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NATURE’S FURY

Volcanoes

Michigan Technological University
Smithsonian Institution Museum of Natural History’s Global Volcanism Program
U.S. Geological Survey
Volcano World

Tornadoes

NOAA’s Safety and Preparedness Guide Information
National Hurricane Center
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
National Severe Storms Laboratory
National Weather Service

Hurricanes

A Practical Guide To Hurricane Tracking and Plotting
Costliest Hurricanes in the United States 1900-1996
Hurricane Mitch
National Hurricane Center
Red Cross Disaster Guide

Wildfires

Bureau of Land Management
Fire Call: A Wildland Firefighter Speaks
National Interagency Fire Center
National Park Service
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Forest Service Fire Effects Information System

Earthquakes

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency: Earthquake Fact Sheet
U.S. Geological Survey: Earthquake Information
U.S. Geological Survey: Earthquake Information for the World


HUMAN IMPACT

Floods and Dams

Ballard & the Black Sea: the Search for Noah’s Flood
Coping With Floods
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
United States—Flash Flood Warnings
Water Resources of the United States

Ozone and Pollution

The Environmental Fund for Pennsylvania—GreenWorks Television: Air Quality
Agricultural Nonpoint Source Water Pollution and the Effects on Coastal Areas
National Parks Conservation Association: Pollution in the National Parks
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water

Deforestation and Desertification

Brazilian Embassy in London—Deforestation
Central African Region Program for the Environment
Deforestation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Desertification: Monitoring and Forecasting
U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Pathfinder Humid Tropical Deforestation Project
World Wildlife Fund: Tropical Forests (For Kids)

Overpopulation

Facing the Future: People and the Planet
Population Reference Bureau
Rand’s Labor and Population Program
U.S. Census Bureau International Data Base
World Population News Digest


EXPLORATION

Mars

Article Excerpt: Mars: An Adventurer’s Guide
Destination: Mars (Kids Site)
Q&A: The Man Who Would Colonize Mars
Return to Mars: The Pathfinder Mission
Virtual Solar System
Atlas of Mars
Beagle 2: The British-Led Exploration of Mars
Mars Express
Mars Pathfinder
Mars Team Online: Mars Express
NASA Mars Exploration Program
Space News From Around the Internet

Archaeology

Andes Expedition / Virtual Autopsy
Archaeology and Paleontology News
At the Tomb of Tutankhamen
Ballard & the Black Sea: the Search for Noah’s Flood
In Search of Human Origins
Return of the Looted Treasures
Council for British Archaeology
Institute of Nautical Archaeology
Internet Archaeology
Mystic Aquarium: Institute for Exploration
National Public Radio Expeditions
Society for American Archaeology


HUMAN CONFLICT

Refugees and War

Amnesty International
Amnesty International USA Refugee Homepage
Refugees International
National Geographic News: Refugee Children, Victims of War and Want
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
U.S. Committee for Refugees



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