Welcome to the Earth Portal Community – a free, social networking site for anyone interested in environmental issues.
Here your websites becomeportals to people, communities, environmental issues, places, animals and all aspects of nature. People like you are building portals to the issues and places we all care about. Through the Earth Portal Community you will be able to network and share news, information and ideas with friends and others.
You can already learn from a global community of environmental experts who make their knowledge available through the Encyclopedia of Earth. As a part of the Earth Portal Community you will be able to capture their knowledge on your own portal to explore, discuss, debate, and discover. You will be able to share your experiences, your views, your ideas with the world and become an “environmental blogger”. It’s fun, meaningful and powerful.
People matter. Members of the Earth Portal Community will turn knowledge into action and change, from their own lives to the whole world. You will be able to join groups, express opinions, and shape the world together. You will make a difference in your own way.
Over the coming weeks the beta version Earth Portal Community is being introduced and modified by an expanding number of volunteers. If you would like to join the beta phase of the Earth Portal Community click on the CREATE PORTAL image. Select volunteers will be invited to improve the site as it becomes more and more popular for the public. We will ask for your input and take it seriously.
ENNLast Updated on 2009-07-23 15:30:34Environmental News Network More »
Focus: Impacts of Humans and Their Economy on the EnvironmentLast Updated on 2009-02-27 21:45:49The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a Dear Colleague Letter to the scientific community ". . . encouraging increased research . . . on the links among environment, society and the economy."
Image Above: NSF is supporting research on climate change and Earth's environment, society and economy. Credit: Department of Sustainability and Environment, State of Victoria, Australia More »
Fundamental principles of energyLast Updated on 2008-08-29 00:00:00
The concept of energy as we now understand it—a conserved quantity that represents the ability to do work—has been with us for less than two centuries. Yet its central role in human affairs dates to the time of the first humans, its role in shaping the physical and biological nature of the Earth dates to the planet's birth, and the story of Big Bang itself is told in terms of energy and matter.
Crude oil gushing from the prodigious Spindletop, TX field in 1901. The discovery of other large oil fields in the early 20th century launched a global economic and population boom, as well as wide scale environmental change.
Advances in our understanding of energy have produced unparalleled transformations of society, as exemplified by James Watt’s steam engine and the discovery of oil and its use as a fuel. Formalization of the concept of energy and identification of the laws... More »
Encyclopedia of the EarthLast Updated on 2008-07-08 21:29:44Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Earth, a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public. More »
Earth News Top StoriesLast Updated on 2008-06-26 23:47:10The Earth News is one component of the Earth Portal, a comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment, with other components including the Encyclopedia of Earth, and the Earth Forum.
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