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U.S. EPA
U.S. EPA's 2008 Report on the Environment

Information about the Report
Title U.S. EPA's 2008 Report on the Environment
Description This report provides U.S. citizens with a resource to help them understand current environmental trends. It relies on a number of environmental indicators to illustrate these trends and evaluate EPA''s strategic planning.
Organization U.S. EPA
Year 2008
URL http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=190806
Level of Technical Detail High
Direct Access to Data Yes
Direct Access to Metadata Yes
EPA Region Region 1, Region 2, Region 3, Region 4, Region 5, Region 6, Region 7, Region 8, Region 9, Region 10
State
County
Municipality
Sub-Municipality
Watershed
Ecosystem
Link to Organization http://www.epa.gov/
Contact Information roe@epa.gov
Environmental Indicator Scale National, Regional
Additional Information Data Quality and Limitations, Interpreting and Using Indicators

Information about the indicators in the report
Environmental Category in the Report Indicator in the Report EPA Web Taxonomy
Air Quality Acid deposition Air:Acid Rain
Air:Air Quality
Air Quality Air quality index Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Air toxic emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Hazardous Air Pollutants
Air Quality Ambient concentrations of benzene Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants
Air Quality Ambient concentrations of carbon monoxide Air:Air Pollution:Mobile Sources of Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Ambient concentrations of lead Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Ambient concentrations of manganese compounds in EPA Region 5 Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants
Air Quality Ambient concentrations of nitrogen dioxide Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Ambient concentrations of ozone Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Ambient concentrations of particulate matter Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Particulate Matter
Air Quality Carbon monoxide emissions Air:Air Pollution:Mobile Sources of Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Concentrations of ozone depleting substances Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Lake and stream acidity Air:Acid Rain
Water:Surface Water:Lakes
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Surface Water:Streams
Air Quality Lead emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Mercury emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Nitrogen oxide emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Ozone and particulate matter concentrations for U.S. counties in the U.S./Mexico border region Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Particulate Matter
Air Quality Ozone injury to forest plants Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Ozone levels over North America Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Particulate matter emission Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Particulate Matter
Air Quality Regional haze Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Particulate Matter
Air Quality Sulfur dioxide emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Air Quality Volatile organic compound emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Chemicals Fertilizer applied for agricultural purposes Industries: Agricultural Industry
Soils & Land:Agroecosystems
Pesticides
Chemicals Pesticide residues in food Pesticides
Food Safety
Chemicals Reported pesticide incidents Pesticides
Chemicals Toxic chemicals in production-related wastes combusted for energy recovery, released, treated, or recycled Chemicals
Coastal Waters Coastal benthic communities Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Coastal Waters Coastal fish tissue contaminants Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Coastal Waters Coastal sediment quality Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Sediments:Contaminated Sediments
Coastal Waters Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and Long Island Sound Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Coastal Waters Submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Coastal Waters Tropic state of coastal waters Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Species
Coastal Waters Wetland extent, change, and sources of change Water:Wetlands
Consumption of Fish and Shellfish Coastal fish tissue contaminants Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Consumption of Fish and Shellfish Contaminants in lake fish tissue Water:Surface Water:Lakes
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Contaminated Land Current human exposures under control at high-priority cleanup sites Health Risks:Exposure
Cleanup:Cleanup Sites
Contaminated Land Migration of contaminated groundwater under control at high priority cleanup sites Cleanup:Cleanup Sites
Water:Ground Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes High and low stream flows Water:Surface Water:Streams
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and Long Island Sound Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes Lake and stream acidity Water:Surface Water:Streams
Air:Acid Rain
Water:Surface Water:Lakes
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes Nitrogen and phosphorous in streams in agricultural watersheds Water:Surface Water:Streams
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Industries: Agricultural Industry
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes Nitrogen and phosphorous in wadeable streams Water:Surface Water:Streams
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes Nitrogen and phosphorous loads in large rivers Water:Surface Water:Rivers
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes Sea level Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Air:Climate Change
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes Sea surface temperature Water:Surface Water:Oceans
Air:Climate Change
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes Streambed stability in wadable streams Water:Surface Water:Streams
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes U.S. and global mean temperature and precipitation Air:Climate Change
Diversity and Biological Balance Benthic macrovinvertebrates in wadable streams Water:Surface Water:Streams
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Species
Diversity and Biological Balance Bird populations Species
Diversity and Biological Balance Coastal benthic communities Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Species
Diversity and Biological Balance Fish faunal intactness Species
Diversity and Biological Balance Non-indigenous benthic species in the estuaries of the Pacific Northwest Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Research & Analysis:Monitoring:Biomonitoring
Species
Diversity and Biological Balance Submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay Water:Surface Water:Estuaries
Species
Drinking Water Quality Population served by community water systems with no reported violations of health based standards Water:Drinking Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants:Drinking Water Contaminants
Ecological Exposure to Contaminants Coastal fish tissue contaminants Water:Surface Water:Oceans:Coastal Environments
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Ecological Exposure to Contaminants Contaminants in lake fish tissue Water:Surface Water:Lakes
Food Safety:Fish & Wildlife Consumption
Ecological Exposure to Contaminants Ozone injury to forest plants Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Pollutants & Contaminants:Air Pollutants:Criteria Air Pollutants
Ecological Processes Carbon storage in forests Industries: Agricultural Industry: Forestry
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems Ecological connectivity in EPA Region 4 Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems Forest extent and type Soils & Land
Industries: Agricultural Industry: Forestry
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems Forest fragmentation Soils & Land
Industries: Agricultural Industry: Forestry
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems Land cover Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems Land cover in the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems Land use Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems Relative ecological condition of undeveloped land in EPA Region 5 Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems Urbanization and population change Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems Wetland extent, change, and sources of change Water:Wetlands
Fresh Surface Water High and low stream flows Water:Surface Water:Streams
Fresh Surface Water Lake and stream acidity Water:Surface Water:Streams
Air:Acid Rain
Water:Surface Water:Lakes
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Fresh Surface Water Nitrogen and phosphorous in streams in agricultural watersheds Water:Surface Water:Streams
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Industries: Agricultural Industry
Fresh Surface Water Nitrogen and phosphorous in wadeable streams Water:Surface Water:Streams
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Fresh Surface Water Streambed stability in wadable streams Water:Surface Water:Streams
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Concentrations Atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gas Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Air:Climate Change
Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Concentrations U.S. Greenhouse gas emissions Air:Air Pollution
Air:Air Quality
Air:Climate Change
Groundwater Nitrate and pesticides in shallow ground water in agricultural watersheds Water:Ground Water
Pollutants & Contaminants:Water Pollutants
Water:Water Pollution:Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution
Industries: Agricultural Industry
Indoor Air Quality Blood contaminant level Air:Air Pollution:Indoor Air Pollution
Health Effects
Indoor Air Quality U.S. homes above EPA''s radon action level Air:Air Pollution:Indoor Air Pollution
Radiation & Radioactive Radon
Land Cover Forest extent and type Soils & Land
Industries: Agricultural Industry: Forestry
Land Cover Land cover Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Land Cover Land cover in the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Land Use Land use Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Land Use Urbanization and population change Sustainable Development
Soils & Land
Waste Quantity of RCRA waste generated and managed Wastes:Hazardous Waste
Cleanup:Cleanup Sites:RCRA Corrective Action
Waste Quantity of municipal solid waste generated and managed Wastes:Solid Waste:Municipal Solid Waste
Wetlands Wetland extent, change, and sources of change