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The State of the Nation's Ecosystems 2008 Measuring the Lands, Waters, and Living Resources of the United States

By: Economics and the Environment The H. John Heinz III Center for Science
352 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: Island Press
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Revised and updated periodically, "The State of the Nation's Ecosystems" is widely recognized as the US' most comprehensive report on the condition of the lands, waters, and living resources.

The State of the Nation's Ecosystems provides a way to "take the pulse" of America's environment. It is organized around the nation's primary ecosystems: farmlands, forests, fresh waters, coasts and oceans, grasslands and shrublands, urban and suburban areas, and the nation as a whole. For each, it identifies what should be measured, counted, and reported so that decision makers and others can understand the changes that are occurring, set priorities for action, and measure whether we are achieving our environmental goals. Conditions are tracked using approximately 100 indicators, agreed upon by hundreds of experts from universities, government agencies, corporations, and environmental organizations. The new report refines the set of indicators and supplies data.

Until its publication, there was no environmental equivalent to the kind of "key economic indicators" that help to gauge the economic health of the nation, like gross domestic product. The State of the Nation's Ecosystems provides our first set of "key environmental indicators." It won't eliminate differences of opinion about environmental policy, but it will provide a common set of data to inform the debate as well as a common yardstick for measuring the effectiveness of our actions. Most importantly, it will provide much-needed assistance in setting our future agenda.

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By: Economics and the Environment The H. John Heinz III Center for Science
352 pages, Figs, tabs, maps
Publisher: Island Press
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This authoritative report is what both the public and policymakers most need. - EDWARD O. WILSON, HARVARD UNIVERSITY"
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