Bethesda: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts, 1994–. Provides abstracts of research from nearly 6,000 journals as well as reports, conference proceedings, and books published since 1967 on ecology, energy, pollution, waste management, toxicology, risk assessment, environmental biotechnology, and water resources.
http://www.ncseonline.org/NLE. A digital archive of material, including reports on “hot topics,” Congressional Research Service reports, and abstracts and links to over 14,000 reports on population and the environment. This site is a project of the National Council for Science and the Environment.
http://www.epa.gov. Offers information on topics such as acid rain, lead, ozone, and wetlands as well as technical publications, legal and regulatory information, and a database of enforcement and compliance actions taken by the EPA. There is a browsable index to background information on topics ranging from ecosystems to environmental technology to human health as well as a searchable database of research publications at http://www.epa.gov/nscep/.
http://www.wri.org). Offers many digital publications on environmental issues, including country profiles and EarthTrends (http://earthtrends.wri.org), a portal for a wealth of data on environmental topics including population, energy, water resources, biodiversity, and economic issues affecting the environment.
Ed. Simon Asher Levin. 5 vols. San Diego: Academic Press, 2001. Provides in-depth, scholarly articles on topics ranging from agriculture, conservation, economic aspects of biodiversity, microbial biodiversity, public policy, and systematics.
2 vols. Detroit: Gale Group, 1994. Describes over 700 animals and plants currently threatened with extinction. Arranged taxonomically; an index provides access by common and scientific names. The status, description and biology, habitat and current distribution, and history and conservation measures for each species are described. Includes indexes by geographic location and a list of wildlife and conservation organizations.
Ed. S. George Philander. Los Angeles: Sage, 2008. Covers concepts, historical background, policies, and perspectives from chemists, development experts, political scientists, climatologists, and engineers. Also included are data tables and country profiles.
Ed. Ramon Folch. 11 vols. Detroit: Gale Group, 2000. Covers world habitats such as tropical rain forests, savannahs, prairies, and lakes, in lavishly illustrated volumes. The work is based on a 1998 Catalan publication compiled under the sponsorship of UNESCO.
Ed. Shepard Krech, J. R. McNeill, and Carolyn Merchant. 3 vols. New York: Routledge, 2004. Covers topics, events, people, natural resources, and aspects of human interaction with the environment worldwide. This work provides historical surveys of environmental issues such as deforestation and extinction; it also offers regional and national overviews as well as essays on subfields such as environmental philosophy.
Ed. Lester R. Brown. New York: Norton, 1992–. A compilation of statistics and analyses of major trends in food production, energy, the atmosphere, the economy, and social factors such as population growth, epidemics, and refugeeism. This work was produced under the auspices of the Worldwatch Institute.