Climate Change Indicators in the United States

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/documents/climate_indicators_2016.pdf

The Environmental Protection Agency has put out a report detailing the effects of climate change on the nation. “Climate Change Indicators in the United States” “partners with more than 40 data contributors from various government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations to compile a key set of indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change”, from the site. Previous editions of the report can be found here.

The report includes greenhouse gases, ocean temperature changes, weather anomalies, snow and ice melt, health effects, and ecosystem effects. Number of cases of lyme’s disease and west nile virus in the U.S. are also included. There is no index in the back of the book, but the table of contents is very inclusive.

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Science Daily

sciencedaily.com

Science Daily provides breaking news about scientific discoveries and science issues. Over 65,000 research articles, 15,000 images, 2,500 encyclopedia entries, 1,500 book reviews, and hundreds of educational videos are generated on the site. The story, along with its source is listed. General science, health, biomedical sciences, biological sciences, earth sciences, physical sciences, and applied sciences stories are all listed.

The Ocean Health Index

www.oceanhealthindex.org

From the site, “The Ocean Health Index is the first comprehensive global measurement of ocean health that includes people as part of the ocean ecosystem.It scientifically compares and combines all dimensions of ocean health – biological, physical, economic and social, in order to generate an objective and accurate snapshot of the health of the ocean controlled by every coastal country.

The Index assesses the ocean based on 10 widely-held public goals for a healthy ocean. They are:

  • Food Provision
  • Artisanal Fishing Opportunities
  • Natural Products
  • Carbon Storage
  • Coastal Protection
  • Sense of Place
  • Coastal Livelihoods & Economies
  • Tourism & Recreation
  • Clean Waters
  • Biodiversity”

Over 170 countries and territories are measured for the health of the adjacent water. The highest score that can be reached is a 100. The goals above can be searched on a global, as well as country scale.

Eurostat Yearbook

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/statistics_explained/index.php/Europe_in_figures_-_Eurostat_yearbook

Eurostat Yearbook gives European statistics from Eurostat, the European Union Statistical Office. Data includes the Euro Area and Member States. Entries include information on the economy and finance; population; health; labour market; education and training;  industry and trade; agriculture, forestry and fisheries; international trade; transportation; environment; energy; and science and technology. Helpful charts and tables are also included. Each yearbook is updated as new statistics are released.

Appitic

http://www.appitic.com/

Appitic is a website that provides over 1800+ apps for education from the Apple Distinguished Educators.  The apps are sorted into math, science, reference, and others. Different grade levels, from preschool to grade 12 are shown. Apps for SPED/Autism, MI, Bloom’s, and NETS are listed. Teachers resources include television/radio apps, translation apps, flash card apps, e-reader apps, music apps, and others. How to create an app is also included.

Khan Academy

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Khan Academy is a library of learning videos. It includes over 3,000 videos covering such topics as “K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history” from the site. Each video allows you to work at your own pace. Practice exercises and assessments are included. Videos are around 10 minutes each and are geared towards watching on the computer.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

From the site: “The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL content may be freely viewed through the online reader or downloaded in part or as a complete work in PDF, OCR text, or JPG2000 file formats. ” Browsing is available by Title, Author, Subject, and Year. Searching can be done by Author, Subject, Scientific Name, and Book/Journal Title. The record or the full book can be viewed. More than 53,000 titles and 102,000 volumes can be browsed or searched, including over 1 million species. Rare scientific texts are also shown.