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Office of Legislative Research
The Map Room
Environment Committee


Map Title: EnviroMapper
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has constructed an interactive map showing polluted sites by type of pollution or what's been polluted: air, water, waste, land, toxics, and radiation.

Map Title: Initial County Emerald Ash Borer Detections in North America as of March 2014
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: A map updated as March 2014 showing the spread of the emerald ash borer, which is an invasive species destroying ash trees wherever it spreads.

Map Title: Global Forest Chnage, 2000 to 2013
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Using satellite images from the last 12 years and Google Earth, scientists were able to map changes in forestation across the world from 2000 to 2012. Visitors can choose to see where forests have decreased or increased, or both, along with current forestation.

Map Title: Map of trees in the United States
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Scientists from the Woods Hole Research Center, NASA, the US Geological Survey, the US Forest Service, cooperated on producing a map of all the trees in the country. Trees hold a lot of carbon and scientists wanted a map detailed enough to show the effect of future changes, such as clear-cutting a forest or clearing land for development.

Map Title: Wildfire Danger
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: National Public Radio has created a map of wildfire danger across the country, which also shows currently burning large fires.

Map Title: Bear Sightings
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Hartford Courant has a map showing the frequency of bear sightings in all 169 towns in Connecticut over the past 12 months.

Map Title: Federal Land Ownership
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Congressional Research Service produced a report summarizing where the federal government controls land and how much different federal agencies control.

Map Title: Oberseved US Temperature Change
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Climate Assessment Development Advisory Committe's Federal Advisory Committee Draft Climate Assessment Report was released for public review and this map showing oberserved temperature trends for the United States is part of the report (scroll down to page 36 of the report to find the map).

Map Title: NASA Computer Model of Earth's Water, Surface, and Atmosphere
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: NASA's Goddard Earth Observing System Model models Earth's weather patterns and shows where particulates in the water and air go as a result.

Map Title: Hurricane Vulnerability
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research used a variety of factors to assess the vulnerability to hurricane fatalities in each county from New Mexico to Maine.

Map Title: NOAA Monthly Weather Extremes
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration allows users to examine the country for monthly weather extremes.

Map Title: NOAA Drought-Affected Areas
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has produced an animated map showing drought-stricken areas that moves from January 2012 up through July 2012.

Map Title: National Park System National Trails
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: A PDF map from the National Park Service showing the location of all of the National Park Service Trails across the country and many of the NPS's units.

Map Title: Current Wind Speed and Direction
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: A truly visually engaging map shows the current wind speed and direction for the whole country in near real time.

Map Title: Surging Seas
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: See where in Connecticut will end up underwater if the sea level rises or zoom out and see any other location in the country.

Map Title: Connecticut Aquifer Protection Areas
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Information layered onto a Google Map showing where the state's protected aquifers are.

Map Title: Bedrock Geologic Map of Connecticut
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Find out what sort of rock is just under the surface for the whole state.

Map Title: 2010 Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Facilities
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Environmental Protection Agency has a map that allows you to see where large facilities that are that have an output greenhouse gases. Visitors can keep zooming right down to a specific facility and see how much of each gas is being produced.

Map Title: USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The US Department of Agriculture has updated its plant hardniess map.

Map Title: Water Use 2005 - Irrigation, Surface Water Withdrawals, Fresh
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Data from the US Geological Survey shows the daily amount of water being drawn out of the ground on down to the county level.

Map Title: Acres of Harvested Cropland as Percent of Land in Farms Acreage 2007
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The USDA shows us what percentage of land is harvested cropland for the country.

Map Title: 2002 Carbon Emissions
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: A display on a square mile-by-square mile basis of where and how much carbon was emitted across the country.

Map Title: Shellfish Fishing in Connecticut
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: See where on Connecticut's coast shellfishing is allowed and prohibited, along with whether beds are municipally managed, state-managed, or natura, and a wide range of other information.

Map Title: Historical Hurricane Tracks
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: View hurricane tracks by one year or all years (through last year), a specific storm, storms of a certain strengths and do it for any location in the country.

Map Title: Connecticut Farms
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Pick a county and then see whatís being farmed.

Map Title: Air Quality
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Gives the air quality across the state and all of New England.
Map Title: Aquifer Protection Area Maps
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: See where you can access the coast from towns along the shore.
Map Title: Connecticut Coastal Access
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: See where you can access the coast from towns along the shore.
Map Title: Connecticut Endangered Species Maps
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Pick a town and then see where state and federal listed species & significant natural communities exist in that town.
Map Title: Bedrock Geology of Connecticut
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: See whatís making up the bedrock across the state.
Map Title: FEMA Flood Maps
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: See the FEMA Flood Map for your area.
Map Title: Greenways in Connecticut
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Check out the greenways criss-crossing the state.
Map Title: Hazardous Waste Sites
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: See where the 63 hazardous waste sites are in the state.
Map Title: State Parks and Forests in Connecticut
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Filter the map by parks, forests, parks with guarded swimming areas, and state park trails.
Map Title: EPA Cleanup Sites Nationwide
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: See all of the EPA cleanup sites across the nation, plus itís linked to a database with info on all of the sites.
 
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