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Summary: Examines the interconnectivity between human beings and the natural world. Discusses ways in which the increasing estrangement from nature, brought on by modern lifestyles, is proving harmful both to people and the environment. Looks at biomimicry, the study of nature for the purpose of engineering new technologies. Argues that a reconnection with nature could be essential for restoring...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LOV

Summary: Peruvian leaders will stop at nothing to keep their respective goals intact. President Alan Garcia begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from the indigenous leader Alberto Pizango. Alberto's passionate speeches against Garcia prove a powerful rallying cry from those of his supporters. When Garcia...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WHE

Summary: Documents a Danish expedition by a team of scientists to hitherto unexplored fjords in northeast Greenland, which, due to the seasonal melting of glacial ice due to global warming, are now accessible for a few weeks a year.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF EXP

Summary: For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures, woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment, are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MES

Summary: Former Vice President Al Gore presents evidence that the negative effects of global warming have increased since the release of the film "An inconvenient truth" a decade earlier.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 2017

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC INC

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE INC

Summary: " ... the first documentary to investigate the actual mechanisms by which mobile phone technology can cause cancer. The film takes a deeper look at how humanity is reacting to the most profound environmental change the planet has ever seen. Two billion years ago life first appeared on earth, a planet bathed in a natural electromagnetic frequency. As life slowly evolved from simple to complex...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Janson Media 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC RES

DeVito, Danny

Summary: In search of a real, live tree, a twelve-year-old boy pays a visit to the reclusive Once-ler, who tells him the story of the grumpy, yet charming Lorax, who tried to protect the forest by speaking up on behalf of the trees.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2012

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY LOR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD LOR RATED PG

Summary: Claude Lorius encountered his destiny at age 23 in the Antarctic. The film retraces his life's journey, from his first steps as a young glaciologist to the crowning moment of his glittering career, winning the Blue Planet Prize.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Summary: To help combat the problem of the waste of edible food, filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer endeavor to forego grocery shopping and eat only what is discarded during the various steps that food travels from farm to table.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Bullfrog Films 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Ju

Summary: Follows ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber as she travels the U.S. making the case for a link between environmental toxins and cancer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LIV

Summary: "[This film] charts 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. Scientists explain how this depletion has slipped under the public radar and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC END
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF END

Summary: Featuring live action and animation, this movie examines the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Video Group 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 631.4 DVD Dirt 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DIR

Summary: Chronicles the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras would take one picture every hour for three years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2013

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Ch

Summary: Corporate salesman Steve Butler has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner to offer much-needed relief to the economically hard-hit residents in exchange for drilling rights to their properties. As they grapple with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors, the outsiders soon discover the strength of an American small town at a crossroads.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA PRO

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE PRO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE PRO

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD PRO RATED R

Summary: Looks at the risks to the food chain and environment through pollution of our air, land, and sea by waste.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Blenheim Films 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRA

Nasheed, Mohamed

Summary: President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives wages a campaign to stop global warming beacause a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge his country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NAS

Summary: The fourteen-acre community garden at 41st and Alameda in South Central Los Angeles is the largest of its kind in the United States. Started as a form of healing after the devastating L.A. riots in 1992, the South Central Farmers have since created a miracle in one of the country's most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. But now,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GAR
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF GAR

Summary: The first season of this series examines the economies of being environmentally conscious in green building design. The first program, 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, Green for all, features architect and activist Sergio Palleroni...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Home Video 2006

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

Summary: "[This program] looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement -- from its post-war rustlings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson's incendiary bestseller 'Silent Spring' to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Distribution 2010

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF EAR

Summary: Join the Wild Kratts as they touch down in Madagascar for the first time. With no big land predators, Chris realizes that the huge island is one of the safest places in the world for adventuring.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Kids 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV WIL

Summary: Students from Zombietown are transferred to a high school in a suburban town preoccupied with uniformity, traditions and pep rallies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE ZOM

Summary: Toshiro Hitsugaya is suspected of treason when he disappears after the Ouin is stolen, and substitute Soul Reaper Ichigo vows to prove his innocence.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Viz Media 2008

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME BLE

Summary: An adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, chronicling the events around the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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Summary: "Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader Paul Whiteman, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts of the Rhythm Boys...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Criterion Collection 2018

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS KIN