Environmental Issues Research



Encyclopedia Britannica Online


Made for today’s digital classroom, with extensive, up-to-date information sources, Britannica School is specially designed for differentiated instruction, allowing students to move easily to material of higher or lower reading levels as needed.The content of Britannia School is reliable, age-appropriate, updated continuously and closely correlated to all curriculum standards, including the new Common Core State Standards, for which it provides a multitude of suitable texts in all subjects.

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Worldbook Online


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Science in Context  

Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science In Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.                                                            

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Global Issues in Context


Global Issues in Context offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Featured are hundreds of continuously updated issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, and cultural issues. Each of these gateway pages includes an overview, unique "perspectives" articles written by local experts, reference, periodical, primary source and statistical information. Rich multimedia - including podcasts, video, and interactive graphs - enhance each portal. Use Browse Issues and Topics, Country Finder, Basic Search or Advanced Search to explore the database.

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Gale Power Search

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Select Gale EBooks and under that, Subject Search Guide and look for your topic.

Other Websites

The Encyclopedia of Earth


Encyclopedia of Earth, an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The Encyclopedia is a free, expert-reviewed 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 are useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.

World Resources Institute


WRI is a global research organization that works with governments, businesses, multilateral institutions and civil society groups to develop practical solutions that improve people’s lives and ensure nature can thrive. We organize our work around seven global challenges: Food, Forests, Water, Energy, Climate, the Ocean and Cities. We analyze these issues through the lenses of our four Centers of Excellence: Business, Economics, Finance and Equity. 

WildSafe BC


WildSafeBC is the provincial leader in preventing conflict with wildlife through collaboration, education and community solutions. WildSafeBC evolved out of the highly successful Bear Aware program and is managed and delivered by the British Columbia Conservation Foundation. Our motto is "keeping wildlife wild and communities safe".



As an Environmental News & Data Platform, we aim to illustrate the repercussions of climate change on the human habitat with power data journalism using web and social media to reach global audiences. 

Environment and Climate Change Canada


Environment and Climate Change Canada informs Canadians about protecting and conserving our natural heritage, and ensuring a clean, safe and sustainable environment for present and future generations.

Environment and Natural Resources Canada


To tackle climate change we all need to do our part. That’s why the Government of Canada is investing in programs and incentives to help you take climate action. Discover hundreds of online resources to get you get started.

USA Environmental Protection Agency


US government website.

CRD Environmental Concerns


The capital region is home to a diverse variety of natural species and ecosystems. Most environmental concerns are caused by human behaviour, but some can occur naturally. By working together we can minimize the impacts of environmental concerns to protect and preserve our environment.

UN Global Compact


UN Global Compact has developed several frameworks for companies to embed sustainability into their strategy and take action to secure a resilient future. Our efforts address the linkages among various environmental issues — climate, water, ocean — as well as the social and governance dimensions. 

Our World in Data


Scroll down the page to see the Environmental topics.

Energy Education


The energy education team is made up of Prof. Jason Donev from the University of Calgary and several students. This team works hard to present comprehensive and easy-to-understand information about the science of energy for the public. This resource discusses how much energy is used in different areas of the world and how it's produced. The entire team strives to remain unbiased in giving a broad perspective on energy issues. This website has grown to be an expansive resource, filled with useful and understandable information on energy, covering a wide range of topics.

Science News Sites

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Science News for Students


Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents and educators. SNS is a publication of the Science News Media Group, which is a program of the Society for Science & the Public (SSP), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education. SNS— which is both ad-free and free to use — helps to fulfill the Society’s mission by connecting the latest in scientific research to learning in and out of the classroom.

Adult version of the above


Science Daily


Harvard University Science in the News


Science Fridays


CBC Science and Technology News


Science News


Globe and Mail Science


BBC Science and Environmental News


Global Science News


American Association for the Advancement of Science: News



Use Noodletools to keep track of your Bibliography. If you can't remember how to, ask Mrs. Watts!

You will be using APA format for Science Projects.

Here are some How to Noodletools videos.