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Soil and water conservation in the Pacific Northwest.

Soil and water conservation in the Pacific Northwest.

Date: July 1937
Creator: Rowalt, E. M.
Description: Describes types of erosion and methods for preventing the erosion of soil by water and wind.
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Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): Overview and Issues

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): Overview and Issues

Date: October 14, 2010
Creator: Schnepf, Randy & Yacobucci, Brent D.
Description: This report focuses on the mandated minimum usage requirements - referred to as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) - whereby a minimum volume of biofuels is to be used in the national transportation fuel supply each year. It describes the general nature of the biofuels RFS and its implementation, and outlines some of the emerging issues related to the sustainability of the continued growth in U.S. biofuels production needed to fulfill the expanding RFS mandate, as well as the emergence of potential unintended consequences of this rapid expansion. This report does not address the broader public policy issue of how best to support U.S. energy policy.
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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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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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Global Climate Change: The Role for Energy Efficiency

Global Climate Change: The Role for Energy Efficiency

Date: February 3, 2000
Creator: Sissine, Fred
Description: This report reviews the role of energy efficiency in federal policies to curb CO2 emissions. In particular, it discusses targets for CO2 reductions, projected energy efficiency impacts, strategies for measuring impacts, and legislative proposals that would affect support for energy efficiency programs.
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Conservation farming in the Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District, North Dakota.

Conservation farming in the Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District, North Dakota.

Date: June 1950
Creator: Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District (North Dakota)
Description: Reports the results of a soil conservation survey and makes the case for increased conservation efforts. Provides information on identifying land types and suggests simple methods of soil conservation.
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Administering Green Programs in Congress: Issues and Options

Administering Green Programs in Congress: Issues and Options

Date: March 11, 2011
Creator: Straus, Jacob R.
Description: This report discusses "green" programs and the higher profile they have gained since the 110th Congress. "Green" programs are those designed to create an environmentally friendly work environment and conserve energy. This report discusses initiatives and policy options that would improve the "greening" process on Capitol Hill.
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Soil-depleting, soil-conserving, and soil-building crops.

Soil-depleting, soil-conserving, and soil-building crops.

Date: September 1938
Creator: United States. Bureau of Plant Industry.
Description: Discusses soil conservation in a clear and concise manner. Discusses soil building, soil conserving, and soil depleting crops as well as the minerals to be found in soil.
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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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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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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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Windbreaks and shelterbelts for the Plains states.

Windbreaks and shelterbelts for the Plains states.

Date: 1950
Creator: United States. Extension Service.
Description: Describes the monetary and physical benefits to farms and orchards when windbreaks and shelterbelts are used.
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Arbor day, its purpose and observance.

Arbor day, its purpose and observance.

Date: November 1936
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Description: Discusses Arbor Day as a holiday that recognizes the importance of United States forests and discusses a citizen's duty to preserve them and foster new growth of trees.
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Know your watersheds.

Know your watersheds.

Date: September 1957
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Description: Describes the necessity of water in everyday life, the water cycle, and provides suggestions for the management of watersheds.
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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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Work of the United States Forest Service.

Work of the United States Forest Service.

Date: April 1940
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Description: Discusses forest depletion and provides a history of forest conservation efforts by the United States government. Describes the work of the the Civilian Conservation Corps and other emergency projects, and discusses forest and range research.
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Dual-purpose pines.

Dual-purpose pines.

Date: January 1939
Creator: United States. Forest Service. Division of State and Private Forestry.
Description: Describes dual-purpose pines, which yield both naval stores and wood; provides suggestions for managing dual-purpose pines.
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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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Facts about wind erosion and dust storms on the Great Plains.

Facts about wind erosion and dust storms on the Great Plains.

Date: 1961
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: Describes the history and conditions of drought, wind erosion, and dust storms in the Great Plains; discusses long-range conservation programs and emergency measures.
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New landmarks of soil conservation.

New landmarks of soil conservation.

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: Discusses various methods for protecting and conserving soil.
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Our remaining land : we can use it and save it.

Our remaining land : we can use it and save it.

Date: June 1949
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: Discusses the condition of the remaining productive land in the United States and the risk of losing it to soil erosion. Describes conservation efforts including the use of land standards in conservation planning.
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Visual materials on soil and water conservation.

Visual materials on soil and water conservation.

Date: August 1951
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Description: An annotated list of films about soil and water conservation. Includes information about the films' suitability for use in elementary and secondary schools.
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Intensive projects under the Cooperative farm forestry act.

Intensive projects under the Cooperative farm forestry act.

Date: 1941
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service. Forestry Division.
Description: Describes the Farm Forestry Program and how it can be used to help farmers begin farm-woodland management projects.
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