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.

Toxic Release Inventory

Database of toxic chemical releases, searchable by zip code.

U.S Fish and Wildlife Service

National GIS Data

National and regional data used to map changes in the environment, including coastal resources and critical habitat.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Climatic Data Center

The world's largest active archive of weather and climate data.

World Data Center for Meterology

World Data Center(WDC) for Meteorology in Asheville is one component of a global network of international exchange of scientific data.

National Geophysical Data Center

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.

National Oceanographic Data Center

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

FEMA GIS Enterprise Services

GIS mapping of natural disasters.

U.S. Energy Information Administration

Electricity Data Files

Electric power data are collected to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding. The most widely used data are the Electric Power Monthly and the Electric Power Annual.