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National Climatic Data Center


The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) archives weather information for local areas across the country, and provides education and reference materials. Sections of particular interest are: Climate Data Online: primary portal for searching, mapping, and downloading data for particular locations Climate at a Glance: portal for displaying climate monitoring data for the US and the world Extreme Weather and Climate Events: information on hurricanes, tornadoes, temperature extremes, floods, d ...

DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) “accelerates development and facilitates deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality.”

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Category:Renewable Energy
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)



The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1970 and its "mission is to protect human health and the environment." The EPA regulates air pollution under the Clean Air Act legislation (also see The Plain English Guide to the Clean Air Act).

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Category:Air Pollution
U.S. Small Business Administration


"The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation."

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Category:Small Business


"The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board (the Board) was created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to provide oversight and transparency of all ARRA awards.  In 2012, under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, the Board’s authority was expanded to inc ...


Since 1920, the Clerk of the House has collected and published infomation about recent elections and historical election statistics. Vote counts for individual election years 1920 through 2012 are available for download in PDF format. The list of nominees for the current Congress is available online. Lists current vacant seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and links to maps of Congressional districts. A table of Congressional apportionment shows the number of representatives apporti ...




The NARA's Office of the Federal Register coordinates the functions of the Electoral College and compiles information and statistics on presidential elections, past and present. Statistics include:


Climate.gov is a portal offered by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). It aims to provide timnely and authoritative data and information about the earth's climate, to promote public understanding of the importance of climate to our health, security, and economic well-being.


The Environmental Protection Agency's RE-Powering America's Land website provides information about "siting renewable energy on potentially contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites.  EPA is encouraging renewable energy development on current and formerly
contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites when it is aligned with the community’s vision for the site. This initiative identifies the renewable energy potentia ...

Category:Renewable Energy


This interactive tool from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides a wealth of current data using a variety of meteorological and oceanographic measures. Real-time data as well as forecasts are available for all areas of the U.S. coasts.

The site's "Info Depot" includes some pre-defined map views, as well as help in generating custom maps and finding specific data.



Crop Explorer is an interactive web tool for mapping global crop condition information, based on satellite imagery and weather data. It also includes regional growing season profiles.

Category:Plants and Crops


The Census of Agriculture reports on facts and figures about American agriculture with a 5 year cycle. It provides a detailed picture of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state and county in the United States.


State Fact Sheets from the USDA's Economic Research Service break down data on population, income, education, employment, federal funds, organic agriculture, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, top commodities, and exports by state.


The Washington page via the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 10, the Pacific Northwest, links to information about air and water quality, and priority environmental areas for the state of Washington. Surf Your Watershed is a clickable map for locating Washington watersheds with links to numerous information sources about the watershed. Cleanup Sites in Washington gives fact sheets, site narratives, and Federal Register notices about National Priority List (NPL) and RCRA Corrective Action ...



The Small Business Adminstration site gives information on small business loans, grants, bonds and other financial assistance. The SBA offers training, news, financing, and resources for small business owners in the state of Washington.



The Energy Information Administration site provides Washington quick facts, an overview of energy resources in the state, and data tables on prices, reserves and supply, consumption, distribution & marketing, and the environment.



County Business Patterns 1998-current Annual report series for all states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. The report covers agricultural services, forestry, and fisheries; mining; contract construction; manufacturing; transportation and other public utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade; finance, insurance, and real estate; and services.



The Corporation for National and Community Service provides statistics and information about Senior Corps, Americorps, and Learn and Serve America programs in Washington.



The Bureau of Land Management oversees 399,950 acres of public lands in Washington with subsurface responsibilities for an additional 16.5 million acres. This site provides access to the Spokane BLM District covering all of Washington. Management plans for land use and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are available as well as BLM recreational opportunities.



The Northwest Region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs site provides history of the organization and accesses a listing of Northwest Region Offices and the tribes served.