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Sustainable Science & Environment

Subject focussed websites

Exxon Valdez oil spill  
Information about the Exxon Valdez oil spill including details of the settlement reached with Exxon and how the money is being used for research and protection of the local habitat.

Grist covers a myriad of topics from politics and business to food and climate.

International Maritime Organisation  
Information on safe, secure and efficient shipping on clean oceans.  For maritime and environmental related news, taken from multiple maritime publications, sign up and have emailed or view direction the IMO Current Awareness Bulletin

IPCC- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  

The IPCC assesses the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant for the understanding of the risk of human-induced climate change.

National Geographic 
National Geographic depicting natural and cultural scenes from all over the world. The website includes topics like freshwater, natural disasters and habitats.

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Google Searching Tips

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Look through all the results - the top one might not be the best for your research although Google will try to give you the most relevant one first there are many other factors to be taken into account. 

See Google's help pages.



Try some modifiers to type in your Google search box to refine your searches and get better results

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