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Climate Change and Ecosystems Summary of Recent Findings

Climate Change and Ecosystems Summary of Recent Findings

Date: unknown
Creator: Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)
Description: This fact sheet summarizes information from a recent assessment of possible adaptation options to protect climate-sensitive ecosystems in the United States.
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Green Infrastructure in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

Green Infrastructure in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

Date: May 2010
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Description: This brochure describes the benefits of adopting "green infrastructure" design principles to communities in arid and semi-arid regions.
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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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Impacts of Comprehensive Climate and Energy Policy Options on the U.S. Economy

Impacts of Comprehensive Climate and Energy Policy Options on the U.S. Economy

Date: July 2010
Creator: Center for Climate Strategies
Description: This study compiles and updates the findings of 16 comprehensive state climate action plans and extrapolates the results to the nation. The study then takes those results and using a widely accepted econometric model projects the national impact of these policies on employment, incomes, gross domestic product (GDP) and consumer energy prices. Finally, using the bottom-up data developed by the states and aggregated here, the study models the national impact of major features of the Kerry-Lieberman climate bill under consideration in Congress in 2010. These state action plans and supporting assessments were proposed by over 1,500 stakeholders and technical work group experts appointed by 16 governors and state legislatures to address climate, energy and economic needs through comprehensive, fact-based, consensus-driven, climate action planning processes conducted over the past five years with facilitative and technical assistance by the Center for Climate Strategies. Findings show potential national improvements from implementation of a top set of 23 major sector-based policies and measures drawn from state plans.
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Incorporating biodiversity considerations into environmental impact analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act

Incorporating biodiversity considerations into environmental impact analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act

Date: January 1993
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This report outlines general concepts that underlie biological diversity analysis and management, and discusses methods for considering biodiversity in current and future NEPA analyses.
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Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook

Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook

Date: October 13, 2010
Creator: Energy Information Administration
Description: This report discusses likely energy prices and weather over the winter of 2010-2011.
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Proposed National Objectives, Principles and Standards for Water and Related Resources Implementation Studies

Proposed National Objectives, Principles and Standards for Water and Related Resources Implementation Studies

Date: December 3, 2009
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This document reflects planning efforts by the Executive Office of the President to design federal policy for the use of water resources.
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Green Jobs Training: A Catalog of Training Opportunities for Green Infrastructure Training

Green Jobs Training: A Catalog of Training Opportunities for Green Infrastructure Training

Date: September 2010
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Description: This catalog provides information on training and certification opportunities for jobs and careers categorized as part of the "green economy." The catalog includes federal and state listings.
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State Adaptation Plans

State Adaptation Plans

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with plans for adapting to global climate change.
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Renewable Energy Credit Tracking System

Renewable Energy Credit Tracking System

Date: 2008
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that belong to regional programs with standards that require a certain percentage of renewable energy production.
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Regional Initiatives

Regional Initiatives

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that participate in regional initiatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and increase generation of renewable energy.
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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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Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that have adopted or are planning to adopt California's vehicle standards.
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VMT-Related Policies and Incentives

VMT-Related Policies and Incentives

Date: 2010
Creator: unknown
Description: This map shows states with policies to curb the climb of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by encouraging carpooling, alternative transportation, and compact land development.
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Renewable & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards

Renewable & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with standards requiring electric utilities to generate a percentage of electricity from renewable energy sources.
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Roadmap for Restoring Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability

Roadmap for Restoring Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability

Date: March 2010
Creator: Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Working Group (U.S.)
Description: This document describes the economic and environmental value of the gulf coast environment and plans by federal and state governments to restore and protect wetlands and barrier islands.
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Emissions Caps for Electricity

Emissions Caps for Electricity

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that cap greenhouse gas emissions through performance standards or through cap and trade systems.
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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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Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

Date: February 21, 2010
Creator: United States. Council on Environmental Quality.
Description: This action plan articulates the most significant ecosystem problems for the Great Lakes, and describes efforts to address them. The five areas are toxic substances, invasive species, health and pollution, wildlife and habitat preservation and restoration, and finally a component that covers accountability and evaluation.
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Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map identifies states that are either considering, or have already adopted a low carbon fuel standard.
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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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Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Registries

Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Registries

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with common systems for consistent and transparent reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Green Pricing Programs

Green Pricing Programs

Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states that allow utilities customers to pay a premium price to guarantee that a percentage of their energy comes from renewable sources.
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Description: This map shows states with greenhouse gas emissions targets.
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