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Environmental indicators

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View Resource New Jersey Environmental Digital Library

Developed by the Scholarly Communication Center of Rutgers University Libraries, this site offers access to an impressive array of materials related to the New Jersey environment. The scope of the collection is quite broad, including citizen information, technical reports, photographic tours, and even some full-length videos. In addition, many of the items in the digital library are ephemeral or...

https://njedl.rutgers.edu/
View Resource Environmental Sustainability Index

A collaboration among the World Economic Forum's Global Leaders for Tomorrow Environment Task Force, The Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), the Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI) "is a measure of overall progress towards environmental sustainability, developed for 122 countries." The...

http://www.ciesin.org/indicators/ESI/index.html
View Resource Birds: Bellwethers of Watershed Health

This useful educational resource was recently added to the EPA's Watershed Academy Website (first reviewed in the January 19, 2000 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). Described as "bellwethers" (indicators) of watershed health, birds are introduced here -- from their basic ecology to conservation needs. Color graphics and concise paragraphs present each topic, and the site is loaded with...

https://cfpub.epa.gov/watertrain/pdf/modules/Birds.pdf
View Resource Environmental Indicators

Environment Canada has developed a set of environmental indicators that are easily measurable and provide useful clues on the state of the environment. This Web site provides a listing of those indicators that Environment Canada monitors. For each indicator, there is a detailed description of the environmental indicator, how it relates to larger environmental problems, and what is being done to...

http://ecoinfo.org/env_ind/indicators_e.cfm
View Resource Lichens, Tardigrades, and SO2

Lichens and the tiny animals called tardigrades ("water bears") that live in them are sensitive to certain air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide. Accordingly, they can be useful bioindicators of air quality. Designed to engage students in the scientific process, this Web site, produced by PathFinder Science, offers a learning program based on lichen cover and tardigrade density and diversity on...

http://www.pathfinderscience.net/so2/
View Resource EPA: Draft Report on the Environment Technical Document

The Draft Report on the Environment, from the Environmental Protection Agency, "describes current national environmental conditions and trends using existing data and indicators, identifies data gaps and research needs, and discusses the challenges government and our partners face in filling those gaps." The recently released online Draft Report on the Environment Technical Document "provides the...

https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyNET.exe/30005E2Z.txt?ZyActionD=Z...
View Resource United Nations Environment Programme: 8th Special Session of the Governing Council

In anticipation of the 8th Special Session of the Governing Council of the Global Ministerial Environment Forum, the United National Environment Programme has created this helpful website that brings together some of the important preliminary documents dealing with the proceedings of the March 2004 conference in South Korea. The documents here include working briefing documents, information...

https://www.unenvironment.org/
View Resource Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research

This website presents Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, "one of nine independent Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) founded in 1992 from a reorganisation of Government funded research in New Zealand." Manaaki Whenua has approximately 320 staff members engaged in research and they maintain collaborative relationships with universities and other CRIs. Manaaki Whenua's six main research areas include:...

https://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/home
View Resource U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators

The Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) is a computer-based screening tool developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that "analyzes risk factors to put Toxics Release Inventory release data into a chronic health context." The tool and this site are used by journalists, industry officials, and government regulators to examine trends, support community-based projects, and...

https://www.epa.gov/rsei