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2006 Little Green Data Book (PDF; 1.03 MB)
"Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions continue to rise with a mix of old and new polluters, according to the Little Green Data Book 2006, launched today on the occasion of the Fourteenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-14). According to this annual publication of the World Bank, CO2 emissions worldwide have now topped 24 billion metric tons (the most recent comprehensive data are for 2002), an increase of 15 percent compared to the 1992 levels."

CAMEO Chemicals: NOAA’s New Online Tool for Hazardous Materials Responders
CAMEO Chemicals is an online, easy-to-use version of the most popular components of CAMEO, the chemical database and the reactivity prediction tool.

Center for Science in the Public Interest, Started in 1971, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has been an advocate for sound science, nutrition, and food safety for over thirty-five years. With close to 900,000 members, the Center continues its outreach work through such activities as creating policy briefs, sending out their Nutrition Action Healthletter, and providing news updates on items of relevance to the general public. Their homepage contains much of this material, all contained in thematic areas, including biotechnology, food safety, integrity in science, and nutrition policy.
The site is maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and it provides fuel-saving tips, fuel economy estimates, and so on.

Haz-Map -- Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Agents
Haz-Map is an occupational health database designed for health and safety professionals and for consumers seeking information about the health effects of exposure to chemicals and biologicals at work.

Lab Safety Training Guide
Created by Princeton University's Environmental Health & Safety division, this extensive lab safety training guide provides basic information for working safely with laboratory chemicals and equipment.
This website features a ZIP code look-up for electronics recycling facilities and listings of electronics (such as computers, home theater, and televisions) that are energy efficient, made of recycled materials, or have other green properties. Includes reuse and recycling tips related to electronics. From the Consumer Electronics Association, a trade organization promoting consumer technology.

National Pesticide Information Center
Its primary function is to provide "objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions about pesticides and their use."

News in Health: Health Capsules
Monthly health news articles.
Planet Green helps you go green with sustainable living ideas, energy conservation tips, freecycle info, homemade beauty recipes, & more to make earth day every day.

Society of Environmental Journalists
Internet links and resources.

The World Bank
Working for a world free of poverty.

Tox Town
A Web-based introduction to environmental health risks and toxic chemicals.  Tox Town uses neighborhood scenes—the Farm, City, Town and US-Mexico Border—along with color, graphics, sounds and animation to explain the connections between chemicals, the environment and your health.

Wildlife Habitat Council
Cooperation among industry and conservation groups can be rare indeed, and when the Wildlife Habitat Council was formed in 1988, it was certainly an unusual arrangement. Over the past several decades, the Council has worked to ease some of these tensions “to search for innovative joint ventures in environmental stewardship.” Visitors interested in such matters will appreciate the organization’s website, which brings together materials on Brownfield remediation, nest monitoring, and wildlife management tools.

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