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  1. Welcome to the Anthropocene (2012)

    Subject
    Environmental science

    In June 2012, ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’ opened the UN’s Rio+20 summit on sustainable development. The summit was the largest UN meeting to date. A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of...

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  2. Hanging in the Balance: The Future of a Forest (2012)

    Director
    Michael Schwarz
    Subject
    Environmental science

    The Amazon forest is the largest tropical forest on earth, and so it plays a critical role in regulating global climate: it stores huge amounts of carbon and emits 20 percent of the world’s life-giving...

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  3. Pig Business (2011)

    Director
    Tracy Worcester
    Subject
    Agriculture; Business studies; Economics; Environmental science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 56 minutes), £10/00

    Seasoned eco-warrior Tracy Worcester sets out to discover who is paying the true price for the cheap imported pork for sale in Britain’s supermarkets. Documenting her investigation into intensive pig...

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  4. Patrick Blanc: The Vertical Garden - From Nature to Cities (2011)

    Subject
    Agriculture; Architecture; Environmental science

    Video recording of a talk by Patrick Blanc, world-renowned botanist and inventor of the vertical garden, and creator of Drew School’s ‘living wall’ - the largest such installation in the U.S. The talk...

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  5. Cities for People (2011)

    Subject
    Architecture; Environmental science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD, £65.00

    Video of a lecture given in 2011 at the New London galleries in the Building Centre by the Danish architect and city planner Jan Gehl, whose career has focused on improving the quality of urban life by...

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  6. Death of the Honey Bee, The (2011)

    Director
    Jason Greenwood
    Subject
    Biology; Environmental science

    An investigation into the economic, political and ecological implications of the worldwide disappearance of the honeybee. It examines our current agricultural landscape and celebrates the ancient and sacred...

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  7. How Green is Your Internet? (2011)

    Director
    Patrick Clair
    Subject
    Environmental science; Information technology

    This animation illustrates the alarming fact that using the internet uses more energy than you might think. For each second of a video you watch online, a fifth of a gram of carbon dioxide is released into...

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  8. Recycle Your Electricals (2010)

    Subject
    Environmental science; Technology

    UK consumers were predicted to spend more than £7 billion on electrical goods in the run up to this festive season. But do you know what to do with your old equipment - particularly when it’s as big and...

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  9. Story of Bottled Water, The (2010)

    Subject
    Environmental science

    A 7-minute animated film, hosted by Annie Leonard, telling the story of manufactured demand for bottled water and, specifically, how Americans are persuaded to buy more than half a billion bottles of water...

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  10. Sue Hartley - The 300 Million Year War - Plants V Herbivores (2010)

    Subject
    Biology; Environmental science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL), £6.00

    The 2009 Royal Institution Christmas lectures given by Sue Hartley, Professor of Ecology at Susssex University. She tells us some interesting facts about plant biomass and their success in surviving...

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