Internet Resources for Eco-Festival 2013 Selected Websites for Environmental Education
BioscienceAction Bioscience - Promoting Bioscience LiteracyPeer-reviewed articles by scientists, science educators, and science students covering the environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and bioscience education.Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)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. Global Invasive Species DatabaseDatabase 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.Microbial Life - Educational ResourcesResources examining various aspects of microbiology including the ecology, diversity, and evolution of micro-organisms.
National Invasive SpeciesInformation Center (NISIC), from the USDAA clearinghouse of information for all manner of invasive species
USGS: EcosystemsHighlights from research pertaining to ecosystems, invasive species, and wildlife.
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Business & Economics
EthisphereEthisphere 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 IndexThe 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.
JustmeansInformation and connections for the sustainable business industry.
Climate ChangeBerkeley EarthScientists and engineers working with surface station temperature data sets for the purpose of advancing knowledge about global warming.Climate ArkClimate change and global warming portal.
Climate CentralCollaboration between scientist and journalists providing information about climate change. Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)Research, news, and policy issues covering climate change.
Climate Change: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Comprehensive information for climate change including data for greenhouse gas emissions and an overview of U.S. environmental policy.
Climate InstituteClick 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'.
Global Climate Change: NASAMultimedia features such as photographs, movies, animations, and interactive graphics depicting NASA's research into climate change.
NOAA Earth System Research LaboratorySummaries of research on weather and climate change.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Publications from the United Nations including the Kyoto Protocol.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)Agency of the United Nations dedicated to the study of weather and the climate.
Environmental Geoscience Program at AGI: American Geosciences Institute: 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.
Geology.comCreated 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.
MyEnvironment: Environmental Information for My AreaEnter your zip code to receive reports and data related to air, water, land, health, and energy conditions for your community.
National Snow and Ice Data Center Data and research about the Polar Regions and the cryosphere.
U.S. Geological Survey Photographic LibraryContains 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.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution View Ocean Topics to learn more about oceans and climate, coastal science, ocean engineering, ocean life, ocean resources, polar research, and pollution.
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)Trade association that promotes wind energy. The site includes statistics and facts about wind power.
International Energy Agency (IEA)The International Energy Agency acts as an energy advisor to its 28 member countries. The site includes extensive statistical data by country.
Natural Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)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
GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable DesignGreenSource covers projects, products, resources, people, events, and images related to green design and construction.
Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural EnvironmentsOnline journal that publishes poetry, essays, fiction, and other articles about the intersection of open and urban spaces.
The Thoreau ReaderAn examination of Thoreau's importance as a leading American nature writer.
Farming & Food
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)Search AFSIC for news and resources about sustainable food systems and practices.
National Pesticide Information CenterOregon State University and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency teamed up to provide information about how pesticides affect human health and the environment.
Organic-World.netStatistical overview by country of land dedicated to organic farming, the number of producers, and domestic sales.
United States Department of AgricultureInformation about the environment and natural resources, energy, and food security.
Your Food Environment AtlasYour Food Environment Atlas provides statistics by county showing food choices, health and well-being, and basic demographics.
Health & Medicine
Environmental Health and Medicine Education, by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistryInformation about environmental health concerns for health professionals, community groups, and the public.
Health & Environmental Research Online (HERO), by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)HERO is a database of scientific literature that examines health risks from chemical contaminants and other stressors found in the environment.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)NIEHS provides information about diseases and conditions that may be linked to environmental exposures.
Environmental Affairs in New York State: An Historical Overview, by the New York State ArchivesOnline publication produced by the New York State Archives takes the reader through a review of the history of environmental matters in New York State.
EPA HistoryA timeline of the EPA's accomplishments, discussions of its origin, interviews with the EPA administrators, historical publications, and images.
Evolution of the Conservation Movement: 1850-1920, by the Library of CongressDocuments the development of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage.
Gaylord Nelson and Earth Day: The Making of a Modern Environmental MovementGaylord 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.
The Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University 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.
Earth Day News, by The New York TimesThe 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 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.
EnviroLinkEnviroLink, a nonprofit organization primarily run by volunteers, operates as a clearinghouse for environmental news and information for grassroots environmental organizations.
Environment News ServiceEnvironment News Services is an independently owned and operated international wire service focusing on the environment.
Treehugger.com Clearinghouse for green news and product information.
Yale Environment 360 Yale Environment 360, a publication of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, covers global environmental news, opinions, and analysis.
Aquatic CommonsAquatic Commons is a digital repository for documents related to marine, brackish, and freshwater environments. Browse the site by year, subject or issuing agency.
Center for Watershed ProtectionGo to "Why Watersheds" for an overview about the importance of watersheds.
GeoPlatform - Gulf ResponseOnline tool that provides information about the response effort for the British Petroleum oil spill the Gulf of Mexico.
Great Lakes Information NetworkInformation and data pertaining to the environmental, economic, and public policy issues related to the Great Lakes.
Harte Research Institute: Gulf of Mexico StudiesHarte Research Institute, located at Texas A&M University, is an excellent website for students researching the Gulf of Mexico.
The Jamaica Bay Research and Management Information Network (JBRMIN)Compendium of information about Jamaica Bay from federal, state and local government agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and private industry.
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at New York City Harbor Parks Overview of what is happening at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
National Water and Information SystemData 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 RiversNational Wild & Scenic Rivers, a joint project of four government agencies, provides general information about protecting the nation's rivers.
NOAA's State of the CoastFacts, statistics, and case studies for coastal ecosystems.
Surf Your WatershedInput your zip code to learn about your local watershed.
U.S. Drought PortalMonitor drought conditions and droughts in the news.
Water, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Gateway for information about all aspects of water including drinking water, ground water, wetlands, oceans, watersheds, and wastewater management.
Wilderness & Wildlife
Animals, Plants, Aquatic Life by the New York State Department of ConservationLearn about how New York State preserves essential habitats and establishes regulations and policies that protect plant and animal resources.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species Database of endangered plants and animals.
NOAA Habitat Conservation Information for protecting and restoring coastal and marine habitats.
Wilderness.netWilderness.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. Please send questions, comments, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.