k ADVOCACY: Environment
Links | Clean Air / Clean Water | Climate
Change | Endangered Species/ Biodiversity |
Enviro-Capitalism | Deep Ecology|
Habitat / Land & Water use
OOHOME | ISSUES: EVIRONMENT
pros and cons of environmental issues do not always neatly match up.
Put simply, no one is "anti-environment", though many, by
opposing the aims of environmentalism, are anti-environmentalist. The
debate usually comes down to how the environment and its resources are
used, why they are used, who is allowed to use them, and who makes
that decision. Thus, the concern for habitat, wildlife and the quality
of air and water can easily run up against private property rights,
economic efficiency and resistance to government regulation. This
divergence of goals sometimes makes the debate seem intractable.
Progress comes only with mutual respect.
Environmental & Social Issues
Friends of the Earth
Izaak Walton League of America
League of Conservation Voters
Natural Resources Defense Council
Rand Institute: Environmentalism
Cato Institute: Natural Resources & Environmental Studies
Science & Environmental Policy Project
Library for the Enviromment
OOOLists Congressional Research Service reports on the environment. CRS reports are non-partisan research papers prepared by the Libravy of Congress for the use of members of Congress.
AIR / CLEAN WATER
|Requires Regulatory Remediation||No Risk or Manageable without Regulation|
Lung Association: Air Quality
Clean Air Campaign
Clean Water Action
Clean Water Network
Coalition for Clean Air
Stuff Works: How Ozone Pollution Works
|A Danger||Non-Existent, Irrelevant or Beneficial|
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Union of Concerned Scientists: Global Warming
U.S. PIRG: Global Warming
World Wildlife Fund Climate Change Program
Woods Hole Research Center: Warming of the Earth
Petroleum Institute: Global Climate
Competitive Enterprise Institute: Global Warming
Petition Project: Environmental Effects of Increased CO2
Reason Public Policy Institute: The Science of Climate Change
of Policy Issues: Global Warming
OOOSynopsis and links. Check the archive, scroll down to Environment.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratrion: Global Warming
OOOHighly-respected NOAA data must be tempered with an awareness of the current administration's highly skepticalapproach to global warming and climate change.
New Scientist: Climate Change
OOONews and articles on the subject, plus interesting information under "Background and Guides to the Main Issues".
U.S. Global Change Research Information Office
OOOGovernmental research on climate change. Not an easy site to navigate. Current documents stress the need for further research and outline research proposals. Older documents appear far more definitive. This might reflect different approaches to the question of climate change taken by two different presidential administrations.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Global Warming
OOOUser-friendly page providing data and covering many aspects of the issue. The name is now "Climate Change" reflecting the current political environment.
SPECIES / BIODIVERSITY
Global Issues: Biodiversity
Sierra Club: Species & Habitat
National Wildlife Federation
World Resources Institute: Biodiversity
World Wildlife Fund: Endangered Species Programme
OOOLists of species by state with links and some discussion of issues.
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List
OOOExtensive lists of endangered species and their status.
United Nations Environmental Programme/World Conservation Monitoring Centre
OOOSpecies database by country.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Endangered Species Program
Institute: Natural Resources & Environment
Center for Free Market Environmentalism
Competitive Enterprise Institute: Environment
Heartland Institute: Environment
The Thoreau Institute
Foundation for Deep Ecology
Institute for Deep Ecology
Green Fuse: Deep Ecology Critique
/ LAND & WATER USE
Center for Biological Diversity: Deserts
Forest Conservation Portal
National Public Lands Grazing Campaign
The Nature Conservancy
The Wilderness Society
Property Rights Research
Grazing on Public Lands
OOOObjective discussion from quirky web site, The Beckoning.
Cato Institute: Beyond the Grazing Fee, An Agenda for Rangeland Reform
OOO1995 paper offering a conservative alternative to the status quo.
CRS Report for Congress: The Property Rights Issue
OOOIntelligent discussion from the Congressional Research Service.