This is the United States Department of State’s Global Environmental Issues web site. The site contains copies of recent publications, reports, press briefings, fact sheets, and other types of documentation regarding current global environmental issues and policy. The site also contains an extensive bibliography of environmental resources and links to all types of related sites. Included are official text and articles on environmental issues, including transcripts of speeches, and reports by governmental agencies, fact sheets such as an overview on persistent organic pollutants, electronic journals on population and water, and various other publications.