Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary



About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.


The natural world — selected resources on the web

On the Web

Live pictures from waterholes and mobile cameras in South African nature reserves.

Information, photos and video of life on Earth.

BirdLife International
BirdLife International is a global alliance of conservation organizations working together for the world's birds and people. The site contains data on endangered bird species as well as briefing documents, such as the annual State of the World's Birds, and campaign information.

Climate Kaleidoscope and the Rain Forest
Site covers scientific study of the link between climate and the world's rainforests

Earth from Above
Yann Arthus-Bertrand photographs changing landscapes from a small aeroplane.

The Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, United States, provides a wealth of on-line educational material concerning science, art and human perception.

Extensive collection of material concerning meteorological, geological, hydrological and space science: news, features, gtraphics and videos, book reviews and links to other sites.

Frog Page
Pictures, animations, sound effects and links to other frog sites.

Global Amphibian Assessment
The Global Amphibian Assessment is the first comprehensive survey of the conservation status of the world's 5,743 known species of frogs, toads, salamanders and caecilians.

Great Barrier Reef
Introduction to the Great Barrier Reef and links to other sites.

Kew Gardens
The mission of the Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew, London, United Kingdom) is to enable better management of the Earth's environment by increasing knowledge and understanding of the plant and fungal kingdoms. The site contains a tour of the gardens, including views of key features, information about the Millennium Seed Bank project and more.

Missouri Skies
Missouri Skies is dedicated to documenting the ever-changing skies of Missouri.

National Zoo, Washington DC
The site of the National Zoological Museum of the Smithsonian Institution contains a wealth of material, including exhibits such as the Think Tank, live webcam views of orang utans and other animals, and much more.

Natural History Museum, London
The Natural History Museum site contains a series of electronic exhibits ranging from 3D surround videos of the museum's Life and Earth Galleries through dinosaur data files to a presentation on the virtual Endeavour experiment.

Nature Museum, Chicago
The Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences provides a virtual exihibit based on the museum's dioramas as well as other educational material and information about the museum itself.

Osprey Project
The Osprey Project, managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Widlife Trust with Anglia Water, is introducing the osprey to a site in England. Site includes reports on satellite tracking which is being used to monitor the birds' migration routes.

Panda Cam
Live webcam coverage of Shi Shi, Bai Yun and baby Hua Mei at the Giant Panda Research Station in San Diego Zoo.

Sea World/Busch Gardens
Sea World and Busch Gardens present animal news, information and educational material.

Volcanic eruptions

Volcano World
Volcano World makes available authoritative information about volcanoes and news of current volcanic events.

WhaleTimes Sea Bed
WhaleTimes takes you on an adventure in the ocean. Find out how your favourite animals survive in the sea.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

More Bright Ideas...

Updated: May 15th 2015