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EPA Programs:
  EPA Air Quality Planning & Standards
  Toxic Release Inventory Program.
Sierra Club (Sierra Club 101,  Outings, ...)
Other Environmental Organizations 
       (National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society, ...)
Politics and the Environment
Federal Public Lands
  (National Park, National Recreation Area, National Historic Park,
   National Seashore, National Monument, Wilderness Area) 
Environmentalists -  Conservationsits
New Jersey Open Space
Open Space and Sprawl
Open Space Funding in New Jersey
Top 20 Threatened Major Land Resource Areas 
Envirolink
Bird Migration
Transportation stats MPG/pollution Air/Train/Car
Energy Problems/Solutions
  Global Warming Climate Change, Climate Disruption
  Greenhouse Gases
  Renewable/Alternative/Sustainable/Clean Energy
  Water
  Energy Statistics
  History - Timeline of Energy & Fuels
  Green Living (Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFLs), Transportation, Plastic Bags...)
  Green Homes and Buildings
  Geo Engineering
  Oil and Gas Transportation
EPA Air Quality Planning & Standards
Why Trees Matter NY Times, 2012
Toxic Release Inventory data.
"Tread Lightly" and "Leave no Trace"
League of Conservation Voters Environmental Scorecards
The Breast Cancer Fund has tips on identifying and eliminating
    environmental causes of breast cancer in your home.
Issues with food and the environment
Genetically Modified Organisms - GMOs
bears
Films Documentaries & Movies 
"The Green Thing" - (Grocery bags) and the silent generation
Blogs and News:
  • SustainaBlog - Dedicated to news, information and personal meanderings related to environmental and economic sustainability, green and sustainable business, and environmental politics.
  • TreeHugger - Check out the latest news, reviews and recommendations for modern yet green products and services.
  • EnviroLink.org EnviroLink News Service - Compiles the most relevant news stories of interest to the global environmental community from sources around the Internet.

Green Space and Open Space

Open Space - A restricted reserve with limited low-impact amenities.

Green space - An open space maintained in a natural, undisturbed or revegetated condition.
In New Jersey "Green Acres" implies a specific set of administrative rules when state or local government agency or a nonprofit organization seeks Green Acres funding to acquire open space.

See Open/Green Space.


Other: Climate Information
New Jersey Environmental Organizations

Background: (Source: Andrew Somers at about.com)
As far back as 6000 B.C. we know that deforestation lead to the collapse of communities in southern Israel and Jordon.

The decline of the Roman empire is thought to be due to lead poisoned foods and wine, and ancient Rome was known as a city with serious air pollution due to Roman industry.

Of course, it is the birth of the industrial age in the early 1800s that saw enormous growth in pollutants, deforestation, and declines in public health in both America and Europe.

In the 1870s we saw the formation of some of the first conservation groups such as American Forests.

The 1870s also saw the east and west coasts connected by railroad, and by 1890, the progressive era declared the end of the American Frontier.

The 20th century was full of exciting growth in technology and industry, but the price for this growth has been the depletion of our resources and increased pollution in our air and water.

In the 1930's Mohandas Gandhi said:

"The earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed"
"God forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the West. ... If [our nation] took similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts,"
"This little globe of ours is not a toy of yesterday."
"We must utilize the gifts of Nature just as we choose, but in Her books, the debts are always equal to the credits."
By the 1960s, air pollution was so severe in major metropolitan cities like Los Angeles that it was presenting a serious health hazard.

In 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was born, and work began to reduce the problems of air and water pollution.

A 1990 United Nations report states that rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere will lead to global warming, and global climate change. The major source of the carbon dioxide is the burning of fossil fuels, and the deforestation of the Earth's major forests is reducing the planet's capability to process CO2 into oxygen.

Environmental Information for specific Areas:
Saving San Francisco Bay
Conservation of the Headlands and Muir Woods
Lake Tahoe Conservation
Hudson River
Raritan River

Links:
Quotes - Slogans
Timeline for BP oil platform spill in the Gulf of Mexico
What's the Best Oil Company? - The Green Life - Sierra Club.typepad.com 13 yr. old Severn Suzuki speaking at UN Earth Summit 1992 (YouTube Video)
The Breast Cancer Fund has tips on identifying and eliminating environmental causes of breast cancer in your home.
Joyce Kilmer - Trees
Religion and the Environment


last updated 2 Feb 2012