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Adopting Sustainable Food Practices

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This video segment adapted from United Tribes Technical College looks at how the traditional subsistence practices of indigenous people were once sustainable, unlike today's lifestyles. Most foods are now produced and transported using methods that can damage the environment and contribute to climate change.

Water Pressures | Get Involved in Your Water Future

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Water Pressures documents a partnership between desert villagers in water-scarce Rājasthān, India and students at Northwestern University, to talk about the present water crisis and the future of water around the world.

Water Pressures | Students in India

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Follow a group of Northwestern University students as they live in the villages of Rajasthan, India and experience a water crisis firsthand, in this video clip from Water Pressures.

Water Pollution Investigation

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Water pollution is the contamination of water resources by harmful wastes or toxins. This type of pollution can be dangerous to animals and plant populations in and around lakes, rivers, polluted groundwater areas or oceans, and can pose major problems for humans as well. Explore the detrimental effects of plastic waste pollution on the San Francisco Bay—specifically, mercury contamination, with this resource group from QUEST.