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Sustainable Agriculture Information Links & Resources

Initial 5/05/04 Updated 04/19/11


    The purpose of this webpage is to provide veterinarians, students, livestock producers and consumers links to materials on the complex and inter-related issues impacting agricultural resilience, sustainability and food security. As many of these issues are controversial because they involve public policy decisions impacting major stakeholders, often with competing interests and opposing positions, and infrastructures on local, national and international scales, my intent is to include materials from all sides of such issues. Although I've tended to focus on the more science-based academic, government and NGO on-line and print  materials, these materials are not screened for veracity or position but listed because the site or source appeared that it might contain useful information.  Material appearing in the scientific refereed literature that is not publicly accessible on-line is not included as it is identifiable through bibliographic databases such as PubMed and ISI's Web of Science. As government entities are involved, much of their associated literature is "grey", meaning that it is not identifiable through the traditional literature databases. As many of these issues are controversial and the blog phenomenon is very active, I link the more interesting, relevant in-depth posts that I happen to run across.  Materials are organized approximately alphabetically under headings or subheadings but as growth is by irregular incremental additions (punctated evolution?) as I explore varying issues over time and my understanding develops and changes, the organization tends more toward chaos than order. In other words, it's a mess. I cannot vouch for the accuracy or usefulness of these on-line materials. Please let me know of useful materials and links that I've overlooked or of errors that I've made (no spaces in -  j m gay at wsu dot the usual educational suffix).

Note: Links to external sites are provided for the convenience of users. These external sites are not managed by WSU. Furthermore, WSU does not review, control or take responsibility for the content of these sites, nor do these sites implicitly or explicitly represent official positions and policies of WSU.

Issues of Varying Agricultural and Food Security, Sustainability and Resilience Concern & Controversy:

Contents (Major Headings):

As this is a collection in progress, I apologize in advance for omissions, misinterpretations and general disorganization chaos, which includes section to section inconsistencies.

Synthesis / data / graphics (temporary bin)

Food Security - Sustainability and Resilience

abelard - land conservation and food production

ADA - American Dietetic Association - Food Security/Environment position papers

AERU - Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit - Lincoln University, NZ


Counter-Terrorism Training and Resources for Law Enforcement - Food Publications

APHA - American Public Health Association


BIOME (Univ of Nottingham)

Center for Food & Justice - UEPI - Urban & Environmental Policy Institute - Occidental College

Center for Global Food Issues (Hudson Institute)

Centre for Studies in Food Security (Ryerson University)

Center for Sustainable Systems - Keoleian, Gregory A. U Mich

consumer storage and preparation energy:

Crop Diversity Trust

CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems - Michigan State University

Development Gateway Foundation

Earth Policy Institute

EarthTrends: Environmental Information Portal (water, climate, energy, food, population)


ELDIS Gateway to Development Information - Internet development  information service

energy in food production:

Environmental Literacy Council

EWG - environmental working group - farming


FAO GIEWS: Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture

Special Programme for Food Security

Organic agriculture, environment and food security, 2002 (N El-Hage Scialabba C Hattam) TOC

Livestock to 2020 The Next Food Revolution, 1999 (83 pg. pdf)

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2005, TOC

FAPRI - Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, U Missouri

FCRN - Food Climate Research Network

food excess:

I couldn't have said it better myself (9/05 Stayin' Alive blog post  on Marion Nestle Preventing Childhood Diabetes: The Need for Public Health Intervention. Am J Public Health, 95(9):1497-1499, 2005)

FoodFirst: Institute for Food and Development Policy

food justice: "the right of every person to have reasonable access to a supply of food that is adequate in terms of both amount and nutritional value"

food politics:

Food Politics (Marion Nestle, New York U)


food safety:

Food Security Network (dialogue addressing solutions to global food security concerns through sustainable agricultural practices)

food waste:

  • Society of St. Andrew - food rescue and distribution ministry
  • food waste studies
  • WasteCap Wisconsin
    • Business food waste briefing paper - pdf
  • Estimating and addressing America's food losses, 1997 - pdf
  • books:

  • Waste: Uncovering the global food scandal, 2009 (Tristram Stuart)


  • treehugger
  • Food waste revealed: From farm to store to kitchen (7/25/09)
  • Wasted Food
  • wiki:

  • food waste
  • Food21

    Food21 Symposium (2004 - pdf)

    Future Harvest

    GECAFS - Global Environmental Change and Food Systems

    Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership (U Minn)


    IAASTD - International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, 2008

    ICRISAT - International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

    IDRC - International Development Research Center

    Institute of Science in Society

    IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute

    IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis - Science for Global Insight

    ILRI - International Livestock Research Institute

    IMF - World Economic and Financial Surveys - recent publications

    Informa economics

    Kitchen Gardeners International

    Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (Iowa State U)

    life cycle analyses:


    NASA - Global Change Master Directory

    NCIFAP - National Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production

    nutrients and requirements:

    OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

    Oxfam America

    PECC - Pacific Economic Cooperation Council - Industry Sector: Food & Agriculture

    plant pathology:

    International Society for Plant Pathology


    Post Carbon Institute

    PROFETAS - PROtein Foods, Environment, Technology and Society

    Program on Food Security and the Environment - Stanford FSI & Woods Institute

    QLIF - Quality Low Input Food

    Safe Food and Fertilizer

    SAGE - Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment

    SDC - Sustainable Development Commission (UK) -f arming  food

    Sierra Club

    Soil Association

    supply and demand:

    The Sustainable Food Laboratory



    UN System Network on Rural Development and Food Security



    World Bank

    World Hunger Notes

    WRI - World Resources Institute - EarthTrends

    Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy


    Texts, Presentations:


    New Scientist

    The Wilderness Publications



    The Encyclopedia of Earth



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    Hydrology / Water Sustainability & Security

    AQUASTAT - FAO Land and Water Development Division

    Arid Lands Newsletter - Office of Arid Lands Studies - U Arizona

    Arsenic crisis information centre

    Arsenic Health Effects Research Program - AH Smith, UC Berkeley


    California Farm Water Coalition

    Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture

    Earth Policy Institute: Building an economy for the earth (Lester R. Brown)

    EarthTrends: Environmental Information Portal (water, climate, energy, food, population)

    ecological sanitation:

    FAO - Land and Water Development Division

    Global Water Partnership

    IMWI - International Water Management Institute

    National Academies Water Information Center

    NASA - earth observatory


    Ogallala Aquifer

    Pacific Institute - The World's Water (Peter Gleick)

    Resilience Alliance


    Stockholm International Water Institute

    Sustaining Water: Population and the Future of Renewable Water Supplies

    The Connection: Water and Energy Security (article, AR Hoffman - original)

    The Water Page

    The World's Water

    TFDD - Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database (Aaron Wolf, Oregon State U)

    UN- United Nations USGS Groundwater Information Pages

    US Water News - archives

    Water Bucket (British Columbia)

    Water Conserve - Water Conservation Portal

    WFN - Water Footprint

    Water Partners International

    WaterWeb Consortium

    Water Well - Watering the future

    World Water Council

    World Water Forum

    Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies







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    Soils & Soil Systems


    ACT - African Conservation Tillage Network

    carbon sequestration:

    Consortium for Agricultural Soils Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases (CASMGS)

    EarthTrends - WRI





    IFDC - International Fertilizer Development Center - International Center for Soil Fertility and Agricultural Development

    INVAM (International Culture Collection of (Vesicular) Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi)

    IPNI - International Plant Nutrition Institute

    ISRIC - World Soil Information

    IUSS - International Union of Soil Sciences

    Managing Wholes: Creating a future that works (Peter Donovan)



    Nemaplex - UC Davis



    Cambardella, Cynthia A,  Agricultural Land and Watershed Management Research Unit, National Soil Tilth Laboratory (NSTL)

    Clapperton, M. Jill (Rhizosphere Ecology, Lethbridge Research Centre)

    Jones, Christine - Botanist, New South Wales Dept. Natural Resources

    Kirchmann, Holger, Dept of Soil Sciences, Swedish Agricultural University

    Lehmann, Johannes, soil fertility management / soil biogeochemistry

    Lotter, Donald W.

    Lowenfels, Jeff (Alaska Humus)

    Montgomery, David - U of Wash Geomorphological Research Group

    Retallack, Greg (Professor, paleopedology & palesols, University of Oregon) - research synopsis

    Shachar-Hill, Yair (Michigan State U)

    SARE - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education - USDA

    Ranching School of Hard Knocks (Walt Davis)

    Soil biodiversity:

    Invasive Species - Institute of Ecosystem Studies

    Soil Association (UK)

    Soil Foodweb Canada

    SOM - Soil Organic Matter

    Soil Science Education Home Page (NASA Globe)

    Soil Quality - NRCS Soils

    Soil Quality: The Functional Value and Stability of Soil Resources

    Soil Taxonomy

    South Dakota No-till Association

    terra preta:

    texts, presentations:

    UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme


    ARS National Programs - Soil Resource Management

    Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory


    Yeomansplow - keyline system - wiki


    Holistic Agriculture Library (out of print books on-line - Steve Solomon)



    Encyclopedia of the Earth

    Wikipedia: Soil Science

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    Energy Sustainability


    Agriculture as a Producer and Consumer of Energyya>

    Abelard Public Education Site

    ACEEE - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

    AG Energy Work Group - American Agriculture: Powering the Future



    APS Physics

    AP6 - Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate

    ASPO: Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas (Colin Campbell, Kjell Aleklett)

    ASPO USA: Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas - USA





    BERR: UK Dept for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform



    ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

    BESS: Biofuel Energy Systems Simulator - U Nebraska


    Bioenergy Wiki

    Bioethanol (UK)



    CEPE - Centre for Energy Policy and Economics

    Earth Policy Institute - Eco-Economy Updates

    EMPA Technology and Society Lab

    Energy Watch Group



    BlueFire Ethanol

    blogs - ethanol:

    European Environment Agency

    GLBRC - Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center


    Journey to Forever - Biofuels - Online Biofuels Library

    Kentucky Enrichment (Neal Van Milligen)

    OECD - Roundtable on Sustainable Development

    Pacific Regional Biomass Energy Partnership

    Piedmont biofuels


    REAP - Canada (Resource Efficient Agricultural Production)

    Renewable Energy in History: An overview of energy types by eras of technology (Bill Kovarik)

    UNH Biodiesel Group



    Worldwatch Institute

    Texts: (biofuels)

    blogs (biofuels):


    Architecture 2030 (New Energy Economy)




    CEE - Residential Sector (Consortium for Energy Efficiency)

    Ed Mazria Architecture 2030  - Mazria Odems Dzurec: Architects Planning Conservation

    Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

    Rocky Mountain Institute

    Smart Communities Network

    Sustainable Building Technical Manual: Green Building Design, Construction, and Operations (1996, pdf)

    US DOE Building Technologies Program

    US EPA - Green Buildings

    US Green Building Council - LEED - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design


    CACOR - Canadian Association for the Club of Rome

    Carbon Mitigation Initiative (Princeton)

    Center for Energy and Environmental Studies (CEES) - Boston University



    coal fires: (2-3% of global CO2 production)

    Coal River Mountain Watch: Remembering the Past, Working for the Future

    EIA Coal - market prices

    Goodell, Jeff

    The Community Solution: What are we going to do as the oil runs out?

    Crude oil:


    Die Off

    Jacob Lund Fisker - webmaster CV

    Dry Dipstick

    EarthTrends: Environmental Information Portal (water, climate, energy, food, population)

    Eclipse Now


    EESI - Environmental and Energy Study Institute


    Energy Atlas - Renewable Energy Atlas of the West

    Energy Crossroads (Lawrence Livermore labs link collection)

    Energy Future Coalition

    Energy Information Administration (EIA) - US DOE

    Energy - The Earth Institute, Columbia U

    Engelbart's Colloquim: the unfinished revolution (Bootstrap Institute, Stanford, 2000)

    Environmental Literacy Council

    eroi / eroei:

    FAO Bioenergy

    FishNick - Food Service Technology Center (restaurant energy usage)

    fuel cells:


    GCEP - Stanford University Global Climate & Energy Project


    Gigaton Throwdown

    Global Public Media: Public Service Broadcasting for a Post Carbon World

    Greg Croft Inc.

    Health and Energy (Jon Traudt)

    History of Chemical Engineering

    Holon Ecosystem Consultant (Folke Gunther)

    Hubbert Peak of Oil Production


    IEA - International Energy Agency

    ILEA- Institute for Lifecycle Environmental Assessment

    Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

    Energy Security (monthly newsletter)

    The Connection: Water and Energy Security

    Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) (Where Science and Democracy Meet Arjun Makhijani)

    Institute for Energy Research

    International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) (allied with Greenpeace, Sierra Club, Center for Food Safety)

    International Energy Information Center

    Khosla Ventures: venture assistance, strategic advice, venture capital

    The Land Institute - publications

    Lawrence Berkley Lab

    Lawrence Livermore National Lab

    LEED: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (US Green Building Council)

    Life After the Oil Crash

    Martinot, Eric - Renewable Energy Information on Markets, Policy, Investment, and Future Pathways (extensive set of resources)

    Methane / Natural Gas:

    MIT Energy Research Council

    NAS - National Academies

    National Commission on Energy Policy

    Report - Ending the Energy Stalemate: A Bipartisan Strategy to Meet America's Energy Challenges (pdf1, pdf2)

    Technical Appendix

    National Council for Science and the Environment

    Congressional Research Reports - Energy

    National Energy Policy Document (Whitehouse)

    National Renewable Energy Laboratory



    Council on Foreign Relations

    Nuclear Energy Institute

    Up Front (resources)

    nuclearinfo.net Everything you want to know about Nuclear Power (U Melbourne)

    SDC - Sustainable Development Commission (UK) - energy

    UIC  - Uranium Information Centre, Melbourne, Austr.


    Oil Analytics  http://www.oilanalytics.org/ Warning - as of 12/05 this domain appears to have been purchased by someone who installed links to a pornographic sites with an autoloading virus payload. (CJ Cleveland, RK Kaufman, Boston U Center for Energy and Environmental Studies)

    Oil Crash . Com (New Zealand)

    ODAC - Oil Depletion Analysis Center - wiki

    Oilnergy (price graphs)

    Oils Sands' Discovery Centre

    Oil Scenarios Info

    Oil Shale / Tar Sands:



    Peak Oil Watch (Australian cycling group)

    People (primarily academic):





    Energy and the Environment (class)

    RAEL - Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (Daniel M. Kammen, Director, UC Berkeley)

    Renewable Energy:

    DocRenewableEnergy (most recent document references)

    REPP - Renewable Energy Policy Project

    Resources Research Unit - School of Environment and Development, Sheffield Hallam University

    Sandia National Laboratories

    San Francisco Bay Oil

    SEI - Strategic Energy Institute - Georgia Institute of Technology

    Set America Free: Cut dependence on foreign oil. Secure America


    Stanford - School of Earth Sciences - Public Lectures

    Surviving Peak Oil: Grass Root Ideas to Survive (Costa Rica Development Center)

    sustainable energy:

    The Animana Pages

    The Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas

    The Coming Global Oil Crisis

    Site map

    The Cost of Energy: Energy Issues for Non-Experts

    The Parkland Institute - U Alberta

    The Wolf at the Door (the beginner's guide to oil depletion - Paul Thompson)


    AQMD - South Coast Air Quality Management District

    APTA - American Public Transportation Association



    fuel efficiency:

    Tony's Guide to Fuel Saving (active  engine combustion engineer)


    Centre for Sustainable Transportation (U Winnipeg)

    EVA DC - The Electric Vehicle Association of Greater Washington DC

    Government sites:


    Hybrids / electric:

    IEA - International Energy Agency


    Light Rail Now




    Blogs (transportation):

    US Department of Energy



    Union of Concerned Scientists - Energy

    Uses of results in the Agriculture and Husbandry Sector - Energy and Economy (Brazil)

    US Government:

    EnergyStar - DOE EPA


    EERE - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

    NETL - National Energy Technology Laboratory - Energy Analyses

    DOI -  Dept. of Interior

    EIA Energy Information Administration


    USDA NRCS - technical resources - energy


    US House of Representatives - Committee on Energy and Commerce

    Wells Fargo



    World Energy Council

    World Resources Institute

    Oil as a finite resource: When is global production likely to peak?

    World Watch Institute

    Books, Texts, Papers:

    Bush's Greatest Failure (R Bryce, Texas Observer)

    The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (Peter W. Huber, Mark P. Mills, 2005) (Amazon)

    Berman, Arthur E. (Houston Geological Society - online articles)

    Bartlett, Albert A. (Physics Prof Emeritus, U Colorado)

    Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    Browne, John

    Carbon Cycling: A sustainable path to food and energy (pdf)

    Deffeyes, KS (petroleum geologist, Princeton)

    Delaney, David materials, website

    Energy Bulletin

    Energy in Florida Agriculture (RC Fluck)

    Ford Foundation

    Foreign Affairs - energy, resources & environment

    Friedmann, S. Julio

    Goldemberg, J

    Goldstein, David B.

    Goodstein, David (Cal Tech)

    Great Change - Other Voices


    Hake, Richard (Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana U) - Hake'sEdStuff blog

    Heinberg, Richard

    Homer-Dixon, Thomas (Trudeau Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, U Toronto - on-line publications)

    The Ingenuity Gap: Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasingly Complex and Unpredictable Future (Amazon)

    Huber, PW, MP Mills

    Kunstler, James

    Manning, Richard

    Mobbs, Paul

    New Scientist

    Nye, David E., professor, U Southern Denmark Center for American Studies

    Reynolds, Douglas B. (oil, gas & energy economist, U Alaska Fairbanks) CV (pdf)

    Roberts, Paul (Bavarian village, WA)

    Simmons, M. R. (Simmons & Company International - investment bank specializing in energy)


    Smil, Vaclav, Distinguished Professor of Geography, U Manitoba

    Pdf publications

    Strahan, David

    Tertzakian, Peter - energy economist, geophysicist

    Tierney, John (cornucopian)

    Trainer, FE - The Simpler Way, U New South Wales

    Tyner, Wally - energy economist, Purdue Ag Economics

    United Nations Development Programme - Energy for Sustainable Development


    Vision 21: Fossil Fuel Options for the Future (2000, NAS)

    Weisz, Paul B.

    Yergin, Daniel, Chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates - CERA

    Youngquist, Walter

    Course Syllabi:

    Blogs, Message Boards, Newsletters:

    Energy Background:


    Emergy - US EPA Short Course


    HT Odum - obituary pdf


    Energy Values:

    Energy Alternatives & Issues - Energy Strategies - Prof. Dennis Buffington, Penn State Ag and Biological Engineering

    Environmental Math (Ben Fusaro)

    EROEI - energy return on energy invested

    IEA Energy Statistics

    Information Explosion (relative scales, John Baez, mathematical physicist, UC Riverside The n-Category Cafe blog)

    Oil Industry Conversions (excellent set!)- Energy Policy and Planning Office, Ministry of Energy, Thailand

    Rough Values (illuminating tables - Gianfranco Vidali, Science for the 21st Century, Syracuse University Physics)


    Phyllis: the composition of biomass and waste



    Mass Balance:




    A Heat Transfer Textbook, 3rd ed, 2005 (JH. Lienhard IV and V)

    The Engines of Our Ingenuity (U Houston radio program telling the story of culture formation by human creativity)

    Energy and the Environment (EGEE 101 Radovic, Ljubisa R., Penn State, html2)

    Energy and the Environment, 2nd ed., 2005, Ristinen, RA, Kraushaar, JP publisher website

    Light and Matter: Physics and Astronomy Resources (B. Crowell, Fullerton College)


    Wikipedia - entropy (energy dispersal)

    Lambert, Frank (Occidental College Professor Emeritus of Chemistry)

    The Second Law of Thermodynamics
    Estimation of the Joint Demand for Vehicles and Miles: Analyzing the Impacts of Alternative Car Pollution Control Policies (pdf)

    Online Transportation Demand Management - Victoria Transport Policy Institute

    RITA - Bureau of Transportation Statistics - US Dept Transportation




    The encyclopedia of earth - topic energy



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    Global Climate Change

    Unique Keywords:

    Palaeoclimatology, paleoceanography

    ISI Global Warming database - 1991 - 8/01

    Ad Council - Global Warming

    AGI - American Geological Institute


    AP6 - Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate

    Arbor Day Foundation

    AVEC - Integrated Assessment of Vulnerable Ecosystems under Global Change, 2005 summer school

    carbon dioxide:

    CarboEurope IP - Assessment of the European Terrestrial Carbon Balance

    Carbon Management & Sequestration Center - Ag Research & Development Center - Ohio State

    CARMA: Carbon Monitoring for Action

    CCX - Chicago Climate Exchange

    Center for Health and the Global Environment (Harvard Medical School)

    CFI - Center for Inquiry

    CIER - Center for Integrative Environmental Research - U Maryland

    Climate Change Impact Assessments:

    Climate Change Institute - U Maine

    Climate Prediction Net (distributed computer modeling)

    Climatic Research Unit - U East Anglia Norwich

    Climate Science (Schneider, Stephen H., Stanford - excellent site)

    Climate Solutions: Practical solutions to global warming

    Climate Systems Center, Geophysical Sciences University of Chicago

    CO2 Science - Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change (Idso family)

    EarthSave: Healthy people health planet

    EarthTrends: Environmental Information Portal (water, climate, energy, food, population)

    eredux - Global Warming & Energy: vital statistics, interactive maps and more

    ESA - European Space Agency - Observing the Earth

    European Climate Forum

    What is dangerous Climate Change? (Peking report - pdf)

    Evangelical Climate Initiative

    Farming Futures: Tomorrow's Climate - Today's Challenge

    FCRN - Food Climate Research Network

    (See heading entries under FCRN in "Food Security" above)

    FNU - Sustainability and Global Change (FNU U Hamburg)

    Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory - NOAA, Princeton U.

    Climate Impact of Quadrupling Atmospheric CO2 An Overview of GFDL Climate Model Results

    Global Carbon Project

    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD directory of earths science data and services - NASA)

    Global Warming Linkds

    Global Warming Primer (Woods Hole Research Center)

    GHG's - Greenhouse Gases:

    EPA - Climate Change - GHG Emissions - US GHG Inventory





    GISS - NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (Center for Climate Systems Research - Earth Institute - Columbia U)

    Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research

    Heinrich events

    human health: ice dams:
    Jökulhlaup: Glacier outburst floods - a short tutorial
    IEA - International Energy AgencyIGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme)

    IGBP Science Series - executive summaries

    IGOS - Integrated Global Observing Strategy

    International Artic Research Center (U Alaska - Fairbanks)

    International Research Institute for Climate Prediction (Columbia)

    IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)IRI - The International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Columbia U

    JAXA - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

    Joint Global Change Research Institute (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Maryland)

    Livestock Contributions:


    National Geographic

    NOAA Paleoclimatology - NCDC - National Climate Data Center - NESDIS - National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service

    Earth Observatory - Features

    Noble Foundation

    NRDC - National Resources Defense Council

    NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center


    Biol 441B Biological Oceanography (N Price)

    Integrated Ocean Drilling Program

    Rhines, Peter (UW School of Oceanography - study of ocean circulation)

    Pew Center on Global Climate Change - Pew Charitable Trusts

    Reports - Global Warming in Depth - Workshops and Conferences

    Photosynthesis and Atmospheric Change Laboratory (PACLab - U Illinois, Steve Long)

    Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (many reports on website)

    Precautionary Principle:

    RAND Corporation

    SDC - Sustainable Development Commission (UK)

    sea ice:

    Sociology of Global Warming Issues:

    Dunlap, Riley E. (Abo Akademi U, formerly WSU)

    solar system effects:

    Sourcewatch - Environment

    22th ISODARCO Summer Course on: "Global Climate Changes and Impact on Natural Resources"

    Space Science and Engineering Center (U Wisc)

    Stanford SOLAR Center

    The GISP2 ice core record--paleoclimate highlights  (PA Mayewski, M Bender)

    The Royal Society - Science IssuesClimate change

    The White House National Energy Policy Development Group (report index)

    The Yale F&ES Project on Climate Change


    Union of Concerned Scientists

    United Kingdom Parliament - House of Lords

    University of Chicago Department of the Geophysical Sciences

    Archer, David - marine carbon cycle  publications

    Pierrehumbert, Raymond T.- climate systems - tropical climate

    University of Washington Center for Science in the Earth System


    US Climate Change Science Program

    USDA CCPO - Climate Change Program Office

    USEPA - climate change

    USGRCP - globalchange.gov (Clinton administration initiative not continued by Bush administration)

    US Global Change Research Program (became US Climate Change Science Program in 2004)

    Washington State Dept of Ecology


    Maps & Images:

    Maplecroft Maps

    WRI Climate Analysis Indicators Tool

    X-Maps - Global Warming


    Archer, David  Prof of geosciences, U Chicago - marine carbon cycle

    Barnett, Tim Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    Befger, WH (Scripps)

    Bejan, Adrian - Prof Mech Engr, Duke

    Brassell, Simon C., prof geological sci, Indiana U.

    Broecker, Wallace

    Calvin, William H., neurophysiologist, U of Wash. (brains, climate, evolution; where we've been and where we're heading.)

    Christy, John R. Earth Science System Center, Atmospheric Science Dept, U Alabama

    Dyson, Freeman

    Dyson, Tim (London School of Economics)

    Emanuel, Kerry, professor of meterology, POAC webpage, Tropical meteorology and climate, MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences Dept.

    Flannery, Tim - Australian mammologist / paleontologist - wikipedia

    Gore, Al

    Gray, William, Professor of Atmospheric Science,  Tropical Meteorology Project, Colorado State U.

    Hamilton, Gordon - U Maine Climate Change Institute

    Hansen, James E. Earth-Sun Exploration Division - Columbia U Earth Institute

    Harte, John (long-term experiments on GW effects on flora)

    Long, Steve

    Muller, Richard A.

    Oppenheimer, Michael - Prof Geosciences and International Affairs, Dept Geosciences, Princeton University

    • Defining Dangerous Anthropogenic Interference: The Role of Science, the Limits of Science, Risk Analysis 25:1-9, 2005 pdf
    • Avoiding Dangerous Anthropogenic Interference with the Climate System, Climatic Change 73:227-238, 2005 pdf

    Pierrehumbert, Raymond T. (Prof Geophysical Sciences, U Chicago

    Rosenzweig, Cynthia E. (Goddard Institute for Space Studies)

    Schneider, Stephen H., Stanford - excellent site

    Singer, S. Fred, President, Science & Environmental Policy Project

    Weart, Spencer (see below) The Discovery of Global Warming


    Books, Authors:

    National Academies Press

    Broecker, Wallace (oceanographer, originator of Atlantic Ocean thermohaline circulation hypothesis that is key to the abrupt climate change disaster scenairo above)

    Burroughs, William (ed)

    Cox, John D.

    Crichton, Michael - Wikipedia Wikiquotes

    Earth system science: from biogeochemical cycles to global change

    Gelbspan, Ross

    Global Climate Change & Peak Oil (DA Pfeiffer)

    Goklany, Indur (Cato Institute)


    Harte, John

    Houghton, John

    Kolbert, Elizabeth (The New Yorker, 2005)

    Lynas, Mark (blog, author - High Tide: News from a warming world)

    High Tide: The Truth About Our Climate Crisis, 2004 Lynas, Mark (Amazon)

    Mother Jones

    As the World Burns

    National Academy of Sciences - BASC - Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate - reports

    New Perspectives in Climate Change: What the EPA Isn’t Telling Us (S. Fred Singer, John R. Christy, et al., contrarian pdf)

    New Scientist - News Service (publicly accessible)

    Pidwimy, MJ (Okanagan University)

    Pierrehumbert, Raymond T. - Louis Block Professor of Physics, University of Chicago

    Ritter, ME - Professor of Geography. Department of Geography and Geology, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

    Rosenzweig, Cynthia

    The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization, 2004, Brian Fagan, Anthropologist (Amazon)

    The Physics Factbook - topics (HS physics class projects)

    Weart, Spencer (PhD astronomy, history)

    The Discovery of Global Warming (250,000 word hypertext history of how scientists came to (partly) understand what people are doing to change the Earth's climate) (Amazon)

    • Discovery of Global Warming files formatted for printing (pdf)
    • Nature review
    • "The Discovery of Global Warming" update - RealClimate (7/14/06)


    Arguments - con:

    denialism/catasrophism arguments:



    blogs, web news:

    Why Files




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    Systems and System Dynamics - Earth Systems / Ecology / Ecosystems

    Unique Keywords:

    biogeochemistry (Wikipedia)

    AAAS Forum: Science and Innovation for Sustainable Development

    CIESD - Center for Interdisciplinary Excellence in System Dynamics

    CLE - Creative Learning Exchange

    Complexity Digest


    ESSP: Earth Systems Science Partnership

    Entropy and Human Activity (course - RD Piccard, Ohio U)

    Review of "Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies" (C Perrow)

    IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

    International Society for the Systems Sciences

    Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

    MIT System Dynamics in Education Project


    REAP - Resource and Energy Analysis Program - UK Ecological Budget

    Resilience Alliance - dynamics of social-ecological systems

    RILES - ReSource Institute for Low Entropy Systems

    Santa Fe Institute

    Sterling Insights blog

    Sustainability Institute (DH Meadows, founder)

    SDEP - System Dynamics in Education Project

    System Dynamics Society

    System Dynamics on the World Wide Web

    Systems Thinking

    Vulnerability Network & Observatory


    The Agriculture: necessary and vulnerable (F Gunther)





    Earth Systems:


    Earth System Science Center, U Alabama Huntsville

    ESSC - Earth System Science Center, Penn State U

    Biogeochemistry Cycles:

    Figures summarizing the global cycles of biologically active elements (WS  Reeburgh, U Calif-Irvine, Bull. Ecol. Society of America 78(4):260-267 (1997))

    Food Consumption and Disruption of the Nitrogen Cycle (pdf)

    Nitrogen management and the future of food: Lessons from the management of energy and carbon (RH Socolow, pdf)

    Earth Observatory - NASA - earth images, datasets

    Earth System Modeling Group (UK)

    Earth System Science (School of Physical Sciences - UC Irvine)

    Zender, Charles S. - aerosols, biogeochemical modeling

    SCOPE - Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

    Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Trophic Cascades Program - OSU

    Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (UK consortium - Dr. Hans Joachim (John) Schellnhuber)





    Course materials:

    Ecology / Ecosystems:

    Agricultural Ecosystems and Agricultural Ecology - Ecological Sciences - USDA NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service (also NRCS Soil Quality Resources & Publications)

    Agroecology (S Gliessman, UC Santa Cruz)

    Carnegie Institution - Department of Global Ecology

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UK)

    Costanza, Robert - Gund Institute for Ecological Economics - University of Vermont - publications

    Danish Ecological Council (The Ecological Council)

    Dukes, Jeff, asst. prof, Dept of Biology, University of Massachusetts - Boston

    Ecological Footprint:

    Best Foot Forward

    Global Footprint Network: Advancing the Science of Sustainability

    Redefining Progress

    blogs, news, papers:

    Ecological Science and Sustainability for a Crowded Planetbr> ESA's Ecological Visions Project

    Ecosystem Services: A Primer

    ESA - Ecology Society of America

    Ecosystem Restoration - Environmental Defense Fund

    Grant, Bruce W. (Widener U)

    Hungate, Bruce A. (Ecosystem Ecology, Northern Arizona University)

    Millenium Ecosystem Assessment: Strengthening capacity to manage ecosystems sustainability for human well-being (2nd site)


    ISI HighlyCited

    People and Rangeland Ecosystems (WR Travis, U Colorado)

    Siry, Joseph - Ecology homepage, Rollins College

    Southwings: Conservation through aviation in the Southland

    The Earth's Carrying Capacity: Some literature reviews (B Sundquist)

    The State of the Nation's Ecosystems (2005) - The H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment



    Wikipedia - a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecology">Ecology



    Wikipedia - Soil Science

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    Economics - Resource / Environmental / Agricultural

    ACEEE - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

    American Agricultural Economics Association

    Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics -  interactions between humans and nature and management of common environment

    BLS - Bureau of Labor Statistics - Programs and Surveys


    CGAP - Microfinance Gateway

    CREES USDA (Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service)

    Earth Track - government subsidies to energy, water, waste

    EconPapers - Journal

    Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World: Resource and Environmental Economics (EDIRC)

    Economics of Climate Change / Global Warming
    Chichilnisky, Graciela (Columbia) Nordhaus, WD (Yale)

    Ecosystem Valuation (DM King, U Maryland, M Mazzotta, U Rhode Is)

    Environmental Economics Program - Harvard

    ERS - USDA Economic Research Service

    FESTA: The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability

    FNU - Sustainability and Global Change (FNU U Hamburg)

    FiscallyGreen.ca - Amy Taylor -  Pembina Institute


    Grameen Bank (Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize for 2006)

    Gund Institute for Ecological Economics - U Vermont

    IHDP: International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change

    Millennium Project: Global futures studies & research - WFUNA - World Federation of UN Associations

    NEF - New Economics Foundation

    New South Wales Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC)

    OCM - Organization for Competitive Markets


    Stern Review on the economics of climate change (HM Treasury)

    Steve Hackett's Internet Resources for Economists (and those with a special interest in environmental, natural resources, and ecological economics)


    Science Search: Social Sciences > Economics > Environmental Economics

    The Library of Economics and Liberty

    Tragedy of the Commons (Garrett Hardin)


    U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board

    US Society for Ecological Economics

    Texts, Papers, Articles:








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    Environment / Environmentalism

    AEN - Alberta Environmental Network

    Albaeco - turning science into knowledge on the interactions of man, nature and society

    AVBP - A Very Beautiful Place

    Belfer Center Environment and Natural Resources Program - JFK School of Government - Harvard

    Brand, Stewart (home page, Whole Earth Catalog) - wiki

    Earth Island Institute

    Davidson, Eric A. (Woods Hole Research Center - publications)

    Earth Policy Institute (Lester Brown)

    Environment Writer

    EPI - Environmental Performance Index - Yale YCLEP / Columbia CIESIN

    ESI - Environmental Sustainability Index - Yale YCLEP / Columbia CIESIN

    FAO -

    GDAE - Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts

    Hawken, Paul

    Information for Action (Australian nonprofit environmental organization committed to environmental change in our global community)

    Institute of Environmental Studies - U New South Wales

    Issues in Environment (ActionBioscience - promoting bioscience literacy)

    ISDE - International Society of Doctors for the Environment

    Kempton, W (U Delaware)

    Kovarik, Bill

    LUCC - Land-Use and Land-Cover Change

    Manning, Richard

    Mass Extinction Underway (David Ulansey, Prof Philosophy & Religion, California Inst of Integral Studies)

    Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Strengthening Capacity to Manage Ecosystems Sustainability for Human Well-Being


    SCOPE - Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

    Steinberg, Ted (historian, Case Western Reserve)

    SEI - Stockholm Environment Institute

    Ten Top Things for Consumers to Do:

    Top Other Things:

    United Nations Environment Programme



    blogs / aggregators:


    Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History (T Steinberg, environmental historian, Case Western Reserve University)
    360 pages, Oxford University Press; (2002) ISBN  0195140109. (


    Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (Global Century Series) (J R. McNeill, Georgetown University) Prologue provided by publisher
    416 pages, W.W. Norton & Company; (2001) ISBN 0393321835 (Amazon)


    McNeill, JR (bio, webpage)

    The Little Green Handbook: Seven Trends Shaping the Future of Our Planet (2006, Nielsen, R) (Amazon)

    The March of Unreason: Science, Democracy, and the New Fundamentalism  Taverne, Dick  (Amazon)



    EDC News (Environment & Development Challenges)

    Environmental Health News

    EcoloPOP: archive of positive environment related press releases, announcements, news articles, and essays

    Environmental Science & Technology on-line


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    Genetic Diversity - Invasive Species / Genetically Modified Organisms


    Biodiversity (Stan Guffey, Division of Biology, U Tennessee)

    Center for Biological Diversity

    Food Production and Biodiversity (2003, Masa Iwanga, Dave Watson, CIMMYT, pdf)

    IFC - International Finance Corporation

    Issues in biodiversity (ActionBioscience - promoting bioscience literacy)

    IUCN -The World Conservation Union


    Species 2000 (enumerating species as the baseline dataset for studies of global biodiversity)

    The Population/Biodiversity Paradox. Agricultural Efficiency to Save Wilderness (AJ Trewavas, Plant Pathology 125:174-179, 2001 pdf)


    The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation



    AgBioForum (The Journal of Agrobiotechnology Management and Economics - index)

    Council for Biotechnology Information

    Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology

    Safety Concerns - Biosafety, Biodiversity, Food and Environmental - Document Cabinet

    GM Food: Controversies Surrounding the Risks and Benefits of Genetically Modified Food (SCOPE Forum)

    Information Systems for Biotechnology (ISB): A national resource in agbiotech information

    Institute for Responsible Technology

    ISAAA - The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications

    ISIS - Institute of Science in Society: science society sustainability


    The National Agricultural Law Center

    The Politics of GM food: Risk, science and public trust (1999, report index, Economic and Social Research Council - Global Environmental Change)

    The RAND Corporation

    WRI (World Resources Institute)


    Element Stewardship Abstracts:

    Global Invasive Species Initiative

    Invasive Species - Institute of Ecosystem Studies

    Invasive/Exotic Species: An Agricultural, Marine and Public Health Issue (Library of Michigan Bibliography)

    National Academy of Sciences

    Southwest Exotic Plant Information Clearinghouse - USGS (Alien Plants Ranking System)

    USDA Invasive Species

    USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

    people: texts: books:
    Biodiversity and Conservation, 1997 (Routledge Introductions to Environment series) (Michael J. Jeffries, Amazon - 2nd ed due 12/05) Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food, 2002, Daniel Charles Amazon

    Nature and Society: The quest for a sustainable world (1997, National Academy of Sciences, on-line TOC)

    Blogs, news sites, other:

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    Population Demographics - Expansion / Societal Collapse

    Carrying Capacity Network

    CIESIN - Center for International Earth Science Information - Columbia U

    FCF - Family Care Foundation

    Gap Minder - Making Sense of the World - Human Development Trends (awesome graphics!)

    health / emerging disease / pandemics:


    Human Security Centre - U British Columbia

    International Union for the Scientific Study of Population

    Limits To Growth (Club of Rome - Meadows)

    NPG (Negative Population Growth)

    Open History - dynamic map of European city growth over 4000 years

    OPT - Optimum Population Trust


    PAI - Population Action International

    Population-Environment Balance

    US Population Growth Factsheet (2001, html)

    Population and Sustainability Network

    Population Media Center

    PRB - Population Reference Bureau

    Rockridge Institute (U California faculty)

    The Demographic Transition (Keith Montgomery, Dept of Geography-Geology, U Wisconsin-Marathon County)

    The Simpler Way: Working for transition from consumer society to a simpler, more cooperative, just and ecologically sustainable society (Ted F. E. Trainer, School of Social Work, Univ NSW)

    United Nations:


    UNESA - Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs - Population Division

    UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund


    US Census Bureau

    World Population Awareness World Transformation

    people: Facts and Figures

    Aisle of Man (facts vs. internet myth)

    Population Reference Bureau

    World Clock

    World Population Prospects - UNESCO - UN Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs







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    Anthropology /Sociology / Psychology


    Darwiniana and Evolution: Links to our Past. News of the Present, Insight for the Future

    Essays in Natural History and Evolution

    Human Behavior and Evolution Society

    World Food Habits Bibliography (Robert Dirks, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Illinois State University)

    Dietary Evolution: What did we eat, why did we eat it, what do we eat now and what should we eat in the future?




    Center for Communications and Community - UCLA

    Center for the Rocky Mountain West (U Montana)

    Cultural Logic LLC - a cognitive approach to communications - projects


    Evolutionary psychology:

    CEP - Center for Evolutionary Psychology, UC Santa Barbara


    Cog Web - Evolutionary psychology

    CSCS - Evolutionary psychology - Notebooks (Cosma Rohilla Shalizi)

    Evolutionary Psychology for the Common PersonHBES - Human Behavior & Evolution Society






    Wikipedia - evolutionary psychology


    Environmental Working Group - Farm Subsidy Database

    The Frameworks Institute


    Kahane, Adam - Generon Consulting > The Sustainable Food Laboratory

    New Urbanism:

    philosophy of science:


    Politics and Science:


    Sociology of Global Warming Issues:

    Climate Change - The Yale Science-To-Action Collaboration

    Dunlap, Riley E. (Abo Akademi U, formerly WSU)

    Worldview: (wikipedia)



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    Sustainable Agriculture

    Agronomy for Sustainable Development (archives - free on-line after 24 mnths)

    Journal of Sustainable Agriculture (website)

    AFSIC - Alternative Farming Systems Information Center - National Agricultural Library

    ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

    ECOS: Toward a Sustainable Future (CSIRO, website)


    FAPRI - Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, U Missouri

    Friends of the Earth

    The Royal Society


    Agroasis: Nordic School of Agroecology/Ecological Agriculture

    • A Nordic Net-based Course in Agroecology - Integrating student learning and teacher collaboration (webage)
    • Focus on Learning – Becoming an Agroecologist (doc)

    Agroecology (Stephen R.Gliessman, Alfred E. Hller Professor of Agroecology, Dept. Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz)

    Agroecology (Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley)

    Agroecology in Action (Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley)

    CARI - Center for Applied Rural Innovation, University of Nebraska

    Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (UC Santa Cruz)

    papers and texts:



    animal health apiculture (pollinators) aquaculture

    aquafeed.com (aquaculture feed industry's information gateway)



    • Review of the State of World Aquaculture (2005, webpage)

    GreenFacts - Facts on Health and the Environment

    OneFish - Aquaculture

    U Arizona Aquaculture - links (kevin fitzsimmons)

    Wikipedia - aquaculture
    beef CSA - community-supported agriculture:
    Alternative Farming Systems Information Center - National Agricultural Library Center for CSA Resources

    Local Harvest


    "factory farming": wiki



    Belsky, A. Joy

    Provenza, Fred - BEHAVE, Department of Forest, Range, and Wildlife Sciences, Utah State Univ


    green revolution:

    integrated farming systems:

    international veterinary medicine:

    local food:

    New Ruralism - Agriculture at the Metropolitan Edge (UC Berkeley Global Metropolitan Studies)



    Acres USA: a voice for eco-agriculture

    CABI Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture

    Certified Naturally Grown


    EkoConnect - International Centre for Organic Agriculture of Central and Eastern Europe

    FAO Organic Agriculture at FAO documents

    Farming Solutions

    Glenlea Study - organic vs. conventional cropping comparison study - Martin Entz, U Manitoba

    IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements)

    IOIA (Independent Organic Inspectors Association, Margaret Scoles, Broadus, Montana)

    ISOFAR (International Society of Organic Agriculture Research)

    James Randi Educational Foundation

    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

    MOO - Montana Organic Organization

    MOSES - Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service

    OFRF - Organic Farming Research Foundation

    Organic Ag Info

    Organic Agriculture at Cornell University

    Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada

    Organic Agriculture at FAO

    Organic Agriculture (Iowa)

    Organic Consumers Association (US)

    Organic Ecology: U Minnesota

    Organic e prints - long list of publications from conferences, congresses

    Organic Market News

    Organic Monitor - Leading Provider of Business Intelligence on the International Organic Food Industry

    Organic Research Database - CABI International

    Organic Trade Association

    Organic Trade Services: The Organic Industry Portal (UK)

    Organic Valley Coop (689 farms)

    Rodale Institute - Farming systems trial

    SAFO - Sustaining animal health and food safety in organic farming

    Soil Association (UK)

    The Organic Center

    Transition to Organic - Penn State U

    USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS):

    USDA Nat Ag Library AFSIC - Organic Food Production

    Wa Dept Ag - Organic Food

    Worldwatch Institute





    Organic Producer Magazine


    Hemenway, Toby
    Holmgren, David

    Introduction to Permaculture: Concepts and Resources (html index)

    The Permaculture Activist

    blogs, webnews:

    Wikipedia - Permaculture


    CASFS: The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems

    Centre for Sustainable Agriculture - CUL (Sweden)

    CSIRO Sustainability Network

    DEFRA Statistics (UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

    Earth Friendly, Farm Friendly Seal - Center for Global Food Issues- Hudson Institute

    EcoResults! Working together to heal the West

    Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (Iowa State U)

    GRAIN - NGO that promotes the sustainable management and use of agricultural biodiversity based on people's control over genetic resources and local knowledge.

    Greenspirit: For a Sustainable Future (Patrick Moore, Greenpeace co-founder)

    human sanitation:

    EcoSan 2005 - 3rd International Conference on Ecological Sanitation

    HabitJam - Actionable Ideas (World Urban Forum 3)

    • Achieving the MDGS: Slum Upgrading and Affordable Housing - Idea: 1.11 Ecological Sanitation: Public Toilets in Slums

    Sulabh International Social Service Organisation

    IFDC - International Fertilizer Development Center - An international center for soil fertility and agricultural development

    ISP - Independent Science Panel: Promotion of science for the public good

    Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture

    The Keystone Center - Center for Science and Public Policy - Field to Market Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture

    Learning for Sustainability (Will Allen)

    NESFP - New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts

    Off Grid: Freedom, mobility, environment

    Protected Harvest - sustainable certification

    REAP - Canada (Resource Efficient Agricultural Production)

    SRI (Silsoe Research Institute, UK)

    Sustainable Business

    Sustainable & Organic Agriculture - Dept Entomology - Penn State

    Sustainable Conservation

    Sustainability Education Center


    Sustainability Institute

    Sustainability Web Ring (Sustainable Development Communications Network (SDCN)

    Sustainability Science (Harvard)

    Sustaining Pennsylvania Agriculture - PennState

    The Earth Charter Initiative: Values and principles for a sustainable future

    The Food Project

    The Natural Step

    The Wentworth Group of  Concerned Scientists (Australia) - wikipedia

    UK Sustainable Development






    Wikipedia: Sustainable Agriculture

    WikiHow How to Practice Sustainable Agriculture

    Amazon Sustainable Agriculture list

    Urban agriculture:

    Ecosyn (Lion Kuntz)

    HabitJam - Actionable Ideas (World Urban Forum 3)

    • Achieving the MDGS: Slum Upgrading and Affordable Housing - Idea: 1.11 Ecological Sanitation: Public Toilets in Slums

    Path to Freedom: Providing pathways for living a self-sufficient lifestyle in an urban setting

    The Vertical Farm, Dickson Despommier, Medical Ecology, Div Environmental Health Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University


    Agriculture of the Middle

    AEFP: Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Company

    Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC)

    APWMC - Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center, North Carolina State, CM Williams

    ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

    Best Foot Forward: bringing sustainability down to earth

    Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (UC Santa Cruz)

    Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (U Wisc) - pubs

    Center for Resilience - Ohio State


    Farming for Health (workshop proceedings, 3/16-19/05) - TOC (pdfs)

    Fatal Harvest Workshop Series

    Future Horizons: Recent Literature in Sustainable Agriculture (University of Nebraska)

    What is Sustainable Agriculture? (html)

    Green Engineering - EPA

    ICAF - the Industrial College of the Armed Forces

    In Motion Magazine

    ISIS - Institute of Science in Society - Science and Food Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Alternative Crops KBS LTER - Long-term Ecological Research in Row Crop Agriculture (Michigan State U) Land & Water Australia - Australian Government- products Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (Sustainable Agriculture Programs at Iowa State) McGill - Ecological Agriculture Projects

    Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station

    Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

    National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service - Livestock

    Nebraska Center for Applied Rural Innovation - Sustainable Agriculture Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society

    New American Dream

    Northland Sheep Dairy

    PCIFAP - Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production

    PNDSA - Pacific Northwest Direct Seed Association

    SARE - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education - USDA

    Simple Living America

    Sonoran Institute

    The Quivira Coalition: Working to achieve harmony between human and nature (Courtney White)

    The Simple Living Network

    UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

    The Science of Sustainable Agriculture: Measuring the Immeasurable (2003 seminar series)

    Union of Concerned Scientists

    WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development

    World Bank

    World Wide Web Virtual Library SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE (static as of 5/2000)



    Altieri, Miguel A., Assoc Prof, Division of Insect Biology, Dept of Environmental Science, Policy & Mgmt, UC Berkeley

    Butler, Lorna, Henry A. Wallace Endowed Chair for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University

    Clark, E. Ann, Assoc Prof, Crop Sci, U Guelph

    Dagget, Dan

    Francis, Charles A., Professor of Agronomy, Dept. of Agronomy and Horticulture, U Nebraska

    Bill Hill (Australian grass farmer, communication and sustainability consultant)

    Ikerd, John E., Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, University of Missouri Columbia

    Jones, Christine - Botanist, New South Wales Dept. Natural Resources

    Kirschenmann, Fred, former Director, Distinguished Fellow Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture (PhD philosophy, U Chicago)

    Lotter, Donald W.

    Pretty, Jules, Professor, Centre for Environment & Society, University of Essex

    Poincelot, Raymond P., Fairfield University Biology Dept (website)

    Salvador, Ricardo, Assoc Prof Agronomy, Iowa State U

    Savory, Allan (The Savory Center - Holistic Management)

    Silver, Lee M. - Prof molecular biology and public policy, Woodrow Wilson school of Public & International Affairs, Princeton U

    White, Courtney (director, The Quivira Coalition: Working to achieve harmony between human and nature)



    Island Press - Sustainable Agriculture

    National Academies Press

    Douthwaite, Richard - FEASTA - The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability

    Sherman, David M.

    Sustainable Agricultural Systems, 1990. (Amazon)



    Blogs / lists:

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    Life Cycle Analysis / Industrial Ecology

    ACLCA - American Center for Life Cycle Assessment

    Center for Industrial Ecology - Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies - publications

    • Bulletin 106: Developing Industrial Ecosystems: Approaches, Cases, and Tools, 2002 - TOC
    • Multiscale Life-Cycle Assessment, 2005 - pdf

    Center for Sustainable Systems - U Michigan - publications

    Environmental Literacy Council - Life Cycle Analysis



    GDI: Green Design Institute, CarnegieMellon

    Green Chemistry Institute -  American Chemical Society

    IndEco - links

    International Society for Industrial Ecology

    LCA for Cities

    Life Cycle Analysis Hotlist (G. Doka - static 04)

    SIK - Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology

    The encyclopedia of earth

    UNEP - Life Cycle Initiative - publications

    texts, papers:



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    Regional Universities

    Evergreen State College - Ecological Agriculture

    Oregon State University

    MECS - Microtechnology-based Energy, Chemical and Biological Systems - Microtechnology Initiative

    University of California - Davis

    Kleeman, Michael J (Civil & Environmental Engineering - aerosol mechanics)

    University of Idaho

    The Twelve Soil Orders - U Idaho Dept. of Plant, Soil & Entomological Sciences


    SC Brassell, biogeochemist, Robert B. and Floretta F. Austin Distinguished Lecture in Science, 3/6/07

    Targeted Grazing


    University of Washington, Seattle

    Washington State University





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    Academic Web Sites (Other)

    AASHE - Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)

    Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (U Wisconsin)

    BEHAVE - Behavioral Education for Human, Animal, Vegetation & Ecosystem Management (Utah State, U Idaho, Montana State, U Arizona)

    Centre for Environment and Society (Jules Pretty, U Essex)

    Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN - Columbia U)

    Center for Sustainable Systems (U Mich - National Pollution Prevention Center)

    Columbia Earth Institute

    Coordinating Committee on Global Change - National Academy of Sciences

    Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD)

    Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainability (Harvard)

    Global Climate & Energy Project (Stanford)

    H-Environment (H-Net)

    Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research

    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (Columbia U)

    Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Strengthening Capacity to Manage Ecosystems Sustainability for Human Well-Being

    Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

    North Carolina Sustainable Ag

    OACC - Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada

    Oklahoma State U - Agricultural Education, Communications and 4-H Youth Development

    The Guide to Food & Fiber Systems Literacy (K-12)
    http://www.okstate.edu/ag/agedcm4h/ag_news/ag@osu/fa96/afa96_12.htm - News

    People - Academic

    Cassman, Kenneth G. - Dept. Head, Agronomy, U Nebraska - sustainability of intensive crop systems

    Patzek, Tad W. (Civil & Environmental Engr, UC Berkeley)

    Recent Papers:

    Program for the Human Environment - Publications (Rockefeller U)

    School of Sustainability - Arizona State University

    Sir Crispin Tickell: Articles, essays, lectures and other writings (Green College, U Oxford)

    The Pielke Research Group (Colorado State - local, mesoscale, regional, and global land-atmosphere biophysical, biogeochemical, and biogeographic interactions)

    Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (UK consortium - Dr. Hans Joachim (John) Schellnhuber)

    UC Berkeley - Department of Environmental Science and Policy Management

    UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

    The Science of Sustainable Agriculture: Measuring the Immeasurable - UC Davis

    U Manitoba

    Western SARE (Utah S)

    Woods Hole Research Center: Protecting the integrity of the global environment

    World Food Issues: Past and Present (Clark Ford, Iowa State)

     How did things get this way?

    Richard Hutchinson, Louisiana Tech

    Autonomeu's Listmania Lists

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    State Websites


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    Federal Websites

    ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

    Funding Opportunities

    Bureau of Transportation Statistics



    Goddard Institute for Space Studies - Research

    National Center for Atmospheric Research (National Science Foundation)

    National Council for Science and the Environment

    National Environmental Research Council (UK)

    National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (National Center for Appropriate Technology)

    NOAA -National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, US Dept Commerce

    US Climate Change Science Program

    Our Changing Planet


    Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service

    Economic Research Service Briefing Room

    Linking Land Quality, Agricultural Productivity, and Food Security (pdf)

    National Agricultural Library - Alternative Farming Systems Information Center - Sustainable Agriculture Resources

    National Agricultural Statistics Service

     National Organic Program

    National Resources Conservation Service

    Office of the Chief Economist

    Global Change Program Office

    World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report


    Energy Information Administration

    Genomics: Genomes to Life

    Genomic Applications Provide Innovative Approach to Energy Security and Climate Stabilization

    National Energy Technology Laboratory

    Office of Fossil Energy

    U.S. Global Change Research Information Office

    US State Dept.

    Other Countries:

    Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network (C-CIARN)

    Climate Change Funding Initiative in Agriculture

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    International Websites

    AGRA - Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa - SW

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - AAgricultural Development

    CAADP - Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme

    CGIAR - Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

    Development Gateway Foundation/a>

    Food Security

    DIVERSITAS - international programme of biodiversity science

    ELDIS Gateway to Development Information - Internet development  information service



    Committee on Agriculture

    Special Program for Food Security

    State of ...

    Rethinking the Approach to Groundwater and Food Security (pdf)

    Corporate Document Repository

    Veterinary Public Health:

    IAASTD - International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development

    International Center for Technology Assessment

    ICSU: International Council for Science

    IFA International Fertilizer Industry Association

    IFPRI - International Food Policy Research Institute

    Publications and Resources (huge list, many available by PDF)

    Livestock to 2020: The Next Food Revolution (pdf)

    International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

    2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species


    United Nations


    World Bank

    Energy: Source: Coal

    World Health Organization

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    Other Websites

    Aldo Leopold Foundation

    American Institute of Biological Sciences - issues in environment

    Anti-environmental myths (Jim Norton)

    Practical skepticism

    Aspen Institute

    Biffa Waste Services

    BRIDGING THE GAP: Information for Action Mobilizing knowledge for a better environment

    CAST: Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

    Center for Sustainable Innovation

    CogNexus Institute - Wicked Problems

    Consumer (Demand) Side

    David Suzuki Foundation

    Union of Concerned Scientists

    The Consumer's Guide to Effective Environmental Choices: Practical Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists
    M Brower, W Leon, Three Rivers Press; 1999, ISBN 060980281X Amazon

    Cumulative Impacts: News for Federal Agency Environmental Lawyers (Susan Bird)

    Courses (Other):

    Development Gateway Foundation

    Ecology / Environment Environmental Philosophy

    Economics of Needs and Limits (Frank Rotering)

    Engineers Without Borders: Building a better world, one community at a time

    Environmental Sustainability Index

    ESSP: Earth Systems Science Partnership

    Farm Foundation (sponsors issue-focused conferences)

    Greenfacts.org: Facts on Health and the Environment

    ICON - International Council on Nanotechnology - stewardship and sustainability

    IPAT-S (Sustainability Scripting Language)

    IRRI - International Rice Research Institute

    Kentucky Enrichment / Rural Innovations (Neal Van Milligen)

    Land Stewardship Project

    Managing Wholes (Holistic management, Peter Donovan, Wallowa, OR)

    Minnesotans For Sustainability

    Sustainability Authors (List w/ a few links to some on-line papers)

    Mother Earth News

    New Scientist

    Pasture Management (Wayne Burleson, holistic mgmt, conflict resolution)

    PERC (Property and Environment Research Center)

    What's So Special About The Farm? (PJ Hill, Wheaton College, html)

    Pharo Cattle Company (Kit Pharo, Cheyenne Wells, CO "I)

    Resources for the Future

    Core Knowledge

    Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

    Science and Development Network (provision of information on science and technology issues impacting the development of LDC's)

    SEA: Scientists and Engineers for America Smart Leadership for a Change

    Sterling Insights blog

    Truth Out - environment

    TWM (Indigenous Weather Modification)

    World Economic Forum

    WorldMapper - graphics (collection of world maps, where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject )

    The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Sustainable Development

    Other Links

    Farmed Animal Net (sponsored by Animal Place, the Animal Welfare Institute, Animal Welfare Trust, Farm Sanctuary, The Fund for Animals, The Glaser Progress Foundation, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

    H-Net H-Environment (a gateway to information concerning past human interactions with nature)

    Natural Capital

    The Natural Step

    Professional Journals

    American Journal of Agricultural Economics

    Current Press / Books

    Island Press (nonprofit organization communicating ideas to solve environmental problems)

    Down to Earth: Nature's Role in American History (T Steinberg, environmental historian, Case Western Reserve University)
    360 pages, Oxford University Press; (2002) ISBN  0195140109. Amazon

    Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (Global Century Series) (J R. McNeill, Georgetown University)
    416 pages, W.W. Norton & Company; (2001) ISBN 0393321835 Amazon

    McNeill, JR (bio, webpage)

    The Galileo Syndrome (novel - DH Gottlieb, environmental philosopher)

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    Alternative / Contrarian / Heretic / Provocative / "Rock Turner" Viewpoints


    Bjorn Lomborg (The Skeptical Environmentalist)

    Center for Media & Democracy Sourcewatch

    Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal

    Committee on the Present Danger: Fighting terrorism and the ideologies that drive it

    Dennis Avery (Saving the Planet with Pesticides and Plastic (Amazon)), Center for Global Food Issues, Hudson Institute

    ExxonSecrets.Org - How ExxonMobil Funds the Climate Change Skeptics

    Source Watch


    From the Wilderness (Michael C. Ruppert)

    Kimbrell, Andrew

    Manning, Richard

    Milloy, Steven (JunkScience.Com)

    Public Citizen Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program

    The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (Peter W. Huber, Mark P. Mills, 2005) (Amazon)

    The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (video - Amazon)

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