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Environmental Science Website Database

An online resource--over 100 rated sites pertaining to the environment

 

Site Index

How this website works:

There are over 100 sites on this page that deal with an area of environmental science. Many of these sites contain actual environmental data from research agencies, links to environmental information, or impressive articles that groups have written about environmental issues.

Rankings:

Homepages to prominent government environmental agencies are not ranked, but special directories within those homepages are.

All other sites receive two ratings, on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest. The ratings are relative, meaning that each site was compared to all the other sites on this page, and was assigned ratings based on how the site compared to the others. These ratings are Information and Usability. The Information rating is determined from the amount of helpful information that can be found on the site. The Usability rating is developed from several factors in a website. These factors are, in order of importance:

The best websites found have been boldfaced to aid in quicker website selection.

This website is divided into two sections. Section 1 contains websites that have been listed in Living in the Environment, the textbook by Miller that was used in NCSSM's first Environmental Science class (1999). Each website listed in that book has been visited, and based on the valuability of the website to our environmental science class, the website was ranked according to the ranking procedure above.

Section 1: Environmental Websites from Living in the Environment by Miller (see Site Index below)

Section 2: Environmental Websites found through Internet searches

 

Site Index:

  1. Environmental Problems and their Causes
  2. A Brief History of Resource Use and Conservation
  3. Critical Thinking: Science, Models, and Systems
  4. Matter and Energy Resources: Types and Concepts
  5. Ecosystems and How They Work: Connections in Nature
  6. Ecosystems: Niche, Species, Interactions, Succession, and Stability
  7. Climate, Weather, and Biodiversity
  8. Population Dynamics, Evolution, and Human Impacts
  9. Geologic Processes: The Dynamic Earth
  10. Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health
  11. Population Dynamics: Influencing Population Size
  12. Population Distribution: Urban Living and Sustainable Cities
  13. Deforestation and Loss of Biodiversity
  14. Global Warming and Ozone Loss
  15. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  16. Nonrenewable Energy Resources
  17. Air and Air Pollution
  18. Water --completed site summaries only up to here by 4/21/99. Partial summaries done for Section 2.
  19. Water Pollution
  20. Minerals and Soil
  21. Solid and Hazardous Waste
  22. Food Resources
  23. Protecting Food Resources: Pesticides and Pest Control
  24. Sustainable Ecosystems: Forests, Rangelands, Parks, and Wilderness
  25. Sustainable Wild Species

Section 2: Environmental Websites found through Internet searches --almost complete.

 

 

Section 1: Environmental Websites from Living in the Environment by Miller

Site

Summary

URL

1. Environmental Problems and their Causes (back to top)

National Library for the Environment: click on Your Neighborhood

General source of environmental information.

Information: 6

Usability: 7

http://www.cnie.org/nle/

Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

Can get ocean buoy, tsunami, hydrothermal vent, and atmospheric chemistry trace gas data.

Information: 7

Usability: 4

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/data.shtml

Data from Atmospheric Chemistry Trace Gas Program

Envirolink

Online environmental community. Info on animal rights, sustainable businesses, "green" lifestyle center.

Information: 7

Usability: 6

http://envirolink.org

Environmental Resources (Sonoma State University)

A wealth of environmental links--good for finding information to use in projects, research papers, etc.

Information: 9

Usability: 7

http://www.sonoma.edu/ensp/hot_list.html

World Population Clock

JavaScript clock that displays world population increase and allows one to compare today's population with previous years' populations (since 1970).

Information: 6

Usability: 8

http://sunsite.unc.edu/lunarbin/worldpop/

Yahoo's Environmental Index

Basic, thorough index of environmental webpages.

Information: 10

Usability: 5

http://www.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Environment_and_Nature/

2. A Brief History of Resource Use and Conservation (back to top)

John Muir Exhibit

Talks about the life of John Muir, an American naturalist, and offers information about his work. Sponsored by the Sierra Club.

Information: 4

Usability: 5

http://ice.ucdavis.edu/John_Muir/

WWW Virtual Library (University of Virginia)

A searchable index of over 1,000 environmental resources arranged alphabetically and by category.

Information: 10

Usability: 9

http://ecosys.drdr.virginia.edu/Environment.html

3. Critical Thinking: Science, Models, and Systems (back to top)

Earth from Space

Perhaps hundreds of images of the Earth's features (cities, landscapes, bodies of water, crop fields, weather patterns, etc.) 

Information: 10

Usability: 9

http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/

4. Matter and Energy Resources: Types and Concepts (back to top)

The Chemistry of Carbon

Explains the properties of carbon, and shows how the atoms of carbon are bonded together.

Information: 6

Usability: 6

http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/modules/carbon/carbon1.html

Mathematics and Molecules

 

 

Database of molecular structures and properties, including those of water and organic compounds. Best section: Click on Library of 3-D Molecular Structures.

Information: 10

Usability: 10

http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/

 

Library of 3-D Molecular Structures:

http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/library/

Periodic Table Exploration

Easy-to-access information about the elements, all the way up to element 112

Information: 8

Usability: 7

 

http://www.shef.ac.uk/chemistry/web-elements/main/index-nofr.html

 

5. Ecosystems and How They Work: Connections in Nature (back to top)

6. Ecosystems: Niche, Species, Interactions, Succession, and Stability

The Carbon Cycle

Large black-and-white JPEG image of the carbon cycle.

Information: 5

Usability: 4

http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS/LIVING_OCEAN/carbon_cycle.jpeg/

Studying Ocean Color from Space

Information on phytoplankton, why the ocean is blue, the carbon cycle, activities, and discussion questions for classes.

Information: 7

Usability: 8

http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEAWIFS/LIVING_OCEAN/

The National Environmental Data Index

Direct access to government environmental data and information descriptions.

Information: 7

Usability: 5

http://www.nedi.gov/NEDI-Catalog/

7. Climate, Weather, and Biodiversity (back to top)

Interactive Weather Information

This is the best website on weather seen yet. Pristine maps of all types of weather conditions across the country can be seen here, in full color, as if rendered in 3-D.

Information: 9

Usability: 10+

http://www.atmos.uiuc.edu/wxinfo.html

NOAA's Pacific Marine Environment Laboratory

Data on ocean phenomena (El Nino, tsunamis, hydrothermal vents).

Information: 8

Usability: 6

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/home/activities.shtml

GIS Data Depot

This is the place to go to download free geospatial data.

Information: unknown (did not download anything)

Usability: 5

http://www.gisdatadepot.com/

8. Population Dynamics, Evolution, and Human Impacts (back to top)

Big Bang Simulator

Looks like this might be a good site, but must download a plug-in to view VRML (virtual reality markup language) images.

Information: Unknown

Usability: Unknown

http://shebute.com/home.html

UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology

A wealth of information on taxonomy--go to On-Line Exhibits.

Information: 8

Usability: 8

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/

Environmental Change Network (Data)

Environmental data for the UK.

Information: 6

Usability: 5

http://www.nmw.ac.uk/ecn/

The UK Environmental Change Network's Online Tutorials

Pages designed as on-line weather and climate tutorials for students in the UK.

Information: 6

Usability: 7

http://www.nmw.ac.uk/ecn/Education/index.html

Landscape, Cataclysms, and Population Explosions

An Australian professor's research paper on the topics of landscapes, cataclysms, and population explosions.

Information: 6

Usability: 4

http://www.csu.edu.au/edmonton.html/

The Tree of Life

"...a project containing information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their history, and characteristics. The information is linked together in the form of the evolutionary tree that connects all organisms to each other."

Information: 8

Usability: 7

http://phylogeny.arizona.edu/tree/phylogeny.html

9. Geologic Processes: The Dynamic Earth (back to top)

Earthquake Information (USGS)

Database of resources on earthquakes.

Information: 6

Usability: 6

http://info.er.usgs.gov/network/science/earth/earthquake.html

Geological Surveys and Natural Resources Departments

Listing of state and foreign geological surveys, about halfway down the page.

Information: 7

Usability: 5

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/surveys.html

Geologic Information (USGS)

Geology homepage of the USGS (not the actual homepage).

Information: 7

Usability: 7

http://geology.usgs.gov/

Geologic Hazards

Images and information on earthquakes, geomagnetism, interactive maps, landslides.

Information: 7

Usability: 9

http://geohazards.cr.usgs.gov/welcome.html

US Geological Survey

Homepage of the US Geological Survey.

unranked

http://www.usgs.gov/

10. Risk, Toxicology, and Human Health (back to top)

Animal Rights

Animal rights links from Envirolink, an online environmental community.

Information: 4

Usability: 5

http://www.envirolink.org/arrs/

Biotechnology and Food (FDA)

Biotechnology and food information from the Food and Drug Administration.

Information: 7

Usability: 5

http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/biotechm.html

Environmental Health Standards

Must register first and log in with a user name and password, but this site looks promising as a database of environmental issues for "environmental professionals and businesses."

Information: Unknown

Usability: Unknown

http://www.envirosearch.com/

Environment, Safety, and Health (DOE)

Searchable library of environment, safety, and health information from the Department of Energy.

Information: 8

Usability: 6

http://www.tis.eh.doe.gov/docs/docs.html

The Envirofacts Warehouse's Toxic Chemicals Site

Searchable and browsable index of all chemicals currently monitored by the EPA's Major Program Systems: Air (AFS), Water (PCS), Hazardous Waste (RCRIS), Superfund (CERCLIS) and Toxics Release Inventory (TRIS).

Information: 8

Usability: 8

http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/emci/chemref/index.html

National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)

Health statistics page put out by the CDC.

Information: 6

Usability: 5

http://www.cdc.gov/nchswww/datawh/datawh.htm

Particulates and Premature Death

Article about how "thousands of early deaths could be averted with cleaner air standards."

Information: 6

Usability: 5

http://www.nrdc.org/find/aibresum.html

World Health Organization (WHO)

Homepage of the World Health Organization. Very thorough listing of diseases and great articles on family, reproductive, and environmental health.

Information: 10

Usability: 8

http://www.who.ch/

11. Population Dynamics: Influencing Population Size (back to top)

A National Survey of Families and Households

Downloadable results of a large national survey. This site is not yet complete; abstracts of the survey questions are available, but the statistics will not be posted until ~7/21/99.

Information: 7

Usability: unknown

http://ssc.wisc.edu/nsfh/avail.htm

Internet Resources for Demographers

Very thorough listing of demographic resources.

Information: 8

Usability: 5

http://members.tripod.com/~tgryn/demog.html

POPLINE

The "world's largest bibliographic population database," according to the site. Free population information and family planning CD-ROM available.

Information: 7

Usability: 5

http://www.jhuccp.org/popline/index.stm

Population Index on the Web

Searchable database allowing access to population and demographic literature. Hosted by Princeton University.

Information: 7

Usability: 6

http://popindex.princeton.edu/

Population Reference Bureau

Easy-to-use database of population growth and demographic articles. Wallcharts, posters, educational materials available for on-line use or order.

Information: 8

Usability: 8

http://www.prb.org/prb/

United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN)

Data on world population trends. Links to MEDLINE, a heavily-used medical database, and bibliographic resources.

Information: 7

Usability: 5

http://www.undp.org/popin/popin.htm

US Census Bureau Home Page

unranked

http://www.census.gov/

12. Population Distribution: Urban Living and Sustainable Cities (back to top)

Conservation Design for Subdivisions

Information on how to plan environmentally-friendly subdivisions, and how to select the proper lands for construction.

Information: 6

Usability: 7

http://www.webcom.com/pcj/arendt/con1.html

Noise Pollution Law

Cornell University-based website featuring the actual U.S. noise pollution law.

Information: 7

Usability: 6

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/ch65.html

OneWorld Development Education Online

An original resource on environmental education. Includes educational activities for younger and older kids, including recycling projects and estimating the size of one's environmental impact.

Information: 7

Usability: 8

http://www.oneworld.org/education/index.html

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Homes and Communities section of the US HUD. Information on the homeless, buying new homes, and HUD at work in communities.

unranked

http://www.hud.gov/

US Dept. of Transportation

Information about modes of transportation, road construction, traffic safety, airline safety, etc.

unranked

http://www.dot.gov

13. Deforestation and Loss of Biodiversity (back to top)

Brazilian Tropical Databases

This is the English version of the site. It contains information on species diversity, tropical ecosystems, and development; however, the articles are all written in Spanish. If a window appears for downloading Bitstream, Inc, click on No and close window. This appears to be a recurring problem.

Information: 8

Usability: 6

http://www.bdt.org.br/

National Resources of Canada

Available in both English and French. Very easy to navigate.

Information: 8

Usability: 7

http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/

Rainforest Action Network

Original resource for rainforest information, and things we can do to learn more about and to protect the rainforests.

Information: 7

Usability: 7

http://www.ran.org/ran/

ForestWorld

Claims to be the "Yahoo of the forest products industry." The site has been shut down for repairs, and should be working by ~7/21/99.

Information: Unknown

Usability: Unknown

http://www.forestworld.com/

14. Global Warming and Ozone Loss (back to top)

EPA and Ozone Depletion

A wealth of information on ozone depletion.

Information: 8

Usability: 6

http://www.epa.gov/docs/ozone/index.html

Ocean Planet (an online Smithsonian exhibition)

This site contains lessons, activities, and other educational material for learning about the ocean.

Information: 10

Usability: 8

http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/search_educational_materials.html

Ozone Depletion and Global Warming

 A collection of links from the University of Oregon on alternative energy sources, energy efficiency, and environmental organizations.

Information: 8

Usability: 7

http://zebu.uoregon.edu/energy.html

Paleoenvironmental Data of Past Climate Change

Contains a database of paleoclimatic data from the NOAA Paleoclimatology Program.

Information: 7

Usability: 5

http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/paleo.html

15. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (back to top)

Bioenergy Information Network

"A gateway to information about fuels and power produced from biomass: fast-growing trees, grasses, residues, and wastes."

Information: 6

Usability: 4

http://www.esd.ornl.gov/bfdp/

Essential Information

A listing of "essential," somewhat related organizations.

Information: 5

Usability: 4

http://www.essential.org

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (DOE)

The Department of Energy's online resource for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Information: 8

Usability: 10

http://www.eren.doe.gov/

Energy Information Administration (DOE)

The Special Features section of this page contains interesting links to energy resources, including a kid's page and an energy quiz.

Information: 8

Usability: 7

http://www.eia.doe.gov/

National Energy Foundation

Nonprofit source of educational materials and programs related to energy, resources, and the environment.

Information: 6

Usability: 5

http://www.xmission.com/~nef/

National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)

Contains links to alternative fuels sites and basic facts on renewable energy and resources.

Information: 8

Usability: 9

http://www.nrel.gov/

CalStart

Source for "advanced transportation news and information," including news on alternative fuel vehicles and emerging technology.

Information: 8

Usability: 7

http://www.calstart.org/calindex3.html

Sandia National Laboratories Renewable Energy Technologies

Technical information on solar cell creation, wind, and geothermal energy.

Information: 7

Usability: 7

http://www.sandia.gov/Renewable_Energy/renewable.html

Sustainable Energy Resources

Filled with information on all types of energy sources, resources, and efficient living.

Information: 10

Usability: 9

http://solstice.crest.org/online/aeguide/

Wind Energy Investigations

Simple activities designed to allow kids to investigate wind energy.

Information: 6

Usability: 5

http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/units/energy/windguide.html

16. Nonrenewable Energy Resources (back to top)

Fossil Fuel Issues

The historical price of gas and the changing amount of energy consumption of the US.

Information: 4

Usability: 3

http://zebu.uoregon.edu/fossil.html

Nuclear Information WWW Server

All one needs to know about nuclear power, research, and organizations.

Information: 8

Usability: 6

http://nuke.WestLab.com

Radioactive Waste: Transmutation

Information on how to "deactivate" nuclear waste.

Information: 8

Usability: 7

http://www.nea.fr/html/trw/index.html

Table of the Nuclides

Easy-to-navigate information about all the known nuclides (isotopes, or atoms with varying mass numbers)

Information: 10

Usability: 8

http://hpngp01.kaeri.re.kr/CoN/index.html

Sustainable Fusion--US Fusion Energy Sciences Program

Links to fusion labs in the US and information on fusion.

Information: 7

Usability: 6

http://wwwofe.er.doe.gov/

US Department of Energy

unranked

http://www.doe.gov/

US Department of Energy--Office of Fossil Energy

unranked

http://www.fe.doe.gov/

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

unranked

http://www.nrc.gov/

17. Air and Air Pollution (back to top)

Acid Rain FAQs

Things to know about acid rain.

Information: 7

Usability: 5

http://www.ns.doe.ca/aeb/ssd/Acid/acidFAQ.html

Clean Air Act

Cornell University-based website featuring the actual U.S. Clean Air Act law.

Information: 7

Usability: 6

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/ch85.html

Indoor Air Quality

This site has information on common indoor air pollutants, and offers ways to improve the quality of air in an indoor environment. Free educational videos can be obtained from a section in this site.

Information: 8

Usability: 8

http://www.epa.gov/iaq/

National Pollution Prevention Center for Higher Education

Contains educational materials and resources on pollution prevention.

Information: 8

Usability: 6

http://www.umich.edu/~nppcpub/

Radon Home Page

Information on radon, hosted by the US Geological Survey.

Information: 6

Usability: 5

http://sedwww.cr.usgs.gov:8080/radon/radonhome.html

18. Water (back to top)

Columbia River

 

http://www.cqs.washington.edu/crisp/

Hydrology Web

 

http://terrassa.pnl.gov:2080/HydroWeb.html/

Texas Environmental Center Encyclopedia of Water Terms

 

http://www.tec.org/tec/terms2.html

Water Data (USGS)

 

http://h2o.usgs.gov/public/wid/html/WD.html

The Water FAQ

 

http://www.siouxlan.com/water/faq.html/#imp/5/

Water on Line

 

http://agency.resource.ca.gov/ceres/WOL/home.html

Water Web Home Page

 

http://www.waterweb.com/

Water Wiser

 

http://www.waterwiser.org/

19. Water Pollution (back to top)

Clean Water Act

 

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/33/ch26.html

Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN)

 

http://www.igc.apc.org/green/green.html

Great Lakes

 

http://www.great-lakes.net/

Groundwater Pollution

 

http://h2o.usgs.gov/public/wid/html/GW.html

Ocean Planet

 

http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean-planet.html

Pesticide Movement in Groundwater

 

http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu/txt/fairs/19828

Soil and Water Science Handbook

 

http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu/txt/fairs/19835

US Drinking Water Regulations

Cornell University-based website featuring regulations on US drinking water.

Information: 7

Usability: 6

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/300g-1.html

Water Pollution

 

http://www.tribnet.com/environ/env_watp.htm/

Water Quality Information Center

 

http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/AgrEnv/Water

20. Minerals and Soil (back to top)

Cornell Composting

 

http://cnwm.berkeley.edu/cnwm/cnwm.html/

Mineral Resources Survey (USGS)

 

http://minerals.er.usgs.gov/

Minerals and Energy Resources

 

http://www.vuw.ac.nz/~li899mib.resguide/energy.html

National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory

 

http://soils.ecn.purdue.edu:20002/~wepp/nserl.html

Rotweb: Home Composting

 

http://net.indra.com/~topsoil/Compost_Menu.html

Soil Science Links

 

http://www.wolfe.net/~psmall/soil.html

 Soil/Water Relationships

 

http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu/txt/fairs/19828

Soil and Water Science Handbook

 

http://hammock.ifas.ufl.edu/txt/fairs/19835

21. Solid and Hazardous Waste (back to top)

CERCLA Superfund Law

Cornell University-based website featuring the actual Superfund law.

Information: 7

Usability: 6

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/ch103.html

Chemical Fact Sheets

 

http://www.epa.gov/chemfact/chemical/

Econet's Ecojustice Resources

 

http://www.igc.apc.org/envjustice/

Ecowatch

 

http://www.cadvision.com/Home_Page/accounts/vut/ecowatch.htm

Global Recycling Network

 

http://grn.com/grn/

 Green Design and Manufacturing

 

http://euler.berkeley.edu/green/cgdm.html

 Hazardous Exposure

 

http://pages.prodigy.com/EXPOSED/

Hazardous Materials Management

 

http://www.io.org/~hzmatmg/

 Incineration and Environment

 

http://sun1.bham.ac.uk/c.m.tarpey/phil.htm

 Integrated Sustainable Management of Wastes

 

http://www.wrfound.org/uk/

 Library of Toxic Substances

 

Gopher://ecosys.drdr.virginia.edu:70/11/library/gen/toxics

 National Materials Exchange Network

 

http://www.earthcycle.com/g/p/earthcycle/

 Recycler's World

 

http://granite.sentex.net:80/recycle/

 Recycling Resources

 

http://grn.com/library/hot_list.htm

 Reduce, Reuse: Cygnus

 

http://cygnus-group.com

Waste Management Education and Research Consortium

 

http://www.nmsu.edu:80/~werc/

22. Food Resources (back to top)

Agricultural Economics Virtual Library

 

http://www.ttu.edu:80/~aecovl/

Aquaculture

 

http://www.ansc.purdue.edu/aquanic/

Food and Nutrition Web Sites

 

http://www.mother.com/agaccedd/FoodNut.html

Food Labeling

 

http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/label.html

Food Safety (FDA)

 

http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html

Hunger Web

 

http://www.brown.edu/departments/world-hunger-program/html/

National Agricultural Library

 

http://www.nalusda.gov/

National Agriculture Safety Database

 

http://agen.ufl.edu/~nasd/nasdhome.html

Seafood Net Information Center

 

http://www-seafood.ucdavis.edu/

Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program

 

http://www.sarep.ucdavis.edu/

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

 

http://www.fao.org/

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

 

http://www.usda.gov/

USDA General Information

 

http://www.usda.gov/news/news.htm

US Fisheries Protection

 

http://www.netspace.org/MFCN/

World Crisis Network

 

http://www.ghn.org/wcn/

23. Protecting Food Resources: Pesticides and Pest Control (back to top)

Biocontrol Network

 

http://www.usit.net/hp/bionet/Bionet.html

Food Additives (FDA)

 

http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/foodadd.html

Insecticides Law

 

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/7/ch6.html

24. Sustainable Ecosystems: Forests, Rangelands, Parks, and Wilderness (back to top)

Biosphere Reserves (Man and the Biosphere)

 

http://ice.ucdavis.edu/MAB/

National Wildlife Federation

 

http://www.nws.org/nws

UN List of National Parks and Protected Areas

 

http://www.wcmc.org.uk/data/database/un_combo.html

25. Sustainable Wild Species (back to top)

Botanical Conservation

 

http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/Biology/CBCN/homepage.html

Cetaceans Home Page

 

http://kingfish.ssp.nmfs.gov/tmcintyr/cetacean/cetacean.html

Earth Wise Journeys

 

http://www.teleport.com/~earthwyz/

Endangered Species Act

Cornell University-based website featuring the actual U.S. Endangered Species Act.

Information: 7

Usability: 6

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/22/2151q.html

International List of Endangered Species

 

http://www.wcmc.org.uk/data/database/rl_anml_combo.html

National Audubon Society

 

http://www.audubon.org/audubon/

 

Section 2: Web Sites for the Environment, found through Internet Searches

(back to top)

Site

URL

Summary

United Nations 1998 Revision of the World Population Estimates and Projections

 

http://www.popin.org/pop1998/

United States Popclock

From the U.S. Census Bureau. Lists how many births and deaths take place each second.

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/popclock

World Popclock

From the U.S. Census Bureau. Gives previous monthly population counts.

http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/ipc/popclockw

World Population

The JavaScript-based population clock that shows how many people are added to the world's population per second, and allows the user to compare the current population with previous world populations.

http://metalab.unc.edu/lunarbin/worldpop

World-Village Project, The

"If we were to reduce the world population to a village of 1000 inhabitants; then this would be our reality..." Very informative website-it shows on a smaller scale (of 1000 people) how the world population is split up into economic, ethnic, and religious groups, etc.

http://www.worldvillage.org/

Latent Energy Environments

By Filippo Menczer and Rik Belew

An artificial life model and simulator of controlled complexity, using endogenous fitness. Software and documentation available for Unix and Macintosh.

http://dollar.biz.uiowa.edu/~fil/LEE/

Unit converters, statistics, maps from PlanetDiary

 

http://www.planetdiary.com/measurements/index.html

PlanetDiary

 

http://www.planetdiary.com/

Radiation at PlanetDiary

 

http://www.planetdiary.com/background/radi.html

The Nine Planets

Multimedia tour of the solar system

http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html

Neptune's dark spot has disappeared!

Planetary environmental science page.

http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/neptune.html

EPA Envirofacts Warehouse-

Similar to Scorecard.

http://www.epa.gov/enviro/index_java.html

EPA Center for Environmental Information and Statistics

Has county-level data and the ability to produce maps.

http://www.epa.gov/ceis/

Consumer Recycling Resources Guide

An excellent starting point for those consumers searching for recycling information Includes listing of local recycling information by state.

http://www.obviously.com/recycle/

Environmental Education on the Internet

 

http://eelink.net/

Envirolink

An online environmental community. Animal rights, sustainable businesses, green living center (how to live more nature-friendly).

http://www.envirolink.org/

Environmental Defense Fund Worldwide

 

http://www.edf.org/

Environmental Information Center

Site on environmental law

http://www.webcom.com/~staber/

The online energy resource

 

http://www.energy.com/

EPA online

 

http://www.epa.gov/

Geoindicators: Tools for assessing rapid environmental changes

Wonderful resource for environmental/ecological monitoring and environmental reporting.

http://www.gcrio.org/geo/title.html

GCDIS: Gateway to Global Change Data and Information

 

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/

The GW Green University Initiative

look under environmental information resources for all these things and more:

http://www.gwu.edu/~greenu/

U.S. Environmental Resources by Name

http://www.gwu.edu/~greenu/oga.html

By Subject

http://www.gwu.edu/~greenu/subject.html

International Environmental Resources by Country

 

http://www.gwu.edu/~greenu/inter.html

The site I last visited

 

http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/stegner/ecolink.html

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