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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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Atonement
Excerpt  (3:22) 1970, production : Michael McKennirey
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The story of DDT is now recognized as the trigger that launched the modern environmental movement. A biologist is shown studying the possible effect of pesticides when DDT was first becoming an issue.

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Ten million buffalo once roamed the plains of North America. Today, only a few carefully protected herds remain. The carrier pigeon, the whooping crane, the flightless great auk of the Atlantic seaboard, and other species have all fallen prey to the greatest predator, man. This film shows efforts being made by wildlife specialists to preserve and nurture the creatures that do remain in our wilderness areas. Scenes rarely photographed make this a spellbinding film throughout.
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