Environmental Science:
How the World Works and Your Place in It


Environmental Science Links

Student Edition

Teacher's Manual

Issues & Investigations

Teacher's Notes


Study Guide

PowerPoint Presentation

2002 Links
2007 Links

The following list of websites is a compilation of all the links presented throughout the text.

Unit 1: Introduction to Ecology
Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change http://edcwww.cr.usgs.gov/earthshots/slow/tableofcontents, 2
Biosphere 2 http://www.bio2.com, 3
North American Bluebird Society http://nabluebirdsociety.org, 7
The Wood Duck http://www.jsonline.com/outdoors/wildlife/woodduck.stm, 7
Department of Agriculture: Government of Western Australia http://www.agric.wa.gov.au, 11
Birds of Prey http://www.buteo.com, 20
Wild Texas: Coyote http://www.wildtexas.com/wildguides/coyote.php, 21
Pennsylvania Game Commission http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/ (search eastern coyote), 21
Timber Wolf Information Network http://www.timberwolfinformation.org, 24
Woods Hole Research Center http://www.whrc.org/carbon/, 31
Pinellas County Utilities http://pubgis.co.pinellas.fl.us/pcuweb_live/index.cfm, 33
Wildland Fire http://www.nps.gov/yell/nature/fire/index.htm, 38
Fire and Aviation Management http://data2.itc.nps.gov/fire/index.cfm, 38
SEI Endangered Species: Marbled Murrelet http://www.sei.org/murrelet.html, 46
US Fish & Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov, 46
Texas Parks & Wildlife http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us, 58
Weeds Gone Wild: Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/, 63
Global Invasive Species Database - Gypsy Moth http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=96&fr=1&sts=, 67
Africanized Honeybee Pest Profile www.cdfa.ca.gov/phpps/pdep/ahb_profile.htm, 68
Sting Shield Insect Veil http://www.stingshield.com, 68
USDA-CDFA Mediterranean Fruit Fly Exclusion Program http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/phpps/pdep/prpinfo/, 69
Florida Panther Net http://www.panther.state.fl.us, 73
US Fish & Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov, 72
The Case of the Disappearing Frogs http://www.aquarium.org/disappearingfrogs/corepage.htm, 73
National Wildlife Federation http://www.nwf.org/wildlife, 73
Save the Tiger Fund http://www.savethetigerfund.org, 73
The Peregrine Fund http://www.peregrinefund.org, 76
National Park Service http://www.nps.gov (search bison), 77
National Wildlife Federation: Buffalo http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/buffalo/, 77
US Fish & Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov (search wolves), 78
National Park Service http://www.nps.gov (search wolves), 78
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources http://www.dnr.state.mn.us (search wolves), 78
International Wolf Center http://www.wolf.org, 78
National Wildlife Federation http://www.nwf.org (search Habitat Conservation Plan), 79
US Fish & Wildlife Service http://www.fws.gov (search Habitat Conservation Plan), 79
America’s National Wildlife Refuge System http://www.fws.gov/refuges/, 83
Deer Management http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/deermgmt.asp, 85

Unit 2: The Atmosphere
Ozone Depletion http://www.epa.gov/docs/ozone, 93
Stratospheric Ozone http://www.ozonelayer.noaa.gov, 93
Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer http://toms.gsfc.nasa.gov, 96
National Severe Storms Laboratory http://www.nssl.noaa.gov, 105
National Hurricane Center http://www.nhc.noaa.gov, 105
Interactive Weather Information Network http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov, 105
National Weather Service http://www.nws.noaa.gov, 105
Global Warming—State Impacts http://yosemite.epa.gov/OAR/globalwarming.nsf/content/ImpactsStateImpacts.html, 113
AIRNow http://cfpub.epa.gov/airnow/, 120
Nonattainment Area Map http://www.epa.gov/air/oaqps/greenbk/mapnpoll.html, 121, 124
Indoor Air Quality in Homes http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/, 125
Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov (search lead), 131
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov (search lead), 131
Gaseous Pollutants, Ozone, and Smog http://www.nps.gov/shen/pphtml/23highlights499.html, 133
Calculate Your Radiation Dose http://www.epa.gov/radiation/students/calculate.html, 142
Radon http://www.epa.gov/iaq/radon, 146
National Radon Proficiency Program http://www.radongas.org, 147
National Radon Safety Board http://www.nrsb.org, 147
Top 20 Hazardous Substances http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/cxcx3.html, 159
Mid-Atlantic Superfund—Palmerton Zinc http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/super/sites/PAD002395887/, 161
Palmerton Citizens for a Clean Environment http://www.palmertoncitizens.org, 161
Superfund http://www.epa.gov/superfund, 162
Toxics Release Inventory Program http://www.epa.gov/tri, 168
Office of Air & Radiation http://www.epa.gov/oar, 171
Acid Rain http://www.epa.gov/acidrain, 171, 184
National Atmospheric Deposition Program http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu, 171

Unit 3: Food for the Table
Corn Palace http://www.cornpalace.org, 201
Natural Resources Conservation Service http://www.nrcs.usda.gov, 216
Nitty Gritty Soil Facts: The Dirt on Dirt http://www.florence.ars.usda.gov/kidsonly/high/hsdrt.htm, 216
Farm Service Agency http://www.fsa.usda.gov, 228
Badlands National Park http://www.nps.gov/badl, 231
Badlands National Park http://www.badlands.national-park.com, 231
The Population Institute http://www.populationinstitute.org, 233
Population Reference Bureau http://www.prb.org, 233
Food Safety http://www.foodsafety.gov, 236
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology http://www.cast-science.org, 236
Iowa State University Extension http://www.exnet.iastate.edu, 236
Idaho OnePlan—Organic Farming http://www.oneplan.org/Crop/OrganicFarming.shtml, 244
Northeast Organic Farming Association Vermont http://nofavt.org, 244
California Certified Organic Farmers http://www.ccof.org, 244
International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds http://www.weedscience.org, 254
The Extension Toxicology Network http://extoxnet.orst.edu, 262
Pesticides and Food http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/food, 266
The Phaseout of Methyl Bromide http://www.epa.gov/spdpublc/mbr/, 272
Azinphos-Methyl IRED Facts http://www.epa.gov/REDs/factsheets/azm_fs.htm, 274
School IPM http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu, 281

Unit 4: Water as an Ecosystem
Science in Your Watershed http://water.usgs.gov/wsc, 284
Bureau of Land Management Learning Landscapes http://www.blm.gov/education/, 285
The Stream Study http://www.people.virginia.edu/~sos-iwla, 292
Aquatic Weed Control http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/nreos/wild/fisheries/weed_mgt/grasscarp/index.html, 303
Water Science for Schools http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu, 308
American Rivers http://www.americanrivers.org, 315
Can the Everglades Survive? http://www.nps.gov/ever/home.htm, 318
Mono Lake http://www.monolake.org, 323
Wetlands, Oceans, & Watersheds http://www.epa.gov/owow, 327
Louisiana Coast http://www.lacoast.gov, 327
Chesapeake Bay Foundation http://www.cbf.org, 336
Chesapeake Bay Program http://www.chesapeakebay.net, 336
American Rivers—Dam Removal http://www.americanrivers.org (select Dam Removal), 347
Charles River Watershed Association http://www.crwa.org, 363
Water Where You Live http://www.epa.gov/ow/states, 364

Unit 5: Water for the People
Chemical Right-to-Know Initiative http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/chemrtk, 377
Envirofacts Data Warehouse http://www.epa.gov/enviro, 377
Toxics Release Inventory Program http://www.epa.gov/tri, 377
Superfund http://www.epa.gov/region01/superfund/ (search Wells G & H), 378
Beyond a Civil Action http://www.civil-action.com, 378
Scorecard: The Pollution Information Site http://www.scorecard.org, 378
Fish Advisories http://www.epa.gov/OST/fishadvice, 379
Water—Regional and State Links http://www.epa.gov/ow/region.html, 379
A Woman’s Guide to Eating Fish and Seafood http://www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/foodweb/fishguid.htm, 379
A Toxic Heritage—The Hudson River PCB Story http://clearwater.org/pcb.html, 379
Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov (search underground storage tank program), 381 Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation http://www.rbrc.org, 389
Cholera http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/en/, 393
Ground Water & Drinking Water http://www.epa.gov/safewater, 393
Water Where You Live http://www.epa.gov/ow/states, 394
Water Where You Live: Illinois http://www.epa.gov/ow/states/IL, 394
Ground Water & Drinking Water http://www.epa.gov/safewater/, 395
NSF International http://www.nsf.org, 399
New York City Department of Environmental Protection http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/dep, 402
NSF International http://www.nsf.org, 408
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov, 414
American Dental Association http://www.ada.org, 414
National Cancer Institute http://www.nci.nih.gov, 414
California Dental Association Online http://www.cda.org, 414
American Academy of Family Physicians http://www.aafp.org, 414
Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov, 414
National Center for Fluoridation Policy and Research http://fluoride.oralhealth.org, 414
City of Tucson http://www.ci.tucson.az.us, 424
New York City http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us, 424
USGS Educational Resources http://education.usgs.gov, 430

Unit 6: Energy
Oil Program http://www.epa.gov/oilspill/eduhome.htm, 442
American Petroleum Institute http://www.api.org, 443
Kentucky Educational Television http://www.ket.org, 446
The Energy Resources Program http://energy.usgs.gov, 446
US Department of Energy http://www.doe.gov, 447
Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism http://www3.hawaii.gov/DBEDT/, 449, 456
Energy Guide http://www.energyguide.com, 450, 453, 454, 456
National Renewable Energy Laboratory http://www.nrel.gov, 450
Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov (search Yucca Mountain), 452
Geothermal Energy http://www.eere.energy.gov/RE/geothermal.html, 453
National Renewable Energy Laboratory http://www.nrel.gov, 453
Oak Ridge National Laboratory http://www.ornl.gov, 453
Environmental Defense
http://www.environmentaldefense.org, 453
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy http://www.eere.energy.gov, 454
American Wind Energy Association http://www.awea.org, 455
Wind Energy http://www.eere.energy.gov/RE/wind.html, 455
California Energy Commission http://www.energy.ca.gov, 455
Windpower Monthly http://windpower-monthly.com, 455
Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory http://www.esd.ornl.gov, 456
PEM Fuel Cell Animation http://www.humboldt.edu/~serc/animation.html, 458
Municipal Solid Waste http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/muncpl/, 470

Lab & Field Investigations
NOAA/EPA Ultraviolet Index Forecast http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/us/ultraviolet.html, 481
Ground Water & Drinking Water http://www.epa.gov/safewater, 495
American Wind Energy Association http://www.awea.org, 500
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy http://www.eere.energy.gov, 500
California Energy Commission http://www.energy.ca.gov, 500
Windpower Monthly http://windpower-monthly.com, 500