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PHIL 590: Environmental Ethics

This guide contains resources for research and assignments related to the course PHIL 590: Environmental Ethics

Environmental Data, Statistics, & Policy

Use the following resources and links to locate data and statistics related to environmental issues:

World development indicators (WDI) is the World Bank's annual compilation of data about development. Provides direct access to development indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2001.

Official energy statistics from the U.S. government‚Äč

Access to water-resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Topics include: Real-Time; Site Information; Surface Water; Ground Water; and Water Quality (includes temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds). Current and historical data.

The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and waste management activities reported annually by certain industries as well as federal facilities.

Makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. Includes visualizations for data from the World Bank, OECD, Eurostat, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and more.

Promotes sustainable global development and achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Allows access to and crosstabulating of over 200 datasets

The following are organizations and websites providing information related to environmental issues and ethics:

These sources will get you started exploring policy and policy areas.  Take a look at the Articles tab above for more sources.

E&E (Environment & Energy) News is composed of five daily publications that track energy, environmental, and climate policy, including ClimateWire, E&E Daily, E&ENews PM, EnergyWire, and Greenwire. Also includes E&ETV and topical reports.

Contains bill tracking services, congressional publications, congressional committee reports and testimony, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Congressional Record, National Journal.

Nexis Uni features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. Formerly LexisNexis Lexis

  • Check Government Publications Guide as well for many more resources on policy and legislation:
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