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A History of the Fitzner/Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology Reserve: Four Decades of Environmental Research

Description: This book describes the history of the Fitzner/Eberhardt Arid Lands Ecology Reserve. It briefly describes the setting; outlines historical land uses of the Reserve; describes its establishments and designations; and provides examples of the types of research and education projects PNNL conducted on the Reserve for over four decades. A comprehensive bibliography also is provided.
Date: September 1, 2003
Creator: O'Connor, Georganne P.; Rickard, William H.; Kennedy, Ellen P.; Dirkes, Roger L. & Feaster-Alley, Kathy
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry

Description: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry (SR-LULUCF) has been prepared in response to a request from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). At its eighth session in Bonn, Germany, 2-12 Ju and technical implications of carbon sequestration strategies related to land use, land-use change, and forestry activities. The scope, structure, and outline of this Special Report was approved by the IPCC in plenary meetings during its Fourteenth Session. This Special Report examines several key questions relating to the exchange of carbon between the atmosphere and the terrestrial pool of aboveground biomass, below-ground biomass, and soils. Vegetation exchanges carbon dioxide between the atmosphere and the terrestrial biosphere through photosynthesis and plant and soil respiration. This natural exchange has been occurring for hundreds of millions of years. Humans are changing the natural rate of exchange of carbon between the atmosphere and the terrestrial biosphere through land use, land-use change, and forestry activities. The aim of the SR-LULUCF is to assist the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol by providing relevant scientific and technical information to describe how the global carbon cycle operates and what the broad-scale opportunities and implications of ARD and additional human-induced activities are, now and in the future. This Special Report also identifies questions that Parties to the Protocol may wish to consider regarding definitions and accounting rules.
Date: 2000
Creator: Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
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Description: The mathematical modeling of the transport and transformation of trace species in the atmosphere is one of the scientific tools currently used to assess atmospheric chemistry, air quality, and climatic conditions. From the scientific but also from the management perspectives accurate inventories of emissions of the trace species at the appropriate spatial, temporal, and species resolution are required. There are two general methodologies used to estimate regional to global emissions: bottom-up and top-down (also known as inverse modeling). Bottom-up methodologies to estimate industrial emissions are based on activity data, emission factors (amount of emissions per unit activity), and for some inventories additional parameters (such as sulfur content of fuels). Generally these emissions estimates must be given finer sectoral, spatial (usually gridded), temporal, and for some inventories species resolution. Temporal and spatial resolution are obtained via the use of surrogate information, such as population, land use, traffic counts, etc. which already exists in or can directly be converted to gridded form. Speciation factors have been and are being developed to speciate inventories of NO{sub x}, particulate matter, and hydrocarbons. Top-down (inverse modeling) methodologies directly invert air quality measurements in terms of poorly known but critical parameters to constrain the emissions needed to explain these measurements; values of these parameters are usually computed using atmospheric transport models. Currently there are several strong limitations of inverse modeling, but the continued evolution of top-down estimates will be facilitated by the development of denser monitoring networks and by the massive amounts of data from satellite observations.
Date: November 2002
Creator: Benkovitz, C. M.
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-
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.
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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-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Common Ground: Solutions for reducing the human, economic and conservation costs of human wildlife conflict

Description: This report deals with the conflicts between wildlife and human development. Three cases studies are included, in Namibia, Nepal and Indonesia, respectively. Each location has different problems and contexts, but in all three countries, human lives and economic livelihoods are at stake, as well as the loss of habitat of threatened species. The authors advocate a species conservation approach based on land use planning integrated with human needs in order continue sustainable development.
Date: May 2008
Creator: World Wildlife Fund
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Atrazine Monitoring and Modeling in the Lake Lavon Watershed

Description: This report describes a study to identify the distribution and extent of areas potentially at risk for atrazine (a broad leaf weedkiller) runoff in the Lake Lavon watershed, which is a major water supply for the Dallas area. The report presents the results of the study and makes recommendations for how information can be used in a cost-effective watershed atrazine reduction strategy.
Date: August 2001
Creator: Atkinson, Samuel F.; Waller, William T.; Dickson, Kenneth L.; Sanmanee, Sirichai & Moreno, Maria C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

How Healthy is the Upper Trinity River?: Biological and Water Quality Perspectives

Description: This conference report contains discussions and papers from a symposium hosted at Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth, Texas, examining the ecological health of the Upper Trinity River, and the impacts of various human activity, such as agriculture, urbanization, and waste management. The papers cover the effect of water quality on urban rivers, long-term water quality trends in the Trinity River, solutions that may improve water quality in the river, as well as biological, agricultural and waste-water issues.
Date: 1990
Creator: Jensen, Ric
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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-
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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Environmental impact report (draft)

Description: The three projects as proposed by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the environmental analysis of the projects are discussed. Sections on the natural and social environments of the proposed projects and their surrounding areas consist of descriptions of the setting, discussions of the adverse and beneficial consequences of the project, and potential mitigation measures to reduce the effects of adverse impacts. The Environmental Impact Report includes discussions of unavoidable adverse effects, irreversible changes, long-term and cumulative impacts, growth-inducing effects, and feasible alternatives to the project. (MHR)
Date: May 1, 1980
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Peacetime adjustments in farming : possibilities under prosperity conditions.

Description: Describes ways in which farmers can adjust their farming practices after the conclusion of World War II. Discusses commodity adjustments for various crops and livestock types.
Date: December 1945
Creator: United States. Department of Agriculture. Interbureau Committee on Postwar Programs.
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New landmarks of soil conservation.

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

The soil that went to town.

Description: Describes the problem of soil erosion and methods for its prevention, in an elementary story format.
Date: November 1952
Creator: Gee, C. W. (Chester Wilson), 1904-
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impediments to geothermal development in Lake County, California

Description: The areas of environmental and socio-political concern are addressed as viewed by the actors in the geothermal process in Lake County, where the actors are the governmental jurisdictions involved in the permitting process, and the various groups concerned about the social, economic, and environmental conditions in Lake County. Those interviewed included all local and state governmental entities involved in the geothermal permitting process, representatives of industry and utilities, the Lake County Energy Council, and with Lake County citizens involved in the geothermal debate. The topics discussed relate directly to the impediments seen to geothermal development by those involved in the process. Environmental concerns center around land use, air quality, and flora and fauna impact, with land use being of major concern. The major socio-political problem is the overlapping or conflicting governmental jurisdictions, although the Environmental Impact Reporting Process, the prospect of industrialization, and social attitudes are also of concern. (MHR)
Date: January 1, 1976
Creator: Hussey, E. T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Remote sensing of natural resources. Quarterly literature review, January--March 1979

Description: Information is presented under the following section headings: introduction; user guide; information sources; recent releases; and, literature review. The literature reviewed includes abstracts when available on the following subjects: general; geology; environmental quality; hydrology; vegetation; oceanography; regional planning and land use; data manipulation; and instrumentation and technology. An author index and document order form are included. (JGB)
Date: April 1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Water Resources' notice of intention to file an application for certification of DWR Bottle Rock. Final report

Description: Preliminary findings and conclusions are presented on the following: conformity to the forecast of statewide and service area electric power demands; conformity of the proposed site and related facilities with applicable local, regional, state, and federal standards, ordinances, and laws, including any long-range land use plans or guidelines adopted by the state or by any local or regional planning agency; the safety and reliability of the facility; and the relative merit of any alternative site and related facility proposed in the notice or in sufficient detail at the hearings. A Proposed Decision, approving the Notice, with conditions for consideration by the full commission is included. A description of the proposed project; a summary of the proceedings to date, comments from the general public, and government agency comments on the Preliminary Report are given. The comments of the applicant and the Commission staff regarding the Preliminary Report and the Committee's view of those issues that require further consideration are included. (MHR)
Date: May 1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Bureau of Economic Geology. 1978 annual report

Description: Bureau research programs and projects are designed to address many of the State's major concerns in the areas of geologic, energy, mineral, land, and environmental resouces. Research programs incorporate geologic concepts that will build toward an understanding of a specific resource and its impact on human activities. In addition to resource assessments in uranium, lignite, and geopressured geothermal energy, the Bureau continued research into analysis of governmental policy related to energy. Systemic geologic mapping, coastal studies, basin analysis projects, and investigations in other areas of economic geology further indicate the range of research programs carried forward in 1978. Specifically, research on mineral resources and land resources, coastal studies, hydrogeology, basin studies, geologic mapping, and other research (tektites and meteorites, carboniferous of Texas, depositional environments of the Marble Falls Formation, Central Texas) are reported. The establishment of the Mining and Mineral Resources Research Institute is followed. Contracts and grant support and contract reports are listed. The publications eminating from the Bureau are listed. Services rendered by the Bureau and personnel information are included. (MCW)
Date: January 1, 1978
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Preliminary report on the Pacific Gas and Electric Company's notice of intention to seek certification for Geysers Unit 16 (78-NOI-6)

Description: The preliminary findings of fact and conclusion adopted by the Commission Committee are presented. Also, a description of the proposed project, a summary of the proceedings to date, and local, state, and federal government agency comments on the proposal are included. Preliminary findings and conclusions are presented on: (a) conformity to the forecast of statewide and service area electric power demands; (b) the degree to which the proposed site and facility conform with applicable local, regional, state, and federal standards, ordinances and laws; (c) the safety and reliability of the facility; and (d) the relative merit of the proposed transmission line corridors. (MHR)
Date: January 1, 1979
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department