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Encyclopedia Earth an electronic resource written by environmental experts, aimed at students and teachers.
 

Endangered Species
 
 
Animal Diversity Web
Animal information from the University of Michigan.  Warning:  Includes animals that are not endangered, too.

Bagheera
http://www.bagheera.com/inthewild/vanishing.htm
A website for the world's endangered species.  Use drop down box to select an animal.

Carribbean Conservation and Sea Turtle Survival League
Learn all about endangered sea turtles and what efforts are being made to save them.
 
Earth's Endangered Species
 
Enchanted Learning
Information on several endangered species.
 
Kids Planet
Red List 
The Red List of Endangered Species
 
What Do You Call a Rhino with a Pink Horn?  Alive

 World Wildlife Fund
Learn about endangered species
 
Colony Collapse Disorder
 

Pollution
 

Air Quality Now
How is the quality of our air?  Check under local forecasts for New York State.

Dirty Secrets
Our seas have become a plastic soup endangering people and animals.  From the PBS series Strange Days on Planet Earth.

Energy; David Suzuki Foundation
The mission of this nonprofit organization is to solve global warming, protect human health, conserve our oceans, and build a sustainable economy.  Learn what is involved in each area and how to take action.

Energy Star Kids
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=kids.kids_index
Ways to become more energy efficient.

EPA:  On the Trail of the Missing Ozone
Click on "illustrated panels" to read this online comic book about the whole in the ozone layer and how it affects our climate.
 
Especially for Kids
The City of Oceanside, California hosts this terrific website to explain sources of water pollution.
 
Great Pacific Garbage Patch
The Pacific Ocean is contaminated by a "plastic soup"  thanks to human littering.  Story is posted on Oprah.com.
 
Ocean's Dead Zones Increasing in US
The US coastlines, including the Great Lakes, are suffering from "dead zones."
 
Green Guide
National Geographic's excellent guide to living a green life and promoting a healthier Earth.
 
The Green Squad
The National Resources Defense Council has suggestions for forming a Green Squad to make sure your school is a healthier environment.
 
The Nature Conservancy
Calculate our your carbon footprint!  Read great suggestions for saving our Earth in the Earth Day news article.
 
Student Plan to Clean Up Ocean Garbage

Subaru and the Environment
See what one automaker is doing at its Indiana facility to go green.

Troubled Waters
From PBS Strange Days on Planet Earth special "Troubled Waters."

 
You Tube - Look What We Are Doing to the Earth
 
 
Deforestation
 
Amazon Tropic Rainforest Photos
http://www.junglephotos.com/amazon/amhome.shtml

BBC News America
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7206165.stm
BBC News article "
Brazil Amazon deforestation soars."

Causes of Deforestation
http://www.wrm.org.uy/deforestation/index.html
Articles on deforestation from the World Rainforest Movement
 
Fading Forests - USA Today
Disappearing forests in the United States.
 
How Deforestation Works
Slide show all about deforestation.

Kids MongaBay.com
http://kids.mongabay.com/
Tropical rainforests website.

National Geographic Deforestation and Desertification
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/deforestation/effect.html
National Geographic's easy to understand deforestation pages.

NASA Earth Observatory
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Deforestation/
Tropical deforestation article from NASA.

Rash of tiger attacks linked to deforestation
http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0318-hance_sumatrantiger.html
 
You Tube - Deforestation
 
Ecotourism
 
 
Overfishing

Dangerous Catch
The dangers of overfishing and its impact on people and other creatures on our planet.
 
Environmental Justice Foundation
Discusses bycatch and measures being taken to stop it.  Be sure to use the links under the "EJF Campaigns."
 
Grinning Planet
An article on overfishing.
 
How Fisheries Work
Overfishing
An overview of overfishing by National Geographic.
 
Problem:  Poorly Managed Fishing
Did you know that over a billion people worldwide depend on fish for food?  This article by the World Wildlife Federation explores the problem of overfishing.
 
Seafood Choices Alliance
International alliance for seafood conservation.
 
Seafood Watch
Find out more about seafood and the threat of overfishing at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
 
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
Commercial partnerships established to promote sustainable fishing.
 
US Turning a Corner in Overfishing
One government agency is optimistic about addressing the problem of overfishing.
 
Wegman's Sustainble Fishing Guide
Learn what one local supermarket chain is doing to stop overfishing.
 
 

You Tube Videos

Endangered Species

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=win_L0TbVTk&feature=related

 
 

Deforestation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46A_wVivbX8


Overfishing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-T-TYowBo4


Pollution



Just for Fun!

 
CO2 Bear Minimums - Buffalo Zoo
 
Eagles
 
The Lorax Movie
 
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