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Global Carbon Project: The Science Framework and Implementation

Description: Carbon cycle research is often carried out in isolation from research on energy systems and normally focuses only on the biophysical patterns and processes of carbon sources and sinks. The Global Carbon Project represents a significant advance beyond the status quo in several important ways. First, the problem is conceptualised from the outset as one involving fully integrated human and natural components; the emphasis is on the carbon-climate-human system (fossil-fuel based energy systems + biophysical carbon cycle + physical climate system) and not simply on the biophysical carbon cycle alone. Secondly, the development of new methodologies for analysing and modelling the integrated carbon cycle is a central feature of the project. Thirdly, the project provides an internally consistent framework for the coordination and integration of the many national and regional carbon cycle research programmes that are being established around the world. Fourthly, the project addresses questions of direct policy relevance, such as the management strategies and sustainable regional development pathways required to achieve stabilisation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Finally, the Global Carbon Project goes beyond the traditional set of stakeholders for a global change research project by seeking to engage the industrial and energy sectors as well as the economic development and resource management sectors in the developing regions of the world.
Date: 2003
Creator: Global Carbon Project
Item Type: Text

The Global Water System Project: Science Framework and Implementation Activities

Description: Water plays a key role in the development and functioning of society by serving as a basic resource for activities such as irrigation, livestock production, fisheries, aquaculture, and hydroelectric power. Adequate water use in house-holds, businesses and manufacturing is a prerequisite of economic growth. Since many of the world's diseases are waterborne, we need clean water and sanitation for reducing the incidence of these diseases. And, most significantly, water provides habitat and sustenance for a rich diversity of plant and animal species that make up aquatic and riparian ecosystems, providing the basis for many of the goods and services received by society. Society is forcing unprecedented changes on global water resources through worldwide abstraction and pollution of water. Society also has a pervasive indirect impact because anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are causing long-term global changes in weather extremes and climate. Changes in the global water system are difficult to understand with simple cause-effect relationships because of the intense and complex linkages and feedbacks between different parts of the system. These changes and linkages also sometimes lead to abrupt changes in water systems such as the eutrophication of coastal aquatic systems, loss of biodiversity, the exceedance of safe water supply in urban areas, or intense competition between different water sectors for remaining water resources.
Date: February 2005
Creator: The Global Water System Project
Item Type: Text

What Can Be Learned From Champions of Ozone Layer Protection for Urban and Regional Carbon Management in Japan?

Description: The document contains the opening addresses of the conveners and presentation slides of the presenters in the Tokyo Office of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) event. The conference was organized around the idea of introducing two important groups to each other to stimulate new ideas to break through barriers for carbon management, a major environmental and social challenge in the 21st Century.
Date: April 1, 2006
Creator: Canan, Penelope & Crawford, Shaney
Item Type: Text

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

Description: The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) provides for federal regulation of pesticide distribution, sale, and use. All pesticides distributed or sold in the United States must be registered (licensed) by EPA. Before EPA may register a pesticide under FIFRA, the applicant must show, among other things, that using the pesticide according to specifications "will not generally cause unreasonable adverse effects on the environment.'' FIFRA defines the term ''unreasonable adverse effects on the environment'' to mean: ''(1) any unreasonable risk to man or the environment, taking into account the economic, social, and environmental costs and benefits of the use of any pesticide, or (2) a human dietary risk from residues that result from a use of a pesticide in or on any food inconsistent with the standard under section 408 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.''
Date: May 22, 2008
Creator: [United States. Congress]
Item Type: Text

Environmental Protection Law of the People's Republic of China

Description: This law is established for the purpose of protecting and improving public health and environmental ecology, preventing and controlling pollution and other public hazards, safeguarding human health, and facilitating the development of socialist modernization in China.
Date: December 26, 1989
Creator: [China] National People's Congress
Item Type: Text

Structure Sections: Texas Burnet Quadrangle

Description: This structure map shows the topography, altitude above sea level, and a breakdown of the kinds of rocks and minerals found in the Burnet, Texas quadrangle region. The map contains a legend that represents with line patterns the surface contour of the region and the kinds of sedimentary rocks and minerals from diverse geological eras.
Date: December 1911
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Interior.
Item Type: Map

The Nonadditive Generalization of Klimontovich's S-Theorem for Open Systems and Boltzmann's Orthodes

Description: We show that the nonadditive open systems can be studied in a consistent manner by using a generalized version of S-theorem. This new generalized S-theorem can further be considered as an indication of self-organization in nonadditive open systems as prescribed by Haken. The nonadditive S-theorem is then illustrated by using the modified Van der Pol oscillator. Finally, Tsallis entropy as an equilibrium entropy is studied by using Boltzmann's method of orthodes. This part of dissertation shows that Tsallis ensemble is on equal footing with the microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles. However, the associated entropy turns out to be Renyi entropy.
Date: August 2008
Creator: Bagci, Gokhan Baris

Perceptions of agency: Beliefs of four adolescent girls in high school as revealed through literature discussions.

Description: Published research suggests that cultural practices and institutional structures influence adolescent girls' engagement and achievement in school. This study was an attempt to further investigate that claim by describing the perceptions of agency held by four adolescent girls in high school. Members of the same English class, the girls volunteered to participate in three lunchtime meetings to discuss Evelyn Coleman's (2001) Born In Sin. Analysis of classroom observations, transcripts of audio recordings of the book discussions, and individual interviews yielded a more precise definition of agency than those used in previous research, including a view of agency as dialogic. In addition, four major themes describe these girls' agentic moves: (1) a temporal orientation, which connects the past, present, and future; (2) responsibility for positive and negative events; (3) strategic decision making; (4) negotiating with people in power. Implications of this study inform both teaching decisions and future research related to adolescent girls.
Date: August 2008
Creator: Curtis, Joan Scott

Topography: Texas Llano Quadrangle

Description: This topographic map shows the elevations and location of private and public roads, railroads, building structures, bridges, and dams, lakes and drainage structures in the Llano, Texas quadrangle. It contains a legend of each of the structural elements and a scale for the elevation and contour of the area.
Date: 1909
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Interior.
Item Type: Map

Southwest Retort, Volume 19, Number 4, December 1966

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes the technical program for the regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Date: December 1966
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 20, Number 8, April 1968

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes the schedule for the American Chemical Society meeting in miniature at North Texas State University.
Date: April 1968
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 16, Number 2, October 1963

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. Pages 17-22 are missing from issue. This issue includes program information for the regional meeting in Houston, Texas.
Date: October 1963
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 17, Number 1, September 1964

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes information for the upcoming meeting in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Date: September 1964
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 18, Number 6, February 1966

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters.
Date: February 1966
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 12, Number 9, May 1960

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes photographs of the new headquarters.
Date: May 1960
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 20, Number 1, September 1967

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue is the 50th anniversary edition and it includes a story about the regional meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Date: September 1967
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 20, Number 4, December 1967

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes the technical program for the regional meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Date: December 1967
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 17, Number 2, October 1964

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters.
Date: October 1964
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 16, Number 9, May 1964

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes news for the upcoming meeting in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Date: May 1964
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 20, Number 9, May 1968

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes news for the regional meeting in Austin, Texas.
Date: May 1968
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 19, Number 2, October 1966

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes the technical program outline for the regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Date: October 1966
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 18, Number 9, May 1966

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes information for the upcoming regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Date: May 1966
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 19, Number 3, November 1966

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters. This issue includes information for the regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Date: November 1966
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.

Southwest Retort, Volume 23, Number 5, January 1971

Description: This publication of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society includes information about research, prominent scientist, organizational business, and various other stories of interest to the community. Published monthly during long academic semesters.
Date: January 1971
Creator: American Chemical Society. Dallas/Fort Worth Section.