Internet Resources - Environment


  • Access Video On Demand
    Enjoy instant access to world-class documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos. All you need is Internet access and a valid library card number! iPad, Android, PC and Mac friendly.
    Browse related subjects: Art, Business, Consumers, Do-It-Yourself, Education, Environment, Geography, History, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Recreation, Religion, Travel
  • Global Issues in Context
    Global Issues in Context uses a wealth of resources to explain the historical and contemporary conditions necessary to understand global issues, conflicts and events. Global Issues in Context supports research in virtually every corner of the library and in a wide variety of subject areas, including sociology, current events, civics, politics, science, economics, cultural/religious studies, women’s studies, human rights, English composition and many more.Use the interactive map to search by geography, or browse by issue, country or region.
    Browse related subjects: Education, Environment, Government, News, Politics
  • Greenfile
    Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 535,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.
    Browse related subjects: Agriculture, Environment, Science
  • Science of Everyday Things
    Expands on the explanations of scientific principles and concepts using a step-by-step approach. Presents theories in their everyday applications for further understanding.
    Browse related subjects: Encyclopedias, Environment, Science

Recommended Websites

  • Beach Watch
    From the EPA. Lists beaches by state. Gives map, closest town, some pollution information.
    Browse related subjects: Environment, Gazetteer, Travel
  • Environmental Issues
    An Internet guide for environmental issues, with feature articles, Website links, and discussion forums. Topics covered include air pollution, recycling, endangered species, acid rain, ozone depletion, water & wetlands, renewable energy, forestry, food issues, population, biodiversity, nuclear waste, and more.
    Browse related subjects: Environment, Infrastructure, Social Issues
    This is the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. The site offers side-by-side comparisons of different automobile makes and models, a hybrid comparison tool, and news regarding fuel economy in the auto industry.
    Browse related subjects: Consumers, Environment, Government, Transportation
  • Global Warming
    This site, maintained by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), offers comprehensive information on the issues of global warming and climate change in an understandable, interesting and meaningful way. Topics covered include: greenhouse emissions, health effects, US policy, scientific studies, and action suggestions for Americans of all ages.
    Browse related subjects: Environment, Social Issues
  • NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
    Provides comprehensive weather information and data for the US. Includes current weather warnings, local and regional forecasts, and historical data.
    Browse related subjects: Environment
  • World Weather Information Service
    From the World Meteorological Organization. Provides past and present weather information and forecasts for various locations world-wide.
    Browse related subjects: Environment

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Did You Know?

Beaches - Nude and Topless in Santa Cruz County

For ordinances concerning nudity on city beaches, contact the city police department. For county beaches, call the sheriff's office. For nudity laws of state parks, check with the state parks system.

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