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Environment Canada
Goals are to:

  • preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, including water, air, soil, flora and fauna;
  • conserve Canada's renewable resources;
  • conserve and protect Canada's water resources;
  • forecast daily weather conditions and warnings, and provide detailed meteorological information to all of Canada;
  • enforce rules relating to boundary waters; and
  • coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government.

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EnvironFacts Database
Maintained by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

EnviroLink
The EnviroLink Network is a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991. 

Global Forests Watch
GFW  is an interactive online forest monitoring and alert system designed to empower people everywhere with the information they need to better manage and conserve forest landscapes.

Greenpeace
"Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organization that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace".

World Resources Institute
"WRI is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, ChinaIndiaBrazilIndonesia and more. Our expert staff work closely with leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. Our work focuses on six critical issues at the intersection of environment and development: climate, energy, food, forests, water, and cities and transport."

350 Movement
350 is the red line for human beings, the most important number on the planet. The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth. See 350 videos.

Environmental History Timelines

Environmental Milestones
A Worldwatch Institute timeline tracing key moments in the sustainability movement from the 1960s to 2004.

Timeline of Environmental Movement and History
This timeline of key moments in environmental history and the environmental movement is adapted from Tom Turner’s chronology for 
American Earthan anthology edited by Bill McKibben. The timeline includes important early writing, the first conservation groups, disasters, legislation, community and non-profit activism, and more.

Timeline Creation
An easy application for students to make their own timeline with text and images is TIMELINE provided by Read Write Think. It's easy to make a free instant account, saves the file to the local computer, can be opened for further editing. The final product is saved as a pdf to your computer and emailed to others.