External Resources

Environmental News

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


Environmental News Network

Environmental News Service

Google News: Climate Change

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

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 writes about gadgets that are earth friendly.



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

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


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Houman Sadri
College of Sciences Houman Sadri I believe education is a tool for improving the quality of life. Education is not an end in itself, but a process. My teaching philosophy is to encourage critical thinking, innovative problem solving, practical application of theory, and tolerance of diverse ideas from an international perspective. To achieve ...

Carol Bast
College of Health and Public Affairs Carol  Bast Teaching is a multidimensional activity that focuses on learning outcomes and the best methods for achieving those outcomes while measuring student achievement and providing feedback to students. Learning outcomes are directly related to the instructional objectives for a particular class. Al-though I teach...

Kevin Mackie
College of Engineering and Computer Science Kevin Mackie I believe in challenging students with concepts and historical, theoretical, and contemporary problems while sharing my passion for the subject matter. Ensuring students are forced to think for themselves is essential. I accomplish this in my classes through team and individual problem-solving sessions, and compli...