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California and West Coast

CERES- California Environmental Resources Evaluation System
California Coastal Commission Publications a variety of web documents on coastal issues of regional relevance 
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary a wealth of local information on aquatic and marine topics
Former Fort Ord Environmental Cleanup website 
California Natural Diversity Database from California Department of Fish and Game
California Department of Conservation
California Energy Commission Climate Change Partnerships
Center for Environmental Public Policy (CEPP) at UC Berkeley
California Climate Action at UC Berkeley Law School
California Environmental Protection Agency
West Coast Governors' Alliance on Ocean Health (WCGA) California, Oregon and Washington


National portal to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies
Congressional Research Service Reports
Resources for the Future issue papers
The Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE)
The Encyclopedia of Earth
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ECOTOX Knowledgebase provides single chemical environmental toxicity data on aquatic and terrestrial species
Environmental Justice Resources (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
USGS Ecosystems Mission Area
USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
National Agricultural Library (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Ocean Conservation (Pew Charitable Trusts) reports and analyses on marine resource management
Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) project is the foundation of Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) national data portal from USGS



International Directory Network from NASA's EarthData Open Access for Open Science
Biodiversity Heritage Library
CEE Database of Evidence Reviews (CEEDER)  from the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the UN
United Nations Environment Programme


Online dictionaries and reference sources

StreamNet Fish Data for the Northwest
Encyclopedia Britannica Online has numerous brief articles on environmental topics


Environmental Studies portals

World Resources Institute, Resources Library from World Resources Institute
GRID Geneva online data graphs from the UN Environment Programme 
Science, Technology, Math from ThoughtCo