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Jackson, Lisa F.

Summary: Follows a small coastal community in Mexico as its inhabitants struggle to protect their way of life and the ecosystem they depend on in the face of a multi-billion dollar American development project.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run 2019

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Summary: A small Mexican village threatened by development and how a single act of rebellion rekindles its pride and strength of spirit.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2005

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MIL

Belleville, Bill

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Florida 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.76 BEL

Gross, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.38 GRO

Daly, Herman E.

Contents: Economics as an academic discipline -- The fallacy of misplaced concreteness in economics and other disciplines -- Misplaced concreteness: the market -- Misplaced concreteness: measuring economic success -- Misplaced concreteness: homo economicus -- Misplaced concreteness: land -- New beginnings -- From academic discipline to thought in service of community -- From chrematistics to Oikonomia --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.9 DAL

Cartaya, Pablo

Summary: Save the restaurant. Save the town. Get the girl. Make Abuela proud. Can thirteen-year-old Arturo Zamora do it all or is he in for a BIG, EPIC FAIL? Nothing beats summertime in Miami. For Arturo, this means playing basketball until dark, sipping mango smoothies, and keeping cool under banyan trees. And maybe a few shifts as junior lunchtime dishwasher at Abuela's restaurant. Maybe. But this...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD CAR

Koss, Amy Goldman

Summary: Ten-year-old Kailey launches an art protest to keep a developer from spoiling the cove and its tide pools that are special to her and her family and friends.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pleasant Publications 2003

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Baxter, Anthony

Summary: Documents the efforts of a group of Scottish landowners to thwart Donald Trump's plans to buy an unspoiled area in northeastern Scotland to build two state-of-the-art golf courses.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2013

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

Martin, Barry

Summary: "The inspiring true story of the bond between a feisty octogenarian and the man in charge of building an enormous shopping mall around her home. Edith Macefield achieved folk hero status in 2006 when she turned down $1 million to sell her home to make way for a commercial development in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. It didn't matter that her tiny house was surrounded by rubble and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2013

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Jones, Van

Summary: The award-winning human rights activist and advisor to policy makers and presidential candidates delivers a 21st-century economic plan to rescue working-class Americans. Van Jones illustrates how we can invent and invest our way out of the pollution-based grey economy and into the healthy new green economy. Built by a broad coalition deeply rooted in the lives and struggles of ordinary people,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.79 JON

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 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...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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McCorkell, Don

Summary: Exposes the health risks and environmental toll exacted by modern systems of meat and poultry production.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinema Libre 2009

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

Grande, Reyna

Summary: From bestselling author Reyna Grandewhose remarkable memoir The Distance Between Us has become required reading in schools across the country comes an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. When Reyna Grande was nine years...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2018

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GRANDE, REYNA GRA

Summary: 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...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Miller, Todd

Summary: "According to U.S. military planners, climate change now poses the #1 national security threat to the United States, even before terrorism. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre reports that a person is four times more likely to be forced to move due to environmental disaster than by war, and in 2015 alone, 19.2 million people were displaced worldwide by environmental disasters. Droughts,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Publishers 2017

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Lappé, Frances Moore.

Summary: Argues that the biggest challenge to survival is faulty thinking about the environmental crises that are affecting the planet and offers "thought leaps" that will transform one's eco-mind.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nation Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.28 LAP

Morrissey, Di.

Summary: When Sydney corporate wife Holly Jamieson turns forty-five she shocks her husband by buying an old house in The Bay with plans to transform it into a charming B & B. What began as a gesture of independence changes her life. Holly soon discovers that beneath its tranquil surface, The Bay is a whirlpool of passions and conflict. It was once a whaling town, then a sleepy resort that became trendy,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Bolinda Audio 2002

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MOR

Summary: Using numerous examples to show how a very important phenomenon occurs and serves various purposes, this fascinating program takes students on a lively journey through the mechanisms and practicalities of heat transfer. Viewers are introduced to conduction, convection, and radiation and encounter the concepts of specific heat and thermal capacity. Topics include the use of heat in power...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Marked by sluggish growth and high unemployment, the U.S. economy has been in crisis for years. Might the investment of billions of dollars into the clean energy sector trigger innovation and the creation of millions of jobs? Or would we simply be pumping dollars into the myth of a green economy?

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: Nuclear fusion has kept our Sun burning for five billion years. Might it be harnessed here on Earth as an energy source? This program illustrates the race to create artificial stars that can ensure humanity's earthbound survival. Several facilities and projects are profiled-including the Joint European Torus, or JET, which initiates nuclear fusion at a rate far higher than that inside the Sun;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This Science Screen Report looks at a clean and renewable energy source that is steadily gaining scientific acceptance: hot dry rocks, otherwise known as enhanced geothermal systems. The program shows how masses of heated granite approximately 3 miles underground can be accessed with advanced drilling and computer imaging techniques, and how water forced through fissures in the granite can...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Hayden, Dolores.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 307.76 HAY

Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament)

Summary: The 1896 New York heat wave that killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days coincided with a pitched presidential contest between William McKinley and the upstart Democrat William Jennings Bryan, who arrived in New York City at the height of the catastrophe. As historian Edward P. Kohn shows, Bryan's hopes for the presidency began to flag amidst the abhorrent heat just as a bright...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 KOH