Earth Portal/Encyclopedia of Earth

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The Earth Portal, , is a peer-reviewed, comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment. It is a means for the global scientific community to come together to produce the first free, expert-driven, massively scaleable information resource on the environment, and to engage civil society in a public dialogue on the role of environmental issues in human affairs. It contains no commercial advertising and reaches a large global audience.

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The Earth Portal has three components:

*The Encyclopedia of Earth, , with over 4300 articles, is produced and reviewed by 700 scholars from 46 countries.
*The EarthForum, , provides commentary from scholars and discussions with the general public.
*The EarthNews, , offers news stories on environmental issues drawn from many sources.

Scope of the Earth Portal

The scope of the Earth Portal is the environment of the Earth broadly defined, with particular emphasis on the interaction between society and the natural spheres of the Earth. The scope of the Earth Portal includes:

*The hydrosphere, lithosphere, atmosphere, magnetosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere, and their interactions, especially in regards to how these systems support life and underpin human existence.

*The living organisms on Earth that constitute its biological diversity.

*The interactions and feedbacks among society, biological diversity and the physical systems of the Earth. This includes the social, economic, political, behavioral, technical, cultural, legal, and ethical driving forces behind environmental change.

*Those parts of traditional disciplines that investigate the environment or its interaction with society. This includes the natural, physical, and social sciences, the arts and humanities, and the professional disciplines (education, journalism, business, law, public health, engineering, medicine, public policy).

*The interdisciplinary fields of environmental science—natural and social—that integrate concepts, methods, and analytical tools from multiple fields in the investigation the environment or its interaction with society.

Examples include:

*Environmental physical sciences such as atmospheric sciences, Earth systems science, remote sensing, biogeochemistry, oceanography, and other non-biological terrestrial sciences.

*Environmental life sciences such as environmental biology, ecology, forestry, fisheries, marine biology, agriculture, aquaculture, and related fields.

*Environmental engineering and other sciences related to the impacts of natural and anthropogenic activities on the environment, including assessment, prevention, control, regulation, remediation, and restoration.

*Environmental social sciences such as ecological and environmental economics, environmental sociology and history, and other fields that study human social and cultural activities which affect, and are affected by, environmental conditions.

*Environmental data and information sciences that deal with the collection, storage, standardization, integration, analysis, and management of data related to the analysis of the environment or environmental change.

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Contact Details:
Dr. Peter Saundry,
Environmental Information Coalition
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20036

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waris Ali's picture

Earth cause of the survival

Earth is the cause of the survival of the whole the creature of the universe therefore it should be awared to everyone for one how interaction of the different things occur among and between themselves