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United States Environmental Protection Agency
This is the web portal to the main agency of the United States dedicated to protecting the environment.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
This is the web portal of the wisconsin DNR which is the Wisconsin Agency charged with protecting and preserving the natural environment.
Envirofacts Data Warehouse
This web site provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States.

United States Sources

Office of Air and Radiation
The Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) develops national programs, technical policies, and regulations for controlling air pollution and radiation exposure.
Region 5 Air and Radiation Division
This division of the Office of Air and Regulation has information about air pollution and radiation in Region 5 of the United States which includes Wisconsin.
Laws and Regulations(EPA)
This site provides access to and information about the laws and regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) - Get TRI Data
The Toxics Release Inventory provides access to reported releases of toxic chemicals and pollutants into the environment through all manners as required by law.
EPA Toxics Release Inventory Explorer
This site provides a searchable database of the information contained in the Toxics Release Inventory.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances
United States Department of Energy Environment Web Site
This is the DOE's web site devoted to environmental management efforts through the clean safe use of energy and disposal of byproducts of energy production. *BROKEN LINK
National Park Service Nature and Science
This is the National Park Services portal for environmental information.
Explore Air (Data from National Park Service)
This is the National Parks Service's Air Monitoring web site.
USGS Water Science Center
This site provides information from the USGS exclusively on water resources in the state of Wisconsin such as water quality, stream flow, and groundwater levels.
This database form the Environmental Protection Agency provides water quality data for wetlands, oceans and watersheds from across the United States.
Web Soil Survey
This interactive site allows users to access county soil survey information from throughout the United states and create maps of areas of interest to them.
The National Institutes of Health maintains this site which allows users to create maps cross tabulating data fields from mortality statistics with the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI)from the Environmental Protection Agency.
This site presented by the National Library of Medicine provides information about the occupational exposure to hazardous materials.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Change Site
This site outlines and provides information on the impact of climate change.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Home Page
This site provides a list of U.S. endangered species including information on the criteria for a species to make the list.
U.S. Forest Service
This is the web portal for the U.S. Forest Service, the agency responsible for overseeing the management of our nations forests and protecting the environment.
Treesearch is a database for searching the digital collection of U.S. Forest Service Research Station publications.
Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory(GLERL)
This is the web portal for GLERL a sub agency of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) that focuses on environmental research pertaining to the Great Lakes.
Environment Conservation Online System
This site sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a gateway web site that provides access applications which manage data regarding threatened and endangered species, fisheries,and habitat conservation.
Tox Town
Tox Town helps students and teachers learn about environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals pictured in various community scenarios.
OSHA/EPA Occupational Chemical Database
This database compiles information from several government agencies and organizations.

Wisconsin Sources

Air Emission Inventory Information for Wisconsin
Each year between 1,500 to 2,100 facilities report air emissions in Wisconsin. This web page supplies hyperlinks to all information pertinent to the annual air emission inventory.
Historical Air Emission Information for Wisconsin 1985-2011
This web page provides access to information from 1985-2011 for air pollutants for which the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has established National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and for which the State of Wisconsin has established air quality standards
Wisconsin's Water Library
This is a web site about Wisconsin's water resources that is maintained by the University of Wisconsin.
Water Quality Data for Wisconsin
This site provides water quality data for drinking water, groundwater and surface water throughout Wisconsin.
Surface Water Data Viewer
This site provides access to interactive amps of wisconsin watersheds and waterways and related attributes. Users can find information down to the neighborhood level.
Waste and Materials Management
This site deals with the disposal, and recycling of solid waste and hazardous materials Wisconsin (DNR).
Environmental Protection
This web page provides links to information about Wisconsin's DNR's efforts to protect the natural environment.
Invasive Species
This site provides information about invasive species in Wisconsin and the efforts being made to control or eradicate them.
Water Resources Education - University of Wisconsin Extension
The UW Extension Water Resource Education web site was created to provide a gateway to educational programs and publications on the environment in Wisconsin.
Annual Recycling and Landfill Reports
The DNR provides access to the annual reports of recycling an landfill reported by responsible units form throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin's DNR Endangered Species Site
This site provides aa list of endangered species in Wisconsin and provides access to information related to this issue.
Wisconsin Environmental Education Board
This is the web portal for the board whose purpose is to foster and promote environmental concerns and awareness through the educational process in Wisconsin.
Toxnet-Toxicology Data network
This site sponsored by the National Library of Medicine provides access to databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases in the environment.

International Sources

EPER European Pollutant Emission Register
This is the European counterpart to the United States' Toxic Release Inventory.
United Nations Environment Programme
This web site is the portal for the United Nations Environment Programme.
United Nations Environment Programme Resource Kit
This web site is designed to serve as a central repository where users may retrieve resources produced by UNEP. Available information includes technical guidelines, clearinghouses, trainer manuals, databases, CD-roms, publications and other useful tools.
Europa - Environment
This is the environmental web portal of the European Union.
Environment Canada
This is the environmental web portal for Canada.
World Health Organization Public Health and Environment
This web site of the World Health Organization provides information pertaining to how the environment affects the health of citizens.
Human Development Reports (U.N.)
This site provides statistics from the United Nations Human Development Reports.
Encyclopedia of Earth
This site maintained by the Environmental Information Coalition provides a free collection of scholarly, peer-reviewed articles about "earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society".
Great Lakes Information Network
The GLIN is a comprehensive site about the Great Lakes, including related environmental issues.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The IPCC which has been in existence for twenty years provides information on climate change issues including presentations, power point slides, and publications, many of which are available here on their web portal online.
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