Core A Syllabus           Core B Syllabus           Core D Syllabus           Core C Syllabus
Web Sites for Research in Global Issues

Fairleigh Dickinson University Core Program

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The Web sites below offer information on most of issues to be considered during the semester. Links may be found under the following headings: News Sites, General, AIDS (Diagrams, Information, Special Populations), Science and Technology (Science, The Universe, Astronomy, Earth, Technology, Pseudo-Science), Moral Reasoning (Human Rights, Bioethics, Ibsen), Global Economics (Globalization, Development, Food, Poverty), Environment (General, Climate, Energy, Air, Water, Hazardous Sites, Biodiversity), Conflict (Hiroshima and the Nuclear Threat, Chemical and Biological Weapons, Terrorism, September 11 and After, Ethnic Conflict, Peace Studies), Population and Health (Genetically Modified Foods, Toxic Chemicals, Disease: Viruses, Microbes, Malaria). If you discover additional sites that you find helpful, please notify Dr. John E. Becker via email, and they will be added to the list on this page.

News
On Line Newspapers. Newspapers from all over the world.
Newslink. US and world newspapers.
CNN online.
World Press Review.
Newspaper Association of America: News Voyager: A Gateway to Your Local Newspaper.
Freedom Forum, Newseum: Today's Front Pages.
AllYouCanRead.com. Listings for on-line magazines and newspapers.

General
UN.
United States Congress, Law Library: Global Legal Information Network. Official full-text legal documents, including judicial decisions, legislation, and laws from countries around the world who provide access to their own legal documents. From the Scout Report.
UN:End of Millennium Summit Final Declaration. Also available in Pdf format
Central Intelligence Agency: CIA World Factbook, 2005.
Emulate Me: Country Reports.
Department of Defense: Quadrennial Defense Review 2001 [.pdf].
Project on Defense Alternatives. See particularly The RMA Debate, a gateway to full-text on-line resources about the Revolution in Military Affairs, information war, and asymmetric warfare.
Library of Congress: Global Gateway: World Culture and Resources.
The British Library: The World's Knowledge.
Voice of America [RealPlayer].
Council on Foreign Relations.
Global Policy Forum. Monitors the United Nations' global policy making.
Soros Foundations Network: Open Society Institute [RealPlayer, .pdf]. The Institute's goal is "to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/
The Economist: Country Briefings.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace:.  See publications section.
International Relations and Security Network and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute: Facts on International Relations and Security Trends.
Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy: Multilaterals Project. Texts of international multilateral conventions.
Geography Network.
Royal Geographical Society: Geographical.
Migrant Integration Policy Index  [Macromedia Flash Player]. Covers policy areas like long-term residence, access to nationality, and political participation.

AIDS
DIAGRAMS
James A. Sullivan, CELLS alive! 
Explanation and diagram of the HIV Infection Process.

INFORMATION
XV International Aids Conference [RealOnePlayer, pdf].
UN: UN General Assembly Special Session on AIDS, Special Session: Global Crisis, Global Action, June 2001 [MS Word, .pdf].
UNICEF: "Progress of Nations 2000" -- UNICEF. See "Contents."
International HIV/AIDS Alliance Positive Prevention: HIV Prevention with people living with HIV [pdf].This guide is divided into four sections, including "Community Mobilisation" and "Individually focused health education and support". Each section contains concrete suggestions, along with examples drawn from case studies in Mexico, Senegal, and other places.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention; See Surveillance Report.
University of California-San Francisco:  Center for AIDS Prevention Studies [pdf]. A research center that has adopted an interdisciplinary approach to methods of preventing HIV infection and its consequences. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:AIDS Info .
Food and Drug Administration: HIV and AIDS Activities.
University of California at San Francisco: HIV InSite.
University of California at San Francisco, Center for AIDS Information: Jeffrey D. Sachs, PhD, "From Talk to Action in Fighting AIDS in Developing Countries," Topics in HIV Medicine, Vol.9 Issue 1: March, 2001 IAS-USA. Discusses the politics and global economics of HIV/AIDS.
The Body: AIDS Research Overview and Archive.
Levi Strauss Foundation and the Terrence Higgins Trust: Positive Lives [Macromedia Flash Reader]. Photographs and documents the social and emotional impact of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Flying Publisher: HIV Medicine 2005 [pdf]. A free, online "medical textbook that provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the treatment of HIV Infection." From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

SPECIAL POPULATIONS
HIV Stops with Me [QuickTime]. Narratives of HIV positive gay and bisexual men.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV is Still at Work [pdf]. HIV and AIDS in the workplace.
Pulitzer Center: Living & Loving with HIV in Jamaica [Macromedia Flash Player].
Africa Action: Africa: HIV/AIDS and Failed Development. Analysis of the connection between HIV/AIDS and failed development.
National Minority Aids Council.
National Native American AIDS Preventioin Center.

Science and Technology
SCIENCE:
Smithsonian
Science and Technology [Macromedia Flash Player].
Scientopica. Gateway to scientific information available on the web.
Union of Concerned Scientists [Java].
Resource Discovery Network (UK): Physical Sciences Information Gateway.
Nobel e-Museum: The Nobel Prize in Physics: Educational [Flash].
Scientific American Archive. Contents of every issue since 1993. Charge of $5 for each article accessed.
National Academy of Sciences: Beyond Discovery: The Path from Research to Human Benefit.
Society for Amateur Scientists.
Harvard University: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
American Museum of Natural History: Einstein.
National Center for Supercomputing Applications: Spacetime Wrinkles. The legacy of Albert Einstein.
Women-Related Web Sites in Science/ Technology.

THE UNIVERSE:
NASA: 
Imagine the Universe. The basics.
NASA: Exploration of the Universe Division  [Microsoft PowerPoint, pdf, jpeg, Windows Media Player, tiff].
Wright Center for Science Education: Cosmic Evolution [QuickTime].
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Explore the Universe [Flash, QuickTime]. The major discoveries.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Physics Division: The Universe Adventure [Macromedia Flash Player]. Interactive tour of the history and fate of the universe.
Cambridge University: Cambridge Relativity [Quicktime].  Glimpse at the major issues in theoretical physics and cosmology.
The University of California Los Angeles, Division of Astronomy and Astrophysics:Relativity Tutorial.
University of New South Wales: Einstein Light: A Brief Illumination of Relativity. An overview of Einstein's theory of relativity and its relationship to Galileo and Newton. The Scout Report.
An Atlas of the Universe.
Science Museum, London, and the Institute of Physics: Life, the Universe, and the Electron: An Exhibition to Celebrate the Centenary of the Discovery of the Electron [Quicktime, Shockwave].
Exploratorium, San Francisco:Hubble: a view to the edge of space.
PBS: NOVA's Runaway Universe. Companion to the television program.
PBS: NOVA: Origins [Macromedia Flash Reader]. Supplement to television program.
PBS: NOVA: The Elegant Universe [QuickTime, RealOne Player, Macromedia Flash Player, pdf]. String theory.

ASTRONOMY:
American Astronomical Society, American Association of Physics Teachers, and NSF-NSDL:
astronomycenter.org. A clearing house of digital resources that can serve as teaching aids, or as just a way to learn more about the world of astronomy. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
University of Massachusetts, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Two Micron All Sky Survey. 99.998 percent pf the sky.
Astronomy Picture of the Day.
AstronomyDaily.Com. Real time data at viewer's location and time zone.
Your Sky. Use to produce astronomical maps.
Astronomy Online.Fhematic areas include "Our Galaxy," Cosmology," "Exoplanets," and "Astrophotography." Visitors will appreciate the wide range of images available in the "Astrophotography" section, which includes both professional and amateur images. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Case Western Reserve University: Journey Through the Galaxy.
Obliquity's Interactive Astronomy Pages [Java].
American Institute of Physics, Center for History of Physics: Cosmic Journey: A History of Scientific Cosmology In the "Ideas" section are essays about the development of cosmology from the time of the Greeks all the way up to the present. The "Tools" section is about events such as the invention of the telescope and abouit the golden era of refractors. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Space Telescope Science Institute: Down to Earth Astronomy [pdf].
Space Telescope Science Institute: HubbleSite [Flash].
Space Telescope Science Institute: Hubble Space Telescope: New Views of the Universe [RealPlayer, QuickTime].
Space Telescope Science Institute: Hubble Reopens Eye on the Universe.
Space Telescope Science Institute: Hubble Gallery.
Space Telescope Science Institute: Star Clusters Born in the Wreckage of Cosmic Collisions [QuickTime, .mpeg].
Space Telescope Science Institute: Hubble's Panoramic Portrait of a Vast Star-Forming Region [QuickTime, .mpeg].
Royal Astronomical Society: Life in the Universe.
Anglo-Australian Observatory: Astronomical Images.
National Geographic, National Imagery and Mapping Agency: Eye in the Sky [RealPlayer, Windows Media Player].
Sky and Telescope: Sky Chart.
Sky and Telescope: Observing.
NASA: Solar system simulator.
NASA: Cosmicopia: An Abundance of Cosmic Rays.
NASA: Our Solar System.
NASA: Sun Earth Media Viewer: Live Solar Images [Media Viewer].
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center: Eclipse Home Page.
NASA, National Space Science Data Center: The Planetary Fact Sheets.
NASA: What Does the Edge of the Solar System Look Like? Ask Voyager.
NASA: The Fading Milky Way.Light pollution surrounding large cities.
Universities Space Research Association:  Lunar and Planetary Institute [pdf, jpeg, gif]. Research dealing with the current state, evolution, and formation of the solar system. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu.
The University of Texas at Austin: Astronomy Program, Research [pdf ].
Williams College Astronomy [Macromedia Shockwave Player].
University of Arizona chapter, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory: The Nine Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System.
University of California Santa Barbara Library: Astronomy.
San Francisco Exploratorium: Build a Solar System.
San Francisco Exploratorium: Jewel of the Solar System - Saturn [gif, jpeg, Macromedia Flash Player, RealPlayer]. Unique portrayal of the Cassini-Huygens mission's discoveries of Saturn. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004.http://scout.wisc.edu/.
National Academies Press: Storms from the Sun: The Emerging Science of Space Weather.
Lunar and Planetary Institute Journal Web sites.Database of journals and publications.
Sciencemonster.com Our Solar System.
Geological Survey: Astrogeology Research Program. The science of the origin, composition, structure, and history of the planets and their moons.
PBS, Nova: To the Moon. Competing theories on the formation of the moon. See "The Big Whack" for animation. Origin of the Moon shows a Mars-size protoplanet colliding with the protoearth. The Origin of the Moon: The Movie shows the formation of the moon from an accretion of particles.
Naval Observatory, Time Service Department: Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures.
Earth and Moon Viewer [gif, jpeg]. Updated, interactive maps.
Bad Astronomy. Popular myths and misconceptions about astronomy.

EARTH:
Universities Space Research Association:
Earth Science Picture of the Day.
Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum: Earth Today: A Digital View of our Dynamic Planet.
American Geological Institute: Earth Science World [Java]. Gateway to the geosciences.
National Science Foundation and the California State University System:Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environment Sciences [Macromedia Flash Player].
National Geographic: Strange Days on Planet Earth  [Macromedia Flash Player]. Complementary website to four-part documentary that explores processes such as climatic change and invasive species and their long- and short-term effects across the planet.From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography:Earth Like a Puzzle [Flash]. A description of plate tectonics.
PANGAEA Publishing House: Alfred Wegener. Biography of Alfred Wegener, whose The Origin of Continents and Oceans, made the case for plate tectonics and continental drift.
The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution: The Dynamic Earth [Macromedia Flash Player].
Geological Survey: This Dynamic Earth.
Annenberg Media's Learner.orgInteractives: Dynamic Earth [Macromedia Flash Player].
University of California-Berkeley Museum of Paleontology: Web Geological Time Machine, Timeline with links.
MSNBC News: Earth's Timeline
Southern California Integrated Global Positioning System Network:Education Module: Space Technology is Used to Observe and Measure Tectonic Motion of the Earth's Surface.
National Science Digital Library: Digital Library for Earth Science Education [pdf]. Teaching and learning resources about the Earth for a wide range of learners. General search engine allows users to search by grade level, resource type, standards, and thematic collection. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/
The Geography Site: Physical Geography. Information on earthquakes, plate tectonics and continental drift, volcanoes and volcanics, glaciers and glaciation
Annenberg Media: Earth Revealed. TV series.
Geological Survey: Geology of the National Parks. Covers Mojave, Sunset Crater, Lake Mead, North Cascades, Death Valley, Yosemite National Park, and more.
NASA: Earth Observatory: Global Garden Gets Greener [jpeg, tiff].Changes in plant productivity over the last two decades--the warmest decades on record.
UN:Atlas of the Oceans.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution:.
California Space Institute at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California San Diego: Earthguide.
Department of the Navy, Science and Technology: Office of Naval Research Science and Technology Focus: Oceanography.
Pew Institute for Ocean Science [pdf, Real Player]. The institue is dedicated world-class scientific activity aimed at protecting the world's oceans and the species that inhabit them. The site includes information on such projects as global shark assessment as well as fishery yields around the world's oceans. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence. COSEE maintains different geographically discrete research centers (such as COSEE Great Lakes, COSEE Mid-Atlantic, etc.), so visitors looking for educational resources for these areas should proceed to these respective areas of the site directly. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/
University of Southampton and Natural Environment Research Council: National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.
Museum of Science, Boston: Ocean's Alive.
Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research [pdf]. "Dedicated to education and research of the marine environment." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. http://scout.wisc.edu/
PBS Online, Ocean Alliance: The Voyage of the Odyssey [RealPlayer, Flash]. Baseline data on ocean health.
Women Exploring the Oceans.
The Geyser Observation and Study Association.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pacific Marine and Environmental Laboratory: Juan de Fuca and Gorda Ridges.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Katrina [pdf]. Projects include assessments of the marine mammal and turtle health and monitoring the area for harmful algal blooms. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006.http://scout.wisc.edu/
National Snow and Ice Data Center: Larsen B Ice Shelf Collapses in Antarctica.
ICE Sat: The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite [pdf].
PBS: The Shape of Life [Real Player, .pdf].
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Miller Museum of Geology: The Dawn of Animal Life.
Field Trip Earth [pdf, Macromedia Flash Player]. Each section offers field reports, essays from wildlife experts, and resources for educators seeking to enhance students' experiences learning about conservation and population biology. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006.http://scout.wisc.edu/.

TECHNOLOGY:
Society for the History of Technology
NASA Earth Observatory: Earth's City Lights. How NASA scientists use city light data to map urbanization.
RAND:The Global Technology Revolution 2020 [pdf]. This report assesses a sample of 29 countries with respect to their ability to implement a number of key technology applications, including cheap solar energy and wireless communications. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

PSEUDO-SCIENCE:
Crank Dot Net  Crack-pot-science websites.

Moral Reasoning
Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs.
Institute for Global Ethics [pdf]. Is there a core of shared, moral values? From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/
Santa Clara University: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics  [pdf, Microsoft PowerPoint]. Concerns itself primarily with investigating such topics as character education, global leadership, business ethics, and health care ethics. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Illinois Institute of Technology, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions: Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions. Links to over fifty organizations' ethical codes.
Ethics Updates. Theories of ethics and ethics in relation to animal rights, torture, and world hunger.
Ethics Videos on the Web [RealOne Player].
Studies in the History of Ethics [pdf].

Human Rights
UN: Human Rights.
UNICEF:Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Department of State, Office of International Information Programs: [.pdf, .zip]. Human Rights.
Department of State: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, 2001.
Department of State: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, 2000.
University of Minnesota: Human Rights Library.
Columbia University: Center for the Study of Human Rights.
Amnesty International: The Wire. Amnesty's monthly on-line magazine. Archived.
Amnesty International: Amnesty International Report 2007 [iTunes, pdf, Real Player]. Contains multimedia profiles including "Living in Dignity", "Civilians Under Fire", and "War on Terror," plus information on new and updated human rights treaties around the world and some basic facts and figures on the state of human rights across the globe. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Amnesty International: 2005 Annual Report [pdf]
Amnesty International: 2003 Annual Report [pdf]
Amnesty International: 2002 Annual Report [pdf].
Amnesty International: 2001 Annual Report [pdf].
Amnesty International: Stop Torture.
Amnesty International: "Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds: Torture and Ill-Treatment of Women."
Amnesty International: "Stopping the Torture Trade."
Amnesty International: Hidden Scandal, Secret Shame: Torture and Ill-Treatment of Children [.pdf].
Human Rights Watch: Beijing, 2008.
Human Rights Watch: World Report 2002 [.pdf].
Human Rights Watch: World Report 2001, [.rtf, .zip].
Human Rights Watch: Indonesia: The War In Aceh [.pdf]
Human Rights Watch, Five Reports:, September, 2000.
     1) Seeking Protection: Addressing Sexual and Domestic Violence in Tanzania's Refugee Camps.
     2) Owed Justice: Thai Women Trafficked into Debt Bondage in Japan.
     3) Turkey: Human Rights And The European Union Accession Partnership.
     4) Nipped in the Bud: Suppression of the China Democracy Party.
     5) Unfair Advantage: Workers' Freedom of Association in the US under International Human Rights Standards.
The Crimes of War Project.
Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.
World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.
freedominfo.org.
Center for Victims of Torture: New Tactics in Human Rights  [pdf]. The organization is concerned with providing practitioners with practical tools, a worldwide symposium, and planning resources. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

Bioethics
Hastings Center.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine: Center for Bioethics [pdf].
Stanford University: Center for Biomedical Ethics [RealOnePlayer, pdf].
University of Minnesota: Center for Bioethics [pdf].The "Resource Center" provides short summaries on a variety of bioethics topics, thorough bibliographies, and resources for teachers From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
University of Toronto: Joint Centre for Bioethics [pdf]. Visitors will want to look at the helpful "News Flash" features, which include papers on such topics as "Nanotechnology and the Developing World" and "Learning from Terri Schiavo". From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

Ibsen
Great Norwegians: Ibsen. The first two links seem the most useful.

Global Economics
Economic History Services [pdf]. This website began life in 1994 and has grown to include numerous resources including book reviews, course syllabi, a directory of economic historians. The "How Much is That?" area can be used to determine historical prices for goods and services, interest rates, wage rates, and inflation rates.From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/


GLOBALIZATION
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Global Forums [pdf]. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
The British Museum: The World of Money.
PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation: Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy.
Foreign Policy in Focus: Globalization in Focus.
Stanford University: Institute for Economic Policy Research [Windows Media Player, pdf]. A nonpartisan economic policy research organization that brings "economists together with leaders in business, technology, and government to analyze, discuss, and debate economic topics." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
The Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy [pdf]. An interdisciplinary research project that focuses on international economic competition and the development and application of advanced technologies. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/
University of Washington, Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and the University Library: World Trade Organization History Project. Protests of late 1999 in Seattle during the World Trade Organization Ministerial meetings.
London School of Economics and Political Science: Centre for Economic Performance [pdf].
London School of Economics and Political Science: The Centre for the Study of Global Governance [pdf].
The Pew Global Attitudes Project: 2007 Report [pdf]. A survey of more than 45,000 people around the globe that asked participants what they thought about economic globalization and its effect on their own country and others around the world.

DEVELOPMENT
UN: Division for Sustainable Development [.pdf].
UN:Millennium Development Goals [pdf, Real Player]. In the year 2000, all the world's countries and all theworld's leading development institutions signed a compact sponsored by the United Nations to assist the world's poorest people. The compact included eight primary goals that would be met by 2015, among them, a significant reduction of child mortality and the promotion of gender equality. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
UN: Human Development Report 2006. Primarily focused on the issue of water: "unclean water is an immeasurably greater threat to human security that violent conflict." The Scout Report.
UN: Human Development Report 2005 [pdf, Macromedia Flash]. The United Nations understands human development to be about "creating an environment in which people can develop their full potential and lead productive, creative lives in accord with their needs and interests". The report offers insights into the inequalities which affect human development schemes and looks at related processes such as international trade and violent conflict. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu.
World Bank, IMF, UN: Millennium Development Goals.
World Bank: The World Bank, Mapped [Macromedia Flash Player]. A visual entry point for visitors looking for projects, news, and statistics.
World Bank: Development Gateway.Portal for resources and tools on development issues.
World Bank: World Development Report 2005.
World Bank: World Development Reports .
World Bank: Prospects for Development.
World Bank: Suistainable Agriculture.
World Economic Forum: Global Competitiveness Programme.
International Economic Development Council [pdf].
Department of Housing and Urban Development: Brownfields Economic Development Initiative [pdf, RealOne Player].
Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex Eldis [pdf]. An Internet-based information service, maintaining a library of online documents and resource guides to such relevant development topics as climate change, health systems, globalization, and pastoralism. The resource guides contain brief overviews of each topical area, complemented by a few key documents.From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
University of Toronto: G8 Information Centre [.pdf].Guide to proceedings of 2003 G8 Conference, plus documents of 2002 G7 gathering.
Ecological Internet.
Tulane University, Payson Center for International Development and Technology Transfer: Development Links.
UNESCO: Management of Social Transformations Programme: Urban Issues.
Department of Energy: Smart Communities Network. A clearinghouse of information for incorporating pinciples of sustainable development into development.
BBC: Disposable Planet [Real Player]. 
Digital Opportunity Initiative:Creating a Development Dynamic. World leaders are ready to adopt a nine-point action plan to narrow the gulf between the plugged-in and the shut-off.

FOOD
UN Food and Agriculture Organization: The State of Food and Agriculture 2000.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization: World Agricultural Information Centre Portal [pdf]. collects links to relevant websites and documents through a series of topical and subtopical headings. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization: World Food Situation [pdf]. Scout Report.
World Bank Topics: Food Crisis [pdf]. First-time visitors should look first at the "Understanding the Crisis" section which provides brief synopses of the situation in different parts of the world, including Africa and Asia.
World Resources Institute and International Food Policy Research Institute:  Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems: Agroecosystems [.pdf]. First audit of agriculture's ability to provide sufficient food, goods and services for sustaining human life.
International Fund for Agricultural Development: Rural Poverty Report 2001 - The Challenge of Ending Rural Poverty [.pdf].
US Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service: World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates, 2002 [.pdf].
Union of Concerned Scientists: Food and Environment [pdf]. Information about three areas: Antibiotic Resistance, Biotechnology, and Sustainable Agriculture. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/
Agriculture and Biotechnology Strategies (Canada) Inc.: AgBios.
Agropolis Museum, France: Food and Agricultures of the World.Food acquisition throughout history and across cultures.
Rothamsted Research.Research relevant to plant-based agriculture.
University of Wisconsin, Why Files: Harvest of Hunger.
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University: Hunger Web. An online clearinghouse for important materials on topics broadly related to the problem of chronic hunger. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University: Famine Center [pdf]. The mission of the center is to improve humanitarian, relief and refugee efforts in times of famine, war and complex emergencies. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/
W. K. Kellogg Foundation: Food & Society [pdf]. "To support the creation and expansion of community-based food systems that are locally owned and controlled, environmentally sound, and health promoting." "Food in the News" features the latest information on such topics as farmers' markets and recent reports, such as "Perceptions of the U.S. Food System: What and How Americans Think About Their Food". From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/

POVERTY
Columbia University, Earth Institute, Poverty Mapping Project at The Center for International Earth Science Information Network:  Global Distribution of Poverty [pdf].
UN: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty [.pdf].
World Bank: PovertyNet. Data on income poverty.
Brookings Institution, Global Economy Development Group: Poverty and Civil War: What Policymakers Need To Know [pdf]. This paper explains some of the reasons that poor countries are at increased risk of civil war and related conflicts. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. http://scout.wisc.edu/
Social Watch [pdf]. Established to provide a global platform for non-governmental organizations to monitor and promote the effective implementation of the commitments made by national governments during the United Nations World Summit on Social Development. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
University of California Santa Cruz, Center for Global, International and Regional Studies: UC Atlas of Global Inequality. Explores the interaction between global integration (globalization) and inequality. Themes: economic globalization, health, and income inequality. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/

Environment
GENERAL:.
National Council for Science and the Environment: 
National Library for the Environment [pdf] Established to provide a "single-point entry to environmental information and data." Includes Congressional Research Service reports, NCSE announcements, and environmental news culled from the Earth Vision organization. Reports can be searched by topic or through a keyword search engine. Also contains briefing books on such topics as agriculture policy, global climate change, and electric utility restructuring. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Geological Survey: Guide to Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations.
Geological Survey: Columbia Environmental Research Center [Java, pdf]. Addresses national and international environmental contaminant issues and the effects of habitat alterations on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005.http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Ecological Society of America: Ecology Education Network.
Ecological Society of America: Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology: Experiments [.pdf].
Earthday Network: Ecological Footprint Quiz.
Environment Canada: Environmental Indicators.
NASA Global Change Master Directory: Learning Center.
Natural Resources Defense Council: The Bush Record.
Environmental Protection Agency: Ecosystems Research Division [pdf]. Research on approaches to multimedia modeling for landscape, nutrient and chemical stressors of ecosystems.
Environmental Protection Agency: Where You Live.
Environmental Protection Agency: 2002 Annual Report.
Environmental Protection Agency: Draft Report on the Environment Technical Document [.pdf].
Environmental Protection Agency: National Environmental Policy Act: Current Environmental Impact Statements.
Environmental Protection Agency: Superfund [pdf]. Sections on community involvement in long-range Superfund plans, the location of Superfund sites, and the ecological risks presented by various sites. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Environmental Ethics.
United Nations Environment Programme: 8th Special Session of the Governing Council.
United Nations Environment Programme: Global Environment Outlook-3 [.pdf]. 2002 edition.
United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP/GRID-Arendal: Maps and Graphics. Access to hundreds of detailed maps. Users can view maps by themes (such as water, climate change, and biodiversity).
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme [pdf]. Recent work on global wetland distribution and predicting global change impacts on mountain hydrology and ecology. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
International Union for Conservation of Nature [Macromedia Flash Player, pdf]. The Scout Report.
European Environment Agency: EnviroWindows: Environmental Information for Businesses and Local Authorities.
International Pacific Research Center [pdf].
Department of Housing and Urban Development: Environmental Maps.
Urban Ecology [pdf]. Though the idea of ecology may not suggest a bustling urban street, a group of architects and activists have been thinking in terms of urban ecology. The group continues to offer up interesting proposals, many of which can be found on the website. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Eco-towns: Living a greener future [pdf]. Eco-towns are intended to be "a combined response to three challenges: climate change, the need for more sustainable living and the need to increase housing supply."
University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences: Environmental Studies Laboratory.
University of Washington: Quaternary Research Center. Interdisciplinary research on the last two million years of the global environment.
University of Colorado, Boulder: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences [jpeg]. Collaborative research and education program in the field of earth system sciences. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
New Jersey Environmental Digital Library. Brings together materials on New Jersey's environment, most of which is culled from state government agencies, non-profit organizations, research institutes, and academic departments.From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. http://scout.wisc.edu/
The Library of Congress, American Memory: The Evolution of the American Conservation Movement, 1850-1920.
National Wildlife Federation: Campus Ecology [pdf].

Data Bases:
Environmental Protection Agency: National Environmental Publications Internet Site.
Environmental Protection Agency: ECOTOX Database System.
Environmental Protection Agency: Enforcement and Compliance History Online.
Geological Survey: Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center.
National Snow and Ice Data Center: Antarctic Glaciers Accelerating in Response to 2002 Ice Sheet Collapse. Visitors can find a map of the study area, images of the ice sheet, and a tutorial explaining why glacial melting has accelerated. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Washington Department of Ecology: Publications.
Environment Directory.
H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment: The State of the Nation's Ecosystems [.pdf].
World Resources Institute: Earth Trends [.pdf].
Worldbiomes.com.
University California Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology: The World's Biomes.
Harbinger Communications: National Environmental Directory. Organizations in the US concerned with environmental issues and education.
US Global Change Research Program.
New Jersey Environmental Digital Library [.pdf, RealPlayer].

Law and Policy:
The Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network: :Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators.
Yale Law School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies: Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy.
Cornell Law School, Legal Information Institute: Natural Resources Law: An Overview.

Institutes:
Worldwatch Institute
World Resources Institute.
World Wildlife Fund: www.panda.org [.pdf, MS Word].
Environmental Research Foundation
Foreign Policy in Focus: Global Environmental Protection in the 21st Century.
National Academies' National Research Council: Grand Challenges in Environmental Sciences.
Network for Change: Envirolink
Earthday Network.
Williams College: Center for Environmental Studies.

Sustainable Growth:
Environmental Protection Agency. Also from the EPA: Smart Growth. Resources to minimize environmental and health impacts while promoting economic prosperity. Green Vehicle Guide [Excel, tab-delimited text].To help consumers choose fuel-efficient and clean vehicles.
World Economic Forum: Environmental Sustainability Index [.pdf, Excel, PowerPoint].
Department of Agriculture:Natural Resources Conservation Service.
University of Michigan: Center for Sustainable Systems.
University of Wisconsin at Madison: Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment.
Stanford University: Stanford Initiative on the Environment and Sustainability [pdf]. "Can we adequately meet current human needs while protecting and restoring planetary life support systems for the welfare of people today and generations to come?" From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

News:
Capital Reports: Environmental News Link.
Environmental News Network
Lycos:Environment News Service.
PBS, Scientific American Frontiers: Forever Wild? [.pdf, RealPlayer, Shockwave, Windows Media]. Companion web site.
National Geographic Magazine: Earthpulse.
Orion Online [RealPlayer]. Website for Orion and Orion Afield
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Earthbeat [RealPlayer]

Ecological Restoration:
The Society for Ecological RestorationThe Center for Restoration EcologyNature/ Ecology at the Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryRESTORE: The North Woods [Flash]; The Wildlands ProjectReconstructing a Prehistoric Scottish Woodland.

Other:
Sprawl City. Sprawl and rural land lost in the US.
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: Race, Class, Gender, and American Environmentalism [.pdf].
Eartheasy. A personal account of living on a rural island in Vancouver.

CLIMATE:
UN Millennium Development Plan: 
Development Gateway: Climate Change [pdf].
UN Environment Programme: Climate Change 
UN: UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol.
World Bank, Environment Department: Climate Change [pdf].
International Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: IEA Greenhouse Gas Research and Development Program.
The White House: President Announces Clear Skies & Global Climate Change Initiatives. Speech at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
US Climate Change Science Program [.pdf]. A portal to the Planning Workshop for Scientists and Stakeholders, convened by the Bush administration.
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation: Testimony of Dr. James E. Hansen, Head of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [pdf]. Annual climate assessment report.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center: Exploring Weather and Climate Change Through the Powers of 10.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center: Climate of 2002 Preliminary Annual Review.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Climate Diagnostics Center.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center: National Climate Impact Indicators.
Environmental Protection Agency: Global Warming.
Environmental Protection Agency: Climate Action Report 2002 [.pdf].
Environmental Protection Agency: Ozone Depletion [pdf, RealOne Player, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, Java].
NASA, Goddard Institute for Space Studies: Earth Climate Course [pdf]. The primary aim of the module is "for students to develop a scientific view that our environment is a system of human and natural processes that result in changes over various space and time scales." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Department of Energy: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center: "Monthly surface air temperature time series area-averaged over the 30-degree latitudinal belts of the globe."
Department of Agriculture Forest Service: Distribution Maps and Tables.
US Global Change Research Program: Overview of U.S. Research on Climate and Global Change .
National Resources Conservation Service: The National Water and Climate Center [pdf, Java].
National Climatic Data Center. The world's largest active archive of weather data. It operates the World Data Center for Meteorology in Asheville, NC as well as the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology in Boulder, CO. The "Climate Monitoring" area contains annual "State of the Climate" reports and data on snowfall. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
US Global Change Research Information Office [pdf].
California Climate Change Portal [pdf].From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Met Office: The Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Climate Research Division [gif, jpeg]. Research into short and long term climate change and humans' influence on the climate. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Pew Center on Global Climate Change: Observed Impacts of Global Climate Change in the U.S. [pdf].The publication utilizes maps, tables, and figures to address: Potential Effects of Climate Change on Wild Plants, Animals, and Ecological Processes; Current Observed Climate Change Impacts; Scope of Review and Evaluation Criteria for Studies; and Strength of Evidence that Climate Change is Already Affecting Natural Systems. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Columbia University, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction: Climate Information Digest.
Columbia University, International Research Institute for Climate Prediction: ENSO Web [El-Nino Southern Oscillation].
Columbia University: Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
MIT: Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change [pdf].
University of Wisconsin-Madison: Center for Climatic Research.
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Cofrin Arboretum Center for Biodiversity: Phenology. The study of the relationship of climate to periodic events in nature, such as bird migrations, plant life, etc.
Ohio State University: http://www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu/  [RealPlayer]. Focused on the role of cold regions in the global climate system. The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
The University of Fairbanks: The Alaska Climate Research Center [gif]. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
NOVA: What's up with the Weather? [Macromedia Flash Player, Macromedia Shockwave Player]. Opinions of climatologists, biologists, businessmen, and atmospheric scientists about the realities and impacts of global warming. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Natural Resources, Canada: What is Climate Change?.
Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network.
Environment Canada: El Nino.
Meteorological Service of Canada and the Province of British Columbia: Canadian Institute for Climate Studies  [Microsoft PowerPoint].
University of Alberta: Researchers Find Genetic Response to Global Warming: Changing Climate Prompts Genetic Change in Squirrels.
University of Cambridge Center for Atmospheric Science: The Ozone Hole Tour.
University of East Anglia: Climatic Research Unit [postscript, tar, zip, gif, pdf, Java]. Site offers downloads of temperature, precipitation, pressure, circulation, and other climatic data. Animations and presentations of the temperature record, wind storms, and other conference topics provide an overview of several climate research projects. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/
Center for the History of Physics and the American Institue of Physics: The Discovery of Global Warming [zip].
National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Global Warming: Early Warning Signs.
Institute of Global Environment and Society and the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies [Microsoft Word, pdf, gif, Java].
San Francisco Exploratorium: Global Climate Change Research Explorer: Biosphere.
World Climate.
Syracuse Research Corporation: Compilation of Ozone Depletion Potentials and Global Warming Potentials.
Cooler Heads Coalition, a sub-group of the National Consumer Coalition: Global Warming Information Page.
Greenpeace: International Campaign to Save the Climate.
Natural SCIENCE: "Global Warming: It's Happening," by Kevin E. Trenberth, 1997.
Resources for the Future: Weathervane: A Digital Forum on Global Climate Policy.
One World Journeys Mercury Rising: Bearing Witness to Climate Change [Flash 5].
GreenHouse Gas Online [.pdf].
National Academies Press: Adequacy of Climate Observing Systems, 1999. Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources, 1999.
National Academies Press: Planning Climate and Global Change Research.
National Academies Press, National Research Council: Climate Change Science: An Analysis of Some Key Questions.
National Academies Press: Reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change
National Academies: Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate
USA Today: Atmospheric Science Resources.
RealClimate [jpeg, pdf]. A commentary site by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. The website offers context to the latest news stories and responses to developing stories. Visitors can contribute comments and suggest a topic to discuss. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Business for Social Responsibility and the Green Business Network: ClimateBiz. A website for people in the fields of business and technology who have developed a keen interest in creating products that are socially responsible. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/

ENERGY
Department of Energy: 
Annual Energy Outlook 2005 with Projections to 2030 [.pdf].
Department of Energy, Office of Scientific and Technical Information: Energy Citations Database [.pdf, .zip].
Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network. Gateway.
Department of Energy:Office of Fossil Energy.
Department of Energy: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Fuel Economy [pdf].
Department of Energy: Office of Science. Carbon sequestration.
Department of Energy: Central Internet Database.
Department of Energy: The Office of River Protection [.pdf].
Department of Energy: Geothermal Technologies Program [pdf, Macromedia Flash Player]. History of geothermal energy in the United States, beginning more than 10,000 years ago with the settlement of Paleo-Indians at a hot springs. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Department of Energy: The Home Energy Saver. The site allows users to learn how to make their home more efficient. All users need to do is submit their zip code to get started. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/
National Renewable Energy Laboratory. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Nuclear Energy Agency [pdf].
M.I.T. Energy Laboratory.
Boston University: Center for Energy and Environmental Studies [.pdf].
The University of California at Irvine: National Fuel Cell Research Center.
American Solar Energy Society: Northeast Sustainable Energy Association.
The American Wind Energy Association: Wind Energy Projects Throughout the US.
National Public Radio, All Things Considered: Oil and Dependence.
Hubbert Peak of Oil Production.
Paleontological Research Institution: From the Ground Up: The World of Oil.
BBC Nature: A Land Worth Loving.
Green Energy News. From the Scout Report.
Smithsonian National Museum of American History: Three Mile Island: The Inside Story. This online exhibit, in 12 sections, includes visual materials that appeared in the Museum in the spring of 2004. Visitors can also get some sense of the chronology of nuclear power in the United States. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation: Chernobyl [pdf]. A gateway to information about the events surrounding the explosion and meltdown and about the long-term effects of the event and the organizations that are intimately concerned with these affairs. The "Facts" contains an overview of the incident along with information about the consequences for the health of local residents and the environment. Another useful section provides news updates about projects, events, and meetings related to the events at Chernobyl. One area of the site contains first-hand recollections. [KMG] From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/

AIR:
NASA: 
Global Tropospheric Experiment [pdf].
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center: Aura Atmospheric Chemistry. Aura studies ozone, air quality, and climate.
Geological Survey: On-line Data and Reports on Acid Rain, Atmospheric Deposition and Precipitation Chemistry.
The International Conference on Acid Deposition: Acid Rain 2005 [pdf]. This conference marks a transition from "Acid Rain" being viewed somewhat in isolation to its being seen as linked with climate change, land use, biodiversity, and human health. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Albuquerque, New Mexico: Air Quality [Java, pdf]. Facts on asbestos, radon, pollen, ozone, and temperature inversion. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
AIRNow Air Quality Movies [Macromedia Flash Player, Windows Media Player]. Short films that deal with air quality control, how ozone is formed, and a special presentation for children on ozone. The films range in length from 13 to 21 minutes. The Scout Report.
University of Alaska: Atmospheric Science Group [jpeg].
American Lung Association: Improving Life One Breath at a Time [pdf].

WATER:
UN Environment Programme: 
Freshwater [pdf].
UN Global Environment Monitoring System: The World of Water Quality [pdf]. Data and information on the state and trends of global inland water quality required as a basis for the sustainable management of the world's freshwater. The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
NASA, Earth Observatory: Will Runaway Water Warm the World?.
Wetlands International: Ramsar Sites Database Service [pdf]. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/
Environmental Protection Agency: Surf Your Watershed.
Environmental Protection Agency: Ground Water and Drinking Water.
Environmental Protection Agency: What's Up With Our Nation's Waters?.
Environmental Protection Agency: Arsenic in Drinking Water [.pdf].
Geological Survey: National Water-Quality Assessment Program.
Geological Survey: National Water Information System Web.
Geological Survey: National Water Quality Assessment Data Warehouse.
American Chemical Society: Pharmaceuticals, Hormones, and Other Organic Wastewater Contaminants in US Streams, 1999-2000: A National Reconnaissance [.pdf].
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: North American Drought: A Paleo Perspective.
University of California, Santa Barbara, National Center for Ecological Analysis and SynthesisA Global Map of Human Impacts to Marine Ecosystems.
Florida Atlantic University: Florida Center For Environmental Studies.
Utah State University Extension Water Resource Issues Team: Drought Resources and Information.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Atmospheric Sciences: The Hydrologic Cycle: Online Meteorology Guide.
University of Minnesota, Water on the Web: Understanding: Lake Ecology.
Water Environment Federation.
The Pacific Institute: The World's Water.
Water Research Network.
The Water and Sanitation Program.
Year of Clean Water 2002.
The 3rd World Water Forum [Media Player].
Mixing Oil and Water Again. Oil spills.
US Water News.
2003: International Year of Fresh Water.
American Society for Microbiology: Microbiology Current Issues: Water Quality.
International Rivers Network [pdf].
Institute for Ecological Economics and the South Florida Water Management District: The Everglades Landscape Model.
The Center for Watershed Protection [pdf].
Environmental Working Group: Thyroid Toxin Taints Water Supplies for Millions in California & Nationwide [.pdf]. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Wetlands International [pdf].
McGraw-Hill Companies: Groundwater and Wetlands.
National Wetlands Research Center:  Library Digital Collection [pdf]. Clearinghouse of science information about wetlands in the United States and the world. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

HAZARDOUS SITES:
Environmental Protection Agency: 
Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment [.pdf]. 
Environmental Protection Agency: Superfund: Cleaning up the Nation's Hazardous Waste Sites [pdf].
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry: ToxFAQs [pdf].

BIODIVERSITY:
UN Environment Programme: 
World Conservation Monitoring Centre [pdf].
UN Environment Programme: Plant for the Planet: The Billion Tree Campaign [pdf]. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
UN Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Center: World Atlas of Biodiversity.
UN Food and Agriculture Organization: Biological Diversity in Food and Agriculture.
UN Food and Agricultural Organization: Forestry.
UN Food and Agricultural Organization: State of the World's Forests 2003 [.pdf].
UN: Forest Resources of Europe, CIS, North America, Australia, Japan and New Zealand
UN: Forest Resources Assessment.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: Global Biodiversity Information Facility.
Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: Global Forest Watch.
Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior, Forest Service, and National Association of State Foresters: National Fire Plan [.pdf].
World Wildlife Fund and National Geographic Society: Wild World.
World Wildlife Fund International: WildFinder. A database, which allows users to find out where various species live around the world. Visitors can search by country, US ZIP code, or city. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
World Wildlife Fund: Expeditions in Conservation: Mesoamerican Reef [Flash, Real Player]. 
The Nature Conservancy and the Natural Heritage Network: NatureServe Explorer.
American Museum of Natural History: Center for Biodiversity and Conservation.
San Diego Natural History Museum: Biodiversity Research Center of the Californias. The biodiversity of Southern California and the peninsula of Baja California within a global scientific perspective. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Natural History Museum, London: Exploring Biodiversity [Quicktime].
All Species Foundation. Dedicated to the complete inventory of all species of life on earth.
Natural Perspective.
Wildscreen Trust, Great Britain: ARKive: Images of Life on Earth [QuickTime, Windows Media Player, RealOne Player].
Conservation International: Biodiversity Hotspots [pdf, Macromedia Flash Player]. Hotspots are categorized under five world regions including South America, Africa, North and Central America, Europe and Central Asia, and Asia-Pacific. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/
Conservation International: Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.
Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network, The Canadian Nature Federation, and The University of Guelph: Nature Watch/Attention Nature!.
American Society of International Law: Wildlife Interest Group [.pdf].
Wildlife Conservation Society: Saving Wildlife: The Human Footprint.
Museums Online: South Africa: Biodiversity Explorer.
Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification: World Biodiversity Database.
Animal Info: Information on Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Mammals.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Program, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service [pdf]. Information about the various international agreements that protect species, maintain the listing program of threatened and endangered species, and also disseminate publications and fact sheets. A feature of the site is the actual list of threatened and endangered species. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/
African Wildlife Foundation.
Conservation Corporation Africa: Wildwatch: African Wildlife & Conservation.
University of California at San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography: Marine Biology Research Division.
Internet Guide to International Fisheries Law: Compendium of Legal Texts.
Global Aquaculture Alliance.
Cetacea. Complete background information on every species of whale, dolphin, and porpoise.
Missouri Botanical Garden-Center for Plant Conservation: National Collection of Endangered Plants.
Flora and Fauna International and the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre: Global Trees Campaign.
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute.
Natural Resources Defense Council: The Boreal Forest: Earth's Green Crown.
New York Botanical Garden: International Plant Science Center.
Duke University: Forest History Society.
Hampshire College: SimForest [pdf, Microsoft Word].
Fish and Wildlife Service: 2003 Candidate Notice of Review [.pdf].
Wildlifeforever: Gardening for Wildlife Conservation.
Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
Geological Survey: Coral Mortality and African Dust [.pdf, QuickTime]. 
The Audubon Society and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology: BirdSource.
Center for Urban Restoration Ecology: Urban Habitats.
The Humane Society of the US: Urban Wildlife -- Our Wild Neighbors.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Animal Info. References, images, and concise information about endangered species: population estimates, birth season, density and range, habitat, diet, and more. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

Hiroshima and the Nuclear Threat
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: ABC's of Nuclear Science.
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: Waging Peace.org.
Hiroshima Archive: Photography Gallery "Hiroshima" by Hiromi Tsuchida.
George Washington University National Security Archive: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. [RealPlayer].
George Washington University National Security Archive: The Secret History of the ABM Treaty, 1969-1972 [.pdf].
Center for Defense Information, Federation of American Scientists, Natural Resources Defense Council, Union of Concerned Scientists: Toward True Security: A US Nuclear Posture for the Next Decade  [.pdf]. Executive Summary.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: "A Report Card on the Department of Energy's Non-Proliferation Programs with Russia." [.pdf] Appendices. [.pdf].

Chemical and Biological Weapons
Center for Arms Control and Non-Preliferation ACC Scientists Working Group on Biological and Chemical Weapons.
Henry L. Stimson Center: Chemical and Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Project [.pdf].
Central Intelligence Agency: Chemical Warfare Agent Issues During the Persian Gulf War.
Scientific American: The Anthrax Genome Spills its Deadly Secrets.
University of Utah, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, Genetics Learning Center: Got Duct Tape? The Truths and Tales of Biological Warfare.
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism.
MEDLINEplus: Biodefense and BioterrorismChemical Weapons [.pdf].

Terrorism
UNAction To Counter Terrorism [pdf]. Includes the complete United Nations Counter-Terrorism Handbook and the latest news updates.
State Department: Patterns of Terrorism Reports.
State Department: Foreign Terrorist Organizations. .
General Accounting Office: Reports on Airport Security [.pdf].
Department of Health and Human Services: Smallpox [.pdf].
National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism [pdf].
Yale University Law School, Avalon Project: Documents on Terrorism.
American Phytopathologicol Society: Crop Biosecurity and Countering Agricultural Terrorism [.pdf].
Counter-Terrorism -Terrorism and Security Information
The Terrorism Research Center
The National Academies Press: Review of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smallpox Vaccination Program..
PBS: Bioterrorism: Understanding and Preparing for the Threat [RealPlayer, Windows Media Player].

September 11 and After
The White House: The National Strategy For Homeland Security: Office of Homeland Security [.pdf]. The first US document with the purpose of mobilizing and organizing "our Nation to secure the US homeland from terrorist attacks." The document provides a framework that outlines the contributions that all Americans -- federal government departments and agencies, state and local governments, private companies and organizations, and individual Americans --can make to better secure this country's homeland. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
The White House: The Department of Homeland Security. The department's home page with information such as an analysis of the Homeland Security Act, Presidential speeches and background information on homeland security, the department's organizational structure, administration and homeland security actions since September 11th, and other key components regarding the department's role and responsibilities. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
The National Technical Information Service: Homeland Security. Topics addressed include Air Cargo Security, Biosecurity, Border Security and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Diplomacy of Counterterrorism. Visitors must pay to download the reports, but abstracts are available for browsing free of charge. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Brookings Institution:  The New National Security Strategy and Preemption. Released in December 2002, Policy Brief #113 from the Brookings Institution addresses the policy implications of the preemption strategy first articulated by President George W. Bush in a speech from June 2002. Preventive war is the main concern of this policy paper, written by Michael E. O'Hanlon, Susan E. Rice, and James B. Steinberg. In the 9-page paper, the authors offer a brief overview of President Bush's foreign policies over the past two years, along with exploring the potential gravity of embracing this new expanded understanding of preemption and its potential uses. [KMG] From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
OMB Watch: Access to Government Information Post-September 11. OMB Watch is a watchdog agency of the White House Office of Management and Budget which is currently maintaining a list of governmental Websites that have removed information in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. For example, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has removed documents from their Website that detail the specifications of energy facilities in the US. The listing has brief descriptions of the newly missing information and direct links to the sites. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
Department of State, Office of International Information Programs: [.pdf, .zip]. International Security. This site contains a special "Response to Terrorism" section that presents relevant official policy texts, photo galleries, key documents, and in-focus topics such as Investigation, US Muslim Community, and Economic Issues. Also includes several other Issues in Focus, Regions in Focus, Links to other organizations and agencies, as well as to the Electronic Journal of the Department of State, US Foreign Policy Agenda. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
September11.archive.org A compilation of hundreds of sites that reported on the terrorist attacks. They can be searched by category or keyword and range from religious and news organizations to governmental sites. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
National Security Archive: The September 11th Source Books: National Security Archive Online Readers on Terrorism, Intelligence and the Next War [.pdf]. The first volume in a new series, "The September 11th Source Books." The series aims to fulfill NSA's mission "to put on the record the primary source documentation that can enrich the policy debate, improve journalism, educate policymakers, and ensure that we don't reinvent the wheel or repeat the mistakes of the past." This first volume, Terrorism and US Policy, covers a wide range of primary documents grouped in five main subjects: Terrorism and Usama bin Ladin; Congressional Research Service reports; General Accounting Office reports; Department of Defense Directives, Instructions and statements; and Presidential Directives and Executive Orders. NSA plans future volumes covering Soviet and US documents related to the last war in Afghanistan and specific policy topics such as the US ban on assassinations. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Oklahoma Department of Libraries, US Government Information Division: Annotated Bibliography of Government Documents Related to the Threat of Terrorism and the Attacks of September 11, 2001 [.pdf]. This impressive bibliography, compiled by Kevin D. Motes, focuses on the US federal documents on terrorism and most specifically on attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. All documents are described with concise annotations and available through the Federal Depository system. Many, if not most, of these publications are available via the Web. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
UK, House of Commons Library, International Affairs & Defence Section: 11 September 2001: the response [.pdf]. This 123-page library research paper covers a range of issues related to the September 11 attacks in the US and their potential aftermath. Among other topics, the paper covers reactions to the attacks (UK, US, and beyond), information on Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda, international legal issues, military options, background on Pakistan and popular opinion there, and much more. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
UK, House of Commons Library: The Campaign against International Terrorism: prospects after the fall of the Taliban [.pdf] Includes details of fighting and bombing in Afghanistan, the Bonn Agreement and future political arrangements in Afghanistan, the Al-Qaeda in other countries, and measures by the United Nations to counter terrorism. The 65-page report includes the text of the Bonn Agreement and a nicely detailed color map of Afghanistan. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Council on Foreign Relations: Terrorism: Questions and Answers.
Foreign Affairs: Special Briefing: The Terrorist Attack on America: Background. Collects the full text of ten previously published articles and thirteen book reviews that "contribute to an understanding of the tragic attacks on New York and Washington." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
City University of New York Graduate Center's American Social History Project and George Mason University's Center for History and New Media: The September 11 Digital Archive. A project that uses electronic media to "collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attack in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 994-2002.http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Yale University Law School, Avalon Project: September 11, 2001 : Attack on America. Primary texts related to terrorism in general or the September 11 events. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Public Agenda Online: Public Agenda Special Report: Terrorism. Covers both public opinion and policy issues. The Public Opinion section reviews many of the public opinion polls on issues related to the attacks and the aftermath. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
Monterey Institute of International Studies, Center for Non-Proliferation Studies:WMD Terrorism and Usama Bin Laden [.pdf]. Documents from the New York trial begun February, 2001, of Usama Bin Laden and others for the August 7, 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar al-Salaam, Tanzania. The Center has posted the first three days of testimony of the prosecution's key witness Jamal Ahmad Al-Fadl. An introduction reviews some of the high points of this testimony, such as new information on the efforts of Bin Laden to acquire nuclear weapons, including specific names and places. The site also features the complete text of US indictment. All documents are in .pdf format. From The Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Academic Info (Mike Madin): The Islamic State of Afghanistan. The site is divided into six sections: Indexes & Directories, Digital Library, News & Media Sources, Taliban/ bin Laden/ Al-Quida, Women in Afghanistan, and Organizations. In addition, Madin has added a new page of resources to his American Studies section related to the Terrorist Attack on the US. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Global Infolinx Inc.: Azadi Afghan Radio [.pdf] broadcasts from Washington, DC and San Francisco on Saturdays and Sundays respectively, on New World Radio: WUST.  From The Scout Report for Social Sciences & Humanities, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Asia Society, Asia Source: America's Crisis: Asian Perspectives. Provides an Asian perspective on the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC. The site contains information on the attacks and how they have and will affect Asia's peoples and governments. It also provides links on the suspected terrorists' groups, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the religion of Islam, reference maps of the area, and much more. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001.http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Carnegie Foundation for International Peace: Foreign Policy.com: From Victory to Success: Afterwar Policy in Iraq [.pdf] A special feature, containing various perspectives regarding afterwar policy including whether the war curbed or stoked terrorism, what the best way to rebuild Iraq might be, and whether the world can reach a consensus on how to handle weapons of mass destruction. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003.http://scout.wisc.edu/

Peace Studies
World Conference of Religions for Peace: Religions for Peace [pdf]. The Conference is dedicated to "creating multi-religious partnerships that mobilize the moral and social resources of religious people to address their shared problems." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

Ethnic Conflict
Human Security Centre, University of British Columbia: Human Security Brief 2006 [pdf] Generally, "human security" is used to describe "the complex of interrelated threats associated with civil war, genocide and the displacement of populations." This report analyzes the findings of several datasets that track trends in such areas as organized violence against civilians and the conclusion of armed conflicts worldwide. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. http://scout.wisc.edu/
International Crisis Group. The International Crisis Group is a private, multinational organization "committed to strengthening the capacity of the international community to anticipate, understand and act to prevent and contain conflict." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Center for Defense Information: The World At War 2000. Overview of the 38 major conflicts in the world at the start of 2000. Chart of ongoing conflicts which lists the main warring parties, year began, cause(s), and other foreign involvement. A chart of potential hot spots is also included. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000.
UN Secretary-General: Repertoire Of The Practice Of The Security Council [.pdf]. "The only analytical record of the practice of the Security Council, as reflected in its decisions, positive and negative, and related statements." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000.
Middle East Media Research Institute. The institute offers increasingly relevant information for users interested in constructing a balanced perspective about the region's conflicts. The institute's primary research project is to translate Middle Eastern media sources into numerous languages, currently including English, German, and Spanish -- especially as it pertains to US policies. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Oxford University, Refugee Studies Centre: Forced Migration Review [pdf]. Published in English, Arabic, and Spanish, "provides the humanitarian community with a practice-oriented forum for debate on issues facing refugees and internally displaced people in order to improve policy and practice." From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
United Nations Refugee Agency: The State of the World's Refugees 2006 [pdf]. The report contains a number of positive observations, e.g. the current number of refugees is at a twenty-five-year low. Still, there are millions of internally displaced people and widespread confusion over migrants and refugees. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

Population
See also above under Environment, Health, and AIDS.
UNFPA: State of World Population 2007 [pdf, Macromedia Flash Player]. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
UNFPA: United Nations Population Fund. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
World Gazetteer. Data on the current population of cities, towns, and regions all over the globe. From The Scout Report for Social Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
Department of Commerce: Census Bureau: On the right, click on Population clock.
Harvard University: Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies [pdf]. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu.
Princeton University: Office of Population Research.
Population Reference Bureau:.
Population Action International
National Academies: Growing Populations, Changing Landscapes: Studies from India, China, and the US (2001). Can be read on line. This book uses case studies to look at population growth and land-use change through time and space. This comes from a joint project between the US, Chinese and Indian Academies of Science. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
UNICEF: The State of the World's Children 2002 [.pdf, RealPlayer]. As with previous reports, this year's covers progress made since the 1990 World Summit for Children and goals that have yet to be met. For example, since the summit under-five mortality has dropped fourteen percent, but in sub-Saharan Africa, the number of malnourished children has increased. The full 103-page report includes maps, charts, photos, illustrations, and more. The site also offers video pieces, a page of links from the report, an "In brief" section, and short features. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
NOVA: World in the Balance. How has the world's population changed over time and how will it change in the future? NOVA explores these questions through interviews, interactive features, weblinks, and guides for teachers. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

Health
World Health Organization
World Health Organization: International Digest of Health Legislation.
World Health Organization: World Health Report. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001.http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Global Health Council [pdf] Created to identify priority world health problems and report on them to a wide range of parties, including government agencies and the global health community.
Department of Health and Human Services: globalhealth.gov. Geared toward illuminating the connection between domestic and international health issues. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Department of Health and Human Services: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Toxicological and interaction profiles of nearly 300 substances, a national exposure registry, a link to the Hazardous Substance Release and Health Effects Database, hazardous waste site maps and lists, publications, and much more. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Centers for Disease Control: Environmental Health [pdf]. Topics include food safety, extreme cold, hydrocarbons, lead poisoning, mold, and carbon monoxide. Clicking on each of these areas will take users to other materials. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
National Institutes of Health: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The center "is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training complementary and alternative researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals." From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Virginia Organizing Project, Environmental Health Sciences: News. Founded in 2002 to help increase public understanding of emerging scientific links between environmental exposure and human health. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Harvard School of Public Health: World Health News.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS
The Union of Concerned Scientists: 
Food and Environment.
US Dept. of Agriculture Agricultural Biotechnology.
Independent Science Panel (London): Genetic Modification. Scientific opposition.
Colorado State University: Transgenic Crops: An Introduction and Resource Guide. An up-to-date guide that does not take sides, but gives the science underlying the issues in detail. Views of specific crops in use and to come.
Greenpeace: True Food Network.

TOXIC CHEMICALS
National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services: 
TOXNET , (Toxicology Data Network). The National Library of Medicine Databases covering toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related topics. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry:Top 20 Hazardous Substances. Each substance's page answers what it is, what happens when it enters the environment, how the public may be exposed, how it could affect your health, and more. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
National Library of Medicine: Tox Town [Flash]. This highly visual Web site provides a wealth of information and related resources, such as an introduction to everyday locations where toxic chemicals might lurk, non-technical descriptions of toxins, the effect of toxins on human health, and more. Users access information by clicking on a topic of interest, which then links to comprehensive Web pages from NLM's MEDLINEplus, TOXNET, or other authoritative sources. Does not currently provide information on all commonly encountered chemical toxins, but future plans for the site include the addition of more chemical descriptions and other features. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: International Programme on Chemical Safety. Inchem. Documents on chemical safety from a host of organizations worldwide. Examples of information that can be found include exposure limits by country, pesticide data sheets, health and safety guides, and physical-chemical data. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
PBS: Trade Secrets A companion to the PBS special hosted by Bill Moyers exploring the history of the chemical revolution of the past 50 years and how companies have sought to withhold information from the public and their employees about the safety of many substances. The program draws on a large collection of previously secret industry documents which reveal a closely planned and well-executed campaign to limit regulation of toxic chemicals and the liability of manufacturers and to withhold important health information from all parties. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
Syracuse Research Corporation: Toxicology and Risk Assessment..
Pesticide Action Network North America: PESTIS. Includes all sorts of data and information related to pesticide use, including ecotoxicological studies on fish, amphibians, fungi, and more, to ideas for alternatives to pesticides.From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

DISEASE
Harvard University Library, Open Collections Program: 
Contagion: Historical Views of Disease and Epidemics. Background information on diseases and epidemics worldwide, organized around significant "episodes."
World Health Organization, Communicable Disease Outbreak and Response: Disease Outbreak News. Highlights recent reports of infectious disease, archived by date and by disease. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC Wonder. A "single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data." Site visitors can log on to the site as an anonymous user or complete the free registration. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet ScoutProject 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Emerging Infectious Diseases.

VIRUSES
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Molecular Virology: Virus World [.mpg, QuickTime]. High quality virus images that may be used for seminar presentations or any other noncommercial use. Users can choose from American Society for Virology conference poster images, enhanced EM pictures, and images of virology-related book and journal covers. Images may be searched by virus name; the results page will provide links to summary information from the Protein Data Bank and to the Scripps Research Institute's Virus Particle Explorer. Movie animations and relevant links are provided for some of the virus images. Users can also access tutorials on virus structure and other topics. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
An Electronic Introduction to Molecular Virology, by Ed Rybicki, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Capetown. An online virology tutorial that serves as a lesson on the basics of virology for a more advanced student. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/
Big Picture Book of VirusesNatural History Magazine, June, 2003: 70.
University of California at Los Angeles: Viruses, Vaccines, and Evolution of Influenza. The epidemics of the last century. Natural History Magazine, June, 2003: 70.
Think Quest: The Hidden Killers: Deadly Viruses. A basic introduction to viruses and how they cause infections. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Geological Survey's Center for Biological Informatics, National Biological Information Infrastructure: West Nile Virus. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.
Centers for Disease Control: West Nile Virus [.pdf]. The most recent data: a 2003 Human Case Count and updated maps representing the spread of the virus. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/
World Health Organizaton: SARS. Under "For More Information" click on "WHO collaborative Networks" and follow the web trail. From: Natural History Magazine, June, 2003: 70.
Centers for Disease Control: SARS.From: Natural History Magazine, June, 2003: 70.
Nature: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, SARS [.pdf]. Dozens of articles, including editorials, Science Updates, and Brief Communications from the journal. The articles trace the chronology of the SARS epidemic, and the section titled "What Have We Learned?" offers an excellent overview of what we know and what remains to be seen. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
World Health Organization: Influenza [pdf]. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
Pandemic Flu [pdf]. The official US government website for information on flu with answers to basic questions and materials about avian flu. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.
National Archives: The Deadly Virus: The Influenza Epidemic of 1918 [pdf]. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006. http://scout.wisc.edu/.

MICROBES
American Society for Microbiology: 
Microbe WorldIntimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth--PBS [Shockwave]. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2000.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Parasitic Diseases: DPDx: Identification and Diagnosis of Parasites of Public Health Concern. The site provides information about the cause, life cycle, and treatment (among other things) for a number of parasites, listed in alphabetical order and categorized by location of residence. From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002. http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/.

Malaria
World Health Organization: Malaria.  Fact sheets and links to other organizations.
World Health Organization: World Malaria Report 2005 [pdf]. This site provides the complete text of the report, along with executive summaries of its findings, profiles of malaria in each country, and copious data. From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005. http://scout.wisc.edu/.