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Recent Additions to This Section
(This section features sites added to the page in the last few weeks.
Each link is cross-referenced on the page in its proper category.)

Endangered Species Program

Gray Wolf Information

Yellowstone Wolves


LOCATE ORGANIZATIONS/GOVT. AGENCIES/STATISTICS

Environmental Organization WebDirectory

OSHA Inspection Reports
Searchable database of federal and state OSHA inspection reports.

Environmental Resources on the Internet
Links on environmental Web sites, online publications, news groups.

Public Interest Research Groups
Consumer protection, environmental groups, dangerous toys, etc.

EnviroFacts
Envirofacts Warehouse Safe Drinking Water Information Web site includes a searchable database on drinking water violations; search by state, county and water company.

Friends of the Earth International
FOEI is the world's largest grassroots environmental network campaigning to protect the environment and to create sustainable societies. Friends of the Earth U.S. is the U.S. voice of an influential, international network of 70 grassroots groups working in 70 countries.

Rocky Mountain Institute
Description: "An entrepreneurial, non-profit organization that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to create a more secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world."

The Right to Know Network
Searchable databases on environment, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, toxic site maps, etc.

Congressional Accountability Project
Site, which claims to fight corruption in Congress, offers information ranging from pay and perks to ethics.

Environmental Organization Web Directory
Great one-stop listing of government agencies that deal with environmental issues.

Environmental Media Services Experts Database
Look up ag, chemistry and environment experts.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Defense Fund

U.S. National Park Service

U.S. Public Interest Research Group
A Washington, D.C.-based retail trade group.

Geological Society of America

Fusion Power
A British research site on a new type of energy that could make oil obsolete.

PETA

MSNBC's Terminal Planet section
A super site on several environmental issues, from the Greenhouse Effect to dangerous diseases.

Energy Web Directory
Hundreds of links to energy and environmental issues, many from California, some national.

Science and Military Resources on the Net
Several helpful links, including citizen organizations, social science resources and science/technology.

Earth Science World-American Geological Institute

Greenpeace.org
Site for environmental activists group has a library of press releases, video and headlines.

Endangered Species Program

Gray Wolf Information

Yellowstone Wolves

League of Conservation Voters
Scorecard on environmental issues.

Surfrider Foundation
Membership info., photos, a few press releases on coastal issues.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Park Guide
Search parks by name, location or activities.


INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT SITES

The Nature Conservancy
Search a database of GLOBAL environment news from this site created by a non-profit organization.

Society of Environmental Journalists

International Federation of Environmental Journalists

Journalism UK Science and Environment Page
Dozens of links to issues in Great Britain.

National Environment Research Council
Great Britain environmental foundation site.


ENVIRONMENTAL ACCIDENTS/PUBLIC SAFETY

Also see the Public Safety Page

EPA's Toxic Release Inventory
"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."

EPA Air Pollution Stats

Green Vehicle Guide
Helps you choose the most fuel-efficient and cleanest car engine.

EmergencyNet News Today
Site monitors current and potential political, social an natural crises.

Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
A non-profit organization monitors waste from computer corporations in Northern California.

Information About Nuclear Accidents
Background on the worst accidents in history. You can find similar information in a print almanac.

Hazardous Waste Risk
This new federal EPA site helps you evaluate the risks from hazardous waste sites.

Nuclearfiles.org
A good list of nuclear accidents.

Infoplease Nuclear Accidents Page

Oil Spills links
Links to associations and government agencies that deal with oil spills.

Toxic Release Data
TRI has stats broken down by geography, industry, facility, company, etc.

Environmental Defense Fund Toxic Release Data
Similar to TRI site, has stats broken down by geography, industry, facility, company, etc.

PBS Frontline Plague Wars Site
Bio warfare site includes interviews with scientists and government intelligence officials.

Time Bombs
Two stories from the Chicago Reader, an alternative newsweekly, about how deregulated safety measures have left our atomic energy plants vulnerable to a terrorist attack.

Understanding the Nuclear Threat

Institute of Industrial Relations Library
Resources covering global trade, employment and environmental issues.

Natural Resources Defense Council Papers
NRDC makes available papers relating to the White House energy task force.


WILDLIFE/OUTDOORS

American Lung Association: State of the Air 2002
A ranking of the cleanest and dirtiest air, city-by-city. See where yours ranks. Also graded by region.

National Park Guide
Search parks by name, location or activities.

The Humane Society of America
A database of shelters, press releases, statistics and backgrounders on animal cruelty.

National Geographic
The bible of environmental stories and photography.

Equipped To Survive
A resource for journalists researching topics related to wilderness, marine, aviation and urban survival. Equipped To Survive is a non-profit site offering independent reviews of survival gear and information on survival skills, techniques and resources and search and rescue information and resources.

All Species: Whole Earth Catalog
An attempt to name every plant, animal in microbe on earth.

National Geographic's Nature's Fury
Words, images and video on wildfires, hurricanes, etc.

Life Under Antarctic Sea Ice
A university exploration team files weekly field notes and tapes seal sounds.

Wildlife Conservation

The Audubon Society

World Wildlife Fund

Green Adviser
An environmental advocacy site that features consumer tips, advice on Buying green products, information on recycling, outdoor recreation, and "green diet" features and recipes.

Scorecard
Green Adviser?s zip code-based pollution site.

Nature Journals
Links to stories and dozens of helpful research tools.

CNN's Nature News Page
Daily nature-related news from CNN.com.

Planet Save
Environmental news stories, a green-living portal.

Woods Hole (Mass.) Oceanographic Institution:
Department of Chemistry and Geochemistry

Links to current research, web sites and more.

ENature.com: Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Animal Planet's Web site

Recreation.gov
A government guide to parks.

PEER
Environmental and animal protection.

Joel Sartore's Wildlife and Enviornment Links

MotherNatureFanClub.com
An information rich portal-directory of nature Web sites. Ecology, environment and nature research, news and exploration.

Wolftracker.com
Another great site by National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore.

Global Relief
Site dedicated to saving forests.

For My World
Environmental Defense Fund and the National Wildlife Federation built this site that explores pollution and other environmental hazards by city and county.

National Outdoor Leadership School

Museum of Natural History
Several cool online exhibits.

Camp 41: Brazilian Institute for Research in the Amazon

Xeriscape
A water conservation site for gardening with many resources, including book lists, articles, video, etc.

EndangeredSpecie.com

Shark Attacks

National Wildlife Refuge Association

Wild Kingdom
A look back at the nature series.

Everything Floral
NeoFlora bills itself as the world's largest plant database, with more than 38,000 entries.

CalFlora
From the Digital Libary Project at UC Berkeley, this database offers more than 8,000 plant names, many with photos.

Botanical Gardens

Plant Information
Tips from the New York Botanical Garden. Staff members also answer e-mail.

Farm Sanctuary: Shelter and Adoptions

Endangered Species

Earth's Endangered Creatures
At-risk species by region.

Endangered Species Coalition

National Pest Management Association
Some good media informaiton on chemicals, etc.

Cockfighting Laws
From the Humane Society: A state by state listing of laws on cockfighting.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
A good quick-reference for identifying and spelling names of plants and flora.


MISCELLANEOUS ENVIRONMENT SITES

Physical Sciences Information Gateway
Launched on Sept. 17, 2001, PSIgate is the physical sciences hub for the UK's Resource Discovery Network (RDN). From this page, users can search the PSIgate database, search an expanded catalog (PSIgate+) generated by harvesting pages from the PSIgate database, or search across RDN databases. Returns include resources focused on astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, history of science, and more.

American Lung Association: State of the Air 2002
A ranking of the cleanest and dirtiest air, city-by-city. See where yours ranks. Also graded by region.

Geologists and Earth Scientists
Biographies of leaders in these fields of study.

American Society of Testing and Materials
News and information from this regulatory agency includes a consultants directory.

Netronline Public Records
Includes access to some environmental public records.

Geological Society of America

National Geographic: Conservation
Interactive maps and other resources.

PBS: Evolution
Web site based on the miniseries. Includes background information, photos and videos.

Faultline
A new California's environmental magazine.

The Ecology Center
Publishes a paper quarterly, Terrain; there's a link on the main site.

The National Atlas of the United States
A set of interactive maps, including some special maps on volcanoes, exotic species, vegetationgrowth, federal Indian land areas, hazardous waste, nuclear sites, etc. The site is updated weekly.

Institute for Local Self-Reliance
A superb environment site.

HealthyBuilding.net
Another superb environment site.

Planeta.com
Eco-travels in Latin America. News articles, search, resources and more!

GreenBiz.com
Comprehensive resource of environmental information, tools and data aimed at the mainstream business community.

The Why Files
From the National Science Foundation, this site looks at the science, math and technology questions behind the news.

Outdoor Writers Association of America

Audubon.org Outdoors Site
All things nature: hiking trails, outdoor activities, etc.

Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce - Environmental Coverage
Daily news coverage of Pacific Northwest, national and international environmental issues.

Recycled Waste News

State Recycling Association Contacts

USDA: Animal Care Compliance
Zoo inspections, studies, etc.

Recycler's World
Information on recycling just about any material you can think of.

EcoBadGuys
Environmental news and commentary from veteran enviro-journalists James Ridgeway and Jeffrey St. Clair.

BacteriaMuseum.org

Google's Environmental Issues Directory
Dozens of great links.

Lycos Environment News
A daily update of environmental news.

Yahoo! Environmental News
Another daily news feed.

MSNBC Environment Page

The Amicus Journal
A quarterly environmental magazine online.

St. Petersburg Times: The Politics of Sand
How some cities are spending tax money to replenish sand on their beaches.

EcoTopics International

BioTech's Life Science Dictionary
More than 6,700 terms with biochemestry, toxicology, medicine, ecology and more.

OPECInfo.org

FuelEconomy.gov
Several price comparison tools and more.

Fusion Power
A British research site on a new type of energy that could make oil obsolete.
University of Nebraska Environmental Resource Center Links

Internet Resources for Earth Sciences
A super set of links from Cal Berkeley.

WWW Virtual Library: Earth Sciences

Official U.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
Background, research, regional sites, seismic networks and more.

Volcano Live
Updated news and Webcams on eruptions around the world.

Ask a Volcanologist

U.S. Geographical Survey: Earthquakes
Use the image map to select a state and read about earthquake activity.

EPA's Energy Star Program
Conservation tips and news.

NYU's Nelson Institute of Environmental Medicine

Sprawlwatch.org
This watchdog group offers a clearinghouse of stories on urban sprawl and the legislation to stop it. Hs a state-by-state summary of how state open space legislation is dying on the vine from budget cuts.

Other Urban Sprawl Web Sites
Dozens of great links to organizations and activist groups.

Web Nature Directory
A directory- portal of nature education, news, research and exploration of our changing relationship to Mother Nature.

Center for Marine Conservation

Caribbean Conservation

The Sierra Club

Pollen.com
A great site for allergy sufferers or anyone writing about allergy season.

California's Pacific Gas & Electric
The site features several pages related to the blackouts, including maps, company bankruptcy documents and more.

Biotechnology Links

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Story Ideas
A great place for news tips, stats and more.

Food and Agriculture Organization of America
Stories and press releases on global trends, economics, forestry and more.

U.S. Board on Geographic Names Database

Earth Times

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Environics.net

Annenberg Public Policy Center

Wavegen.com
A cool site about using oceans to generate electricity.

The Natural History Museum Dinosaur Directory
Your kid knows 'em all, but you don't.

U.S. Geological Society
Detailed explanations tailored to the media.

Swell.com
Look up real surfing spots.

The Mountain Institute

HazardMaps.Gov
A web-based collection of natural hazards, and supporting, data. The site comprises two main components: The WebGIS Atlas and The Hazards Data Exchange. The service has numerous interactive options to create customized maps.

National Ice Center
Updates and information from government body.

BioSeeker

BSG Online

NOVA
PBS show has a site dedicated to science, environmental issues and math. Links to top news stories in the categories.

NASA's Life Science Data Archive

Discover the Outdoors
It's more of an outdoor sportsmen's site, but it does have some helpful links.

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