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Pollution and Climate Change
This sub-section examines the effects of air pollution on forests and of greenhouse gases on climate, the danger of insecticides for birds and human health, and the pollutants in our rivers.
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René Dumont: Global Ecologist
2001, production : Richard D. Lavoie
French agronomist René Dumont was an important early...
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Something in the Air
2001, production : Sylvie Dauphinais
Pesticides help increase food production, particularly in a...
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Trouble in the Forest
1988, production : Gary Toole
In the 1960s when air pollution was becoming an issue,...
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Atonement
1970, production : Michael McKennirey
The story of DDT is now recognized as the trigger that...
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Trouble in the Forest
Excerpt  (2:17) 1988, production : Gary Toole
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In the 1960s when air pollution was becoming an issue, solutions were focused locally where, for example, fossil fuel smoke stacks were built taller to move pollutants away. Over time, however, it was learned that this local pollution had effects far from the source, such as the decline of deciduous forests in southern Quebec shown in this excerpt.

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All across eastern North America, trees are dying and soils are being poisoned by acid rain. This compelling film, hosted by prominent scientist and broadcaster David Suzuki, investigates the frightening phenomenon of forest dieback, and proposes some solutions.
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