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Summary: This edition is the most up-to-date and comprehensive source for Environmental Resources and Statistics. Section I: Resources, provides detailed contact information for thousands of information sources, including Associations & Organizations, Awards & Honors, Conferences, Foundations & Grants, Environmental Health, Government Agencies, National Parks & Wildlife Refuges, Publications, Research...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grey House Publishing 2017

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 363.7 ENV

Summary: 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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Among the most utilized waterways in the world, the Yangtze River is also one of the most volatile. This program sheds light on humanity's battle to tame and profit from the river-specifically, a project initiated by Chiang Kai-shek in the 1930s. The program also studies corresponding ecological problems. Viewers are introduced to the Three Gorges Dam, a concrete mega-structure visible from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: 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....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Otfinoski, Steven

Summary: "Learn about the history of alternative energy and find out what it takes to make it in this exciting career field."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

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Summary: Its name conjures images of America's mythical past, encoded in the stories and novels of Mark Twain. But today's Mississippi River is rife with challenges no 19th-century storyteller could have imagined. From issues of basic survival to triumphs of creativity and profit, this program follows the day-to-day lives of those who dwell on the Mississippi. Starting in the town of Cairo,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Will biofuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions or actually increase them? Does the biofuel industry threaten the world's rainforests? Is corn, palm, rapeseed, or sugar cane the best plant source? What about recycled cooking oil? This program explores the ongoing controversy over biofuel technology, raising disturbing questions about sustainability and environmental impact while evaluating...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: As fresh water sources dwindle in the arid American Southwest, California faces growing difficulty in managing and sustaining its irrigation infrastructure. This program analyzes the multifaceted problem, sifting through environmental and political factors and assessing a number of potential solutions. Beginning its fact-finding tour at the Water Education Foundation in Sacramento, the film...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Rising from a Himalayan ice cave and emptying into the bay of Bengal, the Ganges River is sacred to Hindus as a purifying spirit-yet it currently suffers from pollution and neglect. This program follows the Ganges through various Indian cities, studying their relationship with the river and assessing its uncertain future. Beginning in Gangotri, the program profiles a photographer who has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: 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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Alan Rabinowitz is a renowned Wildlife Conservation Society biologist who pursues the elusive jaguar, and races against time to create safe havens for these feared and respected predators while battling his own illness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Questar Entertainment 2004

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

Amstutz, Lisa J.

Summary: Discover why freshwater lakes are at risk. Amstutz shows how people are combating overfishing, and cleaning up polluted waters in order to preserve our freshwater lakes for future generations. Readers will also explore the science behind watersheds and the water cycle. Features include a cause-and-effect flow chart, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J755.54 CSS

Breitrose, Prudence E.

Summary: "When a timber company threatens to cut down the rainforest on the island of Marisco, Megan's mom leads the effort to save it, with the help of the Mouse Nation. The mission takes the family (and mice) to England, where the trail leads to a duke's palace full of dangerous humans--and helpful British mice"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Disney-Hyperion 2015

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Summary: As the world’s top two carbon emitters, China and the U.S. face significant challenges reducing emissions while keeping up with a growing demand for more energy. Is there potential for cooperation between both Pacific Rim nations on this important issue, or is each country seeking its own distinct solutions? This program explores the collaborative efforts of American and Chinese academics and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: For decades, local food producers in the West have faced a shrinking market share. But if well-intentioned Americans and Europeans stop eating vegetables from Africa, will Africans have more to eat? Or will we simply deprive African farmers of a living? This program delves into that issue and other food-related problems, some of which have solutions while others urgently await answers. Viewers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Hand, Carol

Summary: "Bringing Back Our Oceans explains why oceans are at risk and how people are combating plastics pollution, restoring marine biodiversity, and preserving our oceans for future generations. This title also explores the science behind ocean ecosystems and ocean currents. Features include a cause-and-effect flow chart, a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J755.54 CSS

Summary: Our most valuable treasure, is how residents of Dakar describe the Bay of Han. But pollution from both residential and industrial sources is destroying the body of water that has long supported fishing families in the Senegalese capital. This program reports on Western-aided efforts to restore the bay's ecological health and its viability as an economic resource. Specific challenges include the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Almost one-fifth of the world's electricity comes from nuclear power. Supporters claim it is safe, cheap, and the answer to global warming. Critics call it dangerous, expensive, and hardly the solution to climate change. This program presents arguments for and against nuclear energy while exploring scientific concepts behind it. Topics include: the disposal or storage of radioactive waste; the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Exploring the aisles of a Dutch grocery store, this program clearly demonstrates that globalization has made almost any food item, no matter how exotic or remote, available to the Western consumer. But the film also shows the downside of that new global access, tracing specific foods to their countries of origin and revealing the impact on indigenous communities and ecosystems. Viewers witness...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge-also known as ANWR or the "Alaskan Serengeti"-is a vast wilderness near the top of the world. From here, thousands of caribou begin a pilgrimage to the ocean every summer, and for that reason alone the place is a national treasure. This program examines another treasure hidden beneath ANWR's coastal plain: oil. Since oil virtually runs the planet and is used...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: 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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The game takes place on a ring of tropical isles, including the mysterious Soopky Island, home of the Ghost Captain. Each island generates a specific resource: wood, goats, molasses, gold or cutlasses. Players use resources to build and expand their network of pirate lairs. The first player to control seven pirate lairs wins the game.

Format: three dimensional object

Publisher / Publication Date: Mayfair Games 2012

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Summary: Due to its rapidly growing economy and a new demand for consumer goods, China is challenged to create a model for long-term sustainable development. In this program Hazel Henderson talks with Professor Zhouying Jin, author of Global Technological Change, about efforts in China to cultivate a green economy. The country has made great strides in clean energy, and is the world's largest exporter...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: From serving as the 45th U.S. Vice President to winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Al Gore has always been committed to environmental stewardship. But in his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth, Gore found a way to focus attention on climate change in a way no one had before. Following up two years later with this cautionary TEDTalk, Al Gore presents evidence that the pace of climate change may be even...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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