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In the following list you will find Internet sites and organizations whose agendas relate to the topics explored in Bill Moyers Reports: Earth on Edge. This list is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but, rather, a starting place to find additional information about ecosystem related issues and opportunities to get involved.

The resource list is divided into 6 sections: Environmental Information Sites; Environmental News Sources; Sites Especially for Educators; The Top 20 Largest Environmental Organizations by Membership; Other National Organizations and Outreach Partners; and Books and Periodicals About Ecosystems.

Special thanks to our outreach partners, large and small organizations across the nation who have been helping us spread the word about Earth on Edge to their members and friends, through newsletters, listserves, and websites. Outreach partners are indicated by an asterisk * throughout our resources list. We invite you to check out their good work.


Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
Provides records of carbon dioxide and other gas concentrations and emissions; it also provides measurements of long-term climate trends, the vulnerability of coastal areas, and the effects of carbon dioxide on vegetation.

Conservation International
Promoting awareness and providing analysis about the world's most endangered biodiversity through scientific programs, local awareness campaigns, and economic initiatives.

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
Data on crop productivity, forestry and agroforestry, water management, aquaculture, and livestock.

Earth Charter
Information and ideas to establish a sound ethical foundation for the emerging global society and to help build a sustainable world based on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.

The World Resource Institute's new online source for timely, accurate, and relevant environmental and sustainable development information.

Ecological Society of America
Resources for the public, scientists, and policymakers on science, biotechnology, natural resource management, ecological restoration, ozone depletion and global climate change, ecosystem management , and extinction and loss of biological diversity.

Ecosystem Management Links
This University of Michigan School of Natural Resources web site includes a wealth of links to information on ecosystem management, research, and projects, and to professional societies, NGOs and government agencies.

Environmental Defense Scorecard
Maps and information about pollution sources. Search for information about your community.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
FAO collects, analyses, interprets anddisseminates information relating to nutrition, food, agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Global Water Partnership Forum
Providing links to various databases, libraries and websites; it also encourages consistent and collaborative management of water at global, regional and local levels.

Information Highway to the Global Environment
Directory of organizations and institutes active in environmental monitoring.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Scientific, technical and socio-economic information about the risk of human-induced climate change.

NASA's Global Change Master Directory
Provides access to data from a variety of sources and links to the original source; topics include earth science, biology, agriculture, water quality, and land use.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Information and data from the US government agency responsible for U.S. weather and climate forecasting, monitoring and archiving of ocean and atmospheric data, management of marine fisheries and mammals, mapping and charting of all U.S. waters, and coastal zone management.
Web portal for human rights and sustainable development. Environmental news, reports, perspectives, information on campaigns and volunteer opportunities.

Population Reference Bureau
Information on U.S. and international population trends and their implications.

Sustainable Communities Network
Linking people to resources and one another to create healthy, vital, sustainable communities.

United Nations Development Programme
Information and analysis from the UN's principal provider of development advice, advocacy and grant support. Publishes annual Human Development Report.
Authoritative environmental information from a broad range of information and data providers committed to making their information freely available to the whole spectrum of users of environmental information.

United States Environmental Protection Agency
Provides information on environmental issues from air to waste. Has a special "EPA Explorers" page with information and activities for kids.

Volunteer Opportunities Worldwide
Directory of global volunteer opportunities. Environment is an area of focus.

World Bank Environment Program
Research and data on poverty alleviation and sustainable development; a focus on finding ways to ensure that economic growth does not come at the expense of the world's physical and ecological systems.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Provides printed and electronic information covering key aspects of biodiversity conservation and key biodiversity links worldwide.

World Conservation Union
Has a bookstore providing information on over 2000 titles spanning more than 50 years. Bibliographic data on all publications published by the World Conservation Union and with other organizations or publishers.

World Conservation Union/The 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Provides data on the risk of extinction for taxa that have been evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories.

World Health Organization
A clearinghouse for health issues worldwide and information.

World Wildlife Fund
Leading privately supported international conservation organization in the world providing information on endangered species, endangered places, forests, climate change, oceans and toxic chemicals.


Environmental News Network
Working to educate the world about environmental issues facing our Earth.

Reuters 'World Environment News' from Planet Ark

Daily environmental news from Grist Magazine, gloom and doom with a sense of humor.

Environment News Service (ENS)

E Magazine
Independent newsstand-quality publication on environmental issues.

IISD Linkages, electronic clearing-house for information on past and upcoming international meetings related to environment and development policy.

Pesticide Action Network Updates Service

UN WIRE, an independent news briefing about the United Nations

EarthNet News
A project of the Center for Environmental Citizenship

World Environmental Journalists E-Group


EElink-Environmental Education on the Internet
Information and ideas that will help educators explore the environment and investigate current issues with students. Gateway site to information about fresh water, coasts and oceans, air and climate, waste, population, forestry and agriculture. Consistent with key principles of environmental education.

EPA Curriculum and Resources
Resources for teachers on topics ranging from conservation, ecosystems, health, air and water pollution to waste and recycling.

EPA Student Center
Middle and High School students can explore a wide range of environmental issues - air, conservation, ecosystems, water, human health, waste, and recycling.

GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment)
A hands-on environment science and education program that unites students, educators, and scientists from around the world in studying the global environment. Resource Room offers teachers additional materials.

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