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Use the land and save the soil.

Use the land and save the soil.

Date: September 1949
Creator: Musser, R. H.
Description: This bulletin briefly answers the questions: "What is soil and water conservation?" and "How does the Soil Conservation Service help farmers and landowners?"
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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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Deep Water: the Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling

Deep Water: the Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling

Date: January 2011
Creator: National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (U.S.)
Description: On May 22, 2010, President Barack Obama announced the creation of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling: an independent,nonpartisan entity, directed to provide a thorough analysis and impartial judgment. The President charged the Commission to determine the causes of the disaster, and to improve the country’s ability to respond to spills, and to recommend reforms to make offshore energy production safer. This report is the result of an intense six-month effort to fulfill the President’s charge. The Commission’s report offers the President, policymakers, industry, and the American people the fullest account available of the largest oil spill in U.S history: the context for the well itself, how the explosion and spill happened, and how industry and government scrambled to respond to an unprecedented emergency.
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Your soil, crumbly or cloddy?

Your soil, crumbly or cloddy?

Date: August 1952
Creator: O'Neal, A. M. (Alfred Moore), b. 1881. & Klingebiel, A. A.
Description: Describes the importance of good soil tilth and methods for improving soil.
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Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Date: October 8, 2010
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Description: The diminishment of Arctic sea ice has led to increased human activities in the Arctic, and has heightened concerns about the region's future. Issues such as Arctic sovereignty claims; commercial shipping through the Arctic; Arctic oil, gas, and mineral exploration; endangered Arctic species; and increased military operations in the Arctic could cause the region in coming years to become an arena of international cooperation, competition, or conflict. This report provides an overview of Arctic-related issues for Congress, and refers readers to more in-depth CRS reports on specific Arctic-related issues.
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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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Global Climate Change: Market-Based Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Global Climate Change: Market-Based Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Date: October 1, 2002
Creator: Parker, Larry
Description: This report discusses global climate change and the possibility that human activities are releasing gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2), at rates that could affect global climate change.
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Legumes in soil conservation practices.

Legumes in soil conservation practices.

Date: 1938
Creator: Pieters, A. J.
Description: Describes measures for preventing soil erosion through the planting of legumes.
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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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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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