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Earth Platform

earthplatformWelcome to Earth Platform, the environmental website that informs you about our natural planet and the emerging threats to our world today. With subjects like deforestation, global warming, endangered species and environmental pollution.

It's organised into clear categories: Nature, AnimalsEnergy, Pollution and Organisations.

Earth Platform contains a unique Environmental Search Engine, giving direct access to a wide range of news, background information and related websites. You can type any searchword or words in the window on top of any page (e.g: plants, hunting, air pollution or climate change).

In addition, you will find links to relevant websites at the bottom of each page. Earth Platform provides newsarticles about environmental, wildlife, energy, pollution and Earth related issues. Last but not least, cast your vote in our polls and take a look at the results.

We hope you'll enjoy our Earth Platform website and search engine, and learn more about our planet's beautiful natural wildlife and environment!

 

Organisations

The world over, lots of organisations are established to help protect nature and animals. We have listed information and weblinks to the main environmental protection organisations. We've divided these by geographic area. So you'll find the World Wildlife Fund under international, etc.

See more Earth related websites on our Resources page. 

Nature

In the category Nature you'll find information about natural landscapes, the seas, oceans and atmosphere. It shows today's  threats to our natural habitat, and the importance to deal with those threats and protect our environment now.

Animals

The Animals category is divided into three subcategories. There are pages about Land Animals, Marine Life and Birds. Within these subcategories you'll find information about individual species, such as the panda, tiger or turtle.

Energy

Renewable and Non-renewable energy are the subcategories of Energy. Here you'll find definitions and examples of the world's different sources of energy.

Pollution

Pollution is a threat to man, nature and animals alike. There are many sources of pollution, and most of these endanger lifeforms by bringing hazardous chemical substances in direct contact with nature.

Environment News

ENN: Top Stories

Study examines overall carbon cost of fuel from Canadian oil sands - Gasoline and diesel fuel extracted and refined from Canadian oil sands will release about 20 percent more carbon into the atmosphere over the oil’s lifetime than fuel from conventional crude sources in the Unied States, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory; the University of California, Davis; and Stanford University. The researchers used a life-cycle, or “well-to-wheels,” approach, gathering publicly available data on 27 large Canadian oil sands production facilities. The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, found the additional carbon impact of Canadian oil sands was largely related to the energy required for extraction and refining.
Beijing growing explosively, impacting weather and climate - A new study by scientists using data from NASA's QuikScat satellite has demonstrated a novel technique to quantify urban growth based on observed changes in physical infrastructure. The researchers used the technique to study the rapid urban growth in Beijing, China, finding that its physical area quadrupled between 2000 and 2009.  A team led by Mark Jacobson of Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, and Son Nghiem of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, used data from QuikScat to measure the extent of infrastructure changes, such as new buildings and roads, in China's capital. They then quantified how urban growth has changed Beijing's wind patterns and pollution, using a computer model of climate and air quality developed by Jacobson. 

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