“Environmental History Resources is a fantastic website, maintained by Dr. Jan Oosthoek, an environmental historian based at the University of Newcastle, that explores how “environmental changes, often the result of human actions, have caused historical trends.” The website features the award-winning podcast and the podcasts are available for visitors to listen to for the years of 2006 to 2010, with the 40th podcast episode on the lost wetlands of England posted in mid-December 2010. Visitors will find that each podcast episode has a good written synopsis that accompanies it, including literature cited, websites mentioned, and music featured, when applicable. Moving along, visitors will find a podcast in the “Podcasts 2008” section which addresses “Disasters, history and the cultures of coping”. It uses the example of the Philippines, which has more tsunamis, volcanoes and earthquakes than any other country in the world, to show how “persistent threat and reality of disasters shapes the history, social and cultural development of societies.”
Source: Wisconsin Scout Report, Univ. Wisc. Mar. 18, 2011
Here is the home page of the Nature Conservancy. One can sign up for their free e-newsletter. Here is the latest issue. There is a blog, with links to many conservation-related blogs. There are podcasts, short articles, photos and volunteer opportunities, etc.
“The intersection between ecology, art, and technology is a complex one, and one that provides the inspiration for the EcoArtTech organization. The organization was created in 2005 and they are primarily interested in “working with digital, networked, and sustainable technologies and contemporary environments to create art about the environmentality of modern life.” Their work is funded by Colgate University, the Turbulence Commission, and the Pine Lake Environmental Campus of Hartwick College. From the homepage, visitors can learn about some recent projects, view video podcasts of installations, and learn more about upcoming events and exhibits. The projects include “Frontier Mythology” which is a mobile, solar-powered environmental digital video and FM radio installation made of recycled shipping pallets. Visitors can watch the Quick Time documentary that profiles this installation, and they may want to mention it to friends and colleagues. Overall, it’s a fine site and one that is quite thought provoking.” [KMG]