By Caroline Rodriguez
Greenpeace is an organization that uses non-violent confrontation to raise awareness to the public about environmental issues. The international organization fights to save the planet from any type of environmental destruction (http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/about). The organization has similar goals for the Google Earth layer. This layer was created to educate the public about environmental . . . → Read More: Greenpeace Layer
by Patrick Yan
Google Earth’s detailed 3-D virtual model of the earth provides a novel interface for numerous applications. For Duke professors in the environmental sciences, Google Earth comes conveniently bundled with several “layers” that provide various information on the environment in relation to geographic coordinates.
ARKive: Endangered Species
For classes concerned with species biodiversity, . . . → Read More: Applications of Google Earth in environmental science courses
By: Eunice Yim
Instructors of environmental science and conservation biology courses oftentimes struggle in finding ways to present biodiversity data and enhance the students’ interest in biodiversity preservation. Google Earth can solve this problem by visualizing species and their habitats three-dimensionally through various layers and KML files. Uses of Google Earth to teach biodiversity in . . . → Read More: Using Google Earth to Teach Biodiversity in the Classroom