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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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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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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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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Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Regional Highlights from Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Date: unknown
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This fact sheet describes climate change scenarios in the Southeast region of the United States.
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Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

Climate Change Impacts on the United States: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change

Date: 2000
Creator: National Assessment Synthesis Team (U.S.)
Description: This assessment examines how global climate climate change affects the United States, and describes strategies for adaptation.
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Ecoregion: Desert Arid

Ecoregion: Desert Arid

Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This brochure describes the effects of climate change in the desert and arid regions of the United States.
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Towards New Scenarios for Analysis of Emissions, Climate Change, Impacts, and Response Strategies

Towards New Scenarios for Analysis of Emissions, Climate Change, Impacts, and Response Strategies

Date: 2008
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Description: This report summarizes the findings and recommendations from the Expert Meeting on New Scenarios, which focuses on the policymaking perspective of climate change, and on climate modeling scenarios for near term and long term.
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Atrazine Monitoring and Modeling in the Lake Lavon Watershed

Atrazine Monitoring and Modeling in the Lake Lavon Watershed

Date: August 2001
Creator: Atkinson, Samuel F.; Waller, William T.; Dickson, Kenneth L.; Sanmanee, Sirichai & Moreno, Maria C.
Description: This report describes a study to identify the distribution and extent of areas potentially at risk for atrazine (a broad leaf weedkiller) runoff in the Lake Lavon watershed, which is a major water supply for the Dallas area. The report presents the results of the study and makes recommendations for how information can be used in a cost-effective watershed atrazine reduction strategy.
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Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now and are expected to increase

Widespread climate-related impacts are occurring now and are expected to increase

Date: 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Description: This map shows current and projected effects of climate change on various regions of the United States.
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Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

Interim Framework for Effective Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning

Date: December 9, 2009
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This report describes policy recommendations for coastal and marine spatial planning in order to protect ecosystems while continuing to allow economic activity.
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Considering Cumulative Effects Under the National Environmental Policy Act

Considering Cumulative Effects Under the National Environmental Policy Act

Date: January 1997
Creator: Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Description: This document is intended to assist Federal agencies with analyzing cumulative effects during the NEPA process. It outlines general principles, common cumulative effects assessment methodologies, and resources for additional information and background data.
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Interim Report of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Interim Report of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Date: September 10, 2009
Creator: United States. Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force.
Description: This report discusses the direction of a national policy to protect oceans, coasts, and the Great Lakes while coordinating with national security and foreign policy interests. The priorities include ecosystem restoration, water quality, resiliency to climate change and acidification, and improved environmental observation systems.
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Climate Change: Financing Global Forests

Climate Change: Financing Global Forests

Date: 2008
Creator: Eliasch, Johan
Description: According to the Office of Climate Change press release, the Eliasch Review aims to provide an analysis of international financing to reduce forest loss and its associated impacts on climate change. The focus related to the international efforts to achieve a new global climate change agreement in Copenhagen in 2009. The Eliasch Review focuses on the financing required to produce significant reductions in forest carbon emissions. It also examines how mechanisms to address forest loss can reduce poverty while preserving ecosystem biodiversity and water services.
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Eliasch Review: Forest Management Impacts on Ecosystem Services

Eliasch Review: Forest Management Impacts on Ecosystem Services

Date: April 2008
Creator: Sajwaj, Todd
Description: According the executive summary, "this report provides an overview of the different forest management models on carbon and non-carbon environmental ecosystem services, with a primary focus of tropical forest types."
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Coral Bleaching and Marine Protected Areas

Coral Bleaching and Marine Protected Areas

Date: September 2001
Creator: Salm, Rod & Coles, Steve L.
Description: The report convenes a small working group of influential participants with significant experience in relevant coral reef research, monitoring, and marine protected area (MPA) management. Collectively, they embody comprehensive, direct knowledge of all major reef areas worldwide.
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.Environmental Guidance Note for Disaster Risk Reduction: Healthy Ecosystems for Human Security and Climate Change Adaptation

.Environmental Guidance Note for Disaster Risk Reduction: Healthy Ecosystems for Human Security and Climate Change Adaptation

Date: 2013
Creator: Murti, Radhika; Ash, Neville & Sudmeier-Rieux, Karen
Description: This publication was developed to provide guidance on the benefits of and ways to integrate environmental concerns into disaster risk reduction strategies (DRR) at the local and national levels. As recognised and outlined within the Hyogo Framework for Action priority 4, healthy ecosystems and environmental management are considered key actions in DRR. Although the field of disaster risk management has evolved to recognize the need for addressing sustainable development issues for reducing risk, the environmental dimension has not to date received adequate attention and practical guidance.
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Ecological Forecasting: Agenda for the Future

Ecological Forecasting: Agenda for the Future

Date: unknown
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Ecological Systems.
Description: This brochure outlines the economic importance of ecological forecasting, as well as the importance of ecosystems for sustainable development, land management, and recreation.
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Integrated Assessment of Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Integrated Assessment of Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

Date: May 2000
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Description: This document details the ecological and economic effects of low oxygen (hypoxic) conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. This condition is caused by deforestation, river channelization, and the overuse of nitrogen in agricultural fertilizer. This document summarizes scientific evidence for the causes of hypoxia, the negative impact on Gulf of Mexico fisheries, and long-term national strategies for managing and mitigating the problem.
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National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program Report to Congress: An Integrated Assessment

National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program Report to Congress: An Integrated Assessment

Date: 2005
Creator: United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Description: This report presents scientific analysis of the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of federal programming to reduce acid rain.
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Arctic Climate Impact Science — An Update Since ACIA

Arctic Climate Impact Science — An Update Since ACIA

Date: April 2008
Creator: WWF International Arctic Programme.
Description: The study found that change was occuring in all Arctic systems, impacting on the atmosphere and the oceans, sea ice and ice sheets, snow and permafrost, as well as species and populations, food webs, ecosystems and human societies.
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Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

Date: September 2000
Creator: Vellinga, P. & Verseveld, W. J. van
Description: The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of 1995 has been taken as a starting point. Since 1995 many new observations and reports have become available. Much of the information on observations and studies on climate change and its impacts can be found through the Internet. Where possible we have made references, such that the reader can easily verify and review our sources. This study addresses three main questions: To what extent can the human influence on the climate system presently be measured? What can we expect for the short term and long-term future? To what extent will measures to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions affect the future climate?
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Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1994 Assessment

Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion: 1994 Assessment

Date: November 1994
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Description: A change in the composition of the stratosphere becomes relevant to society only if it has noticeable effects. This places the assessment of effects in a pivotal role in the problem of ozone depletion. Decreases in the quantity of total-column ozone, as now observed in many places, tend to cause increased penetration of solar UV-B radiation (290-315 nm) to the Earth's surface. UV-B radiation is the most energetic component of sunlight reaching the surface. It has profound effects on human health, animals, plants, microorganisms, materials and on air quality. Thus any perturbation which leads to an increase in UV-B radiation demands careful consideration of the possible consequences. This is the topic of the present assessment made by the Panel on Environmental Effects of Ozone Depletion.
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