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A-Z Indicators List


These questions and associated indicators, grouped by topical area, will be the foundation for EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE). This report is designed to be read linearly, starting with the Air chapter. However, interested parties can sort the topics in a variety of ways, by Chapter, Alphabetically, or showing the Indicator Updates. For browsing by chapter (default) click the arrows or tabs to see chapter titles, and then click chapters to see indicators.

  Indicator Metadata Subtopics Topic Updated
1 Acid Deposition (N/R) Outdoor Air
Air
11/19/2009
2 Air Toxics Emissions (N/R) Outdoor Air
Air
12/07/2009
3 Ambient Concentrations of Benzene (N) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
4 Ambient Concentrations of Carbon Monoxide (N/R) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
5 Ambient Concentrations of Lead (N) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
6 Ambient Concentrations of Manganese Compounds in EPA Region 5 (R) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
7 Ambient Concentrations of Nitrogen Dioxide (N/R) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
8 Ambient Concentrations of Ozone (N/R) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
9 Ambient Concentrations of Particulate Matter (N/R) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
10 Asthma Prevalence (N) Human Disease and Condition
Human Exposure and Health
06/02/2011
11 Atmospheric Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases (N) * Greenhouse Gases
Air
12/27/2011
12 Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Wadeable Streams (N) Fresh Surface Water
Diversity and Biological Balance
Water
Ecological Condition
02/16/2010
13 Bird Populations (N) Diversity and Biological Balance
Ecological Condition
08/26/2010
14 Birth Defects Prevalence and Mortality (N) * Human Disease and Condition
Human Exposure and Health
12/14/2011
15 Blood Cadmium Level (N) Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
Human Exposure and Health
06/02/2010
16 Blood Cotinine Level (N) Indoor Air
Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
Air
Human Exposure and Health
05/28/2010
17 Blood Lead Level (N) Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
Human Exposure and Health
06/02/2010
18 Blood Mercury Level (N) Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
Human Exposure and Health
06/02/2010
19 Blood Persistent Organic Pollutants Level (N) Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
Human Exposure and Health
05/28/2010
20 Cancer Incidence (N) * Human Disease and Condition
Human Exposure and Health
12/01/2011
21 Carbon Monoxide Emissions (N) Outdoor Air
Air
02/16/2010
22 Carbon Storage in Forests (N) Ecological Processes
Ecological Condition
02/16/2010
23 Cardiovascular Disease Prevalence and Mortality (N/R) Human Disease and Condition
Human Exposure and Health
06/02/2011
24 Childhood Cancer Incidence (N) * Human Disease and Condition
Human Exposure and Health
12/05/2011
25 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Prevalence and Mortality (N/R) Human Disease and Condition
Human Exposure and Health
06/02/2011
26 Coastal Benthic Communities (N) Coastal Water
Diversity and Biological Balance
Water
Ecological Condition
11/19/2009
27 Coastal Fish Tissue Contaminants (N) Consumption of Fish and Shellfish
Coastal Water
Ecological Exposure to Contaminants
Water
Water
Ecological Condition
11/19/2009
28 Coastal Sediment Quality (N) Coastal Water
Water
11/19/2009
29 Concentrations of Ozone-Depleting Substances (N) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
30 Contaminants in Lake Fish Tissue (N) Consumption of Fish and Shellfish
Ecological Exposure to Contaminants
Water
Ecological Condition
11/19/2009
31 Current Human Exposures Under Control at High-Priority Cleanup Sites (N) Contaminated Land
Land
02/16/2010
32 Ecological Connectivity in EPA Region 4 (R) Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems
Ecological Condition
02/16/2010
33 Fertilizer Applied for Agricultural Purposes (N) Chemicals
Land
11/19/2009
34 Fish Faunal Intactness (N) Diversity and Biological Balance
Ecological Condition
12/03/2009
35 Forest Extent and Type (N) Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems
Land Cover
Ecological Condition
Land
08/26/2010
36 Forest Fragmentation (N) Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems
Ecological Condition
02/16/2010
37 General Mortality (N) * Health Status
Human Exposure and Health
12/05/2011
38 High and Low Stream Flows (N) Fresh Surface Water
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes
Water
Ecological Condition
02/16/2010
39 Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and Long Island Sound (R) Coastal Water
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes
Water
Ecological Condition
06/02/2011
40 Infant Mortality (N) Health Status
Human Exposure and Health
08/26/2010
41 Infectious Diseases Associated with Environmental Exposures or Conditions (N) * Human Disease and Condition
Human Exposure and Health
12/05/2011
42 Lake and Stream Acidity (N) Outdoor Air
Fresh Surface Water
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes
Air
Water
Ecological Condition
12/04/2009
43 Land Cover (N) Land Cover
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems
Land
Ecological Condition
02/16/2010
44 Land Cover in the Puget Sound/Georgia Basin (R) Land Cover
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems
Land
Ecological Condition
02/16/2010
45 Land Use (N) Land Use
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems
Land
Ecological Condition
02/16/2010
46 Lead Emissions (N) Outdoor Air
Air
12/04/2009
47 Life Expectancy at Birth (N) * Health Status
Human Exposure and Health
12/05/2011
48 Low Birthweight (N) Human Disease and Condition
Human Exposure and Health
06/02/2011
49 Mercury Emissions (N) Outdoor Air
Air
12/04/2009
50 Migration of Contaminated Ground Water Under Control at High-Priority Cleanup Sites (N) Contaminated Land
Land
02/16/2010
51 Nitrate and Pesticides in Shallow Ground Water in Agricultural Watersheds (N) Groundwater
Water
02/16/2010
52 Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Streams in Agricultural Watersheds (N) Fresh Surface Water
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes
Water
Ecological Condition
02/17/2010
53 Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Wadeable Streams (N) Fresh Surface Water
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes
Water
Ecological Condition
02/17/2010
54 Nitrogen and Phosphorus Loads in Large Rivers (N) Fresh Surface Water
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes
Water
Ecological Condition
11/19/2009
55 Nitrogen Oxides Emissions (N) Outdoor Air
Air
02/17/2010
56 Non-Indigenous Benthic Species in the Estuaries of the Pacific Northwest (N) Diversity and Biological Balance
Ecological Condition
02/17/2010
57 Ozone and Particulate Matter Concentrations for U.S. Counties in the U.S./Mexico Border Region (R) Outdoor Air
Air
05/28/2010
58 Ozone Injury to Forest Plants (N/R) Outdoor Air
Ecological Exposure to Contaminants
Air
Ecological Condition
11/19/2009
59 Ozone Levels over North America (N) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
60 Particulate Matter Emissions (N) Outdoor Air
Air
02/17/2010
61 Percent of Days with Air Quality Index Values Greater Than 100 (N/R) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
62 Pesticide Residues in Food (N) * Chemicals
Land
12/05/2011
63 Pesticides in Streams in Agricultural Watersheds (N) Fresh Surface Water
Water
02/17/2010
64 Population Served by Community Water Systems with No Reported Violations of Health-Based Standards (N/R) Drinking Water Quality
Water
03/10/2010
65 Preterm Delivery (N) Human Disease and Condition
Human Exposure and Health
06/02/2011
66 Quantity of Municipal Solid Waste Generated and Managed (N) Waste
Land
06/02/2011
67 Quantity of RCRA Hazardous Waste Generated and Managed (N) * Waste
Land
12/05/2011
68 Regional Haze (N/R) Outdoor Air
Air
12/14/2010
69 Relative Ecological Condition of Undeveloped Land in EPA Region 5 (R) Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems
Ecological Condition
02/17/2010
70 Reported Pesticide Incidents (N) Chemicals
Land
06/02/2011
71 Sea Level (N) Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes
Ecological Condition
12/03/2009
72 Sea Surface Temperature (N) Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes
Ecological Condition
06/02/2011
73 Streambed Stability in Wadeable Streams (N) Fresh Surface Water
Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes
Water
Ecological Condition
02/17/2010
74 Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay (N) * Coastal Water
Diversity and Biological Balance
Water
Ecological Condition
12/12/2011
75 Sulfur Dioxide Emissions (N) Outdoor Air
Air
02/17/2010
76 Toxic Chemicals in Production-Related Wastes Combusted for Energy Recovery, Released, Treated, or Recycled (N) Chemicals
Land
06/02/2011
77 Trophic State of Coastal Waters (N) Coastal Water
Water
11/19/2009
78 U.S. and Global Mean Temperature and Precipitation (N) * Critical Physical and Chemical Attributes
Ecological Condition
12/01/2011
79 U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions (N) Greenhouse Gases
Air
06/02/2011
80 U.S. Homes Above EPA's Radon Action Level (N) Indoor Air
Air
06/01/2010
81 Urbanization and Population Change (N/R) * Land Use
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems
Land
Ecological Condition
12/05/2011
82 Urinary Pesticide Level (N) Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
Human Exposure and Health
12/14/2010
83 Urinary Phthalate Level (N) Human Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
Human Exposure and Health
12/14/2010
84 Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions (N) Outdoor Air
Air
02/17/2010
85 Wetland Extent, Change, and Sources of Change (N) Wetlands
Coastal Water
Extent and Distribution of Ecological Systems
Water
Water
Ecological Condition
02/17/2010

*Note:  Updated in December 2011 with newest data points
N = National Indicator
R = Regional Indicator
N/R = National Indicator displayed at EPA Regional scale

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