Environment & Global Issues
Being aware of your environment is more than just noticing the weather!
For up-to-date information about your environment and issues around the world, direct your
browser to the numerous sites dedicated to environmental and global issues that are listed
in this category. Topics range from conservation, disasters, and ecology to pollution,
preservation, and recycling.
Documents Amway's environmental efforts including the on-complex
recycling center, participation in cleanup programs, Amway's environmental sponsorships,
and their environmental awards.
BASF is a very large international company well known for its manufacture
of chemicals, plastics, nylon fibers, magnetic media, and more. They are committed to
pollution prevention, ecology, and environmental care. This page contains much information
about BASF's dedication to environmental preservation.
Benchmark Environmental Consulting: Business &
Benchmark undertakes research and policy projects seeking innovative
responses to the interface between international business, economic development, and
environmental protection. Current research areas include environmental management systems;
trade-investment-and-environment; public participation; and agricultural biodiversity.
Services are available through a publication program, through contracted consultant
services, and through an active conference speaking and training schedule.
Chrysler CorporationRecycling &
Chrysler's environmental page which documents their push to minimize
waste. Recycling projects and conservation procedures are documented. Also available are
full size images of Chrysler's print ads on environmental goals, conservation, and
Department of the Navy Environmental Programs
This site documents the U.S. Navy's environmental programs, including
conservation, compliance, cleanup, pollution prevention, technology, and environmental
Disaster's Edge Environmental Education Center
This company offers environmental training workshops targeted at specific
groups. Children, high school students, and adults alike can benefit from an environmental
training session with these guys. They also do custom workshops.
DuPont: Safety, Health, and the Environment
DuPont's dedication to the environment is clearly demonstrated at their
Web site. You can read their commitment, view their Environmental Audit, and review their
official report to the EPA at this site.
ECS Underwriting, Inc.
Environmental insurance protection for industry worldwide. Environmental
risk management case studies, lists of exposures, insurance coverage offered. Articles by
environmental insurance experts. Find out how to manage environmental liability risk.
Envirobiz Environmental Professional Services
Envirobiz Environmental Professional Services includes a searchable
directory of world-wide environmental consulting firms, transporters and facilities;
links, and a directory of environmental trade associations.
Environmental Search Home Page
Environmental Search, Inc. searches environmental records specializing in
high quality geocoded mapping and reporting of environmental sites for ASTM standard site
assessments and transaction screenings.
Ford Environmental Report
This site is the environmental report from Ford Motor Company.
Alternatives to gas-powered vehicles, automotive recycling, and "How to Drive
Green" are among the topics explored.
Global Network of Environment & Technology
The Global Network of Environment & Technology (GNET) utilizes the
latest in communications and information technology to bring together the people,
processes, and policies that shape the environmental marketplace. More than an information
archive on the $400 billion environmental industry, GNET provides services to enhance your
organization's efforts to communicate, exchange information, and conduct business.
Goldman Prize Winners
In 1996, the Goldman Environmental Foundation of San Francisco awarded a
total of $450,000 to six environmental heroes from around the world. This page tells the
story of each of these heroes, from whom every environmentalist can draw inspiration.
GreenWare Environmental Systems Inc.
GreenWare Environmental Systems Inc. integrates environmental law,
business management and environmental accounting and auditing expertise with its strength
in information technology. Visit the site for more information on environmental management
and auditing software, environmental publications and an annotated list of online
Industry CanadaCanadian Environmental
CES is a multimedia tool designed to provide an instant response to
environmental problems. In seconds, specific solutions to problems can be found, along
with profiles of the companies that provide these solutions.
ISO 14000: News and Views
Environmental, law, ISO 14000, environmental management system,
environmental auditing, environmental newsletter, ISO 14000 certification, ISO links.
MCS Environmental, Inc.
MCS Environmental, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in
Missoula, MT with a branch office in Spokane, WA. MCS specializes in site assessments,
geologic and hydrogeologic consulting, ISO 14000, environmental management systems, and
asbestos and lead consulting.
Modern Technologies CorpEnvironmental
Describes MTC's environmental, health, and safety services and software,
including the LINDEN Environmental Management System, InforM Safety Data System,
Compliance Assistant. Also describes ISO 14000 services, MSDS Management services,
Chemical Management Outsourcing, Environmental Reporting, and more. Includes press
releases and demo program downloads.
Multinational Environment and Social Assessment
Environmental and social impact assessments for international development
projects. Consulting services for private energy developers, engineering firms and
insurance underwriters. Environmental audits, due diligence, site contamination
assessments, political risk, resettlement and rehabilitation. Experience with multilateral
lending agency (World Bank, IFC) environmental guidelines. A close knit group of
internationally known professionals in specialized fields.
PCCI Marine and Environmental Engineers
Today's environmental issues, compliance, public relations, risk
management, worker safety, prevention, cost control, take expert planning, training, and
management skills. This site provides information on PCCI, Inc., which for 20 years has
provided its clients solutions to the most complex marine and terrestrial pollution
problems facing business. Practical experience in environmental and marine engineering.
Alaska Safari Club Home Page
Safari Club International is a group of conservationist hunters. They
believe that the best method of preservation is controlled hunting to keep habitat and
herds balanced. Interestingly, a list of animals that have become un-endangered thanks to
selective hunting is included.
American Association of Zoo Keepers
This non-profit organization, made up of professional zoo keepers, is
dedicated to animal care and conservation. Browse this site to learn how you can help save
the endangered Eurasian Lynx population. While you're at it, try your hand at
"Bowling for Rhinos".
Learn how you can help the environment by planting a tree in your
community. Learn about the many Arbor Day programs for supplying trees to communities and
educating the population about the importance of trees.
Atlantic Salmon Federation
As if the salmon of North America didn't have enough trouble having to
swim upstream, now they have the possibility of extinction to contend with. The ASF's goal
is to find solutions to all issues that could possibly affect the salmon's survival.
Australian Wildlife Conservation, Earth Sanctuaries
Earth Sanctuaries is the most successful wildlife conservation project in
the world. Have reintroduced numerous endangered species back into the wild; self
supporting through tourism and investment.
Butterfly Website: Conservation and Ecology, The
Provides articles calling for the conservation of butterflies. Also has
articles describing the Montes Azules Biosphere Preserve which includes butterfly ranching
among its many projects.
Conservation Breeding Specialist Group
A conservation group who's mission is "to assist conservation of
threatened animal and plant species through scientific management of small populations in
wild habitats, with linkage to captive populations where needed." Check out their
site to learn more about their programs and publications, read the current issue of their
newsletter, or find out how you can assist.
Learn all about the company that works in rain forests, coastal and coral
reef systems, dry forests, deserts, and wastelands in over twenty-two countries. Also,
find out what you can do to assist actor Harrison Ford, Intel Chairman/CEO Gordon Moore,
and the rest of CI in their ongoing fight to conserve our environment.
Coral Reef Alliance, The
This site is the diving-in point for an alliance made up of snorkelers,
divers, and others who realize the value of our coral reefs and are working to preserve
them. The alliance sponsors a number of conservation projects which you can sign up for
Endangered Plants: Images
When one thinks of endangered species, one typically thinks solely of
animals. Several species of plants , however, are threatened and endangered as well. They
are shown here along with information regarding their status and location.
View recent additions to the endangered species list, as well as the
entire list sorted by group or region. View a list of extinct animals. This site also
contains many images of creatures on the list.
GreenLife SocietyNorth America
The goal of the GLSNA is to contribute to the protection and conservation
of endangered flora and fauna. They feel that every species has a right to exist
regardless of whatever resource value they hold for man. The organization was founded in
1983 and is staffed primarily by volunteers.
International Palm Society
The IPS is a group consisting of almost 3,000 members in over 80
countries dedicated to study, culture, and preservation of palm trees around the world.
Their Web site gives general information about the society, membership information, and
offers access to several palm oriented publications.
International Wildlife Education & Conservation
A great resource for people who want to learn about wildlife conservation
and how to get involved in hands-on projects. IWEC's unique projects include: wildlife
adoption, animal-assisted therapy, enrichment for captive wildlife, endangered species
reproduction, wildlife rehabilitation, ecotravel, wildlife kits, and many others. This is
a new no-nonsense, grassroots organization which believes in the reinforcement of the
human-animal bond and the respect & well-being of all living creatures.
John Muir Exhibit
Learn about the great naturalist, conservationist, and founder of the
Sierra Club. The site includes pictures, a time line of Muir's life, his writings, and
more. Learn how to celebrate "John Muir Day".
League of Conservation Voters
The League believes that the best way to achieve environmental results is
through successful environmental legislation. Their goal is to elect members to congress
who truly care about the environment. They provide a scorecard, which lets the public know
how the House and Senate rate in environmental voting, in addition to providing a means to
contact representatives to let them know that we care and are watching them.
Maine Solar House
A great way to conserve energy (thereby reducing strain on the
environment) is by using sustainable forms of energy. This site is an example of the
practical use of solar energy in a home. It includes house plans and information about
solar heat and energy.
Marine Fish Conservation Network, The
Due to decades of overfishing, our nation's marine life is severely
depleted, and fisheries are going bankrupt. Learn how you can be part of the solution to
this marine crisis.
Mr. Solar Home Page
"Mr. Solar" is a man in Utah who along with his wife has been
living on solar energy for over eighteen years. His goal is to help everyone become as
self sufficient as he and his wife have been. His site includes the "Ask Mr.
Solar" column, over 100 articles on alternative energy, and how-tos on setting up
your own solar electric system.
National Association of Service and Conservation
The National Association of Service and Conservation Corps (NASCC) is the
membership organization for youth corps programs. NASCC serves as an advocate, central
reference point and source of assistance for the growing number of state and local youth
corps around the country.
National Audubon Society
Get background information on the Society, its namesake John James
Audubon, and his natural art. Find your local chapter and get membership information. You
can even join online.
National Recreation and Park Association ( NRPA )
Home page of the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA). NRPA
is committed to advancing parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that
enhance the quality of life for all people.
Northeast Document Conservation Center
The Northeast Document Conservation Center specializes in the
conservation of paper-based materials including books, documents, art on paper, and
photographs. NEDCC also offers microfilming and photographic duplication services,
disaster assistance, preservation consulting, and educational outreach.
Redwood Region Audubon Society
The Redwood Region Audubon Society is a local chapter of the National
Audubon Society. Its parent organization is among the oldest and largest private
conservation organizations in the world. The society works on behalf of natural heritage
through environmental education and conservation action. It protects wildlife in more than
seventy sanctuaries from coast to coast.
A nonprofit land conservancy (the oldest in California), the fund works
to protect redwood forests from threats such as population growth and logging. Learn how
you can help keep these magnificent trees available for public enjoyment.
Surfrider Foundation USA
This grassroots eco-surf organization is dedicated to the preservation of
biological diversity on our coasts. They emphasize low-impact "surfaris" and
environmental education among surfers and others to maintain a synergy between man and
USDANatural Resources Conservation Service
The NRCS helps private landowners to develop conservation systems suited
to their land. They also work with rural and urban communities alike to reduce erosion,
conserve water, and solve other resource problems.
Wildlife Conservation Society/ Bronx Zoo
The Wildlife Conservation Society, headquartered at the Bronx Zoo, is
dedicated to the conservation wildlife around the world.
Most Contaminated Spot on the Planet, The
Dedicated to the victims of radiation in the area of Chelyabinsk, Russia,
this site provides information about the various calamities that have befallen the area.
Learn why the area was closed to foreigners for over forty-five years.
Oil Spill Public Information Center
In March of 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of oil into
Prince William Sound. This site is a wealth of information concerning this major
ecological disaster, including maps, photos, and information about the effects of the
spill on wildlife.
Cliff Ecology Research Group
A group of ecologists dedicated to the study of cliffs. Learn about
ancient cedars on cliffs, effects of human trampling, and cryptoendolithic organisms.
A nonprofit membership organization that sponsors scientific field
research projects. Their mission is "to improve human understanding of the planet,
the diversity of its inhabitants, and the processes that affect the quality of life on
ECOlogists Linked for Organizing Grassroots Initiatives and Action is a
group that "replaces cold war competition with environmental cooperation".
Headquartered in the U.S., this group's mission is to provide assistance to environmental
groups in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network
EMAN is a network where ecologists from around the globe can share
research, experiments, and ideas. Here ecologists can discuss emerging issues and trends
and also develop options for future ecological policies.
Ecology Action Centre
The EAC have been protecting the environment since 1972. Their site
contains several environmental FAQs, including definitions for the ever-growing list of
environmental acronyms. The Information Centre also contains access to their library,
policy papers, and their quarterly magazine "Between the Issues".
Ecology And the Conservation of Natural Resources
Culminating experience whose mission is aided by knowledge of biology,
chemistry, and geology. Includes content topics, corresponding performance objectives,
correlation with National Science Education Standards.
Envirolink provides a comprehensive amount of up-to-date environmental
resources. Fellow environmentalists can communicate here via live video conferencing and
chat rooms as well as access an environmental library and real-time environmental data.
Obtain a free account on the Envirolink network. Access the Internet
Green Marketplace, Worldwide Environmental Bulletin Boards, and online Enviroservices,
such as EnviroChat. By signing on with the freenet, you also get an e-mail account.
International Center for Tropical Ecology
Combining the expertise of ecologists and systematists from both the
University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Missouri Botanical Garden, the ICTE promotes
research and education in biodiversity, conservation, and the sustainable use of tropical
Missouri Botanical Garden
The MBG's Web site contains beautiful photographs of some of the many
rare plants grown at their greenhouse. Information is also available from the research
division in the field of biodiversity. A collection of online books is also accessible.
Natural Disaster Reference Database
The Natural Disaster Reference Database is a bibliographic database on
research, programs, and results that relate to the use of satellite remote sensing for
disaster mitigation. The database was created since there is at present no single source
from which the scientific or disaster management communities can obtain information on the
accomplishments and capabilities of remote sensing for disaster reduction. The database is
a compilation of abstracted from articles published since 1981.
An environmental site that features readings, inspirational quotes, a
list of upcoming events, and a list of things that you can do today to help keep our earth
beautiful and healthy.
Questions About Biodiversity
Answers basic environmental questions from "What is
biodiversity?" to "How can I help protect biodiversity?".
ReliefWeb aims to assist the humanitarian community in effectively
preparing and responding to complex emergencies and natural disasters by improving
An unmoderated Usenet newsgroup aimed at environmental scientists and
activists. Topics of discussion include ozone depletion, overpopulation, pesticides,
nuclear energy, sustainable agriculture and much, much more.
An unmoderated Usenet newsgroup whose focus is the environment and
environmental issues. This group is posted by environmentalists and anti-environmentalists
alike, to make for a lively discussion.
Academy for Conservation and Ecology
The Academy for Conservation and Ecology (ACE) is a nonprofit institution
providing a unique opportunity for high school students to study conservation and ecology
in the field.
Utilizing communications methods such as CU-SeeMe video conferencing and
audio transmissions, this site provides high school students with an infusion of
environmental education. An e-mail discussion list is also available. Many guest speakers
have their speeches broadcast from here.
Ask An Earth Scientist
The Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Hawaii
generously provides this question answering service. If you have a question about
geochemistry, the environment, pollution, or other earth-related subjects, the faculty
will do their best to provide you with an answer.
Association of University Environmental Health
The AUEHSC is a consortium of research centers, funded by an NIEHS
program dedicated to the study of environmental health problems. The site is an outreach
intended to 1) educate the public of the purpose of the Program, and 2) inform members and
the public of contacts/events/available resources to help solve environmental health
Community Environmental Action Web
The main focus of this site is ACTION! This site will help you fight
ignorance and evaluate choices, the first two steps towards taking action. It also posts
experiences of those who have taken action in order for all like-minded individuals to
share and benefit from, as well as offer advice.
Connecting With Nature
The University of Global Education presents Project Natureconnect, a
project which has as its goal the reconnection of humans with nature. Take advantage of
PNC's books, e-mail courses, workshops, and mailing list to help gain back personal and
Destination Conservation: Environmental Education
The Destination Conservation site graphically presents the success this
educational program has had helping hundreds of schools reduce energy use, water
consumption and waste production.
Earth System Science Community Home Page, The
When learning Earth Science, students need resources that are not always
readily available in the classroom. Enter the ESSC. Their goal is to provide students and
teachers with advanced scientific resources via the WWW which will enable them to quickly
and easily begin learning about the Earth system.
Focuses on spreading information and ideas that help educators and
students to explore the environment together. Contains classroom resources and activities,
educational contacts, reference material, and more.
EnviroNet is a network of teachers, scientists, environmental educators,
and others who utilize telecommunication to enhance environmental science education.
EnviroNet began in 1992 as a Teacher Enhancement Project at Simmons College in Boston
which is funded by the National Science Foundation. The purpose of the project is to
enhance environmental science education in the K12 community throughout New England
and the nation with the use of telecommunication technology.
Environmental Education Services, Inc.
Environmental workbook/magazine publisher for elementary school level.
Also offers tailor-made environmental curriculum.
Environmental Education Workshops
List of hands-on, field and activities-based science and EE workshops
designed for everyone including teachers and resource agency personnel. List includes
Environmental Information Center
The EIC serves as a "war room" for public environmental
education in the areas of protecting America's endangered species and ecosystems,
protecting drinking water supplies, and reacting to global climate change. The site
contains articles, links, and a RealAudio program.
Environmental Management Science Program
The Environmental Management Science Program is sponsoring targeted,
long-term basic research so that "transformational" or breakthrough approaches
will lead to significantly reduced environmental cleanup costs and risks, and is serving
as a stimulus for focusing the nation's science infrastructure on environmental management
The Florida Internet Center for Understanding Sustainability seeks to
provide a forum for the exchange of information about Florida's ecosystem, biodiversity,
water, and exotic species.
The Global Environment Information Centre
The Global Environment Information Centre is a joint initiative of the
United Nations University and the Environment Agency of Japan. It is founded on UN's
Agenda 21 and is a centre for global projects, networking and information on environmental
issues. It will foster mechanisms to link NGOs with international policy-making processes.
GLOBE Program, The
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment is a group of
students, teachers, and scientists who work together to learn more about our Earth. GLOBE
students, with the help of their teachers, gather scientific data at their schools and
pass it along to other students via the Internet. Scientists analyze the data and share
their findings. The result is a better understanding of the Earth system.
GREENGUIDEHow to Trim Your Office Waste
This page contains practical guidelines for making your office a more
efficient, waste-free organization. You'll learn how electronic publishing, use of
recycled materials, and efficient purchasing can reduce waste. (And you might even save
some money to boot!)
Griffith UniversityFaculty of Environmental
Some broad objectives of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences are to
develop an understanding of the interrelationships between human societies and their
environments, especially in relation to the implications of social structure and
technology for resource development and the human impact on the environment.
Handbook for a Better Future
Developed as a guide to show what individuals can do to make the future
better. Divided into two parts, "Situation" and "Solutions", the
handbook contains articles by top scientists and authors. Also included is a suggested
reading list for background environmental education.
Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
The Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme (HDP) was
initiated in 1990 by the International Social Science Council (ISSC). It was organized in
parallel with the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the World Climate
Research Programme (WCRP) that focus on biogeochemical processes and climatic processes
that induce global environmental change. (The WCRP forms a part of the World Climate
Programme (WCP) managed by the World Meteorological Organization.)
Institute for Earth Education
Dedicated to creating educational experiences that instill good feelings
for the natural world, lessen our impact on our planet, and develop personal relationships
with the earth and its systems. Many educational products are available, including books,
pamphlets, and more.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Provides information on litter prevention and solid waste management
(i.e., recycling, composting, waste-to-energy, sanitary landfilling). Offers lesson plans
for teachers, awards programs, and links to our community affiliates. All of our free
publications are now available on-line.
Okefenokee Joe's Natural Education Center
Visit Joe's "Critter Center" and learn about the residents of
the Okefenokee swamp, a 700 square mile area that is one of the last remaining places
where natural balance exists. Also visit the "Natural Garden" to learn more
about Okefenokee's plant life.
Olympic Natural Resources Center
Research and Education Facility of University of Washington, College of
Forest Resources and Ocean and Fisheries Sciences. Finding pragmatic solutions to forest
and marine sustainable resource management.
Palisade CO High School Science Department
Home page developed by the Palisade High School science department to
share information of interest to other educators. Emphasis is placed on environmental
education and wildlife habitat.
Plastic Bag Information Clearinghouse
This site provides information that will prepare you for the next time
you hear "Paper or plastic?". In addition, an environmental IQ test, free lesson
plans available for teachers, and a section just for kids is available.
State Education and Environment Roundtable
Provides research reports about education, education reform, and
education about the environment. Also offers links to education and environment web sites.
Texas Environmental Center
Access to environmental resources concerning water quality resources,
documentaries, the Texas Environmental Almanac, GreenBeat!, and other environmental
Is a page dedicated to helping people change their lifestyle in an
attempt to become more harmonious with the earth. Includes sections such as Positive
Vibrations, New Civilization, Spiritual Evolution, and more.
Air That Kills Us, The
This page was written by Scott Lewko, a 15-year-old Canadian who is aware
of the dangers of air pollution. Scott documents what the major sources of air pollution
are and offers solutions so we can all breath a little bit easier.
Did you know that an estimated 64,000 people will die this year as a
direct result of air pollution? This site documents the number of moralities per state,
with some interesting figures detailing pollutant concentration in 239 metropolitan areas.
Burning Issues/Clean Air Revival
Learn about the hazards of wood burning. This site should be of
particular interest to anyone who owns and uses a fireplace. Learn the contents of wood
smoke and the effects of just one person burning wood.
Ecocide in the U.S.S.R.
Chernobyl was only one of many economic travesties in the former Soviet
Union. This site contains information about the environmental horrors at Chernobyl,
Chelyabinsk, Petropavlovsk, and more. Interestingly this site shows how the USSR brought
about its own demise by disregarding its environmental obligations.
Economics of Industrial Pollution Home Page, The
In an effort to cut down on industrial pollution on a global scale, PRDEI
have conducted several studies on the effectiveness of regulatory policies. Find out which
polices work, which don't, and why. This site also houses an industrial pollution FAQ.
Environmental Data Services
Environmental Data Services' Web site includes information on obtaining
hazardous waste environmental data from the EPA and other state and federal agencies.
EPIC Home Page
This page is the Department of Energy's Pollution Prevention Information
Clearinghouse. The site was developed as a medium for the exchange of pollution prevention
information between various levels of government, academic institutions, and the general
Friends of the Earth Local Groups
Friends of the Earth is a network of environmental activists consisting
of over 250 local groups in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. To find the local group
nearest to you, check out their Web page!
Georgia Pollution Prevention Assistance Division
This site, maintained by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources,
provides access to issues of its newsletter, From The Source, and also has a staff of
online engineers and scientists available to answer pollution questions submitted by
As we all become more environmentally aware, we search for ways to
eliminate pollution. One way suggested to reduce air pollution is by utilizing renewable
heat energy from deep in the earth. Browse this page to learn all you ever wanted to know
about geothermal energy.
How To Survive Without a Car
You've seen it in foreign countriesstreets filled with bicycles and
not a car in sight. Some people feel that living without a car is a great way to cut down
on air pollution. This is a practical guide on how to successfully manage without an auto
in the U.S.
Impact of Lead-Contaminated Soil on Public Health
Lead pollution is a very serious danger to public health, and can lead to
anything from increased hypertension to death. Learn what you can do to protect yourself
in this very thorough paper published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental
The Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology is
industry's entry point to a network of research facilities and talent focused on bringing
innovative 'clean process' technology to industry.
National Pollution Prevention Center for Higher
The NPPC's goal is to educate students about pollution prevention. To
this end, they develop educational materials that can be used by university faculty to
increase their students' prevention awareness. They also offer internships, professional
training, and conferences.
Natural History Book Service
This book ordering service is designed to take care of all the
environmental book needs of individuals and organizations alike. They have over 25,000
titles online, including books, CD-ROMs, and other materials. Everything can be ordered
via e-mail for convenience.
Air & Waste Management Association, The
The AWMA's purpose is "to enhance environmental knowledge and
provide quality information on which to base environmental decisions." At their home
site, one can find information on becoming a member and a calendar of events that includes
annual meetings and workshops. Potential environmental scholars can find a list of schools
that offer advanced degrees in Environmental Science here.
Provides resources for travelers who want to be socially responsible.
Explains why socially responsible travel is important, and what can be done to reverse the
effects of negative tourism trends.
Preservation medicine is the application of medical art to sustain,
restore, and preserve ecosystems and fish and wildlife populations.
Environmental Defense Fund
The group that formed in 1967 to fight the use of DDT is still going and
is over 300,000 strong. They need your help in addressing what the feel are the nine most
critical environmental issues of the 90's. Check out their site to find out what those are
and what you can do.
Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water
This beautifully produced site explores American water resources with an
emphasis on the quality of our nation's water features powerful searching, imagery,
animation, kid's pages, valuable publications, and informative hot links.
The endangered, threatened, and rare animals of South Dakota. The site
contains pictures, maps, and descriptions of these endangered birds, fish, insects,
reptiles and mammals. Information is also provided for what you should do if you happen to
see one of the animals on this list.
As Chief Seattle said in 1854, "The Earth does not belong to us; we
belong to the Earth...We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves." Here you can find out what Greenpeace
is all about and get yourself involved in saving our planet.
Headwaters forest is the last unprotected ancient redwood forest on earth
and is about to be cut down by loggers. Get background information on the forest and learn
what you can do to help prevent its demise. Includes a list of influential people you can
write to for help.
Read about the developments of green political parties worldwide from
19941996, and what the agendas are for the remainder of 19961998. Also gives
overviews of all green political parties worldwide, sorted by continent.
Rainforest Preservation Foundation
Rainforest Preservation Foundation is a non-profit organization, and a
federally registered 501(3) charity that is dedicated to preserving vast areas of
rainforest in the Amazon basin.
US Environmental Protection Agency
At the EPA home page, you can access documents such as official EPA press
releases, the EPA Journal and more. All EPA programs are documented online, from
"Acid Rain" to "Wetlands". Through this page you can send your
comments directly to the EPA, as well as apply for employment with them.
Welcome to Sherwood
Sherwood Forest, once the great woodland hideout of the famed Robin Hood,
is becoming a wasteland. Learn about the Sherwood Initiative and what it's doing to
preserve this famous wood.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
The WDCS "campaigns against those countries and people who continue
to kill whales and dolphins for profit." At their home page you can find information
about how to protect whales and dolphins from foes such as commercial whalers and tuna
The Whale Museum's Orca Adoption Program
What better way to "save the whales" than by adopting one? By
adopting Ralph, Saratoga, Missy, Princess Angeline, Deadhead, Raven, or any of the number
of orcas that swim the waters of Puget Sound and southern British Columbia, you'll be
supporting orca research and education.
Products & Services
Black-Gold Oil Conditioning Systems
Black-Gold Enterprises offers companies a means to reclaim their wasted
oil, thus cutting down on waste. Oil reclamation saves the company money and saves our
environment from unnecessary pollution.
This site is an excellent resource for learning to buy more
"green" items. It maintains a list of companies that have developed guidelines
and standards for green products, and a list of green products.
Earth Folk Catalog
Here you can purchase products from naturalist artists such as Doug
Elliot, James Billie, and Okefenokee Joe. Products include videos, cassettes, T-shirts,
Earth Shirts is a cottage company from the woods of Southern Oregon that
offers ecosafe T-shirts, biodegradable cleanup cloths, coffee mugs, and an incredible
meat-free burger mix.
Eco Store offers paper products made from 100 percent post-consumer
recycled materials and soy-based ink products. Products include letterheads, envelopes,
greeting cards, and even a papermaking kit to help turn your junk mail into something
Lovers of baseball caps and the environment rejoice! Eco-heads provides a
complete line of caps produced entirely from organic cotton and wool. Caps are also
available with environmental logos from organizations such as Greenpeace and The
A company that specializes in electric automobiles. The site explains the
advantages of owning and operating an electric car, the costs involved, and it's
practicality. This site also provides many links to "anyone who has anything to do
with electric cars."
Electronic Lobbyist for Renewable Energy, The
At this site you can find out who your congressperson is, check their
voting record on renewable energy, and lobby them by sending e-mail in support of wind,
biomass, solar, and hydroelectric energy.
Environmental Site Assessment
Environmental Site Assessment is Windows software for the preparation of
Phase 1 environmental liability reports. Environmental software written by an environment
Environmental Software Resources
The Environmental Software Resource Guide is a maintained database
containing information for over 2,200 environmental software products from over 600
software vendors. Information is provided concerning the programs' major functions and
what environmental media they deal with.
Frank Mikesh Natural History Books
Specializing in out-of-print natural history books in over 30 searchable
categories in current on-line catalog
Geotechnical & Geo-Environmental Software
Provided as a free resource for all geotechnical and geo-environmental
engineers, this directory catalogues over 600 pieces of software dealing mainly with Soil
Mechanics, Rock Mechanics, and Geotechnical Engineering. Listings are free for all
A source for environment friendly products such as biodegradable
toothbrushes, "save the earth" lunch bags, homemade soaps and shampoos, flannel
diapers, and more.
A Web page design company that specializes in pages for socially and
environmentally responsible organizations. Services include Web site design, photo
scanning, Web site promotion, Web hosting, and CGI scripting.
Take the "How Green are You?" test, and then increase your
score by using Greenway's environmentally sound products. Greenway offers products for
home and personal care, as well as tips to help you get your home clean without the use of
Hemp Baby provides a full line of baby clothing, both for Spring/Summer
and Fall/Winter. There is a twist, howevertheir entire line of clothing is made
entirely from hemp! Products include baseball caps, overalls, and winter jackets.
Jade Mountain is an environment friendly company that dates back to 1972.
Their 112 page catalog contains over 4,000 products including energy efficient lighting,
air purification devices, plans for electric transportation, cotton shower curtains and
much, much more.
Mother Nature's General Store
A supplier of environmentally sound products, the General Store has items
for sale in the areas of appliances, diet products, bath and dental supplies, groceries,
herbs, pet supplies, vitamins, books and more.
Real Goods provides tools to promote a sustainable living environment,
emphasizing independent living and energy self-sufficiency. Those interested in solar
powered housing, electric automobiles, and renewable energy will find this site
Smokeless Cooking Products
Those aware of the harmful by-products of charcoal and wood burning will
cherish being able to cook using only the power of the sun. With these smokeless grills,
not only will you be sparing our environment, you'll also never burn your hot dogs again.
The Sun's Joules Multimedia CD-ROM on Renewable
The Sun's Joules CD-ROM is an interactive multimedia encyclopedia on
renewable energy and the environment. It includes sections on solar, wind, geothermal,
hydropower, biomass, transportation, economics, and the environment with 60 video clips,
10 interactive exercises, and more.
The Video Project
An abundance of videos about the environment. Videos are available
concerning all aspects of the environment, from endangered species to sustainable
development, water, and wildlife.
ZAP Power Systems
Zero Air Pollution (ZAP) Power Systems promotes the use of electric
vehicles as a cleaner means of transportation. Their line is a collection of electric
powered bicycles for use by young and old alike. They also sell a patented power system
that can be installed on an existing bicycle.
AHC Corporate Environmental Strategy: The Journal of
AHC Corporate Environmental Strategy: The Journal of Environmental
Leadership (CES) is a quarterly publication devoted to describing the connection between
strategic environmental management and sound business strategy. The journal welcomes
submissions with the corporate executive practitioner or public policy maker in mind.
Atlantic Monthly Election Connection: Environment,
This environmental page of The Atlantic Monthly, a publication
"Devoted to Politics, Society, the Arts, and Culture since 1857" contains many
well written articles about our environment.
CNNEnvironment News Main Page
In addition to being a news superchannel on cable television, CNN also
maintains a large WWW presence. Tune in to their environment page to keep abreast of the
latest breaking environmental news as it happens.
The Journal of Ecology & Natural Living. This bi-monthly publication
of the American Midwest focuses on environmental issues and natural alternatives in health
care, food, and nutrition. Regular departments include News of the Earth, Legislative
Action, The Holistic M.D., Eco Surf, and Veggie Links, as well as book and movie reviews.
DOE Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance
The DOE Office of Environmental Policy and Assistance develops DOE-wide
environmental protection policies and strategies for protecting the public and the
environment and for achieving environmental compliance with internal and external
environmental requirements. Use this page to learn about the Office, find out the latest
about regulatory initiatives, and view and download guidance documents.
Duke Environment Magazine
Published twice yearly by Duke University, this magazine contains
articles devoted to valuing nature, ecology, wetlands, recycling and more.
Dying Sea, The
The Sea of Cortez, one of the great natural wonders of the world, is
being destroyed. This is a touching series that gives pertinent information about the
destruction with photos.
E/The Environmental Magazine also has an online version which provides
valuable environmental insights. Those who are interested in leading a "green"
life will enjoy the articles that E provides. Also available is Ask E, where one can
submit environmental questions to be answered by the knowledgeable staff of E.
Earth First! Journal
Are you a radical ecologist? Do you believe in
"monkeywrenching" and "ecotage"? If so, you'll likely enjoy this
collection of journals that are intentionally provocative, controversial, and fun.
Incidentally, the Earth First! Journal is published eight times a year, once on each Pagan
The Earth Times Home Page
Earth Times is an environmental newspaper published twice a month. Bill
Clinton, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, and many other world leaders have been known
to grace the opinion pages here. You can find out how to subscribe to the print edition,
or browse recent issues online.
The current issue of this journal hosted by the Envirolink Network is
dedicated to articles about nonindiginous species. Previous issues of the journal devote
their pages to Tropical Rainforests and Landscape Ecology. Also available is a photo page
which contains all of the photos from all articles of the current issue collected on one
Ecology Law Quarterly
One of the most respected and widely-read journals on environmental law
and policy, Ecology Law Quarterly provides fresh insights and analysis from leading
authors on critical environmental affairs. Synthesizing legal and technical matters, ELQ's
articles are cited frequently in court opinions, by legal institutions, and by attorneys.
Electronic Green Journal
The Journal is an electronic publication with new issues being made
available on an irregular basis by the University of Idaho Library. Currently five issues
are available, each with a wealth of articles and reviews on the subjects of: assessment,
conservation, development, disposal, education, hazards, pollution, resources, technology,
Environmental Ethics Journal
This site plays home to a vast collection of articles that concentrate on
the philosophical side of environmental issues. Through this site you can access The Whole
Earth Review, Green Earth Observer, and The Bear Essential.
Environmental News Network
The ENN see themselves as "your one stop on the Internet for timely
news and information on the environment." This may well be true. Featured here are
listings of companies who offer environmental products and services, a calendar of
upcoming events and workshops, an environmental newsletter and much, much more.
Environmental Protection Magazine Online
Visit Environmental Protection Online! Read articles from past issues,
e-mail editors, find related sites and discuss environmental issues in the EP Forum.
Grassroots Youth Magazine
Selected articles from Grassroots Youth Magazine, a publication dedicated
to providing kids with environmental information. The articles are written by kids, and
are intended to be read by kids.
GREEN PAGESThe Global Directory for
A single reference source for government departments, utility companies,
engineering consultants, development agencies, importers and traders, educational
institutes, non-governmental organizations and individuals engaged in environmental
An Internet magazine published monthly by the Texas Environmental Center.
Issues are available back to November 1995 and are devoted to Drought, Air Quality, Earth
Day, Pathways to Involvement, Wastewater, Bioregionalism, Green Building, and Water
Greenlines is a one page environmental news sheet published each and
every day. This site is perfect for those who want a quick update on relevant
environmental happenings but don't have a lot of time to read in-depth articles.
Greenpeace Magazines & Newsletters
A collection of Greenpeace publicationsincluding Greenpeace
Magazine, Greenpeace Action, Greenlink, Greenpeace Examiner, and Greenpeace Business.
Natural Areas Journal
The Journal, published by the Natural Areas Association, is a
communication medium for those involved in preservation, protection, and management of
natural areas. Naturalists can find articles which focus on natural parks and preserves,
rare and endangered species, and land preservation, as well as book reviews and a calendar
of forthcoming conferences and workshops.
The Online Better World Magazine
An electronic magazine that offers feature articles on living a
"greener" life. The magazine also features editorials, opinions, book reviews,
and interactive discussions.
This issue, number four, deals primarily with energy facts, technology,
and conservation. The first three issues are also available, entitled "The Alarming
Language of Pollution", "How Hot Is It?", and "Where Have All the
People and the Planet
Provides a means to subscribe to the print version of the magazine or
just browse the articles online. Articles have various environmental content. Videos are
Rachel's Environment & Health Weekly
An extensive collection of articles on the subjects of pesticides,
sustainable development, global warming, waste management, and much more.
Remember Ranger Rick? This children's magazine now has several of its
articles published on the Net, not to mention an index of topics that goes all the way
back to 1968!
Science & The Environment
This bimonthly magazine contains chapters on Biodiversity & Wildlife,
Health, Population, & Agriculture, Marine Ecology, Clean Water, Alternative Energy
& Fuels, Climate Change & Atmospheric Studies, Waste Management & Recycling,
and Clean Air.
The Newsletter, published by the Scientific Committee on Phosphates in
Europe is devoted to information concerning phosphates, detergents, sewage treatment, and
the environment. The Newsletter contains objective articles containing scientific
information on the effects of detergents, phosphate and non-phosphate, on the environment.
Senior Network News
Published by the Environmental Alliance for Senior Involvement, this
newsletter is directed towards senior citizens who want to leave their grandchildren with
a healthy Earth. It provides information on environmental issues, model programs, and
A collection of articles dealing with a variety of "critters"
in Florida's Suncoast, such as dolphins, jewfish, and sea turtles. Also discussed are
coral reefs, native plants, and anything else relevant to the Suncoast environment.
Viva La Tortuga!
Viva La Tortuga! is the newsletter of the Sea Turtle Restoration Project
of Earth Island Institute. Inside you can find information on sea turtle activism,
including where to buy turtle-safe shrimp.
WWW Virtual LibraryEnvironment, The
A directory of many environmental articles based on the subjects of
Biodiversity & Ecology, Earth Sciences, Energy, Environmental Law, Forestry, Landscape
Architecture, Oceanography, and Sustainable Development.
Cleaning Up C.E. Cole
The kids of Mr. Yelles and Mr. Kondisko's classes at C.E. Cole
intermediate school are concerned about their environment. They started several recycling
projects, including this recycling Web page that documents their efforts.
Commonly Recycled Materials
Consider this Web page to be Recycling 101. It explains everything you
might not have previously understood about recycling, including those cryptic looking
recycling markers. The work here is an effort to make recycling a natural part of
everyone's everyday life.
The Consumer Recycling Guide: Index to Local
So you want to become environmentally conscious and start recycling, but
you don't know where to do it? Not a problem once you access this index to find a local
recycling center near you. The list is always growing and has listings for all 50 states,
as well as select international sites.
GreenDisk helps reduce the landfill problem by taking obsolete software
and recycling it into usable blank floppy diskettes. This process saves tons of plastic
from taking up valuable landfill space and provides end users with inexpensive, high
The table on this page provides valuable information on how to reduce our
consumption, reuse frequently discarded items, and recycle materials that can be
reprocessed. It also contains special handling instructions for materials from batteries
to wood pallets.
The Recycle Link
This page, brought to you by Cyber Recycle, Inc., will both help you find
a recycling program in your area and teach you what exactly can or cannot be recycled. You
can also find information on manufacturers who utilize recyclables and the products they
Did you ever wonder what happens to the materials you recycle once
they're out of your hands? The city of Rolla documents its recycling program and tells its
citizens exactly where their recycled goods are headed.
The mother of all recycling sites! You will find pages for every possible
recyclable material, from automotive parts to wood and plastics. It even has a section for
organic & food waste recycling.
The Sun's Joules Multimedia CD-ROM on Renewable
A variety of stories, essays and book reviews covering various
environmental issues and ideas.
EPA Online Library System
Search the EPA's online system by author, title, keywords, year of
publication and so on.
Great Lakes Information Network
A network to store and disseminate bi-national data and information
regarding environmental issues, resource management, transportation, demographic and
development data and other information and resources in the Great Lakes region of the U.S