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American Chemical Society: Green Chemistry Institute

Seeking to eliminate the use and production of hazardous substances, "The Green Chemistry Institute (GCI) was founded as an independent, nonprofit organization in 1997 to promote green chemistry through research, education, information dissemination, conferences and symposia." At this web site, visitors will find all sorts of information on meetings, news, conferences, and various educational...
National Pollutant Release Inventory

The National Pollutant Release Inventory is maintained by Environment Canada and provides access to pollutant release information for facilities located throughout Canada. The data can be searched by chemical name and location, and results provide detailed information on the substance, its release, its disposal, and its transfer at a particular facility.
Oil, Out of Control

Oil, Out of Control is an in-depth Whyfiles story that follows from news coverage of an oil spill off Spain's northwest coast in 2002. This Web site offers a straight look at the issues surrounding this and other famous oil spills, particularly that of the Exxon Valdez off Prince William Sound in 1992. The authors make clear the allegiances of people quoted in the story, while clearly explaining...
Organic Geochemistry Research Group

The U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources in Kansas presents its research on two major topics: "the fate, transport, and degradation of organic contaminants in the environment with special [focus] on nonpoint-source contamination from agricultural chemicals" and "the environmental issues of emerging contaminants and how they affect the water." After discovering the group's objectives and...
Pollution Control

Pollution takes many forms, such as ground, air, and water pollution. To make the environment pleasant to live in, certain methods are needed to clean up pollution or, even better, to prevent it all together. Several technologies and engineering techniques are regularly employed to keep pollution in check. The Air Pollution Control Technology Handbook (1) takes an in-depth look at many types of...
Proceedings and Summary Report: Workshop on the Fate, Transport, and Transformation of Mercury on Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments

The Proceedings and Summary Report entitled, "Workshop on the Fate, Transport, and Transformation of Mercury on Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments", was published and made available this month by the Environmental Protection Agencies Office of Research and Development. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the state of the science regarding the fate and transport of mercury in aquatic and...
Unwelcome Neighbors: Civil Rights and the Environment

The Times-Picayune newspaper has posted this series of news articles on environmental justice, published in print from May 21 through May 24, 2000. Beginning with the phrase "History, geography and the legacy of latent if not outright racism have conspired to place factories, dumps and chemical plants next to the poor," the series covers environmental policy and politics, public health, and...