Environment, Natural Resources and Recreation Indicators
Environment, Natural Resources and Recreation Indicators present information on the health of a local environment. Focus on quality of water, solid waste, and acres of open space offers data of primary interest to the general public.
The Illinois EPA
The Illinois EPA - The mission of the Illinois EPA is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life.
Annual Landfill Capacity Report
Annual Landfill Capacity Report - Since its inception in 1970, the Illinois EPA has overseen the development and operation of a productive system of modern sanitary landfills.
The Prairie Research Institute
The Prairie Research Institute houses five state scientific surveys — Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS), and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC). The Surveys provide data about the state's climate, water, geology, and natural history and support basic and applied research on its natural resources.
Critical Trends Assessment Program
The Critical Trends Assessment Program (CTAP) monitors the biological condition of Illinois' forests, wetlands, and grasslands. This program is supported by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, is the first statewide comprehensive assessment of its kind. Since 1997, scientists have collected plant, bird, and arthropod data at more than 600 randomly selected sites on both public and private lands which are used to help numerous stakeholders understand the past and current condition of Illinois' ecosystems.
Energy Information Administration
Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides a wide range of information and data products covering energy production, stocks, demand, imports, exports, and prices; and prepares analyses and special reports on topics of current interest. It is especially useful for information about energy use by households and specific industries, the environmental impact of energy (greenhouse gases, voluntary reporting, power plant emissions, etc.), and for statistics about renewable energy.
Scorecard's Data Sources Scorecard
Scorecard's Data Sources Scorecard integrates over 400 scientific and governmental databases to generate its customized profiles of local environmental quality and toxic chemicals. Since Scorecard draws all its data from authoritative sources and combines them using state-of-the-art informatics, users can be confident they are receiving credible information that reflects the best available science. All data sources are clearly cited on Scorecard, with hyperlinks back to online references whenever available. Scorecard is committed to publishing the most current environmental data available and is regularly revised as its data sources are updated.
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