Keith C. Heidorn Victoria company providing consulting, writing and editing services on the topics of environmental sciences and lifestyle with expertise in atmospheric sciences and global change. http://www.islandnet.com/~see/
Global Warming Government reports into the likely effects of climate change on public health. Includes news and research reports, and links to related articles. http://ehis.niehs.nih.gov/topic/global/toc.html
Extractions: September 2005 Jonathan A. Patz, Michael A. McGeehin, Susan M. Bernard, Kristie L. Ebi, Paul R. Epstein, Anne Grambsch, Duane J. Gubler, Paul Reiter, Isabelle Romieu, Joan B. Rose, Jonathan M. Samet, and Juli Trtanj (108: 367-376) Simon Hales, Phil Weinstein, Yvan Souares, and Alistair Woodward (107:99-102) Janice Longstreth (107S1:169-179) Jonathan A. Patz, Willem J.M. Martens, Dana A. Focks, and Theo H. Jetten (106:147-153) Eleanor R. Cross and Kenneth C. Hyams (104:724-727)
Alpine Lakes Extreme Ecosystems Under The Pressures Of Global Change Describes the sensitivity to environmental change of high mountain lakes, and assesses their use as early warning systems. Includes diagrams, graphs, references, and pictures. From Roland Psenner, Professor of Limnology at the University of Innsbruck. http://www.eawag.ch/publications/eawagnews/www_en55/en55e_printer/en55e_psenner_
Extractions: Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Oceans, Fisheries, and Marine Conservation Calendar of International Events Environment and Conservation Global Climate Change ... Related Links The Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), headed by Acting Assistant Secretary Anthony F. Rock , coordinates an extensive portfolio of issues related to science, the environment, and the world's oceans. The Oceans and Fisheries Directorate, headed by David A. Balton Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans and Fisheries has two offices dedicated to international oceans issues. The Office of Marine Conservation focuses on international fisheries matters and related problems and the Office of Oceans Affairs has primary responsibility for international ocean law and policy, marine pollution, marine mammals, polar affairs, maritime boundaries, and marine science. The Environment Directorate, led by Deputy Assistant Secretary
Earth System Science Center Brings together the Departments of Geosciences, Meteorology, Geography, and Energy, environmental, and Mineral Economics to search for links between the Earth's physical processes and past and future global change. http://www.essc.psu.edu/
Global Change Research Group - Home Page Group conducting research to elucidate the responses of plants and ecosystems to elevated CO2 in order to aid the understanding of potential environmental changes. http://www.sci.sdsu.edu/GCRG/
Extractions: History Mission Research Personnel ... Annex CONAHEC web site Educational Program for Atmospheric Science Education in the San Diego/Tijuana/Ensenada Border Region 2004 NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars Dr. Walter C. Oechel is one of eight scientists selected to receive NSF Director's Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars. Click below for details. National Science Foundation Web Site for 2004 Sustainability of Coastal Ecosystems: Land - Sea Interactions Visit our new Annex website. Data On Line Near real time and historical data from a network of internet connected research sites is now available on line. Meteorological and carbon flux data for research sites in the Alaskan Arctic tundra, San Diego chaparral, and Cardon/Larrea desert at La Paz, BCS, Mexico can be accessed from our On Line Data Pages Note: These pages are still under constuction so please bear with us. Related pages also available:
EO Experiments: Patterns Of Change It is sometimes hard to visualize patterns of environmental harder still for most people to imagine changes that occur on a continental or global scale. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Laboratory/Datasets/
Extractions: It is sometimes hard to visualize patterns of environmental changeincluding causes and effects of changein our own neighborhoods or states. It is harder still for most people to imagine changes that occur on a continental or global scale. From the unique vantage point of space, satellite sensors give us a perspective on our world that allows us to observe and measure the myriad cause-and-effect relationships involved in environmental and climatic change. download the QuickTime software for free. Internet Explorer for Windows users see below). Teachers should click to access the Teacher Resources . Please be aware that some of the accompanying animations can be in excess of 2MB in size. These exercises were developed by Ereni Gleason and Kelly An, Earth Observatory interns during the summer of 2001. Note: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/qtcheck/ where you will be prompted to download and install this control if you do not already have it. Activity #1: Comparing ozone levels in October 1979 to those in October 2000 (298kb) Activity #2: Comparing surface temperatures in January 1990 to temperatures in June 1990 (335kb) Activity #3: Comparing 1km fires to precipitation during the period from April 1992 to December 1993 (348kb) Activity #4: Comparing vegetation to precipitation during the period from July 1987 to August 1994 (1.94MB)
UNDP/GEF of projects in the environmental focal areas of biodiversity, climate change, global Environment Facility Unit (UNDPGEF) 304 East 45th Street http://www.undp.org/gef/
Extractions: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) , the development arm of the United Nations, was designated by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as one of its three Implementing Agencies. With its special mandate from the United Nations General Assembly and global conventions, UNDP works to advance the UN agenda on development. By drawing extensively on its broad network of country offices and country contacts, special knowledge of development issues, thematic expertise and country-specific experience, UNDP assists countries to achieve their development goals. UNDP provides support to countries in the development of effective policies and institutions, such as integrating environmental and development objectives into national development agendas and processes, to protect the environment as well as reduce poverty.
Work4World Campaigning for changes on global employment, Social responsibility/Justice and environmental issues. http://website.lineone.net/~wfw1/work4world/index.htm
WFTV.com - IcFlorida environmental alliance committed to public education on global warming issues in Florida, and to influencing responsible public policy changes on environmental issues that contribute to global warming. http://www.icflorida.com/community/groups/nrdcalliance/
Extractions: Search Make icFlorida.com Your Homepage Contact icFlorida.com Sign up for E-News icFlorida.com Saturday, September 17, 2005 5:28 am EDT In Your Dreams! From a classic 1960s television show was born an endearing and iconic character that has truly stood the test of time. Friday night rub the lamp and make a wish as Cocoa Beach celebrates 40 years of enchantment at the We Dream of Jeannie Festival . The event features delicious food, live music, a Jeannie look-alike contest and more. More Details Grand Funk Fun WFTV Channel 9 and WMMO 98.9FM team up to bring Orlando another installment of the hugely-popular Downtown Concert Series , this Saturday night . No tickets necessary, because a ride on the Grand Funk Railroad is FREE , and the Loco-Motion is going to be Some Kind of Wonderful More Details High Octane Humor Who knows what kind of hilarious high jinx will happen at Hard Rock Live Friday night , when comedian/actor Drew Carey hits the stage with the Improv All Stars ? Drew and his crew will serve up loads of laughs with a variety of outrageous and entertaining improvisational comedy games.
Extractions: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Kyoto, Japan. Guest/Visitor Information Plus an application for using our materials for your course Interactive Discussion on Course Topics Student Registration for ISU students and others taking the course Learning Unit Topics Teaching with the Internet Portfolio, student surveys, and publications Student Papers Copies that students volunteered to have electronically published Contributing Members of the ISU Global Change Course Team Hot links Em Português Em construção En Español ( Bajo construcción 1996 Winner, Iowa Educational Technology Showcase Award. Iowa State University. Any comments, suggestions or permission to use materials from this course should be directed to: Dr. Eugene S. Takle
Extractions: 17 September 2005 JOBS JOB OF THE WEEK Science Outreach Specialist Joint Astronomy Center Hilo, US Hawaii Biologist/Ecologist ... Physicists who say they have cracked the riddle of "singing" sand dunes are compiling a CD of sand music News 17 September 2005 BREAKING NEWS 13:31 12 September 2005 18:45 07 September 2005 11:09 05 September 2005 10:30 03 September 2005 14:30 02 September 2005 more all Breaking News EXPERT GUIDE Pick of the Archive Briefing Notes Web Links Bookworm ... more Special Reports ARTICLES There are only 25 wild-born blue iguanas left on the Caribbean island, but can conservationists pull off one of the greatest rescues of all time? Features - 17 September 2005 Human history has been shaped by the shifting mosaic beneath our feet, says Richard Fortey Features - 17 September 2005 It's here. If we don't react then war, pestilence and famine will follow close behind, says R K Pachauri
Pacific Institute Environment and Security global change The global change Program focuses on the impacts of climate change on water supplies, wildlife, the environment http://www.pacinst.org/topics/
Extractions: New Report Details Sustainable Vision for California Water Institute Launches Searchable Water and Conflict Bibliography Climate Change and California Water: Revised Report Summarizes Threats More... The Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice Program integrates the Institute's research skills with the strengths of community-based groups to foster environmental justice. Environmental Indicators Project Environmental Justice Coalition for Water RELATED NEWS
Global Environment Information about threats to the global environment from climate change, invasive species, and the loss of biological diversity, which includes the role of http://www.ucsusa.org/global_environment/index.cfm
Global Environment Facility The global Environment Facility (GEF), established in 1991, helps developing GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, http://www.gefweb.org/
Extractions: . Joint Summaries The Global Environment Facility (GEF), established in 1991, helps developing countries fund projects and programs that protect the global environment. GEF grants support projects related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, the ozone layer, and persistent organic pollutants. More About GEF September 8, 2005.
EPA : Global Warming : Climate US environmental Protection Agency. global Warming Climate Graph of global Temperature Changes 1880 - 2000. Increasing concentrations of greenhouse http://yosemite.epa.gov/OAR/globalwarming.nsf/content/Climate.html
Extractions: Why are greenhouse gas concentrations increasing? Scientists generally believe that the combustion of fossil fuels and other human activities are the primary reason for the increased concentration of carbon dioxide. Plant respiration and the decomposition of organic matter release more than 10 times the CO released by human activities; but these releases have generally been in balance during the centuries leading up to the industrial revolution with carbon dioxide absorbed by terrestrial vegetation and the oceans. What has changed in the last few hundred years is the additional release of carbon dioxide by human activities. Fossil fuels burned to run cars and trucks, heat homes and businesses, and power factories are responsible for about 98% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, 24% of methane emissions, and 18% of nitrous oxide emissions. Increased agriculture, deforestation, landfills, industrial production, and mining also contribute a significant share of emissions. In 1997, the United States emitted about one-fifth of total global greenhouse gases.
Extractions: Adaptation to Climate Change: Perspectives Across Scales Volume 15, Issue 1 , Pages 1-74 (April 2005) Volume 14 Volume 13 Volume 12 Volume 11 ... Volume 1 Alert me when new Journal Issues are available Add this journal to My Favorite Journals Sample Issue Online More Publication Info Information for Authors