This site provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy supplies rates for "gas mileage (MPG), greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety information for new and used cars and trucks."
“The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) proposed rule and amendments establish a greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting program as required by the Global Warming Response Act. The proposed new rules and amendments require monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions by electric generating facilities; fossil fuel manufacturers, distributors or wholesalers; gas public utilities and natural gas pipelines; and facilities that release or store greenhouse gases other
Jersey Fresh provides a listing of agriculture tourism events around the state. These events highlight "affordable, family-oriented recreational and educational activities and opportunities to learn about the production of food and agricultural products and the state’s rich farming heritage while helping to encourage the preservation of agricultural lands." Jersey Fresh also furnishes links to roadside markets, community farmer's markets, and restaurants that serve "Jersey produced and harvest
"CDC's National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) plans, directs, and coordinates a national program to maintain and improve the health of the American people by promoting a healthy environment and by preventing premature death and avoidable illness and disability caused by non-infectious, non-occupational environmental and related factors. [The NCEH is] especially committed to safeguarding the health of populations that are particularly vulnerable to certain environmental hazards - childre
"NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with
“The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the nation's primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development (R&D). NREL's mission and strategy are focused on advancing the U.S. Department of Energy's and our nation's energy goals. The laboratory's scientists and researchers support critical market objectives to accelerate research from scientific innovations to market-viable alternative energy solutions.”
"The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 'to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…' With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, [NSF is] the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social scienc
"Since 1935, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (originally called the Soil Conservation Service) has provided leadership in a partnership effort to help America's private land owners and managers conserve their soil, water, and other natural resources. NRCS employees provide technical assistance based on sound science and suited to a customer's specific needs."
“The New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) is an integral component of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The experiment station provides a diverse range of research, extension, and education programs that serve the people of New Jersey and the urban, suburban, and rural communities in which they live. Through its Cooperative Extension offices in all 21 New Jersey counties, 4-H agents, Extension specialists, Family & Community Health Sciences educators, and Agricultural
"The New Jersey Department of Agriculture’s diverse programs and services reach a wide array of individuals, businesses and organizations throughout New Jersey. Whether protecting farmland, keeping…family farms viable, ensuring the health and safety of plant and animal resources or annually distributing millions of pounds of food to New Jersey’s schoolchildren and neediest citizens, the NJDA’s activities directly impact daily life in the Garden State."
"On America's first official ‘Earth Day’ — April 22, 1970, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection was born. New Jersey became the third state in the country to consolidate its past programs into a unified major agency to administer aggressive environmental protection and conservation efforts. Since that day, NJDEP began a role to manage natural resources and solve pollution problems. In what started with about 1,400 employees in five divisions, NJDEP now has a staff of appro
The State of New Jersey, New Jersey Green web site provides links to resources for "protecting our natural resources, open space and farmland preservation, global warming, recycling in New Jersey, green energy, sustainable and green living, wildlife conservation," and much more.
"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 34,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 90 countries worldwide. [The Corps of Engineers’] men and women are protecting and restoring the Nation’s environment including critical efforts in the Everglades, the Louisiana coast, and along many of [the] Nation’s major waterways. The Corps is also cleaning sites contaminated with hazardous, toxic or radioactive waste and material in an e
“The Office of the Chief Economist (OCE) advises the Secretary on the economic implications of policies and programs affecting the U.S. food and fiber system and rural areas as well as coordinates, reviews, and approves the Department's commodity and farm sector forecasts.” This site features sections focusing on “Global Climate Change,” “Renewable Energy,” and “Sustainable Development.”
“The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.”
"The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) works to strengthen the United States' energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality in public-private partnerships. It supports this goal through: Enhancing energy efficiency and productivity; Bringing clean, reliable and affordable energy technologies to the marketplace; and Making a difference in the everyday lives of Americans by enhancing their energy choices and their quality of life."
“The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.”
The “EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the [EPA] is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, [the] EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.”
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is a bureau within the Department of the Interior. Our mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."
"The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medi
“The USGS serves the Nation by providing 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.”
"NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them."
"With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance."