Answered By: Berkeley College Library
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2022     Views: 326

Government and non-profit organizations collect and publish statistics on many topics, including environmental issues. Scholarly articles will also sometimes include statistical information. 

Search or browse the following government websites for statistical information on environmental issues:

1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (sample search below)

2. United Nations Statistics Division -- Environment Statistics Section 

3. Data.gov (sample search below)

You can also search the library's databases for scholarly articles which include environmental statistics: 

1. ProQuest Research Library: Science and Technology (sample search below)

Academic journals will usually provide scholarly articles which analyze and discuss statistics rather than providing individual datasets. 

For more resources on finding statistics for crime and other topics, consult the Finding Statistics research guide


1. Go to www.epa.gov

2. Enter search terms into the search bar. In this example, "greenhouse gas emissions."

3. Note, you can also browse topics if you are unsure where to start or want to explore.

4. This search returned 17,300 results, but not all include statistical information. To narrow this down, go to Resource Type in the left sidebar. Choose "Data and Tools."

5. This brings our results to 197. You can further narrow down this topic with additional keywords or the filters in the left sidebar. 

 

 

 

 

1. Go to www.data.gov

2.  Enter search terms into the search bar. In this example, "greenhouse gas emissions." You can also browse by topic.

3. You result list will show available datasets which you can view and download. 

 

1. Open ProQuest Research Library: Science Database

2. Enter search terms into the search bar. In this example, "greenhouse gas emissions."

3. Narrow results down by choosing Source Type as Scholarly Journal or/and Document Type as Report. This is more likely to be statistical information. However, articles from scholarly journals can also include statistics in tables, charts, and diagrams. 

 

 

 

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