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State of the Climate in 2008

State of the Climate in 2008

Date: August 2009
Creator: Peterson, T. C.; Baringer, M. O.; Diamond, H. J.; Fogt, R. L.; Levy, J. M.; Richter-Menge, J. et al.
Description: This report describes observations of precipitation, temperature, and other climatology metrics from different global regions.
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Our Planet, Special Issue : Caribbean Environment Programme

Our Planet, Special Issue : Caribbean Environment Programme

Date: 2006
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to environmental factors in the Caribbean Sea, and international policies and agreements between Caribbean nations to mitigate and manage common problems.
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Our Planet, Volume 15, Number 1 : Seas, Oceans and Small Islands

Our Planet, Volume 15, Number 1 : Seas, Oceans and Small Islands

Date: 2004
Creator: Lean, Geoffrey
Description: Our Planet is a periodical magazine published by the United Nations Environment Programme. This issue is devoted to seas, oceans, and small islands, which are under threat of overfishing, unsustainable development, and climate change.
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Jamaica: Background and U.S. Relations

Jamaica: Background and U.S. Relations

Date: July 9, 2010
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P.
Description: This report discusses Jamaica's social, political, and economic environment, as well as the country's relationship with the U.S.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Roselle: Its Culture and Uses

Roselle: Its Culture and Uses

Date: 1907
Creator: Wester, P. J. (Peter Johnson), 1877-1931
Description: Report discussing and promoting the cultivation of the roselle plant -- a species of hibiscus -- in the United States. Topics discussed include varieties of roselle, helpful fertilizers, harvesting practices, uses, and common diseases and insect enemies.
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Rediscovery of the Elements: The Platinum Metals

Rediscovery of the Elements: The Platinum Metals

Date: Spring 2009
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Description: Article describing the history of the platinum metals, from its discovery in the New World and subsequent experiments in Europe. Tourist information is provided regarding areas pertinent to the history of platinum.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
The West Indies College and its Educational Activities in Jamaica, 1961-1987

The West Indies College and its Educational Activities in Jamaica, 1961-1987

Date: December 1988
Creator: Mukweyi, Alison Isaack
Description: The West Indies College is an institution of higher education in Jamaica which was established by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in 1909. It has had three names: 1909-1923, West Indian Training School; 1924-1958, West Indian Training College, and 1959-present, West Indies College. The school has been served by over 20 presidents. The needs of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the Mandeville community, Jamaica, and the West Indies region continue to play an important role in the addition and elimination of academic programs at the college. Present programs have attracted students from Africa, North and South America, the West Indies, and Europe. The college has industries that are used as facilities to provide the work-study program for students to fulfill the college's operational philosophy of educating the entire person. The industries assist students in the development of manual skills and in the payment of tuition. The West Indies College is funded by grants of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, tuition fees, profits from industries, and individual contributions. The school also receives a financial advantage in the form of tax exemption from the Jamaican government. An organized Department of Alumni Affairs assists the college in moral, professional, and material support. Due to the generosity ...
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Land-based sources protocol to Cartagena Convention : message from the President of the United States transmitting protocol concerning pollution from land-based sources and activities ("the Protocol") to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region, with annexes, done at Oranjestad, Aruba, on October 6, 1999, and signed by the United States on that same date

Land-based sources protocol to Cartagena Convention : message from the President of the United States transmitting protocol concerning pollution from land-based sources and activities ("the Protocol") to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region, with annexes, done at Oranjestad, Aruba, on October 6, 1999, and signed by the United States on that same date

Date: 2007
Creator: United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush) & Rice, Condoleezza, 1954-
Description: This treaty sets out general legal obligations to protect the marine environment of the Gulf of Mexico, Straits of Florida, Caribbean Sea, and immediately adjacent areas of the Atlantic Ocean-collectively known as the Wider Caribbean Region.
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Jamaica: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Jamaica: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Date: February 3, 2006
Creator: Sullivan, Mark P
Description: Although Jamaica has a stable parliamentary democracy and is a middle-income developing country, the government of Prime Minister P.J. Patterson faces several significant challenges. These include a violent crime wave fueled by gangs and drug trafficking; high external debt, estimated at 135% of gross domestic product, that could constrain the government’s social expenditures; and an adult HIV/AIDS infection rate of over 1%. This report discusses U.S. relations with Jamaica, which are close and characterized by significant economic linkages and cooperation on such bilateral issues as anti-drug trafficking measures, hurricane reconstruction support, and efforts to combat the AIDS epidemic.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department