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Sites with Data

  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics from the Department of Transportation has transportation data. For example the National Transportation Statistics page has data on vehicle counts (table 1-11), miles (table 1-40), and sales of hybrid vehicles (table 1-19). There is a noticeable drop in vehicle miles and counts after the 2008 recession that we haven't recovered from. Excel files are available with the data. 
  • Economic Policy Institute's State of Working America Data Library includes excel file of employment and wage data by race and gender.
  • FRED  The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis offers a wealth of economic data and information to promote economic education and enhance economic research. The widely used database FRED is updated regularly and allows 24/7 access to regional and national financial and economic data.
  • Gapminder Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation with no political, religious or economic affiliations. Gapminder is a fact tank, not a think tank. Gapminder produces free teaching resources making the world understandable based on reliable statistics.
  • GeoFRED® allows you to create, customize, and share geographical maps of data found in FRED®. Easily access the details and adjust how the data are displayed. You can also transform the data and download it according to geographic category and time frame.
  • NOAA Global Monitoring Division contains a variety of data sets and tools related to the atmosphere. 
  • OpenEI  is growing into a global leader in the energy data realm - specifically analyses on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • World Bank World Development Indicators and Sustainable Development Goals

Scientific Reports and Background Information

Other Useful Sites for Information

  • Space Math @ NASA There are a number of useful earth/space/math type problems although mostly for k-12 you might find something valuable depending on what you are teaching. Be sure to look under Additional Resources -> Problem Books.
  • Data resources from the Earth Policy Institute - Go to the Data Center or to eco-economy indicators under publications. Lots of data sets and charts available here!
  • Country Energy Profiles produced by EIA
  • Sign up for Energy Updates from the EIA
  • EPA Climate Change Page
  • Data.gov  The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable data sets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.
  • Energy Information for Kids This page is geared towards kids but it is useful for adults too.
  • The World Top Incomes Database You can get income inequality data and generate graphs.