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Environmental Sciences and Hydrology Internet Resources

This page contains links to web sites outside of Tarleton.

The links are provided as a convenience for research.

Tarleton has no control over, and is not responsible for the content found on external sites.

Please contact the subject-specialist librarian if you have research questions, would like library instruction, or have material purchase requests.

Melissa Cookson- Environmental Sciences
Cataloging Department - Office 109J
phone: 254-968-9339
email: cookson@tarleton.edu
Melissa Cookson
Margie Maxfield- Environmental Engineering
Systems Librarian - Office 250
phone: 254-968-1955
email: maxfield@tarleton.edu
Margie Maxfield
Kym Schow- Environmental & Agricultural Management
Access Services - Office 109C
phone: 254-968-9871
email: schow@tarleton.edu
Kym Schow


Help is also available by using the Ask a Librarian page, emailing reference@tarleton.edu, calling (254) 968-9249, or coming into the library.

Environmental Sciences/Engineering and Hydrology Subcategories

Information

CUAHSI - The CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System (HIS) is an internet-based system for sharing hydrologic DATA. It is comprised of databases and servers, connected through web services, to client applications, allowing for the publication, discovery and access of data.

Environment Texas - statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) Information on place names found on USGS topographic maps. From the Yale Peabody Museum.

Hydrology Group – Site links to information on conferences, data, government, jobs, publications, societies.

Internet Public Library - Environmental Sciences and Ecology - From the Internet Public Library, this site is a frequently updated collection of environmental science oriented links.

Natural Resources Defense Council – A  vocal advocate for environmental protection, whose mission is to safeguard the earth.

State, Local and Tribal Environmental Networks - Contact information for state environmental departments, EPA offices, and more.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality – TCEQ is Texas’ version of the EPA. They offer data, maps, reports, rules, licensing requirements, permits, and more!

Terms of Environment Glossary - From the Environmental Protection Agency, this site covers terms from Abandoned Well to Zone of Saturation.

Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research – TIAER is a multidisciplinary research center at Tarleton whose mission is to shape workable solutions to environmental problems in agriculture.

Texas Water Development Board – TWDB provides leadership in the conservation and responsible development of Water for Texas.  Data and reports are available here.

Texas Water Resources Institute – TWRI provides leadership to stimulate priority water resources research throughout Texas. Has reports available online.

US_EPA - Get information for the Environmental Protection Agency, including laws, news, EPA publications, state, local and tribal and much more.

US_EPA_Concerned_Citizens - Excellent resources for informing and protecting home, community and workplace.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Known for their stewardship of  U.S. lands and natural resources. Has information on subjects including contaminants, invasive species, migratory birds, wetlands.

USGS Biology - The Biological Resources Discipline (BRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) works with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources.

USGS Global Change Science - The USGS strives to understand how the earth works and to anticipate changes in how the earth functions. This is a site focused on these issues.

USGS Publications Warehouse – Source for reports, data (i.e. Water-data reports), etc. from the USGS.

USGS Water Resources - The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collects information needed to understand the Nation's water resources, and provides access to water data, publications, and maps, as well as to recent water projects and events.

U.S. National Weather Service - A department of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), this outstanding site is organized into  three general categories: Current Weather, Climate & Historical Data, and Weather Topics. Some of the resources to be found here: Federal Meteorological Handbook I,  U.S. Coastal Tide Tables, historic environmental data, climatic data & historical data records, and links to related sites.

Water Quality Information Center - Contains links to online databases related to water and agriculture.

Weather and Climate Data - Current Conditions, Forecasts, Meteograms from the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies, Maryland.

Environmental Organizations and Associations

AAEES – American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. Their mission is excellence in the practice of environmental engineering to ensure the public health, safety, and welfare to enable humankind to co-exist in harmony with nature. Has information regarding certifications, careers, education, etc.

ASCE – American Society of Civil Engineers.

AWRA – American Water Resources Association. A non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing multidisciplinary water resources education, management and research.

AWWA – American Water Works Association.  provides knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond.

Global Nest –Global Network for Environmental Science and Technology. The Global NEST is an international association  whose goal is to support and assist the dissemination of

Houston Advanced Research Centre - "Seeks to improve decision-making and increase awareness of how science and technology can support and implement sustainability concepts."

IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The IPCC was established to provide an objective source of information about climate change by assessing the latest worldwide scientific, technical and socio-economic literature relevant to human-induced climate change.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Strives "to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations."

 

Laws & regulations

EIA Energy Emissions Data - emissions information from the Energy Information Administration.

Facts for You: Environment and Energy – USA.gov provides links to find about the environment where you live.

Federal Agencies Directory - Created by Louisiana State University Libraries. Offers alphabetical and hierarchical lists for easy access to federal agencies' web sites.

Guide to Law Online (GLIN) - Created by the US Law Library of Congress. Offers guides to government and legal information for worldwide nations.

Guide to United States Law - Part of the Guide to Law Online project (GLIN). Offers links to information about US Constitution & legal system, code & federal legislative process, executive agencies & regulations, court & decisions, law reviews, NAFTA, other US law guides, and more.

Historic File of Supreme Court Decisions - This searchable site is part of FedWorld and archives the full text of Supreme Court opinions dating from 1937 through 1975. There are also links to other sites which archive Supreme Court decisions.

Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet - Created by The Library of Congress. Includes information about: floor activities - House and Senate, major legislation, bill summaries & status, public laws by law number, and much more.

U. S. Department of State - Created by the State Department. Provides a searchable interface for locating information about the department, public affairs, press releases, current topics and issues, etc.

U. S. Department of State (archive) - Created by the State Department. Offers a permanent electronic archive of information released prior to January 20, 2001.

US_EPA_Laws_&_Regulations - Get Regulations and Proposed Rules, Codified Regulations and Legislation.

News

EnviroLink - Provides up-to-date environmental information and news.

Environment News Network (ENN) - Offers timely environmental news, live chats, interactive quizzes, daily feature stories, forums for debate, audio, video and more.

Environment News Service (ENS) - Cover issues and events that affect the environment: legislation, politics, lawsuits, international agreements, science and technology, public health, drinking water, oceans and marine life, hazardous materials, toxic materials, renewable energy, transportation, and environmental economics.

Reference Sources

Climate and Environmental Sciences Division: Search Projects Database - The Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) is part of the U.S. Department of Energy.  The CESD "Search Projects Database" feature allows users to search various projects sponsored by the division and find full text of the project reports.

Ecolex - is an information service on environmental law, operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP.  Its purpose is to build capacity worldwide by providing the most comprehensive possible global source of information on environmental law.

Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment - Developed by the Atmospheric Research and Information Centre. Offers information about over 400 topics related to atmospheric issues: acid rain, air quality, climate, climate change, global warming, sustainability, water quality, and more.

Encyclopedia of Earth - The Encyclopedia of Earth (EoE) is an electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. The EoE is a free, expert-reviewed collection of content contributed  by scholars, professionals, educators, practitioners and other experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The content is presented in a style intended to be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.

Environmental Law Research Guide - Created by Houston Cole Library at Jacksonville State University. Offers citations for specific statutes and regulations, books, journals, case law, standards, etc.

Environmental Policy Studies: Information Resources - Lists and describes resources at Columbia University Libraries and on the Internet, which are useful when researching domestic and international environmental policy issues.

Linkages - Provided by the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Acts as an electronic clearing-house for information on past and upcoming international meetings elated to environment and development policy.

New Ideas in Pollution Regulation (NIPR) - "A site for researchers, government officials, and citizens interested in understanding and improving control of industrial pollution, especially in developing countries. NIPR is the primary source for materials produced by the World Bank's Economics of Industrial Pollution Control Research Project."

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Goals include: Integration of the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in policy-making at international, regional and national levels, wide-spread adoption of an integrated, cross-sectoral and broadly participatory approach to sustainable development; and measurable progress in the implementation of the goals and targets of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation.

03/2014