Most Recent Resources

  • Arctic ice extent loss can be seen dramatically in the following interactive image from NASA comparing the sea ice minimum in 2012 to the minimum in 1984.
  • Take a look at some facts about the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) which runs from Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope down to Valdez, 800 miles of pipeline away. The rest of Alyeska Pipeline’s website provides more information about the history and...
  • The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has a current exploration lease map for Alaska's Arctic waters. See the Chukchi Sea leases here:
  • The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has a current exploration lease map for Alaska's Arctic waters. See the Beaufort Sea leases here.
  • Oil production on the North Slope has been declining in the last decades. See the decrease in production through the US Energy Information Administration’s data of barrels of North Slope Oil produced from 1981 to 2013.
  • Ever wonder what specific area defines the Arctic? Check out these great maps from the U.S. Arctic Research Commission.
  • Check out international energy statistics from EIA. See how many barrels of petroleum different countries and different regions of the world consume on a daily basis. You can change around the data points by selecting different years, products and...
  • To find out more about the refining process for crude oil and the variety of products that are made from it (like crayons!), visit the U.S. Government's Energy Information Administration website and look at their section on “Oil: Crude and Petroleum...
  • The Nature Conservancy's free carbon footprint calculator allows users to calculate the amount (in tons) of CO2 they emit into the atmosphere each year.  Users can calculate for themselves, or for their household.  There are different categories (home...
  • Ocean and Climate Defender is a fun, interactive web-based game where users can create their own "green" community.  There are three scenarios: residential, recreational and community.  In each scenario, the player will have to make green upgrades to...
  • This is a lengthy (30 minutes) presentation by Dr. Dwight Gledhill with the Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Science. It is a good resource for background information about ocean acidification because it covers chemistry, carbon cycles,...
  • Acid Test is a 21-minute video provided by the National Resources Defense Council.  It is narrated by Sigourney Weaver and it focuses primarily on how humans have impacted the chemistry of the world's oceans with increased energy usage and dependence....
  • Produced by NOAA CRCP & Hawaii Sierra Club, this interactive website is perfect for making direct connections between ocean acidification and people.  You can click on everything from seafood on a plate to objects in a fish tank, and even the person. ...
  • This very short animation (16 seconds) from NOAA's Environmental Visualization Library shows a map of suitable coral reef habitat over time, and how that habitat shrinks as we move into the latter part of this century.   A short (16-sec)...
  • This link will take you to the PBS website to view a video about Ocean Acidification and specifically how it impacts coral reefs.  The video features interviews with Ken Nedimyer from the Coral Restoration Foundation and with University of Miami's...
  • As we add more carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere, the ocean absorbs about a quarter of it.  This changes the basic chemistry of the ocean, shifting it towards the more acidic end of the pH spectrum.  Ocean acidification makes it more difficult...
  • What makes the biggest impact? My insulation or my windows? How about appliances - should I replace them all? Household energy use accounts for 21% of the CO2 emissions in the US annually.  What can you do to reduce the carbon footprint of your...
  • Study looking at the various types of visitors that come to zoos, aquariums, museums and science centers.
  • Caution it's NSFW because of inappropriate language but its hilarious and I thought of it during our discussion about stewardship value.

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