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Administering Green Programs in Congress: Issues and Options

Description: This report discusses "green" programs and the higher profile they have gained since the 110th Congress. "Green" programs are those designed to create an environmentally friendly work environment and conserve energy. This report discusses initiatives and policy options that would improve the "greening" process on Capitol Hill.
Date: March 11, 2011
Creator: Straus, Jacob R.
Item Type: Report

Seafood Safety: Background and Issues

Description: Although seafood consumption can contribute to a healthy diet, some fish and shellfish can cause foodborne illnesses or contain environmental contaminants. This report discusses whether current food safety programs are sufficiently protecting consumers, and if not, what changes should be considered.
Date: December 2, 2010
Creator: Upton, Harold F.
Item Type: Report

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

Dust storms come from the poorer lands.

Description: Describes the different classifications of land and the effect soil erosion has on the quality of land and its future for crop production. Contains the results of an extensive study.
Date: September 1949
Creator: Finnell, H. H. (Henry Howard), b. 1894.
Item Type: Book

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

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

Controlling the Japanese beetle.

Description: Describes the characteristics of the Japanese beetle, the damage it causes to plants, and methods of control.
Date: March 1958
Creator: Fleming, Walter E. (Walter Ernest), 1899-
Item Type: Book

Arbor day, its purpose and observance.

Description: Discusses Arbor Day as a holiday that recognizes the importance of United States forests and discusses a citizen's duty to preserve them and foster new growth of trees.
Date: November 1936
Creator: United States. Forest Service.
Item Type: Book

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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