encyclopedia. Reference GF 50 .J 65 2003
International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics.
Leadership in Science and Technology: A Reference Handbook.
Natural Resource Conflicts : From Blood Diamonds to Rainforest Destruction.
Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology.
Science and Political Controversy: A Reference Handbook. General Q 175.5 .N 469 2014
Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide. Reference Q 175.52 .U 6 S 45 2014
Science, Religion, and Society : An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Controversy.
Scientific Thought: In Context.
Today's Environmental Issues: Democrats and Republicans.
U.S. Land and Natural Resources Policy : History, Debates, State Data, Maps, and Primary Documents.
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ANIMAL RIGHTS

Animal Experimentation background reading
Animal Rights background reading
Animal Rights Movement background reading
Speciesism background reading

General Book Call Number Area: HV 4708
The Animal Research War. General HV 4915 .C 66 2008
Animal Rights: A Reference Handbook. (2009)
Animal Rights: Current Debates and New Directions. (2004)
Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know. General HV 4708 .W 35 2011
At Issue: Animal Experimentation. General HV 4915 .A 6363 2013
Current Controversies: Animal Rights. General HV 4708 .A 5427 2015
Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare. Reference HV 4708 .E 53 2010
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CLIMATE CHANGE / GLOBAL WARMING

Meteorology Research Guide
Oceanography and Hydrology Research Guide
History of Water online video

Background Readings
Climate: A Very Short Introduction. Genera lQC 863.4 .M 324 2013
Climate Change background reading
Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction. General QC 903 .M 382 2014
Climate Change Impacts on Various Areas background readings
Environmental Philosophy background reading
Global Warming background reading
Greenhouse Effect background reading
Health Impacts of Climate Change background reading
This Changes Everything: Capitalism versus the Climate. General H C79 .E 5 K 56 2014
Weather Modification background reading

Reference Books
The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge.
Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate, and Water Extremes (1970-2012). Reference QC 981.8 .C 53 G 65 2014
Climate Atlas of Illinois. Reference QC 984 .I 5 C 5 2004
Climate Change : An Encyclopedia of Science and History.
Climate Change Politics and Policies in America : Historical and Modern Documents in Context
Climate Change: Examining the Facts
Encyclopedia of Climate Change.
Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Governance and Politics Reference GE 170 .E 53 2017
Encyclopedia of Global Warming. Reference QC 981.8 .G 56 E 46 2010
Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate Change. General General QC 854 .E 5258 2010
Multimedia Atlas of Global Warming and Climatology
The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change. General QC981.8 .C 5 H 4688 2014

Skeptics of Global Warming
Climate Change Controversies
Climategate
Pseudoscience
Skepticism
At Issue: Adaptation and Climate Change. General QC 902.9 .A 33 2013
At Issue: Can Glacier and Ice Melt be Reversed? General QC 903.2 .A 68 C 36 2014
Boiling Point : How Politicians, Big Oil and Coal, Journalists, and Activists are Fueling the Climate Crisis--and what We can do to Avert Disaster. General QC 981.8 .G 56 G 44 2004
The Climate War : True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save the Earth. General QC 903 .P 766 2010
Climatology versus Pseudoscience : Exposing the Failed Predictions of Global Warming Skeptics. General QC 981.8 .G 56 N 93 2015
Current Controversies: Global Warming. General QC 981.8 .G 56 G 57445 2013
Denying Science : Conspiracy Theories, Media Distortions, and the War against Reality. General Q 175.5 .G 734 2011
Don't Even Think About It : Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change. General QC 903 .M 368 2014
The Madhouse Effect : How Climate Change Denial is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy. General QC 903 .M 3625 2016
Merchants of Doubt : How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. General Q 147 .O 74 2010
Opposing Viewpoints: Endangered Oceans. General QH 541.5 .S 3 E 535 2014
Opposing Viewpoints: The Environment. General GE 140 .E 5333 2014
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming and Environmentalism. General QC 981.8 .G 56 H 67 2007
Skeptical Science (debunking skeptics of global warming)
Unstoppable Global warming : Every 1,500 Years. General QC 981.8 .G 56 S 553 2007

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
U.S. National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWS)
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
U.S. National Weather Service (NWS)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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CLONING

Cloning background reading
List of other encyclopedia articles on Cloning
At Issue: Human Embryo Experimentation. General QH 588 .S 83 H 832 2011
At Issue: Should Parents be Allowed to Choose the Sex of Their Children? General QP 279 .S 57 2012
Cloning: A Reference Handbook General QH 442.2 .N 495 2015
DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook Reference QH 442 .N 465 2017
Opposing Viewpoints: Cloning. General QH 442.2 .C 56475 2012
Opposing Viewpoints: Human Genetics. General QH 447 .H 834 2014
Opposing Viewpoints: Stem Cells. General QH 588 .S 83 S 74295 2012
The Sage Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research.
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ENERGY

Illinois Power Agency (IPA)
International Energy Agency (IEA)
U.S. Alternative Fuels Data Center
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
U.S. Energy Information and Data
U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Background Readings
Alternative Energy Sources
At Issue: The U.S. Energy Grid. General TJ 163.25 .U 6 U 8 2012
Energy Conservation
Energy Policy and National Security
Fossil Fuels
Green Illusions : The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism. General TJ 807.9 .U 6 Z 44 2012
Opposing Viewpoints: Energy Alternatives. General TJ 808 .E 566 2015
Opposing Viewpoints: Renewable Energy. General TJ 808.2 .R 448 2012
Renewable Energy
U.S. Energy Policy
U.S. Energy Production
Physics research guide

Reference Books
Alternative Energy and Shale Gas Encyclopedia.
Dictionary of Energy.
Dictionary of Energy Efficiency Technologies. Reference TJ 163.28 .H 67 2004
Encyclopedia of Energy. Reference TJ 163.16 .E 47 2013
Illinois Energy State Profile
Renewable and Alternative Energy Resources: A Reference Handbook. General TJ 808.3 .S 65 2008
Renewable Energy : Physics, Engineering, Environmental Impacts, Economics & Planning.
World Energy Crisis: A Reference Handbook. General HD 9502 .A 2 N 498 2013

Use the menu below to find the other reference resources and books by broad subject areas.

  1. Nuclear
  2. Oil/Fracking/Natural Gas
  3. Solar
  4. Wind
Nuclear Energy background reading
Nuclear Waste background reading
Radioactive Pollution background reading
At Issue: Uranium Mining. General TD 195 .U 7 U 74 2011
Nuclear Energy Encyclopedia.
Nuclear Power: A Reference Handbook. General TK 9146 .H 45 2014
Opposing Viewpoints: Nuclear Power. General TK 9008 .N 83 2013
Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction. General QC 795 .T 86 2012
Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High Level Nuclear Waste. General TD 898.118 .A 45 2013

Illinois Nuclear and Radiation Safety Division
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
U.S. Office of Nuclear Energy

Background Reading
Big Oil
Drilling articles
Fossil Fuels
Fracking
Natural Gas
Oil Fields
Peak Oil
Pipeline articles

At Issue: Should Drilling be Allowed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? General TN 872 .A 7 S 545 2013
Dictionary of Oil and Gas Production.
Drilling Maps
Fracking: A Reference Handbook General TD 195 .G 3 N 49 2015
Oil : A Cultural and Geographic Encyclopedia of Black Gold.
Opposing Viewpoints: Natural Gas. General TN 278 .N 38 2015

Solar Energy Movement background reading
Solar Energy Resource Center
Solar Energy: A Reference Handbook General TJ 810.5 .N 49 2015

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GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (GMOs)

Biology Research Guide
Genetics Research Guide

Genetic Engineering background reading
Genetically Modified Food background reading

GMO Food: A Reference Handbook. General TP 248.65 .F 66 N 49 2014
Seeds for the Future: The Impact of Genetically-Modified Crops on the Environment. General SB 123.57 .T 494 2006

Skeptics of GMOs
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth : How the Venture to Genetically Engineer our Food has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public. General TP 248.6 .D 78 2015
At Issue: Genetically Modified Foods. General TP 248.65 .F 66 G 45746 2015
Current Controversies: Factory Farming. General SF 140 .L 58 F 332 2013
Fighting for the Future of Food : Activists versus Agribusiness in the Struggle over Biotechnology. General HD 9000.5 .S 3768 2010
The GMO Deception : What You Need to Know about the Food, Corporations, and Government Agencies Putting Our Families and Our Environment at Risk. General TP 248.65 .F 66 G 66 2014
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HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Aging and Social Gerontology research guide
Health/Illness and Society research guide
Vaccines

At Issue: Birth Control. General HQ 766 .B 4794 2016
At Issue: Caffine. General QP 801 .C 24 F 73 2016
At Issue: Can Diets be Harmful? General RM 222.2 .C 27537 2016
At Issue: Childhood Obesity. General RJ 399 .C 6 C 47213 2016
At Issue: Fast Food. General TX 370 .F 372 2015
At Issue: What Should We Eat? General RA 784 .W 488 2016
At Issue: Why is Autism on the Rise? General RC 553 .A 88 W 4585 2014

Current Controversies: Alternative Therapies. General R 733 .A 5157 2012
Current Controversies: Assisted Suicide. General R 726 .A 8533 2012
Current Controversies: Drug Legalization General HV 5825 .D 77667 2015
Current Controversies: Medical Marijuana. General RM 666 .C 266 M 433 2011
Current Controversies: Pesticides. General SB 951.14 .P 47 2014

Opposing Viewpoints: The Aging Population. General HQ 1061 .A 4298 2014
Opposing Viewpoints: Alternative Medicine. General R 733 .A 4587 2012
Opposing Viewpoints: Addictions. General HV 4998 .A 319 2014
Opposing Viewpoints: Birth Control. General HQ 766 .B 4794 2016
Opposing Viewpoints: Birth Defects. General RG 627.5 .B 57 2014
Opposing Viewpoints: Breast Cancer. General RC 280 .B 8 B 6642 2016
Opposing Viewpoints: Chemicals. General TD 176.7 .C 474 2015
Opposing Viewpoints: Eating Disorders. General RC 552 .E 18 E 28565 2012
Opposing Viewpoints: Euthanasia. General R 726 .E 77518 2015
Opposing Viewpoints: The Legalization of Marijuana. General KF 3891 .M 2 L 43 2016
Opposing Viewpoints: Medical Technology. General R 855.3 .M 424 2013
Opposing Viewpoints: Medical Testing. General RM 301.27 .M 43 2014
Opposing Viewpoints: Mental Illness. General HV 3004 .B 46 2016
Opposing Viewpoints: Obesity. General RC 628 .O 222 2015
Opposing Viewpoints: Organ Donation. General RD 129.5 .O 738 2013
Opposing Viewpoints: Performance Enhancing Drugs. General RC 1230 .P 4762 2015
Opposing Viewpoints: The Pharmaceutical Industry. General RM 301.15 .P 477 2012
Opposing Viewpoints: Tobacco and Smoking. General HV 5760 .T 623 2015
Opposing Viewpoints: Women's Health. General RA 778 .W 6825 2015


Vaccines
Vaccinations background readings
Vaccines background reading
Vaccines as a Social Issue background reading
At Issue: Do Infectious Diseases pose a Threat? General RA 643 .D 595 2014
Current Controversies: Vaccines. General RA 638 .V 333 2012
The HPV Vaccine Controversy : Sex, Cancer, God, and Politics : A Guide. General QR 189.5 .P 36 K 75 2008
Vaccination Controversies: A Reference Handbook General RA 638 .N 495 2013
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TECHNOLOGY

Technology and Society research guide
The Sociology of Technology background reading
At Issue: Does the Internet increase Anxiety? General HM 851 .D 626 2016
At Issue: Location Based Social Networking and Services. General HM 742 .L 63 2014
At Issue: Violent Video Games. General HQ 784 .V 53 V 56 2015
Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology.
Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Technology.
Ethics, Science, Technology, and Engineering: A Global Resource.
The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Reference Q121 .M 3 2012
Opposing Viewpoints: Nanotechnology. General T 174.7 .N 345525 2014
Opposing Viewpoints: Robotic Technology. General TJ 211.2 .R 63 2014
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine and Technology.
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WATER

Northeastern Illinois Water Issues
Meteorology Research Guide
Oceanography and Hydrology Research Guide

Background Readings
Water
Agricultural Demand for Water
Aquifer
At Issue: Will the World Run Out of Fresh Water? General TD 345 .W 55 2012
Drainage
Drought
Flooding
Fresh Water Ecology
Global Viewpoints: Water. General GB 662.3 .W 372 2012
Global Water Cycle Disruptions and Intense Weather Events
Groundwater
Groundwater Pollution
Hydrologic Cycle
Irrigation
Levees
Opposing Viewpoints: Endangered Oceans. General QH 541.5 .S 3 E 535 2014
Reservoir
Riparian Land
River Basins
Rivers: A Very Short Introduction. General GB 1203.2 .M 534 2012
Sea Level Change
Sharing Freshwater
Water: A Very Short Introduction. General GB 661.2 .F 56 2015
Water Allocation
Water and Culture
Water Conservation
Water Resources and Quality
Water Supplies and Access to Clean Water
Watersheds
Wetlands

Reference Books
The Atlas of Water. Reference G 1046 .C 3 B 53 2009
Competition for Water Resources : Experiences and Management Approaches in the US and Europe. Circulation Desk TD 223 .C 66 2017
Encyclopedia of Water Politics and Policy in the United States
Encyclopedia of Water Science Reference S 494.5 .W 3 E 54 2003
The Global Water Crisis: A Reference Handbook. General TD 348 .N 49 2016
How Federal Policies Affect the Allocation of Water (2006)
Key Concepts in Water Resource Management.
Seas and Waterways of the World : An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues. Reference HE 381 .S 43 2010
The Water Atlas. Reference GB 671 .C 54 2004
The Water Dictionary : A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology.
The Water Encyclopedia. Reference TD 345 .L 393 2005
Water Planet : The Culture, Politics, Economics, and Sustainability of Water on Earth.
Water Resource Planning and Management.
Water Rights and the Environment in the United States : A Documentary and Reference Guide.
The World's Oceans: Geography, History, and Environment.

Websites
United Nations - Water
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Water
U.S. Department of the Interior - Clean Water
U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - Water
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Northeastern Illinois Water Issues

Illinois Water Supply

Maps
Illinois Flood Maps
Major Watersheds of Illinois

Websites
Chicago City Department of Water Management
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) - Water
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) - Watershed Plans
Cook County Northwest Water Commission
DeKalb County Watersheds
DuPage County Government - Water Division
DuPage County Water Commission
Fox River Ecosystem Partnership
Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - Water Resources
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) - Water Issues
Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS)
Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS)
Illinois Water Resources Center (IWRC)
Illinois Water Science Center (IWSC) - USGS and the University of Illinois
Kankakee County Soil and Water Conservation Districe
Kendall County - Groundwater
Lake County, Illinois, watersheds
Lake Michigan Water Allocation
Metropolitan Planning Council
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
North Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District
Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC) - Stormwater Management
Will County and South Cook County Soil and Water Conservation District
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OTHER LIBRARY RESEARCH GUIDES

  • Anthropology
  • Controverisal Topics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Emergency Management and Disaster Information
  • Environmental Economics
  • Ethics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
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    INTERNET SITES

    Federation of American Scientists (FAS)
    Greenpeace Organization
    Illinois Environmental Council
    Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
    National Science Foundation (NSF)
    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - Environment
    United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    U.S. Department of the Interior

    Biological Sciences Class Guides

    Environment & Ecology

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    Welcome to the Environment and Ecology Research Guide.

    Click on a tab below to find books, videos, articles, and websites for use in Environmental Biology and regular Biology classes.

    If you need additional help, stop by the Reference Desk or contact a reference librarian: Ask A Librarian

    1. Books & Videos
    2. Databases and Journals
    3. Websites


    Finding Books

    Use the COD Library catalog to find books & videos. Click on the "keyword" tab to search using multiple search terms and limit your results by material type (book, video), date, or language. You'll need a current College of DuPage Library card to check out books.

    Reference Works

    Reference works, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are useful for learning about background information on a topic
    Please note that print reference books may be used while in the library only. Online reference books may be accessed from any on or off-campus computer. You'll need a College of DuPage Library card to access online books and articles from off-campus.
    Click on the links below to access the online book/website or record/description of the print book.


    Videos

    The Library owns many films on Ecology and Environmental Topics in DVD, VHS and streaming formats. Check the list of titles at:

    The Library subscribes to many databases that provide access to thousands of popular and credible, scholarly journals. Many databases provide access to full-text articles, while some provide information about the article only (citation). Request (for free!) through Interlibrary Loan copies of articles to which the Library doesn't have full-text access.

    Access the article databases listed below.

    Best Bet links: Databases and Journal Holdings

    Websites

    • See Meteorology Research Guide for links related to Climate Change
    • See Zoology Research Guide for links related to Endangered Species
    • Biodiversity and Conservation
      Hypertextbook for University of California-Irvine Biological Conservation course. Includes information organized into 24 chapters with numerous weblinks.
    • Biodiversity Hotspots
      Information about, conservation threats and useful links relating to the 25 areas on earth with the greatest diversity of species.
    • Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
      This center at the University of Georgia provides a portal to 28 hosted sites. Find over 100,000 of images, topic overviews to such subjects as urban forestry, prescribed fire, insects, etc., and more.
    • Chicago Wilderness
      Informative guides on where to find natural areas such as prairies, forests, wetlands and dunes in the Chicago area, biodiversity protection resources, and how to get involved in protecting local habitats.
    • Chicago Environmental Network
      Connections to over 200 environmental and natural resource organizations in the Chicago Region with a guide to volunteer activities, job and internship opportunities, and a list of all the organizations in CEN including mission statement and links to sources for more information.
    • Daily Green
      Green living resources for home, cuisine, travel, tips & advice.
    • Descriptions of the Ecoregions of the United States.
      Robert G. Bailey's guide to the ecoregions and finer division provinces ot the U.S.
    • Encyclopedia of Earth an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society sponsored by the National Council for Science and the Environment
    • Energy Explained
      From the Energy Information Agency of the Department of Energy, unbiased information on all aspects of energy, whether nonrenewable or renewable.
    • Environment of the Great Lakes
      Links to news, flora & fauna, water data, pollution, legislative and environmental groups and much more provided by the Great Lakes Information Network.
    • Environmental News Network
      A web aggregator of environmental news around the world. Topics include agriculture, pollution, energy, climate, and wildlife.
    • Global Invasive Species Database
      An online database managed by the Invasive Species Specialist Group, part of the IUCN -International Union for Conservation of Nature.Search by species name, country, habitat, or organism type. Some entries are extensive, others very short. Provides information on invasive species worldwide: ecology,distribution, management, impact, references, web links and contacts when available. See top 100 invasive species for most worrisome organisms worldwide.
    • Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board. Online links
      List of threatened and endangered species in Illinois.
    • National Invasive Species Information
      The U.S. Department of Agricultures's gateway to invasive species information; covering Federal, State, local, and international sources..
    • NatureServe
      From a non-profit conservation organization representing an international network of biological inventories, links to information about conservation projects and data on plants and animals in hundreds of ecosystems.
    • United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
      Official website of the federal agency charged with protecting the environment. Includes fact sheets, government reports, and issue discussion sites on many environmental topics.
    • Web Soil Survey from the USDA
      Soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey with data on soils for over 95% of U.S. counties.
    • Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois.
      From Ken Robertson of the Illinois Natural History Survey, a guide to the tallgrass prairie in Illinois, including a lengthy bibliography of print references and links to many prairie-related websites.
    • Wildfinder.
      The World Wildlife Fund presents maps and information about 825 terrestrial ecoregions are nested within fourteen with information about animal species.
    • World Wildlife Fund Ecoregions.
      26 major habitat types: terrestrial, freshwater and marine with information on characteristics of each biome.
    • The World's Biomes.
      Basic information on aquatic, desert, grassland, forest, and tundra biomes.
    • The United Nations tracks progress on drinking water sanitation, etc.
    • List of Endangered and Threatened Species in Illinois. Or check the list by county.
      Compiled by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
    • The National Resources Conservation Service includes data on soil, clean air, water, plants, and wildlife.
    • Collaboration for Environmental Evidence seeks to promote and deliver evidence syntheses on issues of greatest concern to environmental policy and practice as a public service. Check out the library for systematic reviews and maps related to the environment, as well as their open-access journal.

    Ecology & Environment AV

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    General Ecology & Environmental Science

    THE HABITABLE PLANET: A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. 2007.
    4 videodiscs (390 min.) and Streaming video. Explores the natural functions of Earth's systems: geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic, and ecosystems; Earth's ability to sustain life, especially human life; and the effects that human actions have had on the different natural systems. Contents: Disc 1. program 1, Many planets, one earth. program 2, Atmosphere. program 3, Oceans. program 4, Ecosystems -- Disc 2. program 5, Human population dynamics. program 6, Risk, exposure, and health. program 7, Agriculture. program 8, Water resources -- Disc 3. program 9, Biodiversity decline. program 10, Energy challenges. program 11, Atmospheric pollution -- Disc 4. program 12, Earth's changing climate. program 13, Looking forward : our global experiment. Course overview.
    FORMAT: DVD and Streaming media . LOCATION: Circulation Desk GE 105 .H335 2007.
    http://learner.org/resources/series209.html

    THE STATE OF THE PLANET. c2005.
    55 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Journey to planet Earth. Investigates some of the most critical environmental and earth science questions of the 21st century. Are populations soaring out of control? Will there be enough water and food for future generations? Global warming-- a false alarm or a gathering storm? Why we should take these issues seriously before it is too late?
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GE 140 .S738 2005.

    EARTH AT THE CROSSROADS: UNDERSTANDING THE ECOLOGY OF A CHANGING PLANET c2009.
    6 videodiscs (180 min. each) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: Professor Eric G. Strauss, Boston College. Ecology is to reveal the nature of ourselves and of our relationship with the species around us. The lectures in this course are often in pairs, with basic ecological principles discussed in the first lecture and the human role or human implications addressed in the second. Contents:
    Pt. 1. Disc 1. lecture 1: An ecological diagnosis of the living earth -- lecture 2. Humanity and the tragedy of the commons -- lecture 3. Ecology: natural history to holistic science -- lecture 4. Ecology as a system: presses and pulses -- lecture 5. Climate and habitat: twin ecological crises -- lecture 6. Human society as ecological driver -- Disc. 2. lecture 7. Movement of energy through living systems -- lecture 8. Humans as energy consumers -- lecture 9. Nutrient cycling in ecosystems -- lecture 10. The challenges of waste and disposal -- lecture 11. The water cycle and climate -- lecture 12. Human water use and climate change -- Pt. 2. Disc. 3. lecture 13. Rain and heat: forces that shape climate -- lecture 14. The ecology of global climate change -- lecture 15. How living organisms acquire food -- lecture 16. The ecological consequences of agriculture -- lecture 17. Food, energy flows, biomagnification -- lecture 18. The human ecology of biomagnification -- Disc. 4. lecture 19. The ecological community as a living mosaic -- lecture 20. Wildlife adaptation to human landscapes -- lecture 21. Biodiversity, disturbance, invasive species -- lecture 22. Biodiversity decline and restoration ecology -- lecture 23. Microevolution and biological variation -- lecture 24. Human impacts on ecological space and time -- Pt. 3. Disc 5. lecture 25. Population growth and its natural limits -- lecture 26. The human shift to an urban lifestyle -- lecture 27. The ecology of dispersal and migration -- lecture 28. Human impacts on animal migration -- lecture 29. Ecology and economy of sex and reproduction -- lecture 30. Cities and the human demographic transition -- Disc 6. lecture 31. Coevolution among species -- lecture 32. The coevolution of human diseases -- lecture 33. Strategies for reversing ecosystem decline -- lecture 34. Designing spaces for wildlife -- lecture 35. Toward sustainable urban ecosystems -- lecture 36. Recovering ecosystems: hope for the future.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General GF 41 .E239 2009.

    THE ECOSPHERE: WHERE ALL LIFE EXISTS. 1992.
    23 min., 40 sec. Emphasizes the interdependent nature of life on the planet and discusses the three elements essential to life's survival, namely, sun, water, and soil.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General GF 75 .E3 1992.

    ATTENBOROUGH'S LIFE STORIES c2013..
    150 min. Renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough has a remarkable treasure trove of stories following his 60-year career with the BBC. This 3-part series focuses on three areas which have transformed most profoundly over his career: film making, science, and the environment. Also includes: The Ark, in which David Attenborough chooses ten of the most important, and lesser known, animals he would most like to save from extinction. Contents: Life on camera -- Understanding the natural world -- Our fragile planet
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General Q 158.5 .A884 2013.

    THE JOY OF SCIENCE. PART V. 2001.
    3 videocassettes (360 min.) Great courses. Lecturer: Robert M. Hazen. Each lecture is 30 minutes in length. Tape 3. lecture 57. Charles Darwin and the theory of natural selection. Lecture 58. Ecosystems & the law of unintended consequences. Lecture 59. The ozone hole, acid rain, & the greenhouse effect. lecture 60. Science, the endless frontier. Focuses on the great unifying biological principles of genetics, evolution, and ecosystems. Topics covered include DNA and genetic engineering, the origin and evolution of life, the theory of natural selection, the ozone hole, acid rain, and the greenhouse effect.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General Q 161.2 .J695 2001.

    OUR PLANET: THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF EARTH. 2011.
    3 videodiscs (4 hr., 40 min.) Disc 1: How the earth was made. Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time. Disc 2 : A global warning? The History Channel answers the question: After 650 million years of climate change, is global warming simply a naturally occurring phenomenon, or the result of human activity? Disc 3: Life after people. 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. Experts in the fields of archeology provide insights to demonstrate how the very landscape of our planet will change in our absence.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QB 631.2 .O977 2011.

    AGING OF LAKES. c1988.
    18 min. Explores the changes that take place as a lake is formed, grows old, and returns to dry land. Examines the interaction of plants, animals, nutrients, and sediment at work in various lakes.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 98 .A4 1988x.

    LIFE AFTER PEOPLE. 2008.
    94 min. 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. Experts in the fields of engineering, botany, ecology, biology, geology, climatology, and archeology provide insights to demonstrate how the very landscape of our planet will change in our absence.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 78 .L544 2008.

    SOIL BIOLOGY. 2002.
    50 min. Looks at invertebrates, microbes, and other soil life forms, and explains how their biology affects the physical and chemical properties of soil. Also discusses how these soil life forms affect human daily life and the conservation of soil. Contents: pt. 1. The full spectrum of life (24 min.) -- pt. 2. Death dung and decay (26 min.)
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 84.8 .S655 2002.

    LAND OF THE EAGLE. VOL. 1, THE GREAT ENCOUNTER. 1991.
    60 min. Broadcast November 24, 1991 as a segment of: Nature. Details the struggles of the early English colonists of Roanoke Island, the Chesapeake Bay area, and Pilgrim settlements of Massachusetts as they fought to establish dominion over the land. Contrasts this struggle with the spiritual beliefs of the Cherokee and Powhatan Indians who recognized seasonal rhythms and respected wildlife.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 102 .L3 1991 pt.1.

    POPULATIONS. c1992.
    14 min. Ecology. Discovers that there are limits to any population's growth including environmental and biological factors. Realizes that human settlements have affected other populations, increasing some while endangering others.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 352 .P6 1992.

    THE POPULATION PICTURE. 1992.
    10 min. Originally broadcast in 1986 as a segment of: Organic evolution. Uses the Hardy-Weinberg model to focus on how the equilibrium of a population may be disturbed. Examines stabilizing, directional, disruptive evolutionary phenomena, and the theory of genetic drift.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General QH 352 .P66 1992 .

    POPULATION ECOLOGY. [198-?]
    19 min. Biology program. Unit 1, Ecology. Examines some of the factors which limit the growth of plant and animal populations in their natural environments; explains how man's success in controlling his environment has affected the growth rate of the human population; and considers some of the problems related to the population explosion.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 352 .P668 1985.

    ENERGY FLOW IN AN ECOSYSTEM. c1992.
    10 min. From the 1984 television program: Energy flow. Solar energy captured by photosynthesis is the earth's primary source of energy. Discusses the food chain and examines the increasing loss of energy with progress up the trophic levels.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General QH 510 .E642 1992.

    ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT : GALAPAGOS, MAURITANIA, MADAGASCAR. 1996, 1991.
    30 min. Global issues in our developing world. Contents: Galapagos : George the tortoise and friends -- Mauritania : the highway of hope -- Madagascar : land of the periwinkle. . "George, the last living Galapagos turtle in the archipelago, is mascot to some Galapagos children who are trying to save other threatened species. Mauritania, a country of transition between the desert and the Sahel zone, is shown in a death struggle with the desert, which has advanced from 50 to 100 miles into its territory over the past 15 to 20 years. The final segment focuses on Madagascar's unique medicinal plant life, including the periwinkle used in an anti-leukemia drug. Questions are posed as to how the plant life can be preserved and the wisdom of its traditional healers utilized"--Container.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .E27 1996.

    FOOD CHAINS c1992.
    13:30 min. Ecology. Observes a variety of food chains in shallow and deep-water habitats. Identifies primary producers, primary consumers and secondary consumers in several food chains.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .F6 1992.

    FOOD CHAINS AND WEBS c1995.
    1 computer laser optical disk .Shows how organisms within a biological community depend on each other for food and survival. Presents information on energy transfer, food energy through photosynthesis, autotrophs, heterotrophs, niches in a community, and other topics. Designed for classroom and individual use.
    FORMAT: CD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .F67 1995.

    GLACIER BAY [1985].
    15 min. Uses photography to show the succession of plant and animal life that appears following the retreat of a glacier.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541 .G5 1985.

    INTERDEPENDENCE OF LIFE. c2005.
    22 min. Cambridge core science series. Bio basics. On planet Earth, no living thing is an island. This identifies the world's ecosystems as it explains the flow of energy and the cycling of matter within them. Terms such as biosphere and biome, biotic and abiotic, autotrophs (producers) and heterotrophs (consumers), and the food web are defined, and ecology and conservation as fields of study are explored. Rainforests serve as a timely and powerful example of the interdependence of life at the global level--and the devastating worldwide effects of deforestation.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .I584 2005.

    THE NATURAL HISTORY OF OUR WORLD: THE TIME OF MAN. [199-?].
    50 min. Presents case studies of those primitive human cultures and animal populations which have either survived or become extinct depending on their ability to adapt to the environment. Presents the thesis that man must maintain his environment if he is to survive.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .N3 1990.

    NUTRIENT CYCLES. c1992.
    14 min. Ecology. Essential elements move in nutrient cycles, from the environment into the bodies of a succession of living things, then back to the environment. Observes this process on a mountain plateau, in a rain forest, in a mangrove swamp, and on the floor of the ocean.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .N8 1992.

    PRODUCERS CAPTURE SOLAR ENERGY. c1997.
    ca. 28 min. Describes how energy flow through the biosphere is facilitated by different types of organisms - producers, consumers and decomposers. A farm provides the backdrop to explain how producers and consumers acquire energy. Cell differences between plants and animals are identified and used to explain the different functions of these two types of organisms.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .P7 1997.

    STRANGE DAYS ON PLANET EARTH. 2005.
    2 videodiscs (240 min.) Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. They suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? Can we alter this course of events? Contents: Volume 1: episode 1. Invaders -- episode 2. The one degree factor -- Volume 2: episode 3. Predators -- episode 4. Troubled waters.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .S773 2005.

    SUCCESSION: FROM SAND DUNE TO FOREST. 1988.
    13 min. Explains that ecological succession is the process by which a given area changes slowly until it becomes a stable community. Highlights the principles involved in ecological succession and illustrates the many
    changes, both large and small, that take place as a sand dune evolves into a beech-maple forest.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .S8 1988x.

    UNDERSTANDING ECOSYSTEMS. 2005, c1994.
    29 min. Ecosystems can range in size from tidal pools to the entire planet. Understanding the boundaries of various collections of organisms is the first step toward maintaining the balance to preserve them.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: VHS General QH 541 .U53 1994; DVD Circulation Desk QH 541 .U53 2005.

    WHAT IS ECOLOGY? [198-?], c1977.
    ca. 20 min. Explores the major biomes of the world from the high arctic to the tropical rain forest. Discusses the community concept and shows plants and animals in their natural habitats and the relationships that exist between organisms and their environment.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .W5 1982x.

    FUTURE CONDITIONAL. c2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 2006 as a segment of: Journey to planet Earth. Investigates the link between environmental change and the future health of the planet, a future conditional on how we cope with the spread of toxic pollution. In the Arctic, animals and humans are suddenly plagued with rising levels of hazardous chemicals: DDT, PCBs, dioxins, and mercury. Along the U.S.-Mexico border, tariff-free factories have been poisoning the soil and air for more than a decade, and local communities in Tijuana struggle with contaminated water while their backyards have become toxic playgrounds for children. In Uzbekistan, the world's fourth largest inland body of water, the Aral Sea, has become the site of what the United Nations calls man's greatest ecological disaster. In the United States, a Latin neighborhood in San Diego celebrates an environmental victory, while only 150 miles away, the people of Palm Springs may be living in the path of a toxic storm of dust.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.145 .F87 2009.

    NATURAL CONNECTIONS. c1999.
    5 videocassettes (59 min.) Uses interviews with scientists, photography, graphics, and original music to introduce the basic concepts of biodiversity, underline the importance of maintaining biodiversity, explore how nature and human nature are intertwined and how everyday decisions affect biodiversity. Takes a close-up look at salmon, rainforests, and marine ecosystems as examples. Contents: [pt. 1] Introduction to diversity (15 min.) -- [pt. 2] The significance of
    salmon (12 min.) -- [pt. 3] Keystone species (10 min.) -- [pt. 4] Forests, biodiversity and you (10 min.) -- [pt. 5] Biodiversity vs. extinction (12 min.).
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.15.B56 N388 1999.

    WEB OF LIFE: EXPLORING BIODIVERSITY. [1996], c1995.
    115 min. Explores the diversity of life on earth, the interconnections among species and the advantages of biodiversity. Includes discussions with ecotourists, scientists, photographers, sound engineers, musicians, and members of the Wild Lands Project. Ecosystems explored include the Amazon rain forest; the Chihuahuan Desert, Arizona; the Siskiyou National Forest, Oregon; Cedar Creek, Minnesota; the Berkshire Mountains, Massachusetts; Kikori, Papua New Guinea; and Chitwan, Nepal.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5.B6 W4 1996.

    POND-LIFE FOOD WEB. 1976.
    10 min. Bio-science series. Examines the microscopic world of a pond, identifying its inhabitants and their interrelationships, including the complex pattern of food chains within the pond.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5.P63 P6 1976.

    SUCCESSION. c1992.
    15:40 min. Ecology. When a habitat is disturbed, its old community of plants and animals may die to be replaced by waves of colonization and regrowth. Follows the plant and animal succession that transforms a barren beach into a wooded sand dune and a farmer's field into a climax woodland community.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5.S26 S8 1992.

    AFTERMATH: POPULATION ZERO. 2008.
    90 min. Investigates what would happen if every single person on Earth simply disappeared. The Earth would be a world where city streets would still be populated by cars, but without drivers. Nobody to fix bridges, repair buildings, or maintain power facilities. After being controlled by humanity for millennia, the Earth would be reclaimed by nature. See how long skyscrapers and our homes would last if abandoned. Contents: Introduction -- When we are gone -- 10 minutes after humans -- 96 minutes after humans -- Day 3 after humans -- Day 7 after humans -- Month 3 after humans -- Month 10 after humans -- Year 30 after humans -- Year 60 after humans -- Year 120 after humans -- Year 150 after humans -- Year 200 after humans -- Year 230 after humans -- Year 1000 after humans – Conclusion.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 545 .R38 A 384 2008.

    THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. [198-?], c1963.
    11 min. Biology program. Unit 1, Ecology. Series title on container: Unit 1, Ecology, biology. Illustrates some of the ways in which organisms are adapted to the conditions of their physical, or non-living, environment. Demonstrates how various conditions of the physical environment can be measured. Gives examples of specific adaptations by organisms to particular physical factors in their environments.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 546 .P65 1985.

    THE PRIMARY PRODUCTION OF HEATHER. c1986.
    16 min. Experiment : biology. An experiment which assesses the growth rate and net primary production of heather on a Pennine Moor in England, as a basis on which to estimate energy flow and nutrient uptake. The viewer is expected to complete the experiment.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 495 .E68 P7 1986x.

    SUCCESSION ON LAVA.. 198-?], c1970.
    13:19 min. EBE biology program. Unit 1, Ecology. Illustrates the destruction caused by volcanic eruption and examines the difficulties encountered by the first forms of life that reappear on the lava flow.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QK 759.5 .S8 1985.

    EXPLORING BIODIVERSITY: THE SEARCH FOR NEW MEDICINES. 2010.
    2 videodiscs. Holiday lectures on science; 2009. Two leading biologists discuss their paths of medical discovery based on a deeper understanding of biodiversity. Bonnie L. Bassler examines the molecular mechanisms that bacteria use to communicate with one another. Baldomero Olivera conducts research using the venomous predatory cone snail which has led to a better understanding of ion channels and identification of several therapeutic drug candidates. Contents: Disc 1. Features: Short talks on biodiversity: E.O. Wilson, Ph.D., Eric Chivian, M.D. ; Animations: Prialt blocks motor synapse in fish ; Prialt blocks pain signaling in mice ; The LUX operon controls light production ; Motor cabal toxins block motor neuron synapses ; Lighting-strike cabal acts like a Taser ; The molecular cascade in bacterial quorum sensing ; Lectures: From venoms to drugs ; Shedding light on an invisible world ; Biodiversity at a snail's pace ; Eavesdropping on tiny conspiracies ; Video clips: Demo: Live cone snail ; Conus catus strikes a fish ; Conus textile strikes a snail ; Conus imperialis strikes a worm ; Bobtail squid swimming and burrowing ; Demo: glowing bacteria in a flask ; Conus tulipa hunts fish by net ; Deep nets to havest Turrids ; Demo: Quorum sensing molecules ; Screening chemical libraries with robotics -- Disc 2. Special features, interviews and discussion.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 99 .E975 2010.

    FROM BENEATH THE ASHES. c1997.
    28 out of 50 min. The New explorers series ; no. 111. Bill Kurtis examines the beneficial role played by fire in the natural environment. Documents renewal of the ecosystem following the devastating Yellowstone fires in 1988 and successful attempts to restore midwestern prairies through the use of controlled burning.
    On tape with: Super Seeds
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SB 113.7 .S8 1997.

    WILDFIRE. 1990.
    55 min. Originally broadcast as a National Audubon Society special. Discusses the role of fire in the environment and fire policy for national parks, using the 1988 fire in Yellowstone National Park as an example.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 421 ,W553 1990.

    GENERAL BIOMES & COMMUNITIES

    BIOMES. c1989.
    7 Videorecordings. Provides an in-depth look at each of the major biomes on Earth, describing its climate, its geographic characteristics, and the plant and animal life that lives there. Contents: [no. 1] An introduction (12:35) -- [no. 2] Tundra (12:20) -- [no. 3] Coniferous forest (12:50) -- [no. 4] Temperate deciduous forest (12:35) -- [no. 5] Grassland (12:25) -- [no. 6] Desert (12:30) -- [no. 7] Tropical rain forest (13:10).
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .B5 1989.

    BIOMES. c2002.
    5 videodiscs (100 min.) Series encourages students to move beyond a simplified view of the environment to a deeper level of understanding: that the global ecosystem is made up of interdependent ecological communities populated with their own particular life forms and vulnerable to damage by both natural forces and human activity, Contents: pt. 1 : Aquatic biomes (22:00) -- pt. 2 : Desert biomes (17:00) -- pt. 3 : Grassland biomes (17:00) -- pt. 4 : Rainforest biomes (20:00) -- pt. 5 : Tundra biomes (22:00).
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .B566 2002.

    BIOMES. 1996.
    2 computer laser optical discs. Each CD-ROM features audiovisual presentations with text linked to a complete 24-volume student encyclopedia, a 150,000 word dictionary, and a glossary of important terms. Interactive questions and explanations, reinforce comprehension of the subject matter. Contents: Part 1. Biomes, the deciduous forest, the coniferous forest, the moist coniferous forest -- Part 2. The grasslands, the tundra, the desert, the chaparral.
    FORMAT: CD-ROM. LOCATION: General QH 541 .B6 1996.

    COMMUNITIES. c1992.
    13:30 min. Ecology. Observes a variety of food chains in shallow and deep-water habitats. Explains the difference between an ordinary food chain and a detritus food chain.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .C643 1992.

    THE COMMUNITY. [198-?], c1962.
    11 min. Examines three different ecological communities--the western pine forest community, the grassland community, and intertidal community. Uses close-up live photography to show examples of distinctive plants and animals which occupy the basic ecological niches in each of the three communities, and
    gives illustrations of food chains and of the pyramid of numbers.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .C645 1985x.

    THE WORLD'S BIOMES : DESERT TO RAINFOREST. c1996.
    28 min. Explains how various physical factors determine the climate of a biome and, in turn, the density of life within a given biome. Shows rainforests, deserts, grasslands, coniferous forests, alpine tundra, deciduous forests, and marine and freshwater biomes. Highlights the adaptations that different organisms make to their environment.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .W67 1996.

    WATER-BASED BIOMES
    Wetland and Freshwater; Ocean/Reef / Salt Marsh / Estuary

    Wetland and Freshwater

    AMERICA'S WETLANDS. [1981].
    28 min. Through a blend of creative photography, music, and narration, this production conveys views of American wetlands, their natural benefits to man and wildlife, and the potential impact of losing these varied natural resources.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 76 .A6 1981x.

    WETLAND BLUES. c1992.
    20:23 min. A group of high school children must plan a shared learning project on wetlands. As they plan the project they discuss the definition of what a wetland is, acknowledge wetlands as an important part of the food chain and understand the co-dependency of species.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 87.3 .W4 1992.

    WETLANDS OF SOUTH AMERICA. c1996.
    26 min. The natural world of Latin America. Shows animal and plant life in the flood zones, coastal mud flats, and mangrove swamps of South America.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 87.3 .W4 1996.

    AGING OF LAKES. c1988.
    Chicago, Ill. : Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation,
    18 min. Explores the changes that take place as a lake is formed, grows old, and returns to dry land. Examines the interaction of plants, animals, nutrients, and sediment at work in various lakes.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 98 .A4 1988x.

    ALIEN INVADERS: EXOTIC SPECIES IN THE FOOD WEB OF THE GREAT LAKES. 1991.
    58 min. Traces the arrival of exotic fish and animal species in the Great Lakes and studies the relationships among zooplankton, algae, and exotic species.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH104.5.G7 A5 1991.

    HOW THE ICE AGE MADE THE GREAT LAKES. c1995.
    17:30 min. Discusses how the Great Lakes were formed by glaciers and how their drainage pattern has changed. Describes the flora, the fauna, and the Native Americans who have lived in the surrounding areas. Includes views of each of the Great Lake's current shorelines and discusses specific characteristics of each lake.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 104.5.G7 H6 1995.

    WATERLIFE. c2010.
    109 min. Examines the beauty and complex toxicity of the Great Lakes. Follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 104.5 .G7 W384 2010.

    THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE RIVER. c2002.
    120 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: America's first river, Bill Moyers on the Hudson. Environmental activist Robert Boyle, Hudson Riverkeeper John Cronin, folksinger Peter Seeger, Franny Reese, Jack Welch and others discuss both the long-running fight to rescue the Hudson from pollution and the far-reaching environmental legislation that has resulted from the struggle.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 104.5 .H83 F545 2002.

    LIVING WATERS OF THE BIG CYPRESS. [1980].
    14 min. An introduction to the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Explains the role of water in the life cycle of this unique swamp and shows the wilderness habitats and plants and animals which inhabit them.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 105 .F6 L5 1980.

    SAVE OUR SWAMP. c2001.
    21 min. This program examines the harm done to the Everglades by decades of exploitation and contamination. The impact of the sugar and orange industries, of flood control efforts, of Florida's burgeoning population, and even of competing conservation initiatives are considered. The points of view of environmentalists, industry, Native Americans, and academics are represented.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 105 .F6 S384 2001.

    AMAZONIA. c1996.
    28 min. The natural world of Latin America. Describes the Amazon River Basin, the jungle, and the life within this ecosystem.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH112 .A6 1996.

    ECOLOGY OF A HOT SPRING : LIFE AT HIGH TEMPERATURES. [198-?]
    15 min. Biology program. Unit 1, Ecology. Describes the characteristics of hot springs as exemplified by the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. Shows the organisms that are able to survive in the environment. Discusses environmental pollution and biological adaptation.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .H65 E3 1980.

    THE BIOLOGY OF LAKES, PONDS, STREAMS AND WETLANDS. c2006.
    40 min. Covers plant and lower forms of animal life living in various lake, pond and wetlands habitats, as well as issues in the overall ecology of these environments
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5 ..l3 B565 2006.

    POND-LIFE FOOD WEB. 1976.
    10 min. Bio-science series. Examines the microscopic world of a pond, identifying its inhabitants and their interrelationships, including the complex pattern of food chains within the pond.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5 .P63 P6 1976.

    RIVERS OF DESTINY. c1999.
    57 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. An exploration of four major river systems of the world to investigate the environmental problems facing those whose lives depend upon the health of the river. Includes journeys to the Mississippi, Amazon, Jordan and Mekong Rivers.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Reserves Biology 1110. DVD: QH541.5.S7 R5 2009

    AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS. 1993.
    3 videocassettes and 1 videodisc (55 min.) Illustrates the basic physical features of freshwater and marine ecosystems as well as the plants and animals that depend on the ecosystems for survival. Examines the effects of human activities on the ecosystems. [pt. 1] Freshwater (14 min.) -- [pt. 2] Marine (14 min.) -- [pt. 3] Estuaries (DVD 13 min.) -- [pt. 4] Freshwater wetlands (14 min.).
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: VHS for Parts 1, 2 and 4 Circulation Desk QH 541.5.W3 A6 1993. DVD for Part 3 QH 541.5.E8 A683 1997.

    THE MARSH-POTHOLE PRAIRIE COMMUNITY. 1994.
    15 min. Nature's heartland. Native plant communities of the Great Plains. A community found on poorly drained soils of lowland and backwater bogs. Plants survive a demanding initiation of several weeks of standing water. Five grasses and 7 forbs are identified.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938.P7 M37 1994.

    Ocean / Reef / Salt Marsh / Estuary

    THE BLUE PLANET: SEAS OF LIFE. c2002.
    4 videodiscs (394 min.) or 4 videocassettes (392 min.) Originally produced as a television mini-series in 2001.
    Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon. Contents: [v. 1]. Ocean world ; Frozen seas -- [v. 2]. Open ocean ; The deep -- [v. 3]. Seasonal seas ; Coral seas -- [v. 4]. Tidal seas ; Coasts.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: VHS General GC 11.2 .B582 2002 (VHS). DVD General GC 11.2 .B58 2002.

    OCEANOGRAPHY: EXPLORING EARTH’S FINAL WILDERNESS. 2011.
    6 videodiscs (ca.1080 min.) Presents a scientific expedition to fathom the ocean's mysteries. Contents: Disc 1: Diving in: the ocean adventure -- Explorers, navigators, pioneering scientists -- Ocean basics and ocean basins -- Mapping the sea: soundings to satellites -- Habitats: sunlit shelves to the dark abyss -- The spreading sea floor and mid-ocean ridges -- Disc 2: The plunging sea floor and deep-sea trenches -- The formation of the earth and its ocean -- The early ocean and the origins of life -- Marine sediments: archives of the ocean -- Offshore oil and gas: resources and risks -- The enduring chemistry of seawater -- Disc 3: How the physics of water controls the ocean -- Waves: motion in the ocean -- Rogue waves and tsunami -- Tides in theory and practice -- Marine life, energy, and food webs -- Tiny plankton: the most abundant life on earth -- DIsc 4: Soft-bodied life in the dark, open depths -- Swimming: the many fish in the sea -- Marine birds, reptiles, and mammals -- Whaling, fisheries, and farming the ocean -- Where sea meets the land and why coasts vary -- Where rivers meet the sea: estuaries and deltas -- Disc 5: Coastal erosion: beaches and sea cliffs -- Tidal life, sea forests, and coral reefs -- Deep bottom life and hydrothermal vents -- Trade winds: the circulation of heat and wind -- Heavy weather: storms and hurricanes -- The Gulf stream to gyres: vast surface currents -- Disc 6: Upwelling, downwelling, and El Nino -- The deepest, slowest river: Polar bottom water -- The ocean and global climate -- The warming, rising sea -- Marine pollution: the impact of toxins -- The future ocean.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General GC 11.2 .O243 2011.

    UNDERSTANDING. OCEANS. 1998.
    50 min. Explore the characteristics of the ocean's personality, from the volatile cross-currents to health issues, from endangered sea creatures to the reality of light on the ocean floor.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General GC 21 .U534 1998.

    OCEAN ODYSSEY. c2006.
    ca 116 min. Blending state-of-the-art digital graphics with real footage, Ocean Odyssey is a breathtaking underwater adventure that fully immerses you in the beauty and dangers of the deep
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General GC65 .O343 2006.

    THE STATEOF THE PLANET’S OCEANS. 2009.
    57 min. Originally produced in 2009 as an episode of: Journey to planet Earth. "Investigates the health and sustainability of the world's oceans, with a special emphasis on climate change and issues affecting marine reserves, fisheries and coastal ecosystems" – Container. Contents: Loss of the cod fishery (Portugal & New England) -- Marine sanctuaries (Dry Tortugas) -- Glacier melt (Greenland) -- Sea level rise (Bangladesh & India) -- Glacier melt (Peru) -- Effect of climate change on oceans -- Return of the whale shark (Belize) -- Oceanographer & explorer Sylvia Earle.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GC 1018 .S738 2009.

    SECRETS OF THE OCEAN REALM. c1997.
    5 Videorecordings (ca. 60 min. each) Explores the fascinating mysteries of the ocean depths. Spectacular underwater sequences by award-winning filmmakers, Howard and Michele Hall, reveal never-before-seen behaviors of sharks, whales, dolphins and even more unusual creatures like wolf eels, demon stingers, and stargazers. Contents: 1. Cathedral in the sea ; Survival in the sea -- 2. Venom ; Creatures of darkness -- 3. The Great whales ; Sharks -- 4. City in the sea ; Star gardens -- 5. Mountain in the sea ; Filming secrets.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 91.15 .S4 1997.

    PLANKTON. 1976.
    Surveys the variety of plants and animals comprising the ocean's plankton community. Explains their complex food webs.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 91.8.P5 P5 1976.

    PLANKTON AND THE OPEN SEA. 1986.
    20 min. Divides plankton into phytoplankton and zooplankton and describes the ecological relationship between the two divisions.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 91.8.P5 P55 1986x.

    OCEANS OF AMERICA. c1996.
    28 min. The natural world of Latin America.
    Describes the wildlife of the Valdez Peninsula. Includes penguins, right whales, orcas, elephant seals and sea lions.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 111 .O3 1996.

    TREASURES OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF. c1995.
    ca. 60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of: Nova. Explores the brilliant colors and extraordinary creatures of the Great Barrier Reef off Australia.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 197 .T73 1995.

    CANARY OF THE OCEAN. c1997.
    Stretching for miles off the Florida Keys is the largest coral reef in the continental U.S. and one of the longest in the world. But America's primary reef is dying, and like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, its decline is a warning that something is very wrong in our oceans. Portrays the stunning beauty of America's fragile undersea kingdom, investigates the serious threats to its health, and profiles some of the concerned people working to preserve it for future generations.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5.C7 C35 1997.

    CITY OF CORAL., [1995?].
    60 min. Originally broadcast in 1983 as a segment of: Nova. Uses underwater and time-lapse photography to examine the unique ecosystems of a Caribbean coral reef.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5.C7 C5 1995.

    THE GREAT BARRIER REEF. 1983.
    60 min. Studies the endangered ecosystem of the Australian Barrier Reef. Explains that the crown of thorns, a variety of starfish which eats live coral, is multiplying and threatens to destroy the reef; discusses the role of the reef in the balance of nature.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General QH 541.5 .C7 G7 1983.

    THE SALT MARSH: A QUESTION OF VALUES. [198-?].
    22 min. Shows researchers from the University of Georgia as they examine the complex ecological system of a salt marsh. Shows how marshland provides an important link in the ecological system of the neighboring ocean.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .S24 S3 1980.

    ALTERED OCEANS: A FIVE-PART SERIES ON THE CRISIS IN THE SEAS. c2007.
    35 min. Part 1: Crucial habitats are falling victim to the changing chemistry of oceans. Part 2: Toxic algae and bacteria are poisoning marine mammals, other sea life. Part 3: Red tides multiply and worsen, and the winds carry their toxins ashore. Part 4: Seaborne plastic debris poses a lethal hazard to wildlife. Part 5: Seawater is turning acidic, threatening fish, coral and other marine life. Contents: pt. 1. A primeval tide of toxins -- pt. 2. Sentinels under attack -- pt. 3. Dark tides, ill winds -- pt. 4. Sea preserves a plastic plague -- pt. 5. A chemical imbalance.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .S3 A484 2007.

    AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS. 1993.
    3 videocassettes and 1 videodisc (55 min.) Illustrates the basic physical features of freshwater and marine ecosystems as well as the plants and animals that depend on the ecosystems for survival. Examines the effects of human activities on the ecosystems. [pt. 1] Freshwater (14 min.) -- [pt. 2] Marine (14 min.) -- [pt. 3] Estuaries (DVD 13 min.) -- [pt. 4] Freshwater wetlands (14 min.).
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: VHS for Parts 1, 2 and 4 Circulation Desk QH 541.5.W3 A6 1993. DVD for Part 3 QH 541.5.E8 A683 1997.

    RAINBOWS IN THE SEA. c2005.
    28 min. Discover the coral reefs and the animals that live in these complex ecosystems from the Caribbean to the Indo-Pacific. Covers threats to coral reefs and actions being taken to protect them. Includes illustrated taxonomic review of coral reef animals and printable teacher's guide.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL125 .R35 2005.

    LAND-BASED BIOMES
    Desert; Forests: Coniferous and Deciduous; Forests: Rainforest; Grassland; Island Ecology

    Desert

    GLOBAL WARMING; DROUGHT AND DESERTIFICATION. c2004.
    32 min. Describes desertification as a result of continued drought caused by global warming. Provides regional examples of increased desertification around the world.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GB 611 .G58 2004.

    UNDERSTANDING DROUGHT AND DESERTIFICATION. c1994.
    29 min. Explains the terminology used to discuss drought and the process of desertification. Shows which lands are in danger of becoming deserts. Discusses the impact of people on the lands and offers possible solutions to the desertification problem.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GB 611 .U6 1994.

    THE SONORA DESERT. c1996.
    26 min. The natural world of Latin America. Describes the plant and animal life of the Sonoran Desert and shows how living things adapt to its sparse water supply.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 88 .S6 1996.

    THE DESERT. 1988.
    16 min.. Shows how the plants and animals of the desert are adapted to their arid environment. Introduces the desert biome, its geographical locations, the causes of its formation, its temperature conditions and consequent aridity ,its dust storms, and its rains. Illustrates the diversity of plant and animal life in the desert.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5.D4 D4 1988x.

    CREATURES OF THE NAMIB DESERT. [1987], c1977.
    59 min. Presents a documentary on the animals' of Africa's Namib Desert.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 337 .N27 C7 1987.

    Forests: Coniferous and Deciduous

    THE CONIFEROUS FOREST BIOME. [198-?].
    15 min. Describes the conditions of plant and animal life in the northern coniferous forest explaining how unfavorable conditions influence development.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5.F6 C62 1988.

    OAK-SAVANNA COMMUNITY. 1991.
    23 min. Nature's heartland. Native plant communities of the Great Plains. A transition area between grassland and forest, this community has a parklike quality due to a mixture of grass and trees. 11 trees and 6 shrubs are identified.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938.P7 O35 1994.

    PRESCRIBED FIRE IN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. 1994.
    13 min. Discusses the National Park Service's efforts to return forest lands, which have been changed by fire suppression, to as natural a state as possible. Explains the use of fire scars to determine historical fire cycles before European settlement. Examines the use of prescribed natural fires and prescribed burns which fire managers are using to accomplish this task.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 387 .F52 P74 1994.

    BATTLE FOR THE TREES. c1993.
    57 min. Examines the strategies of both sides, environmentalist and the logging industry, in the battle to control the old growth forests of British Columbia. Suggests some practical solutions that balance economic needs with the preservation of the ancient forests.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 387.O43 B3 1993.

    CIRCLE OF LIFE. c1993.
    27 min. Focuses on wood as a renewable resource while discussing such topics as the relationship between consumption and production, natural resource management, and the interconnected social, economic and environmental factors which need to be addressed as we face a future where increasing population puts increasing pressure on resources.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 387 .S87 C573 1993.

    MATERIALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: WOOD AS A GLOBAL RESOURCE. c1995.
    ca. 14 min. Discusses the global, social, economic, and ecological consequences of various options of using wood as a resource to meet global raw material needs while maintaining environmental quality.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 387 .S87 M384 1995.

    THE MIRACLE RESOUCE. c2007.
    15 min. Explains why wood, which is "renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, energy efficient, durable, versatile, non-toxic," is an environmentally sound resource choice in a world where our demand for finite resources continues to increase dramatically.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SD 387.S87 M573 2007.

    A SILENT FOREST: THE GROWING THREAT, GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES. 2005.
    46 min. Examines the threats posed by the introduction of genetically engineered trees into our environment.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SD 399.5 .S554 2005.

    WILDFIRES: FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE. c1995.
    50 min. Originally broadcast on the television program: Investigative reports During the summer of 1994 there were an unprecedented number of fires near new communities and residential areas which had built up into the forests. Firefighters had to battle wildfires--at one point, two fires coming together--in an heroic attempt to save lives and property. Thirty men and women lost their lives in this effort. Should communities continue to build in forested areas where firefighting is impossible?
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD421.3 .W5 1995.

    Forests: Rainforest

    YANOMAMI, KEEPERS OF THE FLAME. 1992.
    58 min. Follows an expedition of explorers as they make contact with the Yanomami Indians of Brazil who are considered to be the last Stone Age tribe in the Amazon. Considers the social and ecological consequences to the Yanomami people as outside developers continue to encroach upon their habitat.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk F 2520.1.Y3 Y36 1992.

    DREAM PEOPLE OF THE AMAZON: THE ACHUAR. 2006.
    32 min. The Achuar people in southeast Ecuador live in a part of the Amazon rain forest as pristine today as it was a thousand years ago. In order to protect their rainforest from exploitation and avoid the environmental and cultural devastation suffered by their indigenous neighbors only a few hundred miles away, they have formed alliances with environmental protection agencies in the outside world seeking to gain official recognition as a bioreserve, closed to exploitation.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General F 3430.1.A25 D743 2006.

    A NATURALIST IN THE RAINFOREST : ALEXANDER SKUTCH. c1995.
    28:27 min. Tells the story of Alexander Skutch and reveals the splendors of tropical nature that have captivated him for over half a century. One of the great naturalists of our time, Skutch traveled around Central America for years uncovering the secrets of tropical birdlife. His later efforts to live and farm in harmony with the rainforest in Costa Rica make Skutch's remarkable story especially relevant today.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 31.S5 N3 1995.

    THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST. c1996.
    27 min. The natural world of Latin America. Shows the South and Central American rainforests and the diverse life forms that inhabit them. Discusses the habitat of the quetzal and its mythical role in Aztec life.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 86 .T7 1996.

    RAIN FOREST. [1987], c1983.
    60 min. Originally issued in series: National Geographic Society special. Showcases the rare beauty and rich variety of plant and animal life found in a Costa Rican rain forest. Also examines the impact of man's exploitation of the rain forest on this fragile ecosystem.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 108 .C6 R3 1987.

    AMAZONIA c1996.
    28 min. The natural world of Latin America. Describes the Amazon River Basin, the jungle, and the life within this ecosystem
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 112 .A6 1996.

    PERU'S HIDDEN RAINFOREST. [1999], c1997.
    60 min. Living Edens. Travel to the edge of the Amazon basin, to a lush paradise so remote it has barely been explored, a place so spectacular that nature unfolds in pristine wonder.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 128 .P48 1999.

    DEEP JUNGLE. c2005.
    180 min. Originally broadcast as a part of the PBS television program Nature. This three-part series follows scientists and explorers who are on the trail of the jungle's most deeply held secrets. Equipped with an arsenal of high tech tools, they encounter the fantastic web of life that makes up a jungle ecosystem. Contents: New frontiers -- Monsters of the forest -- The beast within.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 541.5.J8 P432 2005.

    CAN TROPICAL RAINFORESTS BE SAVED? c1992.
    120 min. Examines ways in which rainforests are being depleted and discusses the needs for their survival.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .R27 C36 1992.

    THE GREEN WORLD. c1986.
    ca. 52 min. Australian ark documentary series. A look at the Australian rain forest, focusing on the many unique species living there and on the efforts of people working to save this resource from the encroachments of civilization.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5.R27 G7 1986.

    RAIN FOREST : SELVA VERDE : THE GREEN JUNGLE. [1990], c1985.
    58 min. Nature. Broadcast in 1985 on PBS as a segment of: Nature. Journey to one of the most valuable and delicate ecosystems on earth, the rain forest of Central America. Shows the unique and sometimes bizarre creatures of the jungle and how they achieve a balance among them that is the key to the land's survival.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .R27 R3 1990.

    SECRETS OF THE CHOCO. 1995.
    52 min. The Choco in Colombia is one of the largest relatively unspoiled rainforests on the planet. It still hides thousands of undiscovered plants and animals, and contains kingdoms of ancient forests and shorelines that have never been disturbed. But large scale development plans and the impending completion
    of the Pan American Highway threaten the future of the Choco and the lives of the Blacks and Indians who live along the banks of its maze of rivers.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5.R27 S437 1995.

    TROPICAL RAINFOREST. 1992.
    40 min. Tropical rainforest takes the viewer on a 400 million year journey to illustrate the diversity and beauty of life in the forests.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .R27 T76 1992.

    THE JUNGLE PHARMACY. 1999.
    26 min. Do the world's rainforests contain a cure for cancer and AIDS? Come travel to Jakarta, Surabaya, and the jungles of Kalimantan to investigate the preparation and use of natural remedies to combat illnesses such as skin fungus, malaria and even AIDS. But logging continues unabated in Indonesia and other tropic zones. Will the jungle pharmacy disappear before it can be understood?
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SB 294.I5 J86 1999.

    CHICO MENDES: A DOCUMENTARY. c1994.
    48 min. Spanish with English subtitles. A chilling documentary about the life and work of Chico Mendes, the president of the Brazilian Rubber Tappers' Union. Chico became a target of the local landowners and was eventually murdered by the son of a landowner. Intimate footage of Chico and his family tell the harrowing tale of workers who dare to organize in the Brazilian Amazon.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 411.52.M46 C455 1994.

    Grassland

    AMERICA'S LOST LANDSCAPE: THE TALLGRASS PRAIRIE. c2005.
    22 min. Presents the rich and complex story of one of the most astonishing alterations of nature in human history. The extraordinary cinematography of prairie remnants, original score, and archival images are interwoven to create a powerful and moving viewing experience about the natural and cultural history of America.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .A647 2005.

    ILLINOIS PRAIRIES : A SENSE OF PLACE. 1986.
    28 min. A documentary chronicling the birth of the prairies from the age of the massive ice flows 9,000 years ago to the present sea of Illinois corn. The voice of several of the prairie poets including Masters, Bryant, Lindsay, Sandburg and Knoepfle reflects on the landscape's indelible impression upon their own lives and on the human psyche--a feast of sights and sounds which captures the spirit of the prairie, evoking in viewers an appreciation of the Illinois prairie heritage.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .I46 1986.

    ILLINOIS TALLGRASS. [197-].
    16 min. Introduces the prairie environment, specifically that of Goose Lake Prairie State Park. Intended for the general park visitor as a preparation and enticement for the trail walk on the prairie.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .I5 1995.

    MANITOBA'S TALL GRASS PRAIRIE. 1989.
    21 min.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .M3 1989.

    THE PAMPAS AND THE CHACO. c1996.
    26 min. The natural world of Latin America. Describes animals and plants of both the pampas and the chaco, an intermediary ecosystem between the open grassy plateau and the dense tropical jungle of South America.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 87.7 .P3 1996.

    LAND OF THE EAGLE. VOL. 4, ACROSS THE SEA OF GRASS. 1991.
    60 min. Broadcast on November 25, 1991 as a segment of: Nature. Has supplement: Land of the eagle / Robert McCracken Peck. Traces the journey of Lewis and Clark and other early pioneers of the land beyond the Mississippi who made their way across the plains that were home to buffalo, grizzly bears and tribes of Mandan, Sioux, and Pawnee. Shows how thousands of determined settlers turned the wild lands into wheat fields and why the destruction of the buffalo herds had such an impact on the Indian population.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 102 .L3 1991 pt.4.

    LAST STAND OF THE TALL GRASS PRAIRIE. 2001.
    57 min. Based on the book by Larrabee and Altman.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 104 .L332 2001.

    BATTLE FOR THE GREAT PLAINS. 1992.
    58 min. Originally shown on television in 1992 as a: National Audubon Society special. Describes the North American Great Plains as an ecosystem out of balance. Discusses environmental concerns with cattle, agriculture, wildlife, people, and natural resources.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 104.5 .G73 B37 1992.

    THIS IS CHICAGO WILDERNESS : A REGIONAL NATURE RESERVE. c1999.
    15 min. Provides an overview of the natural communities and habitats in the Chicago area, some right in the shadow of the city's skyscrapers and some that are more rare than tropical rain forests.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 105 .I3 T457 1999.

    MISSOURI’S TALLGRASS PRAIRIE : AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL. c2001.
    49 min. From its rich past to future promise, the tallgrass tale is a truly American experience. Journey into this exciting world of color, energy and life.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 105 .M8 M588 2001.

    AMERICA'S PRAIRIE: WHERE THE SKY BEGAN. c2001.
    53 min. Originally produced as a segment of the program, Assignment discovery. Explores the natural and social history of the vanishing tallgrass prairie.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 541.5.P7 A647 2001.

    GRASSLANDS. [1999].
    45 min. The nature of things. Host: David Suzuki. Examines the history of the grasslands of North America, the plants and animals living in those remaining, and shows how knowledge gleaned from their study can provide lessons for sustainable agriculture.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5 .P7 G725 1999.

    SEAS OF GRASS. c2003.
    57 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of the second season of the public television series: Journey to planet earth. Investigates the serious threats to one of our most treasured natural resources and journeys to Inner Mongolia, Kenya, South Africa, Argentina, and the American West. Grasslands cover almost one-third of the Earth's surface, house nearly a billion people, and are in grave danger of disappearing.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: QH 541.5 .P7 S437 2003. DVD: QH541.5.P7 S437 2009.

    THE DRY PRAIRIE COMMUNITY. 1994.
    24 min. Nature's heartland. Native plant communities of the Great Plains. Dry prairie, or shortgrass prairie, is a community where water and soils are the primary limiting factors; thus, plants adapt to the extreme heat and limited supply of water. Altogether, 5 grasses, 1 shrub, and 17 forbs are identified. Nature's heartland. Native plant communities of the Great Plains.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938 .P7 D79 1994.

    THE GRASSLANDs. [197-?], c1962.
    17 min. Uses film sequences of a prairie fire to introduce the concept that much of the present-day grassland evolved as a result of fires which burned off the competing trees. Offers an overview of grassland communities of the world, including the pampas of Argentina and savanna of Africa, and stresses the fact that grass is a basic source of energy.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938 .P7 G7 1970.

    PLANTS OF THE TALL GRASS PRAIRIE. 1990.
    53 min. Surveys 73 species of flowers (forbs) and 5 grasses in the eastern prairie region of North America. Includes notes on their use by Native Americans.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938 .P7 P5 1990.

    THE WET PRAIRIE COMMUNITY. 1994.
    22 min. Nature's heartland. Native plant communities of the Great Plains. The Mesic Prairie occupies open spaces that are neither too wet or too dry. Here, plant life is varied during different seasons of the year. Four grasses and 14 forbs are also identified.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938 .P7 W48 1994.

    VARMINTS. c1998.
    57 min. Officially declared a “varmint,” the prairie dog may be hunted with no restrictions as to season, method, or number of animals taken. This documentary examines the prairie dog’s role as a keystone species in the grasslands of the northern plains states. Ecologists, hunters, ranchers, and others are interviewed.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .R68 V375 1998.

    FROM BENEATH THE ASHES ; SUPER SEEDS. c1997.
    28 out of 50 min. Bill Kurtis examines the beneficial role played by fire in the natural environment. Documents renewal of the ecosystem following the devastating Yellowstone fires in 1988 and successful attempts to restore midwestern prairies through the use of controlled burning. On tape with: Super Seeds
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SB 113.7 .S8 1997.

    Island Ecology

    ARCTIC MELTDOWN, RISING SEAS: THREATENED LANDS, THREATENED PEOPLE. c1999.
    31 min. Discusses the potentially disastrous effects of global warming and climatic change, particularly for the low-lying Marshall Islands and the Arctic areas of North America. The Marshall Islands, with an average elevation of six feet above sea level, are among the most sensitive environments to long term climate change and rising seas may force the inhabitants to flee their islands. Part of the Arctic region's ice-bound lands may be submerged and already, thawing glaciers, changing wildlife populations, and thinning ice over once stable lands are rapidly destabilizing traditional ways of northern Native life.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 A785 1999.

    HAWAII, STRANGERS IN PARADISE. 1991.
    59 min. Broadcast on PBS as: A National Geographic Society special. Hawaii's native species have been unable to withstand the impact of non-native species introduced to the island. Shows Hawaiians who are attempting to restore the islands native environments.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 76.5 .H3 H3 1991.

    DARWIN AND THE GALAPAGOS. [199-?].
    14 min. Observes the many species found on the Galapagos Islands and gives insight
    into the delicate balance that exists between organisms and their environment. Explains how a visit to the islands gave Darwin the inspiration for his theory of evolution.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 198 .G3 D3 1994.

    THE ECOLOGY OF THE GALAPAGOS. c1997.
    30 min. Discusses the ecology of the Galapagos Archipelago which consists of 13 major islands, 48 small islets, and 26 rocks. Presents the unique and fascinating species of plants and animals found on the islands and examines some of Darwin's studies and observations. Also discusses some major ocean currents and seasonal changes affecting the islands' ecosystem.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 198 .G3 E3 1997.

    THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. c1992.
    32 min. Still-frame format. Presents the unique and fascinating species of plants and animals found on the islands and examines some of Darwin's studies and observations which led him to formulate his theory.
    pt. 1. Natural history -- pt. 2. Darwin's laboratory of evolution
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 198 .G3 G3 1992.

    THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. [1997], c1996.
    21:30 min. Ecosystems in action. The Galapagos Islands, made famous by Darwin, are still alive and well 150 years after his visit. Explore this unique ecosystem to learn more about the connections between ecosystems and evolution and the fight to save endangered species. Gives general information on ecosystems.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 198 .G3 G3 1997.

    VOYAGE TO THE GALAPAGOS. 2000.
    60 min. Originally presented as an episode of Scientific American frontiers in 1999.
    Bienvenidos A Galapagos -- Darwin's Eden -- Evolving beaks -- Lizards of the sea-- Masked killers -- Paradise lost?
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 198 .G3 V693 2000.

    ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT : GALAPAGOS, MAURITANIA, MADAGASCAR. 1996, 1991.
    30 min. Global issues in our developing world. "George, the last living Galapagos turtle in the archipelago, is mascot to some Galapagos children who are trying to save other threatened species. Mauritania, a country of transition between the desert and the Sahel zone, is shown in a death struggle with the desert, which has advanced from 50 to 100 miles into its territory over the past 15 to 20 years. The final segment focuses on Madagascar's unique medicinal plant life, including the periwinkle used in an anti-leukemia drug. Questions are posed as to how the plant life can be preserved and the wisdom of its traditional healers utilized"--Container. Contents: Galapagos : George the tortoise and friends -- Mauritania : the highway of hope -- Madagascar : land of the periwinkle.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .E27 1996.

    THE LIVING PLANET. [EPISODE 10], WORLDS APART. [1988].
    55 min. Host David Attenborough talks about how plants and animals arrive at remote, isolated islands and how they survive when they get there. He visits Aldabra Island in the Indian Ocean and observes giant tortoises that have flourished in a hostile landscape of jagged, coral rock.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5 .I8 L5 1988.

    THE WILD SIDE OF PARADISE. [2005].
    ca. 108 min. Presents an inside look at the environments of both Hawaii and Cuba. 'Violent Hawaii' delves into how forces of nature have created a tropical paradise. 'Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean' takes an unprecedented look at Cuba's wildlife. Violent Hawaii -- Cuba: wild island of the Caribbean.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 765 .H3 W554 2005.

    COMMUNITIES IN SPECIFIC PLACES
    Africa; Arctic.Antarctica; Asia; Australia; North America: U.S. & Canada; Central & South America

    Africa

    CONGO BRAZZAVILLE: THE HEART OF AFRICA. c1998.
    27 min. People & places of Africa ; v. 12. Examines the people and land of Congo Brazzaville, emphasizing the centrality of the Congo River and of the forest in the nation's life and economy. Discusses the lives of the forest people and the city dwellers. Also shows the construction and use of traditional drums.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General DT 647.5 .C6 1998.

    VANISHING AFRICA. 1977.
    94 min. Africa's magnificent wildlife is seriously threatened from all sides. Shows the endangered species which are now being forced to live with man's progress, struggling for their own territorial rights.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 84.6 .A1 V3 1977.

    ANOTHER AFRICA : WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE IN CONFLICT. 1986.
    25 min. Focuses on the competition for land in Kenya between a growing human population and diminishing wildlife.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 84.6 .A55 1986x.

    AFRICAN ODYSSEY. [1994].
    83 min. African odyssey. Researchers/conservationists Mark and Delia Owens pursue their scientific studies of lions and brown hyenas in the torrid reaches of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. When forced to abandon their home in the Kalahari Desert, they find a new African work site in a wildlife park in
    Zambia. The odyssey continues and The Owens of Africa. Both segments describe the conservation efforts, education programs, and economic efforts of the Owens as they battle the ivory poachers in the Luangwa River Valley in Zambia.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 84.6 .Z33 A475 1994.

    AFRICAN WILDLIFE. [1986], c1980.
    59 min. National Geographic Society special. A documentary filmed in Namibia's Etosha National Park capturing close-ups of animal behavior.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 337 .N27 A4 1986.

    CREATURES OF THE NAMIB DESERT. [1987], c1977.
    59 min. Presents a documentary on the animals' of Africa's Namib Desert
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 337 .N27 C7 1987.

    WINGS OVER THE SERENGETI. c1995.
    60 min. Examines the scavengers of the African plains who recycle the creatures killed by lions and other animals. Focuses on the vulture, but also takes note of jackals, hyenas, and scavenger insects.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 337 .T3 W564 1995.

    Arctic/Antarctica

    ARCTIC TALE. c2007.
    86 min. Filmed over the span of fifteen years, Arctic tale follows a polar bear cub and a walrus pup as they learn to survive in the wild and face increasing challenges posed by global warming.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Popular video. Shelved by title.

    ARCTIC REFUGE: A VANISHING WILDERNESS? c1990.
    60 min. Originally shown on television as a: National Audubon Society special. Beautiful photography highlights this film of the Alaskan wilderness and the possibility of its exploitation.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General F 910.5 .A73 1990.

    ISLAND OF THE GIANT BEARS. c1994.
    59 min. National Geographic Society special. A review of the age-old way of life of the Kodiak bear and the Aleut people and the effects of the encroachment of civilization upon both on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General F 912 .K62 I7 1994.

    ARCTIC MELTDOWN, RISING SEAS: THREATENED LANDS, THREATENED PEOPLE. c1999.
    31 min. Discusses the potentially disastrous effects of global warming and climatic change, particularly for the low-lying Marshall Islands and the Arctic areas of North America. The Marshall Islands, with an average elevation of six feet above sea level, are among the most sensitive environments to long term climate change and rising seas may force the inhabitants to flee their islands. Part of the Arctic region's ice-bound lands may be submerged and already, thawing glaciers, changing wildlife populations, and thinning ice over once stable lands are rapidly destabilizing traditional ways of northern Native life.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 A785 1999.

    CLIMATE CHANGE 1: THE ARCTIC ODYSSEY. c2007.
    45 min. Environmental studies series. This documentary follows the year-round trip of the CCGS Amundsen, a Canadian research ice-breaker, on an unparalleled scientific mission where some 40 scientists from a dozen countries study the area's fragile ecosystem.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 C556 2007.

    GLOBAL WARMING. c2006.
    13 min. Originally broadcast on Feb. 19, 2006 as a segment of: 60 minutes. A visit to the Arctic uncovers evidence that man is contributing to the warming of the planet with devastating effects -- rising seas, stronger hurricanes, and polar bears headed for extinction.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G568 C556 2006.

    GLOBAL WARMING: THE MELTING OF SVALBARD. 2007.
    28 min. A camera man journeys the harsh coasts of Svalbard to experience first hand the consequences of global warming on the Arctic environment. Shows polar bears and other animals who are feeling the effects of climate change. Contents: Hungry polar bears -- Birdlife on Svebard -- Wildlife on shore -- The melting arctic.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 994.8 .G563 2007.

    ARCTIC, THE GREAT WHITE DESERT. 1988.
    18:30 min. Explores the Arctic region, its frozen environment, potential for development and the continuing intrusion of technology on its native people. The Arctic, a land of ice and snow, is paradoxically desert dry.
    Intense cold locks away water in a deep permanently frozen layer of soil, the permafrost. Plants have adapted to the region and the brief growing season. Animals grow thick coats to protect themselves from the sub-zero cold.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 84.1 .A7 1988.

    ALASKA'S GREAT WILDERNESS: DENALI. , [1998], c1997.
    54 min. Living Edens. Travel to Alaska's great wilderness, a place of incomparable beauty and power. Witness the amazing cycles in one of the last pristine corners of our planet. Soar over Mount McKinley, explore the vibrant territory beneath this stunningly beautiful mountain. Watch caribou roam, a mother grizzly and her cubs, and the
    majestic flight of the eagle.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 105 .A4 A53 1998.

    GLACIER BAY. [1985].
    15 min. Uses photography to show the succession of plant and animal life that appears following the retreat of a glacier.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541 .G5 1985.

    THE HIGH ARCTIC BIOME. [198-?].
    22 min. EBE biology program. Unit 1, Ecology and environment. Presents an ecological study of life on the bleak arctic coastal lands of Canada, recording in detail the evidence of plant and animal life and the constant struggle for survival in the harsh environment.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .P6 H5 1959.

    ARCTIC & ANTARCTIC. c1996.
    35 min. A mixture of animation and live footage serves as a background for a narrated introduction to the general ecology and animal life of the two polar regions and to their place in human history.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL104 .A7 1996.

    ARCTIC KINGDOM : LIFE AT THE EDGE. c1995.
    60 min. Originally broadcast as: A National Geographic special. The Arctic, one of the harshest places on earth, is shown as home to an astounding variety of wildlife.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL105 .A7 1995.

    THE END OF THE EARTH, ANTARCTICA. c1996.
    26 min. The natural world of Latin America. Discusses the Patagonian ice field and the various topographies and wildlife of Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica. Features the area's best-known inhabitants: penguins.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL106 .E6 1996.

    BEING CARIBOU. 2006.
    72 min. Environmentalist Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer followed a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot, across 1,500 kilometers of rugged Arctic tundra, from Canada's central Yukon to coastal Alaska (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) and back again. They wanted to raise awareness of threats to the caribou's survival if proposed oil and gas development goes ahead in the herd's calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 737 .U55 B456 2006.

    ARCTIC QUEST : OUR SEARCH FOR TRUTH. c1999.
    57 min. Discusses the threat to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the northeast corner of Alaska from a proposal to drill for petroleum there. Teenagers from the Youth Environmental Summit in Colorado decide to go to the refuge to see the animals and what impact the refuge and its potential loss would have on the Native American people there.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 171.3 .A42 A73 1999.

    Asia

    WORLD IN THE BALANCE. 2004.
    120 min. People paradox. In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions. China revs up. Presents an insider's look at China's booming economy and its growing impact on the environment. Contents. People paradox; China revs up
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HB 849.4 .W67 2004.

    INDIA : LAND OF THE TIGER. [1998], c1997.
    6 videorecordings (ca. 360 min.) Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nature. This epic miniseries presents the beauty and diversity of wildlife on the Indian subcontinent and shows how humanity is entangled with nature through myth, legend, culture, and religion. Contents: v. 1. The tiger's domain -- v. 2. Sacred waters -- v. 3. Unknown seas -- v.4. Desert kingdom -- v. 5. Mountains of the gods -- v. 6. Monsoon forests.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL309 .I6 1998.

    Australia

    THE FARTHEST WEST. c1986.
    ca. 50 min.. Examines the western area of Australia, a region of windswept scrubland populated by many unusual plants and animals.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 197 .F3 1986.

    TREASURES OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF. c1995.
    ca. 60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of: Nova. Explores the brilliant colors and extraordinary creatures of the Great Barrier Reef off Australia.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 197 .T73 1995.

    THE GREAT BARRIER REEF. 1983.
    60 min. Studies the endangered ecosystem of the Australian Barrier Reef. Explains that the crown of thorns, a variety of starfish which eats live coral, is multiplying and threatens to destroy the reef; discusses the role of the reef in the balance of nature.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General QH 541.5 .C7 G7 1983.

    THE GREEN WORLD. c1986.
    ca. 52 min. Australian ark documentary series. A look at the Australian rain forest, focusing on the many unique species living there and on the efforts of people working to save this resource from the encroachments of civilization.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General QH 541.5 .R27 G7 1986.

    North America: U.S. and Canada

    AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS: A VIDEO TOUR OF ALL 55 NATIONAL PARKS. 2001.
    2 videodiscs (4 hours) Explores the natural beauty of, and recreational opportunities offered by, protected wilderness areas.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General E 160 .A447 2001.

    CELEBRATED NATIONAL PARKS.c1994.
    35 min. Video traveler collection. A tour of parklands where Native American legends were born. Contents: Sequoia National Park -- Great Smoky Mountains National Park -- Bryce Canyon National Park -- Glacier Bay National Park -- Glacier National Park -- Haleakala National Park -- Volcanoes National Park -- Yosemite National Park -- Yellowstone National Park.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General E 160 .C4 1994.

    HIDDEN TREASURES OF AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS. c1991.
    ca. 60 min. A video journey showing scenic beauty in seventeen national parks in the United States: Sequoia & Kings Canyon, California; Petrified Forest, Arizona; Biscayne, Florida; Isle Royale, Michigan, and many more.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General E 160 .H53 1991.

    TOURING THROUGH GREAT NATIONAL PARKS OF AMERICA. VOLUME ONE. 1996.
    ca 135 min. Tour the scenery of some of North America's most spectacular national parks. This volume features Arches, Bryce Canyon, Olympic, Acadia, Glacier and Rocky Mountain national parks.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General E 160 .TY687 1996 v.1.

    TOURING THROUGH GREAT NATIONAL PARKS OF AMERICA. VOLUME TWO. 1996.
    ca 135 min. Tour the scenery of some of North America's most spectacular national parks. This volume features Yosemite, Mesa Verde, Great Smoky Mountains, Shenandoah, Yellowstone and Zion National Parks
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General E 160 .TY687 1996 v..2

    ILLINOIS PRAIRIES: A SENSE OF PLACE. 1986.
    28 min. A documentary chronicling the birth of the prairies from the age of the massive ice flows 9,000 years ago to the present sea of Illinois corn. The voice of several of the prairie poets including Masters, Bryant, Lindsay, Sandburg and Knoepfle reflects on the landscape's indelible impression upon their own lives and on the human psyche--a feast of sights and sounds which captures the spirit of the prairie, evoking in viewers an appreciation of the Illinois prairie heritage.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .I46 1986.

    ILLINOIS TALLGRASS. [197-].
    16 min. Introduces the prairie environment, specifically that of Goose Lake Prairie State Park. Intended for the general park visitor as a preparation and enticement for the trail walk on the prairie.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .I5 1995.

    MANITOBA'S TALL GRASS PRAIRIE. 1989.
    21 min.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .M3 1989.

    THE GEOLOGY OF THE INDIANA SAND DUNES. c1993.
    20 min. Examines the geology, physiography, and natural history of the Indiana Sand Dunes. Includes live-action, detailed diagrams, and computer animation.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 88.5 .G4 1993.

    LAND OF THE EAGLE. VOL. 4, ACROSS THE SEA OF GRASS. 1991.
    60 min. Broadcast on November 25, 1991 as a segment of: Nature. Has supplement: Land of the eagle / Robert McCracken Peck. Traces the journey of Lewis and Clark and other early pioneers of the land beyond the Mississippi who made their way across the plains that were home to buffalo, grizzly bears and tribes of Mandan, Sioux, and Pawnee. Shows how thousands of determined settlers turned the wild lands into wheat fields and why the destruction of the buffalo herds had such an impact on the Indian population.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 102 .L3 1991 pt.4.

    LAST STAND OF THE TALL GRASS PRAIRIE. 2001.
    57 min. Based on the book by Larrabee and Altman.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 104 .L332 2001.

    ALIEN INVADERS: EXOTIC SPECIES IN THE FOOD WEB OF THE GREAT LAKES. 1991.
    58 min. Traces the arrival of exotic fish and animal species in the Great Lakes and studies the relationships among zooplankton, algae, and exotic species.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH104.5.G7 A5 1991.

    HOW THE ICE AGE MADE THE GREAT LAKES. c1995.
    17:30 min. Discusses how the Great Lakes were formed by glaciers and how their drainage pattern has changed. Describes the flora, the fauna, and the Native Americans who have lived in the surrounding areas. Includes views of each of the Great Lake's current shorelines and discusses specific characteristics of each lake.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 104.5.G7 H6 1995.

    WATERLIFE. c2010.
    109 min. Examines the beauty and complex toxicity of the Great Lakes. Follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 104.5 .G7 W384 2010.

    BATTLE FOR THE GREAT PLAINS. 1992.
    58 min. Originally shown on television in 1992 as a: National Audubon Society special. Describes the North American Great Plains as an ecosystem out of balance. Discusses environmental concerns with cattle, agriculture, wildlife, people, and natural resources.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 104.5 .G73 B37 1992.

    THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE RIVER. c2002.
    120 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: America's first river, Bill Moyers on the Hudson. Environmental activist Robert Boyle, Hudson Riverkeeper John Cronin, folksinger Peter Seeger, Franny Reese, Jack Welch and others discuss both the long-running fight to rescue the Hudson from pollution and the far-reaching environmental legislation that has resulted from the struggle.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 104.5 .H83 F545 2002.

    LIVING WATERS OF THE BIG CYPRESS. [1980].
    14 min. An introduction to the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. Explains the role of water in the life cycle of this unique swamp and shows the wilderness habitats and plants and animals which inhabit them.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 105 .F6 L5 1980.

    SAVE OUR SWAMP. c2001.
    21 min. This program examines the harm done to the Everglades by decades of exploitation and contamination. The impact of the sugar and orange industries, of flood control efforts, of Florida's burgeoning population, and even of competing conservation initiatives are considered. The points of view of environmentalists, industry, Native Americans, and academics are represented.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 105 .F6 S384 2001.

    CHICAGO WILDERNESS: A MATERIALS KIT: THREE PROBLEM-BASED PATHS FOR EXPLORING BIODIVERSITY ISSUES IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. [2001]
    1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill., maps ; 30 cm. + 1 VHS videocassette (15 min. : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.) + 1 sound cassette + 6 Peterson first guide books (19 cm.) + biodiversity atlas (64 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.) + 8 sets of animal tracks/prints + animal track identification sheet + Peterson flash guide on animal tracks (24 p. : folded ; 22 cm.) in container (34 x 44 x 26 cm.) Video presents habitats found in Chicago that are more rare than tropical rain forests.
    Animal tracks/prints include: coyote, whitetail deer, beaver, cottontail rabbit, grey squirrel, barred owl, and wood duck.
    An integrated educational tool to teach about biodiversity and its relevance to the natural communities of the Chicago area.
    FORMAT: KIT. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 105 .I3 C453 2001.

    ILLINOIS: A STUDY OF DIVERSITY. 1996.
    15 min. Discusses the biodiversity of Illinois during the 1800s and today.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH105 .I3 I555 1996.

    THIS IS CHICAGO WILDERNESS: A REGIONAL NATURE RESERVE. c1999.
    15 min. Provides an overview of the natural communities and habitats in the Chicago area, some right in the shadow of the city's skyscrapers and some that are more rare than tropical rain forests.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 105 .I3 T457 1999.

    NEW ORLEANS: THE NATURAL HISTORY. 2004.
    60 min. The very forces that created New Orleans now threaten its very existence. The ecostructure is incredibly fragile and volatile, and if action is not taken, the city could be wiped out in the next big hurricane or gradually swept into the sea from the natural course of things.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 105 .L6 W555 2004.

    MISSOURI’S TALLGRASS PRAIRIE : AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL. c2001.
    49 min. From its rich past to future promise, the tallgrass tale is a truly American experience. Journey into this exciting world of color, energy and life.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 105 .M8 M588 2001.

    ECOLOGY OF A HOT SPRING : LIFE AT HIGH TEMPERATURES. [198-?]
    15 min. Biology program. Unit 1, Ecology. Describes the characteristics of hot springs as exemplified by the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. Shows the organisms that are able to survive in the environment. Discusses environmental pollution and biological adaptation.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .H65 E3 1980.

    AMERICA'S PRAIRIE: WHERE THE SKY BEGAN. c2001.
    53 min. Originally produced as a segment of the program, Assignment discovery. Explores the natural and social history of the vanishing tallgrass prairie.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 541.5.P7 A647 2001.

    GRASSLANDS. [1999].
    45 min. The nature of things. Host: David Suzuki. Examines the history of the grasslands of North America, the plants and animals living in those remaining, and shows how knowledge gleaned from their study can provide lessons for sustainable agriculture.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5 .P7 G725 1999.

    THE NATIONAL PARKS: AMERICA’S BEST IDEA. 2009.
    6 videodiscs (750 min.) Originally broadcast as episodes of the television documentary on PBS in 2009. Traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years. Using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters, personal memories and analysis from more than 40 interviews, and stunning cinematography, the series chronicles the steady addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them and save them from destruction. Contents: Episode one. The scripture of nature (1851-1890) -- Episode two. The last refuge (1890-1915) -- Episode three. The empire of grandeur (1915-1919) -- Episode four. Going home (1920-1933) -- Episode five. Great nature (1933-1945) -- Episode six. The morning of creation (1946-1980)
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SB 482 .A4 D852 2009.

    BATTLE FOR THE TREES. c1993.
    57 min. Examines the strategies of both sides, environmentalist and the logging industry, in the battle to control the old growth forests of British Columbia. Suggests some practical solutions that balance economic needs with the preservation of the ancient forests.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 387.O43 B3 1993.

    Central & South America

    FRONTLINE/WORLD: STORIES FROM A SMALL PLANET. c2006.
    60 min. Originally broadcast on Jan. 24, 2006 as segments of: Frontline/World. Brazil, jewel of the Amazon: reporter Mariana van Zeller looks at the controversy of diamonds and their mining which are located on the reservation of the Cinta Larga in Brazil. Iraq, Saddam's road to hell: As Saddam Hussein faces trial for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, filmmaker Gwynne Roberts and a team of human rights investigators attempt to find out what happed to 8,000 Kurdish men and boys who went missing in the early years of Saddam's rule. Contents: Iraq: Saddam's road to hell (34 min.) -- Brazil: jewel of the Amazon. (26 min.).
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General DS 79.736 .F766 2006.

    THE KAYAPO: OUT OF THE FOREST. 2008.
    51 min. Disappearing world. Documents the opposition of the Kayapo Indians of central Brazil to the construction of a hydroelectric dam at Altamira. Includes the demonstration by 600 Kayapo against the proposed dam and their success in stopping its construction
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk F 2520.1 .C45 K3936 2008.

    YANOMAMI, KEEPERS OF THE FLAME. 1992.
    58 min. Follows an expedition of explorers as they make contact with the Yanomami Indians of Brazil who are considered to be the last Stone Age tribe in the Amazon. Considers the social and ecological consequences to the Yanomami people as outside developers continue to encroach upon their habitat.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk F 2520.1 .Y3 Y36 1992.

    DREAM PEOPLE OF THE AMAZON: THE ACHUAR. 2006.
    32 min. The Achuar people in southeast Ecuador live in a part of the Amazon rain forest as pristine today as it was a thousand years ago. In order to protect their rainforest from exploitation and avoid the environmental and cultural devastation suffered by their indigenous neighbors only a few hundred miles away, they have formed alliances with environmental protection agencies in the outside world seeking to gain official recognition as a bioreserve, closed to exploitation.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General F 3430.1.A25 D743 2006.

    NOMADS OF THE RAINFOREST. 1984.
    ca. 60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of: Nova. Presents an anthropological study of the Waorani Indians of the Amazon River in Ecuador. This dwindling Stone Age tribe's way of life is threatened by the encroachments and environmental depredations of the outside world.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General F 3722.1 .H83 N6 1984.

    AMAZON WATCH VIDEOS 2004. 2005.
    30 min. Burlington Resources in Ecuador documents the frustrated attempts of Burlington Resources from Houston, Texas, trying to drill in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, the destruction of resources in the attempt, and the fierce resistence of the native tribes. ChevronTexaco documents the cancer and death from pollution and oil spills and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest area in Ecuador by Chevron Texaco. Peru's Camisea Project documents the resistance of the indiginous natives to the destruction caused by invasive oil production in the biodiverse rainforest area of Camisea, lower Urubamba River in Peru. Contents: Burlington Resources in Ecuador (11:22) -- ChevronTexaco: on trial in Ecuador (4:40) -- Camisea project: risky business (12:24).
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 9574 .A2 A439 2005.

    THE TROPICAL RAINFOREST. c1996.
    27 min. The natural world of Latin America. Shows the South and Central American rainforests and the diverse life forms that inhabit them. Discusses the habitat of the quetzal and its mythical role in Aztec life.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 86 .T7 1996.

    THE ANDES. c1996.
    26 min. The natural world of Latin America. Describes the Andes Mountains and the many ecosystems that exist there: the Atacama desert on the western slope, the Andes ranges, the Tatio geothermal field, and the cloud forest on the eastern slope.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 87 .A6 1996.

    WETLANDS OF SOUTH AMERICA. c1996.
    26 min. The natural world of Latin America. Shows animal and plant life in the flood zones, coastal mud flats, and mangrove swamps of South America.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 87.3 .W4 1996.

    THE PAMPAS AND THE CHACO. c1996.
    26 min. The natural world of Latin America. Describes animals and plants of both the pampas and the chaco, an intermediary ecosystem between the open grassy plateau and the dense tropical jungle of South America.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 87.7 .P3 1996.

    THE SONORA DESERT. , c1996.
    26 min. The natural world of Latin America. Describes the plant and animal life of the Sonoran Desert and shows how living things adapt to its sparse water supply.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 88 .S6 1996.

    THE NATIONAL PARKS AND WILD LANDS OF COSTA RICA. c1994.
    ca. 45 min. Presents a portrait of the ecology and wildlife of Costa Rica's national parks. Features sixty species of rare wildlife found in the rainforests, volcanoes, beaches, wetlands, rivers, caves, and coral reefs of Costa Rica.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 108 .C6 N3 1994.

    RAIN FOREST. [1987], c1983.
    60 min. Originally issued in series: National Geographic Society special. Showcases the rare beauty and rich variety of plant and animal life found in a Costa Rican rain forest. Also examines the impact of man's exploitation of the rain forest on this fragile ecosystem.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 108 .C6 R3 1987.

    JEWEL OF THE ANDES : PATAGONIA. [1999], c1997.
    54 min. Living Edens. Travel to a distant land at the very edge of South America, a land bordered by the turbulent Antarctic sea and home to some of the rarest and most astonishing creatures.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 111 .J49 1999.

    OCEANS OF AMERICA. c1996.
    28 min. The natural world of Latin America. Describes the wildlife of the Valdez Peninsula. Includes penguins, right whales, orcas, elephant seals and sea lions.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 111 .O3 1996.

    SOUTH AMERICA, WILD KINGDOM. c1996.
    The natural world of Latin America. Discusses South America when it was still an island, and the development of the Isthmus of Panama. Shows unique South American species, such as the armadillo, anteater, and sloth, and discusses the successive invasions of predators from the north.
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    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 111 .S6 1996.

    AMAZONIA. c1996.
    28 min. The natural world of Latin America. Describes the Amazon River Basin, the jungle, and the life within this ecosystem.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 112 .A6 1996.

    PERU'S HIDDEN RAINFOREST. , [1999], c1997.
    60 min. Living Edens. Travel to the edge of the Amazon basin, to a lush paradise so remote it has barely been explored, a place so spectacular that nature unfolds in pristine wonder.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 128 .P48 1999.

    DARWIN AND THE GALAPAGOS. [199-?].
    14 min. Observes the many species found on the Galapagos Islands and gives insight into the delicate balance that exists between organisms and their environment. Explains how a visit to the islands gave Darwin the inspiration for his theory of evolution.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 198 .G3 D3 1994.

    THE ECOLOGY OF THE GALAPAGOS. c1997.
    30 min. Discusses the ecology of the Galapagos Archipelago which consists of 13 major islands, 48 small islets, and 26 rocks. Presents the unique and fascinating species of plants and animals found on the islands and examines some of Darwin's studies and observations. Also discusses some major ocean currents and seasonal changes affecting the islands' ecosystem.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 198 .G3 E3 1997.

    THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. [1997], c1996.
    21:30 min. Ecosystems in action.The Galapagos Islands, made famous by Darwin, are still alive and well 150 years after his visit. Explore this unique ecosystem to learn more about the connections between ecosystems and evolution and the fight to save endangered species. Gives general information on ecosystems.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 198 .G3 G3 1997.

    THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS. c1992.
    32 min. Still-frame format. Presents the unique and fascinating species of plants and animals found on the islands and examines some of Darwin's studies and observations which led him to formulate his theory. Contents: pt. 1. Natural history -- pt. 2. Darwin's laboratory of evolution.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 198 .G3 G3 1992.

    VOYAGE TO THE GALAPAGO. 2000.
    60 min.Originally presented as an episode of Scientific American frontiers in 1999. Contents: Bienvenidos A Galapagos -- Darwin's Eden -- Evolving beaks -- Lizards of the sea-- Masked killers -- Paradise lost?
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 198 .G3 V693 2000.

    RAIN FOREST : SELVA VERDE : THE GREEN JUNGLE. [1990], c1985.
    58 min. Nature. Broadcast in 1985 on PBS as a segment of: Nature. Journey to one of the most valuable and delicate ecosystems on earth, the rain forest of Central America. Shows the unique and sometimes bizarre creatures of the jungle and how they achieve a balance among them that is the key to the land's survival.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .R27 R3 1990.

    SECRETS OF THE CHOCO. 1995.
    52 min. The Choco in Colombia is one of the largest relatively unspoiled rainforests on the planet. It still hides thousands of undiscovered plants and animals, and contains kingdoms of ancient forests and shorelines that have never been disturbed. But large scale development plans and the impending completion of the Pan American Highway threaten the future of the Choco and the lives of the Blacks and Indians who live along the banks of its maze of rivers.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5 .R27 S437 1995.

    THE SEA OF CORTEZ. c1996.
    27 min. The natural world of Latin America. Presents sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and various gull species found near the Sea of Cortez.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 225 .S4 1996.

    TROPICAL KINGDOM OF BELIZE. c1987.
    60 min. From mountaintop to barrier reef, the tiny Central American country of Belize features one of the most diverse natural environments in the world. Journey into this exotic world and witness all the fascinating creatures.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 227 .T7 1987x.

    CHICO MENDES: A DOCUMENTARY. c1994.
    48 min. Spanish with English subtitles. A chilling documentary about the life and work of Chico Mendes, the president of the Brazilian Rubber Tappers' Union. Chico became a target of the local landowners and was eventually murdered by the son of a landowner. Intimate footage of Chico and his family tell the harrowing tale of workers who dare to organize in the Brazilian Amazon.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 411.52.M46 C455 1994.

    GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL TOPICS
    Endangered Species; Energy /Alternative Energy; Biotechnology /GMOs; Climate Change /Ozone /Acid Rain; Invasive Species; Pollution /Toxic Waste /Garbage /Recycling; Population; Sustainable Living & Food Production /Sprawl; Water Supply

    THE HABITABLE PLANET: A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. 2007.
    4 videodiscs (390 min.) and Streaming video. Explores the natural functions of Earth's systems: geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic, and ecosystems; Earth's ability to sustain life, especially human life; and the effects that human actions have had on the different natural systems. Contents: Disc 1. program 1, Many planets, one earth. program 2, Atmosphere. program 3, Oceans. program 4, Ecosystems -- Disc 2. program 5, Human population dynamics. program 6, Risk, exposure, and health. program 7, Agriculture. program 8, Water resources -- Disc 3. program 9, Biodiversity decline. program 10, Energy challenges. program 11, Atmospheric pollution -- Disc 4. program 12, Earth's changing climate. program 13, Looking forward : our global experiment. Course overview.
    FORMAT: DVD and Streaming media . LOCATION: Circulation Desk GE 105 .H335 2007.
    http://learner.org/resources/series209.html

    RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES VIDEORECORDINGS. 10 VHS videos. 60 min each

    ENVIRONMENTAL REVOLUTION. PROGRAM 1. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Looks at the relationship of humans to their environment and attempts to understand the changes through time, from coexistence to domination.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GF 75 .E6 1989.

    ONLY ONE ATMOSPHERE. PROGRAM 2. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Explores the global commons of the atmosphere. Explains that the worldwide impact of global warming demands an international response that may be considered the largest environmental challenge society has ever faced.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 R3 1989.

    DO YOU REALLY WANT TO LIVE THIS WAY? PROGRAM 3. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Tells how freeways, shopping malls, and industrial and technological wealth have been the rewards of modern society. Examines the price of progress, including smog, toxic wastes, and contamination of once- pristine waters, all by-products of Western industrial life-styles.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 194 .D6 1989.

    IN THE NAME OF PROGRESS. PROGRAM 4. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Are environmental protection and economic development inherently in conflict? Takes viewers to Brazil and India to see how some environmental disasters began as well-intentioned development projects and to learn how development could proceed while protecting the environment
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 185.5 .B6 I6 1990x.

    REMNANTS OF EDEN. PROGRAM 5. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    Considers the possibility that this generation may preside over a biological mass extinction of half the species on earth today. Addresses the delicate balance of protecting life's diversity while managing the needs of populations.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 174 .R4 1989x.

    MORE FOR LESS. PROGRAM 6. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Suggests a future switch from a fossil fuel diet in order to forestall a global climatic warming trend. Through interviews with innovative individuals, examines ways to harness energy resources and use then more efficiently while continuing to provide needed economic and environmental benefits to society
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 M6 1989x.

    SAVE THE EARTH, FEED THE WORLD. PROGRAM 7. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Raises concerns that fertile farmland around the world is left barren and deplete of necessary nutrients because of intensive agricultural practices and that with global population rates continuing to climb, alternatives to chemical-dependent farming must be found to feed the earth's inhabitants
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation S 494.5 .S86 S3 1989x.

    WASTE NOT, WANT NOT. PROGRAM 8. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Recounts stories about garbage barges, toxic dumping, overflowing landfills, and sewage polluting coastal waters. Explodes some myths and tells some surprising stories about water pollution
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation TD 420 .W4 1989x

    IT NEEDS POLITICAL DECISIONS. PROGRAM 9. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Explores the power of politics in protecting the environment. Tells how three nations in varying stages of economic development, Zimbabwe, Thailand, and Sweden, offer three different strategies for conserving the environmental future
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation HC 79 .E5 I7 1989x.

    NOW OR NEVER. PROGRAM 10. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Paints a portrait of individuals who are moving the world to make critical choices which will determine the environmental quality of life in the twenty-first century
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation GF 75 .N6 1989x.

    JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH. 12 videos (VHS & DVD) 57 min. each

    RIVERS OF DESTINY. c1999, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. An exploration of four major river systems of the world to investigate the environmental problems facing those whose lives depend upon the health of the river. Includes journeys to the Mississippi, Amazon, Jordan and Mekong Rivers. Special features: Abridged version (25 min.) -- Educators' guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: QH 541.5 .S7 R5 2009.

    THE URBAN EXPLOSION. c1999, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 1999 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. Four mega-cities are investigated to see how they are meeting a major challenge of the 21st century: how to shelter and sustain the world's exploding urban population without destroying the delicate balance of our environment. Visit Mexico City, Istanbul, Shanghai, and New York City. Special features: Abridged version (25 min.) -- Educators' guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: QH 541.5 .C6 U7 2009.

    LAND OF PLENTY, LAND OF WANT. c1999, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 1999 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. A fundamental dilemma faces farmers throughout the world: how do they feed Earth's growing population without endangering the environment. Explores the farming systems of Zimbabwe, France, China, and the United States. Special features: Abridged version (25 min.) -- Educators' guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: S 589.75 .L3 2009.

    ON THE BRINK. c2003, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 2003 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. Explores a growing national security threat throughout the world, namely, how environmental pressures can lead to violence, terrorism and regional conflict. Journey to Bangladesh, South Africa, Peru, Haiti and the Mexican/U.S. border, where environmental degradation and unsustainable development practices have had negative impacts on the quality of life. Special features: Abridged version (25 min.) -- Educators' guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: HC 79.E5 O5 2009.

    SEAS OF GRASS. c2003, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 2003 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. Investigates the serious threats to one of our most treasured natural resources and journeys to Inner Mongolia, Kenya, South Africa, Argentina, and the American West. Grasslands cover almost one-third of the Earth's surface, house nearly a billion people, and are in grave danger of disappearing. Special features: Abridged version (25 min.) -- Educators' guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: QH 541.5 .P7 S437 2009.

    HOT ZONES. c2003, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 2003 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. Explores the connections between environmental change and the state of human health. Are we winning the battle to prevent global outbreaks of infectious disease? Journey to Kenya, Peru, Bangladesh, and the United States. Special features: Abridged version (25 min.) -- Educators' guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: RA 651 .H68 2009.

    FUTURE CONDITIONAL. c2005, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 2006 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. Investigates the link between environmental change and the future health of the planet, a future conditional on how we cope with the spread of toxic pollution. In the Arctic, animals and humans are suddenly plagued with rising levels of hazardous chemicals: DDT, PCBs, dioxins, and mercury. Along the U.S.-Mexico border, tariff-free factories have been poisoning the soil and air for more than a decade, and local communities in Tijuana struggle with contaminated water while their backyards have become toxic playgrounds for children. In Uzbekistan, the world's fourth largest inland body of water, the Aral Sea, has become the site of what the United Nations calls man's greatest ecological disaster. In the United States, a Latin neighborhood in San Diego celebrates an environmental victory, while only 150 miles away, the people of Palm Springs may be living in the path of a toxic storm of dust. Special features: Abridged version (25 min.) -- Educators' guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: QH 541.145 .F87 2009.

    THE STATE OF THE PLANET. c2005, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. Investigates some of the most critical environmental and earth science questions of the 21st century. Are populations soaring out of control? Will there be enough water and food for future generations? Global warming-- a false alarm or a gathering storm? Why we should take these issues seriously before it is too late? Special features: Abridged version (30 min.); Educators' guides (DVD-ROM).
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk Biology 1110 reserves and GE 140 .S738 2005.

    THE STATE OF THE PLANET'S WILDLIFE. c2006, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 2006 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. Speculates that almost half of the world's wildlife species may become extinct in the next fifty years as a result of loss of habitat, climate change and predation by humans. Suggests possible stratregies for averting such a catastrophe. Contents: Full episode (57 min.) -- Abridged version (34 min.) -- Educators guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: QH 541.145 .F87 2009.

    THE STATE OF THE OCEAN'S ANIMALS. c2007, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast as an episode of: Journey to planet earth. Investigates why so many of our ocean's animals are disappearing. Case studies focus on global issues including climate change, sea-level rise, over-fishing and habitat destruction. Areas of focus include: Antarctica and the emperor penguin; Melbourne Beach, Florida and sea turtles; Klamath River, Oregon and salmon; Monterey Bay, California and sea otters. Special features: Abridged version (37 min.); Educators' guides (DVD-ROM).
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk Biology 1110 reserves and QH 541.5 .S3 S738 2007.

    THE STATE OF THE PLANET'S OCEANS. c2009.
    57 min. Originally produced in 2009 as an episode of: Journey to planet earth. "Investigates the health and sustainability of the world's oceans, with a special emphasis on climate change and issues affecting marine reserves, fisheries and coastal ecosystems" – Container. Contents: Loss of the cod fishery (Portugal & New England) -- Marine sanctuaries (Dry Tortugas) -- Glacier melt (Greenland) -- Sea level rise (Bangladesh & India) -- Glacier melt (Peru) -- Effect of climate change on oceans -- Return of the whale shark (Belize) -- Oceanographer & explorer Sylvia Earle. DVD-ROM features: information on the series educator's guide for the full versions of the first 11 episodes; educator's guide for the abridged versions of the first 11 episodes; excerpts from reviews of the series.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk Biology 1110 reserves and GC 1018 .S738 2009.

    PLAN B: MOBILIZING TO SAVE CIVILIZATION. 2010.
    83 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Journey to planet earth in 2010. Provides a glimpse into a new and emerging economy based upon renewable resources as well as strategies to avoid the growing threat of climate change. As prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about carbon emissions cast a shadow over the future of fossil fuels, wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas at a pace and on a scale previously unimagined. Includes full length episode (ca. 83 min.) -- Chaptered case studies for use with shorter class periods -- Leaders guide [requires DVD-ROM drive].
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk Biology 1110 reserves and HC 79 .E5 B75952 2010.

    TRASHED c2013.
    97 min. Looks at the risks to the food chain and environment through pollution of our air, land, and sea by waste.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Popular video.

    2015 : THE CIA REPORT. c1999.
    42 min. Originally broadcast January 17-18, 2001 as 2 segments of: Nightline. Part 1 focuses on the CIA report: Global trends 2015, which sketches out the intelligence community's best take on which problems are likely to develop into potential crises over the next 15 years. Part 2 outlines the key problems identified in the report which include: the strategic importance of fighting infectious diseases, a population explosion and mass migration of people from rural to urban mega-cities, the demand for oil and natural gas, and the dramatic shortage of water worldwide. Ted Koppel interviews a panel of the report's contributors in both segments.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General CB 161 .T946 2001.

    ISLAND OF THE GIANT BEARS. c1994.
    59 min. National Geographic Society special. A review of the age-old way of life of the Kodiak bear and the Aleut people and the effects of the encroachment of civilization upon both on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General F 912 .K62 I7 1994.

    THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS. c1994.
    11 min. The geysers of northern California provide cheap, smog-free energy from the earth's internal heat. Yet the overexploitation of the geysers in the 1980's demonstrates the social-scientific parable of "the tragedy of the commons," as first described by Garrett Hardin.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GB 1199.7 .C2 T7 1994.

    THE NEW GREEN REVOLUTION. [2007], c2007.
    1 streaming video (59 min.) What will it take to create an eco-friendly global economy? This program addresses the financial, technological, and organizational obstacles that must be overcome before human society and planet Earth can truly coexist. Drawn from the series Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy and futurist Hazel Hendersons book by the same title, the program contains powerful insights from engineers, energy experts, venture capitalists, and product development specialists all of whom are committed to building a greener world. Interviews with Tradelink president Keith Bronstein, National Venture Capital Association president Mark Heeson, Cleantech chairman Nicholas Parker, and many others enliven the discussion. Contents: Market Trading for Energy Conservation (5:38) -- Green Revolution: Lucrative Investment Opportunity (3:00) -- Green Revolution: Fuel Cell Technology (4:10) -- Alternative Forms of Energy and Energy Investments (3:15) -- Venture Capital and Alternative Energies (4:48) -- Alternative Energy Sources and Third World Development (3:03) -- Renewable Energy: Natural Capitalism (3:55) -- Energy Savings and Healthy Environments (4:12) -- Environment: Air Quality (3:07) -- Environment: Access to Potable Drinking Water (3:27) -- Environment: Organic Food Supply (3:30) -- Environment: Organic Food Industry (3:52) -- Global Agriculture vs. Small Farmers (3:25) -- Corporate Responsibility for a Better World (3:04) -- Future of Sustainable Resources (3:05).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link. LOCATION: GE 195.7.

    THE CONSUMER AND THE PLANET. c2009.
    19 min. Shows how small, everyday actions can conserve energy sources, reduce your carbon footprint, and even save money in the process. Contents:Conserving energy -- Conserving water -- Reading green labels -- Toxic trash -- Recycle and reuse.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General GE 195.7 .C667 2009.

    THE GREAT SQUEEZE. 2009.
    67 min. Explores the multiple environmental crises including climate change, resource depletion, and species extinction which have resulted from our dependence on cheap and abundant energy. Renowned scientists, economists, and anthropologists, including Richard Heinberg, Edward O. Wilson, Lester Brown, Alexandra Cousteau, Jim White, and Howard Kunstler provide perspective and insight on our current state of affairs and how to change course.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GE 196 .G743 2009.

    THE SACRED BALANCE. c2003.
    2 videodiscs (216 min.) Presents a new vision of the human place in nature in which human beings are intimately connected to all life processes on earth. Discusses the belief that once we reclaim our ancient understanding of the intimate, indissoluble connection between ourselves and our planet, we will change the way we act towards it.
    Disc. 1. Episode 1. Journey into new worlds; episode 2. The matrix of life -- Disc 2. Episode 3. The fire of creation; episode 4. Coming home.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GF 21 .S87 2003.

    THE COLLAPSE. [1993], c1992.
    60 min.Out of the past ; no. 8. Reveals that the ancient civilization of the Mayas suffered the consequences of overpopulation and over-exploitation of resources. Shows that, through archaeology, we can learn the lessons of the past and apply them to the present.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GF 75 .C65 1993.

    THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: AN EXAMINATION OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE NATURAL WORLD: PATTERNS OF LIFE AND EXTINCTION AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY : WHERE HAVE WE BEEN, WHERE ARE WE NOW, AND WHERE ARE WE GOING. [1996]
    90 min. College lecture series (College of DuPage) ; 1996 (Fall). Lecturer: Richard E. Leakey. Recorded Oct. 9, 1996 in the Arts Center Mainstage, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill. as part of the College lecture series.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GF75 .L4252 1996.

    THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. c2001.
    55 min. Tells the story of the movement led by architect Bill McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart to bring together ecology and human design. Explores how businesses are transforming themselves to work with nature and profitability.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GF 75 .N39 2001.

    THE ENVIRONMENT: WHEN POLITICS AND INDUSTRY INTERSECT. 2000-2003.
    2 streaming video programs (29 min. each) . Disc 1 explores the effects of environmental concerns on the business community and examines the recently created role of the firms that specialize in handling ecological regulatory issues for industry. Disc 2 looks at the special interest groups who are striving to bend science to their agendas. Contents: [v. 1.] Green pacts and greenbacks -- [v. 2.] Scientific spin doctors.
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link. LOCATION: HC 79.E5.

    PLAN B: RESCUING A PLANET UNDER STRESS AND A CIVILIZATION IN TROUBLE. c2003.
    1 hr., 33 min. Recorded on November 5, 2003 at the Turner Conference Center, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill. as part of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations lecture series. Lester Brown discusses his vision and road map for achieving an environmentally sustainable global economy. He addresses problems of the world's population growth and shrinking food supplies, warming climate, falling water tables, and eroding soils. He calls for an unprecedented degree of international cooperation.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HC 79 .E5 B75952 2003.

    PROFIT THE EARTH. c1990.
    59 min. Operation earth. Focusing on the new environmentalists, profiles six individuals and one company which are leading the way toward producing change by working within the system instead of adhering to the earlier confrontational style.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HC 79 .E5 P7 1990.

    SUSTAINABLE LIVES, ATTAINABLE DREAMS. c1994.
    30 min. Presents three countries--Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico--that are struggling with rapid population growth. Shows how over consumption in the U.S. contributes to global environmental problems and how these problems might be solved.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HC 79 .E5 S878 1994.

    WATER, LAND, PEOPLE, & CONFLICT. c1998.
    "Today, the greatest threats facing any nation's security may not be military threats. Increasingly, they are complex issues related to the environment, such as: population growth, refugees, and economic stability. National security in the 21st century will need to include the idea that a healthy environment is as vital as military might"--Cassette label.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HC 79 .E5 W38 1998

    ECO-PRENEURS: BUSINESS GOES GREEN. [2009] , c2008.
    1 streaming video (22 min.) Green business means big money-and with global warming on the rise, the eco trend is hotter than ever. This program focuses on Easywash, a profitable and eco-friendly carwash franchise that is in hot water due to a seven-figure debt. Also profiled on the show is millionaire Glenn Bailey, founder of Canadian Springs water company. The guest experts in this episode of Fortune Hunters are Vicky Sharpe, of Sustainable Development Technology Canada, and Kevin O'Leary, of the business reality show Dragons' Den. Contents: Eco-Friendly Car Wash (6:01) -- Entrepreneurs: Fight to Survive (3:37) -- Eco-Trend: Is It Sustainable? (4:06) -- International Eco-Friendly Ideas (2:49) -- Eco-Friendly Water Bottles (3:28).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HF 5413.

    THE JOY OF SCIENCE. PART V. TAPE 3. c2001.
    3 videocassettes (360 min.) Great courses. Robert M. Hazen, lecturer. Each lecture is 30 minutes in length.
    Tape 3. lecture 57. Charles Darwin and the theory of natural selection. Lecture 58. Ecosystems & the law of unintended consequences. Lecture 59. The ozone hole, acid rain, & the greenhouse effect. lecture 60. Science, the endless frontier. Focuses on the great unifying biological principles of genetics, evolution, and ecosystems. Topics covered include DNA and genetic engineering, the origin and evolution of life, the theory of natural selection, the ozone hole, acid rain, and the greenhouse effect.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General Q 161.2 .J695 2001

    SAVE OUR SWAMP. c2001.
    21 min. This program examines the harm done to the Everglades by decades of exploitation and contamination. The impact of the sugar and orange industries, of flood control efforts, of Florida's burgeoning population, and even of competing conservation initiatives are considered.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 105 .F6 S384 2001.

    PAUL EHRLICH'S EARTH WATCH. c1990.
    18 min. Paul Ehrlich takes the viewer on a tour of planet earth and surveys three of its biggest environmental problems: the exploding population bomb, the extinction of tens of thousands of species, and global warming. Also discusses possible solutions: cutting consumption of fossil fuels by 50%, cessation of tropical forest burning, massive tree planting, and getting the nations of the world to quickly work together and act immediately to save our environment. Contents: . pt. 1. The Population bomb -- pt. 2. Endangered species -- pt. 3. The Greenhouse effect.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .P3 1990x.

    BILL MOYERS REPORTS : EARTH ON EDGE. c2001.
    ca. 120 min. Report on the impact of human activity on the planet.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.15 .E265 B555 2001.

    RACHEL CARSON'S SILENT SPRING. c1993.
    57 min. Focuses on Rachel Carson's book Silent spring and the chemical poisoning of the environment. Examines how one scientist's courage changed the way we think about our world.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 545 .P4 R3 1993.

    A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTAL SHOPPING. c1990.
    ca 60 min. Presents practical advice about how to make supermarket choices that make a difference in our world
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General S 942 .P7 1990.

    ARCTIC QUEST : OUR SEARCH FOR TRUTH. , c1999.
    57 min. Discusses the threat to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the northeast corner of Alaska from a proposal to drill for petroleum there. Teenagers from the Youth Environmental Summit in Colorado decide to go to the refuge to see the animals and what impact the refuge and its potential loss would have on the Native American people there.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD171.3.A42 A73 1999.

    MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 1982.
    15 min. Set in the Montana Rockies, this program traces the process of mineral exploration and mining, emphasizing what can be done to minimize or avoid environmental and socioeconomic "boom town" problems. An exploration geologist, a wildlife ecologist, and a county commissioner help tell the story.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 195 .M5 M5 1985x.

    DESIGN E2 : THE ECONOMIES OF BEING ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS. [SEASON ONE] c2006.
    160 min. Originally broadcast in 2006 as a six-part PBS documentary series on green architecture. Examines the economies of being environmentally conscious in green building design. The green apple uses New York City, particularly One Bryant Park and the Solaire, to demonstrates how the ubiquitous skyscraper can be a model of environmental responsibility. The second episode features architect and activist Sergio Palleroni as he works to provide design solutions to regions suffering from social and humanitarian crises. Shows projects in East Austin, Tex. and with the Yaqui Indians in Mexico where architecture students are helping residents build low-cost, environmentally-friendly homes using local materials. The green machine follows Mayor Richard M. Daley as he strives to make Chicago "the greenest city in America" with numerous LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified buildings, a solar-powered public transportation system, and many green roofs, including one on Chicago's City Hall. The fourth episode takes the notion of the three R's (reduce, reuse, recycle) to grand proportions by turning Boston's "Big Dig" steel and concrete waste into spectacular residential design. China : from red to green? depicts a rapidly urbanizing country at its tipping point and finds a sustainable solution in Steven Holl's Beijing project, which will have the largest geothermal heating/cooling and greywater recycling system in the world upon completion. Deeper shades of green presents three visionaries who are changing the face of architecture and environmentalism and features some of their projects. Focuses on Ken Yeang and his "bio-climatic" National Library of Singapore, Werner Sobek and R128, his energy-efficient, steel and glass box house, and William McDonough and his model sustainable village of Huangbaiyu, China. Contents: The green apple -- Green for all -- The green machine -- Gray to green -- China : from green to red -- Deeper shades of green.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TH 880 .D475 2006.

    DESIGN E2 : THE ECONOMIES OF BEING ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS. [SEASON TWO] c2007.
    ca. 156 min. Originally broadcast on PBS in 2007 as a documentary series on green architecture. Six [26]-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. Contents: [Episode 1] The Druk White Lotus School - Ladakh -- [Episode 2] Greening the federal government -- [Episode 3] Bogotá: building a sustainable city -- [Episode 4] Affordable green housing -- [Episode 5] Adaptive reuse in the Netherlands -- [Episode 6] Architecture 2030.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TH 880 .D4753 2007.

    Endangered Species

    THE COVE. [2009]
    96 min. In a sleepy lagoon off the coast of Japan is a highly guarded secret. During the night, Taiji fishermen engage in an unseen hunt for thousands of dolphins. The work is so horrifying, the fishermen will stop at nothing to keep it hidden from the outside world. When a team of elite activists, filmmakers, and free-divers embark on a secret mission to penetrate their cover, the shocking discoveries they find there are just the tip of the iceberg.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Popular video.

    THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: AN EXAMINATION OF THE EVOLUTION OF THE NATURAL WORLD: PATTERNS OF LIFE AND EXTINCTION AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY : WHERE HAVE WE BEEN, WHERE ARE WE NOW, AND WHERE ARE WE GOING? [1996]
    90 min. College lecture series (College of DuPage) ; Fall 1996. Lecturer: Richard E. Leakey. Recorded Oct. 9, 1996 in the Arts Center Mainstage, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill. as part of the College lecture series.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GF 75 .L4252 1996

    GLOBAL WARNING. c2006.
    13 min. Originally broadcast on Feb. 19, 2006 as a segment of: 60 minutes. A visit to the Arctic uncovers evidence that man is contributing to the warming of the planet with devastating effects -- rising seas, stronger hurricanes, and polar bears headed for extinction.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC981.8.G56 G568 2006.

    HOTSPOTS. c2008.
    ca. 113 min. Examines hotspots, areas of the world with the largest number of unique species at risk of going extinct.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 75 .H687 2008.

    PAUL EHRLICH'S EARTH WATCH. c1990.
    18 min. Paul Ehrlich takes the viewer on a tour of planet earth and surveys three of its biggest environmental problems: the exploding population bomb, the extinction of tens of thousands of species, and global warming. Also discusses possible solutions: cutting consumption of fossil fuels by 50%, cessation of tropical forest burning, massive tree planting, and getting the nations of the world to quickly work together and act immediately to save our environment. Contents: . pt. 1. The Population bomb -- pt. 2. Endangered species -- pt. 3. The Greenhouse effect.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .P3 1990x.

    BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. c1993.
    48 min. Shows various endangered animals and conservation programs worldwide at zoos and animal parks.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 82 .B4 1993.

    THE STATE OF THE PLANET'S WILDLIFE. c2006, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 2006 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. Speculates that almost half of the world's wildlife species may become extinct in the next fifty years as a result of loss of habitat, climate change and predation by humans. Suggests possible strategies for averting such a catastrophe. Contents: Full episode (57 min.) -- Abridged version (34 min.) -- Educators guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: QH 541.145 .F87 2009.

    THE STATE OF THE OCEAN'S ANIMALS. c2007, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast as an episode of: Journey to planet earth. Investigates why so many of our ocean's animals are disappearing. Case studies focus on global issues including climate change, sea-level rise, over-fishing and habitat destruction. Areas of focus include: Antarctica and the emperor penguin; Melbourne Beach, Florida and sea turtles; Klamath River, Oregon and salmon; Monterey Bay, California and sea otters. Special features: Abridged version (37 min.); Educators' guides (DVD-ROM).
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk Biology 1110 reserves and QH 541.5 .S3 S738 2007.

    LAST CHANCE TO SEE: ANIMALS ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION. [2010]
    2 videodiscs (360 min.). Originally broadcast by BBC2, Sept. 6-Oct. 18, 2009. British comedian legend Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine travel from the Amazon's steamy jungles to New Zealand's icy mountain tops seeking some of the most remarkable and endangered creatures of Earth. Contents: Disc 1. Amazonian manatee ; Northern white rhino ; Aye-aye -- disc 2. Komodo dragon ; Kakapo ; Blue whale.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 82 .L378 2010.

    WILDLIFE FOR SALE: DEAD OR ALIVE. c1998.
    46 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: The nature of things.
    Because of the multi-million dollar trade in wildlife worldwide, thousands of animal species are poised on the brink of extinction. This program investigates the politics and problems behind the wildlife trade.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL82 .W554 1998.

    AMERICA'S ENDANGERED SPECIES: DON'T SAY GOODBYE. 2010, c2009.
    ca. 50 min. "A National Geographic special." Originally released as a documentary in 1997. Photographers Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager are in a race against the clock to capture powerful portraits of America's most threatened creatures. In their adventures they encounter a camera-shy blackfooted ferret, capture the beauty of golden trout, help release a pair of red wolves back to the wild, and watch from a front-row seat as a bald eagle chick is returned to its cliffside nest. Their every picture tells a story and makes a plea: don't say goodbye to America's natural treasures.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL84.2 .A447 2010.

    SIBERIAN TIGER QUEST. 2012.
    60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of Nature, Oct. 10, 2012. Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on Earth. He now embarks on a challenge that would fulfill a lifelong dream -- to find and film a Siberian tiger living in the wild and free in Russia's far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL737 .C23 S534 2012.

    POLAR BEAR FEVER: ENDANGERED SPECIES TURNS AD ICON. [2009], c2008.
    1 streaming video (44 min.). The polar bear is treading on thin ice. As its frozen habitat melts away, the iconic white bear has become the standard bearer of the environmental movement. This program explores the polar bear's global appeal as a brand through the work of photographer Norbert Rosing, whose captivating images have been used by both a lobby against oil exploration and a producer of crude oil; Sarah Robertson, the filmmaker behind the cinematic documentary Arctic Tale; renowned wildlife biologist Andrew Derocher; and a host of others, including zookeepers, politicians, marketing mavens, and advertising giants. An intriguing resource for both marketing and environmental science courses. Contents: Polar Bears: Star Attractions (2:53) -- Scientific Study of Polar Bears (3:15) -- Polar Bear: Poster Child for Environment Awareness (3:08) -- Universal Appeal of Polar Bears (3:31) -- Polar Bear: Symbol for Climate Change (1:29) -- Polar Bear: Advertising Icon (3:06) -- Polar Bear Photography (5:11) -- Movie with a Message (4:38) -- Polar Bears Need Help (2:50) -- Polar Bear vs. Inuit Culture (2:48) -- Crusade to Save the Polar Bears (3:33) -- Global Support for Polar Bears (4:53).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: QL737.C27.

    REMNANTS OF EDEN. PROGRAM 5. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Considers the possibility that this generation may preside over a biological mass extinction of half the species on earth today. Addresses the delicate balance of protecting life's diversity while managing the needs of populations.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 174 .R4 1989x.

    POISONED WATERS. c2009.
    120 min. Examines the rising hazards of water pollution to human health and the ecosystem and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean. Shows the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay and how they are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. A growing list of endangered species also is threatened in both estuaries. Contents: Introduction -- Imperiled Chesapeake Bay -- Once we cared-- -- One of the biggest pollution sources? -- Regulating the poultry industry -- The startling new contaminants -- What we don't know -- Puget sound, hot spot for PCB's -- Seattle's Duwamish River -- A lesson from South Park -- #1 menace to waterways -- Save the forest, save the waters -- D.C.'s development sprawl -- Arlington, Va. : a showcase for smart growth—Credits.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 420 .P657 2009.

    Energy/Alternative Energy

    GASLAND. 2010.
    103 min. Filmmaker Josh Fox travels the United States along the Marcellus Shale formation to uncover the negative environmental and health effects of fracture drilling as a means of extracting natural gas.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Popular video.

    WE HAVE THE POWER: MAKING AMERICA ENERGY INDEPENDENT. c2008.
    60 min. Inspired in part by the book "Drill here, drill now" by Newt Gingrich and Vince Haley. Discusses how the energy prices and policies of the key oil producing regimes are systematically undermining our economy, our national security, and our way of life. Highlights America's abundant energy resources and explores alternative energy sources.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Popular video.

    WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR? c2006.
    93 min. Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptory pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Popular video.

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: OIL AND WATER RESOURCES. [2005], c2002.
    1 streaming video (25 min.) Voyageur experience in global geography. The UAE's oil is plentiful and readily consumed by an energy-thirsty world; meanwhile, the nation struggles with its own thirst for water. This program documents the history of the wealthy Arab nation and how it deals with water scarcity and an abundance of petroleum. Detailed discussions of the oil drilling and seawater desalinization processes, conversations with young UAE citizens, and a stroll through a souk, or public market, vividly illustrate cultural and economic aspects of this Persian Gulf country. Contents: United Arab Emirates: Land of Contrast (5:45) -- Oil in the United Arab Emirates (4:16) -- Impact of Oil in the UAE (3:47) -- Water in the UAE (3:57) -- Fresh Water and a Camel Ride (4:06) -- Future Oil Reserves (1:24).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: DS247.T8

    GEOTHERMAL ENERGY : A RENEWABLE OPTION. 1998.
    26 min. Explores the history and uses of energy resources and their environmental impacts and introduces the use of geothermal energy as a clean, sustainable energy source.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GB 1199.5 .G468 1998.

    THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS 1994.
    11 min. The geysers of northern California provide cheap, smog-free energy from the earth's internal heat. Yet the overexploitation of the geysers in the 1980's demonstrates the social-scientific parable of "the tragedy of the commons," as first described by Garrett Hardin.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GB 1199.7.C2 T7 1994.

    THE NEW GREEN REVOLUTION. [2007], c2007.
    1 streaming video (59 min.) What will it take to create an eco-friendly global economy? This program addresses the financial, technological, and organizational obstacles that must be overcome before human society and planet Earth can truly coexist. Drawn from the series Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy and futurist Hazel Hendersons book by the same title, the program contains powerful insights from engineers, energy experts, venture capitalists, and product development specialists all of whom are committed to building a greener world. Interviews with Tradelink president Keith Bronstein, National Venture Capital Association president Mark Heeson, Cleantech chairman Nicholas Parker, and many others enliven the discussion. Contents: Market Trading for Energy Conservation (5:38) -- Green Revolution: Lucrative Investment Opportunity (3:00) -- Green Revolution: Fuel Cell Technology (4:10) -- Alternative Forms of Energy and Energy Investments (3:15) -- Venture Capital and Alternative Energies (4:48) -- Alternative Energy Sources and Third World Development (3:03) -- Renewable Energy: Natural Capitalism (3:55) -- Energy Savings and Healthy Environments (4:12) -- Environment: Air Quality (3:07) -- Environment: Access to Potable Drinking Water (3:27) -- Environment: Organic Food Supply (3:30) -- Environment: Organic Food Industry (3:52) -- Global Agriculture vs. Small Farmers (3:25) -- Corporate Responsibility for a Better World (3:04) -- Future of Sustainable Resources (3:05).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: GE 195.7.

    LOW CARBON: THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. [2010], c2009.
    1 streaming video (57 min.) Some conservatives paint the environmentalist movement as socialist or worse, but the key to reducing humanity's carbon footprint may actually appear in new manifestations of capitalism. From electric car technology to the production of ethanol out of waste products, fighting climate change is in fact creating new economic opportunities and could actually steer the planet away from a plunge in Gross World Product. One of the countries leading the charge is Spain. As it promotes solar and wind energy and the widespread use of bicycles, the second-largest country in Western Europe is embracing the challenges of green commerce. What can be learned from the Spanish example? This program investigates. Contents: Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming (1:03) -- Climate Change and Economic Loss (1:03) -- Electrical Vehicles (1:19) -- Primary Energy Sources (1:01) -- New Energy Paradigm (1:13) -- Minimal Carbon Emissions (0:57) -- Organic Farming (1:44) -- Carbon Costs of Food Transportation (1:06) -- Wind Energy (0:57) -- Wind Turbines (1:10) -- World's Largest Wind Turbines (1:03) -- Kyoto Protocol/Emissions Caps (0:59) -- Energy Sector: Source of Carbon Emissions (0:58) -- Carbon Dioxide: Commodity (1:47) -- Solar Energy: Clean Energy (0:57) -- Energy: Distributed Production (1:10) -- Energy Efficiency (0:56) -- Bioclimatic Building Industry (1:00) -- Eco-Friendly Apartment Living (0:59) -- Problems with Carbon Trading (1:07) -- Environmental Groups Seek End to Pollution (1:06) -- Carbon Credits for Sale (1:17) -- Oil Production Peak (1:01) -- Solutions Through Technology (1:07) -- Electricity to Hydrogen (1:08) -- Climate Change Economy (1:05) -- Low-Maintenance Bicycles (1:12) -- Most Efficient Vehicles on Earth (0:56) -- Solar Investors (1:15) -- Solar Panels on Market (1:19) -- Electricity for Entrepreneurs (1:01) -- Incentives and Profit Motives (0:53) -- Hybrid Cars (0:58) -- Ethanol Production (1:10) -- Wind Farms (1:03) -- Importance of Wind Farms (0:58) -- Simple Lifestyle (1:03) -- Old Building Methods (0:56) -- Carbon Credits (1:00) -- Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) (1:03) -- Carbon Capture (1:01) -- Coal-Based Energy Production (0:56) -- Tree Farming (1:01) -- Sustainable Plantations (0:54) -- Zero-Carbon Building (1:47) -- Solar Thermal Energy (0:58) -- Solar Thermal Power Plants in the Desert (0:56) -- America's Energy Goals (1:09) -- Importance of the G8 (1:20) -- Environmental Frontier (1:52).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HC 79 .E5.

    BLIND SPOT. c2008.
    85 min. Illustrates the current energy crisis that our way of life is facing. Examines how if we continue to burn fossil fuels, we will choke the life out of the planet, and if we don't, our way of life will collapse.
    FORMAT: DVD . LOCATION: General HD 9502 .U52 B556 2008.

    THE CURSE OF OIL. [2006], c2003.
    1 streaming video (52 min.) South-Western introduction to business. This program offers a global history of the oil industry and the issues intertwined with it, from early-20th-century prospecting in South America and the Middle East to war in Iraq. The origins and significance of OPEC figure prominently in the narrative, as do several historic and violent conflicts revolving around controlling sources or flows of oil: labor strikes in Latin America, Nasser's seizure of the Suez Canal, the Iran-Iraq war, and other pivotal events. Revealing interviews feature, among others, former OPEC leader Sheikh Ahmed Yamani and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia James Akins-who minces no words and calls oil a curse./
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 9560.5.

    THE HUNT FOR BLACK GOLD: OIL IN THE 21ST CENTURY. [2009], c2008.
    1 streaming video (45 min.) What lies behind the dramatic spike in oil and gas prices of recent years? What role have American oil companies played in it? And what do American economists and business leaders expect down the road? This CNBC Original documentary follows the flow of oil-from drill site to supertanker to refinery, then finally to the gas tank-while addressing economic and geopolitical issues associated with the planet's petroleum thirst. Documenting the search for new oil resources on Alaska's North Slope, the program also examines America's relationships with Venezuela, Russia, Iran, Libya, and China in an oil context. Interviewees include former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva, and Antonia Juhasz of Global Exchange. Contents: Alaska's North Slope (1:43) -- Cost of Production (3:04) -- Alaska's Natural Resource (1:46) -- Reinvesting Profits (2:43) -- Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (1:37) -- Building an Infrastructure (1:22) -- Tyranny of Oil (1:36) -- World Consumption (1:25) -- At the Mercy of Big Oil (2:29) -- Refineries (2:19) -- Adapting Oil Policy (2:04) -- Peak Oil (1:59) -- Maintaining Supply Levels (1:10) -- Control of Oil (2:45) -- Reliance on Foreign Oil (2:01) -- Foreign Oil - Friend or Foe (2:51) -- Long-Term Energy Strategy (1:11) -- Energy Reform (3:00) -- Energy Odyssey (3:04).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 9560.5.

    IF... THE OIL RUNS OUT. [2007], c2006.
    1 streaming video (44 min.) Transporting viewers to the year 2016, this program paints a disturbing picture of an oil-starved America and the socioeconomic upheaval that may accompany the death of the Oil Age. The film follows a middle-aged, Midwestern couple through violence at gas stations, conflicts with neighbors, and the loss of their livelihood; it also focuses on their daughter, an oil prospector determined to find new crude oil fields in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge. Interspersed with the docudrama are notable statistics on oil production and consumption as well as real-world interviews with former Pentagon energy security adviser Paul Domjan, Centre for Global Energy Studies chairman Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, and other experts. Contents: The End of the Age of Oil (1:23) -- Prospecting for Limited Oil Supplies (3:23) -- Oil Demand Soars as Supply Dwindles (2:47) -- Catastrophic Economic Consequences of an Oil Shock (3:46) -- Dwindling Oil Supplies and Geopolitical Instability (1:56) -- Oil and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (2:01) -- Oil Demand in Developing Nations and Impact on American Economy (1:57) -- The High Stakes Search for Oil (2:05) -- Oil Shortage Shuts Down American Cities (1:51) -- Oil Shock Scenarios (2:12) -- Someday the Oil Will be Gone (2:48) -- Effects of an Oil Shock on Cities and Suburbs (2:54) -- The Desperate Search for Gasoline and Oil (4:09) -- Oil Shock, Global Trade, and Violence (3:58) -- Impact of Oil from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (2:36) -- Now is the Time for Sustainable Energy (3:15).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 9560.5.

    THE OIL CURSE . c2004.
    57 min. "The discovery of oil is often /celebrated as a one-way ticket to wealth and economic growth. But in some developing countries, striking it rich has the opposite effect--making oil more of a bane than a blessing for the poorest inhabitants. This program contrasts two cases: Ecuador, where the toxic environmental legacy of oil has sparked a landmark lawsuit over international corporate accountability, and western Africa, where today's oil companies have embraced new ethical and political approaches to business"--Container.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HD 9560.5 .O55 2004.

    OVER A BARREL: TRUTH ABOUT OIL. [2010], c2009.
    1 streaming video (39 min.) With roller-coaster gas prices becoming the norm, this ABC News program travels the country to uncover surprising and sometimes disturbing aspects of the oil industry. Charles Gibson reports from Cushing, Oklahoma, where the price of a barrel of oil dictates the price nationally; journeys 160 miles off the coast of Louisiana to one of the deepest-drilling oil rigs in the nation; and visits "refinery row" along the greater Gulf Coast. Viewers learn how Wall Street speculators can cause oil prices to skyrocket, while Energy Secretary Steven Chu discusses the importance of biofuel development and former NATO commander General Wesley Clark discusses the role that oil played in the Iraq war. Contents: America's Oil Addiction (1:02) -- Refinery in Oklahoma (0:51) -- What Is Oil? (1:10) -- Gas Stations: Profitability Issues (1:04) -- Oil Loading Racks (1:08) -- All Gas Essentially the Same (1:30) -- Problem of Oil Refineries (1:02) -- Oil Companies Close Refineries (1:32) -- Oil Refineries: Choke Point (1:02) -- Gas Prices (1:14) -- Oil: Supply and Demand (0:50) -- Oil Pipelines In U.S. (0:59) -- Oil Ownership (0:52) -- Oil Speculators (1:13) -- Oil Owned by Wall Street (0:59) -- Oil Market Manipulation (1:04) -- Oil for Profit (0:34) -- Economic Jihad (0:57) -- Alaskan Pipeline Plot (1:36) -- Oil: The Source (0:57) -- Oil and Military Billions (1:09) -- Wesley Clark on Middle East and Oil (0:56) -- American Troops in the Middle East (1:00) -- Geopolitical Complications of Oil (1:27) -- Dependence on Foreign Oil (0:56) -- Domestic Oil (1:04) -- Deep Water Oil Extraction (1:01) -- Underwater Robots (0:55) -- Technology and Crude Oil Extraction (0:59) -- Domestic Oil Is Not Enough (0:54) -- T. Boone Pickens and Oil Independence (1:31) -- Barack Obama and Energy Independence (1:03) -- Motivators for Fuel Alternatives (0:49) -- Cheap Gas at the Pump (0:48) -- Innovations for Energy Independence (1:05) -- America: Responsible for Its Oil Problems (1:18).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 9560.5.

    PEAK OIL? [2009], c2006.
    1 streaming video (46 min.) Peak oil: the point at which oil-producing countries, faced with diminishing crude reserves, can no longer keep pace with growing demand. Has the world already reached it, or is the point of irrevocable decline still decades away? That is the slippery question that frames the narrative of this program as experts from around the world give their views on factors associated with escalating oil concerns: soaring global demand, market speculation, lack of timely upgrades to oil-refining production chains, political turmoil in oil-producing countries, rising costs to explore and tap remote oil fields, and the global oil supply itself, an unknown-and, in the case of Saudi Arabia, an undisclosed-quantity. Although deep-sea drilling and fuel from tar sands, liquefied coal, ethanol, and biodiesel are touched upon, the program offers no pat solution to the peak oil crisis. Contents: World's Diminishing Oil Supplies (3:58) -- Why Is Oil So Expensive? (2:54) -- Oil Demands and Political Upheavals (2:23) -- Britain's North Sea Oil Boom and Bust (3:55) -- Peak Global Oil Production: Year of Decline (3:04) -- Era of Cheap Oil Is Over (3:33) -- Deep-Sea Oil Drilling (4:22) -- Oil from Tar Sands (2:54) -- Australia's Natural Gas (3:12) -- Effects on Consumer Behavior (3:17) -- Oil Production in Gulf States (5:10) -- Kuwaiti and Saudi Oil (5:01).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 9560.5;

    FUEL. c2010.
    112 min. Josh Tickell examines America's overwhelming addiction to, and reliance on, oil. Discusses alternative fuels and energy conservation strategies.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 9566 .F845 2010.

    THE PERMANENT ENERGY CRISIS: OIL, DEPLETION AND WAR. [2005]
    2 hrs. [Chicago Council on Foreign Relations lecture series] Recorded on April 11, 2005 in the Turner Conference Center at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill. as part of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations lecture series. Lecturer: Michael Klare. Dr. Klare examines the U.S. foreign policy implications of its growing dependence on foreign oil. Discusses the relationship President Franklin Roosevelt forged with the Royal Saudi to ensure that the U.S. was supplied with oil, the Carter Doctrine stating the U.S. would use force to protect its interests in Persian Gulf oil, and the need for the U.S. to become energy self-sufficient with energy alternatives.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HD 9566 .K583 2005.

    THE OIL SANDS. c2006.
    13 min. Originally broadcast on January 22, 2006 as a segment of: 60 minutes. Reports on the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, which can produce up to a million barrels of oil a day and hold reserves eight times those of Saudi Arabia. Investigates the critic's charges that the process of extracting the oil destroys both the land and the atmosphere.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 9574 .c23 O55 2006.

    CHOKING IN THE FAST LANE. [2006]
    50 min. Originally broadcast in 2005 as a segment of: Power play. Traces the development of oil as the primary commodity of our day, from the crude oil and kerosene of the 1800s through the automotive revolution and the enormous energy demands of today's military. The 21st century finds oil the power of nations, and the power of oil all-pervasive. The western world teeters on the brink of a new geopolitical energy race; what are the political, social, and ecological implications?
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HD 9650.5 .C465 2006.

    THE NUCLEAR OPTION: RETHINKING ATOMIC ENERGY. [2009], c2008.
    1 streaming video (44 min.) America hasnt built a nuclear power plant in thirty years. Is that due to a right-headed concern over health and environmental dangers, or an unfounded timidity that puts us behind the rest of the world? This CNBC Original documentary explores the issue, which, despite rising support for nuclear energy, remains divisive. Guiding viewers through the basic workings of a nuclear facility, the video examines current roadblocks to a revitalized nuclear industryincluding uncertainties over waste disposal and the possibility of terrorist attacks on power stations. The thriving French nuclear industry is also a major topic. Expert guests include Dale Klein, chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and Ward Sproat of the U.S. Department of Energy. Contents: Is America Ready for the Nuclear Option? (1:43) -- South Texas Nuclear Project (2:07) -- Race for the Next Nuclear Plant (0:57) -- Urgent Need for Base Load Generation (2:00) -- Nuclear Renaissance (1:35) -- Who Will Build the Next Nuclear Plant? (1:11) -- How Will the Next Nuclear Plant be Funded? (2:14) -- The Fear Factor (1:56) -- Nuclear Disaster in the Soviet Union (1:11) -- Inside Three Mile Island (1:22) -- Is Middletown Safe from Nuclear Disaster (1:12) -- Security at Three Mile Island (1:45) -- Nuclear Plant Defense (2:45) -- The French Nuclear Revolution (1:19) -- Energy Independence for France (2:04) -- Public Response to Nuclear Energy in France (1:10) -- Recycled Radio Active Waste (3:07) -- Nuclear Fuel Storage (1:51) -- Nuclear Waste Policy Act (2:02) -- Is There a Final Destination for Nuclear Waste? (1:42) -- Waiting for Yucca Mountain (1:43) -- At Peace with Nukes (1:31) -- Is Nuclear Power Safe? (1:05) -- Springfield Nuclear Power Plant (1:59) -- Eager for the Benefits of Nuclear Energy (1:29).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 9698.U52.

    NUCLEAR THEORY AND ENERGY. 1985.
    24 min. Describes atomic nucleus reactions which release energy and thereby change the structure of matter itself. Tells how the radioactivity, nuclear fission, and nuclear fusion which arise from these reactions educate, benefit, and endanger humankind.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QC 776 .N8 1985x.

    NUCLEAR FUSION, ENERGY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. 1983.
    25 min. Explains the principles of nuclear fusion and how it differs from nuclear fission. Tells how Culham Laboratory in Oxfordshire has been the United Kingdom's center for research into fusion power for over twenty years.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 791 .N8 1983x

    BOTTLING THE SUN. c2002.
    30 min. "As fossil fuels near depletion, nuclear fusion promises unlimited power supplies. This program looks at recent developments in the quest to turn the mechanism of the sun into a viable energy source ..."--Container box. FORMAT: DVD . LOCATION: General QC 791.4 .B688 2002.

    NUCLEAR SPIN-OFF. 1984.
    25 min. Shows how nuclear technology has been transferred to industry, agriculture, medicine, and other areas in the United Kingdom, creating considerable material benefit.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 792 .N8 1984x.

    EARTH'S CHANGING CLIMATE. 2007.
    2 videodiscs. Great courses. Science & mathematics. 12 lectures (30 min. each) delivered by Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College, Vermont. Disc 1. Is the earth changing? Butterflies, glaciers, and hurricanes ; Ice ages and beyond ; In the greenhouse ; A tale of 3 plants ; Global recycling -- Disc 2. The human factor ; Computing the future ; Impacts of climate change ; Energy and climate ; Energy--Resources and alternatives ; Sustainable futures?
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .C5 W657 2007.

    MORE FOR LESS. PROGRAM 6. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Suggests a future switch from a fossil fuel diet in order to forestall a global climatic warming trend. Through interviews with innovative individuals, examines ways to harness energy resources and use then more efficiently while continuing to provide needed economic and environmental benefits to society
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 M6 1989x.

    BEING CARIBOU. 2006.
    72 min. Environmentalist Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer followed a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot, across 1,500 kilometers of rugged Arctic tundra, from Canada's central Yukon to coastal Alaska (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) and back again. They wanted to raise awareness of threats to the caribou's survival if proposed oil and gas development goes ahead in the herd's calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 737 .U55 B456 2006.

    THUNDER IN THE SKIES. 198-?], c1978.
    50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Connections. Details many of the changes in building construction and energy usage which occurred when the climate of Europe changed dramatically in the 13th century. Shows how the scarcity of firewood contributed to the invention of the steam engine, which was the predecessor of gasoline-powered engines of today and led to the airplane and other vehicles.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk T 18 .T4 1980.

    ARCTIC QUEST : OUR SEARCH FOR TRUTH. c1999.
    57 min. Discusses the threat to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the northeast corner of Alaska from a proposal to drill for petroleum there. Teenagers from the Youth Environmental Summit in Colorado decide to go to the refuge to see the animals and what impact the refuge and its potential loss would have on the Native American people there.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 171.3 .A42 A73 1999.

    BURNING THE FUTURE: COAL IN AMERICA. c2009.
    approx. 89 min. Examines the effects of coal mining on the environment in West Virginia and the groundswell of conflict that has arisen between the citizens and the coal industry.
    FORMAT: DVD . LOCATION: General TD 195 .C58 B876 2009.

    ENERGY CROSSROADS c2007.
    111 min. Discusses current energy consumption patterns and their damaging effects on our environment, the global economy, and the geopolitical balance in the world today. Bonus materials: Energy: critical choices ahead (produced in 1974); extended interviews; The "Green Home" with Steve Andrews; Cuba's peak oils.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 195 .E49 E647 2007.

    HEAT. 2008.
    120 min. Originally broadcast on Oct. 21, 2008 as an episode of: Frontline. Examines how big businesses, such as the oil and coal companies, electric utilities, and automobile manufacturers, are promising to reshape their approach to the environment, climate change, and carbon emissions. Shows how some corporations around the world are fighting to fend off new regulations while others are repositioning themselves to meet these challenges. Visits the melting glaciers of the Himalayas, Chinese coal companies, Indian SUV makers, and American oil giants, among other locations. Watching the world change -- Fossil fuels : the engine of our lives -- Ten years to reverse course -- America's addiction to coal -- Cars : 2nd largest source of carbon emissions -- Big Oil -- Two instructive lessons from the past -- Carbon-free power -- Will America summon the political will?
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 195 .E49 H438 2008.

    POWER SURGE: ARE WE FINALLY ON THE BRINK OF A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION? 2011.
    60 min. Nova. Can emerging technology defeat global warming? Travel the globe to reveal the surprising technologies that just might turn back the clock on climate change. Focusing on the latest and greatest innovations, including everything from artificial trees to green reboots of familiar technologies like coal and nuclear energy, Nova asks: 'Can our technology, which helped create this problem, now solve it?
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 195 .E49 P694 2011.

    CRUDE IMPACT 2009.
    97 min. Examines the catastrophic prospect of 'world peak oil', or the point in time when the quantity of petroleum extracted from the earth begins to irreversibly decline.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 195 .P4 C783 2009.

    METHANE RECOVERY. 1996.
    30 min. Examines the process of reusing landfill gas. Discusses methane gas and the reasons for controlling it. Shows how landfills capture gas and the process of converting the gas into electricity using two different technologies. Also shows how a wastewater treatment facility uses landfill gas as a fuel to dry wastewater sludge.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 795.7 .M484 1996.

    GREEN POWER, CLEAN CHOICES. c2010.
    ca. 38 min. Green-ovating, home renovations for a sustainable world. Powering houses and heating water in more energy efficient ways is an important component of many remodeling projects. Understand the basics of renewable power sources to make smarter choices for integration into the home—Container. Contents: As green as the sun -- Plugging into the sun -- Solar water heating -- Passive solar design & energy conservation -- Wind-electric power.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TH 4860 .G7443 2010.

    ENERGY FOR THE FUTURE [198-?].
    16:05 min. Examines the current dependence of industrialized countries on dwindling supplies of natural fossil fuels. Shows how intensive research is now underway into new sources of energy, including processed coal, shale oil, geothermal heat, nuclear fission, wind energy, and solar heat.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TJ 63.2 .E474 1982.

    THE ENERGY PROBLEM, THE NUCLEAR SOLUTION. 1983.
    15 min. Examines the world's energy situation, including the renewable sources of energy: solar, wind, and wave power, and existing resources of coal, oil, and gas. Explains the contribution nuclear energy can make now and in the future.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk l TJ 163.2 .E486 1983x.

    ENERGY AND RESOURCES 2006.
    21 min. Cambridge core science series. Geo basics. Discusses the formation, uses and impact of fossil fuels and development of alternative resources including nuclear power, solar energy, biomass, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, and wind power.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TJ 163.2 .E647 2006.

    EARTH, THE SEQUEL. 2009.
    42 min. Provides a definitive and hopeful look at our new energy options. And whether it's by harnessing energy from the sun, waves, wind or heat embedded in the Earth, the inventors and entrepreneurs behind these bold ventures are proving that saving the planet can be a viable, and profitable, endeavor.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TJ 163.4 .U6 K782 2009.

    THE ETHANOL SOLUTION c2006.
    13 min. Originally broadcast on May 7, 2006 as a segment of : 60 minutes. Can the fuel distilled from corn and other renewable materials one day replace the billions of barrels of oil the U.S. imports each year? Brazil has managed to do this and Dan Rather talks to scientists, farmers and others who think, eventually, the U.S. can too.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TJ 808 .E85 2006.

    CONSUMER'S GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE ENERGY. c2009.
    34 min. Future fuels series ; 1. Examines the pros and cons of using alternative energy sources at the pump and at home. Includes: Solar energy, biodiesel, wind generators, hybrid and electric cars, and ethanol. Includes information on valuable internet resources.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TJ 808 .C667 2009.

    ETHANOL SOLUTION. c2006.
    13 min. Originally broadcast on May 7, 2006 as a segment of: 60 minutes. Can the fuel distilled from corn and other renewable materials one day replace the billions of barrels of oil the U.S. imports each year? Brazil has managed to do this and Dan Rather talks to scientists, farmers and others who think, eventually, the U.S. can too.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TJ 808 .E85 2006.

    LIFE AFTER OIL; THE NEW ENERGY ALTERNATIVES 2007.
    30 min. Illustrates ways we can solve our dependence on fossil fuels through the use of alternative energy sources including wind power, fuel cells, hydrogen fuel, ethanol, biomass and solar power.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TJ 808 .L544 2007.

    POWERSHIFT. c2003.
    26 min. Examines how current energy use affects the earth and people around the world. Suggests ways to create a sustainable future by shifting from fossil fuels to alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, and water power. Discusses action steps that individuals can take such as requesting renewable energy from utilities, driving hybrid cars, and buying energy-efficient appliances. Features commentary by architect William McDonough.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TJ 808 .P694 2003

    RENEWABLE ENERGY c2006.
    45 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Modern marvels. Explores the recent advances and technologies of renewable energy, in particular solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TJ 808 .R463 2006.

    RENEWABLE ENERGY. c2007.
    Streaming video and DVD 28 min. Originally produced in 2005 as an episode of: Ethical markets. This program examines the urgent need--not only in the U.S. but across the world--for sustainable energy. It also illustrates how new power production methods are becoming a reality. Alternative energy trendsetters are featured, including Time magazine "Hero for the Planet" Geoffrey Ballard, who explains his hydrogen fuel cell innovations. Evergreen Solar vice president Mark Farber describes his company's advanced solar cell production methods and its mission to provide access to energy in the developing world--a goal shared by the Solar Electric Light Fund, says executive director Bob Freling. In addition, Rocky Mountain Institute founder Amory Lovins promotes the benefits of small solar power plants, and economist Hazel Henderson explores the potential of wind energy.
    FORMAT: DVD and Streaming video Permanent link. LOCATION: General TJ 808 .R464 2007.

    RENEWABLE POWER: EARTH'S CLEAN ENERGY DESTINY. c1998.
    30 min. Profiles the fuel cell, a safe, efficient, and highly reliable technology that is powered by hydrogen. Shows how electricity can be produced using solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, hydro-electric dams and biomass convertersy.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TJ 808 .R465 1998.

    WITHIN OUR POWER. c1990.
    20 min. A Weather Channel program designed to develop an awareness of the roles weather and natural laws play in the harnessing of solar and wind energy.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TJ 808 .W5 1994.

    WIRED: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ENERGY. c2003.
    57 min. A documentary on the generation of electricity, the need for clean renewable alternatives to fossil fuel-based sources, and alternatives to gasoline-powered automobiles.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TJ808 .W574 2003.

    THE AMERICAN PIPE DREAM: ELIMINATING OIL DEPENDENCE. [2010], c2009.
    1 streaming video (27 min.) Rocky Mountain Institute founder Amory Lovins, ranked as one of the 2009 Time 100, believes in the plausibility of a U.S. that harnesses automotive and architectural efficiencies to free itself from the tyranny of oil-and, while the country is at it, from the dirty yoke of coal, as well. In this program, Lovins and his enthusiastic supporters square off against Robert Bryce, editor of Energy Tribune, and other skeptics to sketch out a vision of an energy-independent America. But with oil so deeply entrenched in fueling the nation's infrastructure, is the transition Lovins speaks of a genuine possibility, or is it just a pipe dream? Contents: America is the Answer (1:00) -- Rocky Mountain Institute (1:00) -- America's Oil Consumption (1:02) -- Oil-Free Future (0:53) -- Saving the Climate at a Profit (0:52) -- Efficiency in Oil Economy (1:07) -- Vehicle Efficiency (0:00) -- Auto Industry: Short-Sighted (1:57) -- Lighter Cars/Safer Cars (0:51) -- Lightweight Aircraft (1:02) -- Fully Burdened Costs of Oil (0:55) -- Military Going Green? (0:51) -- Oil Dependence and Foreign Policy (1:14) -- Energy-Efficient Windows (1:13) -- Paradox of Efficiency (1:06) -- Second Generation Biofuel Industry (1:24) -- Biofuels and Jobs (1:09) -- America's Dependence on Coal (1:02) -- Coal Energy (1:18) -- Energy Grid (0:51) -- Decentralized Energy Plants (1:11) -- Nuclear Power Energy Source (1:14) -- Evangelical Climate Initiative (1:11) -- Future of Energy Technology (1:37).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: General TJ 808.6.

    SAVED BY THE SUN. c2007.
    55 min. Originally broadcast in 2007 as an episode of: Nova. "NOVA presents a provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential" -- Container. FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TJ 810 .S284 2007.

    VELOCITY: EXPLORING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH WIND POWER. [2003?]
    30 min. Wind power, the world's fastest growing form of renewable energy is the focus of this documentary. The film features initiatives and renewable energy sources from Austin Energy, New Belgium Brewery in Ft. Collins, Colorado and The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems in Austin, Texas.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TJ 820 .V45 2003.

    WIND OVER WATER. c2004.
    32 min. Chronicles the debate about land, energy and the environment in Cape Cod, Massachusetts as the community examines the possibility of being the first American community to become home to an offshore wind facility.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TJ 820 .W564 2004.

    SIXTY MINUTES TO MELTDOWN. c1983.
    2 videocassettes (89 min.) Nova. Presents a dramatization chronicling the minute-by-minute sequence of malfunctions and mistakes made at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant. Follows with an examination of the issues raised by the accident and the critical economic and safety questions involved in the use of nuclear power. Contents: pt. 1. Crisis at Three Mile Island -- pt. 2. After the crisis.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TK 1344 .P4 S59 1983x

    MELTDOWN. c1997.
    25 min. Originally broadcast in 1996 as an episode of: Disaster. At Chernobyl, the world came as close as it ever has to nuclear disaster. In this program, experts explore the technical causes behind three major nuclear accidents-- Windscale in Britain, Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania, and Chernobyl-- and trace the path of human error leading up to them. We learn how official secrecy hinders damage-control efforts, and how extraordinary bravery on the part of emergency teams at Chernobyl averted a complete meltdown.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TK 1362 .U38 M4 1997.

    THE NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE. [1981?]
    22 min. Describes the detection of uranium deposits, mining, enrichment, fuel fabrication and use in commercial reactor. Focuses on reprocessing and the re-use of uranium and plutonium in fast reactors.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TK 9360.N8 1981x

    E-MOTIONAL VEHICLES: ECONOMICALLY, ENVIRONMENTALLY, ENERGY-EFFICIENT, ELECTRICALLY-MOTIONAL VEHICLES. c1991.
    120 min. Alternative energy video series ; 2. Provides an overview of electric automobiles--their history, design, and the conversion of internal combustion engine vehicles to electric motor vehicles.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TL 220 .E6 1991.

    REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR. 2012.
    90 min. By 2006, as many as 5,000 electric cars were destroyed by the major car companies that built them. Today, the electric car is back with a vengeance. Without using a single drop of foreign oil, this new generation of car is America's future: fast, furious, and cleaner than ever. It's not just the next generation of green cars that's on the line, it's the future of the automobile itself.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TL 220 .R484 2012.

    LITTLE BLACK BOX. 2003.
    22 min. Originally broadcast August 25, 2003 as a segment of Nightline. Robert Krulwich and the guys from Car Talk on NPR explain how hydrogen fuel cell technology works. While hydrogen cars may be a solution to cutting pollution and dealing with the high price of gasoline, is the general public willing to pay more for their vehicles for some of these benefits?
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TL 229 .H9 L588 2003.

    SUPERCAR: BUILDING THE CAR OF THE FUTURE. [2009], c2009.
    1 streaming video (44 min.) Is it too late to rethink our relationship with the automobile? Hosted by University of Alberta professor Brian Fleck, this program investigates recent developments in alternative fuels and car design. In Italy, MIT students Robyn Allen and Anna Jaffe, cofounders of the Vehicle Design Summit, present their prototype-a plug-in hybrid designed for the congested streets of India. Then, Jeremy Snyder of Tesla Motors explains the technology behind their Roadster, a high-performance electric automobile. Also highlighted is Stanford University's intelligent car, named Junior, which is controlled solely by computers. Correlates to all National CTE Organizational Standards (including the provisions of the Perkins Act). Contents: What is the Future of Cars? (1:26) -- Is it Too Late to Rethink Automobiles? (2:10) -- Vehicle Design Summit (1:23) -- Vehicle Design Summit Plan (1:05) -- How Could Cars be Made Differently? (1:56) -- Problem with Ethanol (1:02) -- Refuting Ethanol Myths (1:02) -- What Happened to the Electric Car? (1:50) -- How Does Electric Car Run? (2:24) -- How Does the Tesla Work? (1:48) -- A Fun Electric Car (1:08) -- Why Not Use Hydrogen for Fuel? (1:06) -- Hydrogen Car Test Drive (1:11) -- Refueling a Hydrogen Vehicle (2:15) -- The Problem with Hydrogen (1:15) -- Safer Faster Race Cars (1:34) -- Can Light Weight Cars be Safe and Affordable? (1:04) -- Safety and Efficiency in Automobiles (1:32) -- A Car With a Brain (1:13) -- A Truly Autonomous Car (1:17) -- Is There a Need for Autonomous Cars? (2:00) -- Can People Adapt to Car Technology? (2:06) -- Human Car Relationships (0:57) -- Meet the City Car (1:32) -- City Car Concept (1:36) -- Designing City Car (1:26) -- Building City Car (1:12) -- Urban Transportation System (0:38) -- Forward Facing Concept Cars (0:56) -- Future of Cars (0:49).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: TL 240

    A CRUDE AWAKENING: THE OIL CRASH c2007.
    83 min. Examines the conventional wisdom that oil production will continue to climb, and instead stare[s] bleakly at a planet facing economic meltdown and conflict over its most valuable resource. Precious and non-renewable -- We use it for everything! -- From boom to bust -- A magnet for war -- The numbers don't add up -- Peaking out -- An insatiable demand -- The end of the American Dream -- Technology to the rescue? -- Life after the peak.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TN 870 .C783 2007.

    THE FUTURE OF ENERGY GASES [1994].
    29:30 min. Using historical and contemporary film and video images, narrative explanations of scientific concepts, and animation, explains the origin and occurrence of oil and natural gas, the environmental benefits and consequences of burning natural gas, and economic implications of its use.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TN 881.A1 F8 1994.

    BIOFUELS: FUELS FOR THE FUTURE. c2007.
    22 min. Investigates the mode of production of a range of biofuels, from biogas, ethanol and butanol to vegetable oils and biodiesel. Introduction -- Traditional fuels -- Biofuels -- Butanol, vegetable oil and biodiesel -- Specific uses of biofuel -- Advantages and disadvantages -- End credits.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TP 359 .B46 B563 2007.

    HYDROGEN HOPES. c2005.
    27 min. Originally presented as an episode of Scientific American frontiers. Alan Alda meets with hydrogen enthusiasts working toward a future when hydrogen can be made in unlimited quantities from renewable, non-polluting resources.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TP 359 .H8 H948 2005.

    HYDROGEN: THE SAFE AND CLEAN FUEL. 2003.
    27 min. "Imagine...a fuel you can make from water...a fuel that eliminates dependence of foreign energy sources...a fuel that can be produced pretty much anywhere, to do just about anything that requires energy. A zero emission fuel that doesn't pollute the air...a fuel that is non-toxic...and safe to use. Sound too good to be true? It's not. It's called hydrogen." -- (video case)
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TP 359 .H8 H947 2003.

    THE HYDROGEN AGE. c2005.
    57 min. Documentary about how hydrogen can be used as energy in the United States and around the world, which includes systems that are fully operational and those that are in development. It examines the PEM fuel cell equipment and technology and how it provides energy for developing nations while reducing pollution and environmental damage.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TP 359 .H8 H9473 2005.

    THE BIOFUEL MYTH: HARSH REALITIES IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD. [2010], c2009.
    1 streaming video (44 min.) Once widely considered a sustainable energy source, some forms of biofuel are now seen as exploitative and environmentally harmful. This program examines the global dilemma over palm oil-a fuel source championed by the European Union before the effects of its cultivation became apparent in the developing world. Viewers meet members of Indonesia's Orang Rimba tribe who have drawn sustenance from the rainforests for millennia and now watch as their lands give way to palm oil plantations. The film highlights efforts by tribal and Western activists to fight deforestation, as well as the work of E.U. leaders like Claude Turmes, who once supported agrofuel quotas but now recognizes their destructive impact. Contents: Is Renewable Energy Environmentally Friendly? (2:01) -- Is Green Fuel the Answer? (1:13) -- Economical Impact of New Palm Oil Plantations (1:31) -- Children of the Rain Forest (1:52) -- Evil Spirits in Sumatra Jungle (1:00) -- Shrinking Indonesian Rain Forest (1:18) -- Rain Forests Earmarked for Destruction (0:47) -- End of Sustainable Farms in Indonesia (1:02) -- Palm Oil Plantation Demonstration (1:40) -- Farmers Fight for Compensation (1:27) -- Response to Domestic Food Shortages (1:03) -- European Union Guideline on Biofuel Cars (1:46) -- European Union Subsidies for Biofuel Projects (1:04) -- Is Green Energy Better for the Environment? (1:31) -- World Climate Summit 2007 (1:35) -- Proposed Eco Label for Palm Oil (2:01) -- Humanitarian Impact of Palm Oil Biofuels (1:08) -- Dependence on World Market (1:10) -- Hunger in Indonesia (1:35) -- How Much Palm Oil is Exported Out of Indonesia (1:17) -- Palm Oil Shortage in Indonesia (1:12) -- From Biofuels to Agrofuels (1:43) -- New Generation of Biofuels (1:42) -- Jatropha World (1:15) -- Is Jatropha a Viable Biofuel Option? (1:45) -- India's Jatropha Oil Project (0:54) -- Myths About Jatropha (1:18) -- Jatropha Development has Research (1:19) -- Southern Online Bio Technologies Ltd. (1:23) -- Hunger Caused by Biofuels (1:44) -- Potential Dangers of Future Biofuels (0:50).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: TP 360.

    Biotechnology/Genetically Modified Organisms

    THE NEW GREEN REVOLUTION. [2007], c2007.
    1 streaming video (59 min.) What will it take to create an eco-friendly global economy? This program addresses the financial, technological, and organizational obstacles that must be overcome before human society and planet Earth can truly coexist. Drawn from the series Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy and futurist Hazel Hendersons book by the same title, the program contains powerful insights from engineers, energy experts, venture capitalists, and product development specialistsall of whom are committed to building a greener world. Interviews with Tradelink president Keith Bronstein, National Venture Capital Association president Mark Heeson, Cleantech chairman Nicholas Parker, and many others enliven the discussion. Contents: Market Trading for Energy Conservation (5:38) -- Green Revolution: Lucrative Investment Opportunity (3:00) -- Green Revolution: Fuel Cell Technology (4:10) -- Alternative Forms of Energy and Energy Investments (3:15) -- Venture Capital and Alternative Energies (4:48) -- Alternative Energy Sources and Third World Development (3:03) -- Renewable Energy: Natural Capitalism (3:55) -- Energy Savings and Healthy Environments (4:12) -- Environment: Air Quality (3:07) -- Environment: Access to Potable Drinking Water (3:27) -- Environment: Organic Food Supply (3:30) -- Environment: Organic Food Industry (3:52) -- Global Agriculture vs. Small Farmers (3:25) -- Corporate Responsibility for a Better World (3:04) -- Future of Sustainable Resources (3:05).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: GE 195.7.

    FOOD FOR ALL: GLOBAL AGRICULTURE AND THE DEVELOPING WORLD. [2008], c2007.
    1 streaming video (47 min.) Terra report. Satisfying one's hunger is a primal act which most Westerners never connect to global issues. But the diets and farming systems of wealthy countries can be directly linked to starvation in the underdeveloped world. This program sheds light on the international tragedy of hunger and malnutrition, emphasizing that the problem is one of distribution, not production. Filmed in Asia, South America, and sub-Saharan Africa, the film shows how geopolitics, economic isolation, regional conflicts, and lack of infrastructure render poor countries unable to feed their own people. Biotechnology, land use priorities, government corruption, the fast food industry, and the vicious cycle of child hunger are all featured topics. Contains scenes of breastfeeding. Contents: U.S. Obesity vs. World Hunger (3:15) -- Sub-Saharan Hunger (3:00) -- Asia and the Hunger Problem (2:10) -- Underfed Mothers and Children in Third World (4:07) -- Malnourishment and African Nomads (2:44) -- Unequal Distribution of Arable Land (3:04) -- Obesity, Fast Foods, and Nutrition (4:32) -- Epidemic Obesity (2:33) -- World Hunger: Water Scarcity/Money Scarcity (3:23) -- Green Revolution: Benefits and Harms (0:40) -- Importance of Biotechnology (3:20) -- Transgenic Food Production: Multinational Profits (2:56) -- Biotechnology at the Service of the People (3:01) -- Unbalanced Access to Food (3:02).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 9000.6.

    UNDERSTANDING GENETICS: DNA, GENES, AND THEIR REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS. 2008.
    4 videodiscs (720 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. 24 lectures by David Sadava. Outlines the connections between the science of genetics and the health-related problems that plague us in modern society, and illuminates how studying genetics can be instrumental in solving those problems. Contents: Pt. 1. Disc 1, Lecture 1. Our inheritance ; lecture 2. ; Mendel and genes ; lecture 3. Genes and chromosomes ; lecture 4. The search for the gene: DNA ; lecture 5. DNA structure and replication ; lecture 6. DNA expression in proteins -- disc 2, lecture 7. Genes, enzymes, and metabolism ; lecture 8. From DNA to protein ; lecture 9. Genomes ; lecture 10. Manipulating genes: recombinant DNA ; lecture 11. Isolating genes and DNA ; lecture 12. Biotechnology: genetic engineering. Pt. 2. Disc 1, lecture 13. Biotechnology and the environment ; lecture 14. Manipulating DNA by PCR and other methods ; lecture 15. DNA in identification: forensics ; lecture 16. DNA and evolution ; lecture 17. DNA and human evolution ; lecture 18. Molecular medicine: genetic screening -- disc 2, lecture 19. Molecular medicine: the immune system ; lecture 20. Molecular medicine: cancer ; lecture 21. Molecular medicine: gene therapy ; lecture 22. Molecular medicine: cloning and stem cells ; lecture 23. Genetics and agriculture ; lecture 24. Biotechnology and agriculture.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 431 .S233 2008.

    BIOTECHNOLOGY ON THE FARM AND IN THE FACTORY. 2009.
    28 min. Biotechnology in the 21st century. Examines the use of biotechnology in agriculture and industry in the twenty-first century. Topics include genetic engineering to increase crop yields; animal agriculture; and industrial applications of biotech in the manufacturing of chemicals, textiles, beverages, and fuel.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General S 494.5 .B563 2009.

    A SILENT FOREST: THE GROWING THREAT, GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES. 2005.
    46 min. Examines the threats posed by the introduction of genetically engineered trees into our environment.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SD 399.5 .S554 2005.

    SUPER SEEDS; FROM BENEATH THE ASHES. c1997.
    ca. 50 min. First program originally broadcast in 1993 and second program originally broadcast in 1991 as segments of: The new explorers. In the first part of this video, researchers take viewers into their labs to explain the biotechnology that is involved in creating improved crops, soil and fertilizer. On same VHS as: From beneath the ashes.
    FORMAT: VHS LOCATION: General SB 113.7 .S8 1997.

    TRANSFORMING FOOD: GLOBAL LOOK AT GENETIC MODIFICATION. [2009], c2008.
    1 streaming video (52 min.) While the debate over genetically modified foods is far from settled, a growing number of food producers are taking a GM-friendly approach. This program presents arguments in favor of GM technology and suggests ways in which it can boost crop yields and reduce global hunger. Presented by Jim Doherty, a long-time advocate for sustainable agriculture in the U.K., the program travels to Bavaria, Argentina, Uganda, and Pennsylvania as it depicts vast GM farming operations in action. Barley, soy, and other modified crops are studied, while Doherty makes the case that all farming is, in essence, the scientific alteration of wild plant strains. Contents: Revolution in Argentinean Farming (2:52) -- Soy Meal Feeds the World's Livestock (3:12) -- Genetic Modification of Food in Britain (5:15) -- History of Selective Breeding (2:30) -- What Is Genetic Modification? (4:07) -- Health Benefits of Genetically Modified Food (3:16) -- Pros and Cons of GM (2:56) -- Amish Tradition and GM Farming (4:29) -- GM Crops Require Fewer Pesticides (2:15) -- GM Crops: Impact on Nature (1:53) -- GM Foods in America (3:02) -- Africa's Crop Productivity (3:07) -- Ugandan Banana Crop (3:17) -- GM Banana Plants in Uganda (4:20) -- Potential of GM Technology (2:58).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: SB 123.57.

    KING CORN: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. 2008.
    ca. 90 min. Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America. With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America's modern food system.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SB 191 .M2 K564 2008.

    RISKY BUSINESS: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE. [1998]
    25 min. Explores the benefits and risks of genetic engineering and shows how the new biotechnology promises to revolutionize agriculture.
    FORMAT: DVD LOCATION: Circulation Desk TP 248.6 .R575 1998.

    FRIEND OR FOE. c2001.
    55 min. "Genetic science holds the keys to life itself. How should this knowledge be used? Enhanced by outstanding 3-D computer animations and microscopic imaging, this engaging program, featuring Dr. Cary Fowler, takes a balanced looks at the biotechnological revolution. Among the topics surveyed are genetic engineering, cloning, gene therapy, genetically modified food crops, gene patenting, DNA fingerprinting, gene banks, and the use of transgenic animals for organ transplants. An overview of heredity, natural selection, and the mechanics of DNA is provided."--Container.
    FORMAT: DVD LOCATION: Circulation Desk TP 248.2 .F754 2001.

    THE ETHICS OF BIOTECHNOLOGY. c2009.
    24 min. A group of experts discuss the ethical and moral implications of biotechnology including cloning, stem cell research, and animal testing.
    FORMAT: DVD LOCATION: General TP 248.23 .M672 2009.

    RISKY BUSINESS: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE. [1998?]
    25 min. Explores the benefits and risks of genetic engineering and shows how the new biotechnology promises to revolutionize agriculture.
    FORMAT: DVD and VHS LOCATION: Circulation Desk (DVD) and General (VHS) TP 248.6 .R575 1998a

    BRAVE NEW FOODS : THE BIOTECH REVOLUTION. c2002.
    24 min. Shows how our food today is the product of thousands of years of "natural" genetic manipulation that changed bitter tasting, poison-filled plants into tasty and nutritious foods. Food, science, and technology have worked together for thousands of years to feed humans.
    FORMAT: VHS LOCATION: Circulation Desk TP 248.65.F66 B72 2002.

    DECONSTRUCTING SUPPER. c2002.
    47 min., 30 sec. Documentary film that looks at the way modern food is produced through genetic modification and through organic farming in Canada, Europe, India, and United States. A gourmet chef, John Bishop, leads us on an investigation of various genetically modified food products and the leader in genetic engineering, Monsanto.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD LOCATION: VHS: TP 248.65 .F66D43 2002 DVD: Circulation Desk TP 248.65 .F66 D43 2002a.

    THE FUTURE OF FOOD. [2006]
    2 videodiscs (88 min.) the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
    FORMAT: DVD LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General TP 248.65 .F66 F888 2004.

    THE GMO TRILOGY. [c2004]
    2 videodiscs (ca. 205 min.) "Why genetically modified organism threaten your health, the environment and future generations."--Container Three discs on genetically modified foods. Disc 1: Unnatural Selection, talks about the threats of breeding genetically modified foods to the natural environment and farmers; Disc 2: Hidden Dangers in Kids Meals contains a movie explaining why genetically engineered foods are dangerous and should be removed from children's meals, a taped lecture given by Jeffrey M. Smith to a live audience alleging that biotech companies rig research, cover up health dangers and pressure government regulators to approve foods that even FDA scientists say are unsafe, and a segment showing the dramatic results of learning and behavior at an Appleton, Wisconsin high school after switching to organic foods; Disc 3: You're eating what? is an audio lecture by Jeffrey Smith alleging that biotech companies rig research, cover up health dangers and pressure government regulators to approve foods FDA scientists consider unsafe . contents: Disc 1: Unnatural selection (60 min. ; 2004) -- Disc 2: Hidden dangers in kids' meals: genetically engineered foods (ca. 28 min.); Health dangers of genetically engineered foods and their cover-up (60 min); Impact of fresh, healthy foods on learning and behavior / Natural Ovens Bakery (15 min.; 2004) -- Disc 3: You're eating what? (102 min.; 2005)
    FORMAT: DVD LOCATION: General TP 248.65.F66 G66 2006.

    HARVEST OF FEAR. c2001.
    120 min. A Frontline/NOVA special presentation. Explores the intensifying debate over genetically-modified (gm) food crops. Interviewing scientists, farmers, biotech and food industry representatives, government regulators, and critics of biotechnology, this two-hour report presents both sides of the debate, exploring the risks and benefits, the hopes and fears, of this new technology.
    FORMAT: VHS LOCATION: General TP 248.65.F66 H378 2001.

    NOT FOR SALE. c2002.
    31 min. Demonstrates the connection between biodiversity and cultural diversity, between resistance to globalization and social and environmental justice. Looks at farmers, indigenous people, and global justice activists who oppose patents on life and advocate for a world where life is not a commodity. Explores some little-known aspects of world trade like the WTO and discusses biotechnology and our food supplies.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD LOCATION: VHS: General TP 248.65 .F66 N6 2002 DVD: Circulation Desk TP 248.65 .F66 N6 2002a

    THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO. 2008.
    109 min. Monsanto Company is the world's leader in agricultural chemicals, seed and genetically modified crops, as well as being one of the most controversial companies in industrial history. This film uses hitherto unpublished documents and testimonies of victims, scientists and politicians to expose Monsanto's lack of care in protecting the environment and the health of those exposed to their products. Shows how the company promoted such products as Roundup (glyphosate), bovine growth hormone, and genetically modified plants.
    FORMAT: DVD LOCATION: General TP 248.65 .F66 W675 2008.

    DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT. [2009], c2007.
    1 streaming video (29 min.) Although genetic modification of plants and animals has been going on since the dawn of agriculture, technological changes of unprecedented scope have taken place in the food industry within the past few decades. This program explores the impact of technology on food production and the development of new and emerging foods. Viewers are introduced to recently devised methods of genetic modification and selective breeding which have expanded both crop and livestock yields. Other topics include the growth of the novelty food industry and new approaches to food packaging design, reflecting concern over ecological issues. Prominent academics add commentary. Contents: Genetically Modified Animals (4:46) -- Genetically Modified Plants (5:02) -- Selective Breeding (4:05) -- Novel and Functional Food (3:40) -- Consumer Demand and Food Technology (5:01) -- Developments in Food Packaging (4:58).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: TP 370.

    Climate Change / Ozone Layer Depletion / Acid Rain

    GLOBAL WARMING; DROUGHT AND DESERTIFICATION. c2004.
    32 min. Describes desertification as a result of continued drought caused by global warming. Provides regional examples of increased desertification around the world.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GB 611 .G58 2004.

    CIVILIZATION AND CLIMATE. c1990.
    26 min. Climate and man. A look at how climate has influenced life on earth in both historic and prehistoric times.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GF 71 .C595 1990.

    ECONOMICS U$A. LESSON 21, POLLUTION: HOW MUCH IS A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT WORTH? c2002.
    28 min. Examines the private and social costs of pollution and international response to global warming.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk HB 171 .E3 2002 pt.21.

    LOW CARBON: THE ECONOMICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. [2010], c2009.
    1 streaming video (57 min.) Some conservatives paint the environmentalist movement as socialist or worse, but the key to reducing humanity's carbon footprint may actually appear in new manifestations of capitalism. From electric car technology to the production of ethanol out of waste products, fighting climate change is in fact creating new economic opportunities and could actually steer the planet away from a plunge in Gross World Product. One of the countries leading the charge is Spain. As it promotes solar and wind energy and the widespread use of bicycles, the second-largest country in Western Europe is embracing the challenges of green commerce. What can be learned from the Spanish example? This program investigates. Contents: Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming (1:03) -- Climate Change and Economic Loss (1:03) -- Electrical Vehicles (1:19) -- Primary Energy Sources (1:01) -- New Energy Paradigm (1:13) -- Minimal Carbon Emissions (0:57) -- Organic Farming (1:44) -- Carbon Costs of Food Transportation (1:06) -- Wind Energy (0:57) -- Wind Turbines (1:10) -- World's Largest Wind Turbines (1:03) -- Kyoto Protocol/Emissions Caps (0:59) -- Energy Sector: Source of Carbon Emissions (0:58) -- Carbon Dioxide: Commodity (1:47) -- Solar Energy: Clean Energy (0:57) -- Energy: Distributed Production (1:10) -- Energy Efficiency (0:56) -- Bioclimatic Building Industry (1:00) -- Eco-Friendly Apartment Living (0:59) -- Problems with Carbon Trading (1:07) -- Environmental Groups Seek End to Pollution (1:06) -- Carbon Credits for Sale (1:17) -- Oil Production Peak (1:01) -- Solutions Through Technology (1:07) -- Electricity to Hydrogen (1:08) -- Climate Change Economy (1:05) -- Low-Maintenance Bicycles (1:12) -- Most Efficient Vehicles on Earth (0:56) -- Solar Investors (1:15) -- Solar Panels on Market (1:19) -- Electricity for Entrepreneurs (1:01) -- Incentives and Profit Motives (0:53) -- Hybrid Cars (0:58) -- Ethanol Production (1:10) -- Wind Farms (1:03) -- Importance of Wind Farms (0:58) -- Simple Lifestyle (1:03) -- Old Building Methods (0:56) -- Carbon Credits (1:00) -- Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) (1:03) -- Carbon Capture (1:01) -- Coal-Based Energy Production (0:56) -- Tree Farming (1:01) -- Sustainable Plantations (0:54) -- Zero-Carbon Building (1:47) -- Solar Thermal Energy (0:58) -- Solar Thermal Power Plants in the Desert (0:56) -- America's Energy Goals (1:09) -- Importance of the G8 (1:20) -- Environmental Frontier (1:52).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HC 79 .E5.

    CARBON HUNTERS: POLLUTION, PROFITS, AND PROFITEERING. [2010], c2009.
    1 streaming video (48 min.) Participants in the global cap-and-trade system range from well-intentioned business leaders to rogue peddlers hoping for a quick and unprincipled killing. As for detractors, the carbon credit industry has no shortage, especially in the environmentalist movement. This film sifts through the many-sided controversy as it plays out in the West and in the developing world. Dedicated eco-watchdogs provide commentary, shedding light on important concepts like additionality and geoengineering. Viewers also meet brokers and investors who aim to earn from carbon sequestering around the world, while Indian, Filipino, and indigenous Canadian stakeholders struggle to make the system work for them-or avoid it altogether. Contents: Carbon Trade Controversy (2:43) -- Carbon: Fictitious Commodity? (1:53) -- Farmers and Carbon Credits (2:17) -- Entrepreneurs, Farmers, and Profit (2:41) -- Misunderstandings About Carbon Credits (2:10) -- Profit-Motive: Can It Save the Planet? (1:58) -- Amazon Rain Forest and Carbon Credits (2:17) -- India: Carbon Trading and Cash Cows (2:06) -- Indian Methane Equals Profits (2:00) -- Individuals and Carbon Pollution (2:14) -- Hollywood and Carbon Trading (2:07) -- Carbon Offsets and Crime (2:39) -- Hindu Tradition: Carbon Intensive (1:00) -- UN Regulates Carbon Offsets (2:11) -- Philippines: Garbage Mountain (2:34) -- Profits and Poverty (3:19) -- India Farmers Sell Carbon Credits (1:24) -- Private Interest in Carbon Credits (2:03) -- Geoengineering: Mitigation of Climate Change (3:01) -- First Nation People and Carbon Credits (2:20) -- Carbon Hunting: New American Dream (2:18).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HC 79 .P55.

    THE JOY OF SCIENCE. PART V. c2001.
    3 videocassettes (360 min.) Great courses. Robert M. Hazen, lecturer. Each lecture is 30 minutes in length. Focuses on the great unifying biological principles of genetics, evolution, and ecosystems. Topics covered include DNA and genetic engineering, the origin and evolution of life, the theory of natural selection, the ozone hole, acid rain, and the greenhouse effect. Contents: Tape 3. lecture 57. Charles Darwin and the theory of natural selection. Lecture 58. Ecosystems & the law of unintended consequences. Lecture 59. The ozone hole, acid rain, & the greenhouse effect. lecture 60. Science, the endless frontier.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General Q 161.2 .J695 2001.

    OUR PLANET: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF EARTH. c2011.
    3 DVDs (4 hours, 40 min) Disc 1: How the earth was made. Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time. Disc 2 : A global warning? The History Channel answers the question: After 650 million years of climate change, is global warming simply a naturally occurring phenomenon, or the result of human activity? Disc 3 : Life after people. 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. Experts in the fields of masterpieces will fade and crumble. Experts in the fields of archeology provide insights to demonstrate how the very landscape of our planet will change in our absence.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QB 631.2 .O977 2011

    SIX DEGREES COULD CHANGE THE WORLD. 2008.
    90 min. Discusses why many scientists believe that the Earth's average temperature could rise by as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100. Explores what each rising degree could mean for the future of humanity and our planet. Illustrates how global warming has already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland, and the Amazonian rain forest. Explains what's real, what's still controversial, and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer. A warmer world -- CO2, the hidden price -- Plus one degree -- Carbon footprint -- Plus two degrees -- Accelerating loss of plar ice -- Plus three degrees -- Forecasting our climate -- New generation of super storms -- Plus four degrees -- Impact of rising sea levels -- Plus five degrees -- Plus six degrees -- Looking for solutions -- Alternate sources of energy -- Conclusion.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 861.3 .S593 2008.

    OZONE : THE HOLE STORY. c1992.
    58 min. Broadcast over PBS. An in-depth investigation of upper ozone depletion--its causes, effects, and solutions.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 881.2.O9 O9 1992.

    THE ANTARCTICA CHALLENGE: A GLOBAL WARNING. 2010, c2009.
    52 min. Originally released as a documentary motion picture in 2009. Explores the past, present and future of scientific exploration on the world's most mysterious continent with a focus on announcing the latest discoveries on the issue of climate change. From Ernest Shackleton's first scientific expedition 100 years ago to today's scientists, old, new and yet unreleased data raise questions about what is happening on Antarctica and its impact on the rest of the world.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 903.2 .A6 A583 2010.

    CRISIS IN THE ATMOSPHERE. 1992.
    58 min. Originally broadcast on PBS in 1989 as segment of: The infinite voyage. Describes what effect global warming will have on climate, and ultimately, the quality of life we can expect.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QC 912.3 .C75 1992.

    ENERGY FLOW IN THE BIOSPHERE. [1992], c1984.
    10 min. Energy flow. The burning of fossil fuels has led to a global increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, known as the greenhouse effect.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General QC 912.3 .E6 1992..

    GREENHOUSE CRISIS: THE AMERICAN RESPONSE. 1989.
    11 min. Illustrates the greenhouse effect, summarizes some of the consequences of global warming, examines various forms of energy production and consumption, and concludes with an overview of how improved energy efficiency and the development of renewable energy sources can prevent global warming.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General QC 912.3 .G7 1989.

    THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT. 1993.
    16 min. Develops an understanding of the greenhouse effect on Earth and provides insight into the ongoing scientific and public debate over global warming. 1. The greenhouse effect -- 2. Greenhouse gases -- 3. Man and greenhouse gases -- 4. Choices.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 912.3 .G7 1993.

    HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU? 1989.
    60 min. Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Nova. A study of the greenhouse effect on planet earth. Discusses the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as well as other gases like nitrogen oxide, methane and chlorofluorocarbons. Explores the effect these gases have on the ozone layer and on climatic changes such as cloud formation, rainfall, desertification, ocean levels, and plant life.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 912.3 .H67 1989.

    THE CLIMATE PUZZLE. 1993.
    25 min. Describes various techniques scientists use to study the history of the earth's climate. Includes core sampling and fossil evaluation.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 981.8.C5 C5 1994.

    CATASTROPHE! 2004.
    110 min. Examines evidence from around the world that the early Dark Ages may have been triggered by an actual event, such as an asteroid, volcano, or comet, that occurred around 535 A.D.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QC 981.8.C5 C387 2004.

    LITTLE ICE AGE. 2005.
    100 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: History Sunday. Examines the history and science of the Little Ice Age. From 1300 to 1850, a period of cataclysmic cold caused havoc. It froze Viking colonists in Greenland, accelerated the Black Death in Europe, decimated the Spanish Armada, and helped trigger the French Revolution. The Little Ice Age reshaped the world in ways that now seem the stuff of fantasy--New York Harbor froze and people walked from Manhattan to Staten Island, Eskimos sailed kayaks as far south as Scotland, and 'the year without a summer' saw two feet of snow fall on New England one June and July. Leading climatologists offer the latest theories, and scholars and historians recreate the history.
    FORMAT:DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .C5 L58 2005.

    EARTH'S CHANGING CLIMATE. 2007.
    2 videodiscs. Great courses. Science & mathematics. 12 lectures (30 min. each) delivered by Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College, Vermont. Disc 1. Is the earth changing? Butterflies, glaciers, and hurricanes ; Ice ages and beyond ; In the greenhouse ; A tale of 3 plants ; Global recycling -- Disc 2. The human factor ; Computing the future ; Impacts of climate change ; Energy and climate ; Energy--Resources and alternatives ; Sustainable futures?
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .C5 W657 2007.

    AFTER THE WARMING. 1990.
    2 videocassettes (55 min. ea.) Social journalist James Burke presents several possible scenarios caused by the greenhouse effect during the 1990's to 2050.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 A4 1990x.

    ARCTIC MELTDOWN, RISING SEAS: THREATENED LANDS, THREATENED PEOPLE. 1999.
    31 min., 32 sec. "Produced by Greenpeace International"--Cassette label. Discusses the potentially disastrous effects of global warming and climatic change, particularly for the low-lying Marshall Islands and the Arctic areas of North America. The Marshall Islands, with an average elevation of six feet above sea level, are among the most sensitive environments to long term climate change and rising seas may force the inhabitants to flee their islands. Part of the Arctic region's ice-bound lands may be submerged and already, thawing glaciers, changing wildlife populations, and thinning ice over once stable lands are rapidly destabilizing traditional ways of northern Native life.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 A785 1999.

    CLIMATE CHANGE 1: THE ARCTIC ODYSSEY. 2007.
    45 min. Environmental studies series. This documentary follows the year-round trip of the CCGS Amundsen, a Canadian research ice-breaker, on an unparalleled scientific mission where some 40 scientists from a dozen countries study the area's fragile ecosystem.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 C556 2007.

    DIMMING THE SUN. 2006.
    56 min. Dimming the sun originally broadcast on April 18, 2006 as a segment: Nova. While global warming has been heating up the world, recently scientists were stunned to discover that the sun has actually been growing dimmer, with less and less sunlight reaching earth's surface. Nova unravels this baffling climate detective story.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 D566 2006.

    THE FALLACY OF GLOBAL WARMING. 1999.
    30 min. Originally broadcast in 1997 as a segment of: Discovering science. Experts examine global warming by analyzing satellite images, archival weather records, tree rings, core samples from the ocean floor, and air frozen into ancient ice to investigate climatic changes over the past 250,000 years. After factoring in the effects of orbital variations, sunspots, volcanoes, and sulfur dioxide aerosols, scientists theorize that recent global warming is not as abrupt - nor as potentially cataclysmic - as previously believed.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8.G56 F35 1999.

    GLOBAL WARMING. 1989.
    25 min. At Sundance Symposium, Robert Redford brings together top U.S. and Soviet officials to discuss action steps to combat global warming. Identifies a shift in public thinking by citing specific efforts of business and individuals.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 G5 1989x.

    GLOBAL WARMING: SOLUTIONS. 2008.
    55 min. Examines the actions people can take to reduce global warming. Profiles individuals and businesses that have shifted their actions from personal to global concerns.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 G562 2008.

    GLOBAL WARMING & THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT. 2001.
    20 min. Discusses what the greenhouse effect and global warming are and provides guidance as to how we can help.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8.G56 G563 2001.

    GLOBAL WARMING: THE SIGNS AND THE SCIENCE. 2005.
    60 min. Program originally broadcast on PBS on Nov. 2, 2005. This documentary profiles people who are living with the grave consequences of a changing climate, as well as the individuals, communities and scientists inventing new approaches to safeguard our children's future. Filmed across the U.S., Asia and South America, this program brings the reality of climate change to life and offers viewers a variety of ways to make a difference in their own communities.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 G5635 2005.

    GLOBAL WARMING. 2006.
    13 min. Originally broadcast on Feb. 19, 2006 as a segment of: 60 minutes. A visit to the Arctic uncovers evidence that man is contributing to the warming of the planet with devastating effects -- rising seas, stronger hurricanes, and polar bears headed for extinction.
    FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 G568 2006.

    GLOBAL WARMING: HYPE OR HAZARD. 2005.
    45 min. A skeptical ecologist, Bjørn Lomborg, questions the focus on global warming, arguing that time and money would be better spent tackling more concrete and rapidly spreading environmental issues.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 G5734 2005.

    GLOBAL WARMING: PUBLIC AGENDA AND GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY. 2007.
    1 videodisc. ABC News classroom ed. Broadcasts from several ABC programs. Examines the growing climate crisis from many points of view. Segments reveal how public opinion can be influenced by media coverage and how national and international politics have dominated the debate about global warming. Examines the science behind the climate shift. Eye of the storm (ABC 20/20, March 23, 2005) -- Bear necessities (Nightline, December 2005) -- Hot Zone, part 1 (Good Morning America, March 2006) -- Hot Zone, part 2 (Good Morning America, March 2006) -- Hot Zone, part 3 (ABC News This Week, March 2006) -- Hot Zone, Part 4 (ABC World News Tonight, March 2006) -- On thin ice (Nightline, March 2006) -- It's our fault (ABC World News Tonight, February 2007)
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 G5786 2007.

    GLOBAL WARMING: SCIENCE AND SOLUTIONS. 2006.
    2 videodiscs (116 min.) Examines the science of global warming and presents viable solutions to the problem. Disc 1. The science of global warming -- Disc 2. Global warming: solutions.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8.G56 G5793 2006.

    GLOBAL WARMING: THE RISING STORM. 2007.
    2 videodiscs (114 min.) In the last half of the 20th century, scientists began understanding that industrialization and the effects of explosive population growth were affecting the fundamental structure and composition of earth's atmosphere. Man's ever-increasing thirst for energy, quenched by the burning of fossil fuels, has dramatically increased greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere. This 2-disc set examines and explains this phenomenon, and looks into the future where other, more deadly impacts are predicted to follow. In the first decade of the 21st century, we find ourselves at the precipice of a dangerous, rising storm. Disc 1. Warnings from a warming planet -- Disc 2. Predictions for a warmer planet.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 G5797 2007.

    A GLOBAL WARNING? 2008.
    94 min. Presents scientific research into the question of global warming. Scientists explore the skies to examine the warming effects of the sun and dig deep into the Earth to study continental movement and the volatile activity at the planet's core. Experts speculate on how natural events including volcanic eruptions and massive meteor impacts have affected temperatures and weather systems over the planet's 600-million-year history.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 G581966 2008.

    GOD AND GLOBAL WARMING. 2007.
    30 min. Originally broadcast on Oct. 26, 2007 as a segment of: Now. NOW traveled with a group of Evangelical Christians and leading scientists to witness the breathtaking effects of global warming on Alaska's rapidly changing environment. Though many in the evangelical community feel recognition of global warming is in opposition to their mission, the week-long trip inspired new thinking on the relationship between science and religion, and on our moral responsibility to protect the planet.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 G64 2007.

    AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH. 2006.
    96 min. A look at former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to expose the myths and misconceptions of global warming, and to create public awareness on the subject.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATIONS: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 G672 2006 and Popular video

    GREENHOUSE EARTH: AN UNCONTROLLED EXPERIMENT. 2003.
    26 min. "To what extent has industrialization impacted Earth's climate? How are researchers studying global warming? And what is being done to forestall the planet-wide ecological crisis looming over the horizon? This timely program makes generous use of computer models, 3-D animations, and high-tech imaging to explore these crucial questions. Analysis of ocean sediment, prehistoric trees and pollen, and air trapped in polar ice; the influence of forests, volcanic aerosols, and microbe activity on the greenhouse effect; increases in desertification, hurricane activity, and incidences of drought, flooding, forest fires, and mudslides; and sustainable and efficient energy sources are discussed"--Container.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 G744 2003.

    THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING. 2007.
    25 min. Explains the science of greenhouse effect and the evidence that we are causing climate change. The DVD contains an advanced version for senior students, with in-depth analysis of greenhouse gases and their effects. Extra segments include ice core research in Antarctica, how warming threatens coral reefs, and how carbon capture and storage work. Basic version (suitable for all levels) (25 min.) -- Advanced version (more analysis of greeenhouse gases) (26 min.) -- Extras.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 G7444 2007.

    THE HEAT IS ON: BETTER BE PREPARED. 2005.
    51 min. Examines strategies, many of them in operation, designed to protect land and populations made vulnerable by rapidly rising worldwide temperatures.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8 .G56 H43 2005.

    HOT PLANET, COLD COMFORT. 2005.
    30 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Scientific American frontiers. Examines the latest warnings from scientists that large-scale changes in the earth's climatic systems are taking place, with potentially serious consequences. Shows what is already happening to the Alaskan glaciers.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 981.8.G56 H678 2005.

    IMPACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING: WHY SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED? 2005.
    1 hr., 54 min. Recorded on March 14, 2005 in SRC 2800 at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill. as part of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations lecture series. Panel of experts in environmental science, policy, and business address the complex web of factors that influence global warming in the 21st century.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATIONS: Archives & General QC 981.8.G56 I663 2005.

    MORE FOR LESS. PROGRAM 6. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Suggests a future switch from a fossil fuel diet in order to forestall a global climatic warming trend. Through interviews with innovative individuals, examines ways to harness energy resources and use then more efficiently while continuing to provide needed economic and environmental benefits to society
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 M6 1989x.

    ONLY ONE ATMOSPHERE. PROGRAM 2. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Explores the global commons of the atmosphere. Explains that the worldwide impact of global warming demands an international response that may be considered the largest environmental challenge society has ever faced.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 R3 1989.

    REVOLUTION OR SUBMERSION: THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL WARMING. 2007.
    70 min. Brian Tokar discusses the consequences of global warming, the environmental destruction inherent in our political-economic system, and the revolutionary movement required to build an alternative.
    FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 T653 2007.

    TOO HOT NOT TO HANDLE. 2006.
    54 min. Over the past 100 years, the mass consumption of fossil fuel, especially in America, has contributed to a dangerous global warming that has adversely impacted the way we live. See the impact of global warming and what to do to reverse this trend.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC981.8 .G56 T66 2006.

    WARNINGS FROM THE ICE. 1998.
    60 min. Broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova. Experts probe the Antarctic ice for clues to the mystery of rapid climate change.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QC 981.8.G56 W37 1998.

    WHAT'S UP WITH THE WEATHER? 2007, 2000.
    114 min. A NOVA/Frontline special report. Film explores the question of whether or not the changes in the weather are man-made. Topic focuses on the concepts of global warming and the greenhouse effect. What does science know? -- Forensic climatology -- How the greenhouse effect works -- The role of CO2 -- Forecasting a century of change -- America's relationship with energy -- The developing world and the Kyoto Protocol -- Energy alternatives -- The politics of Global warming. DVD-ROM features: Teaching materials (PDF) -- A link to the What's up with the weather? Web site, pbs.org/wgbh/warming.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: DVD: General QC 981.8 .G56 W453 2007. VHS = General QC 981.8 .G56 W453 2000.

    GLOBAL WARMING: THE MELTING OF SVALBARD. 2007.
    28 min. A camera man journeys the harsh coasts of Svalbard to experience first hand the consequences of global warming on the Arctic environment. Shows polar bears and other animals who are feeling the effects of climate change. Hungry polar bears -- Birdlife on Svebard -- Wildlife on shore -- The melting arctic.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QC 994.8 .G563 2007.

    STRANGE DAYS ON PLANET EARTH. 2005.
    2 videodiscs (240 min.) Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. They suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? Can we alter this course of events? Contents: Volume 1: episode 1. Invaders -- episode 2. The one degree factor -- Volume 2: episode 3. Predators -- episode 4. Troubled waters
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH541 .S773 2005.

    PAUL EHRLICH'S EARTH WATCH. c1990.
    18 min. Paul Ehrlich takes the viewer on a tour of planet earth and surveys three of its biggest environmental problems: the exploding population bomb, the extinction of tens of thousands of species, and global warming. Also discusses possible solutions: cutting consumption of fossil fuels by 50%, cessation of tropical forest burning, massive tree planting, and getting the nations of the world to quickly work together and act immediately to save our environment. Contents: pt. 1. The Population bomb -- pt. 2. Endangered species -- pt. 3. The Greenhouse effect.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .P3 1990x.

    OUT OF THE OZONE. 1991.
    19 min. Discusses how the ozone layer in the earth's upper atmosphere shields life on earth from ultraviolet radiation. Describes the destruction of the ozone layer and the long-term dangers that may result.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 545.O94 O87 1991.

    OZONE: CANCER OF THE SKY. c1993.
    40 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Wild south. Follows the world's leading scientists as they come together in Antarctica to unravel the secrets of the ozone hole.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 545.O94 O966 1993.

    BURNING SEASON: INDONESIA AND THE GLOBAL CARBON CREDIT MARKET. [2009], c2008.
    1 streaming video (57 min.) New studies show that the devastation of Indonesia's forests has helped to make the country the world's third-largest emitter of carbon dioxide. Can the trees be saved by selling their carbon credits? And if so, will small farmers whose livelihoods depend upon clearing the land reap a part of the profits? This Wide Angle report takes a balanced look at the concept and implementation of carbon credits, profiling both an entrepreneur championing the plan and a farmer who fears he will be adversely affected and unable to make ends meet. In addition, former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack speaks with Aaron Brown about global warming and the need for America to innovate more aggressively-and to become a more responsible global citizen. Contents: Economic Reality of Farmers in Indonesia (2:18) -- Global Warming Issues and Economic Reality (1:08) -- Bali, Indonesia: Governors Round Table on Climate Change (1:52) -- Kyoto Global Climate Conference (1:48) -- Indonesia Addresses Climate Change (1:44) -- Illegal Logging in Aceh, Indonesia (2:24) -- Buying into Avoided Deforestation (2:01) -- Value of Carbon Credits (1:04) -- Proposal to Invest in the Forest of Aceh, Indonesia (1:53) -- Palm Oil Production (1:41) -- Alternatives for Small Farmers (2:03) -- Carbon Conservation Pitch (1:43) -- Pitch to Establish a Carbon Credit market (2:29) -- Farming both Carbon and Coffee (2:00) -- CEO of Carbon Conservation (1:57) -- Limited Options for Small Farmers (2:14) -- Aceh Green Vision (1:18) -- A New Strategy for the Carbon Credit Market (2:22) -- UN Climate Change Conference 2007 (2:20) -- Publicity for Aceh Green Vision (2:10) -- Forests as Giant Utilities (2:10) -- Decision UN Climate Change Conference 2007 (3:07) -- Reducing Emissions form Deforestation in Developing Countries (1:26) -- Plan to Protect the Forest of Indonesia (1:00) -- Who is Responsible for Climate Change? (1:51) -- Iowa: Embracing the Possibilities of Climate Change (1:14) -- Effect of Kyoto (2:20) -- Approaching a Global Crisis (1:43)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link. LOCATION: SD 418.3 .I5.

    ACID RAIN, NEW BAD NEWS. c1984.
    58 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of Nova. Traveling through West Germany, the mid-Atlantic and New England, this program looks at the controversy surrounding acid rain.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 196 .A25 A32

    ACID RAIN : REQUIEM OR RECOVERY. c1982.
    27 min. Uses graphics and maps to show the dangers of precipitation containing excesses of nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide and to depict where these emissions originate and fall. Documents Canadian and American studies on acid rain's dire effects on wildlife, plants, and buildings and other structures. Observes experiments being performed to determine the exact amount of destruction caused by acid rain and the metals leached into the soil by it.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 196 .A25 A33 1982x.

    ACID RAINBOWS. c1989.
    28 min. Discusses the effects of acid rain on the American west. Includes information from remote wilderness sites and new data from western cities.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 196.A25 A34 1989.

    HEAT. 2008.
    120 min. Originally broadcast on Oct. 21, 2008 as an episode of: Frontline. Examines how big businesses, such as the oil and coal companies, electric utilities, and automobile manufacturers, are promising to reshape their approach to the environment, climate change, and carbon emissions. Shows how some corporations around the world are fighting to fend off new regulations while others are repositioning themselves to meet these challenges. Visits the melting glaciers of the Himalayas, Chinese coal companies, Indian SUV makers, and American oil giants, among other locations. Watching the world change -- Fossil fuels : the engine of our lives -- Ten years to reverse course -- America's addiction to coal -- Cars : 2nd largest source of carbon emissions -- Big Oil -- Two instructive lessons from the past -- Carbon-free power -- Will America summon the political will?
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 195 .E49 H438 2008.

    POWER SURGE: ARE WE FINALLY ON THE BRINK OF A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION? 2011.
    60 min. Nova. Can emerging technology defeat global warming? Travel the globe to reveal the surprising technologies that just might turn back the clock on climate change. Focusing on the latest and greatest innovations, including everything from artificial trees to green reboots of familiar technologies like coal and nuclear energy, Nova asks: 'Can our technology, which helped create this problem, now solve it?
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 195 .E49 P694 2011.

    Invasive Species

    PLANTS OUT OF PLACE. [2005]
    1 streaming video (61 min.) Illustrates the alarming environmental and commercial impact of non-native invasive plants; explains why they were planted and how they got out of control; introduces federal, state, and local organizations dedicated to stopping them; and describes mechanical, biological, and chemical methods of fighting them. The program also catalogues numerous pest plants currently wreaking havoc, including kudzu, purple loosestrife, garlic mustard, giant salvinia, yellow star thistle, and water hyacinth. Contents: Adapting to Changes (2:52) -- Introduction of Species to New Environments (1:15) -- Growth of Kudzu in the Southeast (2:29) -- Invasive Trees and Plants (3:00) -- Impact of Invasive Plants (3:52) -- Removal of Non-native Plants (4:02) -- Controlling Spread of Invasive Plants (2:48) -- Waterways as a Corridor for Invasive Species (2:08) -- Controlling Invasive Plants (6:22) -- Gardening as a Method of Introduction (4:00) -- Partnerships to Reduce Invasive Plants (2:11) -- Combining Control Methods (2:30) -- Preventing Invasive Plants in Great Lakes (4:18) -- Controlling Sale of Invasive Plants (0:59) -- Monitoring Public Parks (2:10) -- Preserving Plant Diversity in National Parks (1:55) -- Predicting Invasions (4:00) -- Public and Private Efforts to Control Invasive Plants (7:10).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: QH 75.

    HAWAII, STRANGERS IN PARADISE. c1991.
    59 min. Broadcast on PBS as: A National Geographic Society special. Hawaii's native species have been unable to withstand the impact of non-native species introduced to the island. Shows Hawaiians who are attempting to restore the islands native environments.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 76.5 .H3 H3 1991.

    ALIEN INVADERS: EXOTIC SPECIES IN THE FOOD WEB OF THE GREAT LAKES. 1991.
    58 min. Traces the arrival of exotic fish and animal species in the Great Lakes and studies the relationships among zooplankton, algae, and exotic species.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH104.5.G7 A5 1991.

    AQUATIC INVADERS. [2004]
    27 min., 42 sec. Originally released in 1999 as a segment for the television program, Techno. Examines the threats posed by aquatic nuisance species-- such as the sea lamprey, zebra mussel, round goby, mitten crab and Eurasian ruffe-- to aquatic environments of North America, using the Great Lakes and the San Francisco Bay as case studies. Also looks at how scientists, policymakers, and the public are working to prevent the spread of these invaders.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SH 174.5 .A68 2004.

    Pollution / Toxic Waste / Garbage / Recycling

    TRASHED c2013.
    97 min. Looks at the risks to the food chain and environment through pollution of our air, land, and sea by waste.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Popular video.

    OCEANFLOOR LEGACY: A CRITICAL JUNCTURE. [1991?].
    28:30 min. Describes the sidescan sonar mapping and study of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary 25 miles west of San Francisco. The survey was conducted to find 47,000 drums containing low level radioactive waste dumped there between 1947 and 1970.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GC 856 .O3 1991.

    DANGER AT THE BEACH. c1991.
    58 min. Originally broadcast as a National Audubon Society special. An examination of the growing dangers of toxic waste and ocean degradation along U.S. coastal waters.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GC1085 .D36 1991.

    WE ALL LIVE DOWNSTREAM. c1990.
    29 min. The Beluga, a Greenpeace research vessel, took a journey down the Mississippi River "to find out if America's clean water laws are working." Includes interviews with residents of several communities along the river; also, takes a look at several companies alleged to have dumped hazardous wastes.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General GE 155 .M57 W4 1990.

    ECONOMICS U$A. LESSON 21, POLLUTION: HOW MUCH IS A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT WORTH? c2002.
    28 min. Examines the private and social costs of pollution and international response to global warming.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk HB 171 .E3 2002 pt.21

    MARKET FAILURE: EXTERNALITIES. [2005], c1993.
    1 streaming video (29 min.) Introductory economics. This program looks at the problem of public good associated with a dramatic spillover, and examines the beneficial and detrimental externalities associated with a less extensive spillover. The program also looks at how pollution, a classic example of a detrimental externality, can be eliminated. Contents: Public Goods (3:29) -- Positive Externalities (6:00) -- Negative Externalities (3:30) -- Efficient Solutions to Pollution (4:28) -- Environmental Policy (4:36) -- Resource Conservation (3:49.
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HB 846.5.

    TURNING GARBAGE INTO GOLD. [2008], c2005.
    1 streaming video (20 min.) Made from waste, packaged in waste: that's the mantra of TerraCycle, an entrepreneurial startup that uses worms to turn premium organic garbage into fertilizer that is then packaged and shipped in repurposed plastic containers and cardboard cartons. This fast-paced program will have viewers sweating right along with TerraCycle's 22-year-old founder Tom Szaky as it tracks his company through three stressful years of unceasing effort that finally leads to pay dirt. TerraCycle is a triumph of eco-capitalism, which makes this program an excellent case study for both business and environmental science courses. Contents: Can Worms Save the World? (1:59) -- Plant Food from Garbage and Worms (2:37) -- Salesmanship for Entrepreneurs (3:03) -- Business Challenges for a Young Entrepreneur (2:55) -- Product Testing for Plant Food (2:46) -- Venture Capital for Entrepreneurs (3:08) -- Business Success for TerraCycle: Eco-Capitalism? (1:45).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 62.5

    FROM INDUSTRIAL WASTE TO COMMUNITY PARK. [2011]
    1 streaming video (3 min.) An animation from ASLAs online exhibition "Designing Our Future: Sustainable Landscapes" that explains how to turn a toxic industrial wasteland into a vibrant local park. See how damaged landscapes are restored through bioremediation and redesign.
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 257.5

    ONE NIGHT IN BHOPAL. [2006], c2004.
    1 streaming video (60 min.) The world knows too little about what happened in the Indian city of Bhopal on December 3, 1984. This program provides a chilling reconstruction of the Union Carbide methyl isocyanate disaster and details its horrific and protracted consequences. Interviews with eyewitnesses-including medical personnel, a company technician, Bhopal's police chief, and a young man orphaned by the tragedy-tell the story from the victims' perspective; but the program also argues for further scrutiny, inquiring into the disturbing failure of corporate and government authorities to provide public disclosure or adequately compensate those who suffered most. Contents: India: World Market for Pesticides (4:13) -- Prosperity With Union Carbide (3:01) -- Methyl Isocyanate: Liquid Dynamite (5:04) -- Union Carbide: Recipe for Disaster (3:23) -- Union Carbide: Corporate Denial (3:30) -- Catastrophy Starts at Union Carbide Plant (3:57) -- Union Carbide Disaster: Safety Systems Failures (3:09) -- Bhopal: Panic in the Streets (5:06) -- Death in Streets of Bhopal (3:54) -- Union Carbide Officials Cover-Up (2:18) -- Bhopal Disaster: Dead and Dying (3:34) -- World's Worst Industrial Disaster (4:50) -- Corporate Responsibility: Corporate Lies (3:20) -- Methy Isocyanate: Lethal and Debilitating Effects (3:13) -- Bhopal Catastrophe Aftermath (4:57).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 7269 .C452.

    FASHION VICTIMS. TEXTILE TOXINS IN A GLOBAL INDUSTRY. c2011.
    1 streaming video (52 min.) Social awareness may be the latest fashion trend as an increasing number of Western consumers demand eco-friendly products, created under worker-friendly conditions. But textile toxins that have been banned in Europe are still used in Asia, causing illness to garment workers before finding their way to retail outlets worldwide-and injuring human health at every point of the global distribution route. This program examines the prevalence of harmful chemicals in textiles, following a trail from sick retail consumers back to manufacturing centers in Shanghai, India, and Bangladesh, where rates of respiratory illness and cancer are on the rise. Speaking with toxicologists, health experts, and the workers themselves, the video delves into the unsafe practices used in the production of shoes, distressed jeans, and any garment dyed black, with an eye-opening segment on GMO cotton and allegedly organic fabric. Contents: Fashion victims (3:56) -- DMF imports (2:50) -- In a Chinese shoe factory (3:35) -- Toxic chemicals in tanning factories (2:09) -- Unprotected workers (1:31) -- Contaminated shipping containers (3:31) -- Toxic textiles (2:23) -- Toxicity in retail outlets (2:36) -- Sand-blasted jeans (1:44) -- Textile sand blasting in Bangladesh (3:19) -- Fatal accident (2:28) -- Black color (2:32) -- Fabric poisoning (2:50) -- Dark colors and toxic risks (2:38) -- Dangerous chemicals (3:40) -- Increased incidences of cancer (2:00) -- Organic raw materials (1:35) -- Genetically modified cotton (2:13) -- Loose definition of organic (2:04) -- Organic production chain (2:00).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: 8039 .T42.

    TRADE SECRETS: A MOYERS REPORT. c2001.
    120 min. Exposes the 40 year history of the American chemical industry's suppression of information regarding the threats to public health by synthetic chemicals being introduced into the environment at all levels. Addresses the danger to public health by the continued use of approximately 9000 of the 15,000 mass produced chemical substances that have never undergone toxicological study in the United States. Followed by a panel discussion moderated by Moyers including industry spokesmen, environmental, and medical experts.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk HD 9651.5 .T723 2001.

    THE TRASH TRADE: SELLING GARBAGE TO CHINA. [2004?]
    49 min. This documentary examines the activities of those involved in shipping Japanese scrap to China, where valuable metal and plastic are extracted and made into new products that businesses sell to Japanese customers. However, this robs Japan's own recycling industry of raw materials, and has caused many pollution and legislative issues. Related to this trade are items, such as computers, being smuggled to the black recycling market in China, which ultimately contributes to pollution.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk HD 9975 .C5 T737 2004.

    THE FIGHT TO SAVE THE RIVER. c2002.
    120 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: America's first river, Bill Moyers on the Hudson. Environmental activist Robert Boyle, Hudson Riverkeeper John Cronin, folksinger Peter Seeger, Franny Reese, Jack Welch and others discuss both the long-running fight to rescue the Hudson from pollution and the far-reaching environmental legislation that has resulted from the struggle.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH104.5.H83 F545 2002.

    SAVE OUR SWAMP. c2001.
    21 min. This program examines the harm done to the Everglades by decades of exploitation and contamination. The impact of the sugar and orange industries, of flood control efforts, of Florida's burgeoning population, and even of competing conservation initiatives are considered. The points of view of environmentalists, industry, Native Americans, and academics are represented.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 105 .F6 S384 2001.

    FUTURE CONDITIONAL. c2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 2006 as a segment of: Journey to planet Earth. Investigates the link between environmental change and the future health of the planet, a future conditional on how we cope with the spread of toxic pollution. In the Arctic, animals and humans are suddenly plagued with rising levels of hazardous chemicals: DDT, PCBs, dioxins, and mercury. Along the U.S.-Mexico border, tariff-free factories have been poisoning the soil and air for more than a decade, and local communities in Tijuana struggle with contaminated water while their backyards have become toxic playgrounds for children. In Uzbekistan, the world's fourth largest inland body of water, the Aral Sea, has become the site of what the United Nations calls man's greatest ecological disaster. In the United States, a Latin neighborhood in San Diego celebrates an environmental victory, while only 150 miles away, the people of Palm Springs may be living in the path of a toxic storm of dust.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.145 .F87 2009.

    CANARY OF THE OCEAN. c1997.
    56 min. Stretching for miles off the Florida Keys is the largest coral reef in the continental U.S. and one of the longest in the world. But America's primary reef is dying, and like the proverbial canary in a coal mine, its decline is a warning that something is very wrong in our oceans. Portrays the stunning beauty of America's fragile undersea kingdom, investigates the serious threats to its health, and profiles some of the concerned people working to preserve it for future generations.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH QH 541.5.C7 C35 1997.

    ALTERED OCEANS: A FIVE-PART SERIES ON THE CRISIS IN THE SEAS. c2007.
    35 min. Part 1: Crucial habitats are falling victim to the changing chemistry of oceans. Part 2: Toxic algae and bacteria are poisoning marine mammals, other sea life. Part 3: Red tides multiply and worsen, and the winds carry their toxins ashore. Part 4: Seaborne plastic debris poses a lethal hazard to wildlife. Part 5: Seawater is turning acidic, threatening fish, coral and other marine life. Contents: pt. 1. A primeval tide of toxins -- pt. 2. Sentinels under attack -- pt. 3. Dark tides, ill winds -- pt. 4. Sea preserves a plastic plague -- pt. 5. A chemical imbalance.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .S3 A484 2007.

    RESTORING ALASKA: TEN YEARS IN THE WAKE OF EXXON VALDEZ. c1999.
    57 min. This award-winning PBS television special looks at the ten year restoration process following the worst oil spill in U.S. history. It explores the legacy of this tragedy and its lingering effects on wildlife and people in
    the region, as well as efforts to see that it never happens again.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General .

    RACHEL CARSON'S SILENT SPRING. c1993.
    57 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of: The American experience. Focuses on Rachel Carson's book Silent spring and the chemical poisoning of the environment. Examines how one scientist's courage changed the way we think about our world.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 545 .P4 R3 1993.

    GREAT LAKES, BITTER LEGACY. [1992].
    58 min. Originally broadcast as a National Audubon Society special. Focuses on the effect of toxic chemicals buried beneath the mud of the Great Lakes.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 545.W3 G73 1992.

    TAP INTO PREVENTION: DRINKING WATER INFORMATION FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. [2004]
    47 min., 42 sec. Discusses water treatment methods (coagulation, filtration, disinfection), sources of chemical and microbiological contamination, and ways sensitive populations can ensure safe drinking water, with case studies of Cryptosporidium contamination, lead in school drinking water, and nitrates and E. coli in rural wells. Contents: Part 1. Drinking water contamination and treatment with Milwaukee case study -- part 2. Lead contamination and Philadelphia case study -- part 3. Household wells, alternatives for immunocompromised patients and Minnesota case study.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General RA 591 .T36 2004.

    WATER CONTAMINATION: LESSONS LEARNED FROM KATRINA. c2006.
    60:25 min. Helps viewers understand the medical, public health, and economic consequences of water contamination for a community resulting from natural, man-made, or intentional disasters. Lists fifteen key disaster response strategies for water contamination.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General RA 591 .W384 2006.

    WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW. c2001.
    28 min. Identifies the linkages between environmental pollution and illnesses in communities, and discusses the impact of pollution on quality of life through a series of case studies. Assesses the connections between poor air quality and breathing difficulties or lung disease, unclean drinking water and infectious disease, and the careless dumping of garbage and waste that leads to the pollution of oceans and watersheds. Identifies the in-home and workplace risks associated with chemical usage, discusses OSHA's role in workplace protection, and offers ideas for ensuring the safe use of chemicals in the home.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General RA 776 .H86 2001 pt.13

    KIDS AND CHEMICALS. 2002.
    58 min. Originally broadcast on May 10, 2002 as a segment of the PBS television program: NOW with Bill Moyers.
    Investigates the relationship between environmental contamination and the health of children in the United States.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General RJ383 .K547 2002

    A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ENVIRONMENTAL SHOPPING. c1990.
    ca 60 min. Presents practical advice about how to make supermarket choices that make a difference in our world
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General S 942 .P7 1990.

    GILBANE GOLD: A CASE STUDY IN ENGINEERING ETHICS. c1988.
    24 min. Produced to stimulate discussion and to promote ethical conduct in the profession, this case study examines a fictional company that is discharging too much lead and arsenic into a local wastewater treatment plant.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TA 157 .G5 1989x

    ADDICTED TO PLASTIC. [2009]
    85 min. Follows a global investigation of plastic's uses and why there's so much of it. Examines a toxic legacy, and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TA 455 .P5 A335 2009.

    MAY 19, 1980, THE POISONED DREAM. [1999], c1997.
    51 min. Turning points of history. Three frustrated mothers made American history by taking federal officials hostage in the community built on the site of New York's toxic Love Canal. These three activists, Lois Gibbs, Barbara Quimby and Patti Grenzy, and research scientist Dr. Beverly Paigen, discuss their four-year political battle to have their community evacuated.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 181 .N72 M39 1999.

    MINING AND THE ENVIRONMENT. 1982.
    15 min. Set in the Montana Rockies, this program traces the process of mineral exploration and mining, emphasizing what can be done to minimize or avoid environmental and socioeconomic "boom town" county commissioner help tell the story.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 195 .M5 M5 1985x .

    WASTE NOT, WANT NOT. PROGRAM 8. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Recounts stories about garbage barges, toxic dumping, overflowing landfills, and sewage polluting coastal waters. Explodes some myths and tells some surprising stories about water pollution
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation TD 420 .W4 1989x

    BIOSOLIDS RECYLCLING: RESTORE, RECLAIM REMEDIATE. 2000.
    15 min. Examines how solids from sewage treatment are being recycled and used as fertilizers for overworked agricultural soils and to reclaim lands destroyed by mining. Discusses field tests of a Pennsylvania strip mine, Colorado mine waste, and an Idaho smelter.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 772 .B567 2000.

    DOWN IN THE DUMPS. c1988.
    26 min. Innovation.. Examines the technological approaches to the garbage dilemma, including composting, resource recovery, and high-tech incinerators. Also discusses the public reaction to the location of new waste treatment facilities.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD788 .D6 1988.

    TRASHED. c2007.
    77 min. Examines the American waste stream which is fast approaching a half billion tons annually. Analyzes the causes and effects of the seemingly innocuous act of 'taking out the garbage.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 788 .T737 2007.

    BURY, BURN OR RETURN: WINNING THE WAR AGAINST WASTE. 2001.
    41 min., 30 sec. Discusses the age-old problem of what to do with waste. Shows how people in various parts of the world deal with their waste products and the results of their choices.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 791 .B87 2001.

    GARBAGE. c1999.
    ca. 50 min. The challenges of waste management is presented, not only in the urban setting, but regarding the long term effects of nuclear waste and orbital debris. Recycling methods and landfills are examined with interviews with an archaeologist and environmental specialists.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 791 .G37 1999.

    GARBAGE: THE REVOLUTION STARTS AT HOME. c2007.
    77 min. Examines the problem posed by the vast amounts of garbage produced in the industrialized world and the effects of this output on nature. Proposes solutions to the problem.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 791 .G373 2007.

    METHANE RECOVERY. 1996.
    30 min. Examines the process of reusing landfill gas. Discusses methane gas and the reasons for controlling it. Shows how landfills capture gas and the process of converting the gas into electricity using two different technologies. Also shows how a wastewater treatment facility uses landfill gas as a fuel to dry wastewater sludge.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 795.7 .M484 1996.

    USED TIRE SHREDDING. 1993.
    26:34 min. Focuses on the cleanup of waste tire sites in Illinois. Examines uses of shredded tires and the shredding process.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 797.7 .U843 1993.

    THE MANAGEMENT OF NUCLEAR WASTE.1982.
    24 min. Points out that the management and disposal of radioactive wastes which arise from the use of nuclear power in Britain are matters of great public interest affecting present and future generations. Explains how radioactive wastes arise and how they are treated so as to ensure negligible effects on man and the environment.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 812.4 .G7 M3 1982.

    INDOOR AIR REPORT: BREATHE EASY. c1994.
    15 min. Discusses the 3 major categories of indoor air quality problems: sick building syndrome, building related illnesses, and environmental tobacco smoke and identifies solutions, including removing the contaminants and proper ventilation control.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 883.17 .I564 1994.

    MANAGING INDOOR AIR QUALITY. c1996.
    42 min. Video servicer ; 31. Covers indoor air quality problems and what can be done to solve them.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 883.17 .M36 1996.

    MOLD IN THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT : PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN, SIGNIFICANCE & RESPONSE. 1998.
    173 min. Clinical picture in Cleveland / Dorr Dearborn (32 min.) -- State of knowledge concerning health effects in non-infant populations from exposure to mold / Susan Tarlo (43 min.) -- Role of the Ministry of Labour / Leon Genesove (12 min.) -- Role of the Board of Education: How can public health and schools work together? / Gerry Cullen (13 min.) -- Halton: Portables case study / Peter Willmott (32 min.) -- Remediation / Richard Summerbell (3 min.) -- Mold in residential multi-units / George White (12 min.) -- Mold in school portables / Bruce Stewart (22 min.) -- Closing remarks / Lesbia Smith (3 min.).
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 883.17 .M653 1998.

    TOXIC MOLD. c2002.
    12 min. Originally broadcast November 29, 2003 as a segment of: 20/20. Some families are abandoning their homes because of black mold, saying it's making them seriously ill. But critics say the growing panic about black mold poses a more serious health risk.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 883.17 .T685 2002.

    BORDERLINE CASES: ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS AT THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO BORDER. c1997.
    65 min. Describes problems caused by factories along the U.S. and Mexico border which did not need to comply with environmental regulations.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 897.8 .M6 B67 1997.

    TOXIC WASTES. c1994.
    39 min. Keys to scientific literacy. Time, space & spirit. Gives a historical and ecological perspective on the vexing toxic waste dilemma. Includes contemporary and archival photographs, art prints, and graphic examples. pt. 1. A history of toxic wastes (17 min.) -- pt. 2. Toxic wastes, today and tomorrow (22 min.).
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 1030 .T6 1994.

    GREEN CHEMISTRY: MEETING GLOBAL CHALLENGES. c2003.
    92 min. "These materials were developed through a cooperative effort of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)"--Container. Four presentations from the 2002 Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. The speakers show how green chemistry can address global challenges such as reducing the use of toxic chemicals, mitigating the risk of climate change, limiting water and resource depletion, and meeting growing demands for energy and food. Contents: Meeting the challenges to sustainability (19 min.) -- The protection of water resources (24 min.) -- Green oxidation chemistry (20 min.) --The greening of agriculture production (29 min.)
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TP 155.2 .E58 G74 2003.

    GREEN CHEMISTRY: INNOVATIONS FOR A CLEANER WORLD. c2000.
    ca. 20 min. "Produced through a cooperative project of the American Chemical Society Education and International Activities Division and The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics" -label.
    Contents: Introduction -- Large corporation perspective -- Small business perspective -- University perspective -- Summary.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TP 155.2 .E58 G744 2000.

    BAG IT. [2010]
    78 min. Follows 'everyman' Jeb Berrier as he navigates our plastic world. Presents an investigation into plastic and its effect on our waterways, oceans and even our bodies.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TP 1120 .B345 2010.

    BLUE VINYL. c2005.
    98 min. Skeptical of her parents' decision to "re-side" their home with vinyl siding (polyvinyl chloride or PVC), Judith Helfand set out with Daniel B. Gold in search of the truth about vinyl.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TP 1180 .V48 B584 2005.

    Population

    POPULATION EXPLOSION AND INDUSTRIALIZATION. c1995.
    22 min. Discusses the changes in the environment and society of Latin America as both population and development increase in the 20th century.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General F 1408.3 .P66 1995.

    THE BOMB UNDER THE WORLD. c1994.
    52 min. The human race ; pt. 1. An ornately decorated elephant leads a parade through an Indian village, in a promotional campaign for soap. Consumer society is coming, and India's growing population looks for the same goods and a similar living standard as the West enjoys. Examines the consequences of Western-style consumerism
    in a large developing country.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GF 47 .B6 1994.

    ESCAPING FROM HISTORY. 1994.
    53 min. The human race ; pt. 4. Mexico City, the most polluted and fastest growing city on the planet, is a sobering foretaste of what may await us all. Looking at the effects of industrialization on Mexico, and the impact of its development on the rest of the world, this program finds reasons for optimism. But it's a tough equation: for the Third World to have more, the First World will have to get used to having less.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GF 47 .H86 1994 pt.4.

    WAS MALTHUS RIGHT? [2008], c1998.
    1 streaming video (27min.) The dire prediction by controversial economist Thomas Malthus that the world's expanding population would swiftly outrun its food supply has not come to fruition-yet. In this program, demographer Paul Demeny, of the Population Council; Walter Reid, of the World Resources Institute; and Max Singer, co-founder of the Hudson Institute, join Ben Wattenberg, of the American Enterprise Institute, in debating issues such as the powerful influence of techn+ology in refuting Malthus' theory, population projections for the 21st century, and the very real economic and physical aspects of resource depletion. Contents: Controversy Over Malthusian Theory (1:36) -- Importance of Thomas Malthus (3:32) -- Darwin and Malthusian Theory (2:45) -- World Resource Depletion (4:04) -- Urbanization and Population (4:17) -- Population, Income, and Production (2:15) -- Population Projections, Economic Activity, and Environment (2:48) -- Legacy of Thomas Malthus (3:20).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HB 863.

    THE LEGACY OF MALTHUS. c1994.
    52min. Developing stories. 2 People, population, migration. Discusses Malthus's theories of population and the causes of poverty. It contrasts the 19th century poor in Scotland with today's poor in India.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk HB 863 .l443 1994.

    HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN LIVE ON PLANET EARTH? [2010], c2009.
    1 streaming video (52 min.) Thirst, starvation, claustrophobia-all three await the whole of humanity, if global population and consumption rates continue unchanged. This program explores the looming crisis in practical terms, measuring as accurately as possible our planet's capacity for human habitation. Host Sir David Attenborough guides viewers through the core problems of water scarcity, shortsighted agricultural policies, and alarming birth and death statistics compiled by the United Nations. Expert guests include population expert and London School of Economics professor Timothy Dyson; Nature Conservancy Sustainable Waters Program director Brian Richter; and NASA analyst Dr. Molly Brown. Contents: Human Population and Scale of Change (1:55) -- Population Density and Environmental Problems (2:44) -- Billions More Humans (2:17) -- Human Population Growth Unchecked (2:51) -- Life Extension (1:50) -- Water Shortage (2:21) -- Water Problems in Mexico City (2:26) -- Shrinking Seas (2:32) -- Crop Yields (2:31) -- International Land Deals (2:21) -- Problems in Rwanda (2:39) -- Rwandan Civil War (2:07) -- Energy Resources (2:06) -- Industrialization vs. Nature (2:46) -- Fair Share of Earth's Capacity (2:03) -- Beyond Earth's Means (1:57) -- Population Control Policies (3:30) -- Educated Women in India (2:04) -- Birth Rates and Education for Women (1:35) -- Ecosystems Hold Solutions (2:14) -- Water Forests (1:34) -- Mankind at a Crossroads (2:49).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HF 871.

    JAM PACKED: THE CHALLENGE OF HUMAN OVERPOPULATION. c1997.
    30 min. Reviews the overpopulation issue through the eyes of teenagers as well as experts.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HB 871 .J36 1997.

    POPULATION: HOW MANY IS ENOUGH? c1994.
    33 min. Interviews with scientists and environmentalists about problems of population today. Presents many sides of the issue, each represented by well-known experts in ecology, economics, environmental studies, and land use management. .
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HB 871 .P6 1994.

    WORLD POPULATION. c1994.
    7:28 min. Provides a dramatic overview of the history of global population growth. As a discussion tool, it can serve as a starting point for a closer examination of human population dynamics and their environmental and social impacts.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HB 871 .w67 2000.

    THE BIRTH DEARTH. c1998.
    22 min. Originally broadcast April 24, 1998 as a Friday night special ed. of: Nightline. Explores the phenomenon of lower birth rates worldwide and its implication for the future.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HB 901 .B5 1998.

    BIRTHRATE: MEN AND WOMEN MUTUALLY SUPPORTING THE FUTURE. c2004.
    31 min. Precious Earth : mapping the human condition. Discussion of worldwide birthrates examines gender roles and evolving definitions of family. Investigating trends in Denmark, Japan, South Korea, and other countries, the program uses data-mapping of childbirth statistics to construct a global picture of cultural conventions and expectations. How adults in different areas of the world view parenthood--whether or not both parents should work, whether or not to have more than one child, or whether to even give birth at all--creates an eye-opening picture of the health of these societies and their economic priorities.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HB 901 .B578 2004.

    CHINA’S ONLY CHILD. c1984.
    58 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nova. In response to China’s rapidly growing population, the Chinese government announced in 1982 that each couple should have only one child. This program examines the Chinese people’s reaction to this edict and its implementation.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk HQ 766.5 .C6 C4525.

    POPULATIONS. c1992.
    14 min. Ecology. Discovers that there are limits to any population's growth including environmental and biological factors. Realizes that human settlements have affected other populations, increasing some while endangering others.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 352 .P6 1992.

    POPULATION ECOLOGY. [198-?]
    19 min. Biology program. Unit 1, Ecology. Examines some of the factors which limit the growth of plant and animal populations in their natural environments; explains how man's success in controlling his environment has affected the growth rate of the human population; and considers some of the problems related to the population explosion.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 352 .P668 1985.

    PAUL EHRLICH'S EARTH WATCH. c1990.
    18 min. Paul Ehrlich takes the viewer on a tour of planet earth and surveys three of its biggest environmental problems: the exploding population bomb, the extinction of tens of thousands of species, and global warming. Also discusses possible solutions: cutting consumption of fossil fuels by 50%, cessation of tropical forest burning, massive tree planting, and getting the nations of the world to quickly work together and act immediately to save our environment. Contents: . pt. 1. The Population bomb -- pt. 2. Endangered species -- pt. 3. The Greenhouse effect.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .P3 1990x.

    THE URBAN EXPLOSION. c1999, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 1999 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. Four mega-cities are investigated to see how they are meeting a major challenge of the 21st century: how to shelter and sustain the world's exploding urban population without destroying the delicate balance of our environment. Visit Mexico City, Istanbul, Shanghai, and New York City. Special features: Abridged version (25 min.) -- Educators' guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: QH 541.5 .C6 U7 2009

    SAVE THE EARTH, FEED THE WORLD. PROGRAM 7. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Raises concerns that fertile farmland around the world is left barren and deplete of necessary nutrients because of intensive agricultural practices and that with global population rates continuing to climb, alternatives to chemical-dependent farming must be found to feed the earth's inhabitants
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk S 494.5 .S86 S3 1989x.

    Sustainable Living & Food Production / Sprawl

    NO IMPACT MAN. c2009.
    93 min. Colin Beavan is a New York City writer and self-proclaimed liberal. He has big plans for his new book. He decides on a grand experiment: to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible. The problem is, the project requires his wife Michelle, an espresso-guzzling, Prada-worshipping business writer, and their young daughter to be fully on board. The family embarks on a year of no electricity, television, cars, toilet paper, elevators, or newspapers.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Popular video.

    SUBDIVIDE AND CONQUER: A MODERN WESTERN. [2000].
    57 min. In the American West, urban sprawl is gobbling up the land. After examining the causes of sprawl and its effects on the sense of community and the environment, the film suggests remedies, and shows examples of sound public policy and good land use planning.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: VHS: Circulation Desk GE 185 .U6 S823 2000. DVD: Circulation Desk GE 185 .U6 S823 2000a.

    THE NEW GREEN REVOLUTION. [2007], c2007.
    1 streaming video (59 min.) What will it take to create an eco-friendly global economy? This program addresses the financial, technological, and organizational obstacles that must be overcome before human society and planet Earth can truly coexist. Drawn from the series Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy and futurist Hazel Hendersons book by the same title, the program contains powerful insights from engineers, energy experts, venture capitalists, and product development specialistsall of whom are committed to building a greener world. Interviews with Tradelink president Keith Bronstein, National Venture Capital Association president Mark Heeson, Cleantech chairman Nicholas Parker, and many others enliven the discussion. Contents: Market Trading for Energy Conservation (5:38) -- Green Revolution: Lucrative Investment Opportunity (3:00) -- Green Revolution: Fuel Cell Technology (4:10) -- Alternative Forms of Energy and Energy Investments (3:15) -- Venture Capital and Alternative Energies (4:48) -- Alternative Energy Sources and Third World Development (3:03) -- Renewable Energy: Natural Capitalism (3:55) -- Energy Savings and Healthy Environments (4:12) -- Environment: Air Quality (3:07) -- Environment: Access to Potable Drinking Water (3:27) -- Environment: Organic Food Supply (3:30) -- Environment: Organic Food Industry (3:52) -- Global Agriculture vs. Small Farmers (3:25) -- Corporate Responsibility for a Better World (3:04) -- Future of Sustainable Resources (3:05).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: GE 195.7.

    THE CONSUMER AND THE PLANET. c2009.
    19 min. Shows how small, everyday actions can conserve energy sources, reduce your carbon footprint, and even save money in the process. Contents: Conserving energy -- Conserving water -- Reading green labels -- Toxic trash -- Recycle and reuse.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General GE 195.7 .C667 2009.

    RETHINKING THE AMERICAN DREAM. 2002.
    20 min. This video briefly examines America's consumptive lifestyle, then focuses on choices that can improve quality of life and reduce negative impact on the environment. This companion guide contains information and short activities to help create a personal vision of living sustainably.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GE197 .R48 2002.

    THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. c2001.
    55 min. Tells the story of the movement led by architect Bill McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart to bring together ecology and human design. Explores how businesses are transforming themselves to work with nature and profitability.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: VHS: Circulation Desk GF 75 .N39 2001a. DVD: Circulation Desk GF 75 .N39 2001.

    RADICALLY SIMPLE. 2005.
    35 min. Engineer and author Jim Merkel presents his views on sustainable living in public presentations and workshops at his home. These meetings, which revolve around discussion on global economics and resource consumption, show Merkel leading by example. He demonstrates that a radically simple lifestyle -- while at times intimidating -- is not only possible but extremely satisfying.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GF 75 .R335 2005.

    REDEFINING SUCCESS. [2007], c2005.
    1 streaming video (28 min.) Most economists use Gross Domestic Product to measure a country's economic health. But some experts in the field of economic development consider GDP calculations to be painfully inadequate. This program explores alternative ways to define national success and productivity using not only monetary parameters but also the safety, happiness, and potential of a country's citizens and the health of its natural environment. A conversation with Interface CEO Ray Anderson sheds light on efforts to reduce the ecological footprint of big corporations, while University of California mathematics professor Ralph Abraham and Wealth of Nature author Robert Nadeau describe the failure of mainstream economics to address quality of life and other human issues. Contents: Measuring National Success: GDP, HDI, and Gross National Happiness (3:47) -- Ecological Footprints (1:59) -- Reducing Venezuela's Ecological Footprint (1:57) -- Socially Conscious Business and Investing (4:56) -- Sustainable Business Practices (4:32) -- Criticism of Traditional Economics (3:10) -- New Tools to Measure National Success (3:11)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HC 59.3.

    ON THE BRINK. c2003, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 2003 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. Explores a growing national security threat throughout the world, namely, how environmental pressures can lead to violence, terrorism and regional conflict. Journey to Bangladesh, South Africa, Peru, Haiti and the Mexican/U.S. border, where environmental degradation and unsustainable development practices have had negative impacts on the quality of life. Special features: Abridged version (25 min.) -- Educators' guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: HC 79.E5 O5 2009.

    SUSTAINABLE LIVES, ATTAINABLE DREAMS. c1994.
    30 min. Presents three countries--Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico--that are struggling with rapid population growth. Shows how over consumption in the U.S. contributes to global environmental problems and how these problems might be solved
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HC 79 .E5 S878 1994.

    MORE FUN, LESS STUFF : THE CHALLENGES & REWARDS OF A NEW AMERICAN DREAM. c2002.
    30 min. Discusses the hidden costs of overspending including more work, more stress, more debt, and many more environmental problems. Examines how some Americans are challenging the way their companies, organizations and families consume so they can improve the quality of life, protect the environment and
    promote social justice.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HC 110 .C6 M67 2002.

    DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE. c2007.
    106 min. The biggest tropical lake on earth, source of the river Nile, is Lake Victoria in western Tanzania. Deep in the heart of Africa--said to be the birthplace of humankind--is ground zero for the post-colonial exploitation of Africa by the developed world and the forces of globalization. Westerners introduced Nile perch into the lake in the 1960s. In the years since, it ate everything in sight, decimated 213 separate species, destroyed thousands of years of evolution, and turned the world's largest tropical lake into a barren sinkhole. This film examines the chilling chain of causality linking this catastrophe to the Tanzanian fish-processing industry, which relies on the wholesale netting, stripping, and shipping of these fish, while delivering few economic benefits to the Tanzanian people.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HC 885 .Z9 D379 2007.

    STUFFED AND STARVED. [2010]
    120 min. College lecture series (College of DuPage) ; 2010 (March). Recorded at the McAninch Arts Center, Mainstage, College of DuPage March 18, 2010. Based on the book: Stuffed and starved: the hidden battle for the world food system / Raj Patel. Raj Patel explains the steps needed to regain control of the global food economy, stop the explotation of farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance. A question-and-answer session followed the lecture.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General HD 9000.5 .P2772 2010.

    FOOD FOR ALL: GLOBAL AGRICULTURE AND THE DEVELOPING WORLD. [2008], c2007.
    1 streaming video (47 min.) Terra report. Satisfying one's hunger is a primal act which most Westerners never connect to global issues. But the diets and farming systems of wealthy countries can be directly linked to starvation in the underdeveloped world. This program sheds light on the international tragedy of hunger and malnutrition, emphasizing that the problem is one of distribution, not production. Filmed in Asia, South America, and sub-Saharan Africa, the film shows how geopolitics, economic isolation, regional conflicts, and lack of infrastructure render poor countries unable to feed their own people. Biotechnology, land use priorities, government corruption, the fast food industry, and the vicious cycle of child hunger are all featured topics. Contains scenes of breastfeeding. Contents: U.S. Obesity vs. World Hunger (3:15) -- Sub-Saharan Hunger (3:00) -- Asia and the Hunger Problem (2:10) -- Underfed Mothers and Children in Third World (4:07) -- Malnourishment and African Nomads (2:44) -- Unequal Distribution of Arable Land (3:04) -- Obesity, Fast Foods, and Nutrition (4:32) -- Epidemic Obesity (2:33) -- World Hunger: Water Scarcity/Money Scarcity (3:23) -- Green Revolution: Benefits and Harms (0:40) -- Importance of Biotechnology (3:20) -- Transgenic Food Production: Multinational Profits (2:56) -- Biotechnology at the Service of the People (3:01) -- Unbalanced Access to Food (3:02).
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 9000.6.

    THE GLOBAL BANQUET (BY INVITATION ONLY). [2001?]
    57 min. Discussion of corporate farming and its global effects. Contents: Part 1. Who's invited? (27 min.) -- Part 2. What's on the menu? (30 min.).
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 9000.6 .G563 2001.

    FOOD, INC. 2009.
    91 min. Examines our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profits ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 9005 .F658 2009.

    GROWING CHANGE. 2011.
    60 min. Examines the 2008 global food crisis, looking at the long-term underlying causes. After hearing about efforts in Venezuela to develop a more equitable and sustainable food and agriculture system, the filmmaker heads there to see if it's working and find out what we might be able to learn from this giant experiment.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 9014 .V62 G769 2011.

    DIVIDED HIGHWAYS. c1997.
    85 min. Describes the impact of the Interstate Highway System through interviews, newsreels, and archival material. Explores the effect of the highways on community, culture, regionalism, and freedom, and considers the ideals, motives, and methods of its builders.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk HE 355 .D58 1997.

    LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT. c2011.
    1 streaming video (25 min.) So You Want to Be a Designer? Volvo's ReCharge hybrid car has an electric motor in each of its wheels, helping to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide created when being driven. But a car's performance on the road is only one part of its overall green rating. With the ReCharge serving as an example, this program shows how Life Cycle Assessment is employed to evaluate the environmental impact of manufactured goods-from their raw materials, to production, usage, and disposal. Designers used recycled materials for much of the ReCharge, but it lost the "new car smell" after toxic components were eliminated. Takes a close look at the production phase of LCA with a tour of Volvo's energy-efficient assembly plant; and at end-of-life recovery at a dismantling facility. Contents: Life Cycle Assessment: The Volvo ReCharge (2:36) -- Sourcing Materials & Components (3:12) -- Sourcing Materials & Components: Allergens and Emissions (4:26) -- The Production Process (5:01) -- The Production Process: Emissions and Waste (3:36) -- End of Life Recovery & Recycling (3:49) -- Credits: Life Cycle Assessment (0:24)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HF 5415.155.

    URBANISM, SUBURBANISM, AND THE GOOD LIFE. c2000.
    60 min. "Examines the 'new urbanists' and the push to use government at all levels to restore an urban landscape that quite possibly only exists in nostalgic memories"--Container.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HT 123 .U75 2000.

    CHICAGO, CITY OF THE BIG SHOULDERS. c2006.
    57 min. Companion to the book "Edens lost & found" and originally broadcast on PBS. Scott Simon interviews a group of inspirational environmental activitists from various backgrounds who are dedicated to the greening of Chicago.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HT 175 .E342 2006.

    LOS ANGELES, DREAM A DIFFERENT CITY. c2007.
    57 min. Companion to the book "Edens lost & found" and originally broadcast on PBS. Explores various green projects happening throughout the city including the planting of millions of trees; stormwater retention; and Expo line, a light rail line.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HT 175 .E345 2007.

    PHILADELPHIA, THE HOLY EXPERIMENT. c2006.
    57 min. Companion to the book "Edens lost & found" and originally broadcast on PBS. David Morse interviews a group of inspirational environmental activitists from various backgrounds who are dedicated to the return of "Farmadelphia".
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HT 175 .E346 2006.

    SEATTLE THE FUTURE IS NOW. c2006.
    60 min. Companion to the book "Edens lost & found" and originally broadcast on PBS. This program reports on the environmental transformation of Seattle as it struggles to combat the environmental consequences of its increasing population.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HT 175 .E347 2007.

    SUBDIVIDED. c2007.
    ca. 48 min. Examines life in contemporary suburbia. It is a personal study of isolation and the struggle to find and maintain community in an era of careless development, urban sprawl, and the uninspired design of the modern subdivision.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HT 351 .S833 2007

    THE END OF SUBURBIA: OIL DEPLETION AND THE COLLAPSE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. 2004.
    78 min. Through interviews with scientists and policy makers this documentary explores the premise that American suburbs, built on the easy availability of fossil fuels, may become untenable. Special features include: vintage short films "In the suburbs" and "Destination earth", and commentary.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HT 352 .U6 E54 2004

    IN GROWTH WE TRUST: SPRAWL, SMART GROWTH, AND RAPID POPULATION GROWTH. [2002?]
    35 min. Examines the "growth is good" myth. Focuses on five aspects of the growth issue: growth pains--examples of regional quality of life declines resulting from population growth; growth culture--the false notion that economic well-being is linked to population growth; growth politics--the business of promoting local population growth for personal profit; national population pressures; and a better future.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HT 371 .S7542 2002.

    UNDERSTANDING URBAN SPRAWL. c1999.
    47 min. "In this program, scientist and environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki examines the social, economic, and environmental implications of 'sprawl,' the low-density development that spreads out from the edges of cities and towns"--Container.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HT 371 .U52 1999.

    ECOLOGICAL DESIGN: INVENTING THE FUTURE. c1994.
    64 min. Beginning in the 1920's with the work of R. Buckminster Fuller, moving through the 1960's and the Counter Culture and ending on the doorstep of the 21st century, this program follows the evolution of ecological design from the visions of a few independent thinkers to the powerful movement it is becoming.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk NA 2542.35 .E3 1994.

    SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE. c1994.
    38 min. "This video is a thorough and interesting exploration of the elements of architectural design that work towards sustainability. There are sections on planning & design, basic building design, embodied energy & resources in buildings, vernacular architecture, energy & resource use in buildings, heating, cooling & ventilation, lighting, infrastructures, and a holistic challenge."--Container.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk NA 2542.35 .S87 1994.

    GREEN ARCHITECTURE: ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY HOUSING. 2008.
    DVD and Streaming video (31 min.) Combining aesthetics, sustainability, and function is the challenge of green architecture -- and 20 teams of college students from North America and Europe brilliantly rise to that challenge as they compete to design, build, and demonstrate the operation of the most attractive and energy-efficient house at the 2007 Solar Decathlon held in Washington, D.C. This program tracks the teams from the University of Maryland, MIT, The University of Texas at Austin, and Lawrence Technological University as they seek out corporate sponsors, research available materials, and hone their construction skills to create appealing living spaces that require zero energy. Contents: Introduction to the Solar Decathlon & the team house -- Green building materials & energy saving strategies -- Design challenges & inventive solutions -- Teamwork brings about innovation -- Real world implications
    FORMAT: DVD and Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: NA 2542.36 .G744 2008.

    FORGOTTEN FRUIT. 2010.
    23 min. Originally produced in 2008 as a segment of: Earth report. This program visits the people and places involved with agro-ecology projects, making the point that 75 percent of traditional crop varieties have been neglected and genetic diversity lost in favor of the more profitable--but less famine resistant--production of wheat, rice, and corn. Can food security be ensured by creating a market for heritage fruits and grains?
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 75 .F67 2010.

    DESIGNING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES. 2012.
    4 videodiscs (219 min.) Examines the impact the built environment has on our public health -- how we live, where we live, and what we must change to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. Contents: Disc 1. Retrofitting suburbia ; Bonus: Dr. Frumkin Q & A -- disc 2. Rebuilding places of the heart ; Bonus: Dr. Jackson at Annenberg -- disc 3. Social policy in concrete ; Bonus: Dr. Iton Q & A -- disc 4. Searching for Shangri-La ; Bonus: Dr. Jackson lecture.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General RA 566.7 .D475 2012.

    ALTERNATIVE AGRICULTURE: FOOD FOR LIFE. 2005.
    46 min. Agribusiness : problems and solutions. Asserts that ecological, organic and ethical farming is a viable alternative to industrial agriculture.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General S 494.5 .S86 2005.

    SAVE THE EARTH, FEED THE WORLD. PROGRAM 7. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Raises concerns that fertile farmland around the world is left barren and deplete of necessary nutrients because of intensive agricultural practices and that with global population rates continuing to climb, alternatives to chemical-dependent farming must be found to feed the earth's inhabitants
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation S 494.5 .S86 S3 1989x.

    LAND OF PLENTY, LAND OF WANT. c1999, 2009.
    57 min. Originally broadcast in 1999 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. A fundamental dilemma faces farmers throughout the world: how do they feed Earth's growing population without endangering the environment. Explores the farming systems of Zimbabwe, France, China, and the United States. Special features: Abridged version (25 min.) -- Educators' guides (PDF format).
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Biology 1110 reserves. DVD: S 589.75 .L3 2009.

    DIRT!: THE MOVIE. 2009.
    ca.80 min. Based on the book: Dirt: The ecstatic skin of the earth by William Bryant Logan. Tells the story of human beings trying to reconnect to dirt--the living skin of the earth. Traveling from the vineyards of California to the plains of Kenya, the movie reveals how repairing our relationship with dirt can create new possibilities for all life on earth.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk S 591 .l5682 2009.

    CLEAN FOOD, ORGANIC AGRICULTURE. [2007], c2005.
    DVD and Streaming video. 28min Originally produced in 2005 as an episode of: Ethical markets. Although more than 12,000 organic farms operate in the United States, increasing demand for organically grown food requires substantial imports from abroad. This program delves into the world of sustainable, eco-friendly agriculture; it also highlights advances that should eventually enable all Americans to "act locally" when they shop for organic food. George Siemon, founder and CEO of Organic Valley, talks about the inner workings of his cooperative organization, while green food producers Anthony Rodale, Gary Hirshberg, and Gary Erickson explain the challenges and rewards of their successful operations. In another segment, renowned activist Vandana Shiva expounds on the social, environmental, and health-related consequences of traditional corporate farming. Contents: Organic Products and Farming (1:16) -- Bio-Regional Agriculture (4:10) -- Agro-Business: Danone and Stonyfield Farm (2:03) -- Clif Bar Success Against the Odds (2:30) -- Agricultural Production in Developing Countries (2:05) -- Myths of Industrial Agriculture (3:50) -- Organic Valley: George Siemon (5:11) -- Hazel Henderson on Organic Agriculture (2:51)
    FORMAT: DVD and Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: S 605.5 .C543 2007.

    THE GREENING OF CUBA. c1996.
    38 min. In Spanish with English subtitles. Profiles Cuban farmers and scientists working to reinvent a sustainable agriculture, based on ecological principles and local knowledge rather than imported agricultural inputs. In their quest for self-sufficiency, Cubans combine time-tested traditional methods with cutting-edge biotechnology.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General S 605.5 .G73 1996.

    THE SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE: ECOLOGICAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES. c2005.
    32 min. Explores landscaping principles which add beauty, function, economy and sustainability to a design. Shows how to enhance the surrounding green space areas; utilize natural growth habits of plants; increase biodiversity ; select and group plants to promote water efficiency and microclimate control; grade landscapes to promote ground water recharge and to discourage erosion and runoff; and use techniques to harvest the nutrient, energy and water resources of the landscape.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SB 472.45 .S86 2004.

    COMMERCIAL FISHING. 2005.
    44 : 27 min. Originally broadcast in 2004 as a segment of: Modern marvels. Shows how the 5 billion pounds of fish that is consumed annually in America makes it to the table. Follows the fish, the fishermen, and the science trying to preserve fisheries for future generations--from ancient vessels on the Nile to a technologically sophisticated factory trawler on the Bering Sea to the University of New Hampshire's open-ocean aquaculture research project.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SH 211 .C666 2005.

    GUTTED: DEMISE OF SCOTLAND’S FISHING INDUSTRY. [2006], c2005.
    1 streaming video (57 min.) Scottish fishermen have trawled for cod in the North Sea for generations. Under new European Union laws, many families are being forced out of the trade. This Wide Angle documentary poignantly depicts a year in the life of Fraserburgh, a hard-hit community caught between E.U. policies designed to preserve fish stocks and the need to earn a living. Showing how commercial overfishing has decimated the local whitefish population, the program joins one veteran fisherman on the final voyage of his family boat, and profiles the Cod Crusaders-a group of Fraserburgh women who besiege E.U. committee hearings in a last-ditch effort to save their town's livelihood. Leon Panetta, Chairman of the Pew Oceans Commission, discusses the state of the world's oceans and marine life with guest anchor Carol Marin. Contents: Commercial Fishing Crisis Overview (1:02) -- Fishing Crisis Threatens Families (3:51) -- Fishing Crisis Threatens Communities (2:38) -- The "Cod Crusaders" (1:34) -- Scrapping Scotland's Fishing Vessels (3:10) -- Scrapping a Way of Life (2:43) -- Some Fishermen Prosper (5:18) -- Decision to Scrap the "Steadfast" (1:46) -- New Jobs for Fishing Families (2:23) -- Fishing Quotas and Illegal Catches (2:12) -- The "Cod Crusaders" Celebrate and Sacrifice (2:18) -- Remembering the "Steadfast" (1:47) -- Negotiating Fish Quotas (1:36) -- Parting Out the "Steadfast" (2:36) -- Announcing Annual Fish Quotas (2:36) -- Saying Goodbye to the "Steadfast" (4:47) -- American Fisheries at Risk (4:59) -- Scrapping Fishing Boats Is Not the Answer (2:46) -- Consumer Education Can Help Sustain Fisheries (2:12)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: SH 259

    THE END OF THE LINE. c2009.
    83 min. National Geographic ocean now. Based on the book by Charles Clover. Examines the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species. Contents: Clover's mission -- The collapse of cod -- 90% of big fish gone -- How bad is it? -- Politics, law, lawbreakers -- Japanese tuna trade -- The human cost -- Fishing down the food web -- The end of the line? -- Sustainable fishing -- Solutions and false solutions -- The Garden of Eden.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SH 327.5 .C582 2009.

    OVER-EXPLOITING THE OCEANS: DANGERS OF OVER-FISHING. [2008], c2007.
    48 min. Terra report. How long will the biosphere tolerate exploitation of the oceans? Are local fishermen a doomed species? What can be done to reverse the decline of fish stocks around the planet? This program documents the environmental and socioeconomic costs of excessive fishing. The film contrasts ancient maritime practices-like those of Mauritania's Imragen fishermen and Djibouti's pearl divers and lobster hunters-with large-scale fishing off Africa's coasts. It also raises awareness of financial and political factors, such as the granting of monopolies to corporations and consortiums and the failure of international regulations to prevent illegal fishing. The harm caused by trawl and gill nets, as well as the risks and benefits of aquaculture, are crucial topics. Contents: Industrialized Fishing Can Deplete World Fish Supply (2:45) -- Overfishing, Depletion, and World Commercialization (1:55) -- Industrialized Nations Deplete Third World Fish Resources (3:35) -- Industrialized vs. Traditional Fishing Methods (4:22) -- Traditional Fishermen: A Future in Jeopardy (2:19) -- Mankind: A Danger to World Fish Population (3:48) -- Djibouti: Local Fishermen Disenfranchised (4:03) -- Shark Fishermen (2:10) -- Unwanted Killings: Dangers of Trawl and Gill Nets (3:04) -- Destruction of Sea Life and Habitats (1:42) -- Fishing Communities: Poverty and Vulnerability (4:20) -- Industrial Fish Farms and Aquaculture (3:45) -- Creative Fishing Techniques (3:54) -- Ocean's Sickness/Nomad Extinction (3:56) -- QuickSeg1 (0:38)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: SH 331.

    BIOMIMICRY: LEARNING FROM NATURE. 2002.
    2 videocassettes; 2 videodiscs (44 min. each) Originally broadcast as a segment of: The nature of things."Biomimicry is a new science that studies nature's best ideas and then imitates these designs and processes to solve human problems ... Part 1 explores using natural processes as the model for agriculture processes"--Container.
    FORMAT: VHS & DVD. LOCATION: VHS: Circulation Desk : T 173.8 .B56 2002; DVD: T 173.8 .B56 2002a

    CLEAN, GREEN AND UNSEEN. 2008.
    58 min. Originally produced in 2007 as a segment of: Nanotechnology, the power of small. Discusses the use of nanotechnology and its impact on ecosystems and communities.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General T 174.7 .N377 2008. pt. 3.

    DO YOU REALLY WANT TO LIVE THIS WAY? PROGRAM 3. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Tells how freeways, shopping malls, and industrial and technological wealth have been the rewards of modern society. Examines the price of progress, including smog, toxic wastes, and contamination of once- pristine waters, all by-products of Western industrial life-styles.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 194 .D6 1989.

    CHINA: SUSTAINABLE HOMEBUILDING. [2010], c2009.
    1 streaming video (27 min.) Sustainable development, the world challenge. Having overtaken the U.S. as the world's biggest polluter, China is now responsible for 11 percent of all greenhouse gas production. Can the country reduce its carbon footprint without slowing its unprecedented economic growth? This program shows how that question is playing out in the Chinese construction industry, highlighting the creation and practical application of new homebuilding standards. Collaboration between French and Chinese experts has led to groundbreaking insulation techniques-illustrated here in conversations with architects, site managers, building residents, and instructors in the sustainable development program at the Wuhan University of Science and Technology. Contents: Focus in Energy Efficiency in China (1:58) -- Sustainable Urban Development in China (3:37) -- New Construction in China (2:40) -- Energy Efficiency Standards (2:17) -- Energy Efficiency Market in China (2:14) -- Teaching Sustainable Development (2:07) -- Energy Efficiency Research Project (1:46) -- Bio Gas Initiative in China (4:02) -- Energy in Rural China (2:14) -- French Energy Saving Technology (3:50)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: TH 880.

    THE GREENING OF SOUTHIE. 2011.
    72 min. A documentary about Boston's first residential green building, and the skeptical workers who are asked to build it. From wheatboard cabinetry to recycled steel, bamboo flooring to dual-flush toilets, the Macallen Building is something different, a leader in the emerging field of environmentally friendly design. But Boston's steel-toed union workers aren't sure they like it. And when things on the building start to go wrong, the young developer has to keep the project from unraveling.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TH 880 .G747 2011.

    GREEN BUILDING AND DESIGN. [2007], c2005.
    DVD and streaming video (28 min.) The history of Western architecture can be viewed as a battle-namely, humanity vs. nature. But the green revolution has prompted new forms of building design that welcome in the natural world. This program surveys some of those advances and the architectural pioneers who create and implement them. Celebrated architect William McDonough explains his working methods and outlines designs for major projects-including the Ford Motor Company's eco-friendly Rouge Center renovation-while Leslie Hoffman, executive director of Earth Pledge, showcases a stunning example of a green urban home. Further commentary comes from EPA Energy Star program director Kathleen Hogan and Time magazine "Hero for the Planet" Dr. John Todd. Contents: Principles of Natural Capitalism (3:28) -- Environmental Protection Agency: Energy Star Program (4:42) -- Earth Pledge: Environmental Footprint (3:09) -- Ecological Design: Integrating Disparate Parts of Human Enterprise (4:38) -- Social, Environmental, and Economic Impacts of the Hotel Industry (5:13) -- Green Building Criteria and Standards (2:58) -- Green Building film logo (0:10)
    FORMAT: DVD and Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: General TH 880 .G744 2007.

    HOME PERFORMANCE; THE FIRST STEP TO GREEN. c2010.
    ca 40 min. Green-ovating, home renovations for a sustainable world. Takes viewers through a home performance audit and shows how insights into the thermal envelope, energy footprint, and structural soundness can guide the remodeler and homeowner toward creating a greener home. Explores high efficiency HVAC and geothermal technologies. Contents: Home performance auditing -- HVAC: a green perspective -- Geothermal heating & cooling.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TH 4860 .G7442 2010.

    GREEN POWER, CLEAN CHOICES. c2010.
    ca. 38 min.. Green-ovating, home renovations for a sustainable world. Powering houses and heating water in more energy efficient ways is an important component of many remodeling projects. Understand the basics of renewable power sources to make smarter choices for integration into the home—Container. Contents: As green as the sun -- Plugging into the sun -- Solar water heating -- Passive solar design & energy conservation -- Wind-electric power.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TH 4860 .7443 2010.

    SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING: GROWING A GREENER HOME. c2010.
    ca. 38 min.. Green-ovating, home renovations for a sustainable world. Shows how a green approach to landscaping can reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool a house, the proper management of rainwater and runoff, the value of native plants and the benefits of green roofs. Includes site vists with landscape architects and designers are included as well. Contents Landscaping for an energy efficient home -- Beyond the green lawn -- Small spaces, green spaces -- Becoming a green water manager -- Up on the (green) roofs.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TH 4860 .7444 2010.

    THINKING GREEN, BUILDING SMART. c2010.
    ca. 43 min.. Green-ovating, home renovations for a sustainable world. Explores the thought process at the core of green architectural design and construction with an architectural firm specializing in sustainable design, a green construction business, and a supplier of eco-friendly building materials; a homeowner/remodeler.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TH 4860 .7443 2010.

    GREEN CHEMISTRY: MEETING GLOBAL CHALLENGES. c2003.
    92 min. "These materials were developed through a cooperative effort of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)"--Container. Four presentations from the 2002 Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference. The speakers show how green chemistry can address global challenges such as reducing the use of toxic chemicals, mitigating the risk of climate change, limiting water and resource depletion, and meeting growing demands for energy and food. Contents: Meeting the challenges to sustainability (19 min.) -- The protection of water resources (24 min.) -- Green oxidation chemistry (20 min.) --The greening of agriculture production (29 min.)
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TP 155.2 .E58 G74 2003.

    THE FUTURE OF FOOD. c2004.
    2 videodiscs (88 min.) Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General TP 248.65 .F66 F88 2004.

    THE FUTURE OF FOOD: A LOOMING CRISIS. 2010], c2009.
    1 streaming video (52 min. ) Future of food. According to Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at London's City University, future wars may be fought specifically over agricultural resources. Given the present volatility of food prices and the riots they provoked in 2008, his theory seems to be on the mark. This program assesses the potential for a global food crisis as it guides viewers through issues involving climate change, oil consumption, biofuel development, fish stock depletion, and other topics. A Rift Valley herder discusses drought in Africa; a Cuban scholar details the impact of the Soviet collapse on food transportation in his country; an Indian farmer reports being pressured into planting jatropha instead of food crops; and Senegalese fishermen lament the intrusion of Western corporate interests. Contents: Future of Food (2:38) -- Impending Food Crisis (1:19) -- Causes of a Food Shortage? (1:54) -- Hunger Caused by Global Warming (2:46) -- Drought in Rift Valley, Kenya (3:41) -- Food Crisis in Leckford, England (3:16) -- How is Oil Linked to Food? (2:25) -- Unconventional Farming in Havana, Cuba (4:49) -- Bio Fuel and Food Shortage in India (4:30) -- Bio Fuel Production in Norfolk, England (2:34) -- Endangered Water Resources and Food Shortage (4:42) -- Impact of Global Food Market (1:48) -- Endangered Fish Supply (3:11) -- Fishing Industry in Dakar, Senegal (5:39) -- Animal Products (1:56) -- Inevitable Food Crisis (4:01)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: TP 248.65 .F66.

    SUSTAINABLE TABLE: WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE? c2006.
    52 min. Examines food production methods and the food supply. What effects do they have on the environment and your body? What can you do to help?
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TX 353 .S878 2006.

    LOCAVORE: LOCAL DIET, HEALTHY PLANET. c2009.
    103 min. Learn about the rewards of a locavore lifestyle and how easy, tasty, and fun eating locally can be
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TX 355 .L633 2009.

    REAL FOOD: THE CO$T OF CONVENIENCE. 2008.
    24 min. Follows the history of the post-World War II flight to convenient, processed foods. Illustrates how much we pay, in both dollars and nutrition, when we buy processed foods. Shows how buying local products, fresh ingredients, and raw foods will impact health as well as wallets.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TX 370 .R435 2008.

    FOOD ADDITIVES: WHY SO MANY CHEMICALS? 2008.
    25 min. Takes a simple, factual look at the everyday trade-offs we make when we choose our food. Describes the chemicals used, why they are added and how we can make intelligent, informed decisions about the food we eat
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TX 553 .A3 F6643 2008.

    Water Supply

    THE RHINE: RIVER OF UNITY AND DIVERSITY. [2010], c2009.
    1 streaming video (51 min.) Rivers and life. Rich in history, the Rhine feeds Europe's collective identity-as well as its divisions. Flowing from Switzerland through Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, the river intersects a multitude of towns and cities in the process. This program follows the Rhine on its multifaceted journey and examines economic, political, environmental, and historical issues surrounding it. Viewers travel from Rotterdam, where vessels laden with goods leave Europe, to Hinterrhein, a Swiss town beneath the Rhinewaldhorn glacier. Along the way, the program examines invasive species, the threat of chemical spills, the horror of Kristallnacht, and the immigrant experience in Europe. Contents: The Rhine River - A Shared Journey (2:00) -- The Lifeblood of Europe (2:09) -- Port of Rotterdam (1:56) -- Safeguarding the Port (3:15) -- Folklore in the Rhine (2:00) -- Fishing the Rhine (1:25) -- Crossing the Rhine -Operation 'Market Garden' (3:15) -- Barges - Family Tradition (2:23) -- Duisburg, Germany (2:12) -- The Deutsches Eck (1:40) -- Straightening a River (1:27) -- Invasive species (2:36) -- The Romantic Rhine (1:45) -- Kristallnacht (1:59) -- Turkish Immigration (2:58) -- The Integration of Germany (1:51) -- Caught in the Middle (2:04) -- Wine Country (1:52) -- Catastrophe on the Rhine (2:30) -- A New Beginning (1:30) -- Rhine Waterfalls (1:34) -- Rhinewaldhorn glacier (2:46) -- Saving a River (3:32)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: DD

    THE NILE RIVER: SHARED OR MONOPOLIZED? [2009], c2008.
    1 streaming video (52 min.) Rivers and life. Were it not for the elemental forces of the Nile River, the great architecture of ancient Egypt and Ethiopia might never have been built. But in today's water-starved world, the river could lead both countries down a destructive path. This program examines lives and livelihoods that depend on the Nile, from the humble to the hugely ambitious. In Egypt, viewers encounter a struggling Cairo fishing family, a father-and-son farming team, and the nation's irrigation minister, who discusses diverting part of the river into a new valley. Moving to the source of the Nile, the program depicts Ethiopia's efforts to exploit the river-a series of hydroelectric projects that have created tension with Egypt. Contents: The Nile - River of Conflict (2:22) -- Journey of the Nile (2:24) -- Nile House Boats (2:28) -- Egyptian Pyramids (1:55) -- Water Sellers (2:45) -- Fighting for the Nile (1:57) -- Farming the Nile Valley (3:00) -- Agriculture in Decline (1:43) -- Modernizing Egypt (1:32) -- The High Damn of Egypt (2:40) -- Desert Irrigation (2:05) -- The Lion's Share (1:40) -- Ethiopia on the Front Line (2:41) -- The Blue Nile (2:02) -- Farming in Ethiopia (1:49) -- Fetching Water (1:25) -- Summer Rains (1:33) -- Respecting the Nile (2:20) -- Blue Nile Sacrifice (1:35) -- Lake Tana - Source of a Great River (2:26) -- Breaking Free of Egypt (3:02) -- Tekese Dam (2:58) -- Nile River Compromise (3:10)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: DT

    THE AMAZON RIVER: PRISTINE AND UNPROTECTED. [2009], c2008.
    1 streaming video (51 min.) Rivers and life. Stretching over 4,000 miles across South America, the Amazon River has long defied human efforts to tame it. Not a single bridge crosses it, and not one dam halts its flow. This program visits urban centers on the banks of the Amazon and examines new attempts to harness-or exploit-the river's energy and natural abundance. The journey begins at Iquitos-a Peruvian city blighted by poverty and inaccessible by road. Next is Manaus, a hub of tourism and industry in Brazil-and an effective springboard to discussions of controversial dam proposals. At the mouth of the Amazon, viewers find Belem, where the river is both agriculturally productive and highly vulnerable to development. Contents: Mighty Amazon (1:49) -- Home on the Amazon (2:05) -- Mariscal Castilla (2:04) -- Vrzea Flood Plains (2:00) -- Fishing the Amazon (2:10) -- Iquitos - Jungle Metropolis (2:14) -- Poverty on the River (0:40) -- Medicine Market (2:57) -- Pollution (1:46) -- Nature's Adaptation (1:48) -- Understanding the Eco-system (1:52) -- Documenting a Species (1:34) -- Boto Dolphin (2:31) -- Manaus - Paris of the Tropics (2:38) -- Caiman - Crocodilian Reptiles (3:21) -- Balbina Dam (2:31) -- Gross Negligence (2:32) -- Drought of 2005 (2:43) -- Death by Deforestation (2:36) -- Santarem, Brazil (3:11) -- Changing the Landscape (1:24) -- Shanty Town Suburbs (2:02) -- Amazon - A Vital Link (2:27)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: DT

    UNDERSTANDING DROUGHT AND DESERTIFICATION. c1994.
    29 min. Explains the terminology used to discuss drought and the process of desertification. Shows which lands are in danger of becoming deserts. Discusses the impact of people on the lands and offers possible solutions to the desertification problem.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GB 611 .U6 1994.

    AFTER THE STORM. c2008.
    22 min. Forecast Earth. All across America people live, work, and play in watersheds, without knowing it. As this video shows, protecting the nation's water resources will take the awareness and effort of individual citizens. Three case studies (New York City, the Santa Monica Bay in California, and the Louisiana Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico) focus on the interconnections between water supply, water quality and the economic vitality and quality of life in our communities.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General GB 980 .A384 2006.

    GROUNDWATER. 1982.
    18 min. Explains how groundwater originates and illustrates various forms in which it occurs. Uses animated sequences to show geological formations that result from erosion or deposition of groundwater, the properties that characterize good aquifers, and the importance of groundwater as a natural resource.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk GB 1001 .G7 1982.

    GROUND WATER-- THE HIDDEN RESERVOIR. [1983].
    19 min. Earth science series. Animated diagrams and narration explain the role of ground water in the hydrologic cycle. Warns of dangers to underground water and describes what must be done to maintain a plentiful supply. Includes definitions of technical terms.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General GB 1003.2 .G7 1983.

    WATER, LAND, PEOPLE, & CONFLICT. c1998.
    29 min. "Today, the greatest threats facing any nation's security may not be military threats. Increasingly, they are complex issues related to the environment, such as: population growth, refugees, and economic stability. National security in the 21st century will need to include the idea that a healthy environment is as vital as military might"--Cassette label.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HC79 .E5 W38 1998.

    BLUE GOLD: WORLD WATER WARS. c2010.
    DVD and streaming video ( 90 min.) Based on the book Blue gold : the fight to stop the corporate theft of the world's water, by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke. Will rampant overdevelopment of agriculture, housing, and industry increase the demands for fresh water beyond the finite supply? This program examines the role of high-level corporate and political players in the shrinking availability of what is already the most precious substance on Earth. Viewers follow numerous worldwide examples of the struggle for the basic right to water-from local protests at grade schools to the slow deliberation of UN conventions to violent revolutions in developing countries. Contents: Description of Thirst (1:48) -- Environmental Impact (0:58) -- Water management/Climate Change (1:29) -- Water for Profit (0:37) -- Global Water Crisis (1:31) -- Polluted Water (1:24) -- Polluted River (1:12) -- Finite Water Supply (1:32) -- Sinking Cities (0:55) -- Technology for Water Removal (1:34) -- Earth as Desert (0:32) -- Natural Disasters and Water (1:02) -- Deforestation (0:52) -- Ground Replaced by Hardscape (1:04) -- Urbanization and Water (1:55) -- Interruption of Ecosystem (1:19) -- Renewable Water Supplies (0:42) -- Water Privatization (1:31) -- Politics of Water (1:16) -- Trade Rules and Water (1:27) -- Multinationals and Water Ownership (1:01) -- Multinational Mismanagement (1:38) -- Corrupt Public Officials (1:50) -- Coca Cola Water Rights in Mexico (1:03) -- Kenya: Slave to Coca Cola (1:59) -- Wall Street: Investment in Water (1:41) -- Desalination (1:06) -- Ownership of Desalination Plants (2:23) -- Water: A Good Investment (2:03) -- Corporations vs. People (3:32) -- Nestle Wins the Day in Court (1:37) -- Aral Sea Dried Up (0:57) -- Water Removal Equals Disaster (1:41) -- Agricultural System (1:37) -- Kenya Losing Water (1:54) -- Clean Water Unaffordable (1:09) -- Water Crisis Leads to Deaths (1:08) -- Ryan's Well Global Water Project (2:34) -- Corporate Greed (1:53) -- World Economic System (1:01) -- Water Hunters (1:11) -- Los Angeles: Water Importation (1:41) -- Water War of 1934 (0:31) -- Water Wars or Religious Conflicts? (0:59) -- Privatization of Bolivian Water (1:54) -- Government and Profits vs. Citizens (1:10) -- Water and Security of Superpowers (1:45) -- Water and Military Force (1:09) -- U.S. Military Presence in Paraguay (1:47) -- America the Aggressor (1:01) -- People vs. Bechtel (1:38) -- Solution to Water Crisis (2:26) -- Hydroponics: Saving the Planet (0:52) -- Local Water/Local Crops (1:14) -- Population Control (1:03) -- Water Waste and Conservation (0:46) -- U.N. Focus on Water Rights (1:58) -- Grassroots Victories (2:15) -- People and Governments: Water Guardians (1:35)
    FORMAT: DVD and Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: General HD 1691 .B372 2010.

    THE CORPORATE THEFT OF WATER. c2004.
    43 min. Presentation about corporations controlling the water supply in some parts of the world.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 1691 .C677 2004.

    FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER. [2008]
    84 min. 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. Contents: Water crisis -- United States : pollutants in water supply -- Agricultural water use -- Atrazine -- Bolivia : Water privatization -- South Africa : pay per use -- South Africa : reconnecting the pipes -- We are the operators -- India : UV infiltration -- Water shortage becomes corporate opportunity -- Bottled water -- The water barons -- Dams : altering ecosystems -- Katse Dam, Lesotho -- World Bank dam projects -- India's water harvesting -- Michigan citizens take Nestlé to court -- Chief Seattle, 1854 -- Plachimada, India : protest against Coca-Cola -- Fighting privatization -- People unite – Epilogue.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD1691 .F569 2008.

    CAPTURED RAIN: NORTHERN WATER, SOUTHERN DROUGHT. c2001.
    47 min. Surveys the conditions leading to increasing demand, in the United States and Mexico, on the existing water supply, and the pressure to redistribute water, especially Canadian water, throughout North America. Describes the water diversions that have already been done, especially of the waters of the Colorado and Rio Grande rivers, the unrealized 1960's project for a continental water grid, and Thomas Kieran's "Grand Canal” project to capture water runoff into James Bay and funnel it south to the Great Lakes. Also looks at the latest efforts in water conservation in agricultural and domestic use.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk HD 1694 .A2 C368 2001.

    WHEN THE WATER TAP RUNS DRY. c2009.
    40 min. Examines America's outdated water infrastructure, an inflexible water storage system, greater demand from an increasing population and the impacts of global warming. Provides essential solutions based on a new vision of America's water infrastructure, and customized water rights agreements. Contents: Water shortages -- Water supplies -- Water infrastructure -- Global warming and water shortages -- Water shortage solutions.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 1694 .A5 W446 2009.

    WIND RIVER. c2004.
    34 min. Examines the struggle over water rights between white ranchers and the Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes in Wyoming. All sides of the dispute explain their views.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 1694 .W9 W564 2004.

    CADILLAC DESERT. 1997.
    4 videocassettes (270 min.) Illustrates the dramatic stories of bringing water to Los Angeles, the taming and control of the Colorado River, the complete transformation of California's vast Central Valley, and the long-term effects of dams and hydro-engineered ecosystems in the United States and in other countries.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General HD 1739 .A17 C3 1997.

    TAPPED. 2010.
    76 min. Examines the big business of bottled water. Viewers get a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize water. Here is a powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry. Contents: Tapped -- Water -- Supply -- Demand -- Bottles -- Safety -- Content -- FDA -- Recycle -- Pollution -- Voice -- Extras. World water crisis -- Trailer -- Privatization -- Oil and water -- OC water -- Infrastructure -- Chemicals in the water -- Central Valley and agriculture.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 9349 .M542 T377 2010.

    COKE'S WATER BOMB: DASANI FIASCO. [2006], c2004.
    1 streaming video (29 min.) Case Studies From The Multinational Marketplace, On a British sitcom, two characters bottled tap water and sold it as Peckham Spring Water. More recently, Coca-Cola launched its purified-water lifestyle drink, Dasani, in the U.K. The connection was not overlooked. This program tracks Dasani's progressive PR nightmare in Britain-first as newspapers screamed "Coke Sells Tap Water for 95p," and then as Coca-Cola recalled 500,000 bottles due to potentially carcinogenic contamination at their factory. It also considers an even larger problem as worldwide Coke sales continue to flatten: without Dasani, the soft drink giant has no bottled water product for the lucrative European market. Contents: Public Relations Disaster (2:40) -- Coca Cola Enters the Bottled Water Industry (3:27) -- Dasani: Filtered Tap Water (3:49) -- Dasani's Marketing Challenges (4:34) -- Bully Marketing (2:26) -- Dasani's Misleading Labels (2:00) -- Coke's Public Relations Offensive (4:19) -- Dasani's Market Failure (3:51)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: HD 9349 .M544.

    THE UNFORGIVING SKY. 1994.
    22 min. Discusses the value of the earth's finite water supply, its cycles, and the droughts that occur when those cycles are interrupted.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QC 929.26 .U8 1994

    WATERLIFE. c2010.
    109 min. Examines the beauty and complex toxicity of the Great Lakes. Follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 104.5 .G7 W384 2010.

    SAVE OUR SWAMP. c2001.
    21 min. Examines the harm done to the Everglades by decades of exploitation and contamination. The impact of the sugar and orange industries, of flood control efforts, of Florida's burgeoning population, and of competing conservation initiatives are considered. The points of view of environmentalists, industry, Native Americans, and academics are represented.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 105 .F6 S384 2001.

    RIVERS OF DESTINY. c1999.
    57 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. An exploration of four major river systems of the world to investigate the environmental problems facing those whose lives depend upon the health of the river. Includes journeys to the Mississippi, Amazon, Jordan and Mekong Rivers.
    FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: Reserves Biology 1110. . DVD: QH541.5.S7 R5 2009.

    THIRSTY PLANET. WATERS OF DISCORD. c2004.
    27 min. Almost half the world gets its drinking water from rivers that cross national boundaries. Analysts predict that more wars will be fought over water than oil. This program surveys a number of active or potential hot spots: Israel and the river Jordan; the Southeastern Anatolia Project in Turkey and its effects on Syria and Iraq; Egypt's Toshka Canal and the Nile Basin Initiative; and the Tehri dam in India. The program also looks at the effects of the Hoover dam on the Colorado River delta in Mexico and the success of Lesotho's Katse dam.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TC 405 .W386 2004.

    THREE GORGES: THE BIGGEST DAM IN THE WORLD. 2002.
    53 min. Using interviews and computer simulation, this video provides insight into the complex issues surrounding the Three Gorges project which will dam the Yangtse River.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TC 558 .C52 T588 2002.

    THE POWER OF WATER. [1997?], c1993.
    54 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as: A National Geographic special. A presentation of man's relationship to fresh water and an examination of the controversy over whose needs determine water use in the United States. Provides examples of wetland, river, and non-renewable water supplies to show how water becomes power.
    The dammed Columbia -- Industrial legacy : [Great Lakes contamination] -- Dying of thirst : [Everglades of Florida] -- The well runneth dry : [Ogalala Aquifer] -- Land of little rain : [the arid West and the Colorado River].
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 223 .P6 1997.

    BOILING POINT: GLOBAL STRUGGLE FOR WATER. [2006], c2002.
    1 streaming video (27 min.) Competition for freshwater is heating up. Is war inevitable, or is a peaceful solution possible? This program spotlights three trouble spots that epitomize the intensifying crisis and efforts being made to manage it: the Okavango, where a commission formed by Angola, Namibia, and Botswana is trying to resolve the conflict that is endangering the river's unspoiled waters; the Rio Grande, where an aging water-sharing treaty and ever-greater demands for water leave farmers on both sides of the divide with little hope; and the West Bank, where Palestinian rainwater reservoirs and the Israeli water grid are dangerous points of contention between the two peoples. Contents: Africa's Okavango River (4:13) -- Sharing the Okavango River (4:55) -- Water Conflict Along the Rio Grande (5:15) -- West Bank Water Conflict (2:14) -- Israelis Destroy Palestinian Reservoirs (4:54) -- Israelis Destroy Palestinian Homes (2:18)
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: TD 345.

    THIRSTY PLANET. WATER FOR PROFIT. c2004.
    27 min. When demand outpaces supply, water becomes a commodity to be traded on the global market. But who owns water and how can a price be set on water? In this program the pros and cons of privatization are assessed in a number of water management situations around the world: Aguas Argentinas in Buenos Aires; the Bechtel Corporation in Cochabamba, Bolivia; Thames Water Company in Jakarta and a public/private test partnership in Albania.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TD 365 .W374 2004.

    ARE WE TAPPED OUT? [1999].
    62 min. College lecture series (College of DuPage) ; Nov. 1999. Based on the book: Tapped out / Paul Simon.
    Recorded in the Arts Center Mainstage at the College of DuPage on November 17, 1999 as part of the College Lecture Series. Paul Simon delivers a lecture on the coming worldwide water shortage.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General TD 388 .S556 1999.

    POISONED WATERS. c2009.
    120 min. Examines the rising hazards of water pollution to human health and the ecosystem and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean. Shows the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay and how they are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people. A growing list of endangered species also is threatened in both estuaries. Contents: Introduction -- Imperiled Chesapeake Bay -- Once we cared-- -- One of the biggest pollution sources? -- Regulating the poultry industry -- The startling new contaminants -- What we don't know -- Puget sound, hot spot for PCB's -- Seattle's Duwamish River -- A lesson from South Park -- #1 menace to waterways -- Save the forest, save the waters -- D.C.'s development sprawl -- Arlington, Va. : a showcase for smart growth—Credits.
    FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TD 420 .P657 2009.

    WASTE NOT, WANT NOT. PROGRAM 8. RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET SERIES. 1989.
    60 min. Recounts stories about garbage barges, toxic dumping, overflowing landfills, and sewage polluting coastal waters. Explodes some myths and tells some surprising stories about water pollution
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 420 .W4 1989x

    WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE. c2001.
    20 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of the series: Planet under pressure, geochemistry and the fate of the earth. Studies the hydrologic cycle and water's chemical and physical abilities to dissolve and transport minerals, nutrients, and toxins. Alarming inadequacies in sewage treatment methods and dangerous environmental problems involving water pollution and overuse of groundwater are also discussed.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 420 .W384 2001.

    ASIA'S WATER CRISIS: THE STRUGGLE WITHIN EACH DROP. c1997.
    18 min., 43 sec. Profiles Sri Lanka, the Philippines and the People's Republic of China and looks toward solutions to Asia's growing water crisis.
    FORMAT: VHS . LOCATION: General TD 424.4 .A85 A8 1997.

    FIT TO DRINK. c1987.
    20 min. Chemistry in action. Traces the water cycle from the collection of rain water, through purification in a water treatment plant, to places where water is used. Describes how water is treated and shows the treatment facilities in a
    modern British plant.
    FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk TD 430 .F58 1987.

    THE STORY OF BOTTLED WATER. 2010.
    1 streaming video (8 min.) Tells the story of manufactured demand-- how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.
    FORMAT: Streaming video Permanent link LOCATION: TP 659.

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