Academic journal article Electronic Green Journal

Environmental Resources

Academic journal article Electronic Green Journal

Environmental Resources

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Publishers and readers are invited to send material for this column to Flora Shrode, Head, Reference Services, Utah State University Libraries, 3100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-3100, USA. TEL: 435-797-8033, FAX: 435- 797-1546.






Web Sites

Collaborative Learning for Environmental Management (New Zealand)

The Landcare Research Collaborative offers this web site which to provide "information, frameworks, tools and processes which can be used by those wishing to more effectively engage different groups of stakeholders in research and development initiatives. A number of on-line papers and reports are available. Topics covered include participation, organisational learning, group processes, and working with local and indigenous knowledge and values."

Earthwatch Radio from University of Wisconsin

Environmental outreach project whose participants produce 260 two-minute radio programs a year on science and the environment. Earthwatch Radio is distributed monthly to about 125 radio stations on compact discs. Stories are not usually covering breaking news, but Richard Hoops, the program producer, says, "I do think some of our stories are ahead of the curve in the news cycle and that they might be of interest to people who are concerned about global environmental issues." Earthwatch Radio's e-mail distribution service sends out one script every day, Monday-Friday. Find a subscription form at: Information about Earthwatch Radio for educators is available at: Contact: Richard Hoops, Producer, Earthwatch Radio; UW Sea Grant Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison,, TEL: 1-608-263-3149.

The Elephant Sanctuary

This web site presents a sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee, a non-profit organization committed to providing a home for endangered Asian elephants, especially those who are sick or retired from zoos and circuses. [Adapted from an item, copyright 2003, by Librarians' Index to the Internet,]

FDA: Antibiotic Resistance

This USDA sponsored Web site is intended to provide information for the general public about growing problems of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. The site background information and links to articles from the FDA Consumer as well as publications from federal agencies, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and universities and state health departments. [This item adapted from The Internet Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003,]

Global Climate Change Student Information Guide

This online text which, according to the web site, is a "comprehensive work for geology, geography and environmental science students studying climate change," is sponsored by the Manchester Metropolitan University. Chapters in the text cover topics such as the climate system; causes of climate change; empirical observation and climatic reconstruction; climate modeling; and paleo- and contemporary climate change. [This item adapted from The Internet Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003,]

Maximizing Mapping Resources at the Colorado Division of Wildlife

This article by Division employees Michelle Cowardin and Michelle Flenner describes an interactive mapping method created by Colorado Division of Wildlife's GIS group that speeds the process of capturing species distribution data in the field and digitizing it quickly. …

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