EPA Mobile Site
This EPA site downloads fast on a small screen and provides a wealth of information for reporters: blogs, contacts, press releases, information by ZIP code, etc.
Environmental Working Group
Research on health and the environment.
Environmental Impact Statement Database and Tracker
From the EPA, this tool displays information from EPA's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Database which provides data about EISs prepared by federal agencies, as well as EPA's comments concerning the EISs. All EISs are filed with EPA, and EPA publishes a "Notice of Availability" each week in the Federal Register. Nice state-by-state map.
Full Frontal Scrutiny
Studies advocacy groups with green names that are actually funded by corporations.
EPA: ACToR Database
Collects information on more than 500,000 man-made chemicals from over 200 public sources.
GreenerChoices.org: EcoLabels Center
Tests the validity of a product label that claims to be "green."
This online museum features a collection of more than 600 innovative, interactive exhibits about science, nature, art, technology, etc.
U.S. Geological Survey Photographic Library
More than 400,000 photographs taken during geologic studies of the United States, from 1868 to present. Search through earthquakes, volcanoes, state parks, etc.
Yahoo!'s Environment and Science page
Updated news stories and links galore. Video and audio too!
offers a great mapping tool to help you visualize how big the BP oil spill is in your area. It also includes a widget of the livecam of the leak.
Arbor Day Foundation
Media page has press releases, logos/illustrations, PSAs, storm recovery kit and more.
Environmental activist group with dozens of blogs, press center, sources, etc.
Greenpeace: Stop Greenwashing
Greenwashing describe the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service. This Greenpeace site is a great resource to find more case studies of companies' greenwashing as well as other criteria and how to suggestions for businesses to go green ethically.
Council on Foreign Relations Climate Crisis Guide
An excellent multimedia site on climate change issues.
Global Wind Energy Council
The council is a global forum for the wind energy sector, uniting the wind industry and its representative associations.
A project by two journalism graduate students that aims to show the potential environmental impact of the 2008 elections.
Helpful press section includes a "low-carbon diet kit." Good source for experts on the topic.
A cool database that allows you to call up environmental news by zip code.
Natural Resources Defense Council
A nice resource for expert sources and studies. The organization releases studies on the environment, including beaches, erosion and water quality. The organization claims it "works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth."
A space blog about how to improve the environment on Earth.
The Sierra Club
Conservation site has a press room, politics and issues section, video and more.
USGS Earthquake Terms
A quick-reference glossary.
Farmer's Almanac Weather Page
Provides some of the forecast information from the print almanac, including full moons and meteor showers.
National Wildfire Update
This site tracks wildfires around the country.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water Center
Research, education, newsletter and links.
Photos and information on all kinds of animals.
USGS Earthquake Regional Sites
Detailed stats and discoveries in your area.
This site leads you to high-risk areas for environmental problems. Just use a zip code for a complete list of top pollutants and polluters in that area. A very easy-to-use database.
Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy
Publications, news, netcasts, etc.
National Governor's Association: Greener Fuels, Vehicles Guide
Download in .PDF format.
News and articles on science, health, environment and technology.
All about solar power, industry stats and solar power equipment managers.
The site describes itself as "an independent, non-profit journalism and research organization...helping mainstream Americans understand how climate change connects to them."
Managed by the Rainforest Alliance, the Eco-Index is a bilingual, searchable database of more than 1,250 biodiversity conservation and sustainable development projects in the North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean.
Developed by Enviornmental Defense, a nonprofit group. Offers U.S. average wood consumption energy use, and other environmental impacts of different kinds of paper.
Tracks green efforts, or lack thereof, of the Big Three automakers.
A photostream of animals and birds from around the world.
A clearinghouse of breaking news and studies of environmental issues.
Environmental News Network
This started as a print newsletter but is a news site updated constantly.
Science and Technology News Network
Award-winning site with high-end news headlines.
A list of links and information on organizations, business, publications, online databases and software, research, and education for air pollution, biotechnology, chemistry, ecology, impact and risk assessment, laws, pollution, sustainable development, soil and wetlands, and water and wastewater.
This Michigan State University website features videos and photographs from 1900 to the present. The site connects historical events, campaign ads and core democratic values. Users can search on over 600 videos and photographs and view them inside three different interfaces. It's built from an environmental perspective and includes ad campaigns from the 1950s to present.
Whooping Crane Trust
This site follows the annual spring migration of the Sandhill cranes, among others.
Dept. of Energy: Active Oil Rigs
Use this state-by-state map to see where oil rigs are running in the United States.
A must-bookmark for any reporter, this site has a state-by-state breakdown of what's happening environmentally across the country. The site offers community groups resources to shape public policy and influence the national budget.
ZIP Code Zoo
From Neat New Stuff on the Web: This site helps you identify animals, plants, birds, butterflies and more in your area. Just type in your ZIP Code.
California Coastal Records Project
This site features an aerial photographic survey of the California Coast and updates on a periodic basis. This photographic database contains over 12,000 frames of the California coast shot since 2002.
Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs
Official energy stats from the U.S. government. Use this image map to look up information.
Recycling tips galore.
Answers basic questions about fuel cell technology and links to companies and universities doing research in that area.
From Wikipedia, this site explores the environment.
Environmental Information Resources
A great collection of quick-reference links to environment sites, studies and other resources.
MODIS Rapid Response System
Developed to provide daily satellite images of the Earth's landmasses in near real time. Great for tracking storms, earthquakes, etc.
The Food and Environment Reporting Network
Claims to be an independent, non-profit news organization that does investigative work on agriculture, environmental health and food.
USGS: Track River and Stream Flows
Helpful in covering floods, hurricanes.
Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center
Government site offers tip sheets, contacts, studies and other resources.
Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool
Consumer guide to cutting fuel costs. From the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center.
An international weekly science journal that publishes full-length research papers in all disciplines of science.
Macauly Library of Animal Video and Sound
A sort of You Tube meets Wild Kingdom, this site lets you search its vast database for all things animals.
Government site on the post-BP oil spill and what it's doing to clean it up.
Cool Green Science
Conservation blog of the Nature Conservancy.
EPA Study: Coastlines
Detailed by region, this report shows the poor conditions the U.S. coastlines are in.
NOAA Photo Library
Shots from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel.
An archive of thousands of ocean and land photos from world-renowned photographers.
U.S. National Parks Listing
Describes all 388 national parks in the U.S. Includes travel pointers/services.
TrailLink Trails Database
A database of free trail information that allows you to acess surface types, locations, distances and even photos.
International Fund for Animal Welfare
International non-profit that works on a variety of wild and domestic animal issues. It has offices in 15 countries and more than 2 million supporters. It was founded in 1969 to stop the Canadian baby seal hunt and now works on animal issues ranging from whales to elephants to the bushmeat crisis in Africa. The site has a plethora of information, statistics, white papers and scientific reports that may be an asset to any journalist writing about wild or domestic animal issue.
Academic Earth: World's Top Scholars
Search this database of video lectures.
From the University of Washington Earth and Space Sciences department.
BlogPulse: Tsunami Coverage
An in-depth analysis of tsunami-related coverage.
Sophos: Tsunami Relief Hoaxes
A great collection of hoax e-mails and other scams.
Air-quality conditions and forecasts.
SAJA: Tsunami Resources
Lists experts, links, sources and more.
Basics on the Indian Ocean earthquake.
ReligionLink: Tsunami Stories
Several stories on religion angles in the wake of the disaster.
Lists tsunami relief efforts.
Dozens of bloggers in Asia update their tsunami sites daily.
Tsunami Missing Persons Blog
This site attempts to track down and pair up missing with families.
Physical Sciences Information Gateway
Launched on Sept. 17, 2001, PSIgate is the physical sciences hub for the UK's Resource Discovery Network (RDN). From this page, users can search the PSIgate database, search an expanded catalog (PSIgate+) generated by harvesting pages from the PSIgate database, or search across RDN databases. Returns include resources focused on astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, history of science, and more.
PollingReport.com: Environment Poll Collection
Search by group name, incident, leaders, members and cases.
A great source of environmental story ideas from an organization that targets career investigative journalists who develop general interest, nationally significant environmental and national security stories and then work to break them in the commercial media.
Jean-Michel Cousteau explores the Northwestern Hawaiian islands.
Field notes, profiles, find of the week, etc.
Food & Water Watch
Consumer group site targeted at abuse of enviornmental resources by corporations, such as water companies, fish farms and factories.
Geologists and Earth Scientists
Biographies of leaders in these fields of study.
American Society of Testing and Materials
News and information from this regulatory agency includes a consultants directory.
National Geographic: Conservation
Interactive maps and other resources.
Web site based on the miniseries. Includes background information, photos and videos.
A new California's environmental magazine.
The Ecology Center
Publishes a paper quarterly, Terrain; there's a link on the main site.
The National Atlas of the United States
A set of interactive maps, including some special maps on volcanoes, exotic species, vegetationgrowth, federal Indian land areas, hazardous waste, nuclear sites, etc. The site is updated weekly.
365 Days of Trash Blog
Dave Chameides blogs about yearlong project to save all of his refuse to help the environment. Interesting.
U.S. Public Interest Research Groups
Transportation, healthcare, money and politcs, media reform, tax and budget, law, higher education and environmental issues.
American Society of Civil Engineers
A 2005 report on failing structures in U.S. infrastructure.
ENF PV Industry Directory
A global photovoltaic industry directory published in seven languages, showing details of more than 5,000 solar companies.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
A superb environment site.
Another superb environment site.
Eco-travels in Latin America. News articles, search, resources and more!
Comprehensive resource of environmental information, tools and data aimed at the mainstream business community.
Ask a Biologist
From the National Science Foundation and Arizona State University.
The Why Files
From the National Science Foundation, this site looks at the science, math and technology questions behind the news.
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce - Environmental Coverage
Daily news coverage of Pacific Northwest, national and international environmental issues.
Information on recycling just about any material you can think of.
Lycos Environment News
A daily update of environmental news.
Urban areas are graded by their city parks.
Yahoo! Environmental News
Another daily news feed.
The Amicus Journal
A quarterly environmental magazine online.
BioTech's Life Science Dictionary
More than 6,700 terms with biochemestry, toxicology, medicine, ecology and more.
Several price comparison tools and more.
Internet Resources for Earth Sciences
A super set of links from Cal Berkeley.
Official U.S. Earthquake Hazards Program
Background, research, regional sites, seismic networks and more.
Updated news and Webcams on eruptions around the world.
A great site for allergy sufferers or anyone writing about allergy season.
California's Pacific Gas & Electric
The site features several pages related to the blackouts, including maps, company bankruptcy documents and more.
Society of American Foresters
Scientific organization for the profession.
Scientific organization for the profession.
North Dakota State University Extension Service: Flooding
Tips on dealing with floods.
GlobalStewards.org: Environmental Tips
Tips on dealing with floods.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Story Ideas
A great place for news tips, stats and more.
Food and Agriculture Organization of America
Stories and press releases on global trends, economics, forestry and more.
A map-illustrated forum dedicated to exploring global geography. Most posts link to current events, supplying historical background, spatial analysis, and political and intellectual context.
A cool site about using oceans to generate electricity.
The Natural History Museum Dinosaur Directory
Your kid knows 'em all, but you don't.
Graphics, tips and background on various types of lizards.
U.S. Geological Society
Detailed explanations tailored to the media.
Look up real surfing spots.
PBS show has a site dedicated to science, environmental issues and math. Links to top news stories in the categories.
Discover the Outdoors
It's more of an outdoor sportsmen's site, but it does have some helpful links.
Center for Environment and Population
CEP partners with leading experts and organizations to link science, to policy, and public outreach to better understand and address the issues. It helps compile, assess, and advance current knowledge and emerging trends on population and the environment.
Environmental Media Services
EMS is a private non-profit foundation-supported educational organization, is dedicated to encouraging environmental public health scientists and medical practitioners to contribute to public discussions about their work through the media. It has a helpful listing of environmental news on the site's left rail.
National Weather Service: National Tornado Fatality Map
This image map allows you to click on states/cities where deaths occurred.
International Dark Sky Association
Looks at city lights pollution.
Electronics Takeback Coalition
Nonprofit group offers tips and ideas for recycling and disposing of electronics. Includes news/resources, corporate responsibility and legislation/policy sections.
National Institute of Medicine: Environment
Studies, breaking news stories and experts.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Has a great links, press and glossary sections.
Blue Planet Foundation
Advocates for safe drinking water.
Group that opposes bottled water.
Think Outside the Bottle
Corprorate Accountability International's campaign to challenge corporate control of water, including the bottled water industry.
We Can Solve the Climate Crisis
A project of The Alliance for Climate Protection -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore. The goal of the Alliance is to build a movement that creates the political will to solve the climate crisis -- in part through repowering America with 100 percent of its electricity from clean energy sources within 10 years. Our economy, national security, and climate can't afford to wait.Funds programs in a variety of areas, including education and children's services, the arts, community service, the environment, AIDS and literacy.
National Geographic's Map Machine
Maps tied to government statistics.
Newsweek: 2009 Green Rankings for U.S. Companies
List of 500.
The Alliance for Climate Protection
A nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore.
EPA Fuel Economy Guide
Lists vehicles that get the best/worst gas mileage, fuel-saving tips, etc.
American Planning Association: Great Places in America
Site examines what makes for great neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces work.
Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment
Puts on educational seminars for journalists.
Ranks companies based on their impact on global warming.
American Lung Association: State of the Air We Breathe
.PDF format of 2009 report.
Park Histories: National Park Service
Ken Burns' documentary.
Maritime Knowledge Centre Sea Library
Bibliographic catalog of the Maritime Knowledge Center's collections of books, conference proceedings, key IMO documents, articles, videos and DVD's (over 70,000 records).
From the American Clean Skies Network, this site offers energy and environmental news, information, discussion and commentary.
Scitable: Learn Science
Search science and nature topics, find experts, discussion forums, etc.
USGS: World's Earthquakes Ranked by Magnitude
Great quick reference for breaking news reporting on earthquakes.
Wild Film History
Wildlife films and television programs from 1896 to the present. It includes oral histories and video interviews.
MNN - Mother Nature Network
Breaking news, articles, blogs, videos, and how-to guides. You can search by format or category.
American Progress: Green Recovery
A program to create jobs and a low-carbon economy.
From the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Energy Information Administration
Resources from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Tips to reduce your carbon footprint.
Search for parks by location/activity. It's run by L.L. Bean, so it's trying to sell you clothes at the same time. Still, it's a pretty handy tool.
The Internet Bird Collection
Free online audiovisual library. The site is searchable by species or keyword and includes more than 30,000 videos and 2,000 photos.
Household Products Database
Search this to find what is safe/not safe for yourself and the environment.