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ENVIRONMENT AND NATURE



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  1. AirVisual - "AirVisual provides the world's #1 international air pollution app, which offers anyone free access to the world's largest air quality database, spanning 10000+ locations globally, a list which is growing every day. The app and AirVisual website were the very first to offer a 7-day pollution forecast, developed in-house using machine learning and artificial intelligence, enabling you to plan ahead and ensure that your weekly activities happen when air quality is the healthiest."
  2. Association of Zoos and Aquariums - "The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA represents more than 230 institutions in the United States and overseas, which collectively draw more than 195 million visitors every year. These institutions meet the highest standards in animal care and provide a fun, safe, and educational family experience. In addition, they dedicate millions of dollars to support scientific research, conservation, and education programs."
  3. BEACH Watch - BEACH (Beach Environment and Coastal Health) Watch offers the results of an annual Federal survey of select coastal and Great Lakes beaches
  4. Co2 Commuting - "Co2 Commuting is a commuter carbon footprint calculator. Use the power of emojis to visualise the carbon footprint of your daily commute in basketballs, burgers, sushi and more!"
  5. Center for Marine Conservation - Conservation information and action alerts from this organization dedicated solely to protecting marine life.
  6. 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.
  7. Climate Choice - "Learn how you can help prevent earth's climate breaking down before it's too late."
  8. CO₂ emissions for plane trips, The - "The emissions for a plane seat flying from various cities around the world will be tons of CO2. Resulting in the loss of m2 of arctic summer ice. Explore how this trip compares to other trips."
  9. 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. Department of Energy: Energy Saver - "Your home uses energy every day, all day long. It uses energy to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It uses energy to provide you with light when you need it. It uses energy to provide you with hot water. And it uses energy to run all of your appliances and home electronics. Here you can learn how to use the energy in your home more efficiently. You can also learn how to use renewable energy to provide your home with electricity, heating, cooling, and water heating."
  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. Energy Information Administration: This Week in Petroleum - "This Week In Petroleum Production, Imports, Stocks, Supply, Prices, Data and Analysis from the Energy Information Administration."
  6. EcoMall
  7. Endangered Species - Fact sheets on endangered animals, plus information on the wildlife trade.
  8. Environment Organization - "Earth's Biggest Environment Search Engine"
  9. Environmental News Network
  10. 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."
  11. The Foliage Network - The Foliage Network was created to provide accurate fall foliage information for various locations across the United States. During the months of September, October, and November, The Foliage Network collects data from their fall foliage spotters twice a week. This data is collected, plotted, and analyzed by The Foliage Network. The end result is The Foliage Network Report, which is used by travelers to find the best fall foliage conditions.


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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. GrabGreen - "Learn how to live a non-toxic eco friendly life using DIY remedies and tips on finding the best natural laundry, cleaning and personal care products that are gentle on you and the planet."
  5. Grist Magazine - an online environmental magazine.
  6. Hidden Worlds of the National Parks - "Take a virtual tour of some of the country’s most majestic national parks with 360-degree tours of five National Park System sites.
  7. ICE House - Information Center for the Environment


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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. More than Just Parks - It is a visually stunning journey through America's National Parks.
  3. Light Pollution Map - If you want to find out how bad light pollution is where you live, use this interactive map to see a world view or your immediate location.


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  1. Nature.com - "Nature Research is here to serve the research community by publishing its most significant discoveries-findings that advance knowledge and address some of the greatest challenges that we face as a society today. Their journals publish not only primary research but also reviews, critical comment, news and analysis."
  2. National Climatic Data Center
  3. National Geographic: 5 recycling myths busted - The recycling industry is changing rapidly, as are advancements in materials science and product design. The field has an increasingly global footprint and is affected by complex forces, from oil prices to national policies and consumer preferences. Learn the common myths about recycling here.
  4. 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."
  5. Nature Conservancy, The
  6. Native Lands - Welcome to Native Land. This is a resource for North Americans (and others) to find out more about local Indigenous territories and languages.
  7. Nature Soundmap - "Hear the world like never before. Nature soundscapes and wildlife sounds from all over the planet."
  8. NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. Home Page.
  9. Our Beautiful Planet - "The Finest Our Planet Has To Offer!"
  10. PlanetDiary - guide to "natural phenomena and environmental events" occurring all over the world
  11. 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."
  12. 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. Survival International - "150 million tribal people live in more than 60 countries across the world Although their land ownership rights are recognized in international law, they are not properly respected anywhere. As well as working on specific cases around the world, Survival campaigns on issues which face tribal peoples everywhere."
  2. Secrets of the Ice: Museum of Science, Boston - an introduction to the environment of Antarctica and research being conducted there.
  3. Tips 4 Trees - "Promote healthy, long-lived trees."
  4. Take Care: Discover and be inspired by sustainable solutions and innovations - "Take care lists a curated variety of sustainable alternatives for products and services. We would like to be your platform of choice for sustainable alternatives so we can all take care of ourselves, each other, and our planet in a better way, making better decisions step by step."
  5. The ConnecTable Solar Charging Stations - "TheConnecTable was created to help colleges, universities, business campuses and more go green! Unmatched in performance, reliability, durability, and engineering."
  6. The ConnecTable Sustainability Ideas - "TheConnecTable has compiled a long and ever-growing list of green campus sustainability ideas with contributions from many environment experts from around the USA."
  7. The Discoverer: Every U.S. National Park Ranked - According to the Department of Interior, the goal of the National Park Service is, and has always been, to keep our wild places protected and unimpaired for future generations. To that end, more than 400 areas and 84 million acres spanning all 50 states and several unincorporated territories of the United States, protect America's greatest natural treasures. With 61 of those wilderness areas toting National Park designation, it can be tricky trying to pick which park to visit.
  8. 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."
  9. Tree Hugger - "TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, they strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information."
  10. TIMELapse - "Watch the world change over the course of nearly three decades of satellite photography."
  11. US Department of Agriculture - The Department of Agriculture provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues. USDA duties range from helping farmers with price support subsidies, to inspecting food to ensure the safety of the American public. Learn how new 3D fuel modeling helps predict fire behavior and much more."
  12. US Department of Energy - "Find out about the Department of Energy's Announces Plans for Quantum Information Science Centers. Department seeks stakeholder input on topic areas and selection criteria."
  13. U.S. Department of Energy :Office of Scientific and Technical Information - The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), a unit of the Office of Science, fulfills agency-wide responsibilities to collect, preserve, and disseminate both unclassified and classified scientific and technical information (STI) emanating from DOE-funded research and development (R&D) activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities and at universities and other institutions nationwide. OSTI provides access to DOE STI through a suite of web-based, searchable discovery tools and through other commonly used search engines, offering ever-expanding sources of R&D information to DOE, the research community, and the science-attentive public.
  14. U.S Environmental Protection Agency
  15. US Environmental Protection Agency: Beaches - "Find out about the quality of the water at beaches and health risks associated with swimming in polluted water."
  16. 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.
  17. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Endangered Species - Species and habitat information, plus laws and conservation initiatives.
  18. USGS: Real Time Water Data - Water information is fundamental to national and local economic well-being, protection of life and property, and effective management of the Nation's water resources. The USGS works with partners to monitor, assess, conduct targeted research, and deliver information on a wide range of water resources and conditions including streamflow, groundwater, water quality, and wateruse and availability.
  19. VegPlotter - "VegPlotter is an online software tool born out of a need to get organized on the allotment plot. They provide an online vegetable garden planner to make planning your vegetable patch or allotment simple and easy."


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  1. WaterWatch - Maps and graphs of current water resources conditions.
  2. Wildflowers
  3. Wikispecies - "Wikispecies aim is to create a comprehensive free content catalogue of all species"
  4. Wildlife Conservation Society - Conservation information, news, games, and more.
  5. 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.
  6. World Conservation Monitoring Center
  7. World Resources Institute






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