January 17, 2021

New Reference Database from Weather Underground: Weather Extremes

From an Intro Post by Dr. Jeff Masters’, Weather Underground’s Co-Founder: The Record Extremes page will give you the option to see U.S. and international records on a map and table. You can select any combination of record types at once, which, combined with the map, provides a interesting visual way to investigate record-setting events. […]

EPA Releases New Interactive Tool with Information About Water Pollution Across the U.S.

From a Recent EPA Announcement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of a new tool that provides the public with important information about pollutants that are released into local waterways. Developed under President Obama’s transparency initiative, the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and allows for […]

EPA Releases Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Online Database and Dataset Available

From the EPA: For the first time, comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) data reported directly from large facilities and suppliers across the country are now easily accessible to the public through EPA’s GHG Reporting Program. The 2010 GHG data released today includes public information from facilities in nine industry groups that directly emit large quantities of […]

New from the EC: Science For Environment Policy Research Repository

Direct to Science For Environment Research Repository Browse by category or keyword search. [Science for Environment Research Repository is] an online bank of research results for evidence-based policy making. The studies have been carefully selected for policy relevance and quality. These include studies that have been featured in the Science for Environment Policy News Alert. […]

"EPA Launches New Mapping Tool to Improve Public Access to Enforcement Information"

From the EPA Web Site: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the release of a new mapping feature in EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO) database. As part of EPA’s ongoing effort to improve transparency, the EPA and State Enforcement Actions Map will allow the public to access federal and state enforcement […]

Reference: EPA Launches Green Products Web Portal for Pollution Prevention Week

From EPA HQ: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is observing Pollution Prevention (P2) Week (September 19-25, 2011) by launching a new tool designed to provide Americans easy access to information about everyday products like home appliances, electronics and cleaning products that can save money, prevent pollution and protect people’s health. The new green products […]

A "Green" Opportunity for EBSCO Publishing Employees, Company Will Provide Them with Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

From EBSCO: Employees at EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) in Ipswich, Massachusetts wondering whether to invest in an electric car have a new incentive. EBSCO has installed two Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at the company’s downtown headquarters—the very first commercial-grade charging stations in Ipswich. The charging stations will allow employees driving plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and […]

Access to Information: "EPA Publishes Rule to Improve Reporting of Chemical Information"

From Enviro-News: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the agency to better identify and manage potential risks to Americans’ health and the environment. The improved rule, known as the chemical data reporting rule (CDR), also requires that companies submit […]

U.S.: Reference: DOE Introduces First-of-Its Kind Database for Tidal Energy Resources

From U.S. Dept. of Energy Announcement: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology today introduced a new database highlighting the energy potential available in the United States from ocean tides. This online database is an important step towards providing information that can improve the performance, lower the costs, […]

"EPA Makes More Chemical Databases Available to the Public" + "EPA Removes Confidentiality Claims for More Than 150 Chemicals"

From the EPA: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making it easier to find data about chemicals. EPA is releasing two databases — the Toxicity Forecaster database (ToxCastDB) and a database of chemical exposure studies (ExpoCastDB) — that scientists and the public can use to access chemical toxicity and exposure data. [Clip] ToxCastDB users […]