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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios for islands of the United States.
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Residential Building Energy Codes

Residential Building Energy Codes

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with minimum levels of energy efficiency for residential buildings.
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Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings

Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Green Building Council
Description: This document encourages governments to use LEED certifications in the construction of government buildings, and to promote LEED buildings in their jurisdictions. The document provides advice on how to promote and administer such projects.
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The State of the Hudson 2009

The State of the Hudson 2009

Date: 2009
Creator: New York (State). Hudson River Estuary Program.
Description: This report describes the environmental quality of the Hudson River and its watershed, including issues such as pollution, population growth, and biodiversity. The report also describes the habitats of estuaries, watersheds, and rivers in general.
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The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes

Date: 2009
Creator: United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General.
Description: This guide describes steps that people can take to protect themselves from disease, disability, and injury that may result from health hazards in the home. The guide also describes society-wide measures to improve public health through healthy homes.
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The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks

The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks

Date: 2009
Creator: American Society of Landscape Architects
Description: This guide describes how to develop a site in a way that does the least damage to the ecosystem, and provides maximum ecological benefits, including improved air quality, storm water treatment, and energy efficiency.
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Thresholds of Climate Change in Ecosystems

Thresholds of Climate Change in Ecosystems

Date: January 2009
Creator: U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research
Description: This Report (SAP 4.2) focuses on the thresholds of Climate Change in Ecosystems. As defined in this Synthesis and Assessment Report, 'an ecological threshold is the point at which there is an abrupt change in an ecosystem quality, property, or phenomenon, or where small changes in one or more external conditions produce large and persistent responses in an ecosystem'.Ecological thresholds occur when external factors, positive feedbacks, or nonlinear instabilities in a system cause changes to propagate in a domino-like fashion that is potentially irreversible. This report reviews threshold changes in North American ecosystems that are potentially induced by climatic change and addresses the significant challenges these threshold crossings impose on resource and land managers. Sudden changes to ecosystems and the goods and services they provide are not well understood, but they are extremely important if natural resource managers are to succeed in developing adaptation strategies in a changing world. The report provides an overview of what is known about ecological thresholds and where they are likely to occur. It also identifies those areas where research is most needed to improve knowledge and understand the uncertainties regarding them. The report suggests a suite of potential actions that land and resource managers ...
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 6, Number 4, 2009

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 6, Number 4, 2009

Date: 2009
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is covers globalization and the international impact of environmental policies.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 7, Number 1, 2009

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 7, Number 1, 2009

Date: June 30, 2010
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue is about environmental policies and practices that reduce one's carbon footprint, and protect threatened species.
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Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 7, Number 2, 2009

Tunza: The UNEP Magazine for Youth, Volume 7, Number 2, 2009

Date: 2009
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Tunza is a UNEP magazine for and by young people. This issue addresses topics related to the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009.
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