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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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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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Managing farm fields, wetlands, and waters for wild ducks in the South.

Managing farm fields, wetlands, and waters for wild ducks in the South.

Date: November 1959
Creator: Davison, Verne E. (Verne Elbert), 1904- & Neely, William W., 1915-
Description: Provides instructions for establishing ponds and marshes in order to attract wild ducks to farmlands. Discusses the recreational benefits of watching and hunting ducks.
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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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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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Mosquito remedies and preventives.

Mosquito remedies and preventives.

Date: June 1932
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950. & Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970.
Description: Describes measures, substances, and materials, both offensive and defensive, that have been found most effective against mosquitoes.
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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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Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and legumes.

Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and legumes.

Date: December 1937
Creator: Leonard, Lewis T. (Lewis Thompson), 1885-
Description: Describes the importance of nitrogen-fixing bacteria on crops of legumes.
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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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Planting and care of street trees.

Planting and care of street trees.

Date: August 1921
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869.
Description: Describes the importance of shade trees within city limits, including: how to plan the layout of street trees; the various types of trees best suited for city growth; and how to properly maintain city-grown trees.
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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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Reducing damage to trees from construction work.

Reducing damage to trees from construction work.

Date: 1949
Creator: Fowler, Marvin E. (Marvin Edward), 1904-; Gravatt, G. F. & Thompson, A. Robert.
Description: Describes the damage often inflicted upon trees during construction projects, and explains how to plan projects accordingly to avoid these problems.
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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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Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, with a More Detailed Account of the Lands of Utah. With Maps.

Report on the Lands of the Arid Region of the United States, with a More Detailed Account of the Lands of Utah. With Maps.

Date: 1879
Creator: Powell, John Wesley,; 1834-1902
Description: A report on the lands of the Arid Region of the United States, including their agricultural and grazing potential as well as a statement of the rainfall of the western portion of the United States.
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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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Rural planning : the village.

Rural planning : the village.

Date: 1940
Creator: Nason, W. C. (Wayne Crocker), b. 1874.
Description: Describes various types of planned villages and provides examples of features in such communities.
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Seafood Safety: Background and Issues

Seafood Safety: Background and Issues

Date: December 2, 2010
Creator: Upton, Harold F.
Description: Although seafood consumption can contribute to a healthy diet, some fish and shellfish can cause foodborne illnesses or contain environmental contaminants. This report discusses whether current food safety programs are sufficiently protecting consumers, and if not, what changes should be considered.
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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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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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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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The soil that went to town.

The soil that went to town.

Date: November 1952
Creator: Gee, C. W. (Chester Wilson), 1904-
Description: Describes the problem of soil erosion and methods for its prevention, in an elementary story format.
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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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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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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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