Environmental Science Masters http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org Mon, 19 Dec 2011 15:47:39 +0000 en hourly 1 20 Stunning Infographics to Show How Climate Change Affects Ecosystems http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/20-stunning-infographics-to-show-how-climate-change-affects-ecosystems.html http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/20-stunning-infographics-to-show-how-climate-change-affects-ecosystems.html#comments Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:15:51 +0000 Dayna http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/?p=73 According to one infographic in this list, many people believe that climate change is happening and that it is irreversible. The difference in opinion is in how climate change is occurring. On the other hand, another information graphic shows that fewer people are believing the climate change scenario despite evidence of glacier melt and an increase in dramatic weather patterns such as more rain and drought. A degree in environmental science may not affect what you believe, but evidence-based science is difficult to refute, especially when faced with over 20 graphic images that show how climate change is affecting ecosystems.

Getting to Climate Change

  1. Climate ChangeClimate Change: This special multimedia information graphic is staged in four steps: 1. Why it happens; 2. Predictions; 3. What are we doing? 4. Virtual tours. Basically, the increase in the concentration of gases responsible for climate change causes changes to rainfall patterns, increase in desertification, alteration of agricultural cycles, the melting of the poles and an increase in sea level flooding coastal areas.
  2. Common Climate Change ArgumentsCommon Climate Change Arguments: A very detailed information graphic that exhibits the difference between scientific consensus and skeptics. The graphic is difficult to read, so click on the graphic and click again to pull it up full size on your screen. In the end, scientists agree that man-made CO2 emissions are driving climate change this time, and that it is a global, not localized, event.
  3. Forget ChinaForget China, Who Are Really the World’s Worst Carbon Polluters? China emits the most total tons of carbon dioxide, because it also has the largest population. On a per capita basis, even rapidly developing nations like China and India have a long way to go to catch up with long industrialized nations like the United States and those in Western Europe.
  4. Green FuelsGreen Fuels And Mean Fuels An Infographic Look Into Co2 Emissions: This chart looks at how common fuels contribute to CO2 emissions and their impacts on our environment. Scroll down a little further for another infographic that addresses the cost of climate change in lives and financial losses, which comes to $222 billion in worldwide losses owing to man made and natural disasters.
  5. The Climate Change DebateThe Climate Change Debate: A different way to look at the difference between skeptics and science. While both sides agree that the earth is warming, they disagree on if it is caused by humans. Both sides believe that the warming is irreversible.
  6. The DebateThe Debate: This infographic shows that 97 percent of scientists believe in global warming, 28 percent of all media coverage agrees and only 26 percent of the public is convinced that global warming is happening. Note that the global warming, at least for media, is based upon man-made global warming. It’s unknown if the numbers might be different if media or individuals would agree that global warming is occurring if the man-made component was eliminated.
  7. AmericansWhat Americans Really Think About Climate Change: Surprisingly, Over the past four years, the number of Americans that say climate change isn’t occurring has increased significantly. The linked graphic, created for GOOD, shows the general American sentiment on this hot topic.

Climate Change Effects

  1. Amid Climate ChangeAmid Climate Change, Some Countries Luck Out: Created by DARA, a humanitarian research outfit, the 2010 Climate Vulnerability Monitor is a sprawling model that predicts, for every country in the world, the impacts of global warming in 2030. It’s meant to serve as a guide to areas in crucial need of aid, and in so-doing, highlights a stark tragedy: Those who emit the most will suffer least, meaning the world’s great powers have little incentive to address the problem.
  2. Climate Change Affects BiodiversityClimate Change Affects Biodiversity: This page contains several information graphics that define how rapid climate change affects various environments. When talking about the impacts of climate change, we mostly hear about changes to land and the planet’s surface or atmosphere. However, most of the warming is going into the oceans where a lot of ecosystem changes are also occurring. This article emphasizes that issue as well.
  3. Coral TriangleClimate change in the Coral Triangle [PDF]: Climate change has become a defining but highly unpredictable feature of the Coral Triangle, the world’s epicenter of marine diversity. This infographic uncovers key facts regarding climate change in this ecosystem.
  4. Consequences of Climate ChangeConsequences of Climate Change on the Oceans: This article includes several infographics and charts that explains the ocean rise and the effects this change can have on landmass worldwide. Over the past century, the volume of Mount Kilimanjaro’s glacial ice has decreased by about 80 percent.
  5. Ecosystems of the WorldEcosystems of the World: This colorful and easy-to-understand chart shows how ecosystems interact with each other and some of the issues that current environments face today. Ecosystems are dynamic interactions between plants, animals and microorganisms. Each element has its own niche, or role, to play.
  6. Effects of Climate ChangeEffects of Climate Change: The latest study from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts that most regions of the world will witness a variety of negative effects of global warming. Use the drop-down menu and click on the map to view the impacts.
  7. Environmental Impact of CarsEnvironmental Impact of Cars: Cars are one of the top top contributors to global warming pollution and other pollution in the world, and especially in the U.S. The projected CO2 emissions from cars at the U.S. rate by 2020 equals 13,764,000,000,000 pounds.
  8. GEO Data Portal PostersGEO Data Portal Posters: This page is filled with posters that tackle various topics such as resource efficiency to ecosystem management. These posters have been developed mainly on the basis of existing data from the GEO Data Portal. It’s more the result of a pilot study than a real project.
  9. MapMap reveals effects of climate change in your neighborhood: The Union of Concerned Scientists created the Climate Hot Map, which displays all the various already-occurring consequences a warming planet is having on their neck of the woods and beyond. One feature that makes the interactive map so useful is the ability to filter the data into discrete categories such as climate change’s impact on food, water supply or ecosystem.
  10. Glacier MeltMelting Arctic Ice Marks Possible Sea Change in Marine Ecosystems: Arctic sea ice reached an abnormal low in summer 2010. Declines like this have made it possible for a long-lost species of plankton to return to the North Atlantic. Declining Arctic sea ice reached a milestone in the summer of 1998 when the ice pulled back completely from the Arctic coasts of Alaska and Canada, opening up the Northwest passage through which the diatom may have passed.
  11. Tree BombingTree Bombing: Rather than an issue, the information graphic provides a solution — the use of a plane (one of the planet’s pollution problems) to plant trees through bombs that contain seedlings. Tree bombing may allow plantings of 1 billion saplings, or 3,000 square miles of trees in one year. This is one strange solution to offsetting CO2 emissions.
  12. Water WarsWater Wars: Probably one of the most popular information graphics on the status of drinking water worldwide. As worldwide populations surge, temperatures rise, climates change and diseases spread, clean water may become ever more essential, yet more rare.
  13. WineWine Weathers Climate Change: This is news that many people might like to hear. But, vineyards are surviving in different areas than traditionally grown. This infographic shows that around the globe, wine producing countries are confronting a hard truth — climate change is shifting viticulture zones farther north in the northern hemisphere and farther south in the southern hemisphere.
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33 Environmental Scientists Worth Following on Twitter http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/33-environmental-scientists-worth-following-on-twitter.html http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/33-environmental-scientists-worth-following-on-twitter.html#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2011 07:00:06 +0000 admin http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/?p=42 If seeking a degree in environmental sciences, there can be many questions such as where can I get college rankings? However, if you need answers to more specific environmental science questions, it can be hard to flag down a leader and ask him or her a question. If you have an internet connection and a Twitter account, it can be far easier.

To help get answers to both questions asked and yet to be asked, we have gathered 33 environmental scientists worth following on Twitter below. Organized mostly by number of current followers, they can help you do everything from getting an expert opinion on the latest news to innovative ways to go green.

Environmental Scientists Worth Following on Twitter

In various fields of environmental science, these professionals are leaders in their field and the Twitter world.

  1. Mireya Mayor, Ph.D.
    She is the host of National Geographic Wild and an expert in wildlife. Also an author and former cheerleader, she tweets from around the world on what she is up to now.
  2. Plant Biology
    This anonymous user is an actual plant biologist and has loads of expert knowledge to share on plantlife. Eager to learn, they are also eager to share what they learn via Twitter.
  3. J. Osborne-Gowey
    He is an aquatic/landscape ecologist. In addition to knowledge in his field, he also tweets about fishing, hunting, diving, and even home brewing.
  4. Scott Dodd
    Both a professor and a father, Scott is also an editor and writer for On Earth Mag. Check out thoughts on all of the above on his Twitter account.
  5. Andrew Thaler
    He is a deep sea biologist and blogger behind Southern Fried Science. Also concerned with population and conservation genetics, you can get many different topics via tweets.
  6. Wallace “J” Nichols
    Learn about environmental science on the ocean side with a follow here. He is an accomplished scientist, with studies at Duke University and the University of Arizona, as well as research as a Fulbright Fellow and for the California Academy of Sciences.
  7. Anne Minard
    She has two degrees in biology, one from the University of North Carolina and the other from Northern Arizona University. She now writes in a freelance capacity on her location in the Southwest.
  8. Kevin Zelnio
    Get marine biology on this Twitter account. He has a master’s in biology from Penn State and is an independent scientists based in Wilmington, North Carolina.
  9. mtobis
    He is a climate scientist and “pythoneer” interested in public discourse. He is also the blogger at Only in it for the Gold, which recently wrapped up an economics series of posts.

Scientists Worth Following on Twitter

These scientists have loads to say on environmentally related areas.

  1. Mariette DiChristina
    Get the official Twitter account for the editor in chief of “Scientific American” here. Also a former president of the National Association of Science Writers, you can get all sorts of science news with a follow.
  2. Betsy Mason
    Similar to the above, she is a science editor for the science side of “Wired.” She is also a geologist, beer snob, and writes about it all.
  3. Hilary Maybaum
    She is an oceanographer turned freelance science writer. Her interests include diving, hiking, crosswords, and of course, the environment.
  4. Jeff Last
    Get more on meteorology, or the study of weather, with a follow here. Jeff is a government scientist who discusses the weather, technology, and science.
  5. Chris Rowan
    He is a geologist who studies plate motions, deforming continents, and rock magnetism. Check out his thoughts on current scientific events on his Twitter feed.
  6. Larry O’Hanlon
    He is part of the Keck Observatory in Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Check out his tweets for latest sightings, information, and more.
  7. David Briggs
    Visit here for the Twitter account of a post-doctoral student in Manchester who is studying the structural biology of extracellular matrix proteins. He also posts about skepticism and random thoughts.
  8. Mark P.
    He is a molecular biologist and Reagan Conservative. In addition to who he is following, you can also get political thoughts.

Other Environmental Professionals Worth Following on Twitter

These environmental professionals fall into a category of their own.

  1. Chris Levinson
    Need to brush up on environmental law? Then check out this administrator from the Los Angeles law firm that was featured in “Erin Brockovich.” Thoughts on laws, court cases, and more are often shared.
  2. Organic Guru
    June Stoyer is the host of The Organic View. She is also an activist and often answers questions and replies to reader’s tweets.
  3. Treebanker
    Get the green side of going green from Dan Tefft. He is the CEO of Treebanking, LLC, and focuses on carbon credits and the trillion dollar business of climate change solutions.
  4. Andy Revkin
    If you are concerned about peak oil, food, etc. this is the Twitter feed for you. Also the author of Dot Earth for “The New York Times,” he writes about other matters in environmental science and items that interest him.
  5. Kate Sheppard
    She is a reporter for Mother Jones, an environmentally minded publication. Check out her Twitter feed for items such as energy, science, reproductive rights, and more.
  6. A Green Lady
    Danielle Brigida is a self-proclaimed wildlife geek and works as the Digital Marketing Manager for the National Wildlife Federation. Followers can both learn and laugh with her as she navigates through the world of environmental science.
  7. J. McIntire-Strasburg
    He started out as an English professor. In an effort experimenting with blogging and eco-friendly products, he created Sustainablog and this successful Twitter feed.
  8. The Green Gnome
    He is a 39 year old father from Las Vegas who started two limo companies from scratch. He now focuses on building more environmentally friendly businesses and tweets all about it here.

Environmental Groups Worth Following on Twitter

Get more on the environment, science, and more on these popular Twitter feeds.

  1. Greenpeace
    This activist group has been around for decades and is oriented towards changing attitudes and behavior to protect the environment and promote peace. Get blog posts, news, links to videos, and more by following them.
  2. EcoInteractive
    How did this organization get over 100,000 followers? They are a Costa Rican based initiative that inspires action by empowering people through conservation, reforestation, and education.
  3. Treehugger
    The popular publication is one of the green community’s first online stops. They have the latest news, information, as well as the trendiest tips for going green.
  4. Nature Conservancy
    They are working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries. Check out the latest news in protecting nature and conserving life on their Twitter feed.
  5. National Wildlife
    The National Wildlife Federation works to inspire Americans to protect the local wildlife. Updates, inside looks, and more are all featured.
  6. Earth Hour
    How can switching off the lights for an hour make an impact? Check out this Twitter feed for the answer, along with when, who, and the results.
  7. Eco Actions
    If looking to save the rainforests, check out this Twitter feed. They are looking to end deforestation and have more information on projects and the urgency needed.
  8. Mongabay
    Founded in 1999, they are an environmental science and conservation news site. The latest news on environmental science is often the topic of tweets.

Whether looking to make a global change or get a leg up on the next test in science class, there is loads of help in the above 33 environmental scientists worth following on Twitter.

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Top 50 Environmental Science Blogs http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/top-50-environmental-science-blogs.html http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/top-50-environmental-science-blogs.html#comments Tue, 01 Feb 2011 04:24:50 +0000 admin http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/?p=27 One of the up and coming career fields is environmental science. There is a keen interest in finding solutions to a number of problems in our environment. From sustainable living and engineering, to energy use and policy, there are a number of ways that environmental science can offer insights into how we can be more responsible in the way we use our resources. You can find a positive future with an environmental science career. If you are interested in learning more about environmental science, and the possibilities available, you can read the following 50 environmental science blogs:

Environmental Science News

Find out about the latest happenings in the world of environmental science. Find out about studies, breakthroughs and the latest headlines in environmental policy.

  1. Live Science: This blog offers a number of news stories including a section on environmental science news.
  2. Dot Earth: The New York Times covers environmental science issues and headlines. An interesting resource.
  3. Grist: Offers plenty of news on the environment, including environmental science.
  4. Environment on ScienceBlogs: Plenty of environmental science news, information and breakthroughs from ScienceBlogs.
  5. Cool Green Science: The Nature Conservancy offers this awesome environmental science blog full of interesting studies, news and more.
  6. VCE Environmental Science: A blog offering commentary, news and information on studies related to environmental science.
  7. TreeHugger: No environmental blog list is complete without Treehugger, the leader in enviro news and environmental science news.

Ecology

Learn more about the ecosystem. These types of blogs are the ultimate in environmental science.

  1. Ecology Today: A look at the science of the environment around us, and the way we affect it.
  2. Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris: Travel to different areas of the world, and learn about the ecology in those areas. Includes information on environmental science.
  3. Deep-Sea News: The largest environment is the sea. Learn the science of the ocean, and how humans affect it.
  4. Laelaps: Awesome science blog about ecology, evolution and the environment.
  5. Urban Ecology: Great information about environmental science and the ecology of your neighborhood.
  6. The Ecology Center: Keep up with the happenings at this science center focused on ecology and the environment.
  7. Climate Progress: A look at climate change and environmental science.
  8. Reconciliation Ecology: Find out about the environment, science and more.
  9. PlanetThoughts: Ecology, environmental science and other issues.
  10. Ecology Alert: An interesting look at the science of ecological disasters, and predictions of what could be next.

Energy and Technology

A lot of environmental science has to do with energy development and technological advances. Learn more about what is available in terms of environmentally friendly technology and energy.

  1. Cleantech Blog: The science behind better technology that is environmentally friendly.
  2. CleanTechnica: Information, news and more related to clean energy and the technology behind it.
  3. EcoGeek: Looks at eco-friendly gadgets. Emphasis on green tech and energy.
  4. Autoblog Green: Learn more about the environmental science that goes into eco-friendly cars.
  5. Green Car Congress: Another blog that focuses on green cars — the science behind them.
  6. Green Technology: Addresses issues related to green tech and the science of green tech.
  7. Alternative Energy News: Get the scoop on alternative energy and the environmental science behind it.
  8. GoodCleanTech: Scientific advancements to create cleaner technology.
  9. Worldchanging: Bright Green: A great look at what is happening in the world of green technology.
  10. DeSmogBlog: Looks at the science of climate change and energy, and the spin that sometimes accompanies it.
  11. Got2BeGreen: Use environmental science and technology to green your life.

Environmental Engineering

If you are interested in designing living and working spaces, and creating projects that can help reduce human impact on the environment, these blogs are for you. Learn more about the science of environmental engineering.

  1. Environmental Engineering Blog: Just what it sounds like — a blog about environmental engineering.
  2. Jetson Green: A well-known and respected blog about environmental engineering.
  3. Green Architecture and Building Report: Civil engineers will appreciate this blog which offers insight on using environmental science for greener building design.
  4. GreenerBuildings: Great blog about the environmental aspects of civil engineering.
  5. Real Life LEED: Civil engineers can appreciate this environmental engineering blog.
  6. MIT – CEE Student Blogs: Get some insight into civil and environmental engineering from MIT students.
  7. Smart Grid: The latest environmental engineering news. Great for those interested in environmental science.

Sustainable Living

One of the best ways to apply the principles of environmental science is to live them. Many of these blogs take scientific information related to the environment and then use it to make more sustainable choices.

  1. Clean and Green Everyday: Principles of environmental science used to help you live a greener life.
  2. Inhabitat: The science of green building and sustainable living.
  3. The Green Workplace: Takes environmental science concepts and applies them to the workplace.
  4. Green Options: A look at your different options. Helpful information about sustainable living based on environmental science.
  5. EcoStreet: More about environmental science, news and sustainable living.
  6. Alternative Consumer: Use the principles of environmental science to make greener choices as a consumer.
  7. EcoMoto: Trends in environmental science, consumerism and more.
  8. Celsias: Practical sustainability, with guidance from what we know of environmental science.

Environmental Policy and Law

Often, the findings of environmental scientists are used to inform public policy. Additionally, environmental science can have bearing on the law. If you are interested in how environmental science translates into public policy and law, these blogs can help you out.

  1. Environmental Law Prof Blog: Learn more about environmental law, and the science that can influence policy decisions.
  2. Legal Planet: Environmental law and policy from UC Berkeley and UCLA. Driven by the science behind climate change.
  3. Red, Green, and Blue: Environmental politics, including the politics of environmental science.
  4. Environmental and Urban Economics: Environmental science, and what we learn from it, can have an impact on economics and policy.
  5. Greenbang: Using environmental science to help us find policy solutions. An interesting look at policy, law and the environment.
  6. Environmental Science Institute: Policy making organization that focuses on using environmental science to help make more sustainable decisions.
  7. Energy & Environmental Law Blog: The science behind energy and the environment, and the legal logistics to go with it.
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19 Essential Web Applications for Environmental Science Professionals http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/19-essential-web-applications-for-environmental-science-professionals.html http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/19-essential-web-applications-for-environmental-science-professionals.html#comments Tue, 19 Oct 2010 01:14:26 +0000 admin http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/?p=23 If your passion is environmental science, you’re no doubt looking for ways to be greener in your everyday life. Luckily, going green and staying green is easier than ever with the large number of web applications dedicated to helping us protect the environment. Check out these 19 web apps that environmental scientists will love.

For Your Android

  1. Ecorio: This great app allows you to track your carbon footprint and learn ways to reduce and offset it.
  2. News Environment: Search for news related to the environment with this application for your Android. This app is GPS enabled. This app is GPS enabled. Keep up with all the latest environmental news wherever you go.
  3. Quick News for Environment: Similar to the application above, but designed especially to provide local environmental news.
  4. Health News: This app offers news information about many health topics, including environmental health issues. This is a great app for those concerned particularly about health issues with environmental causes.
  5. Eco Footprint: Calculate your own carbon footprint and learn about ways to reduce it. Information is provided by the Wildlife Fund.
  6. No Dry Clean: Use this application to find cleaners who use alternative methods for clothes cleaning to help you avoid toxic dry cleaning processes.
  7. Easy Green Tips: Get tips every day on going green with this application. You’ll learn easy ways to reduce waste and save energy.
  8. Carbon Meter: This application tracks and logs your environmentally friendly activities, like walking somewhere instead of using your car. You can feel better every day about your green activities, and look for ways to increase them.
  9. Guide to Organic Gardening: This app helps you learn all about organic gardening so that you can grow vegetables, fruits and flowers without putting harmful chemicals into the ground. This app is great for beginning gardeners.

For Your iPhone

  1. Good Guide: Helps you find healthy, sustainable and safe products when you shop. You can locate stores and products quickly and easily by zip code.
  2. iRecycle: The most comprehensive reference of recycling information on the web.
  3. Greenspot: Get news and information about sustainability and green living.
  4. The Green Meter: This cool app computes your vehicle’s power and fuel usage and evaluates your driving to increase efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and cost, and lower your environmental impact.
  5. Greencard: Get rid of those paper business cards. Green card lets you create and send a digital business card.
  6. Go Organic!: This iPhone app helps you locate the organic food closest to you. Includes restaurants and grocery stores.
  7. Gorgeously Green Survival Guide: Get the scoop on environmentally friendly cosmetics and learn how to green up your home from Sophie, who has been all over television teaching women how to live greener. . Do you know, for example, if your shampoo was tested on animals?
  8. Meter Read: Track your home’s energy consumption and learn how you can reduce it.This app offers you a great way to save money at home, too.
  9. Green Outlet: Monitor your home’s energy use and rid yourself of those parasitic devices and other drains on energy with this app. This one really helps you save money, too.
  10. Green Map: This app helps you connect with others going green. Find the nearest farmer’s market, and other sites designed to help your community live a little greener.

You can certainly use these and other web apps like them to help you locate green resources, conserve energy, recycle and connect with other people and programs in your area that are dedicated to reducing our impact on the planet in both large and small ways. Sometimes, it’s not the big things we do that have a real impact, but rather the smaller things that add up. By using these web applications, you can make your life a little greener every day, which, over time, can make a big impact. When your career is environmental science, you certainly want to be able to feel good about what you’re doing everyday at your own home.

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3 Free eBooks Every Tree Hugger Ought to Read http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/3-free-ebooks-every-tree-hugger-ought-to-read.html http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/3-free-ebooks-every-tree-hugger-ought-to-read.html#comments Fri, 06 Aug 2010 11:27:12 +0000 admin http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/?p=12 An environmentalist is a person or someone who supports the goal of the environmental movement. An environmentalist gets engaged into or believes into the philosophy of environmentalism. The most politically active environmentalist is that person who calls themselves green and has strong views on environment.   The Green Parties is normally applied to that person who works as volunteers, activist or paid staff. Below is mentioned some interesting books for tree huggers.

  1. A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf: This book is by John Muir the author who explored his thousand mile walk to the Gulf of Mexico half a century ago. This book show cases the temper and the comprehensiveness of Mr. Muir’s mind. This book proves him to be a parochial student of nature. He started on that journey even at the tender age of twenty nine that thus made him a citizen of the universe. And this is not the only journey by Mr. Muir in his earlier years. He roamed around the Great Lakes, in Ontario, and through parts of Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois. Over all these expeditions he trained himself to work harder for his notebook discloser of things. The fact that he often went hungry and slept in the woods, or on the open prairies, with no cover except the clothes he wore.
  2. Colonization and Environment: Land Settlement Projects in Central America: This book came into existence after the study carried out under the United Nations University Project on Resource Use of Frontiers and Pioneer Settlements. The main objective of this project was to determine the ecological impact of pioneer settlement. The project included an appraisal of the economic, political, and cultural factors bearing on frontier settlement, and an examination of the different interdependent variables involved from biophysical parameters to government action and policies.
  3. Global Warming: A Mind Mapper’s Guide to the Science and Solutions: This particular book on Global Warming tries to showcase the practical solution to the problem of global warming. In this easy to read book there total 10 chapters that are divided into four sections with importance to the topics as discussed into the book.   The first section of the book tells us why we need to change in as it tries to explore human nature in the upfront of environmental problems of the modern world.  The next section of the book looks at what there is needed to be changed in order to reduce impact of ecological change with successfully tackling climate change.  The next section is being discussed about behavioral change strategies that can be taken in order to improve overall scenario for environment protection. And in the final section it has been revealed out and has been discussed who is making overall changes to these global environmental changes.
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How Social Media Is Used to Help the Environments http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/how-social-media-is-used-to-help-the-environments.html http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/how-social-media-is-used-to-help-the-environments.html#comments Mon, 31 May 2010 07:55:29 +0000 admin http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/?p=10 With the span of time, a new type of experimentation has been witnessed among environment activists; they have started social media as a way to proliferate their cause and achieve their goals. Now various environmental groups as well as non profit organizations are moving towards social media as a method to promote their cause and valuation.

With its manner to share stories and ideas on social media an environment group can develop its own online community. By the use of social media environment groups can develop and devote their own online community. They can employ it as medium for fund raising activities and for other mean and ideas. Social media further let individuals to create, join and grow their groups around social media.  Environmentalist, thus by engaging into online communities and online conversations thus grow more and can reach to more people in numbers than ever before and that too making lesser amount of efforts.

More a social media allow environmental groups to connect and share information across institutional boundaries in fast paced manner and letting them being less expensive. More they can collaborate with their supporters with the help of crowd sourcing ideas, feedback and content for programs. The movies and documentaries made by them propagating their thought and ideas can be distributed by social media over various channels.

Next they can use social media as a method to raise commitment for creating a trend and method of target behavior on project mechanism basis. Though Written and verbal commitments are good, yet public commitments are best for the purpose and learning. In order to promote their cause they can employ stimulus activities and packages as to go and lead through the goals. In their goal they can remain positive and prompting.  Environmentalist can form a sort of social approval and status in their communities. They can appoint some other members to observe the target behavior of others.

As a method to further communicate their ideas and thoughts activist can made vivid, sensing posters, flyers, ads, signs, PSA, etc. The message that is communicated to the audience by the help of social media should be tailored to the audience need. Even go to extent of providing incentives on your environment campaign in form of rewards, privileges and social approval. Pilot the project to a small group of community members. Adjust strategies as necessary, pilot again to a different small group, then go community-wide. Finally also keep on observing whatever you have done till on your social media platform with respect to result and this way you can integrate social media to environment.

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Masters In Environmental Science http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/masters-in-environmental-science.html http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/masters-in-environmental-science.html#comments Tue, 25 May 2010 11:37:02 +0000 admin http://www.mastersinenvironmentalscience.org/masters-in-environmental-science.html This is a degree program that deals with issues involving the application of physical, chemical and biological principles. These are applied to physical environmental study and environmental problem solutions. In other words, this degree can be said to be the gateway through which human society and the natural environment interact through natural resource management. In other words, this degree can be said to have been created to cater for the issue of engineers and scientists to assist in the development of international, local and national environmental policy.

This degree is applicable by those people who have successfully completed undergraduate degrees in Biology, Anthropology, Engineering, chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy and geology. It is one of those degrees which will offer opportunities for professional training in such a way that the graduates will have acquired the necessary training to enable them work in quite complex environmental situations. It is worth noting that those who graduate with this degree usually get jobs in the Geo science sectors.

Geo science is mostly involved with scientists being in a position to predict the behavior of earth systems and the universe, besides being in a position to understand the global climate patterns. In essence, Geo scientists are involved in taking care of the world’s environment and resources. When it comes to matters associated with the environment, Geo scientists in this sector will be obligated to deal with problems which are associated with issues such as waste management and pollution, as well as urbanization and natural hazards like erosion and flooding.

When it comes to research, graduates who hold masters in environmental science are required to participate in those that will help make an impact in regard to issues that affect the relationship between human life and the environment. Note that as soon as they get to some certain point during the process of pursuing their master’s in environmental science programs, most of these graduates are required to ensure that they have some strong grounding in a specific area such as toxicology, risk assessment, water resources, applied ecology etc

From the onset, a master’s in environmental science is a discipline which deals with solving problems that are associated with the environment, as it combines some core aspects of the courses that are related with environment. And with the technological; advancement that has been experienced in the recent past, it is quite practical for you to study for a masters degree in environmental science on line, which means that you will not be required to interrupt your working schedule.

There are quite a number of institutions the world over which are involved in offering the degree, and they do it at different costs and through different methods. It is important for you to first check them out before settling on any of them.

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