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Environmental Science: Useful Websites

Find information about environmental science, ecology, and related topics

Useful Websites

  • Department of Energy - The mission of the DOE is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
  • Energy Information Administration (eia) - This agency "collects, analyzes, and disseminates...energy information."
  • Environment News Service - "exists to provide late-breaking news of the environment from across the United States and around the world."
  • Environmental News Network - this site aims "to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for global environmental action."
  • EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) - the federal agency responsible for "protect(ing) human health and the environment." Collects statistics on environmental issues and provides information about the issues as well.
  • Global Forest Watch - works to monitor and protect large intact forest areas around the world.
  • Greenpeace - the "leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest...to expose global environmental problems."
  • National Audubon Society - a group focused on protecting waterbird populations.
  • National Geographic Environment Section - environmental news and information from the National Geographic Society.
  • Nature Conservancy - this group works "around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people."
  • Our World in Data - a site featuring articles and data charts for many environmental and economic topics.
  • PRB - the Population Reference Bureau - this organization has been conducting population and demographic research for more than 40 years.
  • Scientific Alliance - this organization seeks to bring "together both scientists and non-scientists committed to rational discussion and debate on the challenges facing the environment today." Topics covered include climate change, energy and transportation.
  • United Nations Environment Programme - presents global environmental data and UN programs tasked with dealing with environmental challenges.
  • USDA (Department of Agriculture) - the USDA is responsible for regulating food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues.  They also promote U.S. agricultural products around the world.
  • Union of Concerned Scientists - this group of scientists promote science-based solutions for environmental issues. Some of their most famous advocacy has been in speaking out against nuclear weapons and nuclear energy.

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