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Summary: Investigating a massive chemical spill in West Virginia that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months, filmmaker Cullen Hoback uncovers government and corporate collusion with frightening nationwide public health implications.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: In 2014, to reduce costs, city officials changed the source of Flint, Michigan's drinking water supply and as a result subjected its population to dangerous levels of lead contamination. This program looks at the logistics of the Flint water crisis and exposes vulnerabilities that exist in water systems throughout the county.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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Summary: Exposing the deadly toll from the Flint water crisis. A two-year FRONTLINE investigation uncovers the roots and extent of a deadly Legionnaires' outbreak during the water crisis, and how officials failed to stop it.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Strange, Cordelia.

Summary: Discusses water pollution, including how drinking water becomes polluted, how it affects one's health and the environment, and what is being done to prevent it.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AlphaHouse Pub. 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.7394 STR

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

Fridell, Ron.

Summary: Discusses the pollution and conservation of water.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 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: After surviving an emergency crash-landing, Dr. Sam Chao resolved to do something that would make a difference in the world. This award-winning program follows the outcome of his resolution: ECO, the Ecological Conservancy Outreach fund. Donating his life savings to the project, Dr. Chao enlists his childhood friend, Dr. Larry Wang, to clean up the Yangtze River and its tributaries, ravaged by...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The strategic key to the American Revolution, a vital transportation artery for a fledgling nation, and an enduring source of spiritual and artistic inspiration, the Hudson River is a true American icon. This Bill Moyers program focuses on the seminal role the Hudson has played in the development of America's culture, literature, art, economy, industry, and ideology. Interviews with historian...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: The Hudson River, the catalyst for the conservation movement of the 19th century and the environmental movement of the 20th, remains a focus of conflicting desires and competing demands. In this Bill Moyers program, Robert Boyle, author of The Hudson River: A Natural and Unnatural History; Hudson Riverkeeper John Cronin; folksinger Pete Seeger, founder of the Clearwater Foundation; Franny...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Despite great strides made in reducing point source pollution, America still has 300,000 miles of rivers and streams and 5 million acres of lakes that remain contaminated. This documentary examines how coastal and inland communities across the country are turning their attention to controlling non-point source pollution through watershed management and TMDL-total maximum daily load-programs....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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De Villiers, Marq.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2000

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Harr, Jonathan.

Summary: "The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer Now a Major Motion Picture! In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 346 HAR

Summary: Home use only.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2001

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV NIN

Summary: Bill Nye the science guy explores pollution in our environment and gives tips of how we can better use and protect our environment and its resources.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney Educational Productions 2005

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2 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV BIL

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dept. of Resource Development, Michigan State University 1969

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1 available in Nelson Room, Call number: R OVS NEL 577.6 Elk River

Summary: Filmed in high definition, this groundbreaking series is captured in its entirely. Twenty-six programs cover the gamut from underwater to desert life, and demonstrate how important this resource is to life on Earth. This volume contains: Water's pulse; Uncertain water; Water's voices; Making of.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Questar 2009

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV Wat

Summary: They take hundreds of years to biodegrade and have sparked heated debate around the world. This documentary examines the controversy over plastic bags, from their often devastating environmental impact to their remarkable ubiquity in consumer culture. Outlining the bag's connection to Big Oil, the film presents environmental case studies in Mumbai, where clogged flood drains have sparked...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: The last few decades have seen a dramatic increase in cases of low sperm count, sperm abnormalities, and testicular cancer—while, in more than 20 industrialized nations, the male birth rate has steadily declined. This program examines the phenomenon and its likely cause: synthetic chemicals found in everything from common plastics to meat and dairy products. Investigating these so-called...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: According to some environmental experts, the air inside our homes and offices could be more polluted than the outdoor air in the largest cities. Radon, mold, household cleaning products, and secondhand smoke are only a few elements that may pose health risks. This program examines the issue in detail and illustrates ways to improve indoor air quality. Case studies include a nonsmoker diagnosed...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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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,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This program investigates sources of runoff and the pollution that occurs when it washes contaminants such as pesticides, bacteria, oil, and unwanted nutrients into aquatic ecosystems. Cost-effective initiatives to divert and filter runoff are also spotlighted, including stormwater rehabilitation systems, highway runoff purification systems, construction site erosion controls, and waste...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Artist Dianna Cohen co-founded the Plastic Pollution Coalition, which describes itself as "a global alliance of individuals, organizations, and businesses working together to stop plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals and the environment." In this TEDTalk, Cohen shares some tough truths about plastic detritus in the oceans and in our lives, as well as some thoughts on how...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: In an era of high-speed international commerce, safety standards and import inspection procedures are riddled with loopholes. The result? Quantities of dangerous substances found in goods manufactured overseas have risen dramatically. This program investigates the alarming global mobility of synthetic toxins, tracing egregious-yet often repeated-hazardous material violations from supplier to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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