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Data and Statistics

Environment and Climate Sources

Environmental Systems Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) 
A data repository for research made in the Earth and environmental sciences fields, managed by the US Department of Energy. 

Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) 
A multipurpose, independent, global database of human emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollution on earth, managed by the European Commission and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Datasets range between 1970 to 2020, and cover not just European data, but also data from around the world. 

Iowa Environmental Mesonet (IEM) 
Historical weather data for several dozen Iowa locations, from 1893 to the present day. Managed by Iowa State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) 
Data on climate and weather events from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Environmental Dataset Gateway 
Dozens of databases with information on air quality, water quality, pollution, Superfund sites, and more.

USGS Water Resources Data of the United States 
Water quality information and surface and ground water levels from the U.S. Geological Survey.

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization 
Statistics and data on land use, water use, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, nutrition, and food aid. Also includes a spatial database of agricultural land-use data with online mapping capabilities.

World Bank - Climate Change Datasets 
Charts showcasing trends in climate change-related topics, as well as other global environmental and energy data trends. 
Developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Park Service, and tribal, state, and local agencies to provide real-time access to national air quality information. Data is collected and displayed "as soon as practical" after the end of each hour.

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