ENVIRONMENT LINKS Government Resources

I have prepared a quick tour of environmental regulations for students in my course GE440: Hazardous Waste Management. These resources may be of use to other students. The course is recommended for environmental-track majors in geography and other disciplines.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ( USEPA) has a wealth of information about environmental conditions and environmental regulation in the United States. Particularly useful is the Surf Your Watershed site.

For International Population Data, go to the very well-designed International Data Base at the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

U.S. EPA Region V (Great Lakes) makes a variety of environmental-education software titles available free of charge.

The Executive Office of Environmental Affairs ( EOEA) is the state agency primarily responsible for protecting and conserving natural resources in Massachusetts. Secretary Coxe, has established three priorities for EOEA, which are: Resource Protection, Reinventing Environmental Regulation, and Developing "Green" Business.
The Ozone Secretariat of the United Nations Environmental Program in Nairobi, Kenya, provides information on ozone, including FAQs and the most recent information on efforts to reduce CFC emissions.

Keep tabs on your representatives with the Conservation Scorecard from the League of Conservation Voters.

Food, Agriculture And Food Security: The Global Dimension is a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

The International Food Security Treaty is a campaign to encourage nations to declare that access to food is a fundamental human right. As simple and decent as this sounds, my guess is that this will be an uphill battle at best, particularly among the industrial powers.

Go to Wisconsin Non-point Source Water Pollution Abatement Program to see what Wisconsin is doing to addresss this important environmental problem.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has prepared a page that details the environmental costs of our society's obsession with the automobile. (I am among the obsessed, so I use the term without malice.) The emphasis is on impacts within Florida, but most of the impacts apply in any state.

Any questions? Contact me at jhayesboh@bridgew.edu .
James Hayes-Bohanan, Ph.D.
Bridgewater State College
Revised: May 25, 2001