Environmental Issues Online brings together multimedia materials (text, archival, primary sources, video and audio) around key environmental challenges, including climate change, water/air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, agriculture, deforestation and more. The comprehensive database is curated around specific environmental issues and events from the 20th and 21st centuries, enabling students to build a critical understanding of the relationship between people and the environment. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Environmental Studies, content is drawn from discipline perspectives including: Anthropology, Diplomacy, Ecology, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Medicine, Politics & Policy, Sociology, and Photography.
The Environmental Issues Online collection includes the following issues and events:
Air Pollution in London
Climate Change – Context and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Deforestation in the Amazon
Global Indigenous Perspectives
Hinkley C Nuclear Plant
Human Population Growth
Mining in the Pacific
Navajo Reservation Uranium Mines
Sea level rise in the Pacific
The Great Lakes
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Three Gorges Dam
U.S. Clean Water Act
Water in South Asia
Water in the American West
The collection features materials from: Cambridge University Press, Routledge, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service--Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group, Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Human Rights Watch, TMW Media Group, TVF International, Bubble Media, China International TV Corp, and the Video Project.
Archival content from: The National Archives in Kew--UK, The Water Resources Archive—Colorado State University, and The National Archives and Records Administration—Federal Records.
The project is curated with assistance from an advisory board of respected scholars in the field.
Lada V Kochtcheeva
School of Public and International Affairs, NC State University
Urban Planning and Public Policy, School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine
College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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