Anoka Ramsey Community College




Melanie Waite-Altringer     Environmental Science Lecture

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Biology 1103

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. “

-- My First Summer in the Sierra , by John Muir 1911, page 110.


General Links:

13th edition textbook

Poster presentation photos

Ecological Footprint

Minnesota Counties

Deformed Frog Photos

Periodic Table  II

Minnesota DNR Website

US Fish & Wildlife Service

MN dept of Agriculture

Earth Day

George Perkins Marsh

T. Roosevelt

Malthus and Marx

Air Quality Links:

MPCA air quality

Air (map)

World air quality map

Beijing AQI

Popcorn lung   e-cigs

HAPS list

TRI (toxic release inventory)

EPA TRI facility lists US


Sherburne Power


MN coal power emissions

Mercury emissions-coal

Mercury in MN - tip

A day in LA

Ozone hole size (2) (current readings)

light pollution 2

Space Junk   II

Environmental Activism:

Protected Species and Land Links:

Butterfly- Luna  video

Tree huggers

The Cove  II

Whale Wars2

Telephone pole hug

Endangered Species

NOAA endangered species fines

First species listed on ESA

Great Gray Owl-MN

Snowy Owl- MN

All owls in MN sounds II


Wilderness Areas, II

MN State Parks

National Parks Yellowstone NP

Wildlife Refuges

African Photo Safaris

African Trophy Hunts

Isle Royale info data

Isle Royale map

Isle Royale 2003

Moose ticks

Wolf Management -MN

Conventional Energy Links:

Superfund Site & Hazardous Waste Links:

Sustainable Energy Links:

WY coal mine-PRB

Sherco Plant (Becker)

Flint Hills/Koch Refinery map

Nuclear reactors

Nuclear Reactors worldwide


Yucca Mountain

Chernobyl 25 yrs after- pics

Fire water from fracking

Fracking video- biased

Gulf of Mexico oil wells

Bakken Formation

Exxon Valdez 25 years after

National Priority List

What's in my neighborhood?

NPL totals  - summary

MN Superfund sites II

E-waste - overseas

Superfund mapper


Haubenschild farm

Haubenschild farm photos

US anaerobic digesters


Biogas facilities

Landfill gas to energy

Waste to energy

Solar cookers

pop bottle light

CSP Solar Fields pics

solar tubes

Hydropower  II

Solar Power MN(II)(III)

MSP airport solar array

Buffalo Ridge & South East-MN windmill photos

Photo Windmills- Oregon

Windmills California

Prairie Star Wind Farm

Wind Energy US

Windpower stats

Power maps

Biofuel-oil seed crop

EverCat Fuels story II

Earth Sheltered Homes



Adobe homes

Farming Links:

ANDi the green monkey, II

Glofish12GMO examples

GMO shoppers guide

WHO GMO crops

USDA certified organic II

Organic farm list - USDA

Seed Saver

National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation - Fort Collins, CO

Svalbard global seed vault

Pesticides and produce

Forest Fragmentation

Seafood Health Alerts

Seafood Eco-Ratings


fish farms: feedlots of the sea

fish farm pictures

red lobster menu

The ocean aire restaraunt

Monterey Bay fish cards

Hilltop pastures farm

wind & ATV erosion

Lake Orono -Reservoir

Strip & Contour farming- MN

plows: chisel

Corn Plastic


# Organic farms in US

Environmental Practices Links:

Water Links:

EPA recycling - states

US stats

US state recycling - best and worst

Decomposition time of products

Recycling -green living

Plastic Recycling #'s

Anoka County Recycling

Isanti County Recycling

Recycling Organics

No waste holiday gifts

Mississippi Delta(2)

Water Quality (TMDL) EPA list

MPCA impaired water list

Home water conservation

Water Consumption Calculator

Toilet- dual flush capacity

Tapped trailer (2)

Aral Sea


Ogallala Aquifer

Eutrophic Lake

Lake Erie - Algal blooms

Pfiesteria Algae1, 2, 3,4

Blue Green Algae

Garbage Patch

Great Pacific Garbage Patch ABC news

Swans- Central MN river


Red Lake River Erosion- Crookston, MN

Cattle & streambank erosion

Crookston Flood 2006

Hoover Dam


Barrier Islands (2)

Bogs and Fens

Pitcher plant

Wolffia Columbiana

Population Links:

Invasive Species Links:

World Fact Book-CIA

Geography IQ webpage

Richest/Poorest Countries

What's your count?

current US population count

Rich Poor Division

Most Billionaires - Country

China's One Child Policy

China's population density map

Total fertility rate trends

Census MN  II

Wolf compensation trust

Grizzly compensation trust

Defenders of Wildlife

Bison skulls

Shark finning

shark finning video


Cactus- price

Endangered species products II

Rhino horn kills

Foxes killed

Poaching deer


DNR list of Invasives in MN

Invasive Kudzu vine

Gypsy Moth trap


Feral pigs2 34

MN Invasive Species

Carp video II

Zebra Mussels in Lake Mille Lacs


Sea Lamprey

Extra Links:

Biome Links:

Slums of Sierra Leone & rice paddies of India

West Nile Virus-map  USGS maps

Lymes Disease

Malaria Map

Zika Virus map

Tsetse fly distribution


Typhus  types



Bubonic plague  II

Spring Break 2003 Wyoming

Grizzly Gulch Fire: Deadwood, SD Summer 2002

What the ...?

Flat Earth Society1

Species Interactions

Ice Ball 2015 Will Steger

Beneficial Insect study 2014 and Living sustainably


Beaver drop - 8:34

Borneo cat drop


Musk Ox


Spotted owl

AZ desert

Cactus MN

Desert Fox  Arctic Fox

permafrost thaw

MN biomes

Cool cloud forests

Mountain/Alpine tundra

Boreal Forests/Taiga

Temperate Rainforest map

Short grass Prairie

Prairie distribution US

Prairie plant roots

Oak Savanna


Last revised on 04/26/2017

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© 2003-2017
Melanie Waite-Altringer, Biology Faculty
Anoka-Ramsey Community College, 11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433

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