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Summary: When top predators disappeared from Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, other animals fell into unusual patterns. Now scientists are reintroducing wild dogs to restore the park's 'landscape of fear' and with it the natural balance of the ecosystem.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV NAT

Shumaker, Heather

Summary: This is the story of a small band of determined townspeople and how far they went to save beloved land and endangered species from the grip of a powerful corporation in the Arcadia Dunes. This is a narrative with roots as deep as the trees the community is trying to save, something set in motion before the author was even born. And yet, Shumaker gives a human face to the changing nature of land...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 977.4 Shumaker

Summary: "Green Growth that Works presents the current state of policy and finance tools that allow governments, civil society, and businesses to protect the ecosystem services that make human life possible. Familiar approaches such as government payments, laws and regulations, water funds, and market-based mechanisms can be tailored for specific environmental contexts. The book features case studies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Island Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.7 GRE

Summary: Taking viewers deep inside a devastated landscape, this program examines physical forces directly tied to flooding in Bangladesh as well as the broader causes of such disasters, including climate change. It also explores the social, economic, and environmental impact of intense flooding through the personal accounts of people living by major rivers and on Bangladesh's char lands, areas built up...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: People everywhere are interested in the weather, but how does it all work? Beginning with Earth's atmosphere-its evolution, its gaseous composition, and its four regions-this video takes a close look at how conditions combine to create climate and weather. Topics include the Koppen Climate Classification System; weather prediction; types of clouds and precipitation; thunderstorms, tornadoes,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Part contest and festival, part educational event and scientific endeavor, Connecticut's popular BioBlitz brings together researchers from the University of Connecticut and other organizations to see how many species they can count in a local park-in a single 24-hour period. This program spotlights the 2000 BioBlitz, which took place at Hubbard Park, in Meriden-1,800 acres of mixed hardwood...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Sediment sequences deposited under glacial conditions during the Pleistocene period cover some 10% of the earth's land surface. This program concentrates on the interpretation of a sediment sequence exposed in a river cliff cut by the River Severn in England. Techniques of sampling and analysis are illustrated, with emphasis on the measurement of particle size and of particle dip and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Some scientific studies predict that as the Earth continues to warm, up to a third of all species could go extinct by the middle of the century. This ABC News program looks at the effect of global warming on non-human life-specifically two species of frogs that used to inhabit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, in Costa Rica; three additional vanished frog species in Madagascar; and the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Have Earth's vibrant waterways-its streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans-become delivery systems for pollutants and poison? This program points to signs that toxic substances are overwhelming our planet's aquatic ecosystems. Viewers encounter many of the causes for this concern, including a radical decrease in frog populations, distressed marine mammals in estuary habitats, and disturbing changes...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: More than 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water. Use this video to impress upon your students the importance of the seven seas to people, the marine food chain, and the planet as a whole. Topics include the various kinds of currents and the forces that influence them, tides and waves (what they are, what causes them, and how they're classified), features of the seabed, and the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This program theorizes about what would happen if people disappeared from Earth and how this might cause deadly viruses, such as rabies, to spin out of control as animal populations explode. The future of Chicago, Atlanta, and London is examined, as is Gary, Indiana, which was partially abandoned by humans over 30 years ago.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Since the Industrial Revolution sparked the widespread burning of fossil fuels, scientists have concerned themselves with the climatic effects of carbon dioxide. This program spotlights milestones in the history of that research as it seeks to understand humankind's impact on Earth's atmosphere. The greenhouse effect, global warming, ozone depletion, the Keeling Curve, the Atlantic Conveyor...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Based on Mark Lynas's Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, this program explores the theory that Earth's average temperature could rise six degrees Celsius by the year 2100. One poignant degree at a time, the consequences of rising temperatures on Greenland's ice sheet and Himalayan glaciers, tropical coral reefs and the Amazon rainforest, and elsewhere across five continents are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: What exactly is a degree of temperature? How is it defined and measured in the strictest scientific sense? Will answering these questions shed light on the complexities of climate change? This program explores the mysteries of temperature and energy with engaging demonstrations and high-level expert commentary. Beginning with a visit to Britain's National Physical Laboratory, the institution...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Shumaker, Heather

Summary: Saving Arcadia: A Story of Conservation and Community in the Great Lakes is a suspenseful and intimate land conservation adventure story set in the Great Lakes heartland. The story spans more than forty years, following the fate of a magnificent sand dune on Lake Michigan and the people who care about it. Author and narrator Heather Shumaker shares the remarkable untold stories behind...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A Painted Turtle book 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.4 SHU

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: MI 977.4 SHU

Summary: The ocean tides offer a clean and renewable energy source that can reduce reliance on fossil fuels. This Science Screen Report shows how Earth's tides are formed, illustrates their relationship to the Moon's gravitational forces, and explains how these principles can be applied to the construction of underwater turbines. The program also explores efforts to reduce the environmental impact of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: What are the health implications of global warming in urban areas? This program examines the medical repercussions of environmental change and crisis in Canada. Environmental and disaster relief experts, such as Steven King of Sustainable Environment Management and John Saunders of the Red Cross, discuss the risks, including heat stroke and water-borne diseases, associated with rising...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Called "the rainforests of the sea," the world's coral reefs are home to millions of species. But these underwater ecosystems are in grave danger. This program travels to Chumbe Island Coral Park, Zanzibar; Mafia Island Marine Park, Tanzania; and Ras Mohammed National Park, Egypt, to study the fragile ecology and amazing biodiversity of coral reefs-and the impacts of tourism, pollution,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The history of Earth has been a history of temperature change; people and animals have historically moved to better climes, richer pastures, and areas of more abundant food. The problem now is that "somewhere else" is already occupied; meanwhile, temperatures appear to be rising, with foreseeably disastrous consequences. The gases in the air which cause the greenhouse effect have made life...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Is global warming human-driven? Can its effects be accurately measured? What are its long-term consequences? According to Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a renowned British space scientist, the only way to answer those questions is through rigorous observation. In this program, Dr. Aderin-Pocock describes her work with the Aeolus satellite project. Named after the "keeper of the winds" in ancient...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Earth's temperature is on the rise-and so are incidents of severe weather and heat-related health problems. This program travels the world to observe how global warming, accelerated and exacerbated by air pollution, is affecting society. Coastal erosion in Florida, the destruction of Alaskan forests by the spruce beetle, the depletion of Montana's glaciers, the decline in North Pacific salmon,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Throughout the world, sea levels are rising, coastlines are crumbling, and the intensity of hurricanes is increasing. Is the situation in New Orleans a glimpse into the future of all cities that exist near major bodies of water? Filmed six months after Katrina, this program analyzes why New Orleans flooded so catastrophically and asks whether the city-constructed on a steadily subsiding...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Despite widespread scientific acceptance of the global warming theory, it remains a highly contentious subject. This program studies divergent points of view contributing to the global warming debate, untangling a morass of political and scientific concerns and providing a wealth of historical background on the issue. Is the greenhouse effect as dangerous as theorized, or is that simply bad...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This Science Screen Report looks at the causes of climatic conditions and their influence on human activity. Outlining principles of topography and atmospheric pressure, the program identifies specific types of weather and how they form global patterns-sometimes with damaging and deadly results. The role of ocean currents, and their relation to massive storm systems such as hurricanes and El...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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