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

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.
Date: January 2011
Creator: National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling (U.S.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Taming runaway waters

Description: Describes the damage caused and the economic impact of floods and fast-moving water. Discusses the role of soil and water management programs in flood control.
Date: November 1949
Creator: Gee, C. W. (Chester Wilson), 1904-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Managing the small forest

Description: A guide to the basic principles of forest management, for use by small forest owners.
Date: September 1957
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Forest and flame in the Bible.

Description: A collection of biblical passages supporting the protection of forests, with descriptive text provided by the author.
Date: 1950
Creator: Vitas, George.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

What are we aiming at? : a forest conservation program.

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.
Date: July 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

It could happen again.

Description: Describes the importance of soil conservation practices and their effect on wheat production.
Date: June 1948
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Production and Marketing Administration.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Shrubs for wildlife on farms in the Southeast.

Description: Describes the use of shrubs on farms to protect useful or beneficial wildlife and to prevent soil erosion.
Date: 1940
Creator: Davison, Verne E. (Verne Elbert), 1904-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The what and why of agricultural experiment stations.

Description: A summary of the purpose, origins, and work of the agricultural experiment stations in the United States.
Date: 1889
Creator: United States. Office of Experiment Stations.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Making land produce useful wildlife.

Description: Discusses the benefits of biological balance on ranches and farms. Describes ways to allow wildlife to flourish for the purposes of hunting, trapping, fishing and other recreation.
Date: 1969
Creator: Anderson, Wallace Lowell, 1913-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tree planting on rural school grounds.

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.
Date: 1901
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Game management on the farm.

Description: Describes ways that a farmer can support game on his land to make the best use of otherwise wasted land. Provides an overview of practical game management practices.
Date: October 1936
Creator: Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962.; Sheldon, H. P. & Gabrielson, Ira Noel, 1889-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planting the roadside.

Description: Describes the benefits of planting trees and shrubs on the roadside, and the proper procedures for doing so.
Date: June 1926
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

From the dust of the earth.

Description: Describes how the things people enjoy in everyday life come from the soil, either directly or indirectly, and the value of participating in soil conservation.
Date: March 1952
Creator: Lathrop, William H., 1900-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Contour-furrow irrigation.

Description: Describes how farmers can use contour-furrow irrigation as a means of preventing soil erosion and maintaining even watering of crops.
Date: September 1953
Creator: Kohler, Karl O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wood chips for the land.

Description: Describes how farmers and ranchers can use wood chips to prevent soil erosion, as bedding for livestock, and as a way to make soil richer for producing crops.
Date: June 1952
Creator: McIntyre, Arthur Clifton, 1894-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Your soil, crumbly or cloddy?

Description: Describes the importance of good soil tilth and methods for improving soil.
Date: August 1952
Creator: O'Neal, A. M. (Alfred Moore), b. 1881. & Klingebiel, A. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Use the land and save the soil.

Description: This bulletin briefly answers the questions: "What is soil and water conservation?" and "How does the Soil Conservation Service help farmers and landowners?"
Date: September 1949
Creator: Musser, R. H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Managing farm fields, wetlands, and waters for wild ducks in the South.

Description: Provides instructions for establishing ponds and marshes in order to attract wild ducks to farmlands. Discusses the recreational benefits of watching and hunting ducks.
Date: November 1959
Creator: Davison, Verne E. (Verne Elbert), 1904- & Neely, William W., 1915-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Grass crops in conservation farming.

Description: Describes the success of grassland improvement methods as demonstrated by experiment stations, agricultural technicians, farmers, and ranchers.
Date: May 1955
Creator: Dale, Tom, 1899- & Brown, Grover F., 1905-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Planting and care of street trees.

Description: Describes the importance of shade trees within city limits, including: how to plan the layout of street trees; the various types of trees best suited for city growth; and how to properly maintain city-grown trees.
Date: August 1921
Creator: Mulford, Furman Lloyd, b. 1869.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Conservation farming in the 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.
Date: June 1950
Creator: Slope-Hettinger Soil Conservation District (North Dakota)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Visual materials on soil and water conservation.

Description: An annotated list of films about soil and water conservation. Includes information about the films' suitability for use in elementary and secondary schools.
Date: August 1951
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department