Recommended Web Sites
Climate Change and Global Warming:
Web sites recommended by the Framingham State University community:
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Established by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), the mission of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Information from the United Nations on the topic of climate change.
Stern Report and Information from the BBC
A 700-page report released on October 30, 2006 by economist Sir Nicholas Stern for the British government, which discusses the effect of climate change and global warming on the world economy.
Natural Resources Defense Council - Global Warming
News and issue highlights as well as links and suggestions on how to deal with the issues raised by global warming and climate change.
Pew Center on Global Climate Change
The Pew Center on Global Climate Change brings together business leaders, policy makers, scientists, and other experts to bring a new approach to a complex and often controversial issue.
A libertarian think tank that supports efforts to relax environmental regulations, seen as costly and counterproductive. Select "Research Areas", "Energy and Environment " and "Global Warming".
United States Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA Works to set national standards. It develops and enforces regulations and implements environmental laws passed by the U.S. Congress.
National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Provides full-text access to EPA Publications.
Environmental Performance Index
Ranks 149 countries on 25 indicators across six categories: Environmental Health, Air Pollution,Water Resources, Biodiversity and habitat, Productive Natural resources, and Climate Change. (Charts on this website require the Flash plugin, version 8 or higher.)
Encyclopedia of Earth
Electronic reference about earth with articles written by scholars, educators, and experts in many fields.
The Green Guide
Published by the National Geographic Society. A site about living "green."
The Green Reporter
Lists reportage on green issues from diverse online periodicals.
A media outlet for sustainability with green news, solutions, and product information.
For a general overview of the topic, different points of view, and legislative information:
Offers comprehensive reporting, analysis and in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues. Citations for various styles, APA, MLA, Chicago, available online for easy citing.
To find magazine and journal articles about public opinion, and the science and politics of global warming and climate change:
Academic Search Premier (1965 - present)
Full text scholarly database. Indexes over 4700 magazines and journals of which 2700 are peer reviewed journals.
Academic Onefile (1980 - present)
Research topics in a variety of areas including the humanities. A multi-disciplinary full-text database.
Online journal collections in the sciences.
GreenFile indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment. Drawing on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology, GreenFILE serves as an informative resource for anyone concerned about the issues facing our planet. The database contains nearly 300,000 records, full text for selected titles and searchable cited references for more than 200 titles as well.
Newspapers are a good source of information at the local level:
Full-text articles from the electronic editions of the Boston Globe (1987-present)
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Provides full text access to news, business, and legal information.
The New York Times
Full-text from 1995 to the present.
Framingham State University Library Catalog
Owned by FSU and 40+ area libraries, FSU online library catalog provides access to information about books and other materials.
World Catalog indexes books and electronic resources owned by over 10,000 libraries worldwide, including Internet sites, by name and subject via First Search.
Full-Text Electronic Journal Finder
Use the Full Text Electronic Journal Finder to find journals indexed within the full-text FSU Library databases, particularly if you know a journal's name and need to know where it can be found.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Directory of open access scientific and scholarly journals. A collection of over 100 journals relating to the environmental sciences can be retrieved.
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