Executive Order - Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

Executive Order - Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

Date: July 19, 2010
Creator: United States. President (2009- : Obama)
Description: This order establishes a national policy to ensure the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources, enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies, preserve maritime heritage, support sustainable uses and access, provide for adaptive management to enhance understanding of and capacity to respond to climate change and ocean acidification, and coordinate with national security and foreign policy interests. This order also provides for the development of coastal and marine spatial plans that build upon and improve existing Federal, State, tribal, local, and regional decision making and planning processes.
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Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure highlights a report that summarizes the science of climate change, and the impacts of climate change on the United States.
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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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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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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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The road to biocultural ethics

The road to biocultural ethics

Date: May 2011
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960- & Massardo, Francisca
Description: Article discussing biocultural ethics. As a child, Ricardo Rozzi visited indigenous communities in the high Andes with his grandfather and was enchanted by their close relationship with the natural world. Later, he and his wife would return to the region to explore the traditional ecological knowledge of the world's southernmost indigenous people.
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Changing lenses to assess biodiversity: patterns of species richness in sub-Antarctic plants and implications for global conservation

Changing lenses to assess biodiversity: patterns of species richness in sub-Antarctic plants and implications for global conservation

Date: 2008
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-; Armesto, Juan J., 1953-; Goffinet, Bernard; Buck, William R., 1950-; Massardo, Francisca; Silander, John August, 1945- et al.
Description: Article discussing patterns of species richness in sub-Antarctic plants and implications for global conservation.
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The Reciprocal Links between Evolutionary-Ecological Sciences and Environmental Ethics

The Reciprocal Links between Evolutionary-Ecological Sciences and Environmental Ethics

Date: November 1999
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-
Description: This article discusses the reciprocal links between evolutionary-ecological sciences and environmental ethics.
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Biocultural Ethics: Recovering the Vital Links between the Inhabitants, Their Habits, and Habitats

Biocultural Ethics: Recovering the Vital Links between the Inhabitants, Their Habits, and Habitats

Date: 2012
Creator: Rozzi, Ricardo, 1960-
Description: Article discussing research on biocultural ethics as a way to overcome biocultural homogenization.
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An Ecological Survey of the Herpetofauna of Palo Pinto County, Texas

An Ecological Survey of the Herpetofauna of Palo Pinto County, Texas

Date: August 1969
Creator: Porter, Stuart T.
Description: The purpose of this research was to compile a presence list of reptiles and amphibians that occur in Palo Pinto County, Texas, and to investigate the ecological distributions and zoogeographic affinities of these herpetiles. The study area was chosen primarily because of its location in North Central Texas and its rugged topography, which sets it apart from the surrounding area.
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