Environmental Conservation

Erin Brockovich

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A real woman. A real story. A real triumph. Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich, a feisty young mother who fought for justice any way she knew how. Desperate for a job to support herself and her three children, she convinces attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her, and promptly stumbles upon a monumental law case against a giant corporation. Now, Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. And while Ed doesn't want anything to do with the case, Erin won't take "no" for an answer.

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High
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02:12
Erin Brockovich

Impacts on Earth (2014)

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Planet Earth is our home, but unfortunately humans have caused a great deal of damage to it. How have humans impacted Earth and what are the consequences? This clear and informative program answers this question through the use of numerous easy-to-understand examples.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:11
Impacts on Earth

Earth and You (2014)

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What are some of the things everyone can do to help the planet? This program explores a wide variety of practical, easy-to-accomplish tasks we can do to make Earth a healthier place. Pollution prevention, natural resource use, and recycling are some of the key ideas highlighted.

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Primary
Elementary
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00:11
Earth and You

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

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Former Vice President Al Gore presents an eye-opening and compelling view of the future of our planet - and our civilization - in the MUST-SEE documentary of the year. This is a wake-up call that cuts through myths and misconceptions to deliver the message that global warming is a real and present danger.

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Middle
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01:36
An Inconvenient Truth

Wrath of Grapes Boycott Speech by Cesar Chavez

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Chavez delivered this speech at various times and places kicking off an entire campaign in May 1986 to promote consumer awareness of pesticide use.

Rachel Carson: Environmentalist and Writer

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Article about Rachel Carson, a writer and an environmentalist.

DDT—Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane Video

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Science can help us to take action to improve our health and the environment. Banning DDT in 1972 is considered one of the most important steps in protecting wildlife and people from the effects of pesticides and has set the course for future research into the effects of the chemicals we use.

TED Talks: Charles Moore: Seas of Plastic

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Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation first discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — an endless floating waste of plastic trash. Now he's drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our seas.

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.

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

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

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