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Government Information in the Study of Science & Technology

Covers major government science and technology websites as well as highlighting the Library's collection in these areas.


image: tree in bowlThere are numerous federal department and agencies that research and provide information about the earth sciences and environmental sciences. The box below, while numerous, are still a selected list of federal research sources.  Federal departments with an interest in earth and environmental sciences include the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, and the Interior.  Other areas, not represented on this page, also research topics related to the environment.  See the Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and Space Sciences (for geolocation information) for more ideas. 


Selected links for the Department of Energy (DOE).


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a key agency for information about the environmental issues. Here are a few key EPA websites.


The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a key agency for information about the Earth and its environment.


The US Geological Survey (USGS) has a large web presence.  The agency focused on ecosystems, environment, land resources, natural hazards, and water. This box focuses on a few aspects of the agency.  See the main USGS page for more information.

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