I’ve marked the introduction page, which offers answers to many questions about sustainability and food-related issues.
Description: Texas A&M University presents Ocean World, a Web-based educational resource for oceanography. The feature on coral reefs has the most direct life sciences application, with easy-to-navigate sections about the coral animal, coral reefs as the rainforests of the sea, symbiosis, ecosystem services, and coral reef threats and conservation. The Web site also includes a handy hypertext glossary, an interactive quiz, and annotated links to interesting Web sites, including sites that provide real-time reef images and data. While no formal lesson plans are provided, this Web site could be easily incorporated to a related classroom module for a range of grade levels.
Source: AMSER.org via Scout Report, Univ. Wisc. 6/5/09
This Week’s Report, from the CQ Researcher weekly alert:
“Reducing Your Carbon Footprint” by Thomas J. Billitteri, December 5, 2008
Can individual actions reduce global warming?
As climate change rises closer to the top of the government’s policy agenda – and an economic crisis intensifies – more and more consumers are trying to change their behavior so they pollute and consume less. To reduce their individual “carbon footprints,” many are cutting gasoline and home-heating consumption, choosing locally grown food and recycling. While such actions are important in curbing global warming, the extent to which consumers can reduce or reverse broad-scale environmental damage is open to debate. Moreover, well-intentioned personal actions can have unintended consequences that cancel out positive effects. To have the greatest impact, corporate and government policy must lead the way, many environmental advocates say.
Are measures of individual carbon emissions valid?
Should government do more to encourage individuals to reduce their carbon footprints?
Can individual action significantly reduce global climate change?
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CQ Researcher is an excellent service/publication.
Earth911.org is a practical website. It offers “resources on how to conserve, shop smart and be safe….Access local information by menu/postal code to find options in your area…in the U.S. and Canada.”
Source: Information Outlook, v.10(9), p.7, Sept. 2006 (www.SLA.org)