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Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinghouse (AGDC) - Clearinghouse for the description and availability of multiple geospatial datasets relating to Alaska from many federal, state and local cooperating agencies under the coordination of the Alaska Geographic Data Committee [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

Army Geospatial Center - coordinate, integrate, and synchronize geospatial information requirements and standards across the Army; to develop and field geospatial enterprise-enabled systems and capabilities to the Army and Department of Defense; and to provide direct geospatial support and products to Warfighters. [U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center]

Ask USGS - Gateway to easy access for new visitors, students, and general audiences to the array of USGS information on the web with links to the USGS at work, events, news, how to get answers to questions, buying maps and products, and educational resources [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) - DOE Climate Research Facility - Includes the study of alterations in climate, land productivity, oceans or other water resources, atmospheric chemistry, and ecological systems that may alter the capacity of the Earth to sustain life [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)]

Atmospheric Sciences Data Center - Processing, archiving, and distributing Earth science data [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Langley Research Center (LaRC)]

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Beach Hazards - Information you need to stay safe on beaches and in coastal areas and surf zones in consolidated products and services. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

Biological and Environmental Research Abstracts Database - Allows you to identify the specific research that is being funded [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science (SC), Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER)]

Biotechnology - Science Tracer Bullet - Research guide to resources at the Library of Congress on modern forms of industrial production utilizing living organisms, especially micro-organisms, and their biological processes, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. The actual term applies to a wide variety of uses of such biological technology, including the development of new breeds of plants and animals, the creation of therapeutic drugs and preventive vaccines, the growing of more nutritious and naturally pest-resistant crops a [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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CDC Tsunamis - This page provides information about public health issues related to Tsunamis [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)]

Can it rain frogs, fish, and other objects? - Everyday Mysteries - Everyday Mysteries: Fun Science Facts from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) and the World Data Center for Atmospheric Trace Gases - Information on the greenhouse effect and global climate change [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)]

Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) - Access to selected socioeconomic and population data [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Columbia University]

Charles Darwin, Geologist - Webcast - Webcast of Sandra Herbert, noted Darwin expert, on Darwin, on his less-known work as a geologist. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Climate Change Policy: Updates - Webcast - Webcast of a talk given at the Library of Congress by Dr. Peter C. Frumhoff, Ph.D., Union of Concerned Scientists, in November 2012. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Coastal and Marine Geology Program of the USGS - Describes marine and coastal geologic systems [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

Collection FPC: Records of the Fish Passage Center, 1984 - 2005 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Collection FPC: Records of the Fish Passage Center, 1984 - 2005 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS) - Supports data archiving and distribution activities for the space geodesy and geodynamics community [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

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DOE Data Explorer - Provides a search interface to collections of scientific research data, such as computer simulations, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, numeric files, and scientific images. [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science (SC), Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

DOE R&D Accomplishments - Provides a searchable database about the outcomes of past DOE research and development which have had significant economic impact, have improved people's lives, or have been widely recognized as remarkable advances in science [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

DOE Technology Transfer - Enables users to search all of DOE's technology transfer information, including inventions, patents and other applied research, available from DOE's national laboratories in real time. [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)]

Data.gov - A web portal to Federal datasets including descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), access information, and tools that leverage this data. [Multiple agencies involved]

Department of Energy R&D 100 Awards - Information on hundreds of R&D 100 awards received by the Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Laboratories since 1992 [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)]

Department of Energy RSS Feeds - Department of Energy RSS Feeds contains headlines, summaries and links to full news stories on www.energy.gov. [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)]

Department of Energy’s In Focus - Scientific research news articles from throughout the DOE Complex from 2005 forward. [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)]

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E-PRINT Network: Research Communication for Scientists and Engineers - A searchable gateway to websites and databases worldwide, containing e-prints in basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics and subjects of interest to DOE [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

Earth Day Portal - Portal for U.S. Government Events and Information related to preserving the earth and reducing energy use [Multiple agencies involved]

Earth Day: Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide - Finding guide from the Library of Congress, Science Reference Section [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Earth Day: Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide - Links to environmental science guides from the Library of Congress, and other selected sites. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Earth Observatory - Obtain new satellite imagery and scientific information about our home planet [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Center - Access to products archived at the EROS Data Center, Sioux Falls, SD, including aerial photography, remote sensing data, satellite imagery, maps, and elevation data with product search retrieval and ordering information [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center (EDC)]

Earth Science - Provides information about earth science publications available for sale from the U.S. Government Bookstore [U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)]

Earth Science Education Catalog - The NASA Earth Science Education Catalog provides information about Agency-wide Earth system science education programs and resources for all education audiences. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)]

Earth Science Week - National and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth [Multiple agencies involved]

Earth Sciences Division - Web site of the Earth Sciences Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)]

EarthScope - Multidisplinary research across the Earth Sciences [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)]

Earth’s Water Cycle in a Changing Climate - Webcast of a presentation at the Library of Congress by Peter Hildebrand, chief of the Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), Science, Technology and Business Division]

Environment/Climate Portal - Through its partnerships with industry, government, and academia, NIST is helping to advance measurements and tools for environmental science, for example by calibrating the sensors of climate-mapping satellites and detecting ever more minute quantities of toxins and pollutants in our air, soil, water, and blood. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), Various laboratories]

Environmental Science Network (ESN) - Search environmental and waste management information related to cleaning up the nation's nuclear complex [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science (SC), Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER)]

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FEMA: Maps - Offers disaster information and map services covering Floods, Hurricanes, and Natural Disasters. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)]

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Galaxy of Images - Unusual plates and pages digitized from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries' collections [Smithsonian Institution]

Geo.Data.gov - One stop for Federal, State, & Local Geographic Data. [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI)]

Geomagnetism - Determine various geomagnetic parameters for any place on Earth [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)]

Global Warming & Climate Change: Science Tracer Bullet - updated Feb. 2011 - Finding guide from the Library of Congress, Science Reference Service [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Goddard Space Flight Center - Sciences and Exploration Directorate - Enables space-based exploration of the Earth, the Solar System, and the Universe through scientific leadership and innovation. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)]

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LLNL Site 300 Continuously Operating Reference Station - Provides links to information about High Explosive-Test Facilities, Continuously Operating Reference Stations, and Global Positioning System satellite data [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)]

LaRC Science Directorate - The Science Directorate is a unique NASA organization devoted to finding out how the earth and its atmosphere are interacting and changing -- and what that means for the health of our planet and our quality of life. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Langley Research Center (LaRC)]

Laboratory Equipment Donation Program (LEDP) - Grants surplus and available used equipment to institutions of higher education for energy-related research [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science (SC)]

Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica (LIMA) - The first-ever true-color high-resolution satellite view of the Antarctic continent enabling everyone to see Antarctica as it appears in real life [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Earth Sciences Division - Performs fundamental research in hydrogeology and reservoir engineering, geophysics and geomechanics, geochemistry, microbial ecology, and enironmental engineering [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)]

Los Alamos Laboratory e-Research Library - Provides links to news, journals, information by subject, multiple data collections, and a multi-database search tool [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)]

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Mapping Water Use from Space - Webcast - Webcast of a talk at the Library of Congress. Martha Anderson, PhD., talks about using images from the Landsat satellite program to monitor water use and drought on U.S. farms. It is used to measure evapotranspiration, the total amount of water used in the process of growing crops. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) - The Material Measurement Laboratory (MML) serves as the national reference laboratory for measurements in the chemical, biological and material sciences. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), Materials Measurement Laboratory (MML)]

Methane Hydrates Accelerated Research Initiative - The Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate performs research in the fields of acoustics, remote sensing, oceanography, marine geosciences, marine meteorology, and space science. [U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Department of the Navy, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)]

Military and Government Acronyms - Specialized government and military-related acronym and abbreviation resources to identify terms, clarify jargon and otherwise become familiar with the language of science and technology. [U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Defense Technical Information Center]

My Winter in Greenland and Summer in Antarctica - Webcast at Library of Congress by Dr. Lora Koenig.,Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory at NASA, speaking about experiences spending months on the ice in challenging darkness, temperatures and winds. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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NASA - Digital Learning Network - NASA Digital Learning Network is a collection of NASA centers providing educational video conference events to educators throughout the United States. [National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)]

NASA's Desert Rats (Desert Research and Technology Studies) - Webcast - NASA's Desert Rats (Desert Research and Technology Studies) - Webcast of a presentation at the Library of Congress by Jacob Bleacher, PhD. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

NEWTON Ask A Scientist! - Ask a scientist a question about math, science or computers or search through more than 15,000 previously answered questions [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)]

NIST Homepage - The NIST homepage featuring news highlights, videos, a guide to agency products and services, an A-to-Z index, a list of upcoming conferences and meetings, and links to all of NIST's external websites. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), Various laboratories]

NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory - Broad and comprehensive understanding of the Earth system comprised of physical, chemical and biological processes [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

NOAA Education Resource - A portal to NOAA sponsored educational materials for teaching concepts and processes related to ocean, coastal, climate, weather, and Great Lake resources [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

NOAA Mauna Loa Observatory - Monitored and collected data related to atmospheric change since the 1950's [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

NOAA National Ocean Service: Education - Information to build environmental literacy through products and programs that incorporate the applied science of the National Ocean Services. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Services]

NOAA Photo Library - The collection spans centuries of time and much of the natural world from the center of the Earth to the surface of the Sun [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

National Geologic Map Database - We can help you find information about maps and related data for: geology, hazards, earth resources, geophysics, geochemistry, geochronology, paleontology, and marine geology [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) - Access geophysical data covering glaciology, marine geology and geophysics, paleoclimatology, solid earth geophysics, and habitat and ecosystems [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - Access to satellite geodata and images [U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)]

National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive - Long-term preservation and access for satellite remote sensing data and imagery Landsat and AVHRR. Links to locating and ordering imagery, international collaborators, advisory committee, and Earthshots satellite photos [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center (EDC)]

National Streamflow Information Program - Home page describing the operation and maintenance of 7000 streamgages, overview of the program, system for collection of streamflow data, maintaining of historic streamflow data, and available reports [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

Natural Disasters: A Guide to Selected Resources - Science Reference Guide - A finding guide from the Library of Congress, Science Reference Services [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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ORNL Research Library - Provides links to ORNL Research Library holdings [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) - ORNL is a multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, LLC [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)]

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Publications - Provides links to ORNL's S&T publications, catalogs, magazines, newsletters, and reports [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)]

Observing the Living Oceans from Space. Webcast - A Webcast of a presentation by Gene Feldman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Ocean and Polar Affairs - [U.S. Department of State]

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Publications - Provides access to citations and references of publicly-announced Pacific Northwest National Laboratory publications since 1999 with links to the documents [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)]

Physical and Life Sciences Directorate - Performs physics, chemical and nuclear science, materials, earth sciences and life sciences research in support of major Department of Energy and LLNL programs. [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)]

Physical and Life Sciences Directorate - Projects range from range from quantum-level understanding of materials to the synthesis of novel materials [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)]

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RSS - Library of Congress: What's New in Science Reference - Subscribe to this RSS feed to stay current with new products and services on the subject of science and technology from the Library's Science, Technology & Business Division. Find new Tracer Bullets, Everyday Mysteries, reference guides, upcoming speakers, Webcasts, etc. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), Science, Technology and Business Division]

RSS Feeds and Email Subscriptions - Library of C ongress - The Library of Congress offers several RSS feeds for use in an RSS reader or RSS-enabled Web browser. Or, if you prefer to receive news by email, you may subscribe to email newsletters. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), Science, Technology and Business Division]

Record Group 370: Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1928 - 2005 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 370: Records of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1928 - 2005 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Record Group 380: Records of the Office of Saline Water, 1955 - 1972 - National Archives' Archival Research Catalog description for Record Group 380: Records of the Office of Saline Water, 1955 - 1972 [U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)]

Rio+20 - The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil June 20-22, 2012, to mark the 20th anniversary of the historic Rio Earth Summit. The official themes for Rio are the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, and the institutional framework for sustainable development [U.S. Department of State]

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SciTech Connect - SciTech Connect is a portal to free, publicly-available DOE-sponsored R&D results including technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia and data information. [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)]

Science and Technology - Science and technology information from the Environmental Protection Agency [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)]

Science and Technology Policy - Science Tracer Bullet - Research guide from the Library of Congress, Science Reference Section [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Science and Technology Snapshots - The e-newsletter of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate, S&T Snapshots, features stories about current research projects and opportunities with laboratories, universities, government agencies, and the private sector. [U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate]

Science and Technology in South Korea - Science Tracer Bullet [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Science and Technology in the People's Republic of China - Science Tracer Bullet - Science Tracer Bullet, Library of Congress, Science Reference Service [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Science related Webcasts from the Library of Congress - Noted experts invited to the Library of Congress speak on a variety of science related topics. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC), Science, Technology and Business Division]

Selected Internet Resources: African Americans in Science and Technology - Selected Internet Resources on African Americans in Science and Technology - Science Reference Services - Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Spring Tides - Information about spring tides that occur twice each lunar month all year long, without regard to the season. [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

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The Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (LANL) - Promotes and supports high quality, cutting-edge science in the areas of astrophysics, space physics, solid planetary geoscience, and complex dynamical earth systems [U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)]

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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior - Homepage, serving as portal to all USGS information with search options, USGS in the news, most frequently requested topics, and access to major categories of USGS information [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

United States Antarctic Resource Center - Archive of Antarctic maps, charts, satellite images, and photographs produced by the United States and other member nations of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]

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Volcanoes –Near, Far and Really Far Away. Webcast - A Webcast of a presentation given by Ashley Davies, Asteroids, Comets and Satellites Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

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WINDandSEA - A gateway to oceanic and atmospheric issues [U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)]

Women and Minorities in Science and Technology: A Guide to Selected Resources - A finding guide created by the Science Reference Section of the Library of Congress. [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Women in Science and Technology - Science Tracer Bullet - Finding guide from the Library of Congress [U.S. Library of Congress (LOC)]

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Geology Field Center - Site with links to projects of the field center of the Woods Hole Coastal Marine Geology Program on underwater areas between shorelines and the deep ocean, off the U.S. East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and in parts of the Caribbean and Great Lakes [U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)]