Some Useful Environmental Web Sites
General Environmental Sites
CERES the Calif. State
environmental document web site has thousands of scientific and
planning books and articles.
Issues, a web site with 700 links to major topics in most
environmental areas of concern.
Periodicals Bibliography has citations from 1000 scientific and
popular journals and lists 630,000 articles
Scientific Journals on line, many of them free, others have only
table of contents but you could then order them by interlibrary loan
from our library.
Environmental Quality Atlas
EPA Region 9 (includes Calif.)
Maps - HUD and EPA got together to help people understand the
problems in their neighbornoods. This site makes maps of local areas
and shows major polluters, brownfields, superfund sites, and waste
U.S. Geological Survey main
site branches to many topics including volcanoes, landslides,
earthquakes, soil erosion and more.
Chemistry and Toxicity for Environmentalists
Toxic Substances and Disease Resistry was set up by the U.S.
Congress to keep track of people who were sickened by industrial and
agricultural pollution. They have maps of polluted neighbornoods and
informative, easy to read essays about the toxicity of many common
information about most industrial chemicals in our society including
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). These are very helpful.
Information, a wide variety of common agricultural and
Web-elements a site
with information about each element. Some things for little kids,
some things for professional chemists. Very easy to use and friendly
even when you find very technical information. Teachers should look
several major universities have developed a site which answers
questions about adverse health risks, diet and cancer, food safety,
pesticides, safe drinking water, sensitive populations of people and
animals, safe soil for gardens
Shakey Ground maps of the Bay Region earthquake hazards
Oceanography and Bay Science
Public Awareness of Environmental Problems
Global Response letter
writing suggestions each month for little kids, highschool kids,
and adults. This is a great source of information about major
environmental problems around the world which are not well covered by
mainline media. Perfect for teachers.
U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture, California offices of the federal Natural Resource
Conservation Service (mostly soil conservation)
Topography and Location
Free Topographic Maps of
the entire U.S. and not too much advertising.
Water Resources and Water Hazards
California Dept. of
Water Resources rain and snow, tide and river flow conditions and
more about water supply
Librarians Web Links, perhaps the most complete water site on the
Weather and Climate
Library Climate Links - lots of good suggestions from your
friends in the Library and the Geography Department
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