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Legal Information Institute (LII) - Environmental Law
Sections include: An Overview ; Federal Materials (Statutes, Regulations & Decisions) ; State Material (Statutes, Regulations & Decisions ; International Material (Conventions & Treaties) ; Other References.
- Cornell Law School
Pace University School of Law Virtual Environmental Law Library
"A product of the Pace University School of Law's Center for Environmental Legal Studies. This "library" uses the resources found on the Internet to facilitate and supplement access to important legal sources throughout the world"
Center for International Environmental Law
An important gateway to environmental law resources. The site includes the North American Environmental Law Database, CIEL Publications, Trade & Environment News, and sections on Biodiversity and Wildlife, International Financial Institutions, Global Commons, and more
ECOLEX: A Gateway to Environmental Law
"...designed to use IUCN's Environmental Law Information System (ELIS) as its core archival system and link this data to full text information available with UNEP's Computerised Environmental Law Information Base (CELIB) and other authoritative sources...Users can search using subject area, keyword, country, or date. The list of subjects includes, for example: climate/atmosphere; fresh water; marine environment; soils; forests; biodiversity; energy; protected areas; hazardous substances; and wastes. ECOLEX includes information on multilateral treaties; national legislation; European Union instruments; international "soft law" and related documents; law and policy literature; and judicial decisions."
United Nations Environmental Programme
International Environmental Law and Policy (etext)
A Comprehensive Reference Source
"This site has been designed for use in conjunction with our textbook, but it should prove useful as a stand-alone research site, as well... contains links to the book's 21 chapters and annexes. Each chapter contains relevant links to sites containing treaties, treaty offices, documents, NGOs, government agencies, and cool sites we found while surfing."
By David Hunter, Jim Salzman and Durwood Zaelke, 2nd Ed., 2002.
(University Casebook Series)
LII: Environmental Law
Sections include: Federal Material ; State Material ; International Material ; Other References.
Cornell University Law School - Legal Information Institute
LII: Natural Resources Law
Sections include: Federal Material ; State Material ; Other References.
Cornell University Law School - Legal Information Institute
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American Society of International Law (ASIL)
"...is a high-level intergovernmental forum that provides a mechanism to address the common concerns and challenges faced by the Arctic governments and the people of the Arctic...Members of the Arctic Council are Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russion Federation, Sweden and the United States of America."
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
"...is a public interest, not-for-profit environmental law firm founded in 1989 to strengthen international and comparative environmental law and policy around the world."
Publication subjects include: Biodiversity & Wildlife ; Climate Change ; Human Rights and the Environment ; International Financial Institutions ; Law & Communities ; Persistent Organic Pollutants ; State of the Environmental Law Series ; Trade.
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund
Formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, "is the non-profit law firm for the environment."
"Since 1967, we have linked science, economics and law to create innovative, equitable and cost-effective solutions to society's most urgent environmental problems."
Sections include: Action Center ; Biodiversity ; Climate Change ; Health ; Oceans ; Library.
Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)
"...a fast, convenient, comprehensive online search service for finding information about environmental treaties and national resource indicators."
- Center for International Earth Science Information Network at Columbia University
"...to make available the texts of international multilateral conventions and other instruments. Although the project was initiated to improve public access to environmental agreements, the collection today also includes treaties in the fields of human rights, commerce and trade, laws of war and arms control, and other areas. The vast majority of texts date from the second half of this century, but the collection also includes historical texts, from the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia to the Covenant of the League of Nations.
Edwin Ginn Library, Flectcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles
International Joint Commission (English or French)
Canada and United States
"Many rivers and some of the largest lakes in the world lie along, or flow across, the border between the United States and Canada. The International Joint Commission assists governments in finding solutions to problems in these waters."
International Water Law Project
"...created to provide pertinent information on international water law and policy and related topics. Specifically, it offers treaties, articles, news stories, case law, Internet links, and other relevant information. Many of the materials, such as treaties and articles, are offered in full text."
Land Use History of North America
"This web site addresses some of these questions for several regions of North America. More importantly, it strives to convey the importance of a historical context for understanding ongoing changes in land cover and land use. Each section has been written by researchers for the non-specialist and reviewed independently by peer scientists."
- U.S. Geological Survey
Love Canal Collection
Includes: Introduction ; Online Documents ; Guide to Collection ; Related Materials ; Links
State University of New York, Buffalo, University Libraries
Native Americans and the Environment
Major sections include: Introduction to the Issues ; Bibliography ; Internet Resources ; Cases Studies. [legal subjects include: Land and Treaty Rights ; Legal Resources ; Fishing ; Forestry ; Water Rights and Dams]
By Alx Dark
North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
NPR [U.S. National Public Radio] - Radio Expeditions - Southeast Asia's Illegal Wildlife Trade (November 2003) [audio]
"Profits, Demand Fuel Commerce in Endangered Species"
Ocean and Marine Conservation (not updated)
Resources and online publications on Ocean Policy and Law of the Sea; Marine Environment and Science; Fisheries and Marine Conservation; Salmon Related Issues; Arctic and Antarctic Policy.
- Bureau of Oceans and International, Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics and Society (OCEES)
Res Communes: Vermont's Journal of the Environment
Vermont Law School's Online Environmental Journal. Includes Links to resources.
SeaWeb Aquaculture Clearinghouse
"...is a project that SeaWeb embarked on in 1998 to help address the growing issue of fish farming. We serve as an information center on environmental and social issues related to aquaculture and proactively distribute quality materials to targeted policy-makers, members of the media, conservation organizations, the industry, and others in the United States and around the world."
Stanford Law School - Environmental & Natural Resources Law & Policy Program
Trade & Environment Database (TED)
"TED is a collection of trade and environment cases... serves as an inventory of cases in trade and environment and provides a basis for use by researchers, policymakers and others in this field."
The Newsletter of the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC)
United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development
The World Summit on Sustainable Development
The official UN website for the ten-year review of the United Nations Conference on environment and development.
United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea - Oceans and Law of the Sea
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982)
- 20 Years of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982-2002) ["not an official document"]
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Environment and Human Settlements Division
Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
Includes: Treaty Text ; Status of Ratification ; Meetings of the Signatories ; Task Forces and Working Groups ; Publications ; Links.
- Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) see
U.S. Department of the Interior
University of Florida - Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
7000 pages of information and resources.
Sections include: Plant Information & Images ; Meetings and Books ; Prohibited Plant Laws and Lists ; Online Books & Articles ; Plant Manuals, Field Guides and Textbooks ; Biological Control Insects.
Vermont Law School Environmental Law Center
Vermont Law School First Nations Environmental Law Program
Washington Forest Law Center
"...is a nonprofit corporation providing legal services for forest cases of statewide significance and specializes in cases involving timber harvest and public resource issues on state and private lands."
Water Conflict Chronology
Environment and Security Water Conflict Chronology
Compiled by Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security
See also Academic Info: Water Resources
The Wilderness Society - Legal Documents
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