Major U.S. Environmental Laws and Regulations

Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
National Environmental Policy Act
Endangered Species Act

Environmental Statistics

Public Land Statistics
Municipal Solid Waste Facts and Figures
Hazardous Waste Data
Hunting Statistics and Economics
FWS Fire Program Statistics
U.S. Census Data

Governmental Agencies

United States Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service    
Bureau of Land Management   
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Department of Agriculture

Department of Commerce
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Department of Energy

Major International Organizations, Meetings, and Agreements
Related to Sustainable Development

The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED or Earth Summit), Rio de Janeiro, 1992
World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, 2002
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), 2012

Major International Organizations, Meetings, and Agreements
Related to Climate and Atmosphere

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), established 1988
Framework Convention on Climate Change, Rio de Janeiro, 1992
Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, 1987
Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, 1997
United National Climate Change Portal

Water Resources

USGS Science in Your Watershed
Deepwater Horizon/BP MC252 Drilling Platform Oil Spill

Air Resources

Air Quality in U.S. National Parks

Climate Resources

Bill Nye’s Climate Lab
What Science is Telling Us About Climate Change
NOAA Climate Program Office

Energy Resources

What You Need to Know About Energy
Minerals Education Coalition

Environmental Organizations

The Nature Conservancy
World Wildlife Fund
Polar Bears International
National Wildlife Federation

Additional Resources

The Carbon Map
Tropical Montane Cloud Forest Tour
Public Wilderness Lands
Endangered Species Program
Invasive Plants
ARKive: Images of Life on Earth
Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change
U.S. National Park Electronic Field Trips
Wilderness Areas in the United States
Environmental Health Perspectives – Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal
Light Pollution
Southern Forest of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior: Youth in the Great Outdoors
Youth Conservation Corps
Armenia Tree Project
World of 7 Billion
The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science
Berkeley Lab: Video Glossary