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International Year of the Ocean (YOTO)
- ocean-related fact sheets
and news articles; state-by-state links to weather, buoy data, satellite
pictures and local ocean-related links; resources and links for teachers and
kids; links to other ocean/coastal resources-related sites and federal
agencies concerned with marine resources; discussion papers on various ocean
resource management topics.
State of the Beach - This report assesses the state of
America's beaches by summarizing each coastal state's availability of
information and status in these areas: general beach description; website
access; beach access; surf zone water quality; shoreline structures; beach
erosion; beach nourishment; and surfing areas.
Acid Rain Information - Acid rain is a
serious environmental problem that affects large parts of the US and Canada.
This EPA site provides information about acid rain's causes and effects, how
we measure acid rain, and what is being done to solve the problem.
Forestry - forestry information and a Forestry News page
- North America's leading river-saving organization. Find out about North
America's Most Endangered and Threatened Rivers of 1996.
Watch - BEACH (Beach Environment and Coastal Health) Watch offers
the results of an annual Federal survey of select coastal and Great Lakes
Marine Conservation - Conservation information and action alerts
from this organization dedicated solely to protecting marine life.
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
- Environmental Studies
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.
Ecovolunteer - a program that unites volunteers with wildlife
conservation projects worldwide.
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
Earth Times, The
- Web newspaper on the human environment and related economic, humanitarian
and social issues.
EcoWeb - "EcoWeb aims to become an integrated information and action centre
for Canada's environmental community."
Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment - "The Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment is a one-stop source
of information on a range of atmospheric issues, including weather, climate,
air pollution, acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion."
Endangered Seas - Information on our oceans
and the animals that live there.
Endangered Species - Fact sheets on endangered animals, plus information on the wildlife
Organization - "Earth's Biggest Environment Search Engine"
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."
Global Climate Change - An in-depth look at the problems of global warming and climate
Global Forests Program - Information on
Earth’s forests and protected areas, and what you can do to help.
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
The - Environmental radio show for consumers who have questions or
concerns about basic environmental issues.
Magazine - an online environmental
House - Information Center for 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.
National Geographic Society's Rivers 2001
"National Geographic Society's Geography Action! Rivers 2001 is a resource for
river conservation activities and educational tools. These fun and interactive
activities are for kids, the general public, educators, and students."
NatureExplorer.com - Your source for
information on animals and their habitats
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin. Home Page
- guide to "natural phenomena and environmental events" occurring all over the
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
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."
Beaches Fund, Inc. - "To preserve and protect our coastal heritage,
wildlife and wetlands."
Sea, The - "Information and images on a variety of oceanic related topics. A
virtual tour of our greatest natural wonder!"
the Ice: Museum of Science, Boston - an introduction to the
environment of Antarctica and research being conducted there.
Trees - "Promote healthy, long-lived trees."
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
WaterWatch - Maps and graphs of
current water resources conditions.
Society - Conservation information,
news, games, and more.
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.
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