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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Coastal Wetland and Wildlife Impacts and Response

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Coastal Wetland and Wildlife Impacts and Response

Date: October 15, 2010
Creator: Corn, M. Lynne & Copeland, Claudia
Description: The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, and the resulting oil spill began a cascade of effects on the coastal areas of the Gulf and on the wealth of species that inhabit those areas. This report addresses the importance of wetlands in general, the ecology of the coastal wetlands in the Gulf, impacts of oil spills on wetland habitats, response options, the implications of hurricane season for the spill's impacts, and cleanup and recovery issues. The emphasis is on the nearshore environment, although a few species found in deeper waters will be mentioned. In addition, some lessons from past spills such as the Exxon Valdez in Alaska will be discussed, along with issues that may arise as response and recovery transition to restoration of the Gulf.
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Litigation Seeking to Establish Climate Change Impacts as a Common Law Nuisance

Litigation Seeking to Establish Climate Change Impacts as a Common Law Nuisance

Date: November 19, 2010
Creator: Meltz, Robert
Description: This report discusses recent legislative initiatives seeking to establish climate change impacts as a common law nuisance. The report explains what private and public nuisances are, the issues faced by policymakers when litigating a climate-change/nuisance suit, and also discusses five climate-chance/nuisance suits that are now or formerly active, as a basis of comparison. The report also explores arguments of those both for and against addressing the complex issue of climate change through common law suits.
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White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation

White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation

Date: 2005
Creator: White House Council on Environmental Quality
Description: In August 2004 President George W. Bush signed the Executive Order titled "Facilitation of Cooperative Conservation" which directs Federal agencies that oversee environmental and natural resource policies and programs to promote cooperative conservation in full partnership with states, local governments, tribes and individuals. The executive order directed the Chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality to convene a White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation. The Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Defense and the Environmental Protection Agency co-hosted the event. Some of the Key Conference Outcomes includes: -Expand state, tribal, and local communities' role in cooperative conservation -Ensure cooperative approach to use of public lands -Measure and monitor results of cooperative conservation -Encourage and reward leadership, innovation and technology -Improve certainty and incentives for stakeholders -Accelerate cooperative conservation as a way of doing business
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U.S. Climate Change Science Program

U.S. Climate Change Science Program

Date: 2009
Creator: White House
Description: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) integrates federal research on climate and global change, as sponsored by thirteen federal agencies and overseen by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Council on Environmental Quality, the National Economic Council and the Office of Management and Budget. During the past thirteen years the United States, through the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), has made the world's largest scientific investment in the areas of climate change and global change research -- a total investment of almost $20 billion. A nation and the global community, as indicated in the vision statement, empowered with the science-based knowledge to manage the risks and opportunities of change in the climate and related environmental systems.
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Taming runaway waters

Taming runaway waters

Date: November 1949
Creator: Gee, C. W. (Chester Wilson), 1904-
Description: Describes the damage caused and the economic impact of floods and fast-moving water. Discusses the role of soil and water management programs in flood control.
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Managing the small forest

Managing the small forest

Date: September 1957
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Description: A guide to the basic principles of forest management, for use by small forest owners.
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Forest and flame in the Bible.

Forest and flame in the Bible.

Date: 1950
Creator: Vitas, George.
Description: A collection of biblical passages supporting the protection of forests, with descriptive text provided by the author.
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What are we aiming at? : a forest conservation program.

What are we aiming at? : a forest conservation program.

Date: July 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Describes the need for a postwar program to increase timber production. Discusses the need for regulated conservation practices, incentives for responsible private forest management, and an increase in public forest land area.
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It could happen again.

It could happen again.

Date: June 1948
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Production and Marketing Administration.
Description: Describes the importance of soil conservation practices and their effect on wheat production.
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Shrubs for wildlife on farms in the Southeast.

Shrubs for wildlife on farms in the Southeast.

Date: 1940
Creator: Davison, Verne E. (Verne Elbert), 1904-
Description: Describes the use of shrubs on farms to protect useful or beneficial wildlife and to prevent soil erosion.
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Algae in water supplies: an illustrated manual on the identification, significance, and control of algae in water supplies.

Algae in water supplies: an illustrated manual on the identification, significance, and control of algae in water supplies.

Date: 1959
Creator: Palmer, Charles Mervin, 1900-
Description: A manual designed to help "water analysts and others who deal with the many problems and effects associated with the presence of algae in water supplies."
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Meadows and pastures: formation and cultivation in the middle eastern states.

Meadows and pastures: formation and cultivation in the middle eastern states.

Date: 1899
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture.
Description: A guide to the cultivation and selection of varieties of hay, pasture grasses, and clover. Describes the use grass as a soil builder and provides methods of soil improvement.
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The what and why of agricultural experiment stations.

The what and why of agricultural experiment stations.

Date: 1889
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Description: A summary of the purpose, origins, and work of the agricultural experiment stations in the United States.
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Are Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rising More Rapidly Than Expected?

Are Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rising More Rapidly Than Expected?

Date: October 17, 2008
Creator: Leggett, Jane A. & Logan, Jeffrey
Description: At least one recent report and numerous news articles suggest that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are rising more rapidly than expected. While CO2 emissions associated with human activities continue to rise -- and may be worthy of alarm because of their influence on climate change -- any short-term comparisons between actual emissions and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scenarios miss the mark. This report analyzes this issue and the issues associated with IPCC scenarios and trajectories. It also describes the importance of monitoring CO2 emissions and analyzing the factors and forces behind increasing CO2 emissions.
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Global Climate Change: Status of Negotiations

Global Climate Change: Status of Negotiations

Date: June 17, 2008
Creator: Fletcher, Susan R.
Description: In December 2007, the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held their 13th annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia, and began the process of working toward an agreement/treaty that would succeed the Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC when it expires in 2012. The Protocol includes a mandate for a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 developed/industrialized nations to an average of some 5% below their 1990 levels over the commitment period 2008-2012. The broad array of these issues, briefly discussed in this report, has been described by some as comprising perhaps the most complex negotiations ever undertaken internationally.
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Global Climate Change and Wildlife

Global Climate Change and Wildlife

Date: May 15, 2008
Creator: Sheikh, Pervaze A.; Corn, M. Lynne; Leggett, Jane A. & Folger, Peter
Description: Recently projected climate changes could have widespread effects on wildlife species. These effects might be positive or negative, depending on the species. Some effects might include extinction, range shifts, mismatches in phenology (timing of pollination, flowering, etc.), and population changes. If the effects of climate change are widespread, there is uncertainty on how wildlife will adapt. Some suggest that evolution and migration will enable species to adapt, whereas others contend that adaptation will be minimal because of limited habitat, and changes in climate that may occur may rapidly than adaptation can respond.
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Climate Change Legislation in the 109th Congress

Climate Change Legislation in the 109th Congress

Date: August 4, 2006
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D.
Description: Climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a continuing issue in the 109th Congress. Bills directly addressing climate change issues range from those focused primarily on climate change research to comprehensive emissions cap-and-trade programs. Additional bills focus on GHG reporting and registries, or on power plant emissions of carbon dioxide, as part of wider controls on pollutant emissions. The bills vary in their approaches to climate change issues. This report briefly discusses the basic concepts on which these bills are based and compares major provisions of the bills in each of the following categories: climate change research, technology deployment, GHG reporting and registries, and emissions reduction programs.
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Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation in the 109th Congress

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation in the 109th Congress

Date: June 2, 2006
Creator: Sissine, Fred
Description: This report reviews the status of energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation introduced during the 109th Congress. Action in the second session has focused on appropriations bills; the first session focused on omnibus energy policy bill H.R. 6, H.R. 3, and several appropriations bills. For each bill listed in this report, a brief description and a summary of action are given, including references to committee hearings and reports. Also, a selected list of hearings on renewable energy is included. This report supplements the tracking of issues that appear in CRS Issue Brief IB10020 and CRS Issue Brief IB10041.
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Making land produce useful wildlife.

Making land produce useful wildlife.

Date: 1969
Creator: Anderson, Wallace Lowell, 1913-
Description: Discusses the benefits of biological balance on ranches and farms. Describes ways to allow wildlife to flourish for the purposes of hunting, trapping, fishing and other recreation.
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Rural planning : the social aspects of recreation places.

Rural planning : the social aspects of recreation places.

Date: 1924
Creator: Nason, W. C. (Wayne Crocker), b. 1874.
Description: Describes the trend toward establishing planned recreation areas in rural communities, and the economic and social benefits they provide to farmers.
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Tree planting on rural school grounds.

Tree planting on rural school grounds.

Date: 1901
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Discusses the importance of planning for successful Arbor-Day tree plantings on rural school grounds and churchyards. Includes suggested study topics for teachers to use in school lessons.
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Game management on the farm.

Game management on the farm.

Date: October 1936
Creator: Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962.; Sheldon, H. P. & Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-
Description: Describes ways that a farmer can support game on his land to make the best use of otherwise wasted land. Provides an overview of practical game management practices.
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Planting the roadside.

Planting the roadside.

Date: June 1926
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869.
Description: Describes the benefits of planting trees and shrubs on the roadside, and the proper procedures for doing so.
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From the dust of the earth.

From the dust of the earth.

Date: March 1952
Creator: Lathrop, William H., 1900-
Description: Describes how the things people enjoy in everyday life come from the soil, either directly or indirectly, and the value of participating in soil conservation.
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