Resources: Protecting the Environment
Learn about environmental issues that impact our world.
Ozone-Good Up High, Bad Nearby - This document explains how ozone, when it occurs close to Earth's surface, is a prime ingredient in smog and can be harmful to breathe.
Acid Rain - This web page provides information about acid rain's causes and effects, how we measure acid rain, and what is being done to solve the problem.
Climate Change Site - EPA's Climate Change Site offers comprehensive information on the issue of climate change.
Climate Change and Waste - Everyone knows that reducing waste is good for the environment. What most don't know is that solid waste reduction and recycling help stop global climate change by decreasing the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases that are linked to everyday trash. This page will help you explore the connection between solid waste and climate change.
El Niño - This site provides information on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's responsibilities for providing El Niño forecasts to the Nation, and a leadership role in sponsoring El Niño observations and research.
EPA's Clean Energy Site - Clean energy is energy derived from highly efficient, clean technologies, including renewable, "green" power, and combined heat and power. The EPA's Clean Energy Programs are designed to improve the national foundation of information on Clean Energy by creating networks between the public and private sector, providing technical assistance, and offering recognition of environmental leaders that adopt Clean Energy practices.
Resources for Concerned Citizens
Learn about Your Right to Know
Right-to-know laws provide information about possible chemical exposures. Discover resources EPA provides the public in the spirit of right-to-know.
Search for and Comment on Regulations
Our proposed regulations are almost always open to the public for comment. Your participation leads to better regulations.
At Home and in the Garden
Tips for home safety, avoiding potential risks, and preventing pollution by recycling and conserving water and energy.
Information about preventing pollution in your workplace, and raising awareness of health and safety issues.
On the Road
Consumer information about the environmental impacts of transportation plus tips on cleaner cars, saving gas and improving mileage, boating pollution prevention tips, and more.
Whether you are a student or a teacher in a class about the environment, EPA has lots of educational resources to offer you.
Find helpful information on how to choose purchases that will reduce pollution, save energy and money.
In Your Community
Learn how to protect your neighborhood's natural resources, and get information on air and water quality in your community.
Think Globally, Act Locally
Report a Violation or Emergency
Information on how to protect children from toxins, the sun, lead, and other potential environmental health threats.