EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal
Entry ID: WRI_EarthTrends

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Summary
Abstract: EarthTrends is an online collection of information regarding the
environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our
world. Committed to the principle that accurate information drives
responsible decisions by governments and individuals, EarthTrends
offers the public a large breadth of statistical, graphic, and
analytical data in easily accessible formats.

Much of the environmental information on the internet is fragmented,
buried, or only available at a price. EarthTrends gathers data from
the world's leading statistical agencies, along with WRI-generated
maps and analyses, into a single database for rapid searching and
retrieving. To facilitate the comparison of data from different
sources, EarthTrends supplements its content with detailed metadata
that reports on research methodologies and evaluates the information's
reliability. All of these resources are made available to the public
at no charge.

Our users range from individuals who influence environmental policy
whether in governments, academia, corporations, think-tanks, or other
civil society groups to educators, students, and the public at
large. To meet their diverse needs, we present information in multiple
formats and differing levels of complexity.

Topic areas covered include:
- Coastal and Marine Ecosystems
- Water Resources and Freshwater Ecosystems
- Atmosphere and Climate
- Population, Health, and Human Well-Being
- Economics, Business, and the Environment
- Energy and Resources
- Biodiversity and Protected Areas
- Agriculture and Food
- Forests, Grasslands and Drylands
- Environmental Governance and Institutions

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: World Resources Institute
Dataset Title: EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: World Resources Institute
Data Presentation Form: data tables, databases, maps
Online Resource: http://www.wri.org/project/earthtrends/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES >FISHERIES    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >CROP/PLANT YIELDS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >WEEDS, NOXIOUS PLANTS OR INVASIVE PLANTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL COMMODITIES >DAIRY PRODUCTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL COMMODITIES >LIVESTOCK PRODUCTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL COMMODITIES >POULTRY PRODUCTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE >ANIMAL YIELDS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOOD SCIENCE >FOOD QUALITY    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOOD SCIENCE >FOOD STORAGE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST PROTECTION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >FIELD CROP PRODUCTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >FRUIT PRODUCTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >VEGETABLE PRODUCTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >CARBON MONOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >EMISSIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >NITROGEN OXIDES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >TROPOSPHERIC OZONE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ALPINE/TUNDRA    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >BEACHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DUNES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >URBAN LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION SPECIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DEFORESTATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DESERTIFICATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIOECONOMICS >INDUSTRIALIZATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >URBANIZATION/URBAN SPRAWL    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >WATER MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND TENURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >WILDFIRES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION SIZE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >SALTWATER INTRUSION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >FLOODS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >HYDROPATTERN    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >TOTAL SURFACE WATER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WETLANDS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >WATER QUALITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST CONSERVATION    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >BIRDS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >REPTILES    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES >CNIDARIANS >CORALS    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS >ANGIOSPERMS (FLOWERING PLANTS)    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE HABITAT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON DIOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >CARBON MONOXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >NON-METHANE HYDROCARBONS/VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >METHANE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >CHLOROFLUOROCARBONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >NITROUS OXIDE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >SULFUR COMPOUNDS >SULFUR DIOXIDE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INVASIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >COMMUNITY DYNAMICS >INVASIVE SPECIES >GLOBAL INVASIVE SPECIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS >CARBON TETRACHLORIDE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
MAPS    [Information]


Use Constraints
When referencing a specific variable taken from the searchable database,
consider adding the original source after citing the World Resources Institute.

If you wish to incorporate the EarthTrends database into your service or
product, we can assist by providing our information in bulk. When our
information is replicated for a for-profit endeavor, however, we do request
renumeration. Please contact Christian Layke at clayke@wri.org if you intend to
include our data in your product.


Keywords
GIS
Biodiversity
Aquaculture Products
Protected Areas
Environmental Goverance
Anthropogenic Pollutants
Fossile Fuel Burning
Greenhouse Gasses
Demographic Indicators
Mortality
Life Expectancy
Sanitation
Income
Poverty
Energy Consumption
Resource Consumption
Globally Threatened Species
Wildlife Products
Food Security
Wood Production
CO2
CH4
CFCs
NOx
SO2
CO
CFC-11
CFC-12
CFC-113
carbon tetrachloride
methyl cholorform


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
World Resources Institute    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.wri.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Phone: 202-729-7600
Fax: 202-729-7610
Email: lorih at wri.org
Contact Address:
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20002
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Size: varies per data set
Distribution_Format: GIF, PDF, other
Fees: No fees


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


CHRISTIAN LAYKE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1-202-729-7764
Email: clayke at wri.org
Contact Address:
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20002
Country: USA


AMY CASSARA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (202) 729-7600
Fax: (202) 729-7610
Email: acassara at wri.org
Contact Address:
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE
Suite 800
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20002
Country: USA


DANIEL PRAGER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1-202-729-7765
Email: dprager at wri.org
Contact Address:
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20002
Country: USA


ABBY MOY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1-202-729-7691
Email: amoy at wri.org
Email: dprager at wri.org
Contact Address:
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20002
Country: USA


JANET NACKONEY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1(202)729-7652
Email: nackoney at wri.org
Contact Address:
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20002
Country: USA


DAN TUNSTALL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1-202-729-7788
Email: dan at wri.org
Email: cbonifaz at wri.org
Contact Address:
World Resources Institute
10 G Street, NE (Suite 800)
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20002
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-07

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