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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 1.5M]

Air Quality

359 - National Ambient Air Pollutant Concentrations: 1990 to 2003 [Excel 32k]

360 - National Air Pollutant Emissions: 1970 to 2002 [Excel 26k]

361 - Air Pollutant Emissions, by Pollutant and Source: 2002 [Excel 25k]

362 - Emissions Of Greenhouse Gases by Type and Source: 1990 to 2002 [Excel 31k]

Environmental Industry; Threatened and Endangered Species

372 - Environmental Industry Revenues and Employment, by Industry Segment: 1990 to 2004 [Excel 213k]

373 - Threatened and Endangered Wildlife and Plant Species--Number: 2005 [Excel 60k]

Land and Land Use

347 - Land and Water Area Of States and Other Areas: 2000 [Excel 202k]

348 - Total and Federally Owned Land by State: 2003 [Excel 38k]

349 - Land Cover/Use by Type: 1982 to 2002 [Excel 26k]

350 - Developed Land by Type: 1982 to 2001 [Excel 24k]

351 - Land Cover/Use by State: 1997 [Excel 30k]

352 - Extreme and Mean Elevations--States and Other Areas [Excel 40k]

Solid Waste, Hazardous Waster, and Superfund

363 - Municipal Solid Waste Generation, Recovery, and Disposal: 1980 to 2003 [Excel 160k]

364 - Generation and Recovery Of Selected Materials In Municipal Solid Waste: 1980 to 2003 [Excel 31k]

365 - Curbside Recycling Programs --Number and Population Served by Region: 1995 to 2001 [Excel 18k]

366 - Toxic Chemical Releases and Transfers by Media: 1998 to 2003 [Excel 28k]

367 - Toxic Chemical Releases by Industry: 2003 [Excel 48k]

368 - Toxic Chemical Releases by State: 2003 [Excel 33k]

369 - Hazardous Waste Sites On The National Priority List by State and Outlying Area: 2004 [Excel 202k]

370 - Federal Funding for the Superfund, Brownfields, and Related Programs: 1995 to 2005 [Excel 28k]

371 - Hazardous Waste Generated, Shipped, and Received by State and Outlying Area: 2001 [Excel 21k]

Water, Water Use and Quality

353 - U.S. Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats by Type: 1986 and 1997 [Excel 29k]

354 - Flows of Largest U.S. Rivers--Length, Discharge and Drainage Area [Excel 24k]

355 - U.S. Water Withdrawals and Consumption Use Per Day by End-Use: 1940 to 2000 [Excel 34k]

356 - Water Withdrawals, by Source, Type, and Use Per Day--States and Other Areas: 2000 [Excel 79k]

357 - U.S. Water Quality Conditions by Type of Water Body: 2000 [Excel 57k]

358 - Oil Spills In U.S. Water--Number and Volume: 1998 to 2001 [Excel 29k]

Weather Events and Climate

374 - Tornadoes, Floods, Tropical Storms, and Lightning: 1993 to 2003 [Excel 19k]

376 - Highest and Lowest Temperatures by State Through 2000 [Excel 28k]

377 - Normal Daily Mean, Maximum, and Minimum Temperatures--Selected Cities [Excel 43k]

378 - Highest Temperature Of Record--Selected Cities [Excel 83k]

379 - Lowest Temperature Of Record--Selected Cities [Excel 48k]

380 - Normal Monthly and Annual Precipitation--Selected Cities [Excel 46k]

381 - Average Number Of Days With Precipitation Of 0.01 Inch Or More--Selected Cities [Excel 49k]

382 - Snow and Ice Pellets--Selected Cities [Excel 55k]

383 - Sunshine, Average Wind Speed, Heating and Cooling Degree Days, and Average Relative Humidity--Selected Cities [Excel 61k]

375 - Major U.S. Weather Disasters: 1995 to 2004 [Excel 41k]


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