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          ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Detailed abstracts of environmental impact statements issued by the federal government.

Statistics (Environmental)

Environment Statistics - Country Snapshots

U.S. Energy Information Administration Statistics

Earth and the Environment

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics

EnvirofactsRetrieve information from multiple data sources that focus on air, land, water, waste, toxins, radiation, and related topics.

National Climatic Data CenterClimate Data Online (CDO) provides free access to NCDC's archive of global historical weather and climate data in addition to station history information.

National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA)Environmental data and information from the National Climatic Data Center, the National Geophysical Data Center, and the National Oceanographic Data Center.

Beach Erosion/Nourishment

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Beaches Funding Program

EPA Oceans and Coasts

Florida Oceanographic Society

Global Coral Reef Alliance

Guidelines on Beach Monitoring for Coastal Erosion (Conscience-EU)

NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Dept. of Envt’l Protection (08-1151)

USGS Coastal and Marine Geological Program


Environmental News Network

Florida Environments Online (FEOL)

Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) International

United Nations Environment Program

National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA)Environmental data and information from the National Climatic Data Center, the National Geophysical Data Center, and the National Oceanographic Data Center.

Marine Biology 


NOAA Fisheries Service

NOAA Ocean Explorer

Coral Restoration Foundation | United States

Outreach & Education | NOAA Fisheries

Indian Riverside Park

Shellfish Restoration

Dry Tortugas

Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment  (AGRRA) Program champions coral reef conservation and empowers those who protect these diverse ecosystems.

Florida Resources

University of Florida Collections on the Civil War in Florida

Guide to Civil War Records at the State Archives

Books on the Civil War in Florida

Old Florida Maps

State Archives Florida Memory Map Collection

UF Map & Imagery Library Online

Connect to Florida Digital Newspaper Library

America's Swamp: Collections on the Everglades

Everglades Digital Library  (from FIU)

Everglades Digital Library: Reclaiming the Everglades

State of the Everglades Report

The Research Information Center is a technical research library that provides marine and wildlife research services at the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). 

South Florida Water Management District (is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys)

Exploring Florida's Ghost Forests 

Florida Environments OnlineDigital full-text materials and research bibliographies about the ecology and environments of Florida.

Search the Department of Entomology Collections

The U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM)

Entomology Research Guide (The Smithsonian Libraries and Archives' Entomology Research Guide)


Provides information on chemical substances and biological organisms and how they are represented in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and information systems.

This site offers access to toxicological profiles for more than 250 hazardous substances found at National Priorities List (NPL) sites.

US National Library of Medicine resource for searching databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases information.

The USGS provides reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.