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U.S. Government Information
- Colorado Environment A to Z
This web site links to resources on environmental issues in Colorado.
- Energy Information Administration (EIA)
EIA provides environmental information on energy for states and selected countries.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This site provides comprehensive information on laws, regulations, links to EPA environmental databases.
- A-Z Index
This page indexes the most popular search terms used on the EPA web site..
- Where You Live
This page links to resources to find out about the environment in your local community.
- Laws, Regulations, Guidance and Dockets This page links to sources of environmental law.
- National Library of Medicine
A database on hazardous chemicals and occupational diseases.
This page provides a "geographic representation of Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) data."
This database searches across numerous databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.
This web site allows you to comment on federal regulations and search the comments on regulations.
International Organization Information
A gateway to international environmental law. "Users can search using subject area, keyword, country, or date. The list of subjects includes, for example: climate/atmosphere; fresh water; marine environment; soils; forests; biodiversity; energy; protected areas; hazardous substances; and wastes. ECOLEX includes information on multilateral treaties; national legislation; European Union instruments; international "soft law" and related documents; law and policy literature; and judicial decisions."
- European Environment Agency
EEA "aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvement in Europe's environment through the provision of timely, targeted, relevant and reliable information to policy making agents and the public."
- Data sets
- State of the Environment Reporting Information System (SERIS)
SERIS is an inventory of national state of the environment reports. The database contains brief publications details for recent (1997 onwards) reports for countries included in the EEA's third assessment report. SERIS contains links to the reports and to the main organisation involved in the report. Reports can be identified by their geographic coverage or the year of publication. National and multi-national reports are included in the database.
- European Union
- European Commission and the Environment
This page examines reports, programmes, and resources from the European Commission in regards to environment.
- European Environment Agency
- European Parliament - Committee on the Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety
- Policy Areas - Environment
Includes links to current statistics, documents, legal summaries, and legal texts.
- GlobaLex Guide to Environmental Legal Research New York University Law School guide to international environmental legal research
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Online publications and initiatives of the OECD in the area of environment.
- Nuclear Energy Agency
Information about nuclear safety, radioactive waste management, radiation protection, nuclear law and other topics.
- OECDiLibrary CU
This database from the OECD contains full-text books, periodicals and statistics.
- United Nations
- Global Issues at the UN - Environment
Includes links to resources by UN offices and affiliated agencies, documents, speeches, and more
- Greenhouse Gas Inventory This is the data from the greenhouse gas inventory from the United Nations.
- United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Information on international activities in relation to global climate change, desertification, biological diversity, endangered species, hazardous wastes, migratory species, ozone, trade and the environment, and other information. Full text of international conventions and many reports, press releases, and other materials available online.
- GEO: Global Environment Outlook
The complete report includes global overview, regional status and trends, regional policy responses, forecasts for the environmental future of the earth in the absence of significant change, and summaries of actions which should be taken to alleviate environmental degradation.
- State of the Environment Reporting
- World Conservation Monitoring Centre
This centre provides extensive information on all aspects of conservation, including habitats, regions, protected areas, climate change and individual species.
- World Bank: Environment
- Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
CIESIN is "dedicated to furthering the interdisciplinary study of global environmental change." The CIESIN site features population data, environmental treaties and "thematic guides" on topics such as agriculture, human health, land use, ozone depletion, political institutions, remote sensing, and other topics. Each of the thematic guides is a small hypertext library on the topic, integrating synthesis of current research with full text of articles appearing in scientific journals which have granted permission to publish electronic versions of print articles. CIESIN also offers interactive data retrieval and mapping.
- Eldis: the Electronic Development and Environment Information System
"ELDIS is a Gateway to Information Sources on Development and the Environment" and directory of electronic information sources.
- European Partners for the Environment
This site includes publications on sustainable development, global statistics on environmental indicators, links to related organizations, and other information.
This page provides information on pollution and the sources of pollution from the Environmental Defense Fund.
- Trade and Environment Database
Search across case studies on the effects of trade on the environment.
- World Environment Library
This library "contains 400 publications (45,000 pages) of ideas and solutions in the fields of Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Environmental Impact Assessment, Energy, Health, Natural Resources, Policy, Sustainable Development,Waste Management and Water." From the New Zealand Digital Library, a site with several important collections of digital materials from intergovernmental and international organizations.
- World Resources Institute
This institute provides the complete texts of over 300 reports, papers, and books on environmental issues.
- EarthTrends: Environment Information
This site provides a wide array of environmental data and information. The material is grouped into broad topics: coastal and marine ecosystems; water resources and freshwater ecosystems; climate and atmosphere; population, health and human well-being; economics, business and the environment; energy and resources; biodiversity and protected areas; agriculture and food; forests and grasslands; and environmental institutions and governance. After selecting a broad topic, the user has access to databases, data tables, country profiles, maps, and feature articles.
- The Library Catalog, Chinook
There are numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on the environment available in the collection.
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