Best environmental directories

by Bruno Kestemont

CESSE-ULB

44 av. Jeanne, CP 124

1050 Brussels, Belgium

Mail: bkest@ulb.ac.be

Edition of 20/6/1996, links checked at 12/7/96

Printable copy. The original page is maintained at http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/cdscom.html


Directory of best internet environmental directories (list of lists), by subject. For about 240 environmental subjects, you can link directly the best starting point that we know on the internet. Each of those starting points are maintained by specialists on the matter. They collect the best sources they found on the WWW from their point of view, e.g. air pollution, water quality, environmental industry, environmental acronyms etc. If we find a better list, we change the link! For each subject, upto four links can be maintained: a simple list, like in Virtual Library, where all possible sources can be listed, but without control, selected recommanded lists, metadatabases with search engines and some structured information, and finaly encyclopedaes, where everything you can dream on a subect is present and searchable ... some time upto the data themselves!


Acronyms:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers/category/Acronyms.html

Acronyms; of ERIN, 5 links.

Animal inventory and monitoring:

http://www.im.nbs.gov/

North America; a wonderful site which give access to the best sources and encyclopaedias on the subject (migratory birds distribution, amphibians, butterflies etc.). No other starting point is needed for North America.

Animal rights:

http://www.envirolink.org/arrs/

animal rights resources; encyclopaedia with resources, articles, press reviews, pictures and resources on specific subjects (from wolf to ... vegetarism).

Arctic data:

http://www.grida.no/infop/products.htm

GRID-Arendal; provides access to geographic environmental datasets and maps (in ARC/INFO, GIF or TIFF formats).

Auxiliary lists:

http://www.ulb.ac.be/cdso.html

Auxiliary lists; lists not directly related to environment, but that can be useful for environmentalists (geography, standards, general search engines, ...).

Agricultural waste:

gopher://gopher.acenet.auburn.edu:70/11/anr/agwaste

Agricultural waste database; a gopher service covering mainly south USA.

Agriculture:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers/category/Agriculture.html

Agriculture; about 12 good links.

Air pollution:

http://www.epa.gov/docs/GCDOAR/OAR-APPD.html

Air pollution (USA); site of EPA, with only EPA programs and publications (if you find a better directory, let me know!).

Arctic geographical data sets:

http://www.grida.no/infop/products.htm

GRID-Arendal; provides access to geographic environmental datasets and maps (in ARC/INFO, GIF or TIFF formats).

Arts:

http://www.envirolink.org/enviroarts/

Arts; environmental arts resources (poetry, pictures, painting etc.).

Atmospheric Systems:

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/atmospheric.html

Atmospheric Systems (USA); a list of official starting points from US Global change Program.

Australia:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/erin.html

Australia; one of the best governmental site. Provides various pages of general interest.

Austria:

http://udk.bmu.gv.at/

Austria; the official Catalogue of Data Sources for the country, with powerful search tools and German thesaurus; mainly in German.

http://www.bmu.gv.at/

Austria, governmental; the official site of the Federal Ministry

of Environment, Youth and Family, with all official information, including telephone numbers and various interesting links (in German).

Baltic sea maps:

http://www.grida.no/baltic/htmls/maps.htm#gencom

GRID-Arendal; offers various environmental maps.

Belgium:

http://www.mina.be/

Flanders; all official environmental information and databases freely available on-line for Flanders. THE starting point.

Bibliographies:

http://www.princeton.edu/~mlevy/geprt/biblios.html

Bibliographies; a list of best lists

bibliographies available on-line.

Biodiversity:

http://golgi.harvard.edu/biopages/biodiversity.html

www Virtual Library, biodiversity; comprehensive.

httP://www.ecnc.nl/

ECNC; with most important European organisations, by country and by subjects, and full conventions.

http://www.biol.ucl.ac.be/ecol/html/TableMat.html

Belgium; encyclopaedia in French, covering mainly Wallonian Region and Belgium, but also Europe (CORINE), with dynamic maps and access to data (species distributions, sites, protection status and legislation).

http://www.bdt.org.br/bin21/directories.html

Who's who?; list of directories of biologists in various specialities such as specialists in biodiversity, herpetologists, taxonomists, ichthyologists, polychaete researchers, botanists, collection managers, acarologists, entomologists, environmental education specialists, mastozoologists, and also lists of zoos, musea, scientific societies, biological control laboratories, herbaria. Focused on English and Portuguese speaking World.

http://www.bdt.org.br/bin21/mailinglists.html

Mailing lists; selected mailing lists, listservs and forums for various biological specialities.

Biodiversity and biological collections:

http://muse.bio.cornell.edu/

Collections (biological); collections and other biological and biodiversity resources or databases (including images, museums, etc.).

Biofuels:

http://www.eren.doe.gov/RE/fuels.html

Renewable fuels and chemicals; about 70 links to newsgroups, organisations and other sources (with search tool).

http://www.afdc.doe.gov/0/biofuel/search.html

Biofuels publications; searchable metadatabase.

Biogeochemical dynamics:

http://www-eosdis.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/isearch.sh

datasets; a metadatabase with possibility to download the datasets found.

Business:

http://www.igc.apc.org/eco-ops/EQE/Web/welcome.html

Business and environment; comprehensive with a lot of headers covering various domains.

Canada:

http://bordeaux.uwaterloo.ca/enviro.html

Data Sources around the World; lists all links but recommends the best ones.

Central Africa:

http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~cvits/dbca/vlmm_100.htm

Central Africa; all, focused on global change.

http://allserv.rug.ac.be/~cvits/demo/html/dbmm_100.htm

Maps and databases; a metadatabase.

Central Europe:

http://pan.cedar.univie.ac.at/

The CEDAR; focuses on resources relevant to Central and Eastern European environment (all subjects). The databases are searchable through various tools, including a full text search engine. Links also to national central countries information centres (Hungary, Poland, etc.) and to the Danube Information System.

http://www.rec.hu/REC/Databases/GovDir/GovDirFind.html

Governmental organisations; a searchable metadatabase on official organisations dealing with monitoring, dissemination of information, enforcement and control of environmental regulations and environmental protection. Searchable by country, subject area, monitoring sector and others.

Chlorine and PVC:

http://www.ping.be/~ping5859/

Arguments for; a subjective encyclopaedia defending the use of chlorine and PVC. Very well done and rich in information to animate the debate on this subject.

Clearinghouse (internet resources):

http://www.clearinghouse.net/tree/envir.html

Clearinghouse; selects the best guides to internet resources, following strict criteria (this page is registered there!).

Climate (USA):

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

the National Climatic Data Centre; with on-line

data access and interactive visualisation of climate data.

Climate Change:

http://www.ouh.nl/nw/CLIM.html

Climate Change Pointers

with programs, datasets, electronic journals, institutes, overviews, weather etc.

http://www.epri.com/ME2CA/

MECCA models; allows you to evaluate climate change for all the World. Very impressive. You read html reports, create maps, move to the references . A multimedia encyclopaedia on line.

Coastal Systems:

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/earth.html

Terrestrial, Inland Aquatic, and Near Coastal Systems (USA); selected US starting points for global change research.

Code of Federal Regulations:

http://www.cfrs.nvi.net/

Code of Federal Regulations - 40 CFR (USA); a searchable full text document and links to other federal and states regulations searchable full texts.

Collections (biological):

http://muse.bio.cornell.edu/

Collections (biological); collections and other biological and biodiversity resources or databases (including images, museums, etc.).

Conventions on nature and landscape conservation (Europe):

http://www.ecnc.nl/doc/europe/legislat/conventi.html

Conventions on nature (Europe); all the texts available on-line.

Critic of Internet resources:

http://www.halcyon.com/kegill/enetdigest/subject.html

Critic of Internet resources; a weekly journal, newly created (every week, about 15 new sites are reviewed).

Danube river:

http://pan.cedar.univie.ac.at/danis

The Danube Information System; is a metadatabase on documents, events, groups, legislation, persons, programmes, standards related to the Danube river.

Data Sources (USA & Canada):

http://bordeaux.uwaterloo.ca/enviro.html

Data Sources around the World; lists all links but recommends the best ones.

Design:

http://greenmfg.me.berkeley.edu/green/consortium/sites.html

Green design and manufacturing; 50 good sites.

http://daedalus.edc.rmit.edu.au/Resources.html

Ecodesign,; selected 20 sites.

Development:

http://www.ids.ac.uk/

Developing countries; comprehensive metadatabase with a selection of good links related to development in a sustainable perspective ('developing countries').

http://www.odyssee.net/~sdesmar/enviro.html

Development, ecology, environment (fr); selection, by subject.

http://www.oneworld.org/panos/

Developing countries (news and essays, NGOs); very popular multimedia encyclopaedia with a lot of essays and news on various subjects covering the South.

Dioxine:

http://www.essential.org/listproc/dioxin-l/

Opinions; the results of a war on a mailing list.

Disasters:

http://www.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/

Environment_and_Nature/Disasters/

Disasters . About 300 links.

Ecology (discussion lists):

http://n2h2.com/KOVACS/

Ecology (discussion lists); is a metadatabase on discussion lists, with basic information needed before to subscribe to them.

Ecological and Biological Systems:

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/ecological.html

Ecological and Biological Systems (USA); of the US Global Change Research Programme

starting point for official sources.

Ecomanagement strategies for business:

http://www.igc.apc.org/eco-ops/EQE/index.html

Ecomanagement strategies for business; lists Web sites, books, periodicals and quotes about environmental quality and efficiency (EQE).

Ecotourism:

http://www.podi.com/ecosource/

Tourism; an encyclopaedia, mainly from trade perspective, but very well done and with an comprehensive list of other links.

http://www.txinfinet.com/mader/ecotravel/etour.html

Ecotourism . Several discussion papers are linked from there to present the subject in different situations and countries.

Education:

http://envirolink.org/enviroed/

Envirolink; education for teachers, students, schools, ...

Electronic Journals:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers/category/Electronic_Journal.html

Electronic Journals; by ERIN (about 20 links).

Employment:

http://www.webdirectory.com/Employment/

Employment; all about offer (opportunities) or demand (resumes) of jobs, by the Webdirectory.

Energy:

http://www.eren.doe.gov/

Finding Energy Information Resources . Provides access to EE/RE informational resources via broad subject

divisions, type of resource, type of organisation, by an alphabetical

listing of sites, and by a keyword search system.

http://solstice.crest.org/online/virtual-library/VLib-energy.html

Energy; all links (Virtual Library), mainly on renewable energy.

Engineering:

http://www.envision.net/osites/environ/envrelat.html

ENVision; selection of best sites.

European data:

http://www.eea.dk/main.html

Products of European Environment Agency;

CORINE air emissions (summary by country) and several report summaries. The contact points to receive complete CORINE databases (Biotopes, Land Cover, Soil & vegetation maps, CORINAIR, or other free reports are also available from there. Several directories exist there (CORINE data dictionary, inventory of Main Component Elements of EIONET) but are not yet accessible on-line... hopefully soon!

Fauna:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers/category/Fauna.html

Fauna; 50 links.

Flora:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers/category/Flora.html

Flora; 50 links.

Forestry:

http://www.metla.fi/info/vlib/Forestry.html

Forestry; Virtual Library, comprehensive list with various useful headers.

http://www.together.net/~wow/Index.htm

Sustainable forestry . A lot of diverse information is there.

Fuels and chemicals (renewable):

http://www.eren.doe.gov/RE/fuels.html

Fuels and chemicals; about 70 links to newsgroups, organisations and other sources (with search tool).

Gas:

http://www.greentie.org/

Greenhouse, technology; searchable structured metadatabase of about 7000 organisations and services.

General (environment):

http://www.uni-duesseldorf.de/WWW/ulb/uws.html

General (environment) (de); the environmental part of a German speacking Virtual Library.

http://www.envirolink.org/elib/

General (environment) (en); all possible links, by type, mainly for non profit users and activists.

http://www.rri.org/envhotlist.html

Green Plan On-Line Resources; in English.

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/environmental.html

General environmental sources (USA governments); official sources related on Global Change

http://www.albany.globalone.net/theMESH/elinks.html

General (environment) (en); selected by more than 450 keywords!(mainly USA focused)

http://helios.emse.fr/~brodhag/refurl/menuref1.htm

General (environment) (fr); in French, selects very good site with links sorted by various subjects

list of www sites, list of mail lists, best addresses, education (France, Canada, USA), international organisations, associations, thematic sites,

http://www.xs4all.nl/~rudydok/

General (environment) (nl); selected, in Dutch.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS):

http://www.bio-geo.uni-karlsruhe.de/gis/gisnet/gis-env.htm

Geographical Information Systems (GIS); about 10 links related to environment.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing:

http://bordeaux.uwaterloo.ca/gis.html

Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing; lists different resources and recommends the best ones, from a point of view of environment.

Geology:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers/category/Geology.html

Geology; 30 good links.

Geothermal energy:

http://www.eren.doe.gov/RE/geothermal.html

Geothermal energy; about 40 links.

Global Change:

http://wwwgateway.ciesin.org/

CIESIN's gateway; is one of the most complete decentralised searchable metadatabase on linked subjects.

The http://www.esdim.noaa.gov/NOAA-Catalog

NOAA Data Set Catalog

is a forms-based tool that allows users to search for publicly

available environmental data held by public and private sources

throughout the World, focusing on climatology, meteorology,

ecology, pollution, geology, oceanography, and remote sensing

satellites.

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/global-change.html

Global Change (USA, official); selected list of US governmental starting points.

gopher://gopher.ciesin.org/11/catalog

Gopher Servers; all by subject, including searchable libraries, by country or subject.

Global policy:

http://www.princeton.edu/~mlevy/

Global policy; list of selected lists.

Gopher servers:

gopher://unep.unep.no:70/11/enviro

UNEP list of environmental gopher servers

gopher://gopher.ciesin.org/11/catalog

Global Change; all by subject, including searchable libraries, by country or subject.

Governmental organisations:

http://www.rec.hu/REC/Databases/GovDir/GovDirFind.html

Central Europe; a searchable metadatabase on official organisations dealing with monitoring, dissemination of information, enforcement and control of environmental regulations and environmental protection. Searchable by country, subject area, monitoring sector and others.

Green engineering, green design:

http://ie.uwindsor.ca/other_green.html

Green engineering; about 50 links.

Greenhouse gas:

http://www.greentie.org/

Technology; searchable structured metadatabase of about 7000 organisations and services.

Guides (internet):

http://www.clearinghouse.net/tree/envir.html

Clearinghouse; selects the best guides to internet resources, following strict criteria.

http://helios.emse.fr/~brodhag/refurl/menuref1.htm

Selection des meilleurs sites environnement (fr); in french, selects very good site with links sorted by various subjects

list of www sites, list of mail lists, best addresses, education (France, Canada, USA), international organisations, associations, thematic sites.

Health:

http://www.webdirectory.com/Health/

Webdirectory; the top starting point for health from the point of view of environment.

Health effects of hazardous substances:

http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/hazdat.html

Toxic substances; is in fact a relational database with US contaminated sites, substances, toxicology profiles and health effects.

Heavy metals:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/indikator/indexe.htm

Heavy metals (en, de); selected, few general links.

High energy weapons tests:

http://www.pal.xgw.fi/hew/

Nuclear weapons tests; links to different texts and resources on nuclear tests and related subjects.

Humans and the Environment:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers/category/Socio-economic.html

Socio-economic; 30 good links.

Human Dimension of Global Change:

http://www.ciesin.org/IC/info-home.html

CIESIN's Information Cooperative; allows you to search data in various directories around the World in the same time.

Hunger

http://www.brown.edu/Departments/World_Hunger_Program/

Hunger Web; selected list of many links related to hunger and sustainable development.

Hydropower:

http://www.eren.doe.gov/RE/hydropower.html

Hydropower; about 40 links to organisations and newsgroups.

Ice and Snow:

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/snow.html

Snow and Ice (USA); selected US official sources (linked to Global Change research Program).

Industry:

http://www.enviroindustry.com/resources.html

Environmental Industry Resources; Covering General Resources, Agriculture, Forestry, Biodiversity,

Cleanup, Design, Energy, Employment, Government Agencies, ISO 14000

(International Environmental Management Standard), Law, Regulations,

Policy, Pollution Prevention, Recycling, Testing, Wastewater. About

10 links per subject.

http://www.isisnet.com/nseia/

Trade (Canada); lists of sites, legislation and environmental industries in Canada (focused on Nova Scotia). Links also to international sites.

Inland Aquatic Systems:

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/earth.html

Terrestrial, Inland Aquatic, and Near Coastal Systems (USA); selected US starting points for global change research.

International agreements full texts:

http://sedac.ciesin.org/pidb/texts-home.html

Policy Instruments Database

Searchable full texts of more than 120 international agreements. (English version).

Internet starting points:

http://www.ouh.nl/nw/INFO_NET.html

Internet starting points; selected (also with Dutch language information).

Internet resources (critic):

http://www.halcyon.com/kegill/enetdigest/subject.html

Critic of Internet resources; a weekly journal, newly created (every week, about 15 new sites are reviewed).

Islands:

http://www.upei.ca/~siin/

Small islands; encyclopaedia on everything linked to small islands environment and sustainable development, including directories of organisations and sources, full reports and information. Exactly the kind of site we like.

Journalism:

http://www.sej.org/

Environmental Journalism . A rewarding springboard for environmental resources

Land conservation:

http://www.webdirectory.com/Land_Conservation/

Land conservation; all about deserts and arid lands, dunes, erosion, coastal protection, arctic, caves, mining, mountains, natural resources, prairies, wetlands, etc.

Landscapes:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers/category/Landscapes.html

Landscapes; 21 sites by ERIN.

Landscapes (Europe):

httP://www.ecnc.nl/

ECNC; with most important organisations, by country and by subjects, and full conventions.

Law:

http://www.law.indiana.edu/law/intenvlaw.html

Environmental law sources; comprehensive list of the www Virtual Library.

Library:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers

/category/Library.html

Library; 20 links, by ERIN.

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA):

http://www.ivambv.uva.nl/ivam/product/lcalinks.html

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA); only few links.

List of lists:

http://ecosys.drdr.virginia.edu/Envirlists.html

List of lists; Virtual Library, comprehensive list of lists.

Listservs (nl):

http://www.ovam.be/refspubs/intermil.html#mail

Listservs (nl); selected, with comments in Dutch.

Manufacturing:

http://greenmfg.me.berkeley.edu/green/consortium/sites.html

Green design and manufacturing; 50 good sites.

Management strategies for business:

http://www.igc.apc.org/eco-ops/EQE/index.html

Ecomanagement strategies for business; lists Web sites, books, periodicals and quotes about environmental quality and efficiency (EQE).

Marine sciences:

http://www.imbc.gr/cgi-bin/searchdb2/wwwresources

Marine science information database

it is a searchable metadatabase of more than 350 sites. Points also to very valuable related sites (oceanography, datasets, catalogues of species, etc.).

Meteorology:

http://www.met.fu-berlin.de/DataSources/MetGeo.html

Meteorology; comprehensive list of the www Virtual Library.

Models:

http://www.gsf.de/UFIS/ufis/modelhom.html

About 100 models well described .

http://dino.wiz.uni-kassel.de/model_db/server.html

Ecological Models; metadatabase, by subject or name.

Molecular Biology:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers/category/Molecular_Biology.html

Molecular Biology; 15 good links by ERIN.

Monitoring organisations:

http://www.gsf.de/UNEP/contents.html

UNEP-HEMdisk

(Harmonisation of Environmental Monitoring)

Selected main international organisations.

Monitoring programs:

http://www.gsf.de/UNEP/blue1.html

UNEP-HEMdisk

(Harmonisation of Environmental Monitoring)

Selected international programs.

Monitoring of species:

http://www.im.nbs.gov/

North America; a wonderful site which give access to the best sources and encyclopaedias on the subject (migratory birds distribution, amphibians, butterflies etc.). No other starting point is needed for North America.

Nature (Europe):

httP://www.ecnc.nl/

ECNC; with most important organisations, by country and by subjects, and full conventions.

Natural resources:

http://www.vt.edu:10021/Y/yfleung/nrrips.html

Natural resources research information page; all information you need is there. This list is very well presented, with various types of information and a tree presentation for the classifications (e.g. by country)

databases, organisations, newsgroups, references, bibliographies etc.

Newsgroups:

http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/news.html

Newsgroups; to link directly to the news posted on a lot of newsgroup related to environment.

Non-Profit:

http://www.envirolink.org/elib/

Resources; concentrates on NGOs, education, E-Mail lists, activism, green market products, etc.

http://www.envirolink.org/elib/organizations.html

Organisations; short selection.

Nordic data:

http://www.grida.no/infop/products.htm

GRID-Arendal; provides On-Line access to geographic environmental datasets and maps.

http://www.wolfe.net/~greenway/

Northwest USA; the best starting point for Northwest people

various national and international links, and green yellow pages at regional level.

Norway data:

http://www.grida.no/infop/products.htm

GRID-Arendal; provides On-Line access to geographic environmental datasets and maps.

Nuclear weapons tests:

http://www.pal.xgw.fi/hew/

Nuclear weapons tests; links to different texts and resources on nuclear tests and related subjects.

Occupational safety and health:

http://turva.me.tut.fi/cis/home.html

Occupational safety and health; describes databases, institutions etc. It is the International Labour Organisation Information System.

http://www.ed.ac.uk/~rma/sites.html

Occupational and environmental health (en); a listing of internet sources.

http://www.ed.ac.uk/~rma/faqhe.html

FAQ (en); selected questions and definitions.

Oceans:

http://www.nodc.noaa.gov

The National Oceanographic Data Centre

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/ocean.html

Ocean Systems (USA); selected for official US sources, related to global change.

Opportunities (business):

http://www.enviroindustry.com/opportunities.html

Environmental Business opportunities; few links.

Organisations:

http://www.webdirectory.com

The Environmental Organisation Directory :

comprehensive list by subject, with also addresses of organisations not on internet.

http://www.envirolink.org/orgs/

Organisations (non-profit); all, without description, but a lot of links.

Ozone:

http://vest.gu.se:70/1s/ozone

Ozone depletion; a structured list with reports and links.

Parks and recreation:

<LI>http://www.webdirectory.com/Parks_and_Recreation/

Parks and recreation; all about natural parks, air and water recreation, biking, travel, hiking, camping, countries.

Photovoltaic suppliers and services:

http://www.jxj.com/dir/wdress/subject/pvareas.html

Photovoltaic suppliers and services; metadatabase with a lot of links around the World.

People of the rainforest:

http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/Rainforest/

People of the rainforest; environmental protection as seen by indigenous people and tribes

various links and reports.

Plants genetic resources:

http://web.icppgr.fao.org/links/links.HTML

Plants genetic resources; all you need is there, by subject.

Policy:

http://www.princeton.edu/~mlevy/

Global policy; list of selected lists.

Pollution:

http://www.webdirectory.com/Pollution/

Pollution; a comprehensive list of sites, by subject (air, noise, water etc.).

Protection:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers

/category/Environmental_Protection.html

Environmental Protection; 20 links.

Publications:

http://www.princeton.edu/~mlevy/geprt/pubs.html

Publications; list of best lists of publications with access to originals.

PVC (chlorine):

http://www.ping.be/~ping5859/

Arguments for; a subjective encyclopaedia defending the use of chlorine and PVC. Very well done and rich in information to animate the debate on this subject.

Quality and efficiency (EQE):

http://www.igc.apc.org/eco-ops/EQE/index.html

EQE resources; lists Web sites, books, periodicals and quotes about environmental quality and efficiency (EQE).

Rainforest:

http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/Rainforest/

People of the rainforest; environmental protection as seen by indigenous people and tribes

various links and reports.

Recycling:

http://grn.com/grn/texthome.htm

Recycling; all types of links

http://www.best.com:80/~dillon/recycle/guides/common.html

Recycling; encyclopaedia (a well done reference guide to the public).

References:

http://www.princeton.edu/~mlevy/geprt/biblios.html

References; selected On-Line bibliographies.

Remote Sensing:

http://www.ouh.nl/nw/RMS.html

Selection of good pointers; from ESA and NASA mainly, and links to comprehensive lists (Yahoo, Virtual Library).

Renewable energy:

http://www.eren.doe.gov/RE/

Renewable energy; metadatabase with organisations, newsgroups etc.

Renewable energy international organisations:

http://www.jxj.com/dir/wdress/list/orgintl.html

Renewable energy international organisations; metadatabase with about 50 adresses.

Renewable energy suppliers and services:

http://www.jxj.com/dir/wdress/

Renewable energy suppliers and services; metadatabase with mainly solar and wind energy suppliers and services from around the World (the link is slow).

Renewable fuels and chemicals:

http://www.eren.doe.gov/RE/fuels.html

Fuels and chemicals; about 70 links to newsgroups, organisations and other sources (with search tool).

Risk management:

http://turva.me.tut.fi/~oshweb/

Risk management; general list on risk management, good starting point for this point of view.

Rivers and riverine communities:

<LI><A HREF = "http://www.irn.org/links/links.html

Riverine communities; selected list, part of a network with many information on the subject.

Safety:

http://turva.me.tut.fi/~tuusital/oshlinks.html

Safety; selected sites for safety, risk management etc.

Satellite imagery:

http://gds.esrin.esa.it/Ceuro_idn_hp

The European node of the CEOS International Directory Network; describing all satellites, sensors, images, and earth data collected from space by NASA, ESA, NASDA and others.

http://www.belspo.be/telsat/

User guide for satellite imagery (Belgium) .

A complete metadatabase including satellites, sensors, images

etc., plus a list of images, distributors and users for Belgium.

Sea ice:

http://polar.wwb.noaa.gov/seaice/

Sea ice; several links and information pages on sea ice related subjects

weather history, sea ice modelling, icebergs, interaction sea-ice-atmosphere-ocean etc.

Servers:

http://kaos.erin.gov.au/other_servers

/category/server_category.html

Servers; from ERIN (Australia), an comprehensive directory with good links in a database with keywords.

Science:

http://www.envision.net/osites/environ/envrelat.html

ENVision; selection of best sites.

Small islands:

http://www.upei.ca/~siin/

Small islands; encyclopaedia on everything linked to small islands environment and sustainable development, including directories of organisations and sources, full reports and information. Exactly the kind of site we like.

Snow and Ice:

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/snow.html

Snow and Ice (USA); selected US official sources (linked to Global Change research Program).

Social:

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/Accountancy/sites.htm

Social and environmental sites; all with comments, organised by subjects.

Soil remediation:

http://www.ovam.be/cgi-bin/ovam-read/choice

Bibliography (nl); metadatabase with about 18000 references on waste and soil remediation. Presented in Dutch, but references in all languages (mainly English, French, Dutch).

Solar energy:

http://www.eren.doe.gov/RE/solar.html

Solar energy; about 100 links of different types (discussion lists, news, organisations etc.).

Solar influences:

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/solar.html

Solar Influences (global change); selected US official sources.

Solid Earth Systems:

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/earthhis.html

Solid Earth Systems; selected US official sources.

South Africa:

http://www.infoweb.co.za/enviro.htm

South Africa Web sites; only 2 links.

Species databases:

http://www.ecnc.nl/doc/projects/metaspec.html

European species; metadatabase of the existing national or multinational databases on European species. Gives contact points, availability and covering periods of the databases. The most important ones are there for various European; (West and Centre) countries.

http://envirolink.org/species/

Species lists; all available.

Species monitoring:

http://www.im.nbs.gov/

North America; a wonderful site which give access to the best sources and encyclopaedias on the subject (migratory birds distribution, amphibians, butterflies etc.). No other starting point is needed for North America.

Standards:

http://www.foe.co.uk/camps/edu/standards/

Environmental information standards; the main database standards are linked from there (lists of species, database formats etc.).

Sustainable Agriculture mailing lists, listservs, news:

http://www.latrobe.edu.au:80/nexus/HTML/sust-ag.html

Sustainable Agriculture mailing lists, listservs, news; all, with comments and guidelines for subscription.

Sustainable building

http://www.greenbuilder.com/general/BuildingSources.html

Sustainable building .

Sustainable development:

http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/sustain.html

Best sustainable development starting points; selection.

The http://iisd1.iisd.ca/ic/

IISD directory; is a full meta-database with everything you need, up to date.

http://www.sustainable.doe.gov/database/index.html

Sustainable development (USA); metadatabase of about 800 sources.

http://iisd1.iisd.ca/ic/info/listserv.htm

listservs, majordomo, forums; all, with description.

Technology:

http://qqq.com/ecotech/sites/

Ecotech 95

links to relevant Congresses; Fairs, Environmental Management,

Environmental Technology, Governmental Organisations, Recycling; Waste disposal, research; Standardisation, Listservers Newsgroups.

http://www.gnet.org/gnet/tech/techdb/mstrindx.htm

GNET; an impressive hypermedia encyclopaedia with description of all technologies, with hyperlinks to related technologies or sites.

http://www.greentie.org/

Greenhouse gas technology; searchable structured metadatabase of about 7000 organisations and services.

Terrestrial, Inland Aquatic, and Near Coastal Systems:

http://www.gcdis.usgcrp.gov/topics/earth.html

Terrestrial, Inland Aquatic, and Near Coastal Systems (USA); selected US starting points for global change research.

Tourism:

http://www.podi.com/ecosource/

Tourism; an encyclopaedia, mainly from trade perspective, but very well done and with an comprehensive list of other links.

http://www.txinfinet.com/mader/ecotravel/etour.html

Ecotourism . Several discussion papers are linked from there to present the subject in different situations and countries.

Toxic substances:

http://atsdr1.atsdr.cdc.gov:8080/hazdat.html

Toxic substances; is in fact a relational database with US contaminated sites, substances, toxicology profiles and health effects.

http://www.calepa.cahwnet.gov/dtsc.htm

Toxic substances (California, USA); a comprehensive starting point for information about toxic and pollution prevention in California. Contains newsletters, press releases, draft policy documents, site mitigation program, policies, permit assistance centres, ...

Trade:

http://www.isisnet.com/nseia/

Trade (Canada); lists of sites, legislation and environmental industries in Canada (focused on Nova Scotia). Links also to international sites.

Transportation:

http://www.webdirectory.com/Transportation/

Transportation; all links (solar vehicles, biking, electric vehicles, etc.), from the famous Webdirectory.

United Nations:

http://www.unep.ch/

UNEP-Geneva; with the searchable full texts of the UN environmental conventions with all details, and of course links to other UN bodies.

USA:

The http://www.epa.gov/Access/contents.html

Environmental Protection Agency; of course.Truly extensive place to lose yourself in environmental data, with Web gopher and ftp servers (not only relevant to USA!).

Videos:

http://www.videoproject.org/videoproject/

Videos; a list of about 250 videos for all ages.

Waste:

Browse the http://www.wrfound.org.uk/wrfwww.html

World Wide Waste Web .

http://www.ovam.be/multilang.html

Belgium; encyclopaedia (richer part is in Dutch), with searchable databases etc. THE starting point for Flanders, Belgium. Also comprehensive lists of links to environmental or waste sites.

http://www.ovam.be/cgi-bin/ovam-read/choice

Bibliography (nl); metadatabase with about 18000 references on waste and soil remediation. Presented in Dutch, but references in all languages (mainly English, French, Dutch).

http://www.tsdcentral.com/public/

USA; link to publications, industry associations and all official links in USA, including legislation, EPA, state agencies and regulations, pollution prevention, compliance, OSHA, department of defence. Also a waste industry market place where you can register as a potential buyer or saler.

Water quality, water resources (and agriculture):

http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/AgrEnv/Water

The water quality information centre; provides bibliographies, http://

www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/AgrEnv/Water/list3.txt

discussion lists; descriptions of other http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/AgrEnv/Water/path.txt

bibliographic databases; and other resources on water (related to agriculture).

http://www.inform.umd.edu:8080/EdRes/Topic/AgrEnv/Water/Water-Related_Events

Events, conferences, call for papers; is updated monthly and typically contains 80 to 100 entries.

http://h2osparc.wq.ncsu.edu/

Encyclopaedia; a decision support system, very well done, for people dealing with a problem of pollution of water elsewhere.

Weather data (USA):

http://covis.atmos.uiuc.edu/geosciences/resources/data/weather/weather.html

Weather data resources; including access to real time data and maps.

Wildlife:

http://www.webdirectory.com/Wildlife/

Organisations, by subject; all, sorted by subjects such as 'marine mammals', etc. Gives also the addresses of organisations that are not on internet.

Wind energy:

http://www.eren.doe.gov/RE/wind.html

Wind energy; links to organisations, newsgroups etc.

Wind energy suppliers and services:

http://www.jxj.com/dir/wdress/

Wind energy suppliers and services; a metadatabase with numerous entries from all over the World


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