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Environmental Law Resources

Environmental Law

Environmental Law & Policy

Resources that promote innovative and efficient transportation.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Laws and programs related to protecting the environment.

Natural Resource Law

University of Colorado site with information on natural resource law.

Pesticide Programs

Information on pesticides for businesses and consumers.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Leading environmental agency for the State of Texas.

ABA's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

The premier forum for strategies and information for environmental, energy, and resource lawyers, advisors, and decision-makers.

Environmental Law Foundation (CA)

Information on enforcement in California against polluters.

Environmental Law 101

The Environmental Law Institute’s overview of environmental law and natural resources.

Environmental Law Research Sources

Vermont Law School’s free research source engine on environmental law and international environmental law.

Water

Edwards Aquifer

Information on one of the most prolific artesian aquifers in the world.

Texas Water Development Board

The state agency charged with statewide water planning and administration of low-cost financial programs for the planning, design and construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control and agricultural water conservation projects.

Texas Waternet

The Texas Water Resource Institute contains articles and links about irrigation and water management.

Water Environment Federation

News, regulatory information, technical discussions, job listings and product information on topics regarding domestic and industrial wastewater.

 

Waste Management

Texas State Recycling Program

The Texas State Recycling Program provides services for all students, faculty, and staff of the University.

What to Recycle

Review the Recycling Center’s list of what may be recycled on campus.

"How To" Guide

The Recycling Centers guide to recycling different types of waste.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available to Texas State students who would like to gain experience in the field of recycling. It is a great chance to gain work experience and enhance one’s resume.

Forestry

What is Forestry?

Urban and community forestry defined.

Community Forestry Program

San Marcos’s Community Forestry Program strives to conserve, protect, and enhance existing trees and natural landscapes that are healthy and contribute to a safe and livable community.

Climate Change

United Nations and Climate Change

The UN’s informative article on the global issue of climate change.

Resources for Education on Climate Change

UNESCO’s resource book of materials for classroom use and materials for the training of teachers and educators on climate change.

Climate.gov

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides science and information for a climate-smart nation. The NOAA is a source of timely and authoritative scientific data and information about climate.

Educational Resources Collection

The NOAA has a collection of educational resources concerning how climate works. It is important to understand climatic processes because they have the potential to affect environmental conditions.

Overview of Weather, Global Warming, and Climate Change

NASA’s article explaining the difference between climate change and global warming.

Government Resources

While NASA’s role is not to set climate policy or to prescribe particular responses or solutions to climate change, its purview does include providing the robust scientific data needed to understand climate change and evaluating the impact of efforts to combat it.

Advocacy

Environmental Service Committee (ESC)

The Environmental Service Committee (ESC) at Texas State University empowers people to achieve their vision of sustainable campus community by providing a platform through which environmentally centered projects can be funded. The ESC distributes funds collected from the Environmental Service Fee for improvements at the University and within greater San Marcos.

League of Conservation Voters

Information on proposed legislation, how Senators and Representatives voted on environmental issues and pre-election evaluations of candidates.

Keep Texas Beautiful

Litter prevention and beautification activities statewide.

Sierra Club

Opportunities for local involvement, activism, and outings.

Texas Environmental Center

A non-profit organization that produces web and CD-ROM-based environmental programs.