natural resources

Protesting a Natural Gas Facility

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Meet Erica, a high school student from Oxnard, California, in this video excerpt from Earth Island Institute. Learn how she fought the construction of a proposed liquefied natural gas facility near her low-income, Latino neighborhood. Hear from a member of the Sierra Club who describes the proposed facility, and hear how Erica educated people about the potential environmental impacts and how to get involved to stop the project.

Water | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek informs us that only 3% of all the water on earth is fresh water, but most of that is frozen. Only .3% is available for use. See how the power of a river formed Hells Canyon on the Snake River in Idaho. Learn why it's important to conserve water.

Managing Carbon Dioxide: The Geologic Solution - More Oil From West Texas

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A brief history of oil production in West Texas. Using pressure, water, and geologic CO2 to get more oil out of the ground. Primary, secondary, and tertiary oil recovery are described and illustrated.

Missouri River Management - The Missouri Compromised

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While the Missouri River provides means of recreation and economics for many in Montana, the river is trapped by technologies from the 1940s. This includes management practices, induced environmental events, and engineering decisions.

Red River Divide | Cooperative Management

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Learn how, even though cooperation between North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba has existed for some years, the flood of 1997 served as a catalyst for even better and more intense cooperative management of the Red River. That management is working toward better water stewardship and protecting the river's assets, as well as the people and property along its meandering course.

Climate Change Projections

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The Colorado River streamflow is projected to decrease over the course of this century. The estimates range from about 5% to 15%. It just being warmer, means less snowpack, which then turns into less water into the water systems that we're managing.

Nuclear Energy: Is Fission the Future? | Exploring Energy

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With our increasing energy use, alternative energy sources are crucial for our future. But will nuclear fission be a part of this future?

This video is part of a larger unit in the California Academy of Sciences' Flipside Science series: Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

A Subsistence Culture Impacted by Climate Change

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In this video adapted from the Arctic Athabaskan Council, learn about some specific effects of climate change on the subsistence lifestyle of the Athabaskan people. See some of the consequences of the movement of animals and vegetation from more temperate climates into the Arctic region. Hear firsthand accounts about changes in the salmon harvest and how the decline of salmon affects the villages and people.

The Sun's Energy

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In this video from NOVA’s Sun Lab, explore nuclear fusion and the balance of energy in the Sun. Intense heat and pressure in the Sun’s core cause protons to fuse together to form helium atoms, a process that releases large amounts of energy. This nuclear reaction—the same process that takes place in a hydrogen bomb—has powered the Sun for more than 4 billion years. The Sun does not blow apart from the outward pressure of nuclear fusion because the inward force of gravity balances it.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

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