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Assessment of the Greenhouse Gas Emission Benefits of Heavy Duty Natural Gas Vehicles in the United States: Final Report

Description: A paper which presents a review of existing literature on emission factors, emission data collection techniques, and analytical approaches. It presents the results of SAIC's analysis of available CO2 and CH4 GHG emission data from chassis dynamometer tests of heavy-duty vehicle exhaust.
Date: September 22, 2005
Creator: Davies, Christina; Findsen, Jette & Pedraza, Lindolfo
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Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2014 Third Edition: Technical Documentation

Description: This is a technical document in regards to climate change. The document covers measurements and calculation methods, explains how to obtaining data, estimates of variability and uncertainty, and provides references and sources.
Date: May 2014
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2012: Technical Documentation

Description: This report contains key indicators related to the causes and effects of climate change. The data has been contributed by over 40 partnering government agencies, academic institutions, and others. Key indicators include greenhouse gases, weather and climate, oceans, snow and ice, health and society, and ecosystems.
Date: December 2012
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
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A Bill : House Bill 2460

Description: On April 3, 2007, Governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas established a Governor's Commission on Global Warming with the signing of HB2460. The commission will study the potential impacts of climate change on the state’s environment and economy, and then recommend a global warming pollutant reduction goal and strategies for achieving it. Commission members will include representatives from the state government as well as many groups including scientific, energy, forestry, agricultural, and environmental organizations, among others. The Commission must report its findings by November 1, 2008.
Date: March 2007
Creator: Governor Mike Beebe
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Montana Climate Change Action Plan: Final Report of the Governor’s Climate Change Advisory Committee

Description: Report of the Governor’s Climate Change Advisory Committee, managed by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and facilitated by the Center for Climate Strategies. It provides 54 policy recommendations help reduce the state’s emissions of green house gases to 1990 levels by the year 2020. Most will have additional benefits, including reduced reliance on imported fossil fuels, reduction in air pollution, increased opportunity for Montana agriculture to provide renewable fuels, healthier forests, and the opportunity for the state to be a leader in developing new technologies.
Date: November 2007
Creator: Montana.Governor's Climate Change Advisory Committee
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Department of Homeland Security 2014 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan

Description: This report reflects the Department of Homeland Securities' strategic vision for doing business in a more efficient and sustainable way. The report includes sections on greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, sustainable building, fleet management, water use efficiency and management, pollution prevention and waste reduction, sustainable acquisition, electronic stewardship and data centers, renewable energy, climate change resilience, and energy performance contracts.
Date: June 23, 2014
Creator: United States. Department of Homeland Security.
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United States Climate Action Report 2014

Description: This report contains national communication, a quadrennial report detailing actions the United States is taking at home and internationally to mitigate, adapt to, and assist others in addressing climate change.
Date: 2014
Creator: United States. Department of State.
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Evaluation of the Impact of EISA Federal Project Investments

Description: The DOE's Federal Energy Management Program has been charged by Office of Management and Budget to conduct an evaluation on actual and verifiable energy savings and carbon emissions reductions from federal energy management investments made across the Federal government as a result of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This study presents the findings from that evaluation.
Date: December 31, 2012
Creator: Judd, Kathleen S.; Wendel, Emily M.; Morris, Scott L.; Williamson, Jennifer L.; Halverson, Mark A.; Livingston, Olga V. et al.
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Analytical Audit: Annex on emissions measurements and projections

Description: This document reviews the United Kingdom's process of compiling historical greenhouse gas emissions, the process of estimating greenhouse gas emissions projections, the state of greenhouse gas emissions, and the implications of these findings on the United Kingdoms domestic targets. The paper is based on analysis prepared by the Office of Climate Change in the United Kingdom in order to facilitate discussion within government departments.
Date: unknown
Creator: Great Britain. Office of Climate Change
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Two Degree is Too Much! Impacts of 2°C Global Warming On Antarctic Penguins

Description: This research shows perennial Arctic ice is melting by nearly 10% a decade. It’s on course to disappear entirely by the end of the century. This means polar bears, walrus and seals living on the ice could become extinct. Many other Arctic species would also feel severe impacts. The fears of Inuit communities from Greenland to eastern Russia are also covered in the WWF report. Global warming puts traditional hunting and food-sharing at great risk." Sixty per cent of the tundra habitat of birds like ravens, snow buntings, falcons, loons, sandpipers and terns could be lost in the 2°C warming scenario. Migratory birds will lose vital staging and breeding grounds, affecting biodiversity around the world. So, two degrees? It’s too much!
Date: October 2010
Creator: WWF (Organization). Antarctic Climate Change Focal Project.
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Trends in Emissions of Ozone-Depleting Substances, Ozone Layer Recovery, and Implications for Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure

Description: This Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP 2.4) focuses on the Climate models. Depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer by human-produced ozone-depleting substances has been recognized as a global environmental issue for more than three decades, and the international effort to address the issue via the United Nations Montreal Protocol marked its 20-year anniversary in 2007. Scientific understanding underpinned the Protocol at its inception and ever since. As scientific knowledge advanced and evolved, the Protocol evolved through amendment and adjustment. Policy-relevant science has documented the rise, and now the beginning decline, of the atmospheric abundances of many ozone-depleting substances in response to actions taken by the nations of the world. Projections are for a return of ozone-depleting chemicals (compounds containing chlorine and bromine) to their "pre-ozone-depletion" (pre-1980) levels by the middle of this century for the midlatitudes; the polar regions are expected to follow suit within 20 years after that. Since the 1980s, global ozone sustained a depletion of about 5 percent in the midlatitudes of both the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere, where most of the Earth's population resides; it is now showing signs of turning the corner towards increasing ozone. The large seasonal depletions in the polar regions are likely to continue over the next decade but are expected to subside over the next few decades.
Date: November 2008
Creator: US Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.
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Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Proposed Federal Plan Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electric Utility Generating Units Constructed on or before January 8, 2014; Model Trading Rules; Amendments for Framework Regulations

Description: Regulatory Impact Analysis report discussing benefits, costs and economic impacts of the Proposed Federal Plan Requirements for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electric Utility Generating Units Constructed on or before January 8, 2014; Model Trading Rules; Amendments for Framework Regulations where the EPA proposing a federal plan to implement the emissions guidelines for existing fossil fuel-fired EGUs under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Date: October 23, 2015
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Streamlining climate change and air pollution reporting: Final Report

Description: The environmental policies currently being negotiated are likely to require Member State (MS) to control and report their emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and air pollutants (AP) more precisely. While there are likely to be associated costs, it is also likely that the cost of timely and targeted action will be less than the longer term cost of inaction. A number of European Union (EU) legal instruments are used to regulate emissions - several of these are under review. The review not only needs to anticipate future policy needs but also assess the alignment of the various instruments and whether the burden on users can be further minimized.
Date: July 2009
Creator: Pulles, Tinus; Goodwin, Justin; Kruijd, Jeroen; Jozwicka, Magdalena; Janssen, Katleen; Vandenbroucke, Danny et al.
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