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Topical Resources

This page offers some links to topical resources that may be help with writing refections/essays associated with participation in the service learning projects offered at CEES IUPU. Scroll through the page to find relavent links.

 

For information on Non-native Invasive Species

"Alien Invasion", PBS Online News Hour
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/environment/july-dec04/species_7-1.html

Amur Honeysuckle, Its Fall From Grace
http://arnoldia.arboretum.harvard.edu/pdf/articles/470.pdf

Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Invasive Species 
http://www.in.gov/dnr/3123.htm

Indiana Native Plant And Wildflower Society, Invasive Exotic Plants & Landscaping with Native Plants
http://www.inpaws.org/

Midwest Invasive Plant Network
http://www.mipn.org/

The Nature Conservancy Invasive Species
http://nature.org/initiatives/invasivespecies/

Invasive Species - Federal Government Agency
http://www.invasivespecies.gov

National Invasive Species Information Center 
http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/

United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database
http://plants.usda.gov/index.html

Indiana Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS)
http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/CAPS/index.html

The Nature Conservancy
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/journeywithnature/asian-bush-honeysuckle.xml

 

 

For information on Ecosystem Restoration

Ecological Restoration - Journal
http://uwpress.wisc.edu/journals/journals/er.html

Ecological Society of America
http://www.esa.org/


Nature Serve Explorer
http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/

Natural Heritage of Indiana - WFYI Program
http://www.naturalheritageofindiana.org/

Society for Ecological Restoration
http://www.ser.org/

 
 

For information on Combined Sewer Overflows (aka "CSOs")

Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Combined Sewer Overflows
http://www.in.gov/idem/4897.htm

SustainIndy Combined Sewer Overflows
http://www.indygov.org/eGov/City/DPW/SustainIndy/WaterLand/Pages/CombinedSewerOverflows.aspx

 

 

For information on Ocean Plastics, Marine Debris, and Coastal Clean-ups

Microplastic Marine Debris  https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/MicroplasticsOnePager_0.pdf

NOAA Marine Debris Program Accomplishments Report  https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/publications-files/FY17_NOAA_MDP_Accomplishments_Report_0.pdf

NOAA Marine Debris Program  https://blog.marinedebris.noaa.gov/mississippi-coastal-cleanup

Citizen's Guide to Protecting the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Marine Debris  http://extension.msstate.edu/publications/publications/citizen%E2%80%99s-guide-protecting-the-mississippi-gulf-coast-marine-debris

 

 

For information on Oceanography, Hypoxia and Indiana/Midwest Watersheds/Water Quality

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/journeywithnature/gulf-hypoxia.xml

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2013/09/24/task-force-hitting-2015-goal-to-reduce-gulf-of-mexico-dead-zone-unlikely/article

http://www.wfyi.org/programs/journey-with-nature/radio/The-Dead-Zone:-Gulf-of-Mexico-Hypoxia

http://serc.carleton.edu/microbelife/topics/deadzone/index.html

http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/dead-zone-the-source-of-the-gulf-of-mexicos-hypoxia/

http://water.epa.gov/type/watersheds/named/msbasin/hypoxia101.cfm

 

 

For additional information on Oceanography/Watersheds/Water Quality

"After the Storm" - Watershed Program, United States Environmental Protection Agency 
http://www.epa.gov/weatherchannel/

Blue-green Algae Website - State of Indiana
http://www.in.gov/idem/algae/

CEES Algal Toxicology and Dynamics
http://cees.iupui.edu/research/algal-toxicology

Drop By Drop: Protecting Indiana's Water Supply
http://www.wfyi.org/programs/drop-by-drop-protecting-indianas-water-supply/television/drop-by-drop

Eagle Creek Watershed Alliance
http://www.eaglecreekwatershed.org/

"Hiring in Hydrology Resists the Slump"
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/jobs/08start.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

Indiana Department of Environmental Management Source Water Protection
http://www.in.gov/idem/4142.htm

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Office of Water
http://www.in.gov/dnr/water/

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Lake and River Enhancement Program
http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2364.htm

Indiana Water Quality Atlas
http://www.in.gov/idem/5219.htm

Marion County Health Department – Water Quality Sampling
http://www.mchd.com/wq/html/waterq.htm

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science 
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/

Surf Your Watershed
http://cfpub.epa.gov/surf/locate/index.cfm

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
http://www.epa.gov/water/

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds
http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/

United States Environmental Protection Agency 
Mississippi River Basin and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia
http://www.epa.gov/msbasin/

United States Commission on Ocean Policy Final Report
http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/oceancommission/documents/full_color_rpt/welcome.html

U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey 
Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone—The Last 150 Years
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3005/fs-2006-3005.pdf

U.S. Geological Survey
Water Resources of the United States
http://water.usgs.gov/

World Health Organization - Water Sanitation and Health
http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/en/

 

 

For information on Environmental Policy

Clean Water Indiana
Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
http://iaswcd.org/

Hoosier Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society
http://www.hoosierchapterswcs.org/

Indiana Heritage Trust - IN Environmental License Plates
http://www.in.gov/dnr/heritage/

Indiana Department of Environmental Management
http://www.in.gov/idem/

League of Conservation Voters 
http://www.lcv.org/

United States Environmental Protection Agency - Compliance
http://www2.epa.gov/enforcement

The White House - Issues: Energy and Environment
http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/energy-and-environment

 

 

For information on Environmental Sociology

The Encyclopedia of the Earth, Applied Environmental Sociology
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Applied_environmental_sociology

The Encyclopedia of the Earth, Treadmill of Production
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Treadmill_of_production

Environmental Sociology - A Resource Page
http://www.environment.gen.tr/environment-writings/114-environmental-sociology.html

 

 

For information on Landscaping and Natural Lawn Care

Earth Easy:  Organic Lawns and Gardens
http://eartheasy.com/grow_menu.htm

National Wildlife Federation Garden for Wildlife
http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-for-Wildlife.aspx

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Home Landscapes for Environmental Sensitivity 
http://www.esf.edu/pubprog/brochure/landscap/landscap.htm

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Green Landscaping: Greenacres
http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/greenacres/

United States Environmental Protection Agency, Landscaping with Native Plants Factsheet
http://www.epa.gov/greenacres/nativeplants/factsht.html

United States Environmental Protection Agency, A Source Book on Natural Landscaping for Public Officials
http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/greenacres/toolkit/

Wild Ones Organization
http://www.wildones.org/

 

 

For information on Public Health and Greenspace

The Landscape and Human Health Laboratory  http://lhhl.illinois.edu/

American Lung Association http://www.lung.org/#

 

 

For information on Recycling and Waste Reduction

E-cycling Central - Electronics Recycling
http://www.eiae.org/

Indiana University~Purdue University Indianapolis Recycling Program
http://inside.iupui.edu/features/videos/2014-01-14-recycling-at-iupui.shtml

Recycle Indiana
http://www.in.gov/recycle/index.htm

SustainIndy - Recycling 
http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPW/SustainIndy/RRR/Pages/Reduce,Reuse,RecycleHome.aspx

United States Environmental Protection Agency:  Source Reduction and Reuse
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/index.htm

United States Environmental Protection Agency: Energy Kid's Page
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/saving/recycling/solidwaste/wastetoenergy.html

 

 

For information on Sustainability

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
 
Office of Campus Sustainability
Campus Ecology - National Wildlife Federation
http://www.nwf.org/campusecology/index.cfm

Clean Air Cool Planet
http://coolplanet.org/index.html

Conservation International
http://www.conservation.org

The Daily Green
http://www.thedailygreen.com/

Earth 911
http://earth911.org/

Earth Day Network
http://www.earthday.net/

Ecological Footprint Quiz
http://www.myfootprint.org/

Environmental Defense Fund
http://www.edf.org

The Girl Effect
http://www.girleffect.org

Green Piece Indianapolis
https://www.facebook.com/GreenPieceIndy

Indiana Living Green
http://www.indianalivinggreen.com/

Local Harvest - Find Local Growers / Farmer's Markets in Your Community
http://www.localharvest.org/

Planet Earth - Discovery Channel
http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/planet-earth/planet-earth.html

US Environmental Protection Agency - Sustainability 
http://www.epa.gov/sustainability/

US Department of Energy Green Power
http://www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower/

Food and Agriculture Organization: Use of Phosphate Rocks for Sustainable Agriculture
http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5053e/y5053e07.htm

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For information on Nonpoint Source Pollution

United States Environmental Protection Agency Nonpoint Source Pollution
http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/

 

 

For information on Stormwater and NPDES Background

NPDES homepage
http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/index.cfm

NPDES Stormwater Program
http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/home.cfm?program_id=6

Storm Drain Marking Manufacturers (Das manufacturing)
http://www.dasmanufacturing.com/

 

Indiana Storm Drain Marking Program
http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPW/RebuildIndy/Projects/Documents/Storm%20Water/StormDrainMarkFS.pdf

 

 

For information on Urban Environments

PBS - Bill Moyer's Earth on Edge:  Urban Ecosystems
http://www.pbs.org/earthonedge/ecosystems/urban.html

United Nations Environment Programme
Urban Environment Unit
http://www.unep.org/urban_environment/

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Green Communities
http://www.epa.gov/greenkit/

 

 

For information on Wetlands

Environment Canada - Wetlands Publications
http://www.ec.gc.ca/tho-wlo/default.asp?lang=En&n=FB7123A4

Indiana Department of Environmental Management - Wetlands
http://www.in.gov/idem/wetlands/index.htm

"Miles of Tiles" (History of agricultural tile drainage networks)
Chicago Wilderness Magazine
http://www.chicagowildernessmag.org/CW_Archives/issues/spring2004/drainagetiles.html

The Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at Ohio State University
Research article references
http://senr.osu.edu/research/schiermeier-olentangy-river-wetland-research-park

United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service
Soil Classification
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/soils/survey/class/

United States Environmental Protection Agency Wetland Restoration
http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/restore/

United States Environmental Protection Agency Wetlands Site
http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/

"Wetland Restoration and Hypoxia Relief"
Earth Watch Radio
http://ewradio.org/feature_wetland.aspx

 

 

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