7 M4B - Water is Life

Planet Ocean (2012)

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Planet Ocean captures extraordinary images of our remarkable oceans—the source of all life on our planet.

Filmed by directors Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot, along with an outstanding team of international underwater cinematographers in partnership with OMEGA and with the scientific support of Tara Expeditions.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
01:33
Planet Ocean

Poisoned Waters (2009)

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More than three decades after the Clean Water Act, two iconic waterways—the great coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay—are in perilous condition. With polluted runoff still flowing in from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development, scientists fear contamination to the food chain and drinking water for millions of people.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
02:00
Poisoned Waters

Water on the Table (2010)

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The campaign to have water declared a human right was dramatically advanced at the United Nations on July 28, 2010, when a large majority voted for a resolution to recognize the human right to water and sanitation. Canada, the US, and 39 other countries abstained.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:19
Water on the Table

The Great Lakes: Who Owns the Water? (2008)

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The fair distribution of water has long been a worldwide problem, and it is one that the United States may increasingly experience in the future. The Great Lakes contain 20% of the world’s fresh surface water, but that water is currently available to only a small portion of the U.S population.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:09
The Great Lakes: Who Owns the Water?

Gasland: Can You Light Your Water on Fire (2010)

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In 2009, filmmaker Josh Fox learned his home in the Delaware River Basin was on top of the Marcellus Shale, a rock formation containing natural gas that stretches across New York, Pennsylvania and huge stretches of the Northeast.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:46
Gasland: Can You Light Your Water on Fire

Split Estate (2009)

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Documents the devastating effect that fracking for natural gas and oil is having on the health of families and the environment in the Rocky Mountain West.

Grade Level: 
High
Professional
Length: 
01:16
Split Estate

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