SEJ offers links to environmental websites useful to journalists. Currently, more than 1,500 entries are archived on SEJ's old website, where you can browse by category. Below you will find a growing list of new additions. If you'd like to suggest a useful link to be added to this page, please send to SEJ's web content manager Cindy MacDonald.
This Construction Management Project article offers information on green construction practices, including Green Building Benefits, LEED and Green Construction, Green Construction Resources, LEED Certification in America and Worldwide, and several links for further reading.
For weather warnings, check the interactive, near-real-time national weather map put out by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service. It's updated every few minutes with color-coded warnings by type. You can also search for a forecast by state, city/state or zip code.
The WOC is an international business alliance for corporate ocean responsibility. On their website, you'll find program information, resources, and events, such as the upcoming Industry Leadership Forum on Arctic Sustainable Development in Reykjavik, Iceland on Sep 16-17, 2012.
CAMEL is a free, comprehensive, interdisciplinary, multimedia resource with over 200 topic areas for educators who wish to teach, create and share curricular resources on climate change. Register for weekly webinars on specific topics or view recordings of past webinars. Funded by NSF.
The Nieman Foundation’s Guide to Covering Pandemic Flu, written and edited by journalists, is "a one-stop resource for reporters, editors and newsroom managers trying to navigate the complex and at times confusing details of the flu story.
GCP, a partnership between the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, the World Climate Research Programme, and Diversitas, "was formed to assist the international science community to establish a common, mutually agreed knowledge base supporting policy debate and action to slow the rate of increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere."
Explore the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Services, an interactive "dashboard" of climate signals from NOAA. Examine different time periods, choices of measurements, news, maps, videos, images, and more.
The Environmental Working Group annually compiles every recipient of the main US farm subsidy programs and the amount of subsidy they received since 1995, based on USDA data. Browse by state, congressional district and county; national summary; top recipients; payment concentrations; top regions; top programs; or search by zip code, recipient or business name.
Based at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the second edition of the free, online collaborative Encyclopedia of Life, published Sept. 5, 2011, is redesigned and expanded with information on more than one-third of all known species on Earth. Search >700,000 species pages and 600,000 still images and videos.
Contact Columbia University's Earth Institute scientists for expertise on basics of energy exploration and extraction; rock mechanics; contaminants in underground water; manmade earthquakes; and economic/political questions surrounding the practice.