Human Ecology Home Page

Relevant Web Sites for Human Ecology

GAMES

http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/mcdonalds  A game about saving the environment that picks on McDonald's

http://flood.firetree.net/  Change the sea levels and watch what happens.

http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/evolution.html  Natural selection at work. Pick the color of the bugs so they survive  (There are more games under evolution)

ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

www.audobon.org   Audubon

www.edf.org Environmental Defense Fund

www.foe.org  Friends of the Earth

www.greenpeaceusa.org  Greenpeace

www.nationalgeographic.com National Geographic Society

www.nrdc.org National Resources Defense Council

www.nwf.org National Wildlife Federation

http://www.rootsandshoots.org/ Roots and Shoots: A Jane Goddall program

www.sierraclub.org  Sierra Club's web site

www.nature.org The Nature Conservancy

www.unep.org  United Nations Environmental Progra

www.worldwildlife.org World Wildlife Fund

www.wri.org/ World Resources Institute

www.worldwatch.org World Watch Institute

www.worldwildlife.org World Wildlife Fund

GENERAL ECOLOGY SITES

http://www.environment.com  Environmental consulting company

http://environment.about.com/  Covers a variety of issues that are in the news

http://www.visibleearth.nasa.gov/ NASA displays satellite images of deforestation, wildfires, storms, oil spills, desertification, and air pollution

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

http://library.thinkquest.org/26026/index.php3 The Environment: a Global Challenge

AIR POLLUTION, OZONE DEPLETION & CLIMATE CHANGE

www.ucar.edu National Center for Atmospheric Research

www.epa.gov/oar/  The US EPA Office of Air and Radiation

www.epa.gov/docs/ozone/science/  The science of ozone depletion

http://www.epa.gov/ozone/ EPA on ozone depletion

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ EPA Climate Change Site

http://www.koshland-science-museum.org/exhibitgcc/index.jsp National Academy of Sciences global warming site

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/climate/cli_effects.html Effects of climate change

BIODIVERSITY

http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/mon2.htm A great deal of information on a variety of organisms.  It includes both endangered and extinct species.

http://www.invasive.org/ List of invasive species

http://www.globalissues.org/issue/169/biodiversity Global Issues:  Biodiversity

http://www.eoearth.org/article/biodiversity Encyclopedia of Earth

http://www.biodiversityhotspots.org/xp/Hotspots/Pages/default.aspx Conservation International:  Biodiversity Hot Spots

http://www.globalissues.org/article/171/loss-of-biodiversity-and-extinctions Global Issues: Loss of Biodiversity and Extinctions

http://www.greenfacts.org/en/biodiversity/ GreenFacts Scientific Facts About Biodiversity

BIOMES & ECOSYSTEMS

pubs.usgs.gov/gip/deserts   Deserts: Geology and Resources

www.forests.org/  Gaia Forest Conservation Archives

 www.usd.edu/anth/epa/dust.html  The Dust Bowl

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php University of California School of Paleontology: The World's Biomes

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/world_biomes.htm World's Biomes

EASTER ISLAND

http://www.sacredsites.com/americas/chile/easter_island.html

http://www.allaboutpopularissues.org/easter-island.htm

http://www.allaboutpopularissues.org/easter-island.htm

ENERGY

www.fe.doe.gov  Fossil Energy Web Network

www.api.org  American Petroleum Institute

www.awea.org  American Wind Energy Association

http://www.worldcoal.org/  Industry position on coal

http://www.bydesign.com/fossilfuels/crisis/html/coal_and_electricity.html Environmental Issues of coal use

EVOLUTION

http://darwin-online.org.uk/  Darwin on-line.  Everything that has was ever published by Darwin and than some

www.nature.com/nature/ancestor/index.html  Current and classic articles focusing on human origins

www.tamu.edu/anthropology/news.html

http://www.quia.com/cb/279246.html

http://www.quia.com/cb/253722.html  Evolution challenge

http://www.quia.com/ba/18821.html Evolution battleship

http://www.quia.com/cb/204516.html  Evolution Jeopardy

http://www.geneticorigins.org/geneticorigins/  Genetic origins: The study of DNA begins with your DNA

http://www.eugenicsarchive.org/eugenics/  History of the eugenics movement

FOOTPRINT

www.ecofoot.org Ecological Footprint Quiz. This site gives you a little avatar that walks back and forth as the site adds up your scores.

http://www.footprintnetwork.org Global Footprint Network

http://www.myfootprint.org/ Ecological footprint.  What is your ecological footprint?

http://www.zerofootprint.net/  Zero carbon footprint.  Includes a calculator

http://www.bp.com/iframe.do?categoryId=9023118&contentId=7045317&nicam=USCSBaselineQ109&nisrc=Google&nigrp=BL_General_-_Alternative_Energy&niadv=Carbon_Calculator_-_General&nipkw=carbon_foot_print  Carbon Footprint calculator from British Petroleum.

http://www.carbonfootprint.com/  Carbon footprint

FOOD RESOURCES

www.fao.org  United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

http://www.greenomes.org/  Plant genome labs:  Detect genetic engineering

OCEANS, MARINE ENVIRONMENTS & MARINE LIFE

http://www.cousteau.org/ The Cousteau Society

coral.aoml.noaa.gov/  Coral Health Monitoring Page

www.mangrove.org  Mangrove Replenishment Initiative

www.dinofish.com/ Ceolacanth's (There is even a virtual web cam)

http://www.topp.org/  Tagging of Pacific Predators.  They race sea turtles.

POPULATION

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/overpopulation/overpopulation.html  Uses satellite imagery, video to explore issues of overpopulation

www.zpg.org  Zero Population Growth

www.unfpa.org  United Nations Fund for Population Activities

www.bcis.gov  INS Home Page

www.prb.org   Population reference bureau

www.populationeducation.org Population education

SUSTAINABLE LIVING

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/earthpulse/sprawl/index_flash.html   The new suburb

http://www.eartheasy.com/ Earth Easy Sustainable Living

http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=24199 Metro People. Places. Open Spaces

http://www.envirolink.org/topics.html?topicsku=2002119211115&topic=Sustainable%20Living&topictype=topic Links to sustainable livingn

WATER

www.waterwiser.org  Water wiser

http://www.csgnetwork.com/waterusagecalc.html  Calculates water usage

http://water.usgs.gov/ Water resources in the U.S.

http://www.water.ca.gov/ California water resources

http://www.awra.org/ American Water Resources Association

http://www.worldwater.org/ The World's Water

http://www.worldwatercouncil.org/ World Water Council

WASTE DISPOSAL & RECYCLING

http://www.grrn.org/zerowaste/grrn1.html  Zero waste movement

http://cygnus-group.com/use-less-stuff/ULSDAY/42ways.html  Ways of limiting waste.  With an emphasis of reducing holiday waste

http://www.umich.edu/~gs265/society/wastedisposal.htm Waste disposal article

http://www.epa.gov/osw/ EPA Waste Disposal

http://www.epa.gov/waste/nonhaz/municipal/index.htm EPA Municipal Solid Waste

http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/rrr/index.htm EPA Reduce, Reuse, and  Recycle

http://www.reuserecycle.net/ Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

http://recyclespot.org/ Your Spot for Recycling

LIBRARY DATABASES

When you are researching start at the library. They have a great assortment of journals on a variety of subjects. In addition, they have a great database. However, sometimes you can only preview abstracts. You need the whole article for your current event. Remember just because an article is on the database does not make it relevant to your subject.

This is an excellent source of information. You need a password to enter the databases. The password is your KCTCS log-on and password

http://www.octc.kctcs.edu/library/

bulletGo to FIND ARTICLES (top line)
bulletPick a DATA BASE.  A data base is not a journal.  It is a search engine. So saying something is from ProQuest is like saying it is from GOOGLE or YAHOO.
bulletClick on the name of the database.
bulletProquest
bulletEbsco
bulletGale (Infotac)

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