The Columbia Journalism Review's blog The Observatory, edited by Curtis Brainard (pictured at left), critiques environment, science, and medical coverage, as well as politics.
A project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, California Watch covers the state's environment, health, money and politics, education, and public safety. Find story ideas and reporting tips, a blog, recommended bookmarks, and databases to download, such as California wildfire history and top greenhouse gas polluters.
Census of Marine Life scientists have released an inventory of species distribution and diversity in 25 key global ocean areas. Read summaries of the findings and view image and photo galleries.
On the National Conference of State Legislatures website, you'll find information on new or proposed environment and natural resources legislation, including consumer laws. Topics include climate change and air quality, water, land use, waste, environmental health, healthy communities, federal issues, and much more.
Writing about birds? This tri-country resource is a handy starting place for learning bird identification by sight or sound. With free registration, you can contribute photos and recordings, and even customize your own species list for study.
BusinessJournalism.org provides multimedia coverage of its June 28-30, 2010, "Covering the Green Economy" seminar, including investigative environmental journalist Jeff Goodell; Angel Gonzalez, Houston bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires; Pulitzer winner Gary Cohn; auto writer Jim Motavalli; Susanne Rust, environmental investigative reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting's California Watch; Shaun McKinnon of the Arizona Republic and Craig Pittman of the St. Petersburg Times; Bryn Nelson, freelance writer and editor, and former award-winning reporter for Newsday; and more.
An excellent collection of resources about the Gulf of Mexico, including several searchable databases. Una colección vasta de recursos sobre el Golfo de México; incluye bases de datos accesibles sobre: México, Centroamérica y el Caribe, Sureste de Estados Unidos, Suroeste de Estados Unidos (solo en inglés).
The go-to sources for global average temperatures are here.
A program of SeaWeb, Marine Photobank is an online collection of high quality ocean conservation images. People worldwide can upload and download marine photos, images and graphics showing human impacts on life in the ocean. The images are available at no cost for non-commercial purposes as well as for media use, upon free registration.
This site covers corporate environmental issues, environmental lifestyle topics, clean technology development, environmental law, and more.