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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.

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Air Quality

357 - National Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations by Type of Pollutant [Excel 28k] | [PDF 468k]

358 - Selected National Air Pollutant Emissions [Excel 33k] | [PDF 468k]

359 - Selected Air Pollutant Emissions by Pollutant and Source: 2003 [Excel 28k] | [PDF 468k]

360 - Emissions Of Greenhouse Gases by Type and Source [Excel 35k] | [PDF 465k]

Environmental Industry; Threatened and Endangered Species

368 - Environmental Industry-- Revenues and Employment, by Industry Segment [Excel 52k] | [PDF 467k]

369 - Threatened and Endangered Wildlife and Plant Species--Number: 2008 [Excel 40k] | [PDF 467k]

Land and Land Use

344 - Land and Water Area Of States and Other Entities: 2000 [Excel 262k] | [PDF 466k]

345 - U.S.--Canada and U.S.--Mexico Border Lengths [Excel 24k] | [PDF 469k]

349 - Extreme and Mean Elevations by States and Other Areas [Excel 48k] | [PDF 472k]

350 - Land Cover/Use by Type: 1982 to 2003 [Excel 59k] | [PDF 471k]

351 - Wetlands on Nonfederal Land and Water Areas by Land Cover/Use and Farm Production Region: 2003 [Excel 24k] | [PDF 471k]

352 - Land Cover/Use by State: 2003 [Excel 48k] | [PDF 471k]

Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, and Superfund

356 - Hazardous Waste Generated, Shipped, and Received by State and Other Area: 2005 [Excel 35k] | [PDF 466k]

361 - Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Materials Recovery, Combustion with Energy Recovery, and Discards in the United States [Excel 104k] | [PDF 465k]

362 - Generation and Recovery Of Selected Materials In Municipal Solid Waste [Excel 34k] | [PDF 465k]

363 - Municipal Solid Waste--Generation, Recovery, and Discards by Selected Type of Product: 2006 [Excel 53k] | [PDF 465k]

364 - Toxic Chemical Releases and Transfers by Media [Excel 30k] | [PDF 455k]

365 - Toxic Chemical Releases by Industry: 2006 [Excel 36k] | [PDF 455k]

366 - Toxic Chemical Releases by State and Outlying Area: 2006 [Excel 40k] | [PDF 467k]

367 - Hazardous Waste Sites On The National Priority List by State and Outlying Area: 2007 [Excel 55k] | [PDF 467k]

Water, Water Use and Quality

346 - Coastline and Shoreline of the United States by State [Excel 26k] | [PDF 468k]

347 - Largest Lakes in the United States [Excel 26k] | [PDF 458k]

348 - Flows of Largest U.S. Rivers--Length Discharge and Drainage Area [Excel 30k] | [PDF 458k]

353 - U.S. Wetland Resources and Deepwater Habitats by Type [Excel 29k] | [PDF 471k]

354 - U.S. Water Withdrawals Per Day by End-Use [Excel 354k] | [PDF 471k]

355 - Oil Spills In U.S. Water--Number and Volume [Excel 28k] | [PDF 471k]

Weather Events and Climate

370 - Tornadoes, Floods, Tropical Storms, and Lightning [Excel 107k] | [PDF 467k]

371 - Major U.S. Weather Disasters [Excel 484k] | [PDF 465k]

372 - Highest and Lowest Temperatures by State Through 2003 [Excel 357k] | [PDF 454k]

373 - Normal Daily Mean, Maximum, and Minimum Temperatures--Selected Cities [Excel 94k] | [PDF 453k]

374 - Highest Temperature Of Record--Selected Cities [Excel 104k] | [PDF 466k]

375 - Lowest Temperature Of Record--Selected Cities [Excel 66k] | [PDF 466k]

376 - Normal Monthly and Annual Precipitation--Selected Cities [Excel 66k] | [PDF 466k]

377 - Mean Number Of Days With Precipitation Of 0.01 Inch Or More--Selected Cities [Excel 84k] | [PDF 453k]

378 - Snow, Hail, Ice Pellets, and Sleet--Selected Cities [Excel 65k] | [PDF 467k]

379 - Cloudiness, Average Wind Speed, Heating and Cooling Degree Days, and Average Relative Humidity--Selected Cities [Excel 90k] | [PDF 455k]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau  |  The 2009 Statistical Abstract  |  Page Last Modified: November 20, 2009