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Environment and Conservation

NOAA Climate

Timely and authoritative scientific data on climate-related events.

Fact-Check Websites for Emails & Posts


Monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by U.S. political players in TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.


The latest internet scams and hoaxes


Track the spread of claims and fact checking visually.

How to Use Google’s Reverse Image Search to Spot Fake News

Simple instructions and video


Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.


Debunking fake news


Fact checking viral web posts


Chicago Tribune Historical Newspaper

Full page and article images with searchable full text. Coverage: 1849 - 1993.

New York Times Historical Newspaper

The New York Times in its entirety from 1851 -2013. Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Advertisements and photos included.


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