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November 23, 2014

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Computers (general)

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Computer Database
Articles about computers and technology.

Safari Books Online
Improve your computer and business skills. Access more than 2,000 digital books on computing, databases, programming, Web design and more.

 

 

Earthquakes

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Earthquake Engineering Resource Center
The National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering. Includes, images, movies, data, article abstracts, and information on earthquakes and earthquake engineering.

National Earthquake Information Center
The most up-to-date information on earthquakes worldwide, from the U.S. Geological Survey.

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
All about earthquakes and geologic hazards of the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

Environment

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EnviroLink Network
A large resource guide that includes up-to-date environmental information and news. Links to hundreds of environmental organizations worldwide.

Environmental Protection Agency - Region 10
Serving the people of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Native Tribes. This site includes current issues, events, and extensive information on the environment.

Environmental Services Directory for Washington State
A business-to-business directory of environmental services, products and information sources available in Washington State.

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Center (PPRC)
PPRC works collaboratively with business, government, non-government organizations, and other sectors to promote environmental protection through pollution prevention.

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
This agency works in partnership with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Washington State Department of Ecology on clean air issues. The site includes information on programs, activities, public hearings and more.

Washington State Department of Ecology

Washington's principal environmental management agency. Includes information on programs, policies, permitting, clean-up and more.

 

 

Science (General)

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Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory
Sun and Moon rise and set times, Moon phases, eclipses, seasons, positions of solar system objects, and other data.

Birds of North America Online
Find information for over 700 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. Includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs, and nestlings, as well as recordings of bird songs and calls.

How Stuff Works
Clear, reliable, and brief explanations about how things work. Includes sections for science, computers, technology, and more.

NOAA Tides and Currents
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's collection of oceanographic and meteorological data (historical and real-time), predictions, and forecasts. Includes tide predictions for Seattle.

Science in Context
Science information from reference books, magazines and newspapers. Includes experiments, biographies, illustrations and more.

Science in Washington State
Information about the water, biology, energy, and mineral resources in the State of Washington. From the U.S. Geological Survey.

Science.gov
A gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.

The New Book of Popular Science
This science encyclopedia includes science projects, articles on science, technology and medical topics, science-inspired games, puzzles and brainteasers, and a science fact finder with measurement conversions, and science tables and charts.

 

 

Weather

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Monthly Climate Summary Sea-Tac
The Western Regional Climate Center provides monthly climate summary for Sea-Tac from 1971 to 2000.

National Weather Service
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service Web page with weather warnings, forecasts, satellite images, and more.

Weather and Climate Data

From the University of Washington Department of Atmospheric Sciences. Includes forecasts, mountain pass reports, weather discussions, and links to other regional sites.

Weather Underground

Find current and historical weather information worldwide.

 

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