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Don’t see the topic you need in this list? The Society of Environmental Journalists has dozens of links on their Web site, organized alphabetically from Acid Rain to Zoos.

The Census of Agriculture comes out every five years and includes facts on farm products and irrigation.

Air Pollution
The EPA site has air quality forecasts and indices.

Global Warming
Info on how much greenhouse gas we emit and what the EPA predicts the impact will be in the future.

Ozone Quality
The DEQ posts daily ozone levels for cities around Virginia.

Endangered Species List
Lets you search for endangered species anywhere in the U.S. by state or by common name.

Virginia Wildlife Information
The Virginia Fish & Wildlife Information Service has reports on species throughout the state.  Range, diet and behavior are some of the topics covered for each animal.

Astronomical Events Calendar
Find times for sunrises, sunsets, moonrises, moon phases, eclipses, etc. with the Navy’s astronomy site.

Virginia Sky Happenings
The Science Museum of Virginia lists celestial events for the current month.

Calculators Collection
Martindale has calculators for topics as diverse as physics, knitting, poker, and numerology.

Temperature Conversion Calculator
Instantly converts Celsius into Fahrenheit and vice versa.

Experts Directory
Experts in practically every imaginable field are listed on Web sites linked to this page.

Forest Health Database
Info about the health of forests derived through ozone damage, and lichen abundance.

VA Dept of Forestry
Info on logging, wildfires and state forests.

The Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA has links to databases about air pollution, water pollution and hazardous waste.

Petroleum Tank Leaks ;
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has an online inventory of these leaks. Check at the bottom of their page under "Petroleum Database Files for Downloading."

Polluters’ Names
The EPA’s Envirofacts search engine trawls multiple environmental databases for facilities that have had toxic chemical releases. There’s also info on water discharge permit compliance, hazardous waste, and air emissions. Searchable by zip code, too.

Pollution Info by Industry
The EPA’s collection of Sector Notebooks have inspection information for about two dozen sectors and the names of the most serious offenders. It also lists contacts in each industry.

Radon Map
Shows radon levels around the U.S. by county.

ToxFAQs provide info about common contaminants - where they are found, how they affect humans and how to test for them.

Toxins Database;
The Sector Facility Indexing Report lets you search for hazardous materials spills and toxic releases info by company name.

Toxins Database
The Right to Know Network has databases about toxic spills, hazardous waste permit holders, civil cases filed by the EPA, and more. It’s searchable by town or zip code. The organizations that created it, OMB Watch and the Center for Public Data Access, are non-profits supported by government funding.

Toxins Database
Wondering what the bleach you just swallowed will do to you?  Curious to know whether flouride can kill you?  Check out the EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS).

Sprawl Links
Planetizen has lists of organizations and research info.

Sprawl Links
Cyurbia is a planner’s site with a great list of places to go for sprawl info.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
Uncle Sam collects statistics on everything from adult education to zinc prices and publishes most of them in this book.   It's available online here, but you may find it easier to use the print copy in the library."

Statistical Universe
This site has data on such diverse subjects as pollution in U.S. counties, global warming, forest coverage of the United States, Superfund, and endangered species.

Rappahannock River Basin Commission

River Levels
Current stats reported by the Friends of the Rappahannock.

River Streamflow
Real-time stats from the U.S. Geological Survey.

River Statistics
The “Surf Your Watershed” site has facts on streamflow, amount of water withdrawn (in 1990), and water health.

Water Quality Data
The U.S. Geological Survey tracks facts on water in the U.S.

Wetlands Introduction
This Army Corps of Engineers brochure explains wetlands in simple terms.

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Last modified on June 3, 2003