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A Global Warning?  - The History Channel- 94 minutes + extras

The Earth is getting unmistakably warmer.  But is this vast, potentially catastrophic,  climate change the result of human behavior? Or is it simply the Earth's natural cycle of warming and cooling periods that have occurred since the planet formed? The History Channel offers an in-depth study of the science behind this hot-button issue.

Bioremediation of Oil Spills in Soil

    Tape prepared by the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University.

Bird Brained - 22 minutes
    Discusses the migration of birds and the importance habitats are to the health of birds.

Coal Mining in a Multiple Use Environment - 19 minutes; United States Forest Service
     This tape outlines the development of partnerships between coal operators, other land users, the Forest Service, and regulatory agencies to maximize coal recovery with little disruption or impact to other resources.

Cost Effective Environmental Strategies for Improving Productive Economics

    Tape prepared by the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma State University.

Countdown on the Coast - LL&E.
     Discusses the wetlands issue in the Gulf Coast area.

Dakota Prairie Grasslands, Oil and Gas Showcase - 10.20 Minutes; Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Danger: Abandoned Wells - 5 minutes; Kansas Groundwater Districts
     A review of the dangers to children from abandoned wells and of the effects on aquifers from pollution by numerous chemicals and bacteria from such wells.  Report procedures for abandoned wells are briefly discussed and the addresses of the various groundwater districts are listed.

Earth's Air - 28 minutes; NASA.  Joel Levine of Langley Research Center
     Talks about the earth's atmosphere, its composition and how it has
changed over geological time.

Earth's Future Climate - 27 minutes; NASA
     Dr. James Kasting of Ames Research Center discusses how earth's carbon dioxide cycle may lead to a "greenhouse effect" on earth.

Ecosystems - Nature's Web of Life - 19 minutes; NARSC, 1996
     This tape features biologists, naturalists, foresters, and teachers and it explores many aspects of ecosystems.

Faces of the Earth - American Geological Institute (produced by Discovery Channel) - Faces of the Earth peels back the layers of the Earths geologic system to tell the compelling story of how the worlds titanic forces play a key role in just about every aspect of life.  Geoscientists note that by understanding Earths constantly shifting surface, we can prepare for changes such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and floods to perhaps make judgments for what lies ahead.

Flood of the Millennium - Discovery Channel

Global Climate Change ... A Scientific and Political Update - 30 minutes; SIPES (For Professional)
     This discussion of the subject by Dr. Lee Gerhard, Director of the Kansas Geological Survey was taped at the SIPES 35th Annual Meeting (1998).

The Greenhouse Effect - 16 minutes; Allied Video
     This tape takes a balanced approach to the debate over Global Warming. Lesson One: Explains the Greenhouse Effect; Lesson Two: Defines Greenhouse Gases; Lesson Three: Explains how our developing civilization has affected the earth's atmosphere; Lesson Four: Centers attention on the Global Warming debate. (Donated by Paul Gunzelman)

The Greening of Planet Earth    27.5 minutes; The Institute for Biospheric Research
    This tape discusses the results from controlled studies that show how a doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere, which is expected to occur over the next century, will increase crop yields by 30-40%, double the water use efficiency of most of the earth's vegetation and possibly triple the productivity of forests.

Hardrock Showcase - Humboldt National Forest - 17 minutes
     This tape portrays how the Forest Service and the Independence Mining Co. have worked together to design the Big Spring Mine in order to reduce the environmental impact to the lowest level possible.

A Home for Pearl - 4 segments - 1 hour 11 minutes; Karol Media
     This is a video about wildlife habitat. Teaching guides and other materials are provided with this series. 

Part  I - The Robin (21:30 minutes)  Many types of animals make their homes near people.  But they are not pets or domesticated animals; they are wild.  Regardless of where a wildlife species lives, each animals habitat must provide four things - food, water, shelter and space. 

Part II - Habitat Diversity (14:49 minutes)    Different kinds of animals have different habitat requirements.  In general, the more diverse, or complex, a habitat is, the more wildlife that will live there.  The type and number of different species in a habitat is regulated by a variety of limiting factors. 

Part III - Predators (14:26 minutes)  Predators are an exciting and important part of a habitat.  Sometimes people can improve a habitat and attract more wildlife, including predators, by increasing habitat diversity. 

Part IV - The Right Home for Pearl (20:06 minutes)  Bald eagles have specific requirements and have become an endangered species due to problems with habitats and pollution in their environment.  Eagles and other types of endangered wildlife are protected in special places called wildlife refuges.

Herbicides, Water Quality and You - 15 minutes; USGS
     A discussion of the uses of herbicides and the inherent danger when they enter surface and subsurface waters.  Some safety practices in the uses of these herbicides are also discussed.  Hydrology and Waste Management  120 minutes; AAPG/USGS.  A panel of six experts discusses the hydrology and waste management industries as prominent employment areas for petroleum geologists.

Hydrology and Waste Management - 120 minutes; AAPG / USGS
   A panel of six experts discusses the hydrology and waste management industries as prominent employment areas fro petroleum geologists.

Keepin' It All Clean in the Oil Patch - 5 minutes; Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Managing the Nation's Nuclear Waste - 120 minutes
     This tape is an introduction to the nation's waste management system.

Planet Earth - Discovery Channel - 5 DVD set

Promises to Keep -  28 minutes; Conoco, Inc. 
     Dr. John Cantlon, distinguished environmentalist, biologist and field ecologist, guides us to recognize how man and nature can best exist together to the benefit of ourselves and future generations.

Protecting Land and Water While Searching for Energy Resources, Searching for Oil and Gas:  The Seismic Survey - 7.16 minutes; Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Responding to Oilfield Emergencies (A CD also available on this as well as a Field Guide); Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Restoring Alaska - 57 minutes; Wild North Productions - PBS.  This tape examines Prince William Sound ten years after the Valdez oil spill.  It discusses which species have recovered and which have not as well as the effects on the human populations.  Measures to prevent oil spills in the future are outlined. 

Scientists and the Alaska Oil Spill - 22 minutes; Exxon
     This tape discusses the spill of 11 million gallons of oil and the resultant clean-up efforts from Exxon's viewpoint.  It examines the plight of the wildlife in the area at the time of the spill and the rejuvenation of the wildlife in the impacted area in the years following the spill and clean-up.  The View in the Mirror.  

State to State Solutions:  The State Review Process - 15.37 minutes; Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Southwest Indiana Brine Coalition, Success Through Partnerships - 11 minutes; Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Super Volcanoes - Discovery Channel  A fictional story of the eruption of a volcano under Yellowstone and the events leading up to it.

The Day the Earth Nearly Died - Discovery Channel  Two hundred fifty million years ago, before the time of dinosaurs, the Earth flourished.  Every niche - from the highest mountain to teh deepest ocean was buzzing with life.  But then the Earth experienced the single most destructive event in its history.

The Elegant Universe - Discovery Channel  Describes Newton's work concerning gravity, Maxell's combining the theories of electricity and elctro-magnetism and the later work of Einstein.

The Truth About H2O - 22 minutes; Phillips Petroleum
     This tape features a new spin on the old earth science water lecture.  From the hydrologic cycle and pollutants to water audits and microorganisms, its all on tape.

The View in the Mirror - Reflections on Kansas Streams, Watersheds and Pollution -  17 minutes; KDHE
     This tape discusses the effect on point and no-point pollution on streams and associated wildlife.  It follows a grade school class as it analyzes a stream and its surrounding environment.  Pointers are given as to what we as individuals may do to control pollution.

Tsunami - Discovery Channel  Account of the tsunami in 2004 that resulted from the earthquake off Indonesia that was the worse natural disaster in history, killing 250,000 people and affecting 13 countries.  Warns of a possible tsunami resulting from an earthquake off the coast of Washington that would strike the coasts of Canada, Washington, Oregon and California.

Ultimate Guide - Volcanoes - Discovery Channel  Discusses the eruption of the volcano in Ecuador in 1999 and the vlacanic eruption at Monteseratt in 1997.

Understanding Earth Systems  This reconstructs the history of the Galaxy including its birth 15 billion years ago.

Unfolding Universe - Discovery Channel

Unraveling the CO2 Dilemma - 35 minutes; SIPES
     This tape refutes some of the theories concerning global warming and theorizes that an increse in CO2 may actually have beneficial effects. Narrated by Dudley J. Hughes

Volcanoes of the Deep Sear - Discovery Channel  Explores undersea volcanic habitats filled with strange creatures and landscapes.

Wasatch Cashe - Petroleum Showcase - 18 minutes; United States Forest Service
     This tape outlines the cooperative effort in the Unita Mountains between the Forest Service and various oil companies to develop reserves while protecting the environment.

Waste Minimization in Oil and Gas Exploration - 44 minutes; Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

What's the Risk? - 4.33 minutes; Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission

Kansas Geological Foundation Video Tape Library
by Robert D. Cowdery

Archaeology  || Dinosaurs || Disasters and Geologic Hazards || Environment || General Interest - Geology||Industry|| Mineralogy||Paleontology || Miscellaneous || Retirement || Stratigraphy || Structure || Technology

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