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View Resource The Chemical Scorecard

An information service provided by the Environmental Defense Fund, The Chemical Scorecard allows the general population easy access to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). The TRI is a compilation of all self-reported releases of toxic substances into the environment. Visitors can search for pollution reports via a map interface or by specifying the desired...

http://scorecard.goodguide.com/
View Resource BASINS 2.0

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first created BASINS (Better Assessment Science Integrating Point and Nonpoint Sources) in 1996 as an aid to water resource planners concerned with water quality and watershed analyses. The strength of BASINS is its integration of "a geographic information system (GIS), national watershed data, and state-of-the-art environmental assessment and modeling...

https://www.epa.gov/ceam/better-assessment-science-integrati...
View Resource Lake Tahoe Data Clearinghouse

The US Forest Service, Natural Resource and Conservation Service (NRCS), the USGS, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have worked together to provide the public with Lake Tahoe Basin data. Data include digital information from the USGS and watershed information from the EPA. Other data are available from regional agencies. Soils data from the NRCS are currently not available but are...

https://nationalmap.gov/
View Resource The Dead Zone: Nutrients in the Gulf of Mexico

At last week's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), scientists explored solutions to the "dead zone," an area of approximately 7,000 square miles in the Gulf of Mexico. Each summer, this area becomes oxygen-depleted ("hypoxic"), when excessive nutrients (especially nitrogen) flow down the Mississippi River into the Gulf. Most of the nitrogen is washed into the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/1999/0203
View Resource Annual Estimates of Global Anthropogenic Methane Emissions: 1860-1994

David Stern and Robert Kaufmann, of the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Boston University, provide "the first estimates," by year, of human-made methane emissions from seven sources, including gas flaring, coal mining, and biomass burning. Data are available in ASCII or binary spreadsheet formats, and a graph shows the rise in methane emissions from 1860 to 1994. The site explains...

http://cdiac.ess-dive.lbl.gov/trends/meth/ch4.htm
View Resource The USDA UVB Monitoring and Research Program

Initiated in 1992 through a grant to Colorado State University, the UVB Radiation Monitoring Program is a project of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES). The program provides information on "the geographical distribution and temporal trends of UVB (ultraviolet-B) radiation in the United States." Given the increasing levels...

http://uvb.nrel.colostate.edu/UVB/index.jsf
View Resource National Coastal Condition Reports

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently released this report on the condition of coastal ecosystems. The report combines data from a variety of government agencies conducting ongoing monitoring to "present a broad baseline picture of the condition of coastal waters." The report finds that the "[o]verall condition of the nation's estuaries was fair based on seven basic indicators...

https://www.epa.gov/national-aquatic-resource-surveys/nation...
View Resource EPA: RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) Online

The RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) "online database is designed to enable users to locate documents, including publications and other outreach materials, that cover a wide range of RCRA issues and topics." Users have three search options: Topics, Full Text, or Advanced searches. For those having trouble finding needed materials, the website offers a handy two-page reference guide....

https://www.epa.gov/rcra
View Resource NOAA Watch: NOAA’s All-Hazard Monitor

When the weather outside is frightful (or even when it isn’t), budding meteorologists will want to turn to the NOAA’s All-Hazard Monitor website. Drawing on an impressive array of weather-tracking devices, satellites, and so on, visitors can monitor a number of types of weather here, including tropical weather, droughts, volcanoes, earthquakes, and oil spills. Along with the “Weather...

https://www.weather.gov/briefing/
View Resource Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center

Created in 1995, the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC) was created in order to measure the effects of Glen Canyon Dam operations on natural and physical resources along the Colorado River. As such, the GCMRC's projects also monitor and examine the biological, cultural, and physical resources of the entire Colorado River ecosystem. The materials on their site are divided into five...

https://www.gcmrc.gov/