CLASS NOTES & WEB ACTIVITIES

1. Understanding Our Environment, Ethics and Philosophy

Class Notes

Song: World on Fire- Sarah McLachlan

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2. Biological Communities and Species Interaction

Class notes

Song: Apeman- The Kinks

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3. Biodiversity, Land Use and Preservation

Class notes- Biodiversity

Class notes- Land Use

Song: Big Yellow Taxi- Joni Mitchell

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E.O. Wilson on Biodiversity

NPHS Plant List

USGS Earthshots: Changing Earth from Space

 

4. Biomes, Preserving and Restoring Nature

Biomes Class Notes

Preserving and Restoring Nature Class Notes

Song: My City Was Gone- Pretenders

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E.O. Wilson Lecture

 

5. Matter, Energy and Life

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Song: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)- Marvin Gaye

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6. Population Dynamics

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Song: Pollution- Tom Lehrer

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7. Human Populations

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Song: Be the Rain- Neil Young

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Real Time World Population Count

Population Count of USA

Age Structure Diagram- Pick a country!

Ecological Footprint Calculator


8. Environmental Health and Toxicology

Class Notes

Song: What a Wonderful World- Louis Armstrong

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Ulster County Environmental Scorecard


9. Environmental Geology

Class Notes

Monkey Gone to Heaven- Pixies

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Plate Boundaries


10. Food and Agriculture

Class Notes

Song: Where Do the Children Play- Cat Stevens

Song: The Topsoil DANCE

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THE MEATRIX: from Freerangegraphics.com, this is a clever Flash cartoon which parodies the "Matrix" trilogy. Follow Leo the pig and Moo-pheus to a nightmarish world of industrial corporate farms where overcrowded animals are force fed growth hormones, waste accumulates, and water/air are polluted. On the other hand, corporate farms help keep food prices low for consumers and provide needed exports for the U.S. economy. Regardless of your view of corporate farms, visit this entertaining, thought provoking site to begin a discussion of food and agriculture issues.

GMO foods


11. Pest Control

Class Notes

Song: The 3 R's- Jack Johnson

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12. Air, Weather and Climate

Class Notes

Song: Kyoto Now!- Bad Religion

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Weather News


13. Air Pollution

Class Notes

Song: Talking Heads- AIR

Lyrics- AIR

 

Ulster County Air Quality - type in your zip code!


14. Water Use and Management

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Song: Bein' Green- Ray Charles

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EPA: Drinking Water Standards


15. Water Pollution

Class Notes

Song: The Update- The Beastie Boys

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16. Solid, Toxic and Hazardous Waste

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The Story of Stuff

Running the Numbers- Chris Jordan

Seas of Plastic


17. Environmental Policy, Law and Economics

Class Notes- Economics

Class Notes- Law

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18. Conventional Energy

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19. Sustainable Energy

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Alternative energy facts


20. Urbanization, Sustainable Cities and Personal Action

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Cultures at the Far End of the World- the environment is the only thing that is impacted by the development of western civilization