External Resources

Environmental News

BBC News Climate Change Portal
News, opinions, and explanations on climate change composed by the BBC.

Grist

Environmental News Network

Environmental News Service

Google News: Climate Change

ClimateArk.Org
Climate Change and Global Warming Portal and Newsfeed

E&E Publishing
"The Premier Information Source for Professionals Who Track Environmental and Energy Policy."

Yahoo! Green
A compendium done by Yahoo of stories involving climate change.


Environmental Organizations

Environmental Education Organizations:

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

North American Association for Environmental Education

National Wildlife Federation's Campus Ecology Program

Florida-based Environmental Organizations:

Florida Springs
"Experience the magic of Florida springs and learn about threats to their future and how to protect nature's gems."

Florida Solar Energy Center

General Environmental Organizations:

Earth 911

Redefining Progress

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Environmental Protection Agency

Global Warming/Climate Change Organizations:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The IPCC was established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in 1988 to 'assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation'.

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

U.S. Climate Change Science Program


Environmental Weblogs

TreeHugger
A web site devoted to 'unchecked environmentalism'. It contains information and articles on all things environment and energy.

Lighter Footstep
Lighter Foostep focuses on sustainable living and leaving less of an imprint by making greener living choices.

EcoGeek
EcoGeek writes about gadgets that are earth friendly.

EcoFriend

EcoStreet

Green Options
"Practical, personal knowledge that allows people to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle without breaking their budget or seriously sacrificing comfort and convenience."

Sustainablog
Sustainablog is dedicated to news, information and personal meanderings related to environmental and economic sustainability, green and sustainable business, and environmental politics.

RealClimate
Climate science from climate scientists.

365 Days of Trash
One man's attempt to throw nothing "away" for a year...and beyond.


Facts, Data, & Case Studies

An introduction to climate change

World Clock
A clock that shows statistics, changing with time, including items such as world temperature, births, deaths, gasoline produced, etc.

Climate Change Case Study
Case study, entitled 'Global Climate Change and What Can Be Done About It,' by Richard P. Appelbaum at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Instructs students about the different topics (e.g., economic, political, environmental) to address when responding to the issue of global climate change. Students play one of four roles, including head of the National Association of Manufacturers, Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs, head of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations, and the Policy Director for Greenpeace.

Regional Impacts of Climate Change - Four Case Studies
The Heat is On - Climate Change and Heatwaves in the Midwest
The Importance of Climate Change For Future Wildlife Scenarios in the Western United States
Gulf Coast Wetland Sustainability in a Changing Climate
Ramifications of Climate Change for Chesapeake Bay Hypoxia

Polar Sciences Collection

 

Faculty Spotlight View Other Award Winners

George Bagley
College of Sciences George Bagley If there is a paramount object to teaching, it should be community. Community leads to confidence among my students that the course will be dynamic, will add to their own intellectual growth, while simultaneously ensuring that each point of view will be respected, all assumptions lying at the heart of the complex ...

Peter Jacques
College of Sciences Peter  Jacques My teaching philosophy is simple: cultivate what works for students! Executing this philosophy is decidedly more difficult than just saying it, but my goal is to engage students in the classroom in a way that effectively helps them learn. Long lectures do not appear to be as effective as we used to think (thoug...

Kenneth White
College of Business Administration Kenneth  White Formal education is highly correlated to national productivity and individual accomplishments. The skills that students develop help a nation’s productivity while at the same time reward individuals for their commitment to excellence. Teaching is, I believe, one of the most important endeavors taking pla...