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WikiProject Environment (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis environment-related page is part of the WikiProject Environment to improve Wikipedia's coverage of the environment. The aim is to write neutral and well-referenced articles on environment-related topics, as well as to ensure that environment articles are properly categorized.
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edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Environment:

Sustainable development things you can do
  • Please give these pages which I have created a bit of a look:
Climate change in the United States, Eco- , Environmental issues in Canada, Environmental issues in the United States, Toxic 100.
Cheers. -- Alan Liefting (talk) - 09:55, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Article Feedback Request:

Landfill Gas Clean Development Mechanism Projects in Brazil I am a student working with the Wikipedia Ambassador Program. Thanks for your feedback and suggestions. Deefalvo (talk) 16:41, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Water pollution[edit]


Just a quick note to mention that the article Water pollution had been reviewed by an external expert Access to review notes here, as part of Wikipedia Primary School Research Project. Feedback welcome ! Anthere (talk)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Please note that Environment of the United States, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 19 March 2018 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

University of New Mexico looking to sponsor a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar[edit]

Of possible interest to WikiProject members: The University of New Mexico (UNM) is looking to sponsor a Wikipedia Visiting Scholar.

The University of New Mexico Libraries would like to work with a Wikipedian to explore themes related to following interdisciplinary areas:

  • Intersections of science, design, art, and architecture in New Mexico
  • Energy, water, and environmental policy in the Southwest and Latin America
  • Healing and foodways in the high desert

The Visiting Scholars program connects Wikipedians with educational institutions based on shared interest in a topic. Any editor in good standing is welcome to apply. Professional experience is not a requirement. For more information and the application, see the University of New Mexico’s Visiting Scholars page. If you have questions, feel free to reach out on my talk page. Will (Wiki Ed) (talk) 23:19, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Who’s currently active?[edit]

I’ve been adding the WikiProject Environment templates to articles this past month, and am currently the only active member of the Sustainability Task Force. Since the scope of this project is so vast, I’m wondering who is active in the overall WikiProject. I notice with some surprise that the To-Do section hasn’t been updated since 2016. Jusdafax (talk) 22:05, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.


On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:36, 30 May 2018 (UTC)