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Explore ROE Indicators

The 80+ ROE indicators help answer 23 questions in five theme areas critical to EPA's mission. Use the indicator table below to learn about and navigate to any ROE indicator. You can filter the list by theme or topic area using the checkboxes, search for an indicator by name, or sort and browse the indicators by clicking the arrows in the top row of the table.

Indicator Years of data Theme area(s) (in bold) and associated topics Last update
Acid Deposition 1989 - 2013 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Acidity in Lakes and Streams 1991 - 2016 Water: Fresh Surface Waters
Air: Outdoor Air Quality
Ecological Condition: Physical and Chemical Attributes
08/2018
Agricultural Fertilizer 1960 - 2016 Land: Chemicals Used on Land
08/2018
Air Toxics Concentrations 2003 - 2013 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Air Toxics Emissions 1990 - 2011 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Asthma 1980 - 2016 Human Exposure and Health: Disease and Conditions
07/2018
Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Wadeable Streams 2000 - 2009 Water: Fresh Surface Waters
Ecological Condition: Diversity and Biological Balance
01/2014
Bird Populations 1966 - 2015 Ecological Condition: Diversity and Biological Balance
06/2017
Birth Defects 1999 - 2013 Human Exposure and Health: Disease and Conditions
11/2016
Blood Cadmium 1999 - 2014 Human Exposure and Health: Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
11/2017
Blood Lead 1999 - 2014 Human Exposure and Health: Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
11/2017
Blood Mercury 1999 - 2014 Human Exposure and Health: Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
11/2017
Cancer 1973 - 2012 Human Exposure and Health: Disease and Conditions
11/2016
Carbon Monoxide Concentrations 1980 - 2016 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
08/2018
Carbon Monoxide Emissions 1990 - 2011 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Carbon Storage in Forests 1990 - 2013 Ecological Condition: Ecological Processes
07/2015
Cardiovascular Disease 1979 - 2015 Human Exposure and Health: Disease and Conditions
12/2017
Childhood Cancer 1973 - 2012 Human Exposure and Health: Disease and Conditions
11/2016
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 1979 - 2015 Human Exposure and Health: Disease and Conditions
06/2018
Coastal Benthic Communities 1999 - 2006 Ecological Condition: Diversity and Biological Balance
Water: Coastal Waters
09/2012
Coastal Fish Tissue 2003 - 2006 Water: Coastal Waters
Ecological Condition: Ecological Exposure to Contaminants
Water: Consumable Fish and Shellfish
09/2012
Coastal Sediment Quality 1999 - 2006 Water: Coastal Waters
09/2012
Contaminated Ground Water Migration at Cleanup Sites 2000 - 2016 Land: Contaminated Land
06/2017
Drinking Water 1993 - 2017 Water: Drinking Water
08/2018
Ecological Connectivity 2001 Ecological Condition: Extent and Distribution
07/2015
Energy Use 1949 - 2015 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
Air: Greenhouse Gases
06/2017
Fish Faunal Intactness Historical - 2014 Ecological Condition: Diversity and Biological Balance
07/2015
Forest Extent and Type 1907 - 2012 Ecological Condition: Extent and Distribution
Land: Land Cover
07/2015
Forest Fragmentation 2001 - 2011 Ecological Condition: Extent and Distribution
07/2015
Freshwater Withdrawals 1950 - 2010 Water: Fresh Surface Waters
Water: Ground Water
07/2015
General Mortality 1940 - 2014 Human Exposure and Health: Health Status
06/2017
Greenhouse Gas Concentrations 800,000 BCE - 2015 CE Air: Greenhouse Gases
06/2017
Hazardous Waste 2001 - 2011 Land: Wastes
07/2015
Human Exposures at Cleanup Sites 2000 - 2016 Land: Contaminated Land
06/2017
Hypoxia in Gulf of Mexico and Long Island Sound 1985 - 2016 Water: Coastal Waters
Ecological Condition: Physical and Chemical Attributes
06/2017
Infant Mortality 1940 - 2014 Human Exposure and Health: Health Status
06/2018
Infectious Diseases 1995 - 2015 Human Exposure and Health: Disease and Conditions
12/2017
Lake Fish Tissue 2000 - 2003 Ecological Condition: Ecological Exposure to Contaminants
Water: Consumable Fish and Shellfish
09/2012
Land Cover 2001 - 2011 Ecological Condition: Extent and Distribution
Land: Land Cover
07/2015
Land Use 1977 - 2007 Ecological Condition: Extent and Distribution
Land: Land Use
02/2013
Lead Concentrations 1980 - 2016 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
08/2018
Lead Emissions 1970 - 2011 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Life Expectancy 1940 - 2014 Human Exposure and Health: Health Status
06/2017
Low Birthweight 1995 - 2015 Human Exposure and Health: Disease and Conditions
12/2017
Manganese Concentrations in Region 5 2000 - 2016 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
08/2018
Mercury Emissions 1990 - 2011 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Municipal Solid Waste 1960 - 2014 Land: Wastes
06/2017
Nitrate and Pesticides in Ground Water 1992 - 2003 Water: Ground Water
05/2008
Nitrogen Dioxide Concentrations 1978 - 2016 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
08/2018
Nitrogen Oxides Emissions 1990 - 2011 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Agricultural Streams 1992 - 2001 Water: Fresh Surface Waters
Ecological Condition: Physical and Chemical Attributes
05/2008
Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Large Rivers 1955 - 2014 Water: Fresh Surface Waters
Ecological Condition: Physical and Chemical Attributes
02/2016
Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Wadeable Streams 2000 - 2009 Water: Fresh Surface Waters
Ecological Condition: Physical and Chemical Attributes
01/2014
Non-Indigenous Estuarine Species in Pacific Northwest 1999 - 2001 Ecological Condition: Diversity and Biological Balance
05/2008
Ozone Concentrations 1978 - 2016 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
08/2018
Ozone and Particulate Matter Concentrations Along U.S./Mexico Border 1986 - 2013 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Ozone-Depleting Substances Concentrations 1992 - 2013 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Particulate Matter Concentrations 1988 - 2016 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
08/2018
Particulate Matter Emissions 1990 - 2011 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Pesticide Incidents 1998 - 2015 Land: Chemicals Used on Land
06/2017
Pesticide Residues in Food 1994 - 2015 Land: Chemicals Used on Land
12/2017
Pesticides in Agricultural Streams 1992 - 2001 Water: Fresh Surface Waters
05/2008
Preterm Delivery 1995 - 2015 Human Exposure and Health: Disease and Conditions
12/2017
Radon: Homes At or Above EPA's Action Level 1990 - 2013 Air: Indoor Air Quality
07/2015
Regional Haze 1992 - 2015 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
08/2018
Sea Level 1880 - 2016 Air: Greenhouse Gases
Ecological Condition: Physical and Chemical Attributes
09/2016
Sea Surface Temperature 1880 - 2015 Air: Greenhouse Gases
Ecological Condition: Physical and Chemical Attributes
09/2016
Serum Cotinine 1988 - 2012 Human Exposure and Health: Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
Air: Indoor Air Quality
07/2015
Serum Persistent Organic Pollutants 1999 - 2004 Human Exposure and Health: Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
12/2012
Stratospheric Ozone Levels 1964 - 2016 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
08/2018
Stream Flows 1961 - 2015 Water: Fresh Surface Waters
Ecological Condition: Physical and Chemical Attributes
10/2016
Streambed Stability 2008 - 2009 Water: Fresh Surface Waters
Ecological Condition: Physical and Chemical Attributes
01/2014
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay 1978 - 2016 Ecological Condition: Diversity and Biological Balance
Water: Coastal Waters
11/2017
Sulfur Dioxide Concentrations 1978 - 2016 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
08/2018
Sulfur Dioxide Emissions 1990 - 2011 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Temperature and Precipitation 1901 - 2015 Air: Greenhouse Gases
Ecological Condition: Physical and Chemical Attributes
09/2016
Toxic Chemicals in Wastes 2001 - 2012 Land: Chemicals Used on Land
07/2015
Trophic State of Coastal Waters 1999 - 2006 Water: Coastal Waters
09/2012
U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions 1990 - 2014 Air: Greenhouse Gases
06/2017
Urbanization and Population Change 1790 - 2012 Ecological Condition: Extent and Distribution
Land: Land Use
06/2016
Urinary Pesticides 1999 - 2008 Human Exposure and Health: Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
07/2015
Urinary Phthalates 1999 - 2012 Human Exposure and Health: Exposure to Environmental Contaminants
11/2016
Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions 1990 - 2011 Air: Outdoor Air Quality
07/2015
Wetlands 1954 - 2009 Ecological Condition: Extent and Distribution
Water: Wetlands
Water: Coastal Waters
07/2013

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