CHM105: Environmental Science

This guide offers the best resources for environmental science research assignments.

Useful Websites

Below are links to help with the Bioregion Inventory project, and links on your research topics. If you see questionable information on a website, use the TRAAP test to evaluate it. 

Bioregion Inventory Assignment

Some information is quickly found using book:

  • The Adirondack atlas: a geographic portrait of the Adirondack Park (Ref.  F 127 .A2 J46 2004) will have many answers. 
  • For town histories, try The Encyclopedia of New York State (Ref. F 119 .E53 2005). You may want to try the New York State Atlas & Gazetter (Ref. G 1250 .D4 2001) for geographical details. 
  • In addition to the Adirondack Park Agency website below, see the book The Adirondack Park in the twenty-first century: technical reports  (Ref.  F 127.A2 N644 1990) for historical and cultural aspects.  

Bioregionalism book

Environmental Issue Assignment

See what the EPA says about your issue: 

Northern Forest Atlas: Woody Plants, Mosses, Sedges

Climate Change: IPCC Reports

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

Search Tips

You may want to search for your topic in Google with the phrase "fact sheet," such as: "fact sheet" "spiny water flea"

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