Earth and environment film series starts Sept. 1

The Earth and Mineral Sciences Library’s popular midday film series kicks off on Sept. 1, with “The Return of the Cuyahoga.” This semester, the film series offers a rich lineup of documentaries that focus on a wide range of topics, from the Exxon Valdez oil spill to copper mining in Michigan.

Films are screened at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, room 105 of the Deike Building, and are open to students, faculty, staff and the public. The full schedule is available at http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/emsl/aboutus/videoseries.html online.

For more information, or if you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Linda Musser at 814-863-7073 or lrm4@psu.edu.

The schedule is as follows:

Sept. 1:    “The Return of the Cuyahoga” -- The death and rebirth of one of America's most emblematic waterways   

Sept. 8:    “Monongah Remembered” -- The story of the Monongah mining disaster of 1907

Sept. 15:     “Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez” -- Environmental, social and economic consequences of the Exxon Valdez oil spill

Sept. 22:     “Black Wave: The Legacy of the Exxon Valdez “(cont.)

Sept. 29:    “California Dry: Water Crisis in the Golden State” -- California faces growing difficulty in managing and sustaining its water infrastructure.

Oct. 6:        “Ocean Fury: Tsunamis in Alaska” -- 1964 Alaskan tsunami resulting from the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history

Oct. 13:    “Diamond Road” -- Follow the path of diamonds, both geographically and historically.

Oct. 20:     “Diamond Road” (cont.)

Oct. 27:     “Combating Climate Change and Improving Air Quality” -- The green side of careers with a focus on Pennsylvania and energy

Nov. 3:    “Michigan’s Copper Country: The Keweenaw, a History of Copper Mining in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula” -- The history of copper mining in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula

Nov. 10:    “A Sea Change” -- Ocean acidification and changes in the chemistry of the oceans

Nov. 17:    “A Sea Change” (cont.)

Nov. 24:    No Film Scheduled: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 1:        “Straight Through the Ice” -- Examines the ramifications of Arctic warming and a smaller ice cap.

Dec. 8:        “Chesapeake Past, Chesapeake Future” -- Examines the possible fate of the Chesapeake Bay in 2030.

Last Updated August 23, 2010