databases of statistical information
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA has an online database you can search by location, including a city, zip code or street addres, to find facilities that are releasing pollutants or toxics into the air, water or ground.
Database of toxic chemical releases, searchable by zip code.
U.S Fish and Wildlife Service
National and regional data used to map changes in the environment, including coastal resources and critical habitat.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The world's largest active archive of weather and climate data.
World Data Center(WDC) for Meteorology in Asheville is one component of a global network of international exchange of scientific data.
The NGDC provides geophysical data from the Sun to the Earth and Earth's sea floor and solid earth environment, including Earth observations from space. A good example is National Snow and Ice Data Center maps of polar ice.
The NODC archives and distributes oceanographic data and information. These data include physical, biological, and chemical measurements from in situ oceanographic observations, satellite remote sensing, and industrial oceanographic activities in coastal and deep ocean areas.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
GIS mapping of natural disasters.