Web Resources *
US Department of Health that performs specific functions
concerning the effect on public health of hazardous
substances in the environment.
: focuses on conserving and restoring ecosystems focusing
on birds and other wildlife.
View pollution and weather data in Berks and neighboring counties
land and open space in Berks County; protecting the quality
of streams and ground water; preserving historic landmarks
and scenic landscapes.
of plants native to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley. The
Preserve provides many educational opportunities involving
native plants and ecology.
organization whose mission is to protect the fetus and the
child from environmental health hazards and promote a
Department of Transportation's organization addressing
the transportations sectors relationship to global warming.
Prevention (CDC)is recognized as the lead federal agency
for protecting the health and safety of people - at home
and abroad, providing credible information to enhance
health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships.
Institute (CEHI) has been established to identify, validate, and
develop solutions to address adverse health effects to children
occurring as a consequence of exposure to hazardous environmental
organization dedicated to educating the public, specifically parents
and caregivers, about environmental toxins that affect children's
and the Environment (CHE) aims to help to take environmental
health efforts into a new era of improved scientific understanding,
cooperation among diverse interests sharing similar goals, and better
policies and preventive efforts
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment, is an
active network of organizations and individuals sharing the
basic goal of improving human health by reducing exposure
to toxicants in our bodies and the environment.
responsible for overseeing environmental protection
in Pennsylvania. Listed below are the four agencies of the PA
The department within the PA DEP overseeing waste,
storage tanks and recycling within Pennsylvania.
responsible for addressing air quality issues within
mineral extraction, oil, gas and coal within PA.
responsible for protecting Pennsylvania's water resources.
The Pennsylvania agency responsible for maintaining states
parks, forests and encouraging conservation programs
: a nationwide network of America's leading environmental
and conservation organizations.
journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research.
to help students develop environmental literacy.
clearinghouse dedicated to expanding media coverage of
environmental and public health issues.
news throughout the world. ENN produces TV and radio shows
on environmental issues.
environmental issues in the United States.
relationships between the economy, environmental health,
and environmental pollution control.
Children and the Environment brings together, in
one place, quantitative information from a variety
of sources to show trends in levels of environmental
contaminants in air, water, food, and soil;
concentrations of contaminants measured in the
bodies of mothers and children; and childhood
diseases that may be influenced by environmental
ORD conducts research in ways to prevent pollution and protect
: provides access to thousands of online environmental resources
environmental issues in Europe.
: is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based
education and science program supported by NASA, NSF and
the US State Department in partnership with colleges,
universities within the US and 100 other countries.
Berks County, PA) whose mission is to foster the conservation of
birds of prey worldwide and to create a better understanding of,
and further the conservation of, the natural environment,
particularly the Central Appalachian region.
organization working to ensure a healthy, just and sustainable
future for children.
understanding of the differences between a child and an adult and how
to create solutions to protect children from environmental harms via
education, outreach and research
air and water pollution laws in Pennsylvania and their enforcement
and recommends needed changes to the General Assembly of
Program of the USDA and EPA addressing environmental issues
in ad. business.
of environmental laws.
addressing regional haze issues.
Federal agency that preserves our nation's history and defines
us as a people by overseeing the management of all Federal records.
communities, including Congress, government agencies, academia, civil
society, business, media, and the public to support policies and programs
that increase the role of science in achieving environmental goals.
(NEDI) provides direct access to environmental data and
information descriptions, and thereby, improves awareness of
and facilitates access to data and information holdings.
Department of Health.
National Institute of Health an agency under the US Department of
Health and Human Services.
: a Geographic Information System (GIS) from the National
Library of Medicine (NLM) that uses maps of the United States to
help users explore data from the EPA's toxic release inventory.
: An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health
risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.
and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space,
and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service that
touch the lives of all Americans.
central resource for government-funded scientific, technical,
engineering, and business related information available today.
towards litigation to protect the environment.
:an advocacy group addressing issues in PA from an environmental
This is an association that provides education to on land
and water conservation.
environmental education of all partners in Pennsylvania by
supporting and facilitating their efforts
right to know policy.
environmental policy decisions in Harrisburg, PA.
community environmental groups.
Mission is to broaden the understanding of the differences between a child
and an adult and how to create solutions to protect children from environmental
harms via education, outreach and research.
access to the resources and expertise of the Pennsylvania State
government member agencies and over 220 non-federal
Cooperators representing various disciplines within the
conservation field with the focus on native plant conservation.
: is the home of Reuters Daily Environmental News.
protecting the Schuylkill river as a natural, recreation and
historic asset for Southeastern Pennsylvania.
search of the government’s vast stores of scientific and
:a website run by Environmental Defense (an
environmental advocacy group) that rates the environmental
health of communities.
Department of Science and Technology’s department on
: The TerraServer-USA Web site is one of the world's largest
online databases, providing free public access to a vast data
store of maps and aerial photographs of the United States.
partnerships in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing,
and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life
without compromising that of future generations.
agency, encouraging voluntary efforts to protect soil, water, and
wildlife. It is responsible for the food safety of meats, food stamp
programs, food and agriculture safety.
a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain, and improve
our natural resources and environment.
of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats.
science agency in the department of the Interior that operates
as an independent fact-finding agency that collects, monitors,
analyzes, and provides scientific understanding about natural
resource conditions, issues, and problems.
understanding and technologies needed to support the sound
management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources.
one of the most impressive mapping devices on the net.
the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), is responsible for building,
maintaining, and applying The National Map.
information that benefits the Nation's citizens.
* NOTE: Most links on this page are pointers to other hosts and locations in the Internet. This information is provided as a service; however, the Berks County EAC does not endorse, approve, or otherwise support these sites.