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USGBC promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built, and operated. USGBC is best known for the development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating systems and Greenbuild, a green building conference and expo that promotes the green building industry, including environmentally responsible materials, sustainable architecture techniques and public policy.
ULI initiates research that anticipates emerging land use trends and issues, proposing creative solutions based on that research. ULI’s practice program is interdisciplinary and practical, focusing on trends and the basics of many different parts of the industry: Resort and residential; Retail and destination development; Office and industrial development; Transportation and parking; and Real estate finance and capital markets.
Information on the Bank's work on pollution management. "Emphasizes integrated environmental management, rather than just pollution control -- using a broad mix of incentives and pressures to achieve sustainable environmental improvements."
Encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies. Provides access to journals, conference papers and proceedings, special reports from international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, associations and private corporations. Other materials selectively indexed include significant monographs, government studies and newsletters. Formerly LexisNexis Environmental and ProQuest Environment Abstracts.
Focuses on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and more. Includes citations to scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. Some full text documents are included.
Indexes materials acquired by the National Agriculture Library and cooperating institutions. Production of these records in electronic form began in 1970, but the database covers materials dating from the 16th century to the present. Covers agriculture, food science, human nutrition, life sciences, and natural resources.
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network provides information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand the changing relationship between human beings and the environment. CIESIN's focuses on applying state-of-the-art information technology to pressing interdisciplinary data, information, and research problems related to human interactions in the environment.
Briefs on energy issues for selected countries and with environmental information for selected countries. These reports from the United States Energy Information Administration examine the energy situation in OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) on-OPEC countries in the politically volatile Persian Gulf region, major non-OPEC oil exporters, and other countries or regions . The publications concentrate on energy outlook and supply but also include overview of each country, recent
This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information.
The 50 Large Marine Ecosystems are regions of ocean space encompassing coastal areas from river basins and estuaries to the seaward boundaries of continental shelves and coastal current systems. They are relatively large regions of distinct bathymetry, hydrography, productivity, and trophically dependent populations.
Available information includes: maps of the LMEs; descriptions of LMEs including initial information on productivity, fisheries, ecosystem health and pollution, socioeconomic issues, and governance; GIS data (ARC Export format) and FGDC compliant metadata defining LME boundaries; current news on LME research; and contact information for LME experts.
The Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) is the primary climate-change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy and includes the World Data Center for Atmospheric Trace Gases. See pop-up bubble for more information.
CDIAC's data holdings include records of the atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other radiatively active gases; the role of the terrestrial biosphere and the oceans in the biogeochemical cycles of greenhouse gases; emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel consumption and land-use changes; long-term climate trends; the effects of elevated carbon dioxide on vegetation; and the vulnerability of coastal areas to rising sea level.
The Atlas is an information system designed for use by policy makers who need to become familiar with ocean issues and by scientists, students and resource managers who need access to underlying data bases and approaches to sustainability.
A comprehensive resource for timely, objective, science-based information about the environment. The Earth Portal has three components:
1. The Encyclopedia of Earth, with over 3,500 articles, is produced and reviewed by 1,000 scholars from 60 countries.
2. The Earth Forum provides commentary from scholars and discussions with the general public.
3. The EarthNews offers news stories on environmental issues drawn from many sources
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on environmental and sustainable development issues. The report presents data, analysis, forecasts, and policy responses. Data sets may be downloaded in various formats.
"UNEP.Net (United Nations Environment Programme) delivers authoritative environmental information from a broad range of information and data providers committed to making their information freely available to the whole spectrum of users of environmental information."
CDIAC is the primary global-change data and information analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It explores both general and technical aspects of issues related to carbon dioxide, methane, and other trace gas emissions; the carbon cycle; and other climate-change topics..
Features "publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable ag activities."