Environment

AirNow: Air Quality Index
Maps and other data from federal, state, and local government agencies.

CERCLA Information System (CERCLIS) Database
CERCLIS Database lists and describes the most serious Superfund sites identified for possible long-term cleanup on the National Priorities List (NPL).

Columbia University's Center for International Earth Science Information Network
Interdisciplinary research on human interactions in the environment including populations, sustainability, use of spatial data, climates, etc.

The Access Initiative
Authoritative environmental information searchable by country, region, topic and year.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA New England Office
Environmental information for New England region.

EPA National Library Network
Via EPA Web site.

Envirofacts
EPA's data warehouse.

EnviroMapper
View and query environmental information including drinking water, toxic and air releases, hazardous waste, water discharge permits, and Superfund sites.

Environmental Data Explorer
Datasets and other information used by UN Environment Programme and its partners. Data can be viewed online as maps, graphs or tables, or downloaded.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Very complete set of links on the subject.

HUD Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS)
From the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Select a category of data (population, ethnicity, income, housing, or environment) and create map of your zip code.

Major Environmental Laws & Regulations
Summaries and full text of laws and regulations under which EPA operates.

National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Site for free EPA print and digital documents

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Technical Resources
US Department of Agriculture NRCS tools for research in soils, water resources, air quality, and other conservation tools.

Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership
Part of the EPA's National Estuary Program, the NEP is a joint local/state/federal program established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of promoting the protection and enhancement of estuarine resources identified to be of national significance.

Renewable Resource Data Center
Information, data, and maps on biomass, solar, geothermal, and wind energy.

Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Thematic guides to selected environmental issues.

United Nations Environment Programme

US Fish & Wildlife Service

US Forest Service

US Geological Survey

Surf Your Watershed: Watershed Info from EPA

World Resources Institute
Documents sorted geographically and by subject area.