AeroVironment (AV) - Product and technology innovation in clean energy, efficient vehicles, and
wireless telecommunications. Efficient Energy Systems: AeroVironment has carried out over 300 projects related to the renewable
energy. Our clients include investment funds, banks, and government and non-governmental organizatons, here and abroad. Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles: AeroVironment has been flying solar-electric airplanes (Helios, Centurion, Pathfinder) successfully for over two decades
and is recognised as the world leader in the field. Electric Vehicle Systems: Electric and hybrid concept vehicles, integrated train
drives, battery testing, charging and management.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - ATSDR is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished
quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution
present in the environment.
Air Quality Monitoring Networks in Canada - Provides
information on Environment Canada's air quality measuring
and monitoring networks. Many of these networks are managed in co-operation with provincial or territorial governments, or university
researchers. These stations measure pollutants and other chemicals in
the atmosphere which may originate in Canada, or from international sources. Information from these networks is used by scientists to
track and understand changes in our air quality, determine the effectiveness of air quality regulations, and identify new concerns.
Researchers also depend on these measurements to develop and test complex air-quality models, which can be used to produce air-quality
forecasts for major Canadian centers, or to understand the potential effects of proposed regulations, new technologies, and other changes
in the environment.
AirNow - Every day its Air Quality Index (AQI) tells you how clean or polluted your outdoor air is, along with associated health effects that may be of concern.
Analysis of Water Banks in the Western States - "This report provides an analysis
of water banking legislation, policies, and programs in 12 Western states. A primary purpose of the review is to identify banking programs
and structures that promote environmental trades." Covers Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon,
Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Also provides general information about water banking, including purpose, definitions, and formats
(such as groundwater banking). From the Washington State Department of Ecology.
American Rivers - Protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America's Most Endangered Rivers campaign.
Arsenic Website Project - Discussion of problems and
issues surrounding arsenic contamination of ground waters and links to further resources. Provided by Dr. Peter Wilson, Mallinckrodt Research Professor of Physics at Harvard
Bay-Delta Region Branch of California Department of Fish and Game - Mandated to conduct
fisheries and wildlife research and analysis of the San Francisco Bay and Delta and special water projects of the estuary and its
tributaries. These special projects include the channel and aqueduct systems of the Delta, as well as, the natural river systems and
extending north and south from the Delta.
Beach Report Card - A comprehensive analysis of coastline water
quality on the U.S. West Coast. Each week, over 500 beaches are graded A to F based on bacteria analysis. Provided by Heal the Bay.
Biodiversity Heritage Library - Works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community. Search across books and journals, scientific names, authors and subjects. Also see:
California Data Exchange Center
(CDEC) - CDEC provides a centralized location to store and process real-time hydrologic information gathered by various
cooperators throughout the State. Includes hydrologic, river, tide, weather, snowpack, precipitation, forecast, reservoir, water supply,
and satellite data.
California Rivers Assessment (CARA) - Computer-based data management system designed to
give resource managers, policy-makers, landowners, scientists and interested citizens access to information and tools with which to make
decisions about the conservation and use of California's rivers.
Carbon Calculator - How much CO2 and other greenhouse gasses
(CO2e) do your activities create? Fill in the blanks in this CO2 emissions calculator to find out.
carfree - Delightful solution to the vexing problem of urban automobiles.
CERCLA List of Priority Hazardous Substances - The Comprehensive Environmental
Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 104 (i), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
(SARA), requires ATSDR and the EPA to prepare a list, in order of priority, of substances that are most commonly
found at facilities on the National Priorities List (NPL) and which are determined to pose the most significant potential threat
to human health due to their known or suspected toxicity and potential for human exposure at these NPL sites.
Cutting Paper - This site provides practical information to help the motivated office worker
reduce paper use.
Dendrome - A collection of forest
tree genome databases and other forest genetic information resources for the international forest genetics community. Dendrome is
part of a larger collaborative effort to construct genome databases for major crop and forest species.
Earth Island - Information and resources
from Earth Island's projects, journalism from the Earth Island Journal, and tools to address environmental challenges.
Earth Simulator Center - The world's fastest computing system, jointly developed
by the Earth Simulator Research and Development Center and founded by the National Space Development Agency of Japan, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, and JAMSTEC with the objective to investigate global environmental problems, such
as global warming, unusual atmospheric phenomena, and tectonic activities with the high degree of precise simulation.
Ecoglobe - Factual Information about local and global ecology and the balances between
human activities and nature.
Ecology WWW Page - Volunteer service for students, teachers,
researchers, and others interested in the science of ecology.
Ecotopia/USA - Devoted to environmental education that leads to improving behavior, to bring about
ecological utopia (ecotopia). Site includes the Ecology Hall of Fame,
honoring the heroes of the environmental movement, and a virtual tour of the Santa Cruz California Circle Trail.
EcoWorld - EcoWorld's nature section provides information on the state of planetary
ecosystems and projects underway, everywhere, to preserve and restore species and ecosystems. EcoWorld's energy and technology
section provides information on clean technology and renewable energy.
eNature - A searchable database for identifying more than 4,000 plant and animal species of North
America. The species accounts are from the best-selling National Audubon Society Field Guides, Regional Guides, and Nature
Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) - An electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and
their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed by scholars,
professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts who collaborate and review each other's work.
Envirofacts - Integrates information from a variety of databases and includes latitude and
longitude information. Each of these databases contains information about facilities that are required to report activity to a state or
federal system. Using this form, you can retrieve information about hazardous waste (including the Biennial Report), toxic and air
releases, Superfund sites, and water discharge permits. Facility information and a map of its location is provided.
EnviroLink - Providing access to thousands of online environmental resources.
Environet - Digital resources for environmental professionals.
Environment Canada - Employs over 7000 employees from a broad range
of fields including biology, chemistry, meteorology, climatology, engineering, commerce, communications, engineering, law enforcement,
environmental sciences, hydrology, informatics, law, library science, policy, and more. Provide the science and technology information
needed so that Canadians can make informed decisions about the environment. Involved in climate change research, meteorlogical and weather
research, air quality research, water research, and nature and natural ecosystems research.
Environment at Harvard - Gateway to Harvard University's environmental education,
research, and outreach enterprise.
Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI) - An international network of academics and non-profits addressing potential threats to U.S. federal environmental and energy policy, and to the scientific research infrastructure built to investigate, inform, and enforce. EDGI is also monitoring changes to federal regulation, enforcement, research, funding, websites and general agency management at agencies including EPA, DOE, NASA, NOAA, and OSHA.
Environmental Expert - Environmental business information center. Services offered:
jobs, articles, reports, books, software, technology and equipment, directory, events, magazines, news, training, consulting.
Environmental Health - This page provides links to descriptions of
activities, reports, news and events, as well as contacts and cooperating partners in the various WHO programmes and offices working on this topic.
Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) - Undercover investigations are at the heart of EIA's work, going out to the frontlines of environmental crime and returning with the credible intelligence and persuasive imagery
necessary to confirm the findings of its preliminary research and tip-offs in the field.
Environmental Literacy Council - Providing background information and resources on the systems
of the natural world and the interactions between the living and the non-living environment.
Environmental Media Services - EMS brings together experts from academic, government, business,
science, medical and public interest communities for extended briefings with journalists on controversial and/or emerging environmental and
public health issues.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - EPA's mandate includes preventing pollution and reducing
risk in communities, homes, workplaces, and ecosystems. The EPA site is filled with environmental information, resources, and
Find a Beach - U.S. beach advisories and online notification of closings.
EPA Fugitives - Defendants charged with environmental crimes or violations of
the U.S. Federal Criminal Code sometimes flee the court's jurisdiction and/or the USA rather than face prosecution or to serve a
sentence. When these circumstances occur, the defendants become fugitives from justice. The wanted posters on this site identify fugitives
sought by the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division. Each one provides a brief case summary and instructions on how to report
information related to their identity and/or current location.
Office of Water - Responsible for ensuring safe drinking water
and protecting ground water. OGWDW, along with EPA's ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.
Sustainability - EPA efforts in the area of sustainability practices and approaches include labeling green products and promoting green chemistry and engineering, managing materials rather than creating waste, using green infrastructure to manage storm water runoff, and supporting the sustainable design of communities.
Water Sense - Seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services.
Environmental ResearchWeb - Provides analysis and commentary on all areas of
environmental research, including policy and sustainable technology.
European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) - Europe-wide register that provides
easily accessible key environmental data from industrial facilities in European Union Member States and in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,
Serbia and Switzerland. The new register contains data reported annually by some 28,000 industrial facilities covering 65 economic
activities across Europe. For each facility, information is provided concerning the amounts of pollutant releases to air, water and land as
well as off-site transfers of waste and of pollutants in waste water from a list of 91 key pollutantsincluding heavy metals, pesticides,
greenhouse gases and dioxins for the year 2007, 2008 and 2009. Some information on releases from diffuse sources is also available and will
be gradually enhanced.
Exxon Valdez Oil
Spill - On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez grounded on Bligh Reef, and spilled nearly 11 million gallons of oil into the
biologically rich waters of Prince William Sound. NOAA scientists and spill response experts helped to respond to this spill, and NOAA biologists have been monitoring the long-term effects of the spill and cleanup efforts. Here are some of their reports, along
with links to more information elsewhere. Provided by NOAA Office of Response and
Flint Water Study Updates - An independent research team from Virginia Tech is volunteering its time, resources and expertise to help resolve scientific uncertainties associated with drinking water issues being reported (also, see here) in the City of Flint, Michigan.
Forest Service: FS INFO - An online index of natural resources publications,
including Forest Service literature. FS INFO provides citations to forestry and forestry-related natural resource
literature, links to full text (pdf) are provided when available.
Forests - Forest protection news, information retrieval tools and original analysis.
Delta Works - A series of construction projects in the southwest of the
Netherlands to protect a large area of land around the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta from the sea. The works consist of dams, sluices,
locks, dikes, levees, and storm surge barriers. The aim of the dams, sluices, and storm surge barriers was to shorten the Dutch
coastline, thus reducing the number of dikes that had to be raised.
Flood control in the Netherlands - Flood control is an
important issue for the Netherlands, as about two thirds of its area is vulnerable to flooding, while the country is among the most
densely populated on Earth. Natural sand dunes and man-made dikes, dams and floodgates provide defense against storm surges from the
sea. River dikes prevent flooding from water flowing into the country by the major rivers Rhine and Meuse, while a complicated system
of drainage ditches, canals and pumping stations (historically: windmills) keep the low lying parts dry for habitation and agriculture.
Water control boards are the independent local government bodies responsible for maintaining this system.
Zuiderzee Works - A manmade system of dams, land reclamation and water
drainage works, the largest hydraulic engineering project undertaken by the Netherlands during the twentieth century. The project
involved the damming of the Zuiderzee, a large, shallow inlet of the North Sea, and the reclamation of land in the newly enclosed water
using polders. Its main purposes are to improve flood protection and create additional land for agriculture.
Freshwater Ecoregions of the World (FEOW) - Provides a new global biogeographic regionalization of the
Earth's freshwater biodiversity. Covering virtually all freshwater habitats on Earth, this first-ever ecoregion map, together with
associated species data, is a useful tool for underpinning global and regional conservation planning efforts, particularly to identify
outstanding and imperiled freshwater systems; for serving as a logical framework for large-scale conservation strategies; and for providing
a global-scale knowledge base for increasing freshwater biogeographic literacy.
Global Water Center - A water research and business accelerator center in Milwaukee's Walker's Point neighborhood. Houses water-related research facilities for universities, existing water-related companies and accelerator space for new, emerging water-related companies. The facility is a venue for attracting and creating new businesses in the water industry, and aims to address key local and global water-quality, technology and policy issues.
Go Green at Home! For Kids & Adults - Most people do not realize how financially beneficial it can be to learn how to recycle or conserve energy. By following some easy tips, any family can take part in the green revolution and do its part for the greater good.
Green Delaware - A grassroots organization concerned with environmental and public health issues in
Delaware and surrounding states. Focuses on solid waste (opposing garbage incineration and support recycling) and water quality (wanting
the City of Wilmington, DE, to stop discharging untreated sewage into its rivers.)
Green Map System - A Green Map charts the places where nature and the designed world
interconnect, using the Green Map Icons to symbolize the different kinds of ecologically and culturally significant sites,
including the toxic hot spots. All decisions about each Green Map are made locally, so final products vary widely. Many focus only
on beneficial natural sites, and sometimes Green Maps are merged with another kind of map, such as a
bicycle map. Many include narrative text and background info on each of the sites identified by the icons. See List of all the Green Maps.
Green Pages - Global directory for environmental technology. Comprehensive guide to environmental
products and services, featuring leading suppliers from 140 countries. Information about organisations, conferences and publications is
complemented by editorial contributions from experts in their respective fields. A reference source for government departments, utility
companies, engineering consultants, development agencies, importers and traders, educational institutes, non-governmental organisations and
individuals engaged in environmental activities.
Green Solutions - A portal providing green advice and links to consumers.
Hopefully it will enable you to make more informed decisions about the way you live your life and provide you with the information you need
to contribute to a greener world.
Ground Truth Trekking - Raises awareness of environmental issues and controversies
through its expeditions.
Hatfield Consultatns, Ltd. - Provides services to clients in resource industries,
governments, international financial institutions, development agencies, and multilateral institutions, in the fields of environment,
fisheries, resource development, and institutional training.
Helmholtz Association - Carries out top-level research to identify and explore the major
challenges facing society, science and the economy. Its work is divided into six strategic research fields: Energy; Earth and
Environment; Health; Key Technologies; Structure of Matter; and Aeronautics, Space and Transport. The Helmholtz
Association brings together 18 scientific-technical and biological-medical research centres. With some 32,698 employees and an annual
budget of approximately 3.8 billion euros, the Helmholtz Association is Germany's largest scientific organisation.
Hydrocarbon Releases Database System (UK) - Contains supplementary information, dating from 1
October 1992, on all offshore releases of hydrocarbons reported to the HSE Offshore Division (OSD) under the Reporting of
Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), and prior offshore legislation. Authorised users (see help for
details) can log on to the Hydrocarbon Releases (HCR) System to enable search and other reporting facilities, including details of
the associated offshore installations, systems and equipment population currently operating on the UK Continental Shelf.
Information Center for the
Environment - Cooperative effort of an interdepartmental team of environmental scientists at the University of California,
Davis and collaborators at over thirty private, state, federal, and international environmental organizations.
Information Collection Rule (ICR) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency data collected as part of a national research project to support development of national drinking water standards which protect public health.
Institute for Social Ecology - Plainfield, Vermont. An independent institution of higher
education dedicated to the study of social ecology, an interdisciplinary field drawing on philosophy, political and social theory,
anthropology, history, economics, the natural sciences, and feminism.
Instituto Terra, The -Th is project is the result of an ambitious initiative taken in the late 1990s by Lelia Deluiz Wanick Salgado and Sebastião Salgado. Confronting environmental devastation in and around a former cattle ranch bought from Sebastião Salgado's family near the town of Aimores, in Brazil's state of Minas Gerais, they decided to return the property to its natural state of subtropical rainforest. They recruited partners, raised funds and, in April 1998, they founded the Instituto Terra, an environmental organization dedicated to the sustainable development of the Valley of the River Doce.
International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) - Research and technical and scientific analysis for environmental regulators. Its mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.
International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Environmental Modelling (IJEPEM) - A leading journal for environmental researchers in several areas such as water pollution, wastewater pollution, air pollution, solid waste management, biotechnology, soil pollution, surface and groundwater, renewable energy, energy management, microbiology, sustainability, waste recovery and transformation, fuzzy logic, artificial neural networks.
International Rivers Network (IRN) - IRN supports local communities working to
protect their rivers and watersheds, working to halt destructive river development projects, and to encourage equitable and sustainable
methods of meeting needs for water, energy and flood management.
International Water Management Institute (IWMI) - A scientific research organization focusing on
the use of water in agriculture and on the water needs of developing countries. IWMI works with partners India, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka, Mexico, the Philippines, Iran, Vietnam, China and Africa to develop tools and methods to help these countries
eradicate poverty through more effective management of their water resources.
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - The world's most comprehensive inventory of the global
conservation status of plant and animal species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world's main
authority on the conservation status of species.
Journal of International Wildlife Law and
Policy - The Journal's mission is to address legal and political issues concerning the human race's interrelationship with and
management of wildlife species, their habitats, and the biosphere. This includes analysis of the efficacy of international and regional
wildlife treaty regimes in conserving species (as well as national legislation and regulations enacted to implement such regimes), the
impact of judicial decisions at both the national and international level, and the interface of legal and political institutions with other
sectors in society that have a substantive impact on the management and conservation of species and ecosystems. Resources include:
Journey to Forever - A pioneering expedition by a small, mobile NGO involved in
environment and rural development work, starting from Hong Kong and travelling 40,000 kilometres through 26 countries in Asia and Africa to
Cape Town, South Africa. The focus is on trees, soil and water, sustainable farming, sustainable technology, and family nutrition. The aim
is to help people fight poverty and hunger, and to help sustain the environment.
Little Green Data Book - A pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 economies. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. Also a PDF download. Published by The World Bank Group.
Living Edens, The - PBS television natural history series. State-of-the-art cinematography
creates an intimate sense of place and captures a world of wonder, transporting viewers to isolated, undisturbed corners of the globe so
pure they remind us of how the ancient world once was.
MIT Project on Environmental Politics
and Policy - A research and teaching effort that views environmental policymaking as a political process in which trading political,
economic, and social interests and values is as important as technical problem-solving.
MSDSonline - Contains over 1.2 million indexed and searchable Material Safety Data Sheets
MyEnvironment - The Environmental Protection Agency provides immediate access to a
cross-section of environmental data for any geographical location in the U.S.
National Drought Mitigation Center -
Established at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1995, helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce
societal vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management rather than crisis management. Also see Current U.S. Drought Monitor Map.
Natural Resources Canada - Gateway to a vast collection of research
materials, periodicals, reports, maps, other resources and information databases relevant to the sustainable development of Canada's
mineral, forest and energy resources, and landmass.
NatureServe - A source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants,
animals, and ecological communities of the U.S. and Canada.
NOAA Aircraft Operations Center - Airplanes and helicopters of the Aircraft Operations
Center (AOC) are flown in support of NOAA's mission to promote global environmental assessment, prediction and stewardship of the
NOAA Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI) - The AGGI is a measure of the climate-warming influence of long-lived trace gases and how that influence has changed since the onset of the industrial revolution. The index was designed to enhance the connection between scientists and society by providing a normalized standard that can be easily understood and followed.
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) - Formed to pursue a broad and comprehensive understanding of the Earth system. This system comprises many physical, chemical and biological processes that need to be dynamically integrated to better predict their behavior over scales from local to global and periods of minutes to millennia.
NOAA Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network - easures the atmospheric distribution and trends of the three main long-term drivers of climate change, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O), as well as carbon monoxide (CO) which is an important indicator of air pollution. The Reference Network is a part of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. The measurement program includes around the clock measurements at 4 baseline observatories and 8 tall towers, air samples collected by volunteers at more than 50 sites, and air samples collected regularly from small aircraft mostly in North America.
NOAA Office of Response and Restoration - A center of expertise in preparing for, evaluating, and responding to threats to coastal environments, including oil and chemical spills, releases from hazardous waste sites, and marine debris. Also see ADIOS, NOAA's oil weathering model.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: DAAC for Biogeochemical
Dynamics - A source for biogeochemical and ecological data useful for studying environmental processes. These data have been collected
on the ground, from aircraft, and by satellite, or generated by computer models. The extent of data ranges from site-specific to global
with durations ranging from days to years.
Political Economy Research Institute
(PERI) - An independent unit of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with close ties to the Department of Economics, seeking to
focus public economics debate on human and ecological welfare.
Public Works - Daily source of comprehensive information on public works.
Resilience - Supports building community resilience in a world of multiple emerging challenges: the decline of cheap energy, the depletion of critical resources like water, complex environmental crises like climate change and biodiversity loss, and the social and economic issues linked to these.
Resources for the Future (RFF) - RFF is a nonprofit and nonpartisan
organization that conducts independent research on environmental, energy, and natural resource issues. RFF has pioneered the application of economics as a tool to develop more effective policy about the use and
conservation of natural resources.
Right-To-Know Network (RTK NET) - Provides free access to numerous databases, text files, and
conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development.
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) - RMI research is focused in energy, transportation, green
development, climate change, water, economic renewal, corporate sustainability, forests, and security.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London - Seeking to enable better management of the Earth's environment by
increasing knowledge and and understanding of the plant and fungal kingdoms.
Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) - Founded in 1920, in Cambridge, as a memorial to Captain Robert Falcon Scott, RN, and his four companions, who died returning from the South Pole in 1912. The Institute is the oldest international centre for Polar Research within a university. A number of other institutes concerned with polar issues have now grown up in Cambridge around the Institute, or are based in SPRI. These are:
Solid Waste - Source of product, technology, regulatory, and management information concerning
waste handling and disposal from consumer, commercial, and industrial sources.
Stanford Woods - Develops environmental leaders; informs decision-makers with scientific data; and
convenes experts from all of Stanford University's seven schools, other leading academic institutions, government, NGOs,
foundations and business to link knowledge to action and solve the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.
Surf Your Watershed - Find your watershed. Once you locate your watershed, click on the first link,
"citizen-based groups at work in this watershed," to find a listing of organizations that are working to protect water quality. You may
want to contact one of these groups to find out about cleanups, monitoring activities, restoration projects and other activities.
Tree Conservation Information
Service - The World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), in association with the IUCN Species Survival Commission and a network of experts identified over 8000 tree species threatened with extinction. This survey, supported by the government of the
Netherlands as part of the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Trees project, is the first of its kind to assess the
conservation status of tree species worldwide.
Trillionthtonne - Explaining the need to limit cumulative emissions of carbon dioxide. Data provided by the Department of Physics, University of Oxford.
Tropical Rain Forest Information Center - A NASA Earth Science Information Partner
(ESIP) providing data, products and information services to the science, resource management, and policy and education communities.
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) - A publicly available EPA database
that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industry
groups as well as federal facilities.
U.S. Drought Monitor - A weekly map of drought conditions that is produced jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The map is based on measurements of climatic, hydrologic and soil conditions as well as reported impacts and observations from more than 350 contributors around the country.
U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTER Network) - A collaborative effort involving more than
1800 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales. Each LTER site
encompasses unique ecosystems and research approaches, investigators, students and management systems. Each of the 26 sites works as part of the Network sharing expertise, data and a common mission. The
geographic distribution of sites ranges from Alaska to Antarctica and from the Caribbean to French Polynesia and includes agricultural
lands, alpine tundra, barrier islands, coastal lagoons, cold and hot deserts, coral reefs, estuaries, forests, freshwater wetlands,
grasslands, kelp forests, lakes, open ocean, savannas, streams, and urban landscapes. Each site develops individual research programs in five core areas.
U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) - Coordinates toxicology research and testing activities to
provide information about potentially toxic chemicals to regulatory and research agencies and the public.
U.S. Nuclear & Uranium - Official nuclear power and uranium information and statistics from
the U.S. Government.
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): Technical Links - Site links to compliance,
technical, and training information. Occupational safety and health information categorized by 100+ technical subjects. Pages about hazards
describe ways to recognize, evaluate and control the hazard. Pages about industries describe the hazards in the industry and how to control
them. Provides a variety of reference materials including OSHA and non-OSHA documents, training slides, course handouts, video
clips, and links to other Internet sites.
Urban and Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) - UEPI is a research, education,
technical assistance, and community-linked organization of affiliated programs on urban and environmental policy, actions and education.
Based at Occidental College, UEPI focuses on issues of regional development, work and industry, housing, and the urban
USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) - Conducts research and
facilitates discussions on issues of environmental justice, regional inclusion, and social movement building. Supports collaborations
with community-based organizations in research and other activities trying to forge a new model of how university and community can work
Water on the Web (WOW) - Offers unique
opportunities for high school and first year college students to learn basic science through hands-on science activities, in the lab and in
the field, and by working with state-of-the-art technologies accessible through a free web site.
Water Council - Working to establish the Milwaukee region as the world water hub for water research, economic development, and education. Also see Global Water Center.
Water Online - Information about the water and wastewater industry: the resource management,
supply, treatment and distribution of drinking water, and the collection, treatment and disposal of wastewater, as well as the many
ancillary functions that accompany them, for example, stormwater management and sludge conditioning and disposal.
Whole Earth Catalog - The Whole Earth Catalog was an American counterculture catalog
published by Stewart Brand between 1968 and 1972,
and occasionally thereafter, until 1998. Although the WECs listed all sorts of products for sale (clothing, books, tools, machines, seeds -
things useful for a creative or self-sustainable lifestyle) the Whole Earth Catalogs themselves did not sell any of the products.
Instead the vendors and their prices were listed right alongside with the items. See Wikipedia article. Archives now avaiilable online.
WildFinder - Enables you to visualize global distribution of animal species
based on WWF terrestial ecoregion maps.
World Resources Institute (WRI) - Economics, forests, biodiversity, climate change, energy, sustainable
agriculture, resource and environmental information, trade, technology, national strategies for environmental and resource management,
business liaison, and human health.
World's Biomes, The - An introduction to the major biomes on Earth. Biomes are defined as "the world's major communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterized by
adaptations of organisms to that particular environment."
World's Fresh Water, The - Interactive graphhic from National Geographic showing permafrost, glaciated ice or ice sheet, rivers andn lakes, wetlands worldwide. Also view groundwater
and river detail maps.
Worldwatch Institute - Inter-disciplinary non-partisan research on emerging global environmental
issues, the results of which are widely disseminated throughout the world.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media,
politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 125,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.
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