Environmental Studies

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Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change
United Nations, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Panel summary and full report.

Search for recyclers by material and zip code

Ecosystems collection
National Geographic education collection

Europe's Environment: the fourth assessment
State of the environment report from the European Environment Agency

Food Alliance
A nonprofit organization that certifies farms and ranches and food handlers (including packers, processors and distributors) for sustainable agricultural and business practices

Green Century Funds
Review mutual funds of companies that use sustainable practices

Learn More About Climate Change
From the University of Colorado Boulder, introductory videos, images, articles, to explain the key concepts of climate change

Washington County (Oregon) residents can search their address, and view the potential for solar energy levels available, based on LIDAR data.

Regional urban planning. Includes garbage and recycling, sustainable living, maps, parks, stewardship and more.

Northwest Earth Institute
Discussion courses, course resources, volunteer opportunities

State of the Watersheds report tracks the state of regional watersheds

NASA Global Climate Change
Tickers for key climate indicators on the "Vital Signs of the Planet" taskbar.  Articles, images, and a blog

National Science Digital Library
Nation's online library for education and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

NOAH Climate Monitoring
State of the climate

NOAH Tsunami
Introductory information, videos, and tracking of current or potential tsunamis world wide

Oregon Coastal Atlas
Web map server which can be used by visitors to view a variety of standard, preformatted and commonly requested base and overlay data served in the Atlas archives

Oregon Threatened and Endangered Species List
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

ReliefWeb: Disasters
An information gateway sponsored by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.  This section shows both current and historical natural disasters

Sustainable Northwest
Provides dedicated, nonpartisan support for a community-oriented, conservation-based economy in the West

Toxic Release Inventory Program
Toxic chemical releases and waste management for certain industries, searchable by zip code

Western Environmental Law Center
Nonprofit "public interest law firm" headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, with five regional offices across the West, pursuing protection of wilderness and related environmental concerns



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Columnists and Bloggers

AccuWeather on Global Warming
News from the changing weather front.

Climate 411
Bloggers from the Environmental Defense Fund.

Climate Skeptic
Warren Meyer's unabashed criticisms of global warming claims.

Dot Earth
Andrew Revkin, from the New York Times blogging on environmental topics.

Climate scientists discuss news of the day.


Climate Change: Lines of Evidence, by the National Research Council