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Useful Websites - Environment

Climate Change

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change brings a new cooperative approach and critical scientific, economic and technological expertise to the global debate on climate change.

Climate Institute

Working to "to protect the balance between climate and life on earth."

EPA Global Warming Page

Explains climate change science, U.S. climate policy, greenhouse gas emissions, environmental effects, and what you can do.”



The Environment

GREENPEACE

An independent campaigning organization which uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to force the solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.

United Nations Environment Network

This site from the United Nations brings together authoritative and comprehensive environmental information from a variety of remote and specialized environmental communities. Find country and regional profiles, an atlas of environmentally protected areas, nuclear power sites worldwide, global coastal statistics, greenhouse gas emissions and projections, a digital map plotting coral reefs worldwide, nationally designated protected areas, global forest and wildfire status reports, and more.

POV Borders: Environment

This companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) P.O.V. program has three sections: "Air" features information about hybrid and electric cars and alternative fuels, "Water" looks at bottled water, recycling, and the pollution in Newtown Creek, in New York City, and the "Earth" page has interactive games and information about gardening and heirloom seeds. Also includes video clips, discussion boards, lesson plans, and links to related information.

Pollution

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the planet from environmental degradation.

Clean Air Council

A member supported, non-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting Pennsylvanians' right to clean air.

Scorecard

Scorecard combines data from over 200 different state and federal databases to profile local environmental problems and the health effects of toxic chemicals.

Recycling

Earth 911

A public and private sector partnership to empower the public with community specific resources to improve their quality of life.

WasteWise

WasteWise is a free, voluntary, EPA program through which organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefiting their bottom line and the environment."

Sustanible Growth

Best Practices Database

Contains over 1100 proven solutions, from more than 120 countries, to the common social, economic, and environmental problems.

World Resources Institute

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank that goes beyond research to find practical ways to protect the earth and improve people's lives.