Ecology Ideas and Links

Air/ Endangered/ Energy/ Forests/ Indigenous Peoples/ Water/ Organizations/ Other Links

Z Magazine Ecology/Green 
Online Articles (Since 1996)

Some ZNet Ecology Articles of Interest

 

Air

The Acid Rain Program - Updates on the Environmental Protection Agency's program to reduce emissions which cause acid rain.

Endangered

EE-Link: Endangered Species Page -- A very thorough site with information mostly on North American species. The site is run by a consortium of elementary and high school educators. The information is provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Energy

The Solar Energy Network provides a wealth of information about sustainable energy usage.

Forests

Rainforest Action Network works to protect the Earth's rainforests and support the rights of their inhabitants through education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action. RAN has a remarkable site with lots of information, interactivity, and beautiful design work.

Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Environmental Network -- This site is run by a group of indigenous grassroots groups across the country that came together to help solve the myriad environmental problems that the United States has created on Native American lands, from clearcutting forests to nuclear and toxic waste disposal.

Water

World Wide Water -- This site is about the protection of drinking water resources as it relates to agriculture, politics and the environment.

American Rivers -- Founded in 1973, this group works to protect and restore North American rivers. The group's annual 10 most endangered rivers list was just released - find out if a river near you is on the list.

Ocean Planet -- The online version of the exhibit that was at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History in 1995 and 1996. An excellent exhibit, but it's not well-organized in this online version.

Organizations

Greenpeace is an independent, campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.Greenpeace seeks to: Protect biodiversity in all its forms, Prevent pollution and abuse of the earth's ocean, land, air and fresh water, End all nuclear threats, Promote peace, global disarmament and non-violence.

The Green Parties of North America stand for peace, social justice, and the environment. All questions must be framed from an environmental perspective. All the issues are interrelated. Many of us come from the women's movement, gay rights, labor, environmental racism, and social justice movements. We are environmentalists in that we believe our continuing existence as a species depends on a safe work place, a healthy community, and a clean environment.

The National Audubon Society -- The homepage for the international conservation group.

Sierra Club -- One of the country's biggest conservation organizations. This site has announcements of outings in different parts of the country, a link to Sierra magazine and spotlights on current environmental issues. You can also check out Sierra Club books, although you can't order them by e-mail

The Union of Concerned Scientists -- Based in Cambridge, Mass., this group looks for progressive solutions to issues involving climate change, energy, global resources, transportation and agriculture. The Sound Science Initiative, which provides the media and policymakers with information about biodiversity, ozone depletion and population growth, is this site's best feature. Take the Junk Science quiz, and see if you can answer the questions like: "True or false, today's cars are 95 percent cleaner than those of 30 years ago."

Other Links

EcoNet --It includes extensive listings of everything ecological and much more. It is truly one of the best Web resources for ecological links and materials.

The Amazing Environmental Web Directory - The most comprehensive, most thorough, most colossal ... in this case, all the adjectives you can muster are appropriate when describing this site. You could spend weeks tracking down the thousands of links it provides. More of a general resource; not a political site like EcoNet.