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ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE



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  1. American Rivers - North America's leading river-saving organization. Find out about North America's Most Endangered and Threatened Rivers of 1996.
  2. BEACH Watch - BEACH (Beach Environment and Coastal Health) Watch offers the results of an annual Federal survey of select coastal and Great Lakes beaches
  3. Center for Marine Conservation - Conservation information and action alerts from this organization dedicated solely to protecting marine life.
  4. Conservation Action Network - An electronic advocacy network that enables you to obtain concise information and take action quickly on issues such as endangered species, global warming, and many others.
  5. Creating Land Trusts


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  1. Dr. Beach: America's Best Beaches - Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Professor and Director of the International Hurricane Center at the Florida International University, is the foremost authority on beach quality and coastal erosion studies.
  2. Ecovolunteer - a program that unites volunteers with wildlife conservation projects worldwide.
  3. EPA - Global Warming Site - site provides extensive information on the problem of global warming. It discusses how greenhouse gas causes global warming, affects the climate and impacts many other things such as health, agriculture, and forests. The climatic change impact is presented for all 50 states.
  4. Ecology Communications
  5. EcoMall
  6. Endangered Species - Fact sheets on endangered animals, plus information on the wildlife trade.
  7. Environment Organization - "Earth's Biggest Environment Search Engine"
  8. Environmental News Network
  9. EPA Wetlands Homepage - "The enduring mission of the program is to encourage and enable others to act effectively in protecting and restoring the nation's wetlands and associated ecosystems."


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  1. Global Change Master Directory
  2. Global Recycling Network
  3. Global Warming Site: EPA - "We strive to present accurate information on the very broad issue of climate change and global warming in a way that is accessible and meaningful to all parts of society - communities, individuals, business, public officials and governments."
  4. Grist Magazine - an online environmental magazine.
  5. Growing EDGE, The
  6. ICE House - Information Center for the Environment
  7. Inter. Institute for Sustainable Development


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  1. Keep the Wild Alive - View the migration routes of whooping cranes, golden-cheeked warblers, humpback whales, and Kemp's ridley sea turtles; or see various aspects of stages of several species' life cycles.
  2. Multiscale Experimental Ecosystem Research Center


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  1. National Climatic Data Center
  2. National Fire News
  3. National Geographic Magazine - National Geographic provides free maps, photos, videos and daily news stories, as well as articles and features about animals, the environment, cultures, history, world music and travel."
  4. Nature Conservancy, The
  5. NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. Home Page
  6. PlanetDiary - guide to "natural phenomena and environmental events" occurring all over the world
  7. Pulse of the Planet - The online companion to the radio show of the same name, Pulse of the Planet is what the Earth sounds like. Each weekday, the show "provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature and culture worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound."
  8. Rainforest Alliance, The - "Our mission is to develop and promote economically viable and socially desirable alternatives to the destruction of this endangered, biologically diverse natural resource."


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  1. Secrets of the Ice: Museum of Science, Boston - an introduction to the environment of Antarctica and research being conducted there.
  2. Tips 4 Trees - "Promote healthy, long-lived trees."
  3. Trust for Public Land - "The only national nonprofit working exclusively to protect land for human enjoyment and well-being. TPL helps conserve land for recreation and spiritual nourishment and to improve the health and quality of life of American communities."
  4. USDA Forest Service - Site is a portal to the official Websites of the 155 National Forest Lands and 20 National Grasslands across the country. You can browse the listings via an interactive map, by name, state, or region.
  5. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Endangered Species - Species and habitat information, plus laws and conservation initiatives.
  6. U.S Environmental Protection Agency


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  1. WaterWatch - Maps and graphs of current water resources conditions.
  2. Wildflowers
  3. Wildlife Conservation Society - Conservation information, news, games, and more.
  4. WorldBiomes.com Site covering 5 of the major world biomes. What's a biome? Biomes are the various regions of our planet which can best be distinguished by their climate, fauna and flora.
  5. World Conservation Monitoring Center
  6. World Resources Institute

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Updated: March 20, 2011
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