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Climate Change and Ecosystems Summary of Recent Findings

Description: This fact sheet summarizes information from a recent assessment of possible adaptation options to protect climate-sensitive ecosystems in the United States.
Date: unknown
Creator: Climate Change Science Program (U.S.)
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Green Infrastructure in Arid and Semi-Arid Climates

Description: This brochure describes the benefits of adopting "green infrastructure" design principles to communities in arid and semi-arid regions.
Date: May 2010
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

The State of the Hudson 2009

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.
Date: 2009
Creator: New York (State). Hudson River Estuary Program.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

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

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.
Date: July 2010
Creator: Center for Climate Strategies
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

State Adaptation Plans

Description: This map shows states with plans for adapting to global climate change.
Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Renewable Energy Credit Tracking System

Description: This map shows states that belong to regional programs with standards that require a certain percentage of renewable energy production.
Date: 2008
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Regional Initiatives

Description: This map shows states that participate in regional initiatives to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and increase generation of renewable energy.
Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Residential Building Energy Codes

Description: This map shows states with minimum levels of energy efficiency for residential buildings.
Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

VMT-Related Policies and Incentives

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.
Date: 2010
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Renewable & Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards

Description: This map shows states with standards requiring electric utilities to generate a percentage of electricity from renewable energy sources.
Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Roadmap for Restoring Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability

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.
Date: March 2010
Creator: Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Working Group (U.S.)
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Emissions Caps for Electricity

Description: This map shows states that cap greenhouse gas emissions through performance standards or through cap and trade systems.
Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes

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.
Date: 2009
Creator: United States. Public Health Service. Office of the Surgeon General.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan

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.
Date: February 21, 2010
Creator: United States. Council on Environmental Quality.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Low Carbon Fuel Standard

Description: This map identifies states that are either considering, or have already adopted a low carbon fuel standard.
Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Registries

Description: This map shows states with common systems for consistent and transparent reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
Date: 2010
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Green Pricing Programs

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.
Date: 2009
Creator: Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries