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Waite-Altringer's Environmental Science Lecture

Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Biology 1103    Spring Semester 2016


“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
 HAPS list

TRI (toxic release inventory)

EPA TRI facility lists US

Sherburne Power 

MN coal power emissions
Mercury emissions-coal

A day in LA 

Ozone hole size (2)

light pollution 2

Space Junk

Environmental Activism:

Protected Species and Land Links:

Butterfly- Luna     video

Tree huggers

The Cove   II

Whale Wars 2

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 

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 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

MN Superfund sites II

Haubenschild farm

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

Biofuel-oil seed crop

EverCat Fuels story

Earth Sheltered Homes



Farming Links:

ANDi the green monkey, II

Glofish    12GMO examples

GMO shoppers guide

WHO GMO crops

USDA certified organic  II

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:


Decomposition time of products

Recycling -green living

EPA MSW data

Plastic Recycling #'s

Anoka 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

Movie- Tapped  trailer (2)

Ogallala Aquifer
Eutrophic Lake
Pfiesteria Algae
1, 2, 3, 4

Pfiesteria Algae forms

Garbage Patch

Great Pacific Garbage Patch ABC news

Plastic oceans

Swans- Central MN river


Red Lake River Erosion- Crookston, MN

Cattle & streambank erosion

Crookston Flood 2006

Hoover Dam


Barrier Islands (2)

Bogs and Fens

Population Links:

Invasive Species Links:

World Fact Book-CIA

Geography IQ webpage

Richest/Poorest Countries

Current World population

What's your count?

current US population count

Census 2010 MN

China's One Child Policy

China's population density map

Total fertility rate trends

Wolf compensation trust

Grizzly compensation trust

Defenders of Wildlife

Bison skulls

Shark finning

shark finning video


DNR list of Invasives in MN

Invasive Kudzu vine
Gypsy Moth trap
moth man

Feral pigs  2 3 4

MN Invasive Species

Carp video  II

Zebra Mussels in Lake Mille Lacs


Extra Links:

Biome Links:

Slums of Sierra Leone & rice paddies of India

West Nile Virus-map

Malaria Map

Tsetse fly distribution


Spring Break 2003 Wyoming

Grizzly Gulch Fire: Deadwood, SD Summer 2002

What the ...?

Flat Earth Society   1

Species Interactions

Ice Ball 2015 Will Steger

Beneficial Insect study 2014 and Living sustainably


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

tamarack, 2


Last revised on 04/26/2016 

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Melanie Waite-Altringer  

Biology Faculty
Anoka-Ramsey Community College               
11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433


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