Global warming. Ozone depletion. Smog. Water Pollution. Disappearing rainforests. Nuclear waste.
The problems faced by our Earth are monumental. Humans set about to alter the environment
thousands of years ago, and with today's fossil fuels and chemicals, the damage has been great.
The Earth's resources are rapidly depleting and many people do not have access to safe drinking water.
Government and independent organizations are working to find solutions that
will restore the planet and allow us to take advantage of natural resources.
One of the reasons environmental protection is such a long-running issue is the multi-faceted
nature of preservation. The environmental movement is quite large.
There are many grassroots organizations devoted to issues such as saving wildlife, stopping deforestation,
decreasing toxic emissions and recycling.
General Environment Resources
Environmental News Network
This environmental news portal site offers daily updates, streaming radio broadcasts and message boards.
Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA site offers updates on environmental legislation and history of
environmental law. An interactive
map allows users to research environmental issues in their particular region.
Scorecard Enter your zip code to find out what pollutants are in your community.
Earthwatch Educating the public about environmental problems.
The site of the 600,000-member Sierra Club includes an online edition of Sierra Magazine
and a virtual bookstore on environmental topics. You can also find updates on environmental and human rights issues.
The Press Room features court decisions, new acts and club-related iniatives.