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Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

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Buildings were weaving in and out. The street pitched like a stormy sea. Bricks were raining down all around him. The ground shook with such violence that Jacob thought the world had come to an end.

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770L
Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

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.

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Middle
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01:33
Planet Ocean

The Last Ocean: The Toothfish and the Battle for Antarctica's Soul (2012)

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The Ross Sea, Antarctica is the most pristine marine ecosystem on Earth. Scientists describe it as a 'living laboratory', a place that can teach us about the workings of all marine ecosystems. But the fishing industry recently found its way to the Ross Sea, targeting Antarctic toothfish and, unless fishing is stopped, the natural balance of the Ross Sea will be lost forever.

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01:27
The Last Ocean: The Toothfish and the Battle for Antarctica's Soul

The End of the Line: Where have all the fish gone? (2009)

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Humans have long regarded the world's oceans as vast and inexhaustible. Now, we have learned otherwise.

Grade Level: 
High
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2009
The End of the Line: Where have all the fish gone?

The Future of Food (2004)

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There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America, a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers and in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade.

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01:30
The Future of Food

John Stossel - DDT

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John Stossel ad Richard Tren detail how the DDT ban, a great victory for environmentalism, has led to a multitude of deaths throughout the world.

Growing Up Digital

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Matt Richtel, “Growing Up Digital,” in Scholastic New York Times Upfront, Jan. 31, 2011, as found at http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/this_issue/....

Policy Statement: Children, Adolescents, and the Media

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12. Victor C. Strasburger and Marjorie J. Hogan, “Policy Statement: Children, Adolescents, and the Media,” in Pediatrics (Vol. 132, Issue 5), Nov. 2013, 958.

Water Is Life

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Article explores whether we will have enough water to sustain an ever-growing population on earth.

Barbara Kingsolver, “Water Is Life,” in National Geographic (April 2010), http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/water-is-life/kingsolver-text.

New York Bottled Water Ban

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CNN Video about tapwater.

CNN, “New York Bottled Water Ban,” Riverkeeper (video), September 2, 2009. Accessed August 14, 2013, http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaigns/tapwater/.

Why Care about Water?

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National Geographic, “Why Care about Water?” National Geographic (video), n.d. Accessed August 14, 2013.
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/environment/freshwater/env-fre....

“Charles Fishman: Why College Students Should Start Paying Attention to Water

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Water speaker and The Big Thirst author Charles Fishman outlines how almost everything that's important in the world relies on water, and water issues will quickly find a place atop the list of priorities for the young people of today.

The Lavin Agency, “Charles Fishman: Why College Students Should Start Paying Attention to Water,” YouTube (video), February 25, 2013. Accessed August 14, 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM7S0_Qi3B4.

The Future of Water

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From ancient civilizations to current day metropolitan cities, all societies have been shaped by the struggle to control water. The future of humankind will be shaped by the element of water and this struggle for control will establish the balance between peace and war, profoundly influencing relations between countries and continents. Climate change will also greatly affect water resources in the future. In the next decades huge water projects will radically change the face of the Earth.

Charles Fishman: The Secret Life of Water

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Water runs our world. From creating soup and computer servers, to driving hurricanes and erosion, to maintaining the human body temperature at a precise 37 degrees Celsius. Author Charles Fishman says we take water completely for granted. He joins Steve Paikin to discuss his book, "The Big Thirst", and how we are leaving the "golden age" of thoughtlessly abundant, cheap and safe water behind.

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