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This database provides facts and arguments on controversial, timely social issues. Each issue is linked to full-text articles from periodicals, newspapers, and reference sources in addition to pro/con essays, primary source documents, court-case overviews, statistics, and more. Make sure to look at the Science, Technology & Ethics and Energy & Environmentalism sections.
This web page from a course taught by James M. Ernest, Ph.D. at Valdosta State University provides a quick overview of formal debate, with an emphasis on the differences between fact, value, and policy.
IDEA is "dedicated to inspiring informed discussion around the world." Includes a Debatabase of hundred of debates organized by theme, including Environment and Society.
This database contains in-depth reports on newsworthy or controversial public issues. Reports are written by journalists, but are carefully researched and include pro/con contributions from experts on the topic. Browse by topic for ideas, or search for keywords like internet, environment, etc.