Earth Operations Central: Earth (Sol III, Terra, Homeworld)
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Up-to-the-minute statistics regarding population, food-supply, and other
resources are available from the World Game
A variety of documents relating to the "Carrying Capacity" of
Homeworld have thoughfully been made public by Bruce Sundquist. This is
quite a collection of high-quality information, especially with respect to
Please see the excellent privately-maintained
EcoFuture (tm) site, "Dedicated to
sustainability and the ecological future of our planet. It is an invaluable
informational resource for civilian researchers.
Please see The Native Forest
Network - they have an extensive site dedicated to preserving the native
forests of the Homeworld.
Help save GEOWARN,
the Global Observation, Warning and Relief Network. See the page, and decide
who you'd like to write about it.
Helping Educate, Activate, Volunteer and Empower via the Net: HEAVEN.
Alternative/Appropriate Power Generation and Storage: Also see
the Energy Page. If you're involved in
Alternative/Appropriate Power Generation and would like to be listed, send
me mail with your homepage listings
and any related pages of which you're fond! And don't forget to link to
this page. It's all one big happy planet, and even if you don't make a buck
off of a listing, the Homeworld thanks you for your concern and for your
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation.
This native-owned corporation owns about 5 million acres on Alaska's
North Slope. "ASRC is committed to developing these resources and bringing
them to market, in a manner that respects Inupiat subsistence values while
ensuring proper care of the environment, habitat and wildlife."
Babcock & Wilcox. I'm of a
divided mind on this listing. One of the oldest and largest commercial power
generation equipment, operations, and management companies, B & W are
into all aspects of power generation. This includes nuclear, steam,
co-generation, and superconductive power-storage research and development.
Bonneville Power Authority, a
government public corporation which produces reasonably eco-friendly
hydroelectric power on a very large scale.
BP Solar is one of
the largest and most advanced solar-cell manufacturers and researchers, with
some 10 offices and 6 manufacturing centers. They're also taking the
development lead on thin-film photovoltaic.
Development. Surprised to find the United States Navy exploring
potential uses of geothermal energy? Don't be; alternatives to reliance on
foreign-controlled petrochemicals is an essential of a strong American
military. Besides, this all-American energy resource was sitting under the
base anyway, and the cost savings in electrical generation alone could save
the taxpayers a bundle. This page also has a great chronology of geothermal
development, and useful contacts and references.
Delta Controls makes a
range of control-systems products for automating buildings. Proper control
of such utilities as lighting, HVAC and heating, etc, makes for a more
efficient and eco-friendly building.
HDR, Inc. has
a variety of environmentally-oriented services such as mitigation, impact
assessments, etc., waste and wastewater management, and facility and design
engineering, among other things.
With a wide variety of high-volume air-conditioning controls and
sensors, your large facility can make much more intelligent use of energy,
more appropriately directing heat and cooling flow to the places where it
is most required.
Landis & Gyr. This
100-year-old Swiss transnational is primarily concerned with architectural
ecologies, conserving resources and energy through innovative building
designs and methods.
a leading multinational professional services firm specializing in
environmental management, waste management, pollution control, water
resources, occupational safety and health, geotechnical engineering and
geo-civil construction." Denver-based. They have a fairly
immense page detailing what they
Other General Lists of Earth-Ecological Resources - EcoFriendly
Crawford Equipment &
Engineering "Achieving Global Environmental Compliance With Superior
Engineered Combustion Systems" - a line of products dealing with clean burning.
Earth Conservation Corp.
This non-profit strives to simultaneously remediate damaged ecologies, and
to aid disadvantaged youth.
Page. This privately-maintained page has a lot of links that aren't
Environmental Research Laboratories
(NOAA). Fundamental research, technology development, and services for
the public. A policy abetter. This is a good page for finding other NOAA
resources dealing with the environment.
Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, a worldwide network of
students, teachers, and scientists working together to study and understand
the global environment.
United States Fish & Wildlife
Service. Their mission "is to conserve, protect, and
enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing benefit of
the American people. Our major responsibilities are: migratory birds,
endangered species, certain marine mammals, freshwater and anadromous fish,
the National Wildlife Refuge System, wetlands, conserving habitat, and
environmental contaminants. "
US Bureau of Reclamation manages
water-related resources west of the Mississippi River. The largest
wholesaler of water in the US, and manages almost 350 storage dams, nearly
60 hydroelectric facilities, and over 50,000 miles of canals, etc.
Geologic Resources - Western
Region. "The U.S. Geological Survey's web server for
geologic information in the western United States. This site provides access
to many USGS earth science web pages for the Western United States. It also
serves as the data release site for many of the published on-line data sets
Water Resources - Colorado.
Water resource management for Colorado - and also the National Water Quality
Laboratory, and the National Trining Center for Hydrologic resources.
Inc. Gotta love it! This private company is about to launch a
satellite which will for the first time make very high-resolution images of
our Homeworld available to the public and will map those images into a