Environmental Science


New! Can Humans Adapt to Climate Change?: A Debate 77 min.

Rising temperatures, melting glaciers, massive floods—the dangers of climate change are "no longer over the horizon" and humanity may soon pass the "point of no return." These are the phrases that Secretary-General António Guterres of the United Nations used in a 2019 speech to describe what he called an "utterly inadequate" international response to global warming. Despite the calls of scientists...

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New! Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee 57 min.

This Emmy-award winning program documents a team's 1,000-mile, 100-day journey hiking and kayaking their way from the southern tip of the Florida Everglades to Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp; it highlights the importance of preserving a corridor for animals and explores the natural lands, waters, and ranches that connect and protect these threatened wildlife pathways.

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New! Southwest Florida's Mangrove Coast 56 min.

Narrated by Dale Mason, this program displays the nature and beauty of southwest Florida, delving into the scientific work being done at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on mangroves, pythons, sea turtles, and other species.

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New! Biomes, Ecosystems, and Habitats 6 min.

This brief program gives the viewer an introduction to biomes, ecosystems, and habitats and discusses biotic and abiotic features.

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New! Earth Science 42 min.

This series of short programs looks at different aspects of earth science, including continents, tectonic plates, landforms, biological classification, biomes, ecosystems, and the moon.

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New! How Does the Greenhouse Effect Work? 2 min.

Things are heating up. We explore how the greenhouse effect works, including causing global warming, climate change and consequent effects.

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New! Part 1: Tales of the San Joaquin River 60 min.

As we journey the length of the San Joaquin River, one question will not go away: is it possible that the fate of this one river in the most productive agricultural region in the world, California’s Central Valley, offers a chance to restore the historical balance between nature and the mark of humans on the land.

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New! Part 2: Tulare - The Phantom Lake 66 min.

What was once the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River disappeared more than 100 years ago due to water diversion and land reclamation for agriculture. This program visits with a series of people living in and around the old lake bed, raising sometimes unsettling, unresolved questions about what was gained and what was lost in the process.

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New! Part 3: Water Beneath Our Feet 50 min.

There are only two kinds of water in the world, surface water that comes from the sky and the water beneath our feet, often called “groundwater.” This program examines issues of drought spreading across the earth and questions if is there enough groundwater to balance the needs of our cities and our farms and still preserve the natural world around us.

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New! The Valley and the Lake: Drought, Diversion, Agriculture, and Groundwater in Central California 218 min.

The Valley and the Lake is a four-part film odyssey focused on water issues, conflicts, and hopes in California’s Central Valley, the breadbasket of the world and also the most human-altered landscape on the planet. Directed by Christopher Beaver.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022