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Natural Environment

Datasets on pollution, agriculture, transportation emissions, and recycling

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  • CDC Health Data (WONDER)

    transportation-emissions

    by CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

    Nearly 20 collections of public-use data for topics including U.S. births, deaths, environmental exposures, and population estimates primarily on compiled annually, as granular as county-level

  • Global Alert - Floating Trash

    ocean-plastics

    by OCEAN RECOVERY ALLIANCE

    Online tool that increases interaction and connectivity to plastic pollution by allowing users to report, rate and map trash hot-spots in their waterways and coastlines via mobile devices and a web-based platform

  • AirNow

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Current and forecast air quality maps and data for more than 500 cities across the U.S. available through map view showing U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), a color-coded index designed to communicate whether air quality is healthy or unhealthy for you

  • The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    EPA, in collaboration with Scholastic, has created a new book, "The Magic School Bus Gets Cleaned Up," which teaches readers about pollution emitted from diesel school buses as well as ways to reduce emissions health risks.

  • Idle-Free Schools Toolkit for a Healthy School Environment

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Information needed to run an effective idling reduction campaign at a school to reduce student exposure to toxic vehicle exhaust. This includes student-run science or community involvement projects, which offer students an opportunity to run a public service campaign while expanding their science and math skills

  • National Port Strategy Assessment: Reducing Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases at U.S. Ports

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    National scale assessment to examine current and future emissions from a variety of diesel sources operating in port areas, explore a range of available strategies to reduce emissions, provide an assessment tool, and inform priorities and decisions for port areas

  • Earth Challenge 2020 Plastics Mobile Widget Data

    ocean-plastics

    by EARTH CHALLENGE

    Data from Earth Challenge 2020 Plastics mobile widget. Allows anyone to take a picture of plastic pollution anywhere its found wherever they are in the world.

    There are mutiple links associated with this data set. Please refer to the list below:

  • Aluminum Association Industry Statistics

    recycled-materials

    by THE ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION

    Annual and monthly reports with statistics and business information on the North American aluminum industry

  • Source Data: Marine Litter Watch

    ocean-plastics

    by EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

    Provides a map of beach litter data collection events organised by MLW communities, as well as overview graphs and tables

  • Steel Industry Data

    recycled-materials

    by STEEL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

    Monthly and annual shipment and production data on the national steel industry

  • Integrated Data: Marine Litter Watch

    ocean-plastics

    by EARTH CHALLENGE

    A cleaned, curated and integrated global plastics pollution dataset sourced from the European Environmental Agencies Marine Litter Watch (MLW) dataset. This data is one of the three datasets used in the Earth Challenge 2020 Integrated Oceans Plastics Dataset.

    There are mutiple links associated with this data set. Please refer to the list below:

  • Recommendations for Constructing Roadside Vegetation Barriers to Improve Near road Air quality

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Summarizes research findings on best practices for building roadside vegetative barriers to improve air quality

  • U.S. Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI)

    transportation-emissions

    by CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

    124 indicators including asthma deaths and prevention that allow states, territories and large metropolitan areas to uniformly define, collect, and report chronic disease data

  • Learning and Teaching about the Environment Web Resource

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Provides K-12 students and educators with access to quality homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas for learning and teaching about the environment

  • U.S. State and Local Waste and Materials Characterization Reports

    recycled-materials

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    links to state and local waste characterization studies, including information on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation, recycling, combustion with energy recovery and landfilling

  • Earth Challenge: Citizen Science Cloud: Plastics Page

    ocean-plastics

    by EARTH CHALLENGE

    The Citizen Science Cloud is a place where anyone can share and access open, interoperable, citizen science data and related applications and leverages the power of GIS. On the CS Cloud, you can expect to find citizen science data on various focus areas including information on ocean plastics datasets.

    There are mutiple links associated with this data set. Please refer to the list below:

  • Glass Recycling: End Markets, MRFs, and Drop-off Facilities

    recycled-materials

    by GLASS RECYCLING COALITION

    Allows users to search by location to find the nearest material recovery facility (MRF), glass processor, end-market or large city drop-off locations that accept glass

  • Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program - Community Edition (BenMAP-CE)

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Software that estimates the health impacts and economic value of changes in air quality (specifically ground level ozone and fine particles)

  • Reducing School Bus Idling: Clean Air Poster

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    A poster from the EPA's Clean School Bus Program explaining how reducing idling results in cleaner air

  • Earth Challenge: Citizen Science Cloud Data Portal

    ocean-plastics

    by EARTH CHALLENGE

    The Citizen Science Cloud Data Portal is a developer-friendly portal to explore datasets from various citizen science projects. These data sets have been transformed and aligned to our common data schema and are interoperable with one another.

    There are mutiple links associated with this data set. Please refer to the list below:

  • National Environmental Public Health Tracking

    transportation-emissions

    by CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

    Local, state, and national level data and information on the environment, exposures, health effects and population characteristics

  • Source Data: TIDES Coastal Cleanup

    ocean-plastics

    by OCEAN CONSERVANCY

    Public data system containing the world's largest ocean trash dataset, all collected by volunteers that allows viewers to see ocean trash data at a global scale or even zoom into their local beach. Easily download reports available for any country, state, region or location

  • National Emissions Inventory (NEI)

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Comprehensive and detailed estimate of air emissions of criteria pollutants, criteria precursors, and hazardous air pollutants from air emissions sources collected by State, Local, and Tribal air agencies and blended with other data sources

  • 500 Cities: Local Data for Better Health, 2019 release

    transportation-emissions

    by CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

    City and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes, and clinical preventive service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States

  • Coloring Book titled Carl Gets Some Rest

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    For children in pre-school through 2nd grade, teaches a simple lesson – that there are many transportation alternatives to using a car

  • Freight Analysis Framework

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Comprehensive picture of freight movement among states and major metropolitan areas by all modes of transportation

  • Annual Mineral Commodity Summaries

    recycled-materials

    by U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    Manufacturing industry data on the use of virgin (primary) and recycled (secondary) materials in the U.S. for several dozen minerals published anually as far back as 1996

  • Integrated Data: Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project

    ocean-plastics

    by EARTH CHALLENGE

    A cleaned, curated and integrated global plastics pollution dataset sourced from the National Atmospheric Administrations Marine Debris Monitoring and Assesment Project (MDMAP) accumulation report. This data is one of the three datasets used in the Earth Challenge 2020 Integrated Oceans Plastics Dataset.

    There are mutiple links associated with this data set. Please refer to the list below:

  • NAIP public image service

    enabling-naip-data

    by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

    Imagery data from the agricultural growing seasons. Includes ArcGIS Rest Services URL for the public facing, most current year 1-meter or higher resolution 4-band NAIP cached image services for the lower 48 states. The service is served out as pre-rendered tiles with 18 levels of detail which is equivalent to about 1.19 meters resolution at the largest scale

  • Map of Commingled Residential MRFs in the United States

    recycled-materials

    by THE RECYCLING PARTNERSHIP

    Map of Commingled Residential MRFs nationwide, which are facilities that accept recyclables separated from trash and then brought in for processing as either single stream or dual stream materials to be sorted into individual commodities and sold to market

  • Facts and Figures about Materials, Waste and Recycling

    recycled-materials

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Annual data on national waste generation and recycling rates for the overall municipal solid waste stream and for a number of specific materials. Most recent year is 2017

  • Integrated Data: TIDES Coastal Clean Up

    ocean-plastics

    by EARTH CHALLENGE

    A cleaned, curated and integrated global plastics pollution dataset sourced from Ocean Conservancy's TIDES dataset. This data is one of the three datasets used in the Earth Challenge 2020 Integrated Oceans Plastics Dataset.

    There are mutiple links associated with this data set. Please refer to the list below:

  • Earth Challenge: Top 10 Most Common Plastics By Country Data

    ocean-plastics

    by EARTH CHALLENGE

    Top 10 Most Common Plastics found by county sourced from the Earth Challenge 2020 Interoperable Oceans Plastics Data. The Earth Challenge 2020 team has combined all available data from the National Atmospheric Administrations Marine Debris Monitoring and Assesment Project (MDMAP) accumulation report, Ocean Convervancy's TIDES Coastal Clean Up data, and the European Environmental Agencies Marine Litter Watch (MLW) data sets. This has been further cleaned to categorize the top 10 most common plastics found by country. Data was collected from 2015 -2018.

    There are mutiple links associated with this data set. Please refer to the list below:

  • Earth Challenge: Integrated Ocean Plastics Data

    ocean-plastics

    by EARTH CHALLENGE

    A cleaned, curated and interoperable global plastics pollution dataset.The Earth Challenge team has combined all available data from the National Atmospheric Administrations Marine Debris Monitoring and Assesment Project (MDMAP) accumulation report, Ocean Convervancy's TIDES Coastal Clean Up data, and the European Environmental Agencies Marine Litter Watch (MLW) data sets. All datasets were mapped to a common schema and quality control methods were implemented for ease of re-use. Data was collected from 2015 -2018.

    There are mutiple links associated with this data set. Please refer to the list below:

  • Asthma Surveillance Data

    transportation-emissions

    by CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

    Collection of asthma data at both the national and the state level

  • Source Data: Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project

    ocean-plastics

    by NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

    Shoreline marine debris surveys completed by partner organizations and volunteers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Program (MDMAP), this data follows strict Q/A Q/C protocols including transect monitoring.

  • API & Developer Resources for Census Bureau Data

    opportunity-zones talent-discovery career-pathways entrepreneurship rural-development transportation-emissions

    by U.S. CENSUS BUREAU

    Software developer resources for Census Bureau Data.

  • USGS National Map

    enabling-naip-data

    by U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    Suite of products and services that provide access to base geospatial information to describe the landscape of the United States and its territories including boundaries, elevation, geographic names, hydrography, land cover, orthoimagery, structures, and transportation

  • Can Manufacturers Institute Statistics

    recycled-materials

    by CAN MANUFACTURERS INSTITUTE

    Annual historical data regarding domestic can shipments including detailed statistics, broken down by market, product, material used and technology.

  • Recycling Commodities

    recycled-materials

    by INSTITUTE OF SCRAP RECYCLING INDUSTRIES

    Monthly, quarterly, and annual data on overall and materials-specific recycling industry economics

  • The Business of Chemistry By the Numbers

    recycled-materials

    by AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL

    2019 report that includes financial performance, trade, capital investments in the chemistry industry

  • Federal Geo-platform

    enabling-naip-data

    by FEDERAL GEOGRAPHIC DATA COMMITTEE

    Data.gov for geospatial data from a variety of federal agencies on topics including climate & weather, elevation, geology, land use and cover, utilities and others

  • Buyers and Sellers Information

    recycled-materials

    by ASSOCIATION OF PLASTIC RECYCLERS

    Complete directory of materials that Association of Plastic Recyclers (ARP) Members purchase and sell, as well as services (grinding, densifying, washing, pelletizing, compounding and solid stating) provided by APR members

  • OpenDataPhilly

    transportation-emissions

    by OPENDATAPHILLY

    Philadelphia local transportation data, including on walkability scores, bike networks, airport runways, traffic counts, air monitoring stations, etc.

  • Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report

    recycled-materials

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Data on the recycling industry workforce

  • Glass Resource Locator

    recycled-materials

    by GLASS PACKAGING INSTITUTE

    Lists of companies that distribute and sell glass materials

  • EJSCREEN: Environmental Justice Screening and Mapping Tool

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Nationally consistent dataset and approach for combining environmental indicators including 6 measures of air quality with 6 demographic demographic indicators

  • Our World In Data

    ocean-plastics

    by OUR WORLD IN DATA

    Collection of plastics pollution data, including decomposition rates of marine debris items, global river plastic input to the ocean by region, plastic waste generated by coastal populations etc.

  • Recycling Market Development Platform

    recycled-materials

    by MORE RECYCLING

    Includes data and trends on plastic, glass, metal and fiber recycling, as well as links to tools that support the recycling value chain

  • Recycling Demand Mapping in the Southeast

    recycled-materials

    by SOUTHEAST RECYCLING DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

    Map of recycling opportunities in the Southeast United States

  • Ports Primer for Communities: An Overview of Ports Planning and Operations to Support Community Participation

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Information on the role of ports, how ports can impact local land use, economic trends, air quality and other aspects of the enivonment and quality of life

  • Earth Challenge: Open Data Documentation

    ocean-plastics

    by EARTH CHALLENGE

    Earth Challenge is a global citizen science effort. Earth Challenge spans over 6 research topics and offers APIs to source data and curated Interoperable through the Kinetica platform.

  • Green Vehicle Guide

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

    Gives information about the environmental performance of light-duty vehicles using 0-10 emissions score and the fuel economy numbers to compare environmental performance across vehicle classes

  • Plastics Data

    recycled-materials

    by PLASTICS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

    Industry data including global trends, plastics quarterly forecasts, monthly plastics production and capacity utilization statistics

  • Best Practices for Reducing Near-Road Pollution Exposure at Schools

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Information for school communities to identify strategies for reducing traffic-related pollution exposure at schools located downwind of heavily traveled roadways

  • Aluminum Association Buyers' Guide

    recycled-materials

    by THE ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION

    A tool used to search for products, services, and vendors within the aluminum industry

  • Local Area Transportation Characteristics for Households Data

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Estimates of average weekday household person trips, vehicle trips, person miles traveled, and vehicle miles traveled (per day), for all Census tracts for the year 2017

  • AirNow API for Developers

    transportation-emissions

    by U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

    Current and forecast air quality maps and data for more than 500 cities across the U.S. with U.S. Air Quality Index (AQI), available through API

  • NAIP public image dates

    enabling-naip-data

    by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

    ArcGIS Rest Service URL for vector services that include information about the NAIP collection 2011-2017. Date indexes are state based and contain polygon information used in the collection of the imagery, including acquisition date, camera type, sensor or lens serial number, and the electromagnetic spectrum range for the red, blue, green, and near infrared bands.