In order to be able to grasp the concept behind the term environmental, one must be able to define the term environment. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the conditions that surround someone or something; the conditions and influences that affect the growth, health, progress, etc., of someone or something is called environment.

As an individual branch, environmental science emerged in the 1960s and 1970s. The creational spark was as the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill catastrophe along with the publication of Rachel Carson's book called ‘Silent Spring’ concerning the rising of the environmental issues. In order to resolve environmental issues, several branches were combined with the purpose of producing complex analysis on concerning issues. These branches include ecology, biology, physics, chemistry, zoology, mineralogy, oceanology, limnology, soil science, geology, atmospheric science, geography and geodesy.

Related branches include environmental studies and engineering. The first one is concerned with the human factor and the very perception of environment. The second branch more focused on the development of the technology necessary for the overall improvement of environmental quality.

Now that we have clarified the term and the science behind it, let us move to the content of this particular category. The task at hand here is to give you the profound knowledge on the various environmental issues that we are facing today.

Discover what it is like to live in the most polluted place on Earth. The residents of a coal-mining town of Linfen in China are forced to live in a smog engulfed area with dangerously polluted rivers.

Can you imagine what would be like to live in a completely pollution-free world? Is it possible to have transportation with zero emission, an absolutely renewable energy sources and non-polluted drinking water? Find the answers to these questions in a documentary that we provided for you.

Explore the origin of life itself and learn what you can do to prevent the ongoing transformation of Earth from a place we call home to an inhabitable planet. Certain scientists predict that in the matter of ten years natural resources will be utterly spent and the climate drastically changed.

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The Earth is in Jeopardy: A documentary by Leonardo DiCaprio
The Earth is in Jeopardy: A documentary by Leonardo DiCaprio

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This is a documentary created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. It is concerned with the state and the future of the natural environment. It was directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and financed by Adam Lewis and Pierre André Senizergues. The distribution credits go to the Warner Independent Pictures.Some of the contributors to this documentary include over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists such as former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, journalist Armand Betscher and Paul Hawken. The documentary gives you the insight into the grave problems of the planet's life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans' habitats are some of them. The primary issue addressed in this documentary is that the future of humanity is in jeopardy.This documentary also proposes some of the potential solutions to the above mentioned issues by calling for restorative action by the reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation.

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Words from the Edge
Words from the Edge

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For a long time the ecological development has accepted that on the off chance that you need get individuals to do something, in the event that you need to draw in individuals, fundamentally what you need to do is to make as productively discouraging film or compose as sufficiently awful and hopeless flyer and get that into their hands and they will essentially act. "Goodness my God, that is repulsive, I'll go and plant a few carrots." Actually it doesn't work that way. You can look individuals at changed phases of progress. There are individuals who are just about prepared to roll out an improvement, there are individuals who are mindful of the issues however not by any means inspired by taking any activities, and there are individuals who won't even concede that there's an issue. The last couple of hundred of years have been completely uncommon in the standard of mankind's history. Populace has developed from under a billion to seven billion, the rates of utilization of characteristic assets both on total and every capita premise have become immensely. Yet the reason for this gigantic change as far as creating new advancements, utilizing more stuff, and expanding worldwide exchange, has been vital.If you want to watch more environment related documentaries, click here.

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Canada's Toxic Chemical Valley
Canada's Toxic Chemical Valley

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This is a film about segregation and voracity and about what happens when keeping up appearances is no more vital. The main thing you perceive about Sarnia, Ontario is the scent. The poisonous fragrance of gas, dissolving black-top, and spoiled eggs strongly slithers up your nostrils and attacks your body. That scent is the Chemical Valley where 40% of Canada's petrochemical industry is found. The Chemical Valley is in charge of the production of fuel, plastic, beatufiers, pesticides, manufactured elastic and numerous different items that society now depend on. Indeed, it has been evaluated that in 2013 the Canadian petrochemical industry will produce around $24 billion in deals. These plants and refineries work relentless 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. What's considerably a larger number of preposterous than the stench, is the way that a metal wall is the main thing that divides the Chemical Valley from the First Nations Reserve called Aamjiwnaang; a group of around 1,000 individuals. This little native group has reported a disturbing rate of instances of growth and premature deliveries more than the national normal. But the administration demonstrates no enthusiasm for coordinating studies to focus the degree of the wellbeing hazard that the Chemical Valley postures to the populace of Aamjiwnaang.If you want to see more environment related documentaries, click here.

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Drop in the Ocean? Ireland and Climate Change.
Drop in the Ocean? Ireland and Climate Change.

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Environmental change is the greatest danger to the existence of mankind today, but the political apparatus is refusing to provide a rapid response in order to prevent these climate changes. The gravity of the situation is best demonstrated through a given estimate that the environmental issues could set back all of the progress that was made in order to reduce poverty in the last decade. At the same time how can it influence Ireland and where do we fit in the worldwide picture? The makers of this extraordinary documentary are interviewing some of Ireland's leading natural researchers, journalists and activists in order to discover the answer to the question at hand.Among the interviewed parties are Oisin Coughlan, Director of Friends of the Earth Ireland, John Gibbons, Environmental Writer, John Fogarty, Templederry Community Windfarm, Dr John Sweeney, Climatologist, NUI Maynooth, Niamh Garvey, Trócaire Policy Officer, Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent, Irish Independent, Ciara Kirrane, Stop Climate Chaos Ireland Coalition coordinator, Stephen McCabe, Environment Scientist, John Fogarty, Templederry Community Windfarm and Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent, Irish Independent. If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to see more, click here.

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The Earth Is Running Out Of Oil
The Earth Is Running Out Of Oil

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This documentary looks into the crucial historical events, data and predictions regarding the global production peak of petroleum. The analysis is conducted using a number of interviews with political analysts, former OPEC officials, energy analysts, petroleum geologists and politicians. Among the interviewed parties are petroleum geologist Dr. Colin Campbell, energy investment banking CEO Matthew Simmons and former OPEC Secretary-General Fadhil Chalabi.The materials used in this documentary are a combination of footage of the petroleum production with the news revolving around this industry. This documentary is focused on the materials and statements that support the projection of a near-term oil production peak. We are also looking into our oil dependence, portraying the necessity of it in a number of aspects in the society today. We depend on oil for clean tap water, clothing and transportation.The main question in this documentary is what will happen if and when we run out of oil. We shall present to you a possible scenario in which we would have insufficient amount of oil on our planet. You will have a chance to see the difficulties that we would face without this highly important resource. If you enjoyed this documentary and would like to see more oil videos, click here.

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The Glacier
The Glacier

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This documentary is intended to raise awareness of the effects of the ongoing climate changes. The film director Jeff Orlowski collaborated on this project with the James Balog, a photographer who specializes in nature photography. Their cooperation resulted in this documentary, released on November 16th, 2012 in the US. You will have a chance to see the calving of a glacier in a, longest of its kind, footage with the duration of over 75 minutes. The filmed glacier is Jakobshavn, located in Greenland. It took more than two weeks in order to film 7.4 cubic kilometers of ice which chipped off a glacier. It is believed that this type of a glacier was responsible for the sinking of the Titanic. Watch this extraordinary documentary and enjoy the icy wilderness. Also you will have a chance to educate yourself about the climate and the ongoing processes on Earth which have the impact on the environment. If you enjoyed this documentary and want to watch similar videos, click here.

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The Consequences of Natural Gas Drilling
The Consequences of Natural Gas Drilling

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This documentary is written and directed by Josh Fox. He focuses on communities in the United States that are affected by natural gas drilling and, specifically, a method of horizontal drilling into shale formations known as hydraulic fracturing.Fox narrates his reception of a letter in May, 2008, from a natural gas company offering to lease his family's land in Milanville, Pennsylvania for $100,000 to drill for gas. Fox then set out to see how communities are being affected in the west where a natural gas drilling boom has been underway for the last decade. Throughout the documentary, Fox reached out to scientists, politicians, and gas industry executives and ultimately found himself in the halls of Congress as a subcommittee was discussing the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act, "a bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to repeal a certain exemption for hydraulic fracturing". Hydraulic fracturing was exempted from the Safe Drinking Water Act in the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

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The Earth is in Jeopardy: A documentary by Leonardo DiCaprio
The Earth is in Jeopardy: A documentary by Leonardo DiCaprio

1,007 Views 0 Comments 01:21:18

This is a documentary created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. It is concerned with the state and the future of the natural environment. It was directed by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners and financed by Adam Lewis and Pierre André Senizergues. The distribution credits go to the Warner Independent Pictures.Some of the contributors to this documentary include over 50 politicians, scientists, and environmental activists such as former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, physicist Stephen Hawking, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai, journalist Armand Betscher and Paul Hawken. The documentary gives you the insight into the grave problems of the planet's life systems. Global warming, deforestation, mass species extinction, and depletion of the oceans' habitats are some of them. The primary issue addressed in this documentary is that the future of humanity is in jeopardy.This documentary also proposes some of the potential solutions to the above mentioned issues by calling for restorative action by the reshaping and rethinking of global human activity through technology, social responsibility and conservation.

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The Light Bulb Conspiracy
The Light Bulb Conspiracy

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The Light Bulb Conspiracy is a documentary that examines how companies undertake Planned Obsolescence, which is the deliberate shortening of product life spans. This as the movie argues is done to guarantee consumer demand.The Light Bulb Conspiracy involves investigative research and rare archive footage to trace the untold story of Planned Obsolescence, right from its beginnings in the 1920s with a secret cartel, set up expressly to limit the life span of light bulbs, to modern day stories involving cutting edge electronics (such as the iPod) and the growing spirit of resistance amongst ordinary consumers.This film moves to different countries like France, Germany, Spain and the US in order to find witnesses belonging to an industry and following a business practice which forms the basis of the modern economy.The film shows the underbelly of the business practice by showing disquieting pictures from Africa, a country where discarded electronics are piled up in huge cemeteries for electronic waste.

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National Geographic: Down to the Earth’s Core
National Geographic: Down to the Earth’s Core

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"Learn about what is going on under your feet as National Geographic plunges into Earth’s depths to reveal the history of our world and what is below us.This documentary includes info on how the earth was formed, what major changes have happened since the dinosaurs and how the world is changing now."

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Garbage Warrior
Garbage Warrior

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This enthralling documentary is not simply about the fascinating subject of Garbage recycling and bio-diversity along with the architechtural designs associated with biotechture but as much to do with the struggle against the massively obstructive US Government legislature in order to explore different mechanisms to survive against the global warming in the world.Architect Michael Reynolds strives against the odds to develop techniques and diversity to provide self sustainability for many.He maps the progress of his many “Earthship” communities and how each have come into being. Using solar energy and utilising garbage in his buildings (Beer bottles, plastic bottles etc) he has over the years built special buildings in New Mexico which are totally “Off-grid” using no gas, electric or water.Reynolds shows how these remarkable buildings require no heat even in the height of winter when it can get to minus 35 degrees.This starts as a fantastic evolutionary “Grand Design” type documentary but you then begin to be drawn into the complex and TOTALLY frustrating regime of legislating which seeks to prevent any degree of change; often to solely protect other carbon inefficient industries! The documentary is a rollercoaster of excitement for the enthusiastic followed by real dips when dealing with the politics.It took Reynolds to take his team to a Tsunami area and build some structures there before some of the self motivated , agenda focused, politicians to grant him the opportunity to develop his radical thinking and development.The documentary addresses:Thermal massWind powerSolar powerRammed earthGarbage utilisation & recyclingWater harvestingRenewable energyTemperature stabilizationThis allows you to understand the benefits of having no mortgage, no utility bills etc….brilliant.Read more at Garbage Warrior.

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WWOOF
WWOOF

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World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF); This playlist of short video documentaries describes the culture of working for your bed and board on an organic farm. It attempts to highlight the potential to travel and experience different cultures without having the expense of accommodation and food…BUT…you will be expected to work for the opportunity.The first documentary in the playlist was aired in 2007 and won an award for the best short film in the free cinema category, Exeter, UK and went on to win further awards in 2009. This is a low/no budget film set in Cornwall in the Southern part of England.This has no narration and is a poignant view of life working on the land with, in many cases, only yourself as company. This can be seen as a spiritual solitude or as a torture dependant upon you point of view and emotional state at the time. I understand this very well having “wwoofed” in New Zealand and in Greece and there is something very special about being at one with nature and not having any of the social, commercial or business related pressure which comes with working in a regular occupation.Stefan Van Oeckel, the wwoofer, paints a relaxed but introvert picture of the tasks at hand whilst the film-maker, Robin Whenary, captures some very arousing and compelling images of the life on the land. Living in a remote small caravan may not be everyone’s idea of fun but to many this is a way to spend valuable solitary time with none of the normal distractions of modern life.The climate in Britain is simply so inclement that you have to be well adjusted to make the most of the situation but you will be wet at some point and the prospect of drying out in that small caravan does not thrill me. My experiences were in absolutely fantastic (but roasting hot) conditions in Greece and a little cooler in New Zealand and the second short documentary in the playlist shows a Canadian reporter, Reb Stevenson, describing wwoofing in Britain in a much different aspect to the previous video which was set in Cornwall getting into winter.This is a completely different type of documentary to the first but should give an insight to what wwoofing is all about…you should be aware though that this is only showing woofing in Britain but the Wwoofing organisation in a global phenomena and to learn more you should consider visitingwww.wwoof.org for further information.

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The Pack Lions
The Pack Lions

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A look at the strategies adopted by a pride of South African lions as they hunt zebras, impalas and giraffes in the Singita Game Reserve.

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The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China
The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China

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The single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of smog.

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The Cleantech Future
The Cleantech Future

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What if we could live in a clean world?A world in which energy would be 100% renewable, water no longer polluted, transportation truly green and production methods clean and regenerative? There will be such a world. In this documentary VPRO Backlight explores the unprecedented possibilities of a new industrial revolution: Cleantech. Signs of a new future are visible everywhere, from China to the US and from Europe to Thailand. Green mobility powered by sustainable energy, clean drinking water for all thanks to nanotechnology, dyeing textiles using recycled CO2. All of this is possible and is happening successfully now! Working together with Cleantech-founder Nick Parker, this film shows what our world will be like in the decades to come. VPRO Backlight travels the world in search of a clean future.

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The 11th Hour
The 11th Hour

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01 Nov 2012 – Update: this documentary is currently for preview only (sorry). Full version can be bought here. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, this captivating documentary explores the perilous state of our planet, and the means by which we can change our course.

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Solar Power Revolution – Here Comes the Sun
Solar Power Revolution – Here Comes the Sun

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Solar PV systems have now made a massive leap in the energy generation field. We have always been hunter gatherers but now it is more hunting for energy and fuel to produce this energy…fossil fuels are so depleted now and we explore the challenge from the alternative. SOLAR ENERGY … and this is Solar energy on a massive scale!!This is a Gigawatt industry in the next few years.Germany is leading the way in the production of this clean quiet energy and the model for this should be adopted by other countries. The growth in this energy sector is expanding at a phenomenal rate and is probably aligned with the subsidies afforded by the German government.This has moved from simple “Idealism” to the much different model of “Money making”… feed in tariffs now make investment in this technology an absolute “No Brainer” for investors.Countries all over the world are now being forced to work towards utilising a renewable green energy.ALL OF THE WORLDS ENERGY CAN BE PROVIDED BY THE USE OF SOLAR — and this can be easily proven. An area the size of France placed in the Sahara could provide ALL of the energy required by ALL of mankind!! Staggering but true.The feed in tariffs in many countries including UK now allow domestic use of solar energy but it is the mass production of massive systems which will go a long way to erradicate the current fossil fuel disaster around the world.Sadly lobbying by petrochemical and nuclear industries are still making this transition possible. Now with the cost of fuel rising frequently and the cost of electricity in your area, solar technology will have to be adopted rather than traditional energy.The technical advances are staggering and the production of the solar cells are becoming much cheaper and more efficient. Add to this the use of specially designed mirrors mean that this is simply a huge potential to make fantastic changes to how the planet is being denuded. This documentary is not a “touchy feely” prediction…this focuses on massive industrial implications with the ultimate that energy costs can only come down due tot he passive nature of the technology….this is a first ever in the history of the world…but possible and probable.There are now solutions which have been studied and developed over 25-30 years and put into large scale manufacture will drive the cost of energy down…this is a revolution. This is being dubbed the ET (Energy Technology) Revolution much bigger than the IT Revolution.The documentary has the feel of the excitement which is being felt and developed in this industry. Conventional power industry is only going to lose out in the future.India is taking up the gauntlet to get a foothold in the provision of energy…they have te capability and the drive to do so.Solar energySolar integrationSolar useSolar was in the past too expensive but it has now dropped in cost by a factor of 10 so is 10 times cheaper and now extremely competitive and clean and limitless.Spain has produced a system producing a massive 300 megawatts solar field based upon solar reflection rather than PV (Photo Voltaic) cells and with the oil prices spiralling they are benefiting every time this happens.A plant in USA has been doing this for over 20 years in Mojava Desert CSPs (Concentrated Solar Plants) have been operating in a private self sustaining setup so this is absolute PROOF that solar is the way ahead and the only reason it has not been undertaken in greater scale because of the petro chemical lobby!!The deserts are destined to become the new generators…and they can also be used to convert salt water into fresh water.The major difficulty is down to the politics surrounding this massive change…the conflict between Petro chemical companies with their lobbying power in worldwide parliaments… and the affordable energy and water distributors.Politics!!!!!! Or do we want a caring compassionate world….we can save the planet….Huge off shore islands are being planned…fantastic ideas shown here…prototypes are actually under construction.We do not wish to become dependent upon monopolies again and the best approach is to have many self producing decentralised power plants. Solar panel on a roll are being produced so they can be rolled out on factory roofs for example.Energy payback is now less than a year making this another no brainer. The documentary debates whethher the energy yield is competitive with bio mass for example…the difference is that solar is 50 times more effective…staggering…and clean.If you wish to read more on this subject please visit http://www.solarenergy.com/There is another fascinating article relating to eco power and sustained living http://www.documentarytube.com/garbage-warrior

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