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Building Standards for State Buildings

Building Standards for State Buildings

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with energy efficiency standards for government buildings.
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California Assembly Bill No. 1493

California Assembly Bill No. 1493

Date: July 2002
Creator: Governor Gray Davis & Governor Gray Davis
Description: The "Pavley" bill requires the registry, in consultation with the State Air Resources Board, to adopt procedures and protocols for the reporting and certification of reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from mobile sources for use by the state board in granting the emission reduction credits. This bill requires the state board to develop and adopt, by January 1, 2005, regulations that achieve the maximum feasible reduction of greenhouse gases emitted by passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks.
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California Legislature, 2001-2002 Session, Senate Bill No. 527

California Legislature, 2001-2002 Session, Senate Bill No. 527

Date: September 2001
Creator: California. Legislature. Senate.
Description: Bill introduced by the California Senate to revise the functions and duties of the California Climate Action Registry and requires the Registry, in coordination with CEC to adopt third-party verification metrics, developing GHG emissions protocols and qualifying third-party organizations to provide technical assistance and certification of emissions baselines and inventories. SB 527 amended SB 1771 to emphasize third-party verification.
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Carbon Monoxide from California Fires

Carbon Monoxide from California Fires

Date: November 4, 2003
Creator: NASA Earth Observatory
Description: Large fires can be blamed for some polluted air. In addition to ash and smoke, fires release carbon monoxide into the atmosphere as they burn. This false-color image shows the atmospheric column of carbon monoxide, with yellow and red indicating high levels of pollution. (The gray areas show where no data were taken, likely due to cloud cover.) The data were taken by the Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite for the period October 26-31, 2003.
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A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard

A Citizen's Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard

Date: December 2007
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This introductory guide to the National Environmental Policy Act describes the NEPA process and provides information on how citizens can get involved.
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The Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act

Date: February 24, 2004
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate.
Description: The United States Clean Air Act is legislation authorizing the Environmental Protection Agency to control air pollutiants on a national level.
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Clearing the Waters: A focus on water quality solutions

Clearing the Waters: A focus on water quality solutions

Date: March 2010
Creator: Palanaippan, Meena; Gleick, Peter H.; Allen, Lucy; Cohen, Michael J.; Christian-Smith, Juliet; Smith, Courtney et al.
Description: This report discusses global water issues and offers a variety of proposals for countering the degradation of freshwater ecosystems for the benefit of public health and the environment.
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Climate Action Plans

Climate Action Plans

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map depicts states that have completed plans to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
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Climate and Airborne Pollutants

Climate and Airborne Pollutants

Date: 2008
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure provides an overview of how air pollutants have an impact on climate change.
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Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

Date: 2000
Creator: National Assessment Synthesis Team (U.S.)
Description: This assessment examines how global climate climate change affects the United States, and describes strategies for adaptation.
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Climate Change Impacts on the United States The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change.  Overview:  Alaska.

Climate Change Impacts on the United States The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change. Overview: Alaska.

Date: 2000
Creator: National Assessment Synthesis Team (U.S.)
Description: This document discusses climatic trends in Alaska and how changes in weather and climate are affecting plant and animal populations, other geographic and environmental factors, and the socio-economic impacts on the region.
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Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators

Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands: A Toolkit for Formal and Informal Educators

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This is a lesson plan for grade levels 5-8 that guides educators through a lesson about coral reef ecology and how climate change affects the growth of coral reefs.
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Collaboration in NEPA: A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners

Collaboration in NEPA: A Handbook for NEPA Practitioners

Date: October 2007
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This handbook is a collaboration of research and consultations by the Council on Environmental Quality concerning analyses prepared under the National Environmental Protection Act. This guide introduces interested parties to collaborative principles, and includes suggestions for successful collaborative efforts.
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Commercial Building Energy Codes

Commercial Building Energy Codes

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with building codes for energy efficiency of commercial buildings.
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Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980

Date: December 31, 2002
Creator: United States. Congress
Description: The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act -- otherwise known as CERCLA or Superfund -- provides a Federal "Superfund" to clean up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous-waste sites as well as accidents, spills, and other emergency releases of pollutants and contaminants into the environment. Through CERCLA, EPA was given power to seek out those parties responsible for any release and assure their cooperation in the cleanup.
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Considering Cumulative Effects Under the National Environmental Policy Act

Considering Cumulative Effects Under the National Environmental Policy Act

Date: January 1997
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This document is intended to assist Federal agencies with analyzing cumulative effects during the NEPA process. It outlines general principles, common cumulative effects assessment methodologies, and resources for additional information and background data.
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Convention concerning migratory fish stock in the Pacific Ocean : message from the President of the United States transmitting Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, with annexes ("WCPF Convention"), which was adopted at Honolulu on September 5, 2000, by the Multilateral High Level Conference on the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Convention concerning migratory fish stock in the Pacific Ocean : message from the President of the United States transmitting Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean, with annexes ("WCPF Convention"), which was adopted at Honolulu on September 5, 2000, by the Multilateral High Level Conference on the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean

Date: 2005
Creator: United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush) & Powell, Colin L.
Description: This treaty governs mechanisms designed to ensure long-term conservation and sustainable use of certain species of fish, including tuna, swordfish, and marlin.
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Convention for the Protection of Plants : message from the President of the United States transmitting the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, on October 23, 1978, and on March 19, 1991, and signed by the United States on October 25, 1991

Convention for the Protection of Plants : message from the President of the United States transmitting the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants of December 2, 1961, as revised at Geneva on November 10, 1972, on October 23, 1978, and on March 19, 1991, and signed by the United States on October 25, 1991

Date: October 25, 1995
Creator: International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants
Description: This treaty takes action to control the introduction and spread of pests of plants and plant products. The treaty protects natural as well as cultivated plants, so it has implications for agriculture as well as biodiversity. While the IPPC's primary focus is on plants and plant products moving in international trade, the convention also covers research materials, biological control organisms, and anything else that can act as a vector for the spread of plant pests including containers, soil, vehicles, and machinery.
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Coordination of Programs on Domestic Animal Genomics: The Federal Framework

Coordination of Programs on Domestic Animal Genomics: The Federal Framework

Date: June 2004
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Interagency Working Group on Domestic Animal Genomics.
Description: This report discusses progress by Federal agencies dealing with domestic animal genomics. The work represents an increase in the understanding of domestic animals such as sheep, cattle, swine, bees, and others. Knowledge in this area is crucial for better understanding animal diseases such at bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease")
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Creating Impact - Feed-In Tariff Laws: Making clean energy a reality for all

Creating Impact - Feed-In Tariff Laws: Making clean energy a reality for all

Date: March 2009
Creator: World Future Council
Description: The brochure describes evidence from fifty governments that Feed-In Tariff (FIT) policy speeds the transition to clean energy production and use.
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Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development

Dead Planet, Living Planet: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration for Sustainable Development

Date: 2010
Creator: Nelleman, Christian & Corcoran, Emily
Description: This report discusses some vital services that natural ecosystems contribute to human health and development.
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Dust from Africa Leads to Large Toxic Algae Blooms in Gulf of Mexico, Study Finds. [Press release].

Dust from Africa Leads to Large Toxic Algae Blooms in Gulf of Mexico, Study Finds. [Press release].

Date: August 28, 2001
Creator: NASA News
Description: This press release summarizes the findings of a new study. Saharan dust clouds travel thousands of miles and fertilize the water off the West Florida coast with iron, which kicks off blooms of toxic algae. The research was partially funded by a NASA grant as part of ECOHAB: Florida (Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms), a multi-disciplinary research project designed to study harmful algae.
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Ecological Forecasting: Agenda for the Future

Ecological Forecasting: Agenda for the Future

Date: unknown
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Ecological Systems.
Description: This brochure outlines the economic importance of ecological forecasting, as well as the importance of ecosystems for sustainable development, land management, and recreation.
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Ecoregion: Caribbean

Ecoregion: Caribbean

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This document is part of a set of educational resources for educators to encourage climate literacy.
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