Environmental Sub-Indicators

Energy Sub-Indicator

 Energy Coal Source Sub-Indicator Coal Burning Sub-Indicator Coal Disposal Sub-Indicator Energy Profile Sub-Indicator Natural Gas [...]

agriculture sub-indicators

Agriculture Index Overview Overall Index Results Non-Point Source Pollution Metric CAFO Metric Buffer Metric Fertilizer Metric  Water Withdrawal Metric  Agricultural [...]

Energy Profile Sub-Indicator

How energy is used is closely related to developmental sustainability. Analysis of it will reflect the basic situation of energy usage. In addition, it still involves energy [...]

Coal Disposal Sub-Indicator

Coal combustion residuals, known more generally as “coal ash” are generally considered a primary industrial waste in the United States, with a total nation-wide [...]

Coal Burning Sub-Indicator

Electric generation from coal produces emissions that have an effect on human health and the environment. These effects vary from cancer, reproductive effects, ecological [...]

Coal Source Sub-Indicator

Coal serves as the primary energy source for much of the United States, contributing 39 percent of total energy generated in 2013 (EIA – U.S. Electricity Generation 2015). [...]

Pesticides Sub-Indicator

A pesticide is “any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest” (EPA 2014a). Classes of pesticides and [...]

Buffer Water Ag Metric

Buffer Zone Metric Buffer zones are areas that border water bodies and separate the water from, in this context, an agricultural operation. Buffer zones are constructed using [...]

Fertilizer and Water Quality Metric

Improper usage of fertilizer can pose serious threats to water quality due to its propensity of permeating into ground and surface water through runoff or simple leaching. [...]
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