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Lesson Plans
  1. Contaminants: How They Move and Change (MicroWorlds)
      Describes how contaminants move and change in an ecosystem.

Lists
  1. Alternative Energy - By Type of Information (About.com - Teuwen)
      Provides news, facts, statistics, jobs, research, and more. Includes solar, wind, biofuels, and other sustainable energy sources that are alternatives to fossil fuels. 2-01

  2. Alternative Energy Businesses (Momentum Technologies - Source Guide)
      Provides listings of businesses by location, product type, business type, and business name. 5-01

  3. Alternative Energy News (About.com - Teuwen)
      Provides news, facts, statistics, treatments, symptoms, a glossary, and more. 2-01

  4. Alternative Power Systems (AAPSPower.com)
      Provides sources of products that provide alternative energy, such as wind energy. 3-01

  5. Ground Pollution (envirolink.org)
      Provides articles and sources of information by subject. 3-03

News
  1. -Environment News (MSNBC.com)
      Provides news on methods to improve the environment, such as alternative fuels.

Papers
  1. Thirty-one Synthetic Compounds Found in Earthworms (EarthEasy.com)
      "Synthetic compounds have been detected in even the simplest life forms. According to a 2006 study by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), earthworms now have an average 31 pollutants in their bodies, including perfumes, household disinfectants and the antidepressant Prozac." 06-07

  2. -Pollution Scorecard (Environmental Defense Fund) star
      Provides information about pollution in your community. Reports who is polluting, how to contact them, how bad the pollution is, how your community rates compared to others in your area, identifies the toxins involved and provides other useful information to fight pollution. 9-05

  3. American Society of Microbiology
      Provides online issues and information. 1-01

  4. Batteries - Zinc-Air (PowerZinc.com)
      Describes breakthrough air-zinc batteries for a pollution free and more energy efficient solution to storage of electricity. 2-05

  5. Bio-Fuels From Genetics (MSN.com)
      "J. Craig Venter, who gained worldwide fame in 2000 when he mapped the human genetic code, is behind a new start-up called Synthetic Genomics, which plans to create new types of organisms that, ideally, would produce hydrogen, secrete nonpolluting heating oil or be able to break down greenhouse gases."

  6. Bush Strikes Out on the Environment (TWS.org)
      Presents evidence that President Bush has not protected our air, water, or forests effectively. 7-04

  7. Congressional Scorecard (Scorecard)
      Provides an environmental scorecard for members of the U.S. Senate and Congress. 6-01

  8. Earth Day - A History (Infoplease.com)
      Provides a history of Earth Day, celebrated in schools in the United States on April 22nd. (It is also celebrated globally on the Spring equinox.) 4-01

  9. Environmental Advocacy News (GreenPeace.org)
      Provides news related to pollution, sustainability, global warming, and other key environmental issues. 6-02

  10. Environmental Citizen's Award Goes to Moyers (CommonDreams.org)
      "On Wednesday, December 1, 2004, the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School presented its fourth annual Global Environment Citizen Award to Bill Moyers. In presenting the award, Meryl Streep, a member of the Center board, said, 'Through resourceful, intrepid reportage and perceptive voices from the forward edge of the debate, Moyers has examined an environment under siege with the aim of engaging citizens.' " 3-05

  11. Essay in Response to the Bush Energy Plan (Sierra Club)
      "President Bush's energy plan won't work, because it makes the wrong choices. The Bush Administration energy plan ignores high-tech, energy-efficient solutions in favor of increased oil, gas, coal, and nuclear production, while his budget proposal slashes funding for renewable energy and efficiency by a third." 11-02

  12. Experts: Seafood Could Collapse by 2050 (MSNBC News)
      "If current trends of overfishing and pollution continue, by 2050 the populations of just about all seafood face collapse, defined as 90 percent depletion, a team of ecologists and economists warns in a study published in Friday’s issue of the journal Science." 10-06

  13. Faith-Based Environmentalism (EMagazine)
      "One factor in the resurgence of faith-based environmentalism is the 1993 founding of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment (NRPE) by a former radio talk show host and spokesperson for New York City’s Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine named Paul Gorman (see sidebar interview). NRPE quickly proved its effectiveness by joining together and helping educate such disparate and mainstream bodies as the U.S. Catholic Conference (the policy agency for all Catholic bishops, clergy and parishes), the National Council of Churches of Christ (a federation of Protestant, Eastern Orthodox and African-American denominations), the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL, an alliance across all four Jewish movements) and the Evangelical Environmental Network (a coalition of evangelical Christian agencies and institutions)." 5-03

  14. Green Cities (MotherJones.com)
      Describes efforts cities are making to use less polluting sources of energy. 9-01

  15. Health Problems from Pollution from A to Z (NIEHS)
  16. Microbes that Benefit the Environment (Michigan State University)
      Dirtland describes different ways that certain microbes benefit the environment for humans. 2-01

  17. Plan for Reducing Pollution (Green Party)
      Provides the Green Party's plan for reducing pollution, global warming, and creating a sustainable planet. 12-00

  18. Pollution Resources (Lycos)
      Provides dozens of sources of information on water, earth, and air pollution. 6-1-00.

  19. Report: We Are Threatened (BBC News)
      "The most comprehensive survey ever into the state of the planet concludes that human activities threaten the Earth's ability to sustain future generations."

      "Two services - fisheries and fresh water - are said now to be well beyond levels that can sustain current, much less future, demands."7-05

  20. Solutions for the Environment (Awesome Library - Adams)
      Provides a summary of key activities necessary to reduce air and water pollution, reduce the rate of global warming, and more. 1-01

  21. Tallgrass Prairies - Flint Hills (National Park Service)
      Discusses the preservation and management of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in the Flint Hills region of Kansas. 4-01

  22. Trade Agreements Affecting the Environment (World Trade Organization)
      Provides the official WTO Web site. 12-99

Periodicals
  1. Global Environment - An Overview (Kids' Almanac)
      Provides a short statement on the status of the environment on each continent.

Projects
  1. Pollution Control (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism)
      Provides volunteer programs to clean up Oregon.


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