Environmental Studies

Environmental Health

Department of Energy - Life and Medical Sciences
Describes current research projects focused on life and medical sciences as well as other environmental research projects under the Department of Energy.

TOXMAP Environmental Health Maps
Pulls data from Superfund sites and the EPA Toxic Release Inventory to create interactive maps so people can explore what chemicals may be in their areas. 

Superfund: National Priorities List (NPL) 

The National Priorities List (NPL) is the list of sites of national priority among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States and its territories. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the EPA in determining which sites warrant further investigation.

United Nations Human Development Reports
The Human Development Report is an independent report. It is commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and they contain four composite indices for human development — the Human Development Index, the Gender-related Development Index, the Gender Empowerment Measure, and the Human Poverty Index. Each Report also focuses on a highly topical theme in the current development debate, providing path-breaking analysis and policy recommendations.

World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations specialized agency for health. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. You can browse by Country, Health Topics, Publications, and Research Tools.

Environmental Policy

Congressional Research Service Policy Reports
The National Council for Science and the Environment currently posts Congressional Research Service Reports on environmental and related topics.The Congressional Research Service (CRS), part of the Library of Congress, prepares its reports for the U.S. Congress.

Stateline.org - Environment (can browse by state)
Stateline.org is an independent element of the Pew Research Center and is based in Washington, DC. They aim to provide timely tips and research material on state policy innovations and trends, and report on such important state-level issues such as healthcare, tax and budget policy, the environment, welfare reform.

United Nations Environment Programme
The UNEP mission is 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. They provide publications and contacts for Governments, Scientists, Civil Society, Business People, and Children and Youths. You can also browse by thematic areas from their About UNEP webpage for such topics as biodiversity, climate change, environmental assessment, governance & law, sustainable consumption, etc.

The United States Department of Agriculture administers programs and services concerned with farmers and consumers. These include grading and inspection of meat and other products, and conducting research programs in animal and plant production and human nutrition. You can browse for information by audience (such as agribusiness, conservationists, educators & students, researchers) or by topic (such as agriculture, laws & regulations, rural & community development).

World Bank Group
An international organization made up of five closely associated institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank provides development assistance.