Public Services: Regulatory Agencies

Australia: Department of the Environment

The Department of the Environment designs and implements policies and programs to protect and conserve the environment, water, and heritage while promoting climate action. The department deals with topics including air quality, national fuel quality standards, and renewable energy. The site is a source for information regarding the department's legislation, grants, permits and licenses, and programs.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 29, 2016

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Canada: Public Safety Canada (PS)

Public Safety Canada (PS) keeps Canadians safe from a range of risks such as natural disasters, crime, and terrorism. Its official website includes information on national security, border strategies, countering crime, and emergency management.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: April 14, 2016

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Norway: Ministry of Education and Research

The Ministry of Education and Research in Norway is responsible for primary, secondary, upper secondary, higher level, and tertiary vocational education sectors. It is also responsible for kindergartens, cultural schools, and research. In addition, the site provides current information on several topics related to education in Norway, official documents, as well as other resources.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 17, 2016

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Sweden: Ministry of Education and Research

The Ministry of Education and Research in Sweden is responsible for all levels of education as well as funding research within the country. Its website describes the activities and responsibilities of the ministry in depth and also provides recent news and publications related to educational research.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: June 14, 2016

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United Kingdom: Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. This site provides environmental information including statistics, publications, policies, and consultation on environmental issues.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: July 26, 2016

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United States: Department of Education (ED)

The Department of Education (ED) promotes educational excellence and equal access to schooling. The department establishes policies on federal financial aid for education, monitors these funds, collects data on US schools. Its site provides in depth coverage of the types of student loans and grants available for students pursuing education at a post-secondary institution. Users may also access a library containing laws related to education as well as data and findings from research done by the ED.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 20, 2016

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United States: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) works to regulate and strengthen the national housing market. Information is included on several different topics in housing for different audiences, including home buyers, homeowners, and landlords. In addition, the site provides information by states, topic areas, and additional resources.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 20, 2016

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United States: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects human health and the environment by developing regulations, giving grants, studying environmental issues, and teaching people about the environment. The EPA ensures that all Americans are protected from health risks and partakes in national efforts to reduce environmental risks. On this site, you can learn about the laws and regulations that protect the environment as well as potential risks that are of interest to the EPA.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 20, 2016

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United States: National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) promotes the progress of science, advances national health, prosperity and welfare, and secures national defense. NSF funds research conducted by universities and they support fields of all fundamental science and engineering. Users can read about recent discoveries, news, statistics, and publications.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: September 23, 2016

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