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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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Trouble in the Forest
1988, production : Gary Toole
Whenever there is ecosystem change, there is a change in...
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Trouble in the Forest
1988, production : Gary Toole
Acid rain caused by industrial emissions in the American...
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Trouble in the Forest
1988, production : Gary Toole
Certain industries - utilities, coal companies and others -...
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For Future Generations
1985, production : Boyce Richardson
The North American conservation movement developed in the...
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For Future Generations
1985, production : Boyce Richardson
Grey Owl is an unusual figure in the history of Canada's...
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For Future Generations
1985, production : Boyce Richardson
As Canada expanded its national park system in the 1980s,...
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The Great Buffalo Saga
1985, production : Michael McKennirey
While conservationists worked to replenish Canada's wild...
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Trouble in the Forest
Excerpt  (2:17) 1988, production : Gary Toole
The film
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.