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Environmental Web Resources

Environmental Law and Regulation
Conservation and Wildlife Lawsfrom the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Environmental Law Instituteworking to improve environmental law, policy and management.
Environmental Laws of the US, Canada and Mexicofrom the Commission on Environmental Cooperation.
Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicatorsinternational treaties, laws, agreements, etc., regarding global environmental issues.
Office of Environmental Management
Pace University Virtual Environmental Law Library
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Developmentkey information on the most important international agreements on environment and development, IGOs and NGOs working in this area, and environmental data and performance records of OECD countries.
Environmental Organizations
Air and Waste Management Associationmust be a member to access reports, but you can join from the website.
ATSDR: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry -- to Protect America's Health from Toxic Exposures.
Ducks Unlimited -- from the world's largest wetland conservation organization, this site provides information on wetland conservation, restoration and ecology.
Environmental Agencies on the Web -- from the World Bank, links to various countries' environmental agencies, with topic briefings, country briefings, working papers, and other useful data.
Environmental Council of the Statesincludes innovative programs of the various states, policy positions and testimony, news, conference info, and more.
Environmental Justiceinformation, cases and reports on environmental justice.
International Network for Environmental Management -- includes environmental management standards, case studies, tools, and links.
National Association for Environmental Management -- members have access to a resource list and a jobs forum.
National Environmental Directorylists more than 13,000 organizations concerned with environmental issues and education.
Superfund Innovation Networka place for interested parties to share strategies and projects information.
Data Sources
Biodiversity Conservation Information System"joint initiative of eleven programmes and partners of IUCN-The World Conservation Union, the Biodiversity Conservation Information System (BCIS) seeks to support environmentally sound decision-making and actions affecting the status of biodiversity and landscapes at the local, national, regional and global levels through cooperative provision of data, information, advice and related services."
Chemical Scorecarda wonderful interactive source from the Environmental Defense Fund allows you to type in your zip code and find out what companies are dumping how much of what chemical contaminants, what health effects, if known, these chamicals have, and how your county compares with other counties in the state. It also includes a form for faxing your questions or complaints directly to the companies.
Climate Changeprimarily composed of the 21-page "Facts and Figures" chapter of the book Climate Change, published by the Pew Center.
Conservation Databaseslinks to databases on forest preservation, endangered species, protected areas, marine resources, biodiversity, etc.
DOE Information Bridgea searchable index and full text database of all research done by and for the Department of Energy since 1996, with projects in biology, environment, physics, chemistry, and engineering.
Ecosystem Management Analysis Centerfrom the Forest Service, offers assistance, data, and training.
EnviroLinkbilled as "the largest online environmental information resource on the planet."
Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia
Environmental Data Interactive Exchange (EDIE)contains research reports, news, a job service, training information, etc.
Environmental Protection Agencyenormous quantities of both data and legal information here.
Forestworlda searchable database that links to information and websites dealing with forestry and wood products.
Hazardous Materials Safetyparticularly useful links for anyone dealing with spills, cleanup, and environmental pollutants.
National Center for Environmental Healthfact sheets and brochures on environmental health problems.
National Geophysical Data Center -- basic climate, geophysical and environmental data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
St. Ambrose University's Journal Holdings for Environmental Management
Urban Environmental Management includes full-text documents and articles, statistics, glossary of terms, and practical "how to" case studies.
Other Useful Sources

Bailey's ecoregionsa description of the ecoregions of the Uinted States (courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.)
Consumer Recycling Guidetips on how to make recycling easy. How to deal with easy recyclables, hard-to-dispose of recyclables, a price guide to recyclables, tips on how to reduce your junk mail, etc.
E-the Environmental Magazine
EarthTrends: The environmental information portalprovides free access to global or country-specific environmental data.
Environmental Careers Worlda jobs listing service.
Environmental Professional's Home Pagelinks to federal and state government info, regulations, health and safety issues, conferences, legislation, and training courses.
Environmental Resources Managementincludes an environmental library, articles, papers, breaking news, regulatory updates, and links to industry-specific environmental profiles.
Environmental Resources on the Net
Environmental Sites on the Internet
EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal
EPA's Global Warming Page
Evolution of the Conservation Movement
FAO Forestrypresents information on the FAO Forestry Department, which exists to "promote national and international action for the effective conservation, sustainable management and efficient utilization of forest and related resources as an integral element of land use systems."
Forest History Society Archival Guideseveral archival databases covering land use and natural resource issues.
Global Change Master Directory
GreenWiredaily environmental news.
Guided Tour on Wind Energy excellent site for information on wind power.
Habitat Restorationa master site for this field, it includes technical information on the evaluation and restoration of natural, physical and biological processes; the eradication of invasive species and reintroduction of extirpated plant and animal species; and the enhancement of degraded aquatic, wetland and/or terrestrial habitats.
National Pollution Prevention Center for Higher Educationa resource for campuses wishing to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
National Library for the Enviromentfull text of approximately 600 Congressional Research Service Reports dealing with environmental issues.
Sustainable Development/Economicsa set of bibliographies on issues such as watershed and wetlands management, transportation, agriculture and dry land management, economic incentives programs, etc., with sustainable development case studies from a number of countries.
Technology PolicyYahoo's guide to sites.
Transgenic crops: an introduction and resource guidean excellent summary of the work being done on transgenic crops.
Waste Biz.Comthe web magazine for environmental professionals.
World Resources Institutean enviromental think tank that "goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives."
World Resources Reports provides analysis and insight about major environmental and development issues. The different volumes of the report are the result of a unique partnership among the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the World Resources Institute.
World's Waterprovides up-to-date water information and data and web connections to organizations, institutions and individuals working on a wide range of global freshwater problems and solutions.
Zero Waste Americaa site devoted to reducing waste from the entire product life cycle, from manufacturing through consumer use. Files on laws and regulation, as well as proposed model legislation, and consumer and health information.

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