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The Map Room
Environment Committee


Map Title: Agricultural Output by State - 2012
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description:FarmPolicyFacts.org, a nonprofit coalition of farmers and commodity groups, produced a map showing agricultural contributions in each state, and including detailed fact sheets.

Map Title: Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Climate Central, an independent, nonpartisan organization that researches and reports on climate change, has an interactive map demonstrating what summer in your location could be like in the year 2100 if current trends continue using another city's current average summer temperature as a reference. For example, Hartford's average summer temperature in 2100 will likely reach 91 degrees and feel like Orlando summers do in 2014. (Requires Chrome or Firefox.)

Map Title: Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Connecticut Environmental Conditions Online, a collaboration between UConn and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, has a customisable map viewer that allows users to examine a variety of geological and environmental features, including aquifers, critical habitats, soil types, and erosion susceptibility.

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 of 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 Change, 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: 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: 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. (Scroll down to pages 6 and 7 to view the map.)

Map Title: Observed 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 observed temperature trends for the United States is part of the report (scroll down to page 29 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: 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: 2012 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 are that have 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 hardiness map.

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 2012), a specific storm, storms of a certain strength, as well as for any location in the country.

Map Title: Connecticut Farms
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Pick a county and then see what's 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: 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 67 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.
 
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