Environmental Information Sources: Web Sites and Books

By Shrode, Flora | Electronic Green Journal, Spring 2011 | Go to article overview

Environmental Information Sources: Web Sites and Books


Shrode, Flora, Electronic Green Journal


Keywords:

environment, ecology, sustainability, water, land, conservation, water, forests, oceans, climate change

This column list website and books on topics related to environmental topics

Web Sites are listed in the following categories:

Commercial Entities

Educational Institutions

International

Nonprofit and Research Organizations

U.S. Federal and State Government Agencies

Books

Commercial Entities

GreenAnswers.com

http://greenanswers.com/

GreenAnswers is a free question and answer site designed to promote environmental education through an open forum and occasional debate. In addition to questions and answers, readers will find news articles and blog posts written by people with strong backgrounds in environmental science.

Greendex: Survey of Sustainable Consumption

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/greendex/index.html

National Geographic works with GlobeScan, a global public opinion and stakeholder research group, "to develop an international research approach to measure and monitor consumer progress towards environmentally sustainable consumption." The primary goals are to provide regular quantitative measures of consumer behavior and to promote sustainable consumption. In a quantitative consumer study of 17,000 consumers in a total of 17 countries (14 in 2008), researchers asked about behaviors such as energy use and conservation, transportation, food sources, use of green versus traditional products, attitudes toward the environment and sustainability, and knowledge of environmental issues. International experts analyzed the data to identify behaviors that are most critical to investigate. Visitors to the site can use an interactive map to learn about greenness of countries studied and a Greendex calculator to discover the degree of sustainability reflected by their own behavior. *

National Geographic: Environment

http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/

Facts, figures, news, photos, quizzes, and much more are featured in the Environment section of National Geographic's website. Topics include energy, freshwater, global warming, habitats, natural disasters, and the ocean. A Green Guide enables readers to assess their behavior with regard to sustainability and offers information on topics like home and garden, parenting, food, and travel and transportation. A blog and monthly newsletter are also available. *

Nature Milestones

http://www.nature.com/milestones/index.html

The highly acclaimed journal Nature provides this website that "highlights key discoveries that have shaped different scientific fields and enables the wider recognition of these classic findings that are often recognized only by those in the field." Ten topics are featured on the site; some examples are gene expression, cell division, light microscopy, cutaneous biology, and cancer. Each section provides an interactive timeline, scientific commentaries, and collections of articles from the Nature Publishing Group. The complete collection of milestones spans 1600 to 2001, and relevant events and discoveries among the milestones are linked to the featured topics. The text for each milestone has a list of references. This site was recognized in the Scout Report's "Best Of" list for 2009 -2010. *

Scientific American: Energy & Sustainability

http://www.scientificamerican.com/energy-and-sustainability

This website is developed and maintained by the publisher of Scientific American to provide readers with reliable information about scientific subjects. Energy and sustainability is one topic for which the publisher maintains a broad collection of information; sub-topics on the website are environment, alternative energy technology, clean air policy, climate, ecology, green living, and energy technology. "Latest articles," "Latest Headlines," and "Popular Topics" link to breaking stories and other reports on hot topics. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Environmental Information Sources: Web Sites and Books
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.