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Environmental Science & Studies Research Guide

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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 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' Agreement on Ocean Health 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

National Council for Science and the Environment

The Encyclopedia of Earth

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ECOTOX Database of single chemical toxicity data for aquatic life, terrestrial plants and wildlife

Environmental Justice Resources U.S. EPA

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Ecosystem Resources from USGS

National Wetlands Research Center

National Agricultural Library USDA

Pew Oceans Commission reports and analyses on marine resource management

BISON Biodiversity Information Serving our Nation form USGS


Global Change Master Directory from NASA

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Environmental Evidence Library from the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the UN

United Nations Environmental 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

EarthTrends Environmental Information Portal from World Resources Institute

GEO Data Portal online data graphs from the UN Environment Programme 

Environmental Issues from ThoughtCo