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  1. Fungi and Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland Streaming

    Link
    http://fungi.myspecies.info/
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Botany, Environmental Studies, General Science, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Databases, Information Sources, Lists, Web Links

    The importance of fungi for all aspects of life on Earth and the size of the fungi kingdom, which is six times larger than the kingdom of plant species, makes research in this little studied field crucial: for example, last year a new species of fungi was discovered in Pakistan which is capable of digesting and breaking down plastic; this could be a part of the solution to the global challenge of clearing plastic in oceans and on the land. The Fungi and Lichens website provides technical (but approachable) accounts of the current status of species in the British Isles, including descriptions, images, distribution data, ecology and conservation information. It is aimed at those with a serious interest in fungi, either as natural historians or professional biologists. The project is run by the Mycology Department at Kew Gardens who has just published the 2018 State of the World’s Fungi report.

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  2. Climate Watch Streaming

    Link
    https://www.climatewatchdata.org/
    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Nature, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Blogs, Databases, Information Sources, Lists, Organisations, Web Links

    A free online platform designed to provide advanced researchers with the open climate data, visualizations and resources they need to gather insights on national and global progress on climate change. The platform, managed by the World Resource Institute, brings together dozens of datasets for the first time and allows users to analyse and compare the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, access historical emissions data, discover how countries can leverage their climate goals to achieve their sustainable development objectives, and use models to map new pathways to a lower carbon. The site can be searched by Countries, Economic sector, Nationally Determined Contribution, Global Historical Gas Emissions and Future Scenarios, where users can model projections of emissions.

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  3. BirdLife International Streaming

    Link
    http://www.birdlife.org/
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Biology, Nature
    Type of resource
    Databases, Information Sources, Lists, Organisations, Web Links

    BirdLife groups together over 120 organisations worldwide that strive to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity. Their website includes a Data Zone section which presents a wealth of scientific data on the world’s bird species and the sites critical to their conservation. This information can be easily viewed at national and territorial level using the Country Profiles searching capabilities; there is also a Case Studies section, and a Seabird Tracking Database, which contains the largest collection of seabird data in the world. This data can be searched and viewed within the site, but access to the actual data is restricted.

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  4. Earth Rights International Videos Streaming

    Link
    https://earthrights.org/stories/videos/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Law, Nature, Politics and Government, Social Studies
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    EarthRights International (ERI) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organisation founded to promote and protect human rights and the environment in communities across Southeast Asia, Latin America and the US. ERI specialises in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. The website includes a Video section with short educational films and case studies.

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  5. The Wildlife Trust Webcams Streaming

    Link
    https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/webcams
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Biology, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Web Links

    Wildlife on webcams offers live footage of intriguing behaviours: from courtship, nesting and hatching to a view of the first weeks of a chick’s life. This unrivaled moving image material is provided by the Wildlife Trusts across the British Isles. The webcams may not be available all year-round. At present (June 2018) it includes Alderney’s seabirds", Peregrines nesting in Derby Cathedral, Nesting barn owls, Cumbria’s only grey seal, Welsh ospreys, Rutland’s nesting ospreys, Puffins on the island of Burhou, Scotland’s red squirrels and many more. Of particular educative value within the website is the section Species, which offers very detailed information on each specific animal or plant. For example, under Amphibians we can look at the Common Frog and find out information regarding its average length, weight and lifespan; details of conservation status, habitats and geographical distribution, and how to identify them.

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  6. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Streaming

    Link
    https://www.youtube.com/user/kewgardens/playlists
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Biology, Botany, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    The official Kew Gardens YouTube channel includes a selection of short films, which offer a unique insight into the scientific research and global conservation taking place there. Beyond the Gardens includes ten films tackling themes such as The Future of Taxonomy, The Plant Family Tree and The Fungarium; Plant Kingdom consists of 35 films, including the first known instance of a cricket as an orchid pollinator captured on film by a Kew scientist; and the 15 shorts in Inside the Millennium Seed Bank, focus on global plants which are faced with the threat of extinction.

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  7. Wytham Woods: the Laboratory with Leaves Streaming

    Link
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/content/wytham-woods-laboratory-leaves
    Category
    Bio-Medical
    Subject
    Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, General Science, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    An on-going series of videos offering a behind-the-scenes insight into the cutting-edge research taking place in Wytham Woods, which is considered to be the most studied piece of woodland on earth. Episodes present the viewer with some extraordinary minds and great characters and so far include: Wytham Through the Ages, Birds, The Forest, Art, The Fen, Bats, Creepy Crawlies, Fire in the Woods, Moths, Small mammals, The Father of Ecology, Tech in the Woods, Walls and Badgers.

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  8. The Conversation Streaming

    Link
    https://theconversation.com/uk
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Economics, Education, Medicine, Nature, Politics and Government, Sports Science, Technology
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    An independent news website sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public. The Conversation launched in Australia in March 2011 and in the UK in May 2013. It is a not for profit educational entity, funded by universities, that aims to rebuild trust in journalism by providing independent, high quality and authenticated information. The articles, written by academics and researchers with some help from professional journalists, are organised by subject areas like in any online version of a broadsheet newspaper: Arts & Culture, Business & Economy, Education, Environment & Energy, Science & Technology, etc. Interestingly, each article displays a disclosure statement indicating the author’s funding and any potential conflict of interest. The Fact Check UK section includes the statement being checked (e.g. ‘Is freezing eggs really ‘extremely unsuccessful’?), the link to its original source, a Verdict and a Review by an academic who gives his/her opinion on whether and why the author of the statement is right or wrong.

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  9. RPSB Film Streaming

    Category
    Science and Technology
    Subject
    Biology, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Organisations, Streaming/Download

    This page on the website of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds features a small selection of digitsed films from the RSPB Film Unit.

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  10. Science Photo Library Streaming

    Link
    http://www.sciencephoto.com/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology
    Subject
    Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, General Science, Genetics, Medicine, Nature
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Footage Sources, Information Sources, Streaming/Download, Video Sources

    Specialist science imagery and footage is available to licence from this longstanding company. There are over 600,000 images and 40,000 clips available on the site, all of which are freely available to preview online but users need to register in order to buy clips.
    The moving image collections are divided into Healthcare, Science & Technology, Space, History, Environment, Animals and Flowers. The company also runs a free research service and has an educational plan available with subscriptions starting at £25.00.

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