A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
Chemistry Central Chemistry Central is a new service publishing peer-reviewed open access research in chemistry, from BioMed Central.
Darwin Digital Library of Evolution Sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History Library. The site includes sources from 17th century to the present and encompasses the history of evolution as a scientific theory with deep roots and broad cultural consequences. For more on Charles Darwin, see also the Complete Works of Charles Darwin, assembled by the University of Cambridge
Earth Trends Maintained by the World Resources Institute, Earth Trends focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.
Encyclopedia of Earth A fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work.
GEOSCAN database Earth Sciences Information Centre (ESIC) of Natural Resources Canada, which has also made available the RESORS (REmote Sensing On-line Retrieval System) database of publications from 1950 to 1995.
Public Library of Science PLoS is a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a freely available public resource.
PubMed Central "Free online access to the full text of life science research articles"
Quakeline database Covers earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics
ScienceCinema The source for U.S. Department of Energy multimedia. ScienceCinema contains videos produced by the DOE National Laboratories and other research institutions. It utilizes innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology, allowing you to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files. You can then easily access the exact point in the video where the words were spoken by the presenter.
Scitable Created by Nature Education for Biology and Genetics, this site offers students and teachers alike a wealth of information, learning tools, and interactive activities on genetics, cell biology, and ecology, scientific communication and career counseling. Quick tutorials offer short review articles with links to deeper content elsewhere on the site. Full courses are in the Learning Paths section, including topics such as cancer, genetics, and biotechnology. Some functions, such as blogs and discussion forums require registration.
UNEP: Atlas of Our Changing Environment This interactive atlas from the United Nations Environment Programme describes natural and human-made changes over the last 30-40 years. The US Geological Survey, NASA, and the University of Maryland collaborated on the design and content, in partnership with Google.
Wallace Online A searchable collection of the writings of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), that emphasizes evolutionary biology and biography. There are scanned images of Wallace's 22 books and book chapters, and more than 900 articles. The website includes all of Wallace's original published works as well as transcripts of the texts.
The Why files The mission of The Why Files is to explore the science, math and technology behind the news of the day. The Why Files produces a new story each week, posts a biweekly column by science reporter Tom Siegfried, and offers other materials for educational use. It is based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
EnviroLink Links to thousands of environmental resources on the Internet.
Environmental Research Web Created to provide an international forum for scholarly discussion and analysis of environmental issues and policy. News, opinion, and research highlights sections include links to related Web sources and open-access articles. Includes the open-access journal Environmental Research Letters.
ScienceResearch.com This Web search engine is designed to search more than 300 science-related Web collections, including Directory of Open Access Journals, E-Print Network, OAIster, NTIS, PubMed, Scholarpedia, ScienceDirect, Science.gov, and many science journals.
WorldWideScience.org Global science gateway connecting you to national and international scientific databases. WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of global science sources.