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Environmental Science

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These are miscellaneous sites; not all are owned nor subscribed to by the University of Calgary.



  • Canid Conservation Science Lab (University of Calgary)
  • Urban Alliance
    Research partnership between the UofC and the City of Calgary..."to better coordinate a seamless transfer of leading research between the City of Calgary and its university..." Research themes include: Social fabric & security, Living spaces, Natural environment, Consumption & disposal, Mobility, Physical infrastructure, Management & industry, Workplace, Governance.
  • CEDRO (Centre for Environmental Design Research and Outreach) (Affiliated with University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design)
    The centre is a "University-based research and outreach organization which offers unique interdisciplinary research, advice, information, and support to a range of client groups on local, provincial, national as well as international levels."
  • University of Calgary Bennett Jones Law Library Guides including Alternative energy law, Public lands and natural resources law, and Water law
  • Environmental Law Centre
    Provides "Albertans with an objective source of information about environmental and natural resources law."
  • EcoLiving Fair
    "To facilitate information exchange and partnerships among communities, consumers, and businesses about innovative environmentally sustainable options."
  • Climate Change Central (closed as of 2014)


  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Links to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry (CEAR) and to the Federal Environmental Assessment Index.
  • Canadian Parks Council
    Some publications, useful links and general info about Canada's parks. "Federal, provincial and territorial parks agencies working together since 1962 to: promote excellence in park planning and management, advance park and protected areas values, and facilitate cooperation among and provide support to member agencies."
  • Canadian Forest Service
  • CIER: Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
  • Reports Canada
    "... tracking new reports released by federal and provincial government departments and committees, NGOs and other Canadian organizations involved with public policy. RC began tracking in April 2009 ..."
  • NPArC - NRC's searchable online "archive." "NPArC is a searchable online repository containing thousands of NRC-authored publication citations. Use NPArC to link to publications of interest and to set up alerts."


  • Environmental Science Digital Collection
    From U of North Texas. Focus is on policy. Contains web-published materials from the US, Europe, China, and Japan, covering areas such as climate change, emissions, land use, sustainable development, water issues and biodiversity.
  • Climate Library
    One can also post documents (e.g. reports, research papers, theses) to this library about climate change. The documents are vetted by an editorial team.
  • IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Publication Search
    Free downloadable documents; search their collection
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • BISE (Biodiversity Information System for Europe)
    A "portal centralising information about European biodiversity." It is organized into 5 sections: policy, topics, data, research and countries&networks.
  • The Earth Institute at Columbia University "helping to advance nine interconnected global issues: climate and society, water, energy, poverty, ecosystems, public health, food and nutrition, hazards and urbanization" ...
  • National Library of Medicine Environmental Health & Toxicology Specialized Information Services site
    Guides to the NLM's Web pages and resources on specific environmental health and toxicology topics, such as pesticide exposure, occupational safety and health, etc.
  • Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program (EPA)
    A publicly available database that contains information on U.S. toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups as well as federal facilities. The TRI Explorer provides access to the TRI data to help identify facilities and chemical releases that warrant further study and analysis.
  • Right-to-Know Network
    A service run by OMB Watch, a U.S. noprofit government watchdog organization. It databases section provides free access to information on toxic release inventories, creation, shipment and receipt of hazardous waste, superfund sites, EPA compliance enforcement, etc. Some of the data is older. The site also has links to other resources.
  • Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management
    "... a non-profit grant funded site that provides research-based information on how to responsibly handle wildlife damage problems. This site seeks to service the needs of 4 key constituency groups: homeowners, agricultural producers, professionals (both academic and industry providers) and policy makers, such as government agencies."
    The site has several online collections, including: Bird control seminar proceedings, Great plains wildlife damage control workshop proceedings, Wildlife damage management proceedings, etc.
  • American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
    A nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    Major R&D areas include solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydrogen & fuel cells, buildings, advanced vehicles & fuels, electric infrastructure systems, energy analysis.
  • Carbon Footprint
    Calculate carbon footprints for individuals and households.
  • Environmentalresearchweb
    An environment-themed "community website" from the Institute of Physics. Includes news, job postings, brief company data, etc.
  • - "a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results."
  • Sense About Science - "Promoting good science and evidence for the public." This site helps the public understand science, and tries to clear misconceptions about science. Their "recent and current priorities include alternative medicine, MRI, detox, nuclear power, evidence in public health advice, weather patterns and an educational resource on peer review."
  • Official U.S. Time (MST) - as well as a graphic showing the sunlit and dark areas of the earth.
  • Intute (not updated past Jul 2011) - "access to the very best Web resources for education and research, evaluated and selected by a network of subject specialists."
  • Worldchanging (dissolved in 2010)

Search Engines

  • Google Scholar
    Provides access to scholarly sources. If you choose "University of Calgary (UofC Access)" in the "Scholar Preferences" section, Google Scholar will try to link to the documents via the "UofC Access" link.
  • Wolfram|Alpha
    A "computational knowledge engine." There are also some chemical properties, but the sources are not really listed.


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