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Clifton Forge, Virginia


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Salamanders

Marshall University Herpetology

Cheat Mountain Salamander

 

Birds

All About Birds Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Feather Atlas (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

 

Forestry

Tree ID (Leaf and Twig) Virginia Tech

Tree Fact Sheets Virginia Tech

Tree Facts from American Forests

 

Vernal Pools

A Guide to Creating Vernal Pools

 

Stargazing

Sky Maps

 

Global Climate Change

American Meteorological Society: Statement on Climate Change

NOAA: Paleoclimatology
Mauna Loa CO2

NASA: Climage Change

EPA: Cliimate Change

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2012 Holiday Lectures: Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future
Lecture #3, "Earth's Climate: Back to the Future" and Lecture #4, "Climate Change: How Do We Know We're Not Wrong?"are particularly relevant.

Book: Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010.

 

Hydraulic Fracturing, aka "Fracking"

"America Strikes New Oil." National Geographic, March 2013.

"The Facts Behind the Frack", Science News, September 8, 2012. (available to subscribers only)

Videos:
The Fracking Song"
National Geographic fracking animation
Bakken Shale at night from Robert Krulwich's NPR blog

DVDs: Gasland, 2010. Gasland: Part II, 2014.

Book: McGraw, Seamus. The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone. New York: Random House, 2011.

 

Gypsy Moth

A concise overview of Gypsy Moth biology and control can be found at www.gypsy-moth.com
Although this is a commercial site, the information is accurate.

Virginia Tech has a lot of local information on the gypsy moth. Also use their search function to find a lot of Cooperative Extension publications.

 

Topographic Maps

Digital Printable Topographic Maps USGS Maps of the entire United States

We also highly recommend the "Topo Maps" iPad app (by Phil Endicott -- there are a number of apps with similar names. Although it costs about $10, all maps are free to download.

 


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Links last accessed: 7/3/15