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United Nations Environment Porgramme
North America's Environment: A Thirty-Year State of the Environment and Policy Retrospective
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Title North America's Environment: A Thirty-Year State of the Environment and Policy Retrospective Exit EPA Disclaimer
Description This report focuses on Canada and the US and provides a 30 year analysis of environmental quality and trends across 9 different indicator categories.
Organization United Nations Environment Porgramme
Year 2002
URL http://www.registry.gsdi.org/publications/NA/geo-na.php3 Exit EPA Disclaimer
Level of Technical Detail Medium
Direct Access to Data No
Direct Access to Metadata No
EPA Region
State
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed
Ecosystem
Link to Organization http://www.unep.org/ Exit EPA Disclaimer
Contact Information (254-20) 7621234, unepinfo@unep.org
Environmental Indicator Scale National, Regional, Municipality
Additional Information Health Effects, Policy recommendations

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Atmosphere Carbon dioxide emissions Air:Climate Change
Atmosphere Emissions of major air pollutants Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants
Atmosphere NOx emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Atmosphere Ozone Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Atmosphere VOC emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Biodiversity Diving duck population Species
Biodiversity Ecologically important and threatened areas Species:Endangered Species
Conservation
Biodiversity Exotic species established in the Great Lakes Species:Invasive Species
Biodiversity Protected areas Conservation
Biodiversity Threatened vertebrates Species:Endangered Species
Conservation
Biodiversity Wetland area Water:Wetlands
Coastal and Marine Areas Annual fish cash Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Coastal and Marine Areas Aquaculture production Industries: Agricultural Industry: Aquaculture
Coastal and Marine Areas Commercial Pacific Northwest salmon Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Species
Coastal and Marine Areas Gulf of Mexico low-oxygen zone Water:Surface Water:Oceans
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Coastal and Marine Areas Harmful algae bloom events Pollutants & Contaminants:Biological Contaminants:Microorganisms:Algae
Disasters Extreme precipitation Emergencies:Emergency Management:Natural Disasters:Floods
Disasters Incidents reported to the Hazardous Materials Incidents System Wastes:Hazardous Waste
Disasters Intense winter storms Emergencies:Emergency Management:Natural Disasters:Floods
Disasters Total area burned Emergencies:Emergency Management:Natural Disasters:Wildfires
Disasters Western forests at wildlife risk Emergencies:Emergency Management:Natural Disasters:Wildfires
Forests Annual removals of available forest land Industries: Agricultural Industry: Forestry
Forests Annual timber increment Industries: Agricultural Industry: Forestry
Forests Distribution of coastal temperate rain forest Industries: Agricultural Industry: Forestry
Forests Forest extent Industries: Agricultural Industry: Forestry
Forests Old growth forest area in California, Oregon, and Washington Industries: Agricultural Industry: Forestry
Forests Old growth forest areas protected Industries: Agricultural Industry: Forestry
Conservation
Freshwater Areas of concern in the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basins Water:Surface Water:Lakes
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Freshwater Double-crested cormorant population in the Great Lakes Species
Freshwater Groundwater contamination Water:Ground Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Freshwater Groundwater withdrawals Water:Ground Water
Freshwater Total fertilizer consumption Industries: Agricultural Industry
Freshwater Water consumed Water:Drinking Water
Human Health and the Environment Cases of Lyme disease Health Risks
Human Health and the Environment Lead emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants
Human Health and the Environment Private and public transportation use Sustainable Development
Human Health and the Environment Solid waste disposal Wastes:Solid Waste:Municipal Solid Waste
Human Health and the Environment Urban sources of sprawl Sustainable Development
Human Health and the Environment Vehicle miles traveled Sustainable Development
Land Cropland converted to Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Soils & Land:Erosion
Land Erosion in the United States Soils & Land:Erosion
Land Risk of wind erosion on cultivated land Soils & Land:Erosion
Land U.S. organic agriculture Industries: Agricultural Industry
Land Water erosion vulnerability Soils & Land:Erosion
Land Wind erosion vulnerability Soils & Land:Erosion