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Environmental Studies In Video
Environmental Studies in Video will contain 500 hours of film covering all realms of environmental studies, particularly ethics, policy, economics, law, sociology, planning, and environmental science. The collection addresses specific topics including alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, farming and agriculture, the food industry, LEED certification, waste issues, and climate change.
Recommend Hydraulic Fracturing Search Terms
For books about fracking, first visit the reserve cart in the library. If you'd like to find more resources on fracking, visit https://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/ OR a database from "General Resources" and experiment with the following subject terms:
- Hydraulic fracturing – environmental aspects
- Hydraulic fracturing – environmental aspects – United States
- Hydraulic fracturing – political aspects – United States
- Hydraulic fracturing – law and legislation – United States
- Oil wells – Hydraulic fracturing
- Energy policy – United States
- Groundwater - pollution
- Gas wells - Hydraulic fracturing – environmental aspects – United States
Topic-Specific Resources: Anthropomorphic Climate Change, Mountain-Top Removal Coal Mining, & Strip Mining
Waking the Giant by
Publication Date: 2012-02-23
An e-book - copy and paste title and author into the catalog for access: https://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/
Twenty thousand years ago our planet was an icehouse. Temperatures were down six degrees; ice sheets kilometres thick buried much of Europe and North America and sea levels were 130m lower. The following 15 millennia saw an astonishing transformation as our planet metamorphosed into the temperate world upon which our civilisation has grown and thrived. One of the most dynamic periods in Earth history saw rocketing temperatures melt the great ice sheets like butter ona hot summer's day; feeding torrents of freshwater into ocean basins that rapidly filled to present levels. The removal of the enormous weight of ice at high latitudes caused the crust to bounce back triggering earthquakes in Europe and North America and provoking an unprecedented volcanic outburstin Iceland. A giant submarine landslide off the coast of Norway sent a tsunami crashing onto the Scottish coast while around the margins of the continents the massive load exerted on the crust by soaring sea levels encouraged a widespread seismic and volcanic rejoinder.In many ways, this post-glacial world mirrors that projected to arise as a consequence of unmitigated climate change driven by human activities. Already there are signs that the effects of climbing global temperatures are causing the sleeping giant to stir once again. Could it be that we are on track to bequeath to our children and their children not only a far hotter world, but also a more geologically fractious one?
NASA: Climate Change and Global Warming
The mission of “Global Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet” is to provide the public with accurate and timely news and information about Earth’s changing climate, along with current data and visualizations, presented from the unique perspective of NASA, the world’s leading climate research agency.
NOAA/NOS Office of Response and Restoration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration /National Ocean Service Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) exists to provide worldwide access to technical reports and to respond to oil and chemical spills. The site also details current restoration plans and highlight marine pollution problems and control plans.
NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Climatic Data Center brings you access to datasets from natural climate data to assess historic climate change as well as documents to highlight current paleoclimatology issues for educational purposes.
Tapestry of Time and Terrain
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) (https://www.usgs.gov/) and the National Atlas of the United States (https://nationalmap.gov/small_scale/) host the digital collection of images of the topography and geology of the United States.
Mountaintop Mining Consequences
An influential report from the journal Science
Today in GeoScience
Easily access information on topics that highlight the active Earth and near space environment. Learn all about the latest earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, severe weather, wildfires, tides and currents, droughts, daily streamflow information, and access a calendar of solar and lunar eclipses.
Recommended Topic-Specific Search Terms
For topic-specific books, first visit the reserve cart in the library. If you'd like to find more resources on another specific topic, visit https://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-uiu/ OR a database from "General Resources" and experiment with the following subject terms:
Anthropomorphic Climate Change
- Climate change -- Hawaii
- Climate change -- Earthquakes
- Climate change -- Tsunamis
- Climate change -- Volcanic eruptions
- Global warming -- Economic aspects
- Global warming -- Political aspects
Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
- Coal mining -- Mountains
- Coal mining
- Mining -- Mountaintop
- Surface mining -- Mountaintop removal
- Surface mining -- Strip mining
- Area stripping
- Area stripping -- Strip mining
- Contour mining
- Contour mining -- Strip mining
- United Mine Workers of America