Open Government - FOIA Webpages
Department & Agency Links
- Library of
Science Inventory Database - Access 4,000+ science activities and
scientific and technical work products
& Environmental Publications -- Search or list U.S. and
International publications from Global Recycling Network. To list more
than 360 U.S. pbulications, select USA and click the Search button
Market Research - Dot.com markets from dotcom.com
of Think Tanks - A listing by University of Michigan Library of
conservative, liberal, and "nonpartisan" think tanks and research
of Policy Issues (Environment Section) - Comprehensive links and
background information on major U.S. public policy issues.
- Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Academies' - In 1863, the United
States Congress created the National Academy of Sciences to advise the
government in scientific and technical matters. Academies': Sciences,
Engineering, Medicine & Research Council.
American Association for the Advancement of Science -
Founded in 1848, AAAS serves some 262 affiliated societies and academies of
science, serving 10 million individuals. AAAS publishes the journal
operates the research news website
Library For The Environment
Research Service Reports
- From the The National Council for
Science and the Environment (NCSE). The Congressional Research Service
(CRS), part of the Library of Congress, prepares its reports for the U.S.
Congress. CRS products undergo review for accuracy and objectivity and
contain nontechnical information that can be very useful to people
interested in environmental policy
Service Reports - From the OpenCRS project; A project of the Center for
Democracy & Technology. Project to make the Congressional Research Service
(CRS) reports available to the public.
Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) - A a non-profit
organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies.
Founded in 1984 by a bipartisan group of Members of Congress concerned about
energy and environmental issues.
Science & Technology - Published
twice monthly, ES&T is a unique source of information for
scientific and technical professionals in a wide range of environmental
disciplines. In its research section, contributed material may appear as
current research papers, policy analyses, or critical reviews.
Environmental Publications Internet Site (NEPIS) - Search, view, and
print, including full images of all original pages and full-text, from a
collection of over 7,000 archival and current documents.
Technical Information Service (NTIS) - The largest, central resource for
government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related
information available today.
On-Line Documents - Search for documents on-line and download for a
small fee or link to agency website.
Publications From NEPIS
- resource for knowledge-based news, embargoed
research results and expert contacts from the world's leading research
institutions: universities, colleges, laboratories, professional
organizations, governmental agencies, and private research groups active in
the fields of medicine, science, business and the humanities.
of Environment, Conservation &
- 1Up Info -
Encyclopedia - Browse articles in all areas of topics within Earth &
Environment, History, Literature & Arts, Health & Medicine, People,
Philosophy & Religion, Places, Plants & Animals, Science &
Technology, Social Science, Law, Sports, Everyday Life, and more.
Environmental Documents Links -
Office & Program Publication Links - Office
and Program publication pages provide direct access to full-text
publications or information about the publications which are produced by the
various Offices and Programs.
Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) - coordinates the development of the
National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI).
Order 12906 calls for the establishment of the National Spatial Data
Infrastructure defined as the technologies, policies, and people necessary
to promote sharing of geospatial data throughout all levels of government,
the private and non-profit sectors, and the academic community.
Information Management System (EIMS) - EIMS became EPA's node of the
NSDI as of August 24, 2000. Focuses on the organization of
descriptive information (metadata) for data sets, databases, documents,
models, projects, and spatial data. The EIMS design also provides a
repository for scientific documentation that can be easily accessed with
standard Web browsers to place a virtual library on the desktop of EPA
staff and others with Internet access.
Environmental RouteNet - Gateway to the world's foremost databases and
information sources available via the Internet. The service includes
searchable links to hundreds of carefully-screened environmentally-related
resources, selected and indexed by the editors at Cambridge Scientific
- Gateway to Global Change Data from the U.S. Global Change Research Program
Global Development Research
Center - a virtual organization that carries out initiatives in
education, research and practice, in the spheres of environment, urban,
community, economy and information, and at scales that are effective.
Network - The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network is a
collaborative effort involving more than 1100 scientists and students
investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial
Science Foundation (NSF) - An
independent agency of the U.S. Government, established by the National
Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended, and related legislation, 42
U.S.C. 1861 et seq., and was given additional authority by the Science and
Engineering Equal Opportunities Act (42 U.S.C. 1885), and Title I of the
Education for Economic Security Act (20 U.S.C. 3911 to 3922).
Global Change Master Directory - Descriptions of Earth science data sets
and services relevant to global change research. The GCMD database includes
descriptions of data sets covering agriculture, the atmosphere, biosphere,
hydrosphere and oceans, snow and ice, geology and geophysics,
paleoclimatology, and human dimensions of global change.
Research Data - National Center for Atmospheric Research maintains a
large collection of atmospheric and oceanographic data for use in climate
Environmental Data Index - NEDI provides direct access to environmental
data and information descriptions, and thereby, improves awareness of and
facilitates access to data and information holdings. NEDI will be a core
element of the National Information Infrastructure (NII), with a goal to
effectively identify government environmental data holdings.
System - Links together more than a dozen environmental databases in
many organizations in NOAA. A limited but growing portion of NOAA's
environmental data and information is presently available through this
Agricultural Library - The National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of
the Agricultural Research Service of
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is
one of four National Libraries in the United States. NAL is a major
international source for agriculture and related information.
Pollution Issues - A-Z scientific articles about various aspects of
environment protection. Includes user contributions option to comment or
provide new information.
SpringerLink - One
of the world's leading online information services for scientific,
technical, and medical (STM) books and journals.
- The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit
DocuTicker - A
daily hand-picked selection of resources, reports and publications from
government agencies, NGOs, think tanks and other public interest
organizations. Many categories including: climate & weather, environment,
Archives and Records Administration - . . . to ensure ready access to
essential evidence . . .that documents the rights of American citizens, the
actions of federal officials, and the national experience . . .
Government Information Locator System (GILS)
Databases - Listing of Agency databases by media category
- Fed Web
- Fed Web and its companion in print, The Internet Blue Pages,
presents information on government publications following the organization
of the United States Government Manual, with arrangement by departmental
agency, with legislative, judicial, and executive agencies grouped and other
agencies listed alphabetically.
Government Resources on the Web
- (University of Michigan Documents Center) The fact that this
logically-arranged site has connections to foreign, state, and local sites
and their publications makes it a particularly valuable resource.
R & D Project Summaries -
Searchable databases of federal agencies to find descriptions, awards, and
summaries of federally funded research.
Accountability Office (GAO) - Reports and Testimony database search.
Network - This network is the
most comprehensive science portal to federal gray (hard-to-find) technical
to Government Information on the Internet - (University of
Pittsburgh) Guide to international, state, and local government
information, as well as the resources of the U.S. government.
to Effectively Locate Government Information on the World Wide Web - (University
of California, San Diego) This is a "hands-on" workshop
demonstrating how to access retrieval of federal government information on
the Web effectively.
U.S. Government Documents - (Internet Public Library)
Help in searching government documents online as well as advice on how to
obtain government documents in paper copy.
Systems Public Records - From Pacific Information Resources. The
first and the largest collection of free public records on the internet;
state, national and international.
Records Finder - The largest free public records search engine on
the Internet designed to locate free public records; state, national
of Hazardous And Solid Waste Publications -
U.S. EPA has
posted an excellent reference document on-line entitled,
Catalog of Hazardous And
Solid Waste Publications
Seventeenth Edition - September 2004.
The catalog lists hazardous
and solid waste documents released by the U.S. EPA's Office of Solid Waste (OSW).
New titles appear in bold. Documents listed in this catalog can be ordered
from one of three sources: OSW, NTIS, or GPO. Documents marked with an
asterisk are available on the Internet, and not in paper format at this time.
The Catalog is organized in a very user-friendly format with chapters
including: Introduction; Shortcuts (active links) to OSW Web Pages;
Abbreviations and Acronyms; Alphabetical Listing of Titles with Abstracts;
Alphabetical Listing of Subjects; Numerical Listing of Titles; Ordering
Information and Forms; and Additional EPA Sources of Hazardous and Solid Waste
Information. Access the Catalog website for an overview and links to the
complete document or various sections.
Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Online - International Standards Organization
14001 & EMS Resources - From the
International Network for Environmental Management (INEM)
Environmental Management Systems 101 Course -
From U.S. EPA
- Basics, software, guides, free advice and newsletter
ISO 14000 - General information and services related to the ISO
14000 environmental management standards
14000 FAQs - From ANSI
14000 Discussion List - From the ISO Information Center; Post your
messages and search the articles already posted.
14001 Companies, etc. Search by State, Country, etc.
Accreditation Forum (IAF)
Bodies (Registrars) Directory
Registered Companies - Lists of registered companies and
Department of Navy Environmental Management System Library
Department of Energy Environmental Management System Guidance
Accredited Registrars - EMS ISO 14001 registrars that have earned
accreditation in accordance with ANSI RAB standards
EPA 14001 Links - Includes State EMS links
MDEQ EMS Page - Fact Sheet, Step by Step, Manual, Basics Slideshow
DEP EMS Page - EMS news, articles, service providers,
publications, presentations and links
14001 Articles - From MGMT Alliances; magazine articles and
14001 Standards - A listing of existing series of ISO 14001
14001 Standards - An introduction to the ISO 14001 family of EMS
14001 Publications & Articles -- National Sanitation
Foundation (NSF) including free downloads like Environmental
Management Systems - An Implementation Guide for Small and Medium-Sized
Organizations 2001 and many more
Database on Environmental Management Systems (NDEMS) - The
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and the Environmental
Law Institute (ELI), supported by USEPA, are compiling this data
Initiative on ISO 14001 - Maintained by ECOLOGIA (ECOlogists
Linked for Organizing Grassroots Initiatives and Action) is a private,
non-profit international organization
Environmental Management System Resource Center (PEER)
Strategies - Multinational site that supports ISO 14000 and
environmental management systems
International and Regional Standards Organizations - A listing
U.S. EPA Small Business ISO 14001 Links - Links to websites,
information and documentation
U.S. EPA’s EMS Information
U.S. EPA Guidance on the Use of the Environmental Management Systems in
Enforcement Settlements June 12, 2003 (pdf)
U.S. Office of the Federal Environmental
Executive Environmental Management
Systems guidance and resources
National Biosolids Program environmental management system (EMS) Blueprint
Sea Grant - joint program of Michigan State University and the
University of Michigan, promotes greater knowledge of the Great Lakes
through research and education.
Lakes Information Network (GLIN) - Comprehensive Great Lakes
information from the Great Lakes Commission.
- Great Lakes
Protection Fund - A private, nonprofit corporation formed in 1989 by
the Governors of the Great Lakes States. Fund interests include Preventing
Biological Pollution, Restoring Natural Flow Regimes and Using Market
Mechanisms for Environmental Improvement.
Great Lakes Protection Fund - The
mission of the Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund is to provide a source
of reliable funding for new research and demonstration projects to preserve,
enhance, and restore the Great Lakes and its component ecosystems.
Lakes Directory - (Great Lakes Environmental Directory) provides
information via an extensive online searchable library of Great Lakes
environmental articles and organizations. A project of the
Environmental Association for Great Lakes Education (EAGLE)
and the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund (GLAHNF).
Institute - Washington-based, private, non-profit, and non-partisan
research organization dedicated to economic vitality, environmental quality,
and regional equity for Northeast and Midwest states. Extensive reports on
Agriculture, Biological Pollution, Brownfields, Energy, Federal Spending and
Regional Demographics, Great Lakes, Manufacturing, Smart Growth,
Transportation and Trade, and the Upper Mississippi River.
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