Indicators 1-30 of 31 indicators that match your search criteria:
 
Rank
Indicator
9
Acres of natural and restored wetlands
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
MN Department of Natural Resources
 
Keywords: conservation, ecosystem, environment, habitat, land use, natural, open space, restoration, runoff, water quality, watershed, wetlands, zoning
 
 
8
Quality of river water entering country / quality leaving country
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: environment, rivers, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
8
CO2 emissions relative to 1990 levels
 
Used by:
Portland Multnomah Progress Board
Data source:
City of Portland Energy Office
 
Keywords: CO2, air, air pollution, air quality, carbon dioxide, emissions, environment
 
 
7
Number of days air pollutants exceed healthful levels
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air Quality Control
 
City of Pasadena
Unspecified
 
Keywords: CO, NO2, O3, SO2, air, air pollution, air quality, asthma, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, environment, health, nitrogen dioxide, nitrous oxides, particulates, pollution, sulphur dioxide, toxics
 
 
7
Air quality:CO, SO2, SPM, and O3 measurements
 
Comment: Monitoring points may not accurately reflect the air quality of entire city. Based on EPA standards which may not accurately measure effect on more susceptible population.
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency: EPA PSI Index
 
Keywords: CO, O3, SO2, air, air pollution, air quality, carbon monoxide, environment, health, nitrogen dioxide, nitrous oxides, ozone, particulates, pollution, sulphur dioxide
 
 
7
Monitored wells showing groundwater contamination
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
To be determined
 
Keywords: environment, groundwater, hazardous waste, health, pollution, quality, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Number of days all beaches are open for swimmming
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Region of Hamilton-Wentworth, Department of Public Health Services
 
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
City of Toronto, Department of Public Health
 
Keywords: beaches, environment, health, ocean, pollution, recreation, surface water, swimming, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Percent of streams you can drink from
 
Used by:
Sustainability Institute - Balaton Group
Data source:
Proposed
 
Keywords: drinking water, environment, streams, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Fishable and swimmable river miles and lake acres
 
Comment: Number of chemicals monitored is limited.
 
Used by:
Minnesota Planning
Data source:
The MN Pollution Control Agency
 
Keywords: environment, health, lakes, recreation, rivers, surface water, swimming, water pollution, water quality
 
 
7
Exposure to substandard ambient air quality
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Alberta Department of Environmental Protection; Environment Canada
 
Keywords: air, air pollution, air quality, asthma, environment, health, pollution
 
 
6
Days per year that air quality standards are met
 
Comment: One number covering a six county region doesn't pinpoint problems very well.
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control
 
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Ministry of Environment and Energy, West Central Region
 
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Unspecified
 
Minnesota Planning
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
 
Pierce County
Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency
 
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Ontario Ministry of the Environment, 'Air Quality in Ontario 1991'
 
Keywords: CO, NO2, O3, SO2, air, air pollution, air quality, asthma, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, environment, health, nitrogen dioxide, nitrous oxides, particulates, sulphur dioxide, toxics
 
 
6
Fecal coliform count in surface water
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Water Quality Monitoring Section
 
Willapa Alliance
Unspecified
 
Keywords: environment, fecal coliform, pollution, septic, sewage, surface water, waste water, water, water pollution, water quality, water treatment
 
 
6
Production of acid-forming emissions
 
Comment: A measure of potential harm to ecosystems beyond the borders of the province.
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Alberta Department of Environmental Protection;
 
Keywords: acid, air, air pollution, air quality, emissions, environment, sulphur dioxide
 
 
6
Acres of closed shellfish beds
 
Used by:
South Puget Sound - Sustainable Community Roundtable
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: consumption, economy, environment, fish, food, population, resources, shellfish, water, water quality
 
 
6
Oyster Condition Index
 
Used by:
Willapa Alliance
Data source:
WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
 
Keywords: economy, environment, fish, food, habitat, pollution, water, water quality
 
 
6
Miles of rivers not suitable for fishing due to dioxin
 
Used by:
Maine Development Foundation
Data source:
Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Land and Water Quality
 
Keywords: dioxin, environment, fish, rivers, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
6
Air quality index
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Alberta Department of Environmental Protection; Environment Canada
 
Keywords: air, air pollution, air quality, environment, pollution, quality
 
 
6
Bernie Fowler's Sneaker Index - water clarity
 
Comment: Chest depth for Bernie Fowler is about 1.5 or 1.6 meters. The index measures plankton blooms and suspended sediment.
 
Used by:
United States EPA Region 3 - Chesapeake Bay Program Office
Data source:
Senator C. Bernard Fowler and US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program
 
Keywords: ecosystem, environment, habitat, pollution, surface water, water, water quality
 
 
6
Tailed frog population
 
Used by:
Missoula City-County Health Department
Data source:
USDA Forest Service, Lolo National Forest
 
Keywords: biodiversity, environment, frogs, pollution, streams, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
5
Indoor air quality
 
Used by:
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Data source:
To be established
 
Keywords: air, air pollution, air quality, asthma, environment, health, human, indoor air, smoking, toxics
 
 
5
Compliance with dissolved oxygen standards
 
Used by:
Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: environment, oxygen, streams, surface water, water, water quality
 
 
5
Particulate matter in air
 
Comment: Limited number of measurement points.
 
Used by:
South Puget Sound - Sustainable Community Roundtable
Data source:
Unspecified
 
Keywords: air, air pollution, air quality, environment, particulates
 
 
5
Groundwater quality index
 
Used by:
Alberta Treasury
Data source:
Alberta Department of Environmental Protection
 
Keywords: environment, groundwater, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
5
Perceived quality of life
 
Used by:
Sustainable Seattle
Data source:
Market Trends
 
Keywords: fitness, health, quality of life
 
 
5
Bay grasses recovering, in acres
 
Comment: Bay grasses are a good measure because they aren't under harvest pressure and respond to improvements in water quality. They also produce oxygen, food for various animals, absorb nutrients and trap sediment.
 
Used by:
United States EPA Region 3 - Chesapeake Bay Program Office
Data source:
Chesapeake Bay Data Base
 
Keywords: environment, habitat, protection, species, surface water, water quality
 
 
4
Noise complaints to local authorities
 
Used by:
Fife Regional Council
Data source:
Fife State of the Environmental Manual, 1994, and District Council Environmental Health Departments
 
Keywords: environment, human, noise, pollution, quality of life, urbanization
 
 
4
Phosphorus concentration in county streams
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Water Quality Monitoring Section
 
Keywords: environment, phosphorous, streams, surface water, water, water pollution, water quality
 
 
4
Health limitations on school/work/activity
 
Used by:
Healthy City Office - Corporation of the City of Toronto
Data source:
City of Toronto, Department of Public Health, 1988 Toronto Community Health Survey
 
Keywords: disease, employment, health, quality of life
 
 
3
Biological oxygen demand of county streams
 
Used by:
Community Planning Council of Greenville County
Data source:
SC Department of Health & Environmental Control, Water Quality Monitoring Section
 
Keywords: BOD, environment, oxygen, streams, surface water, water, water quality
 
 
3
Number of complaints about air quality per year
 
Comment: One well orchestrated community effort can skew the statistics; more complaints may mean more involvement
 
Used by:
Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Council
Data source:
Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy, West Central Region
 
Keywords: air, air pollution, air quality, environment, pollution