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  1. Amazon Crude (2009)

    Subject
    Environmental science; Law

    Scott Pelley reports on a multi-billion dollar lawsuit over oil drilling pollution. Chevron is America’s third largest company behind ExxonMobil and WalMart. One way it became that big was by buying Texaco...

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  2. Story of Cap and Trade, The (2009)

    Subject
    Environmental science; Politics & government

    A controversial, hilarious critique of the leading "solution" to climate change. In this 10-minute, animation, Annie Leonard breaks down cap and trade in the way only she can. The film explains exactly how...

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  3. Science Not Stamp Collecting (2009)

    Subject
    Biology; Environmental science

    Video recording of a lecture by Professor Stephen Hopper at the Royal Society on the importance of botany from 1759 to 2059. Arranged in collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to celebrate their...

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  4. World According to Monsanto, The (2009)

    aka: Monde Selon Monsanto, Le

    Director
    Marie-Monique Robin
    Subject
    Agriculture; Business studies; Environmental science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 109 minutes), 14.99 euros

    Present in forty-six countries, Monsanto has become the world leader in genetically modified crops, as well as becoming one of the most controversial companies in industrial history. Since its foundation in...

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  5. Hope in a Changing Climate (2009)

    Director
    Jeremy Bristow
    Subject
    Agriculture; Environmental science; Geography

    Parts of China’s Loess Plateau, the highland area spanning some 640,000 square km in the north of the country, faced environmental ruin as over-farming took its toll on the ecosystem. In this film...

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  6. James Balog: Time-Lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss (2009)

    Subject
    Environmental science; Geography

    Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of...

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  7. Pipe Down (2009)

    Director
    Oliver Knowles; Cian Ó Laoi
    Subject
    Environmental science; Geography

    A 60-minute documentary that tells the story of a rural community in Co. Mayo, Ireland, who have been battling the oil giant Shell over their plans to put a dangerous raw gas pipeline through the community...

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  8. Living in the Future (2008)

    Subject
    Architecture; Environmental science; Social Studies

    An ongoing series of video podcasts, each 5 to 8 minutes long, highlighting how people have come together to build their own homes, grow their own food, and create lively and sustainable communities....

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  9. Disappearing Male, The (2008)

    Director
    Marc de Guerre
    Subject
    Biology; Environmental science
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL, 60 minutes), £9.00

    Film about the threat to the male reproductive system created by toxic chemicals. The last few decades have seen steady and dramatic increases in the incidence of boys and young men suffering from genital...

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  10. Arctic Meltdown: Rising Seas (2007)

    Subject
    Biology; Environmental science

    A look at the early impact of global warming on two fragile ecosystems and cultures at opposite sides of the Globe. According to the world’s scientists, sea level rise is ‘arguably one of the world’s...

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