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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 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 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 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 Invasive Exotic 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 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/

Quit Day Smoke Free Public Space https://quitday.org/support/smoke-free-public-spaces/

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

 

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/

 

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

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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Storm Drains and Storm Water Runoff

Nonpoint Source Pollution

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

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/

Storm Drain Marking Programs

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

Urban Environment

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/

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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