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Astronomy & Space


Life Science

  • American Journal of Botany
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Biology and Botany Dictionaries
  • Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
    This center takes a lead role in development, consolidation and dissemination of information and programs focused on invasive species, forest health, natural resource and agricultural management through technology development, program implementation, training, applied research and public awareness at the state, regional, national and international levels.
  • Electronic Resources on Ornithology
  • Exploring Life's Origins: A Virtual Exhibit
    The goal of this project is to use molecular illustration and animation to help describe origins of life research and theories to broad audiences.
  • Freshwater and Marine Image Bank
    The Freshwater and Marine Image Bank is an ongoing digital collection of images related to freshwater and marine topics, in all their diversity. It includes images of fish, shellfish, and marine mammals, pictures of fish hatcheries and dams and vessels, materials related to polar exploration, regional and traditional fisheries, and limnological (freshwater) subjects. Its scope is global.
  • programs of the U.S. Department of Energy
  • International Plant Science Center: The New York Botanical Garden
    The International Plant Science Center makes vital contributions to scientific discovery and for the conservation and sustainable use of the world’s plant life.
  • Macaulay Library, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
    Want to listen to the courtship song of the humpback whale? Watch a video clip of a Green-Tailed Towhee? The Macaulay Library claims to have "the world's largest archives of animal sounds and associated video, " and many are available for free online listening and viewing. Listen to birds, fish, seals, whales and more, and watch video clips of animal behavior of many species.
  • Pepperwood Preserve
    Pepperwood Preserve (est. 1979) is a nature preserve located at the southern end of California's North Coast Ranges. Snaking between the world-renowned Sonoma and Napa Valleys, the majestic Mayacamas Mountains rise above San Francisco Bay and stretch northward past Calistoga to the east and Santa Rosa to the west. Here, across from Mt. St. Helena, near the divide of the watersheds of the Napa and Russian rivers, Pepperwood Preserve protects a 3117-acre zone of stunning landscape and rich biodiversity.
  • Science Blogging Aggregated
    Scienceblogging is a central clearinghouse for all your science needs. It is an aggregator of science blogs leading to all of the diverse places where science is discussed online.
  • Science Oxford Online
    Science Oxford Online illustrates the connections between different areas of science. It also tries to show the many connections that science has with everyday life.
  • The Official PLoS Blog
    PLoS Blogs has been set up to bring a select group of independent science and medicine bloggers together with the editors and staff who run our blogs. Our independent network is made up of writers who love science and medicine, and scientists and physicians that love to write. Here, you’ll find an equal mix of blogs from journalists and researchers tackling diverse issues in science and medicine.
  • Wetlands | US EPA
    The Wetlands site is a division of the EPA site. Content gives background on wetlands and the issues affecting them.


Global Warming

  • Climate Change Policy & Practice
    A knowledgebase and news service of United Nations and intergovernmental activities takes an international look at addressing global climate change policy.
  • Climate Crisis
  • Climate in Peril: A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports
    In 2007 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published its Fourth Assessment Report (following earlier assessment reports in 1990, 1995 and 2001). The link is to a PDF report that consists of four volumes, published under the title Climate Change 2007. This guide aims to present the substance and the sense of the IPCC report in an easy fashion. PDF reader required for viewing.
  • Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Sciences
    This guide presents information about the Earth's climate, the impacts of climate change, and approaches for adapting and mitigating change. In PDF format.
  • Consequences of a Rising Bay - Global Warming
    This set of maps from the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, the USGS and the Chronicle, reveals how melting polar ice could change the San Francisco Bay area shoreline. Maps show the effects of a 1 meter rise in sea level in the South Bay and in low-lying spots such as Treasure Island, Novato/Petaluma River mouth, Corte Madera/San Rafael, Richardson Bay/Mill Valley, Richmond, the Oakland Airport and other areas.
  • Global Warming & Climate Change-Science Tracer Bullet
    This research guide from the Science Reference Services of the Library of Congress offers a review of the print and online literature (books, articles, government publications, conference proceedings, technical reports, dissertations, etc.) and selected online resources on global warming and related topics.
  • Global Warming FAQ | Union of Concerned Scientists
  • State forecast to face less water, more heat - San Francisco Chronicle
  • USDA Office of the Chief Economist - Climate Change
    The Climate Change Program Office (CCPO) operates within the Office of the Chief Economist and functions as the Department-wide coordinator of agriculture, rural and forestry-related global change program and policy issues facing USDA. The Office ensures that USDA is a source of objective, analytical assessments of the effects of climate change and proposed response strategies.


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