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Natural Resources
This sub-section looks at management of forests, water and fossil fuels and exploitation of forests, mines and salmon. It also considers energy consumption.
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Battle for the Trees
1993, production : John Edginton
Two different viewpoints on reforestation following a clear...
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The Forest in Crisis
1981, production : Susan Murgatroyd
The practice of clear-cutting has evolved over time with...
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Design Innovations for Canadian Settlements
1976, production : Bruce Mackay
Solar panels are commonly used to respond to energy demands...
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The Great Clean-up
1976, production : James Carney
The five Great Lakes are the world's largest source of fresh...
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The Great Clean-up
Excerpt  (2:12) 1976, production : James Carney
The film
The five Great Lakes are the world's largest source of fresh water, but through misuse they have become polluted. The pollution reached a critical point in the 1970s, when this excerpt was made, and when awareness and attitudes began to change.

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This film is about the Great Lakes, how they were polluted and how they are being cleaned up. To tidy up the biggest body of fresh water in the world is a massive operation. The Great Clean-up documents some of the elements of this operation, including changes to legislation affecting the emission of industrial pollutants into the environment, on both sides of the Canada/US. border. The film's images speak very strongly for the importance of saving the Great Lakes from further pollution.
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