» Climate and Meteorology

U.S. Global Change Research Information Office

Provides access to data and information on climate change research, adaptation/mitigation strategies and technologies, and global change-related educational resources on behalf of the various US Federal Agencies that are involved in the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP). Read More

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA conducts research on a wide range of issues related to oceans and atmosphere, including natural weather phenomena such as hurricanes and human-induced climate change. Read More

ClimateArk: Climate Change Portal

This web site is an avenue to the latest information on climate change with extensive news archives and links to other sites. Read More

How clean is the electricity I use?

Energy Pollution Calculator: Calculate the greenhouse gases and other pollutants you create from the energy you consume. Read More

Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems

The Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem (GCTE) predicts the effects of changes in climate, atmospheric composition, and land use on terrestrial ecosystems (including agriculture, forestry, soils and biodiversity), and determines how these effects lead to feedbacks to the atmosphere and the physical climate system. Read More

Health and Environmental Effects of Ground-Level Ozone

Defines ozone, lists those people most at risk, and discusses improvements that result from new (1997) EPA standards. Read More

EarthTrends: Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT)

The Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) is an information and analysis tool on global climate change developed by the World Resources Institute. CAIT provides a comprehensive and comparable database of greenhouse gas emissions data (including all major sources and sinks) and other climate-relevant indicators. CAIT can be used to analyze a wide range of climate-related data questions and to help support future policy decisions made under the Climate Convention and in other fora. Requires registration. Read More

Daily Weather Maps

This site provides access to daily weather maps for 2002-present. Information includes plotted station observations, maximum and minimum temperatures, winds, and precipitation. Read More

NOAA Central Library U.S. Daily Weather Maps Project

This site provides access to historical daily weather maps from 1871 thru 2001. A link is provided for maps from 2002 to the present. Read More

Informing Climate Policy Given Incommensurable Benefits Estimates

Many governments have not taken action on climate change because they can’t precisely gauge the harm they will experience from climate change effects, or the benefits gained from climate change policy. This paper discusses possible strategies to create different ways of quantifying these effects that can meet the needs of different national governments around the globe. Read More


EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.


EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

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