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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.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Are Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rising More Rapidly Than Expected?

Description: At least one recent report and numerous news articles suggest that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are rising more rapidly than expected. While CO2 emissions associated with human activities continue to rise -- and may be worthy of alarm because of their influence on climate change -- any short-term comparisons between actual emissions and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scenarios miss the mark. This report analyzes this issue and the issues associated with IPCC scenarios and trajectories. It also describes the importance of monitoring CO2 emissions and analyzing the factors and forces behind increasing CO2 emissions.
Date: October 17, 2008
Creator: Leggett, Jane A. & Logan, Jeffrey
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Global Climate Change: Status of Negotiations

Description: In December 2007, the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held their 13th annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia, and began the process of working toward an agreement/treaty that would succeed the Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC when it expires in 2012. The Protocol includes a mandate for a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 developed/industrialized nations to an average of some 5% below their 1990 levels over the commitment period 2008-2012. The broad array of these issues, briefly discussed in this report, has been described by some as comprising perhaps the most complex negotiations ever undertaken internationally.
Date: June 17, 2008
Creator: Fletcher, Susan R.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Global Climate Change and Wildlife

Description: Recently projected climate changes could have widespread effects on wildlife species. These effects might be positive or negative, depending on the species. Some effects might include extinction, range shifts, mismatches in phenology (timing of pollination, flowering, etc.), and population changes. If the effects of climate change are widespread, there is uncertainty on how wildlife will adapt. Some suggest that evolution and migration will enable species to adapt, whereas others contend that adaptation will be minimal because of limited habitat, and changes in climate that may occur may rapidly than adaptation can respond.
Date: May 15, 2008
Creator: Sheikh, Pervaze A.; Corn, M. Lynne; Leggett, Jane A. & Folger, Peter
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climate Change Legislation in the 109th Congress

Description: Climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are a continuing issue in the 109th Congress. Bills directly addressing climate change issues range from those focused primarily on climate change research to comprehensive emissions cap-and-trade programs. Additional bills focus on GHG reporting and registries, or on power plant emissions of carbon dioxide, as part of wider controls on pollutant emissions. The bills vary in their approaches to climate change issues. This report briefly discusses the basic concepts on which these bills are based and compares major provisions of the bills in each of the following categories: climate change research, technology deployment, GHG reporting and registries, and emissions reduction programs.
Date: August 4, 2006
Creator: Yacobucci, Brent D.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Legislation in the 109th Congress

Description: This report reviews the status of energy efficiency and renewable energy legislation introduced during the 109th Congress. Action in the second session has focused on appropriations bills; the first session focused on omnibus energy policy bill H.R. 6, H.R. 3, and several appropriations bills. For each bill listed in this report, a brief description and a summary of action are given, including references to committee hearings and reports. Also, a selected list of hearings on renewable energy is included. This report supplements the tracking of issues that appear in CRS Issue Brief IB10020 and CRS Issue Brief IB10041.
Date: June 2, 2006
Creator: Sissine, Fred
Item Type: Report
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-
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rural planning : the social aspects of recreation places.

Description: Describes the trend toward establishing planned recreation areas in rural communities, and the economic and social benefits they provide to farmers.
Date: 1924
Creator: Nason, W. C. (Wayne Crocker), b. 1874.
Item Type: Pamphlet
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.
Item Type: Book
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-
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
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-
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
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-
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
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-
Item Type: Book
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-
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
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.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Work of the United States Forest Service.

Description: Discusses forest depletion and provides a history of forest conservation efforts by the United States government. Describes the work of the the Civilian Conservation Corps and other emergency projects, and discusses forest and range research.
Date: April 1940
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department