Sites to turn you green
Check the information superhighway on some environmental facts and what we could do to arrest the destruction of our planet.
HAVE YOU ever wondered about the future of life, the universe and everything? If you have, then you surely would be worried about our environment.
And if you are worried, here are some of the best sites on the environment with a wealth of interesting information on the bad things that are happening to our planet and the good we can do to set it right.
United Nations Environment Network
http://www.unep.net: The United Nations Environment Network is a global portal to authoritative environmental information based on themes and regions.
It brings together environmental information and data providers and facilitates the exchange of environmental information to help citizens.
http://www.enature.com: An excellent, well-designed, attractive and useful site for environmental information.
It is the destination for nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and environmentalists. It offers field guides, habitat guides, news, and community.
http://www.ecomall.com: The Ecomall site bills itself as "A Place to Help Save the Earth."
It offers links to lists of resources and sometimes information on renewable energy, eco-investments, eco quotes, activism, companies and products, and daily eco news.
Ecomall offers links to a number of green newsgroups on agriculture, aquaria, and a bunch of others.
http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/: Tox Town is an interactive guide to toxic substances in the environment.
A flash animation identifies potential locations of asbestos, lead, mercury and other hazardous materials and links to an understandable explanation of the health risks and sites for more detailed information.
http://www.actionbioscience.org: The web site provides articles by scientists, science educators, students and other respected sources on issues related to several challenges like environment, biodiversity, evolution and so on.
This website is a good source of information for students and researchers.
Climate hot map
http://www.climatehotmap.org: This website examines how global warming affects the world's environment.
More than just rising sea levels and depleting ozone, the site pinpoints related phenomena, including the spread of malaria and bleaching of coral reefs.
Society of environmental journalists
http://www.sej.org: See what this serious and dedicated group of environmental journalists and other communication professionals are doing and what they think.
The site has excellent links by people who know quite a bit about environment.
http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/: This is a fun interactive environment in which to learn about recycling.
Explore the city to discover all opportunities to reduce waste.
The Dumptown game (Shockwave) allows the visitor to implement a variety of recycling programmes.
http://www.enn.com: The Environmental News Network, still tops with an orientation toward wildlife.
Subscribe to a free daily news summary with hyperlinks to full stories.
A subscription gives you the right to search the archives. This is a super resource.
http://www.ecovolunteer.com: The organisation helps local organisations find volunteers for environmental projects around the world.
They bring you to places that are not accessible to tourists, where you get the possibility to protect nature and its inhabitants.
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