Information on Climate Change / Global Warming:
Inside Climate News -an amazing source of powerful climate information
Inside Climate News was the first news organization to break the news that EXXON KNEW many years ago that climate change was very dangerous. Exxon chose to hide the information and form groups of fossil fuel companies to spread disinformation and convince people there was a lot of doubt about whether climate change was 'real' or not. INSIDE CLIMATE NEWS – a great source of solid climate information.
Think Progress – Climate information, from the general to the very specific
Think Progress – Why climate scientists have consistently UNDERestsimated key global warming impacts
Skeptical Science – An amazing repository of climate information - facts, debunked myths and more– all with a background of true science.
Wunderground – Climate change graphs and articles
BBC-Climate Change – Glaciers and Ice Sheets
Science Daily – Understanding methane's seabed escape
Science Daily – Methane Releases from Arctic Shelf May Be Much Larger and Come Faster Than Anticipated (Mar. 5, 2010)
Climate Progress – Recent warming is amazing and atypical—poised to destroy the stable climate that made civilization possible
The Energy Collective – Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
City Council, Park District and other meetings, agendas, etc.:
Decatur City Council meeting dates and agendas
Decatur Park District�s Board of Commissioners meeting dates and additional public information
Decatur Park Dist. Agendas and minutes should routinely be available here
DEVELOPING, IMPROVING BACKYARD HABITAT
Information on development of backyard habitat:
Creating a Wildlife Habitat in Your Backyard
Even a small back yard can be landscaped to attract birds, butterflies, beneficial insects, and small animals. Trees, shrubs, and other plants provide shelter and food for wildlife.
Find the native plants for your area.
Enter your 5-digit zip code to use the National Audubon native plants database. The database allows you to select for type of plant (tree, shrub, vine, grasses, etc.); resource wanted (butterflies, caterpillars, nuts, fruit, etc.); and more.
TAR SANDS / KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE
Information on tar sands (oilsands) development and the Keystone XL pipeline:
Keystone XL Pipeline Could Push Endangered Whooping Crane into Extinction
National Geographic - A Series of Photographs in Alberta where tar sands extraction is being done
Natl. Geographic- Tar Sands-The Canadian Oil Boom - Scraping Bottom
Boreal Birds- 1,500 Scientists Worldwide Call for Protection of Canada's Boreal Forest
Boreal Birds- The Carbon the World Forgot
Pembina Institute- Why the oilsands matter to climate policy in Canada (and ALL of us!)
Bold Nebraska- much tar sands and pipeline information!
WorldWatch Institute- Oil Sands: The Costs of Alberta's 'Black Gold'
OilSandsWatch- lots of information on tar sands development
Bold Nebraska- Two Major Unions Oppose the Keystone XL pipeline
Care2- Stop Tar petition
HORIZONTAL HYDRAULIC FRACTURING (FRACKING)
Information on fracking:
Food and Water Watch – Why Ban Fracking? HERE'S WHY!
Earthjustice – Fracking Gone Wrong, Finding a Better Way
Illinois People's Action – much excellent information on fracking
Earthjustice, interview with an attorney
New Yorkers Against Fracking
EcoWatch – lots of fracking information
Environmental Working Group – Fracking and Methane in Drinking Water
Food and Water Watch – how the TPP would fast-track fracking