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Sustainability and Agriculture

This 48 minute radio broadcast is a discussion of agriculture and sustainability - how can people worldwide ensure that there is plenty of food now, as well as in years to come? Will it take changes ...

An Analysis of Environmental Issues in 19th Century England Using the Writings of Charles Dickens

This article is about how to use Dickens' writings to get students thinking about various environmental issues such as water and air quality, diseases and waste management.

Year of Science 2009 Resources: Sustainability and the Environment (May)

A collection of teaching resources from The American Biology Teacher with sustainability as a common theme.

How do we teach sustainability in a politically unengaged community?

This blog post contains excerpts of a letter written by John Moore for The American Biology Teacher, addressing the importance of teaching sustainability.

Sustainability in Life Science Teaching

A statement by the National Association of Biology Teachers on the importance of teaching sustainability and some guidelines on how to do so.

Psychological Factors Help Explain Slow Reaction to Global Warming

A press release from the American Psychological Association about a task force report that addresses some of the psychological aspects of the public's reaction to global warming.

Society's Grand Challenges - Insights from Psychological Science: Global Climate Change

A booklet about psychology can be applied and integrated with the life sciences to affect environmental change.

Social Norms and Global Environmental Challenges: The Complex Interaction of Behaviors, Values, and Policy
This article addresses the difficulty that policy makers face when problems are large, complex, and in flux (eg, climate change).

Managing Human Resources for Environmental Sustainability
This textbook discusses how businesses can respond to public pressure to be more green by changing their human resources management strategies.

Urban Biodiversity Gains New Converts
This article talks about the growth in popularity being enjoyed by urban greenspaces and "biophilic cities."

Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?: Summary of a Workshop
This 112-page report summarizes outcomes from a 2014 workshop focused on sustainability and meeting the needs of a growing population. It addresses the questions how do we prepare for a future ...

Oil, Water and Climate: An Introduction
Global energy demand is increasing from population and economic development pressures and climate change, resulting in large part from the burning of fossil fuels, is exacerbating the impacts of the ...

A Question of Balance: Economic Modeling of Global Warming
In this book William Nordhaus integrates a spectrum of economic and scientific research to weigh the costs of reducing emissions against the benefits of reducing the long-run damages from global ...

Green Engineering: Environmentally Conscious Design of Chemical Processes
This textbook covers basic "green" pollution prevention and waste management techniques with a focus on minimizing environmental impacts. For upper level undergraduate ...

The Challenge of Lignocellulosic Bioenergy in a Water-Limited World
This study examined "the water-use effeciency of tree- and grass-based bioenergy sytems" and projects that relative water availability will be a key factor in the ...

Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Homepage

This is the homepage for the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. The goals of the center are to "mitigate critical threats to global biological and ...

The Makings of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act: A Legislative History and Analysis
This article analyzes whether the Sanctuaries Act of 1972 has performed its preservation mission, and how it might be improved to ensure that our marine resources are protected for the future.

Geoethics, Ethical Challenges and Case Studies in Earth Sciences
This 450-page book explores ethics in geoscience. It focuses on professional ethics and includes a discussion on improving communication between scientists and the public. The book was written by a ...

The Lifestyle Project
This paper from the Journal of Geoscience Education describes the Lifestyle Project. This project is an innovative way for students to learn about environmental alternatives by modifying their own ...

Students Change Their Lifestyles
This article highlights the Lifestyle Project, which is a three-week challenge in environmentally-savvy living. The origins and uses of the project are described by several faculty members who teach ...

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