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Energy & The Environment

Use the DOE Data Explorer (DDE) to find scientific research data - such as computer simulations, numeric data files, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, and scientific images. DDE includes a database of citations prepared by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information based on the information found at data-hosting Web sites.


Use the browse by drop-down menu to search by content type or subject.

Contains authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. It is an easily accessible database with reliable information on species names and their hierarchical classification.

Search database on topics of toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and environmental health.  From the National Institutes of Health.

Science Accelerator locates scientific resources, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources made available by the Office of Scientific and TechnicalInformation, U.S. Department of Energy.

Search by key resources here http://www.scienceaccelerator.gov/resourcedescriptions

Both options have good help screens.

From the Department of the Interior, the USGS provides information on the status of ecosystems and the environment, as well as natural hazards, climate change, and other topics.

Education Resources http://education.usgs.gov/

GEOLEX Geologic Names Database ngmdb.usgs.gov/Geolex/

Health http://health.usgs.gov/

US Board on Geographic Names http://geonames.usgs.gov/

Maps, Images, and Publications http://www.usgs.gov/pubprod/

Natural Hazards http://www.usgs.gov/natural_hazards/

Publication Warehouse http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/

Photographic Library http://libraryphoto.cr.usgs.gov/

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service that touch the lives of all Americans.

Climate http://www.noaa.gov/climate.html

Ocean Service http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/

National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/

Weather http://www.weather.gov/

Fisheries http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/

Research http://research.noaa.gov/

Coasts http://www.noaa.gov/coasts.html

Charting and Navigation http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/staff/chartspubs.html

Users can find information on such topics as Animal Health; Biotechnology; Food & Nutrition; Forestry; Homeland Security; Rural and Community Development; and Travel & Recreation. Researchers can also access agency reports, USDA publications, research & statistics, and news releases.

Natual Resources and the Environment http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navtype=SU&navid=NATURAL_RESOURCES

Find a park, explore volutneer opportunities, research history, or just out more information on topics like biking, birding and hiking. 

Office of Science & Technical Information http://www.osti.gov/
At OSTI, you can rapidly search science information and download research results using special federated search technology tools.

DOE Information Bridge http://www.osti.gov/bridge/
The Information Bridge contains documents and citations in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics of interest related to DOE's mission.

E-Print Network http://www.osti.gov/epsearch/search.html
E-prints are scholarly and professional works electronically produced and shared by researchers with the intent of communicating research findings to colleagues. They may include preprints, reprints, technical reports, conference publications or other means of electronic communication.

Energy Citations Database http://www.osti.gov/energycitations/
ECD includes scientific and technical research results in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. It includes bibliographic citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.

Energy Sources http://energy.gov/science-innovation/energy-sources

Environment http://energy.gov/environmental-cleanup

Pricing and Trends http://energy.gov/public-services/energy-economy/prices-trends

National Security and Safety http://energy.gov/public-services/national-security-safety

Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS) http://www.hss.doe.gov/

Science.gov http://www.science.gov/
Science.gov is a gateway to over 50 million pages of authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results

Office of Economic Impact and Diversity http://energy.gov/diversity/office-economic-impact-and-diversity

Science and Technology Reports http://energy.gov/science-innovation

Glossary of Energy Terms http://www.eia.gov/tools/glossary/index.cfm

Statistics and analysis from the Department of Energy.  Searchable by fuel, geography, sector or price.

Country Analysis http://www.eia.gov/countries/

The U.S. Department of the Interior's mission is to protect natural resources and heritage, honor cultures and tribal communities, and supply the energy to power the future.

Endangered Species Recovery Plan http://www.fws.gov/endangered/recovery/index.html

This site provides a wide range of unique national, state, and local environmental information.  The user is able to search for environmental information based on ZIP code and compile data from other state and federal agencies to provide a comprehensive view of an area's environmental conditions.  Timely topics such as Acid Rain; Bed Bugs; Carbon Monoxide; Hydraulic Fracturing; Radon; and Water Pollution are covered.

Glossary http://iaspub.epa.gov/sor_internet/registry/termreg/searchandretrieve/termsandacronyms/search.do

Where You Live http://www.epa.gov/epahome/whereyoulive.htm

Envirofacts Data Warehouse http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/ef_overview.html

Newsroom http://www.epa.gov/newsroom/

EPA for Kids http://www.epa.gov/students/

Comprehensive database of EPA reports from prior to 1976 to present.

As a publicly-funded institute, the NIEHS is committed to conducting the most rigorous research in environmental health sciences, and to communicating the results of this research to the public.  NIEHS is overseen by the NIH.

International Environmental Sources

Gateway to resoures from the State of New York, covering

  • Air, Land, and Water
  • Regulation
  • Clean up
  • Natural Disasters
  • Natural Resources

Find out more information from the city of New York on topics such as

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal
  • Noise Pollution
  • Air Quality