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HHS Climate Adaptation Plan

Description: 2014 Health and Human Services (HHS) report that identifies and assesses the health-related hazards, risks, and issues presented by impending climate change and their impact on human health and welfare . The report identifies sustainable measures and actions required to prepare, address, protect, and mitigate affected populations. The 10 HHS regional offices would serve as liaisons between local, state, and federal health offices and other organizations associated with this healthcare preparedness program.
Date: July 3, 2014
Creator: United States. Department of Health and Human Services.
Item Type: Report

DoD Directive 4715.21: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

Description: In accordance with the direction in Executive Order 13653, this issuance establishes policy and assigns responsibilities to provide the DoD with the resources necessary to assess and manage risks associated with the impacts of climate change. This involves deliberate preparation, close cooperation, and coordinated planning by the DoD to: Facilitate federal, State, local, tribal, private sector, and nonprofit sector efforts to improve climate preparedness and resilience, and to implement the 2014 DoD Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap. Help safeguard U.S. economy, infrastructure, environment, and natural resources. Provide for the continuity of DoD operations, services, and programs.
Date: January 14, 2016
Creator: United States. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics,
Item Type: Text

Framework for the U.S. - India Defense Relationship

Description: This document outlines the framework between the United States and India in relation to security and defense. Shared interests are discussed in the documents which include: maintaining peach and security; defeating terrorism and violent extremism; preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; supporting a rule-based order, protecting the free flow of commerce.
Date: June 3, 2015
Creator: Carter, Ashton & Parrikar, Manohar
Item Type: Text

Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

Description: The Joint Publication 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms sets forth standard US military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the Armed Forces of the United States. These military and associated terms, together with their definitions, constitute approved Department of Defense (DOD) terminology for general use by all DOD components. This publication supplements standard English-language dictionaries and standardizes military and associated terminology to improve communication and mutual understanding within DOD, with other federal agencies, and among the United States and its allies.
Date: February 15, 2016
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Item Type: Book

2013 Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations Joint Communique

Description: Joint AUSMIN communique between the United States and Australia that celebrates the long-term partnership and outlines current matters of security and defense, economics, advancement of human rights, and the promotion of peace both regionally and globally.
Date: November 20, 2013
Creator: AUSMIN
Item Type: Report

Memorandum of Understanding Between the United States of America Department of Defense and the People's Republic of China Ministry of National Defense on Notification of Major Military Activities Confidence-Building Measures Mechanism

Description: This memorandum of understanding (MOU) reaffirms the commitment to the development of a new model of U.S.-China military-to-military relations, which is an integral part of the bilateral relationship between the two nations.
Date: 2014-10-31/2014-11-04
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Item Type: Legal Document

Memorandum of Understanding Between the Department of Defense of the United States of America and the Ministry of National Defense of the People's Republic of China Regarding the Rules of Behavior for Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters

Description: This memorandum of understanding (MOU) describes the purpose, principles, and processes of an effort to strengthen adherence to existing international law and norms, to improve operational safety at sea and in the air, to enhance mutual trust, and to develop a new model of military-to-military relations between the United States and the People's Republic of China.
Date: 2014-11-09/2014-11-10
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Item Type: Legal Document

2014 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

Description: Report delineating the performance of Health and Human Services (HHS) in response to President Obama's Executive Orders that commit Departments of the Federal Government to address the threats of climate change. Well defined goals and strategies promote sustainability and address ways to mitigate the impact of climate change on human health and well-being.
Date: July 17, 2014
Creator: Holland, E. J., Jr.
Item Type: Report

Weather and Climate: What's the Difference

Description: This lesson plan enables students to learn the differences between weather and climate. Students collect local weather data for a defined period of time, and then compare these data with longer-term climate data for their community
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Item Type: Text

Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action

Description: This report summarizes and communicates the results of EPA's ongoing Climate Change Impacts and Risk Analysis (CORA) project. The goal of this work is to estimate to what degree climate change impacts and damages to multiple U.S. sectors (e.g., human, health, infrastructure, and water resources) may be avoided or reduced in a future with significant global action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, compared to a future in which current emissions continue to grow.
Date: 2015
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Item Type: Report

[Federal Register: Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators]

Description: Section of the Federal Register related to rules and regulations established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as of January 2017. This text addresses the final rule for 40 CFR parts 171: Pesticides; Certification of Pesticide Applicators.
Date: January 4, 2017
Creator: United States. Office of the Federal Register.
Item Type: Text

Arctic Ocean Acidification 2013: An Overview

Description: Report presenting a summary of the first comprehensive assessment of Arctic Ocean acidification (AOA) conducted by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)
Date: 2014
Creator: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Item Type: Report

Water-Smart Landscapes start with WaterSense

Description: Report discussing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) WaterSense program that concerns water conservation and use.
Date: July 2013
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Item Type: Report

If You Are Self Employed

Description: Brochure explaining the requirements of social security taxes for the self-employed.
Date: June 2016
Creator: United States. Social Security Administration
Item Type: Pamphlet

The Economic Effects of Legislation to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Description: Report discussing global climate change that poses one of the nation's most significant long-term policy challenges. The report makes four key points: Climate change is an international problem, the economic impact of a policy to ameliorate that risk would depend importantly on the design of the policy., reducing the risk of climate change would come at some cost to the economy, and climate legislation would cause permanent shifts in production and employment away from industries focused on the production of carbon-based energy and energy-intensive goods and services toward the production of alternative energy sources and less-energy-intensive goods and services.
Date: September 2009
Creator: United States. Congressional Budget Office
Item Type: Report