Internet Resources for Eco-Festival 2016 Selected Websites for Environmental Education
Selected Websites for Environmental Education
URL: http://www.actionbioscience.org/Peer-reviewed articles by scientists, science educators, and science students covering the environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, and bioscience education.
URL: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/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.
Conservation GatewayURL: http://www.conservationgateway.org/Pages/default.aspxCovers conservation planning, key topics, and work conducted around the world by the Nature Conservancy.
URL: http://www.natureserve.org/biodiversity-science/conservation-topicsNews, publications, and data covering endangered ecosystems and species.
URL: http://www.issg.org/database/welcome/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 review the data.
URL: http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/ecology-102Peer-reviewed journal articles written by experts covering all aspects of ecology including conservation, community ecology, and animal behavior.
URL: http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelifeResources examining various aspects of microbiology including the ecology, diversity, and evolution of micro-organisms.
URL: http://invasivespeciesinfo.gov/A clearinghouse of information for all manner of invasive species.
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/ecosystems/about.htmlHighlights from research pertaining to ecosystems, invasive species, and wildlife.
URL: http://ethisphere.com/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.”
URL: http://www.happyplanetindex.org/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. JustmeansURL: http://www.justmeans.com/Information and connections for the sustainable business.
Resources for the Future (RFF)URL: http://www.rff.org/Pages/default.aspxNonprofit organization focusing on the field of environmental economics. See Research Topicsfor principle areas of focus.
Berkeley EarthURL: http://berkeleyearth.org/Scientists and engineers working with surface station temperature data sets for the purpose of advancing knowledge about global warming.
Climate ArkURL: http://www.climateark.org/Climate change and global warming portal.
Climate CentralURL: http://climatecentral.org/Collaboration between scientist and journalists providing information about climate change.
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)URL: http://www.c2es.org/Research, news, and policy issues that deal with climate change.
Climate Change at the National AcademiesURL: https://nas-sites.org/americasclimatechoices/Reports, videos, and news from a consortium of scientific and engineering associations.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/index.htmlAnswers the question “Why is the climate changing?” by examining basic information, greenhouse gas emissions, and climate change science.
URL: http://www.climate.org/index.htmlClick 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.’
URL: http://www.globalchange.gov/resources/educatorsTools for educators that can serve as launching points for scientific inquiry into climate change.
URL: http://climate.nasa.gov/Photographs, movies, animations, and interactive graphics depicting NASA’s research into climate change.
URL: http://www.climate.gov/News, data, and curriculum materials about climate change.
United Nations (UN) Climate Change PortalURL: http://www.un.org/climatechange/Gateway to the UN’s actions on climate change.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)URL: http://www.wmo.int/pages/index_en.htmlAgency of the United Nations dedicated to the study of weather and the climate.
Environmental Geoscience Program at AGI: American Geosciences InstituteURL: http://www.agiweb.org/environment/index.htmlEducational 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.
URL: http://geology.com/Created and maintained by a retired geologist and college professor, Geology.com contains information relating to the environmental concerns such as fracking, climate change, and water.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/myenvironment/Enter your zip code to receive reports and data related to air, water, land, health, and energy conditions for your community.
URL: http://nsidc.org/Data and research about the polar regions and the cryosphere.
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionURL: http://www.whoi.edu/Click on Ocean Institutes to learn more about oceans and climate, coastal science, ocean engineering, ocean life, and ocean resources.
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
URL: http://www.awea.org/Trade association that promotes wind energy. The site includes statistics and facts about wind power.
URL: http://www.iea.org/The International Energy Agency acts as an energy advisor to its 28 member countries. The site includes extensive statistical data by country.
URL: http://www.nrel.gov/U.S. government laboratory that conducts renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.
Guggenheim: Site-specific art/Environmental art
URL: http://is.gd/env_artOnline collection of artistic works that exemplifies the relationship of the work to its topography of its setting.
URL: http://www.terrain.org/Online journal that publishes poetry, essays, fiction, and other articles about the intersection of open and urban spaces.
URL: http://thoreau.eserver.org/An examination of Thoreau’s importance as a leading American nature writer.
Cultural Politics: Environmental Justice Cultural Studies
URL: http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/Recommended books, websites, and other resources to further the environmental justice conversation.
URL: http://earthjustice.org/Environmental law organization focusing on the wilderness and wildlife, healthy communities, and clean energy.
Economists, scientists, and public policy professionals working to protect the environment.
URL: http://www3.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/Summary of EPA’s work to promote environmental justice.
URL: http://www.dec.ny.gov/public/333.htmlOverview of OEJ’s work to promote environmental justice.
URL: http://www.nyc-eja.org/Membership network that connects grassroots organizations from low-income neighborhoods and communities of color who are working to achieve environmental justice.
West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justice)URL: http://www.weact.org/missionCommunity-based organization focusing on building healthy neighborhoods by advocating for all-inclusive and impartial environmental health and protection policies and practices.
URL: http://afsic.nal.usda.gov/Search AFSIC for news and resources about sustainable food systems and practices.
URL: http://www.farmlandinfo.org/Clearinghouse for information about farmland protection and stewardship.
URL: http://www.npic.orst.edu/Oregon State University and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency teamed up to provide information about how pesticides alter human health and the environment.
URL: http://www.organic-world.net/Statistical overview of the land dedicated to organic farming including the number of producers and domestic sales.
URL: http://www.sare.org/Grants and educational services for sustainable agriculture.
URL: http://www.usda.gov/Use the drop down menu for ‘topics’ located on the top menu bar to explore conservation, environmental and natural resources, organic agriculture, and more.
URL: http://www.ers.usda.gov/Data and reports covering agriculture, food, the environment, and development.
URL: http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas.aspxStatistics by county that including details about food choices, health and well-being, and more.
Green Career Information
URL: http://www.bls.gov/green/greencareers.htmLearn about wages, projected job prospects, what workers do on the job, working conditions, and required education, training, and credentials for green jobs.
URL: http://www.greencareersny.com/New York State’s portal to green careers.
URL: http://www.onetcenter.org/green.htmlKey occupations for the green economy.
URL: http://www.bls.gov/green/Information about the Bureau of Labor Statistics green jobs initiative.
CDC: Environmental Health
URL: http://www.cdc.gov/environmental/Environmental health topics from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.
URL: http://www.healthandenvironment.org/index.phpAlliance of individuals and organizations that focuses on the relationship between environmental hazards and human disease. The site offers a database of toxicants and diseases along with general information about health.
URL: http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emesInformation about environmental health concerns for health professionals, community groups, and the public.
Environmental Health and Toxicology Information URL: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/enviro.htmlUse the left menu bar to locate information about chemicals and drugs, occupational safety, pesticides, and more.
URL: http://hero.epa.gov/HERO is a database of scientific literature that examines health risks from chemical contaminants and other stressors found in the environment.
URL: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/index.cfmNIEHS provides information about diseases and conditions that may be linked to environmental exposures.
Before New York, by the National Geographic Magazine
URL: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/09/manhattan/miller-text/1Computer generated images of Manhattan’s ecosystem in 1609, when Henry Hudson and his crew sailed into what is now New York Harbor.
URL: http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/Full text of more than 7,500 letters written by Charles Darwin. Explore the site by clicking on ‘Themes’ from the top menu bar.
URL http://www.epa.gov/history/A timeline of the EPA’s accomplishments, discussions of its origin, interviews with EPA administrators, historical publications, and images.
URL: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/amrvhtml/conshome.html Records the development of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage.
URL: http://www.nelsonearthday.net/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.
The John Muir ExhibitURL: http://vault.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/Biographical information, tributes, bibliographic resources, images, videos, and more for the founder of the Sierra Club.
New York Environmental Affairs Documentation ProjectURL: http://nysa32.nysed.gov/a/research/res_topics_env_docproj.shtmlProject devoted to documenting the history of environmental affairs in New York State.
URL: http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was the first American president 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.
E – The Environmental Magazine
URL: http://www.emagazine.com/Popular environmental news magazine covering a variety of topics.
URL: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/environment/index.htmlThe New York Times has compiled a collection of opinion articles related to discussions, case studies, and scientific discoveries around climate change and the environment.
URL: http://www.ens-newswire.com/Independently owned and operated international wire service focusing on the environment.
URL: http://insideclimatenews.org/Brooklyn-based non-profit and non-partisan news organization that covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy, and environmental science. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
URL: http://www.orionmagazine.org/Go to “Orion Classics” for groundbreaking essays by Wendell Berry, Barry Lopez, Barbara Kingssolver, and others.
URL: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/homeNews about all forms of renewable energy.
Treehugger.comURL: http://www.treehugger.com/Clearinghouse for green news and product information.
URL: http://e360.yale.edu/A publication of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies covering global environmental news, opinions, and analysis.
URL: http://aquaticcommons.org/Aquatic Commons is a digital repository for documents related to marine, brackish, and freshwater environments. Browse the site by year, subject, or issuing agency.
URL: http://www.cwp.org/Go to "Wetlands 101"for an overview about the importance of wetlands and the connection between wetlands and watersheds.
URL: http://fracfocus.org/Managed by the Groundwater Protection Council, FracFocus provides information about the history of hydraulic fracturing, how hydraulic fracturing works, and the impact of hydraulic fracturing on groundwater.
URL: http://www.great-lakes.net/Information and data pertaining to the environmental, economic, and public policy issues related to the Great Lakes.
URL: http://www.harteresearchinstitute.org/Harte Research Institute, located at Texas A&M University, is an excellent website for students researching the Gulf of Mexico.
URL : http://ciesin.org/jamaicabay/Overview of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.
URL: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwisData for surface water, ground water, and water quality collected from nearly 1.5 million sites located throughout the 50 states and key territories of the United States.
URL: http://www.rivers.gov/A joint project of four government agencies providing general information about protecting the nation’s rivers.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owow/surfEnter your zip code to learn about your local watershed.
URL: http://www.drought.gov/Information about current droughts and their effects on the environment as well as forecasting future droughts.
URL: http://water.usgs.gov/Data, publications, and maps created by the U.S. Geological Survey.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/owGateway for information about all aspects of water including drinking water, ground water, wetlands, oceans, watersheds, and wastewater management.
Animals, Plants, Aquatic Life by the New York State Department of Conservation
URL: http://www.dec.ny.gov/23.htmlLearn about how New York State preserves essential habitats and establishes regulations and policies that protect plant and animal resources.
URL: https://www.audubon.org/bird-guideDiscover what birds tell us about climate change and more from this beautifully designed site.
URL: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/Portal for researching all aspect of endangered species.
URL: http://www.iucnredlist.org/Database of endangered plants and animals.
URL: http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/aboutus/index.htmlInformation for protecting and restoring coastal and marine habitats.
URL: http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfmWilderness.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, and updated on March 23, 2016. Please send questions, comments, and suggestions to email@example.com.Top of Document