AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over Indonesia
Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry and will monitor air pollution around the world on a daily basis. Aura measures five of the six "Criteria Pollutants" identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
US National Assessment of the Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change
The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was created as a high-priority national research program to: address key uncertainties about changes in the Earth's global environmental system, both natural and human-induced; monitor, understand, and predict global change; and provide a sound ...
"Global Enterprise for Micro-Mechanics and Molecular Medicine (GEM4), Summer 2006"
"GEM4 VisionGEM4 has brought together researchers and professionals in major institutions across the globe with distinctly different, but complementary, expertise and facilities to address significant problems at the intersections of select topics of engineering, life sciences, technology, medicine and public health.GEM4 creates new models for interactions across scientific disciplinary boundaries whereby problems spanning the range of fundamental science to clinical studies and public health ca
The carbon cycle: what goes around comes around
Resources provided in this publication will allow you to facilitate your students’ application of carbon, carbon compounds, and carbon cycle knowledge to real environmental issues. In this way they apply knowledge, analyze issues, synthesize concepts, and evaluate proposed solutions.
Playing with Technology: Joe Mangrum
SPARK catches up with Joe Mangrum as he installs his new piece entitled "Birth/Death" at Red Ink Studios in San Francisco. This Educator Guide is about land and environmental art, and the cultural significance of mandalas.
Soil: The Great Decomposer
The purpose of this resource is to understand that soil, under different environmental conditions, plays a role in the decomposition of organic materials. Students use bottle experiments to observe changes in the decomposition of vegetable scraps. Students vary temperature, moisture, and light conditions to determine the conditions that best facilitate the decomposition of organic material in soil.
NLM: Environmental Health and Toxicology for Students and Educators
This website from the National Library of Medicine focuses on toxicology. The site features an interactive guide to potentially toxic substances and environmental health issues in everyday places, several college level tutorials covering the principles of toxicology, a household products database with potential health effects of chemicals for over 5,000 common household products, and more.
The Study of Development Using Red Algae
This exercise can be used to demonstrate developmental processes at the cellular level, environmental control of photosynthesis, and cell enlargement by using red algae, which is well-suited for these types of experiments.
Genetically Modified Food: Golden Rice: Help or Hazard?
This online article is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Genetically Modified Food: Golden Rice, part of the Genetics, Genomics, Genethics seminar, briefly covers: why more than a million people in developing countries are struck with irreversible blindness; the proposed solution of genetically engineering rice to contain carotenoid, the precursor of Vitamin A; environmental concerns ab
Biologist E.O. Wilson and Washington DC's Earth Conservation Corps
Dedicating his life to the exploration of life on Earth, E.O. Wilson is one of the world's foremost authorities on biology. Bill Moyers Journal profiles the author of 25 Books and recipient of two Pulitzer Prizes, who speaks about what humankind needs to understand about the Earth to heal it and about his latest project The Encyclopedia of life - a digital, online catalog of every single living species on the planet. And, Bill Moyers Journal updates a report on the non-profit group, the Earth Co
Domestic Spying, The Terror Presidency from the Inside, Mountaintop Mining
Bill Moyers interviews executive director of the American Civil liberties Union Anthony D. Romero and former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards about wiretapping and domestic surveillance. And, Jack Goldsmith, former head the Office of legal Counsel at the Justice Department, gives an insider's view of advising the President on the limits of executive power during the war on terror. Also on the program, as proposed new rules may allow coal companies to expand mountain top removal mining, Bil
Rachel Carson's legacy.
Forty-five years after the publication of Rachel Carson's landmark book Silent Spring, which launched the modern environmental movement, her disturbing story of how toxic chemicals were poisoning the earth still resonates. But who was Rachel Carson? And what can the ferocious debate she started and the vicious attacks she endured tell us about environmentalism in the 21st century? Bill Moyers Journal looks at the life and legacy of Rachel Carson through an extraordinary portrayal of her in a o
The Evolution of God
In his new book, THE EVOlUTION OF GOD, bestselling author Robert Wright examines how the idea of God has changed through history. Wright sits down with Bill Moyers to discuss why he thinks the notion of God - real or not - is imperative to a moral society. And, Bill Moyers talks with two environmental activists who are disappointed in Obama's progress on climate change. Plus, a Bill Moyers essay on health care.
The School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering has concerns about the lack of knowledge amongst school pupils, and their teachers, of the type of work undertaken by an Environmental Engineer. The interactive presentation was developed as part of an awareness raising exercise for aspects of Environmental Engineering. Targeted at KS3 pupils particularly in Year 9 (Y9) the themes of air/ soil/water pollution were chosen because of their links to the KS3 National Curriculum for Science ( eg un
Calibrated Peer Review: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region
In this assignment, students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance. Also included are the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production. Students then walk through an online case ...
Virtual Oil Well Game
This online strategy game has the player as a prospector trying to find oil, working with a limited budget. The player collects and interprets seismic data to search for oil traps. Players are required to file environmental impact statements before drilling and use drill logs to determine when to start ...
AURA-OMI Tropospheric Ozone over South America and Africa
Auras instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry and will monitor of air pollution around the world on a daily basis. Aura measures five of the six "Criteria Pollutants" identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this animation, Aura shows a large concentration ...
The Story of Bottled Water (2010)
The Story of Bottled Water shows the environmental problems created by water sold in plastic bottles. It is eight minutes in duration and points out how the bottled water industry created an industry based on fear. There is only one side to this video, but the facts presented are pretty overwhelming. This video would be best to raise awareness of recycling and question the need for such products. The video also addresses marketing tactics and manufactured demand and could jumpstart a nice classr
Environmental Science : What Pollutes the Air?
Pollution in the air can be caused by substances that are both man-made and natural compounds. Find out how air pollution can be caused by volcanic eruptions with help from the chair of a department of environmental studies in this video on air pollution.
Expert: Jack Hall
Bio: Dr. Jack Hall is the department chair in the department of environmental studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Filmmaker: Rendered Communications
Communities and Environmental Laws
This video shows how a community/citizens can work with the environmental laws that are there to protect you. It is a professional video that shows cases where ordinary citizens (mostly minorities) have fought against environmental polluters. (This video is good for showing students how to organize themselves against inequities. )