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   Environment and Safety

Air Sealing and Insulating: Residential Energy Efficiency Projects- Films.com

Besides helping a house use less energy, properly-installed insulation means greater comfort and less noise. This program explains insulating and air sealing as part of a new home build, and also as a retrofit to an existing home... Video Link

Fighting for the right to a healthy environment: Ada Lockridge and Ron Plain- Films. com

This episode of The Green Interview features Ron Plain and Ada Lockridge, two members of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, a native community in the heart of Ontario's notorious “Chemical Valley,” who have launched a lawsuit to prove that Canadians have constitutional rights to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment... Video Link

Rising Tides: The Biosphere in Coastal Communities- Films.com

The biosphere reserve coordinator in North Devon, England, wants people to know that a biosphere is not an arcane experiment conducted under a dome, but a living lab where environmental changes are studied with the goal of resolving conflicts between humans and nature... Video Link

Poisoned Waters- Films.com

FRONTLINE examines the rising hazards to human health and ecosystem and why it's so hard to keep our waters clean. The coastal estuaries of Puget Sound and the Chesapeake Bay are in perilous condition... Video Link

e2 | energy: Coal and Nuclear—Problem or Solution? - Films.com

Renewables, biofuels, solar, wind, and other energy sources may be alternatives to fossil fuel—but it is impossible to ignore the ubiquity of coal and the power capabilities of nuclear technology, despite their well-discussed drawbacks... Video Link

The Environment: When Politics and Industry Intersect- Films.com

Theoretically, the responsible stewardship of natural resources by industry is guided by law and supported by the public. But who might stand to profit from manipulating the laws? And who might be molding public opinion and the legislative process? Video Link