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Science to Protect Public Health and the Environment: EPA Research Program Overview 2016-2019

Description: This document provides and overview of EPA's research programs within the Office of Research and Development. It provides the science needed to address the biggest problems facing environmental science, the Agency, and the world.
Date: November 2015
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
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EPA's 2011 National-scale Toxics Assessment

Description: This document describes the data and approaches used to conduct the EPA's National-scale Air Toxics Assessment, an ongoing comprehensive evaluation of air toxics in the United States.
Date: December 2015
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air Quality, Planning, and Standards
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USAID 50 Anniversary

Description: A report about USAID which is a government agency that provides economic, developmental, and humanitarian assistance around the world to support foreign countries. This report provides information about financial results, program performance, and challenges facing USAID.
Date: November 15, 2011
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Agency for International Development: Fiscal Year 2008

Description: A report that provides an overview of USAID's organization, program, and financial performance centered around strategic goals and program areas. There is a financial section which offers financial details and a section about management and performance challenges.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Agency for International Development.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

2011 National Emissions Inventory, version 2 Technical Support Document

Description: A report which provides a national compilation of emissions sources collected from state, local, and tribal air agencies as well as emissions information from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions program including the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), emissions trading programs such as the Acid Rain Program, and data collected as part of EPA regulatory development for reducing emissions of air toxics.
Date: 2011
Creator: United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

El Niño and health

Description: El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a climate event that originates in the Pacific Ocean but has wide-ranging consequences for weather around the world, and is especially associated with droughts and floods. The irregular occurrence of El Niño and La Niña events has implications for public health. On a global scale, the human effect of natural disasters increases during El Niño. The effect of ENSO on cholera risk in Bangladesh, and malaria epidemics in parts of South Asia and South America has been well established. The strongest evidence for an association between ENSO and disease is provided by time-series analysis with data series that include more than one event. Evidence for ENSO's effect on other mosquito-borne and rodent-borne diseases is weaker than that for malaria and cholera. Health planners are used to dealing with spatial risk concepts but have little experience with temporal risk management. ENSO and seasonal climate forecasts might offer the opportunity to target scarce resources for epidemic control and disaster preparedness.
Date: 1999
Creator: Kovats, R Sari; Bouma, Menno J & Haines, Andy
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Near-term Health Benefits of Greenhouse Gas Reductions: A Proposed Assessment Method and Application in Two Energy Sectors of China

Description: This is a study of projected near-term health benefits associated with greenhouse (GHG) reductions resulting from changes in energy efficiency and structure of energy use in the power and household sectors of China. The work was commissioned by the former Office of Global and Integrated Environmental Health at WHO, in order to explore the scope for modelling in the assessment of such short-term health benefits. China was selected as an appropiate case study for this work, as it fulfilled most of the criteria required, including the fact that it is a large country, with data sets available on air pollution and health, and with information on projected trends in the consumption of fossil fuels
Date: March 1999
Creator: Wang, Xiaodong & Smith, Kirk R.
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2nd High-Level Meeting on Health and Environment in ASEAN and East Asian Countries

Description: The Second High-Level Meeting on Environment and Health in ASEAN and East Asian countries was held in Bangkok, Thailand during 12-13 December 2005. The meeting follows a continuation of the process, which began in Manila in November 2004, where a regional initiative on environment and health was launched by ADB, WHO, and UNEP. It was attended by Representatives from Government and International Agencies and Institutions. The List of Participants is attached as Annexure 2
Date: October 2010
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