Monday, August 28, 2006

Environment category @ Wikipedia


Environment category index at the Wikipedia.

Friday, August 18, 2006



EcoWorld is an internet publishing company featuring the web site, an information resource on nature and clean technology. More information and forums can be found on our Editor's blog, Providers of earth-friendly products and services who seek an eco-conscious audience of consumers and green business people are encouraged to consider as a venue for their online advertising messages. To find out more about advertising opportunities to EcoWorld's audience that can exceed 10,000 visitors per day, view EcoWorld's Online Media Kit.

EcoWorld's nature section provides information on the state of planetary ecosystems and projects underway, everywhere, to preserve and restore species and ecosystems. To provide information on planetary ecosystems and the species within, the nature section is divide into seven categories, each including searchable databases, articles and updates.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The Scottish Solar Energy Group (SSEG)


The Scottish Solar Energy Group (SSEG) exists to promote solar interests in Scotland, as a means of reducing national reliance upon environmentally polluting, non-renewable fossil based fuels whilst enhancing the health, comfort and safety within internal working and living environments. Membership is open to all with an interest in solar energy. Applications are especially welcome from teachers, researchers, building and services design professionals, component manufacturers, system suppliers and students.

SSEG events include regular visits to solar projects, meetings, talks and participation in energy related conferences and competitions. Whilst the SSEG is a wholly autonomous body, it has excellent contacts with national organisations such as Solar Energy Society, the Solar Energy Society of Ireland, the British Wind Energy Association, the Energy Design Advisory Service, the Association of Scottish Schools of Architecture and many others.

Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Huntington Park Asthma Study


This study is an epidemiological study of the acute respiratory health effects of air pollution, particularly air toxics, on children with asthma. Twenty-six asthmatic Hispanic school children residing in Eastern Los Angeles participated in the study during the winter of 1999-2000. The study was co-sponsored by the California Air Resources Board and the South Coast Air Quality Management District and conducted by investigators at the University of California, Irvine.
Importance of the Study

  • The information gathered in this study provides insight regarding the measurement methods needed to assess personal Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) exposures and doses in children.
  • The association between exposure to VOCs and asthma symptoms is largely unknown. This is one of the first epidemiological studies to evaluate the association between exposure to VOCs and other criteria air pollutants and acute health effects in asthmatic children.

Friday, August 4, 2006

The Environmental News Network


For over twenty years, the Environmental News Network ( has published news, commentary, and information about how we live on earth. Our mission is simple: to provide a global perspective on environmental issues, and to promote thought, discussion, and awareness among our readers. We accomplish this by featuring content that is balanced, non-partisan, comprehensive and educational in nature.

Vital Climate Graphics @ UNEP


This is an extensive set of pictures displaying the effects of climate change.



Globalis is an interactive world atlas where you decide what is to be displayed on the map. Globalis aims to create an understanding for similarities and differences in human societies, as well as how we influence life on the planet. The data that's displayed is collected by the UN and other international organisations who collect large amounts of statistics each year from all over the world. These statistics cover a wide range of different issues, which are often presented in large reports and tables that are not easily adapted for use in schools. With Globalis, we have made these statistics available in a simpler and more visual format.

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI)


The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally sustainable societies. EESI believes meeting this goal requires transitions to social and economic patterns that sustain people, the environment and the natural resources upon which present and future generations depend. EESI produces credible, timely information and innovative public policy initiatives that lead to these transitions. These products take the form of publications, briefings, work shops and task forces.

EESI carries out policymaker education and analysis projects in the areas of energy efficiency and renewable energy, global climate change, agriculture, biofuels, smart-growth, and clean bus technologies. Cross-cutting efforts are focused on alternative environmental strategies.

Earth Policy Institute


Earth Policy Institute, dedicated to providing a vision of an environmentally sustainable economy—an eco-economy—as well as a roadmap of how to get from here to there.

During the 40 years since the publication of Silent Spring and the birth of the modern environmental movement, the environmental community has worked hard to arrest the deterioration of the Earth’s health. Many battles have been won, but we are losing the war. The Earth’s capacity to support the economy continues to deteriorate. The gap between what we need to do to arrest the deterioration of the Earth and what we are doing continues to widen.

Somehow we have to turn the tide. There is a need for a new initiative, a new organization, and a new organizational model, one engaged in a research program and research products that are designed for use by the media and that are directed at policymakers. The goal of the Earth Policy Institute is to raise public awareness to the point where it will support an effective public response to the threats posed by continuing population growth, rising CO2 emissions, the loss of plant and animal species, and the many other trends that are adversely affecting the Earth. The dissemination of information from the Institute is designed to help set the public agenda.

While the environmental community has gained a well-deserved reputation for successfully opposing certain policies or initiatives that it is against, it is less clear what the community is for. Without a vision, without a sense of where we want to go, it will be very difficult to get there. The purpose of the Earth Policy Institute is to provide a vision of what an environmentally sustainable economy will look like, a roadmap of how to get from here to there, and an ongoing assessment of this effort, of where progress is being made and where it is not.

The Community Clean Water Institute


Community Clean Water Institute (CCWI) protects water resources and public health, identifies pollution sources through research, education and water quality testing, and prevents water pollution throughout Northern California. CCWI collects and analyzes existing water and air test data, engages in education and community outreach activities, and shares information with government regulatory agencies and the public.

Community Clean Water Institute has developed a water quality testing program and laboratory to test ground, surface, and drinking water sources for a variety of pollutants and to make all of the findings available to the public. Community Clean Water Institute works with grassroots watershed groups and other non-profit organizations to address issues of clean water and public health. CCWI responds to reports from the public concerning suspected pollution and upon research and analysis decides whether or not the area needs to be tested.

Blue Water Network


Bluewater Network works to stop environmental damage from vehicles and vessels, and to protect human health and the planet by reducing dependence on fossil fuels. Bluewater is a division of Friends of the Earth - the U.S. voice of the world's largest network of environmental groups with one million supporters in 70 countries across five continents.