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DVD's: Environmental Science

RU Library - Level 1


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  "Feature-length environmental documentary, following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it"



No Impact Man

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A documentary film profiling a married couple as they attempt to go an entire year without impacting the environment.

An inconvenient sequel : truth to power

Earth's Changing Climate

Earth's Changing Climate [2007]

Taught by Richard Wolfson

The blue planet : A natural history of the oceans

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A BBC/Discovery Channel co-production [2005]

Series producer, Alastair Fothergill

Narrated by David Attenborough


Helping nature help you

Food and trees for Africa 2005

In Association with Woolworths Trust


Gimme green

Directed, produced, shot and edited by Isaac Brown and Eric Flagg 2006


Written, directed and produced by Shaun Monson 2008

The forest through the trees : battle for the redwoods

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Green TV 1996

The 11th hour

Explores the indelible footprint that humans have left on this planet, and the catastrophic effects of environmental neglect and abuse, and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity


Desertification : life on the frontier

Shot on location in Spain, this programme examines the processes that contribute to desertification as well as its physical and human consequences. With the help of local farmers and technical advisors, it also explores techniques to prevent desertification as well as resource management strategies in arid regions

Beyond our Borders South Africa

South Africa has a conflicted past, a beautiful landscape, and Africa's strongest economic engine. 

Plastic Paradise

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Investigates the problem of the Midway Atoll, otherwise known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a small land mass in the Pacific Ocean that collects the plastic refuse from three continents. Presents arguments against single-use plastic containers, which do not biodegrade.

No room to move

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Explores the effect of urban sprawl on sensitive wildlife in Florida. Examines how Florida could accommodate the needs of its wildlife and its growing human population through a development model known as The New Urbanism

Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea

A film by Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer [2006]


Planet Earth : The complete series

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BBC Worldwide [2006]

Narrated by David Attenborough

The science of climate change

Produced by Michael Dieffenbach 2010

Executive producer Michael Collins


Written and directed by Shannon Walsh 2009

Journey to planet Earth

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A Screenscope production 2007

Sowing for need or sowing for greed? : the promises of the Green Revolution

Swedish Independent Filmmakers Association 1989

A film by Judith Bourque and Peter Gunnarsson


A world wide odyssey to capture the images which transcend language to tell the story of the earth's evolution and of human diversity, interconnectedness between humans and nature, and man's impact on the surrounding world. Shot in 24 countries on six continents


Attempts to establish the facts about the global changes that many claim are already in motion with 50% of the planet's land surface substantially transformed by humankind. Scientists from various disciplines from around the world contribute

Milking the Rhino

Chronicles the forgotten element of most nature documentaries of Africa...the villagers who live there and must deal with the dangers and costs associated with living with the wildlife

The 11th Hour

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Explores the indelible footprint that humans have left on this planet, and the catastrophic effects of environmental neglect and abuse, and calls for restorative action through a reshaping of human activity.

Before the Flood

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Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes ocurring around the world due tp climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.

Mangrove Man

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Sustainable Development

State of the Planet : The Complete Series

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Produced by Rupert Barrington (programs 1 & 2 ) and Kate Broome (program 3) [2004]

Narrated by David Attenborough

The Living planet

A BBC TV production in association with Time Life Film 2003

Written by David Attenborough

Production by Ned Kelly


Produced by Greg Reitman 2010

Directed by Josh Tickell

The Impact of tourism 3, Mass tourism in Majorca

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TV Choice 2000


Gasland - International WOW Company ; written and directed by Josh Fox ; an International WOW Company production ; produced by Trish Adlesic ; producers, Josh Fox, Molly Gandour 2010

  New York, NY : Docurama Films :

  Distributed in the U.S. by New Video

The Park

Oh! Show Productions 2004

Produced, directed and narrated by Tony Okun

The carbon connection

Two communities on different sides of the world, linked by a new emissions market find similarities and differences in their struggles

Hot planet, cold comfort

Examines the latest warnings from scientists that large-scale changes in the earth's climatic systems are taking place, with potentially serious consequences. Shows what is already happening to the Alaskan glaciers