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View Resource Global Trends Quiz

All of Earth's living things depend on healthy, life-sustaining ecosystems for their survival. But continued human population growth, combined with the planet's limited supply of natural resources, might generate disastrous consequences for our shared environment. This interactive quiz tests users' knowledge of demographics, population trends, consumption, and sources of environmental damage....

View Resource The Paradox of Discovery

This radio broadcast features an interview with an author who, after having explored a remote area of Africa, begin to see paradoxes in his western ideas of 'wild' and 'unexplored'. Topics include the western conceits in the ideas that something doesn't exist until a European or American discovers it, and that even though westerners have cut forests and dammed rivers to enjoy a comfortable...

View Resource Interviews: Taking a Tally of the Siberian Tiger

This radio broadcast features an interview with a wildlife conservationist who recently conducted a count to determine the population size of the Siberian tiger. The results were something of a surprise: instead of a decreasing population, like most expected, the numbers remained about the same as a decade ago. There is explanation of how tiger tracks were used to estimate population size, why...

View Resource African Flyover Reveals Impact of Human Footprint

This radio broadcast discusses the findings of a conservationist who flew over of most of the continent of Africa in a small plane at low altitude, photographing the ground below every 20 seconds, to form a grid map. The flyover was intended to evaluate human impacts on African ecosystems, including wildlife, vegetation, and soil. The researcher, Dr, Michael Fay, points out that humans have...

View Resource Exploring the Yellowstone Geoecosystem

The Yellowstone collection contains an assortment of digital resources relevant to the geology, geophysics, physiography, hydrology, biota and human impacts in Yellowstone National Park. Materials include a variety of media, including maps, images, virtual field trips, datasets, and technical papers. The resources are arranged according to key topics, exploration pathways that use the Earth...

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