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Geography & Environment

This section presents a variety of information on the physical environment of the United States, starting with basic area measurement data and ending with climatic data for selected weather stations around the country. The subjects covered between those points are mostly concerned with environmental trends but include related subjects such as land use, water consumption, air pollutant emissions, toxic releases, oil spills, hazardous waste sites, municipal waste and recycling, threatened and endangered wildlife, and the environmental industry.

Tables for Geography and Environment Section [PDF 864k]

Air Quality

359 - National Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations by Type of Pollutant: 1990 to 2005 [Excel 30k] | [PDF 467k]

360 - Selected National Air Pollutant Emissions: 1970 to 2005 [Excel 28k] | [PDF 467k]

361 - Selected Air Pollutant Emissions, by Pollutant and Source: 2003 [Excel 23k] | [PDF 467k]

362 - Emissions Of Greenhouse Gases by Type and Source: 1980 to 2005 [Excel 30k] | [PDF 465k]

Environmental Industry; Threatened and Endangered Species

372 - Environmental Industry Revenues and Employment, by Industry Segment: 1990 to 2006 [Excel 54k] | [PDF 466k]

373 - Threatened and Endangered Wildlife and Plant Species--Number: 2007 [Excel 34k] | [PDF 466k]

Land and Land Use

348 - Land and Water Area Of States and Other Entities: 2000 [Excel 229k] | [PDF 465k]

349 - Total and Federally Owned Land by State: 2004 [Excel 45k] | [PDF 466k]

350 - Land Cover/Use by Type: 1982 to 2003 [Excel 28k] | [PDF 466k]

351 - Developed Land by Type: 1982 to 2001 [Excel 542k] | [PDF 466k]

352 - Wetlands on Nonfederal Land and Water Areas by Land Cover/Use and Farm Production Region: 2003 [Excel 18k] | [PDF 464k]

353 - Land Cover/Use by State: 2003 [Excel 31k] | [PDF 464k]

354 - Extreme and Mean Elevations by States and Other Areas [Excel 47k] | [PDF 467k]

Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, and Superfund

363 - Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recovery, and Disposal: 1980 to 2005 [Excel 115k] | [PDF 465k]

364 - Generation and Recovery Of Selected Materials In Municipal Solid Waste: 1980 to 2005 [Excel 30k] | [PDF 465k]

365 - Municipal Solid Waste--Generation and Recovery by Type of Product: 2005 [Excel 22k] | [PDF 465k]

366 - Toxic Chemical Releases and Transfers by Media: 2000 to 2005 [Excel 34k] | [PDF 467k]

367 - Toxic Chemical Releases by Industry: 2005 [Excel 50k] | [PDF 467k]

368 - Toxic Chemical Releases by State: 2005 [Excel 29k] | [PDF 467k]

369 - Hazardous Waste Sites On The National Priority List by State and Outlying Area: 2006 [Excel 59k] | [PDF 467k]

370 - Federal Funding for the Superfund, Brownfields, and Related Programs: 1995 to 2005 [Excel 38k] | [PDF 466k]

371 - Hazardous Waste Generated, Shipped, and Received by State and Outlying Area: 2005 [Excel 30k] | [PDF 466k]

Water, Water Use and Quality

355 - U.S. Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats by Type: 1998 to 2004 [Excel 29k] | [PDF 468k]

356 - Flows of Largest U.S. Rivers--Length, Discharge and Drainage Area [Excel 34k] | [PDF 468k]

357 - U.S. Water Withdrawals and Consumption Use Per Day by End-Use: 1940 to 2000 [Excel 335k] | [PDF 465k]

358 - Oil Spills In U.S. Water--Number and Volume: 2000 to 2004 [Excel 28k] | [PDF 465k]

Weather Events and Climate

374 - Tornadoes, Floods, Tropical Storms, and Lightning: 1995 to 2006 [Excel 127k] | [PDF 466k]

375 - Major U.S. Weather Disasters: 2000 to 2006 [Excel 432k] | [PDF 464k]

376 - Highest and Lowest Temperatures by State Through 2003 [Excel 341k] | [PDF 453k]

377 - Normal Daily Mean, Maximum, and Minimum Temperatures--Selected Cities [Excel 61k] | [PDF 452k]

378 - Highest Temperature Of Record--Selected Cities [Excel 104k] | [PDF 465k]

379 - Lowest Temperature Of Record--Selected Cities [Excel 67k] | [PDF 466k]

380 - Normal Monthly and Annual Precipitation--Selected Cities [Excel 61k] | [PDF 465k]

381 - Mean Number Of Days With Precipitation Of 0.01 Inch Or More--Selected Cities [Excel 63k] | [PDF 453k]

382 - Snow, Hail, Ice Pellets, and Sleet--Selected Cities [Excel 82k] | [PDF 466k]

383 - Cloudiness, Average Wind Speed, Heating and Cooling Degree Days, and Average Relative Humidity--Selected Cities [Excel 77k] | [PDF 454k]


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau  |  The 2008 Statistical Abstract  |  Page Last Modified: May 06, 2011