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Organizations that preserve or monitor the environment in different ways. Environmental organizations can be global, regional, national or local; they can be government-run or private.

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Intergovernmental Organizations

International organizations and bodies established under international organizations to protect the environment:

See also environmental agreements

Government Organizations

The governments of all developed countries today have government departments or agencies devoted to monitoring and protecting the environment:

Private Organizations (Environmental NGOs)

These organizations are involved in lobbying, advocacy, or conservation efforts:

See also: environmentalism, green party


(These should be sorted into categories above; those that aren't primarily organizations, but rather websites, should be moved to environment)

  • Scorecard.org (http://www.scorecard.org) - lots of info about pollution in your area, just enter your zip code. Colored maps also show how bad certain types of pollution are in your area.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.epa.gov)
  • OEHHA (http://www.oehha.ca.gov/prop65/prop65_list/61501LSTB.htm)
  • Environmental Defense Fund (http://www.edf.org)
  • Rachel's Environment and Health News (http://www.rachel.org) - Weekly news about how the polluted environment affects people, and what corporations and governments are doing (or not doing) about it. Also in Spanish.
  • Essential.org (http://www.essential.org) - Some organizations related to consumers and consumer protection, including pollution.
  • CleanUp GE.org (http://www.cleanupge.org) - Info about GE's shady dumping practices on the Hudson River.
  • Extoxnet newsletters (http://ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet/newsletters/ghindex) - environmental pollution news. Last update 1998.
  • Environmental News Network (http://www.enn.com/) - more news
  • Environmental Working Group (http://www.ewg.org/)
  • Sewage Sludge (http://www.ejnet.org/sludge/) - in the US it is perfectly legal to fertilize food crops with solids from the sewer, which include lots of heavy metals and toxins.

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