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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: The Role for Energy Efficiency

Description: This report reviews the role of energy efficiency in federal policies to curb CO2 emissions. In particular, it discusses targets for CO2 reductions, projected energy efficiency impacts, strategies for measuring impacts, and legislative proposals that would affect support for energy efficiency programs.
Date: February 3, 2000
Creator: Sissine, Fred
Item Type: Report
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

Intensive projects under the Cooperative farm forestry act.

Description: Describes the Farm Forestry Program and how it can be used to help farmers begin farm-woodland management projects.
Date: 1941
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service. Forestry Division.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

International Climate Change: A Negotiations Side-by-Side

Description: This report discusses various cooperative international efforts to address the issue of global climate change. The two major international agreements discussed in a side-by-side comparison are the 1997 Kyoto Protocol and the 2010 Copenhagen Accord. The report discusses how many observers are hoping that initiatives carried out under the Copenhagen Accord may help bridge divides between the various tracks and economic groupings established under the Kyoto Protocol.
Date: November 18, 2010
Creator: Leggett, Jane A.
Item Type: Report
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.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Know your watersheds.

Description: Describes the necessity of water in everyday life, the water cycle, and provides suggestions for the management of watersheds.
Date: September 1957
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Legumes in soil conservation practices.

Description: Describes measures for preventing soil erosion through the planting of legumes.
Date: 1938
Creator: Pieters, A. J.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Litigation Seeking to Establish Climate Change Impacts as a Common Law Nuisance

Description: This report discusses recent legislative initiatives seeking to establish climate change impacts as a common law nuisance. The report explains what private and public nuisances are, the issues faced by policymakers when litigating a climate-change/nuisance suit, and also discusses five climate-chance/nuisance suits that are now or formerly active, as a basis of comparison. The report also explores arguments of those both for and against addressing the complex issue of climate change through common law suits.
Date: November 19, 2010
Creator: Meltz, Robert
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

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

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

Mosquito remedies and preventives.

Description: Describes measures, substances, and materials, both offensive and defensive, that have been found most effective against mosquitoes.
Date: June 1932
Creator: Howard, L. O. (Leland Ossian), 1857-1950. & Bishopp, F. C. (Fred Corry), 1884-1970.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

New landmarks of soil conservation.

Description: Discusses various methods for protecting and conserving soil.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nitrogen-fixing bacteria and legumes.

Description: Describes the importance of nitrogen-fixing bacteria on crops of legumes.
Date: December 1937
Creator: Leonard, Lewis T. (Lewis Thompson), 1885-
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Our remaining land : we can use it and save it.

Description: Discusses the condition of the remaining productive land in the United States and the risk of losing it to soil erosion. Describes conservation efforts including the use of land standards in conservation planning.
Date: June 1949
Creator: United States. Soil Conservation Service.
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

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

Reducing damage to trees from construction work.

Description: Describes the damage often inflicted upon trees during construction projects, and explains how to plan projects accordingly to avoid these problems.
Date: 1949
Creator: Fowler, Marvin E. (Marvin Edward), 1904-; Gravatt, G. F. & Thompson, A. Robert.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): Overview and Issues

Description: This report focuses on the mandated minimum usage requirements - referred to as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) - whereby a minimum volume of biofuels is to be used in the national transportation fuel supply each year. It describes the general nature of the biofuels RFS and its implementation, and outlines some of the emerging issues related to the sustainability of the continued growth in U.S. biofuels production needed to fulfill the expanding RFS mandate, as well as the emergence of potential unintended consequences of this rapid expansion. This report does not address the broader public policy issue of how best to support U.S. energy policy.
Date: October 14, 2010
Creator: Schnepf, Randy & Yacobucci, Brent D.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department