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Eurobarometers are public opinion surveys conducted on behalf of the European Commission at least two times a year in all member states of the European Union. Since the early seventies they have provided regular monitoring of social and political attitudes in Europe.

The Pew Center for the People & the Press is an independent opinion research group that studies attitudes toward the press, politics, and public policy issues. They are best known for US national surveys that measure public attentiveness to major news stories, and for polling that charts trends in values and fundamental political and social attitudes.

ARKive is a not-for-profit initiative of The Wildscreen Trust. It is the Noah's Ark for the Internet era: a centralised digital library of films, photographs and associated recordings of species, accessible to all via the world wide web.

The Sustainable Development Communications Network (SDCN) is a group of leading civil society organizations seeking to accelerate the implementation of sustainable development through broader, integrated information and communications about what we know.

InterDok Corporation provides a service that bridges the gap between supply and demand for available published literature produced from specialized conferences and symposia in the science and technology communities. It contains a Directory of Published Proceedings, an Acquisitions Service, and a Meetings Index.

The Storm Sampler lets you sample important aspects of storms: hurricanes, tornadoes, winter storms, super storms, and weather events.

This viewer is an interactive track of every Atlantic Tropical Cyclone and Hurricane since 1990. You can view specific hurricanes and once the track is displayed, you can control the track and view data concerning the storm for each time interval.

CHIEX is an online climate and health forum for information exchange. It provides news, updates and announcement and stimulates discussion on topics related to climate and health.

The Geography Network is a global network of geographic information users and providers. It provides the infrastructure needed to support the sharing of geographic information among data providers, service providers, and users around the world.

This website contains the Global Climate Change Student Guide, written by Joe Buchdahl, a comprehensive work for geology, geography and environmental science students studying climate change. It includes chapters on: the climate system; causes of climate change; empirical observation and climatic reconstruction; climate modeling; and palaeo- and contemporary climate change.

A news agency (News Central Asia) has been launched from Central Asia, focused on unbiased reporting on currents events in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan as part of Greater Central Asia. Political and economic development in Russia will also be covered.

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