A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



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Contents of this page:

     · Executive branch watchdogs

       · General government information

         · White House

           · Interdepartmental

             · Independent administrations & agencies

               · Federal government-supported independent institutions

                 · Department of...

                        ~ Agriculture (USDA)

                        ~ Commerce (DOC)

                        ~ Defense (DOD)

                        ~ Energy (DOE)

                        ~ Health and Human Services (HHS)

                        ~ Interior (DOI)

                        ~ State (DOS)

                        ~ Transportation (DOT)

Some links below are highlighted with the following categories (although note that these categories are somewhat artificial and are for guidepost- purposes only):

   ·  Climate change 

     ·  Transportation

       · Protected areas  

         · Marine issues

Executive branch watchdogs

Revolving Door Project

General government information

✔︎Info@⇾ All U.S. Government environmental web sites @ EHSO

White House

White House

     Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)

     Energy, climate change & our environment

     Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

          Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs (OIRA)


Global Change Research Program

     National Climate Assessments

          Interactive Atlas

     National Nature Assessment

Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization

National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)

National Wild & Scenic Rivers System

US Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF)

Independent administrations & agencies

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

     Budget & Spending

              · 2020 – EPA

              · This simple webpage shows the growing number of employees and budget of the EPA

                since its beginning in 1970.

              · The ‘historical budget documents’ link, lists pdf’s showing how the EPA has financed its

                programs and initiatives since its founding.

              · These primary sources tell us the story of how climate change has been fought in the U.S.

     Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

          National Clean Investment Fund

     National Service Center for Environmental Publications

     National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)

     National Service Center for Environmental Publications

     National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

     Green Power Partnership

               · Mission: “to protect human health and the environment.”

     Hazardous air pollutants

     How's my waterway?

     Ozone layer protection

     EPA Web Archive     

          · This website aims to provide historical context on current issues by collecting all past

             EPA materials.

     National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (NSBEAPs)

            · Aims to provide information "for small businesses and assistance providers seeking information

          on a wide range of environmental topics."

     Transportation, Air Pollution, and Climate Change

     Center for Corporate Climate Leadership

     Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center

          Environmental Finance Centers

Marine Mammal Commission (MMC)

     · Works to provide "independent, science-based oversight of domestic and international policies and

     actions of federal agencies addressing human impacts on marine mammals and their ecosystems."

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)


          · “The NASA EOS Aura mission, launched July 15, 2004, measures the composition of Earth’s

            atmosphere and solar spectral irradiance (SSI), providing essential data for understanding how

            Earth’s radiation balance, air quality, and ozone layer respond to changes atmospheric composition

            caused by both human activities and natural phenomena.”



          Active fire data

     Earth Observing Dashboard

           · The European Space Agency (ESA), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and National

             Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have combined their resources, technical knowledge,

             and expertise to produce this Earth Observing Dashboard, which strengthens our understanding of

             global environmental changes and other societal challenges impacting our planet.”

     Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program

     NASA Science

     Jet Propulsion Laboratory

          Global Climate Change - Vital Signs of the Planet

     Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences @ UC-Boulder

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)

     National Intelligence Estimate on Climate Change

Government-supported independent institutions

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

US Institute of Peace


Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Climate Hubs

     Extreme weather

Forest Service (USFS)

     Research Stations

     Remote sensing

     Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS)

     Adaptation Partners

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

     Landscape Conservation Initiatives

     Regional Conservation Partnership Program

     Working Lands for Wildlife

Department of Commerce

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

     Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

          National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP)

     Coral Bleaching

     Coral Reef Conservation Program     

     Climate Divisional Database (nCLIMDIV)

     Historical Climatology Network (USHCN)

     Integrated Ocean Observing System

          · Strives to understand and predict changes in the climate, weather, oceans, and the coasts,

            while also sharing this knowledge with others. They also work to "conserve and manage

                coastal and marine ecosystems and resources."

     National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

         · formerly the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)

      US Climate Normals

     National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)

     National Marine Protected Areas Center

           · view data and information on Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

           · access scientific understanding and newest research on MPAs

     National Ocean Service (NOS)    

     NOAA Ocean Exploration

     NOAA Fisheries (National Marine Fisheries Service ~ NMFS)

          Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program

          U.S Regional Fishery Management Councils

               Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission

               Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

               National Fish Habitat Partnership

               Alaska Marine Conservation Council

     National Weather Service (NWS)

     Cooperative Observer Program (COOP)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of the Army

          Army Corps of Engineers (ACE)

               National Inventory of Dams

Sentinel Landscapes Partnership

           · a coalition of federal agencies, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations

             that works with private landowners to advance sustainable land management practices around

               military installations and ranges.

National Military Fish and Wildlife Association (NMFWA)

Department of Energy (DOE)

Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Innovation

          Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

          Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management

               Office of Carbon Management

          Office of Science     

Energy Information Administration

          Data tools, apps & maps

Genomic Science Program

          Clean Cities Coalition Network


     Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)

          Electricity Markets & Policy

          Research Page

               · Includes sections on Clean Energy & Healthy Earth and Ecological Systems,

          National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

               Life Cycle Assessment Harmonization

          Oak Ridge National Laboratory

               Carbon Dioxiode Information Analysis Center

                      · Ceased operations in 2017; link is to archives.

Department of Health & Human Services

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

          National Center for Environmental Health

US National Institute of Health (NIH)

          Fogarty International Center

          National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Addressing climate change

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

     Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

     Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

          “New HSI Unit Takes Aim at Wildlife Trafficking”

Department of the Interior (DOI)

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)

          Endangered Species

          International Office

          Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS)

          Science Applications

          Service Catalog (ServCat)

Geological Survey (USGS)

          National Wildlife Health Center

          Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

          Climate Change Research

          John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis

          Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS)

National Park Service (NPS)

          Explore Natural Communities

          History eLibrary

Department of State

DoS organization chart

Policy issues

     Climate and environment

     Climate crisis


     Global health

     Ocean and polar affairs

Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC)

Agency for International Development (USAID)


          · “...a global knowledge portal for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the

             broader community working at the intersection of climate change and international

             development. The portal curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge

             related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change.”

      Power Africa

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy & Environment

    Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

          Archived site

          Office of Marine Conservation

     Office of Global Food Security

     Office of Global Partnerships

          Coalition for Climate Entrepreneurship program (CCE)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Federal Highway Administration


          Planning, Environment & Realty

          Wildlife Crossings Program

Value Pricing Pilot Program (VPPP)

Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

Link to a snapshot of EPA's former main webpage on climate change as of January 19, 2017.

USA ~ Executive branch

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