Environmental Studies


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EPISODE 5: FOLKLORE OF TREES

Environmental Studies 

Examines the ancient history of customs and rituals involving trees, their spiritual and religious significance, and their persistence to the present day, including the Fair Trees of Ireland, the springtime decoration of may bushes, Arbor Day celebrations, and the activities of a group of contemporary tree worshippers.

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EPISODE 4: MANAGEMENT OF COPPICE WOODLAND

Environmental Studies 

Examines the art of coppicing, an ancient method of managing trees, which has important contemporary applications in the sustainable management of woodland trees while supporting production of a wide variety of wood products.

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EPISODE 3: FROM WILD WOODS TO TOWN GARDENS

Environmental Studies 

Examines the natural growth in ancient forests of scarce species such as the Crab Apple, Wild Cherry and Irish Whitebeam, the importance of the cultivation of diverse species in private gardens, and recommendations for the growth of trees in urban environments.

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EPISODE 2: RESTORING SCOTLAND'S NATIVE TREES

Environmental Studies 

A visit to the Scottish Highlands serves as a case study of how throughout the world today we are in danger of losing our ancient woodlands of native trees.

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EPISODE 1: OLD OAKS

Environmental Studies 

A visit to England's Windsor Great Park, a celebrated site for ancient oaks, reveals the importance of trees in the ecosystem's complex process of renewal and regeneration.

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SPIRIT OF TREES

Environmental Studies 

Environmentalist Dick Warner hosts this eight part series on trees and their relationship with the world around them.

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FUTURE FOR FORESTS, A

Environmental Studies 

Examines the aims of the Forest Stewardship Council, a new international voluntary body, to promote responsible forest management by monitoring the international trade in timber.

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NEPAL AT RISK

Asian Studies  Environmental Studies  Directed by Women 

Examines environmental problems in Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world, where population growth, inequality of resources, and increasing tourism have combined to threaten environmental disaster for the Himalayan kingdom once touted as "Shangri- La."

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FADING IN THE MIST

Environmental Studies  Sociology 

Examines the history and ongoing struggle for scenic preservation of Niagara Falls. By the mid-1800s, the beauty of one of the world's greatest natural wonders had been decimated by years of unbridled commercialism.

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LAST PLANT STANDING

Biology  Environmental Studies  Science  Sociology 

While plants are essential for food, fuel, clothing and shelter, they also hold the key to probably the greatest challenge of our times-to feed a global population which will peak in the next twenty years.

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TO MAKE MAN IMMUNE FROM DISEASE

Technology  Science  Health  Environmental Studies  Anthropology 

Inside the incredibly complex immunization systems of our bodies the battle against disease is never-ending. Medical science has helped by creating vaccines against the plague, smallpox, typhoid, polio, and other scourges—only to be overtaken by cancer and heart disease.

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TO QUENCH OUR INFINITE THIRST

Labor Studies  Environmental Studies  Anthropology  American Studies 

This film shows some of the things that are being done to divert water, and predicts what will happen to our dams and reservoirs in the future.

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