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This article on the strategic importance of water in the Middle East includes maps of the region and descriptions of the water sources, and addresses pollution sources, sources of present and past conflicts, and suggestons for solutions. Countries included in the report are Egypt, Suda, Ethiopia, Saudia Arabia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Environmental science, Hydrology, Policy issues
 
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Readers of this journal article can learn about data sent back to Earth by NASA's Lunar Prospector spacecraft, which indicates the presence of water in the form of ice at the Moon's north and south poles. Materials presented include an estimate of how much water exists, where and in what form it might occur, and what its economic value as a resource for human exploration might be. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Cryology, Space science
 
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This article from Astrobiology Magazine reports on the discovery of water in "cold" regions of space. Using data from the European Space Agency's Infrared Space Observatory, astronomers have determined that water is abundant in these cold, or quiescent regions of space where there are no stars, and that the majority of it occurs as ice with a small amount of water vapor. It is thought that these cold ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Space science
 
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In this lesson, students define and classify the various ways in which numbers are used in forecasting and coping with the effects of a hurricane. This is followed up with an opportunity for research to compare and contrast these numbers as they apply to Hurricane Floyd and other recent hurricanes. There are also directions on how students can graph their findings. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan, Journal article
Subject: Atmospheric science, Environmental science, Mathematics, Natural hazards
 
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The NOAA Ocean Exploration program strives to engage broad audiences to enhance America's environmental literacy through the excitement of ocean discovery. Increasing this literacy requires high-quality, effective collaborations between ocean explorers and America's teachers. NOAA is forming such collaborations to reach out in new ways to the public to improve the literacy of learners with respect ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Video, Journal article
Subject: Biology, Environmental science
 
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This website explores the research of Dr. Kim Holland's shark and elasmobranch lab in Hawaii. The lab studies organismic and supraorganismic biology of fish, with a specific focus on sharks and their relatives. The lab makes use of its island location to combine field experiments with lab work. Dr. Holland's lab is a part of the Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology. The site contains numerous research ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Journal article
Subject: Biology, Biological oceanography
 
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This expansive site provides information about water and its relation to conflict throughout the world. There are numerous articles about and links to information on water laws, disputes, and issues.The site also lists various water-related meetings and conferences being held around the world. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Ref. material, Journal article, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Human geography, Policy issues
 
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This feature is from an article in National Geographic Magazine about a 2000 expedition into Canada's Foxe Basin to research the Atlantic Walrus. It includes field notes, photos, and audio/video clips. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Photograph, Video, Journal article
Subject: Biological oceanography
 
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Thousands of people in the Andes mountains of Peru are having their lives affected in both a practical and cultural way by climate change, which is causing the region's glaciers to melt. This document explores the causes of the glacial melt and its impacts on the local cultures. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph, Journal article
Subject: Climatology, Cryology, Environmental science
 
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This resource contains a broad range of content relating to life in caves, particularly in Texas and Missouri. It includes news and announcements relating to cave biology, a calendar of cave-related workshops and conferences, and current issues of the North American Biospeleology Newsletter. An extensive catalog of Missouri cave life includes a collection of photographs of cave-dwelling organisms. ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, Informal, General public
Resource type: Map, Photograph, Glossary, Ref. material, Journal article, Periodical, Abstract / Summary
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science
 
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