Reference

Environment

Categories

* Biodiversity
* Biosecurity
* Climate Change
* Conservation
* Endangered Species
* Energy Efficiency
* Fracking
* Government Agencies
* Marine & Oceans
* Pollution
* Sustainable Business
* Sustainable Living
* Waste Management and Minimisation
* Water Quality & Supply

Sites

* Environmental Studies and Policy Collection
Search journals for different environmental perspectives from the scientific community, government policy makers and corporate interests. Explore more than 3 million articles on global warming, climate change, alternative energy, environmental policy, going green, recycling, soil, plants, agronomy and more.
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* GreenFile
Research database covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. A collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects and what can be done to minimise them. Includes some full text content.
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* Living Green
Environment and sustainability reference suite. Living Green Digital Libraries includes an examination of pollution's causes and consequences, overviews of the major ecosystems and current threats they face, an explanation of green building and transportation principles, an investigation of green issues in food production and consumption, and room-by-room explorations of green practices at home. Part of World Book Web.
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* A Dictionary of Ecology
Published by Oxford University Press, 1998. Electronic Resource from Oxford Reference Online.
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* Earth and Environmental Sciences @ Oxford Reference Online
A collection of reference books covering Earth and Environmental Sciences.
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* The Encyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management
Published by Blackwell Science, 1998. Electronic Resource from Credo reference.
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* Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservationís mission is to mitigate critical threats to global biological and cultural diversity From the American Museum of Natural History
* Earth Day April 22
Founded by the organisers of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide.
* The Earth Institute at Columbia University
* Earthtrends
Environmental information portal from the World Resources Institute.
* ENN - Environmental News Network
* Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand
Aims to lead all Environmental practitioners, support their profession, set standards for best available practicies and enable practitioners to promote and achieve a sustainable Australia and New Zealand.
* Environmental Visualization Laboratory
Video and imagery of world-wide weather and climate data.
* Friends of the Earth
* Greenpeace
independent, campaigning organisation 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. Information on their different campagns: Climate, Toxics Site, Nuclear, Genetic Engineering, Ocean Dumping, Forests and the Greenpeace Ships. Includes an archive which is searchable.
* Hazmobile
Auckland Region Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collection
* Living Planet Report
The Living Planet Report is WWF's periodic update on the state of the world's ecosystems.
* Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
* Right Car
Find out how your vehicle rates for fuel economy, safety, CO2 emissions and pollutants. From the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA).
* TRAFFIC
TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature. TRAFFIC works in co-operation with the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES). TRAFFIC is a joint programme of WWF and IUCN-The World Conservation Union.
* UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Provides information for policy and action to conserve the living world. Now an office of the UN based in Cambridge, UK, the Centre's work is an integral part of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
* UNESCO World Heritage
* United Nations Atlas of the Oceans
The Atlas is an information system designed for use by policy makers who need to become familiar with ocean issues and by scientists, students and resource managers who need access to underlying data bases and approaches to sustainability.
* United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
UNEP's mandate is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment and to encourage sustainable development through sound environmental practices everywhere. A specialized agency within the United Nations system.
* World Disasters Report
Annual report which analyses the humanitarian crises of the past, present and future and provides comprehensive analysis of the world's humanitarian crises, for disaster professionals and donors, politicians and planners, scientists and academics, journalists and community aid workers.