Resources for the study of society and environments
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Expert-reviewed information about the Earth.
Interactives - Dynamic Earth Our planet might seem fixed and rigid, but a closer look reveals that it is constantly shifting under our feet. Delve into the earth's interior, learn about its tectonic plates and their movements, and discover how mountains, volcanoes, and earthquakes are formed.
- Climate Change
Global Climate Change, a topic that includes Global Warming, refers to the relatively abrupt shift in weather patterns during the last hundred years.
- Forces of Nature
Information on atmospheric events from National Geographic
- U.S. Global Change Research Program
The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) was establishedin 1989 to “assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.”
Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them.
- The Battle over the Mekong
Chinese dams threaten one of the world’s most biodiverse rivers, critics say. It’s not just environmentalists who are worried.
- Mekong Research Group
The Mekong Research Group (AMRC) is devoted to research, education and community engagement and serves as a focal point for information, dialogue and activities in support of an equitable and sustainable development path for the region.
- The World's Biomes
Biomes are defined as "the world's major communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment".
- Conservation International
For more than 25 years, Conservation International has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth.