Internet Resources for Eco-Festival 2013Topics:
Selected Websites for Environmental Education
Bioscience, Business & Economics, Climate Change, Earth Science, Energy, Environmental Arts & Design, Farming & Food, Health & Medicine, History, News, Water, Wilderness & Wildlife
Peer-reviewed articles by scientists, science educators, and science students covering the environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and bioscience education.
BHL is a consortium of U.S. and U.K. botanical and natural history libraries. The website includes a digitized collection of some 46,000 titles dating back to 1450 that relate to biodiversity.
Database of invasive species covering "all taxonomic groups from micro-organisms to animals and plants in all ecosystems." Experts located throughout the world provide and/or the review the data.
Resources examining various aspects of microbiology including the ecology, diversity, and evolution of micro-organisms.
A clearinghouse of information for all manner of invasive species
Highlights from research pertaining to ecosystems, invasive species, and wildlife.
Business & Economics
Ethisphere Institute is an international think-tank "dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability."
The Happy Planet Index measures human well-being as it relates to efficient usage of natural resources. The Index provides data that can be downloaded into an EXCEL spreadsheet.
Information and connections for the sustainable business industry.
Scientists and engineers working with surface station temperature data sets for the purpose of advancing knowledge about global warming.
Climate change and global warming portal.
Collaboration between scientist and journalists providing information about climate change.
Research, news, and policy issues covering climate change.
Comprehensive information for climate change including data for greenhouse gas emissions and an overview of U.S. environmental policy.
Click on 'topics' on the top menu bar to obtain news and information for key issues related to climate change. Additional information can be found under 'publications' and 'resources'.
Tools for educators that can serve as discussion starters or launching points for scientific inquiry into climate change.
Multimedia features such as photographs, movies, animations, and interactive graphics depicting NASA's research into climate change.
Summaries of research on weather and climate change.
Publications from the United Nations including the .
Agency of the United Nations dedicated to the study of weather and the climate.
Educational tools created by an association of geologists, geophysicists, and earth scientists that cover major environmental topics. Includes publications, slide shows, information about legislation, and more.
Created and maintained by a retired geologist and college professor, Geology.com contains information relating to the environment al concerns such as fracking, climate change, and water.
Enter your zip code to receive reports and data related to air, water, land, health, and energy conditions for your community.
Data and research about the Polar Regions and the cryosphere.
Contains over 400,000 photographs taken during geologic studies of the United States and its territories from 1868 to the present. All the photographs are in the public domain, but the U.S, Geological Survey requests that users credit the photographer.
View to learn more about oceans and climate, coastal science, ocean engineering, ocean life, ocean resources, polar research, and pollution.
Trade association that promotes wind energy. The site includes statistics and facts about wind power.
The International Energy Agency acts as an energy advisor to its 28 member countries. The site includes extensive statistical data by country.
U.S. government laboratory that conducts renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. Select 'student resources' to view education materials about renewable energy and technology.
Environmental Arts & Design
EnviroArts: Orion Online is collaboration between the EnviroLink Network and the Orion Society. The site contains essays, poetry, interviews, and images produced by leading environmental writers and artists.
GreenSource covers projects, products, resources, people, events, and images related to green design and construction.
Online journal that publishes poetry, essays, fiction, and other articles about the intersection of open and urban spaces.
An examination of Thoreau's importance as a leading American nature writer.
Farming & Food
Search AFSIC for news and resources about sustainable food systems and practices.
Oregon State University and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency teamed up to provide information about how pesticides affect human health and the environment.
Statistical overview by country of land dedicated to organic farming, the number of producers, and domestic sales.
Grants and educational services for sustainable agriculture.
Information about the environment and natural resources, energy, and food security.
Your Food Environment Atlas provides statistics by county showing food choices, health and well-being, and basic demographics.
Health & Medicine
Environmental health topics from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.
Information about environmental health concerns for health professionals, community groups, and the public.
HERO is a database of scientific literature that examines health risks from chemical contaminants and other stressors found in the environment.
NIEHS provides information about diseases and conditions that may be linked to environmental exposures.
HistoryComputer generated images of Manhattan's ecosystem in 1609, when Henry Hudson and his crew sailed into what is now New York Harbor.
Online publication produced by the New York State Archives takes the reader through a review of the history of environmental matters in New York State.
A timeline of the EPA's accomplishments, discussions of its origin, interviews with the EPA administrators, historical publications, and images.
Documents the development of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage.
Gaylord Anton Nelson (1916–2005), a Senator from Wisconsin, was the principal founder of Earth Day. This site is a rich resource for historical information about the environmental movement, the founding of Earth Day, and a digitized collection of Nelson's papers.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was the first American president (1901–09) to present conservation as a significant domestic political issue. The Theodore Roosevelt Center is a digital archive of President Roosevelt's papers. The website includes a biographical overview and a timeline of significant events.
Popular environmental news magazine covering a variety of topics.
The New York Times has compiled a collection of news articles from its archives and related Web links that cover Earth Day and environmental issues in general.
EarthTrends is an online database that examines environmental, social, and economic trends. The home page contains news highlights and links to several research topics. Free registration is necessary to obtain more than three data sets.
EnviroLink, a nonprofit organization primarily run by volunteers, operates as a clearinghouse for environmental news and information for grassroots environmental organizations.
Environment News Services is an independently owned and operated international wire service focusing on the environment.
Clearinghouse for green news and product information.
Yale Environment 360, a publication of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, covers global environmental news, opinions, and analysis.
Aquatic Commons is a digital repository for documents related to marine, brackish, and freshwater environments. Browse the site by year, subject or issuing agency.
Go to for an overview about the importance of watersheds.
Online tool that provides information about the response effort for the British Petroleum oil spill the Gulf of Mexico.
Information and data pertaining to the environmental, economic, and public policy issues related to the Great Lakes.
Harte Research Institude, located at Texas A&M University, is an excellent website for students researching the Gulf of Mexico.
Compendium of information about Jamaica Bay from federal, state and local government agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and private industry.
Overview of what is happening at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
Data for surface water, ground water, and water quality collected at approximately 1.5 million sites located throughout the 50 states and key territories of the United States.
National Wild & Scenic Rivers, a joint project of four government agencies, provides general information about protecting the nation's rivers.
Facts, statistics, and case studies for coastal ecosystems.
Input your zip code to learn about your local watershed.
Monitor drought conditions and droughts in the news.
Data, publications, and maps created by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Gateway for information about all aspects of water including drinking water, ground water, wetlands, oceans, watersheds, and wastewater management.
Wilderness & Wildlife
Learn about how New York State preserves essential habitats and establishes regulations and policies that protect plant and animal resources.
Database of endangered plants and animals.
Information for protecting and restoring coastal and marine habitats.
Wilderness.net is an educational website that focuses on the wilderness and the importance of public land preservation. The site contains an impressive image library of America's wilderness areas.
Compiled by Prof. Elizabeth Tompkins, Robert J. Kibbee Library, on February 13, 2013.
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