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ESPM 10: Environmental Issues: Statistics & More

Research resources for ESPM C10. Relationship between human society and the natural environment.

U.S. Government’s open data. Find Federal, state and local data, tools, resources to conduct research, build apps, design data visualizations, and more.

Environmental Protection Agency, EPA:
Limit to California
Envirofacts - Environmental information and data [EPA] 
Greenhouse Gas Emissions - scientific information produced by US government agencies.

U.S. Census Bureau
Publications, software, maps, and data sets. QuickFacts will get state, county, and city demographics (including age, race/ethnicity, income, residence, education), business information, and much more.

Selected Statistics

CDC Wonder
Center of Disease Control reports, guidelines, and dozens of text-based and numeric databases, including vital statistics, environment, population, disease and disability, immunization, behavior and health, injuries, occupational health, and more.

U.S. demographic trends by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at University of Michigan. graphics and exportable trend data.

Data Planet
Provides easy access to a wide variety of economic, social, political, and marketing indicators.

FastStats A to Z
Quick access to public health statistics organized alphabetically. Includes links to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

ProQuest Statistical Insight
Search statistics produced by the U.S. government, major international and intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities.

A statistics portal that integrates data from reliable sources on thousands of topics.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Comprehensive collection of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.


California GeoPortal 

Case Studies. Environmental Case Studies (McGraw-Hill) - see West category for some California-specific cases. 

Encyclopedia of Earth. Online reference covering climate change, energy, forests, and more.

NatureServe: Non-profit network of natural heritage conservation programs, offers information about rare and endangered species and threatened ecosystems.

World Development Indicators (WDI)
Tables of statistics for population, labor and employment, education, health, energy, urbanization, transport and communication, information and technology, and more. Coverage Dates: 1960 - present. (210 countries).

World Resources Institute - Information on climate, energy, food, forests, cities & transport, more.

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