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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.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

U.S. Periods of War

Description: Many wars or conflicts in U.S. history have federally designated "periods of war," dates marking their beginning and ending. This report lists the beginning and ending dates for "periods of war" found in Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations, dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It also lists and differentiates other beginning dates given in declarations of war, as well as termination of hostilities dates and armistice and ending dates given in proclamations, laws, or treaties.
Date: September 14, 2010
Creator: Torreon, Barbara Salazar
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Saving Rates in the United States: Calculation and Comparison

Description: The amount of money saved has important economic consequences. Nationally, the amount of saving affects how much can be invested and ultimately the size of the capital stock. This report explains how national saving is measured, presents recent estimates of saving rates in the United States, and, for comparison, provides those of other major industrial countries.
Date: September 14, 2010
Creator: Elwell, Craig K.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Running Deficits: Positives and Pitfalls

Description: The FY2009 federal deficit swelled to $1.414 trillion, or nearly 10% of gross domestic product (GDP), due to the economic recession. The size of recent deficits has added to longstanding concerns regarding the federal government's long-term fiscal condition. However, deficit finance can serve as an important policy tool. This report discusses how deficit finance can help governments manage their economies and how large and persistent deficits can lead to severe economic problems.
Date: September 14, 2010
Creator: Austin, D. Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program: Background, Issues, and Options for Congress

Description: The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is a relatively inexpensive Navy surface combatant equipped with modular "plug-and-fight" mission packages. FY2011 issues for Congress include whether to approve, reject, or modify the Navy's request for FY2011 procurement and advance procurement funding for the LCS program, and whether to provide any additional direction to the Navy regarding LCS acquisition strategy.
Date: October 14, 2010
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Liquid Metal Fuel Reactor: Four-Inch Utility Test Loop: Design, Construction, Operation, and Experimental Results

Description: Report issued by the Brookhaven National Laboratory discussing fuel reactor test loops. The "design, construction, operation, and experimental results" (p. 1) are presented. This report includes tables, illustrations, and photographs.
Date: July 14, 1960
Creator: Hoffman, K. C.; Isler, R. J.; Scarlett, C. H. & Schoener, G. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Beyond Structural Genomics for Plant Science

Description: This book chapter provides an overview of the genomics and postgenomic technologies that are likely to have the greatest impacts on agronomy over the next 10-20 years and describes a number of case studies of their application.
Date: September 14, 2007
Creator: Dixon, R. A.; Bouton, Joseph H. (Joseph Henry), 1948-; Narasimhamoorthy, Brindha; Saha, Malay; Wang, Z.-Y. (Zeng-Yu), 1963- & May, Gregory D.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

[Children Playing Baseball]

Description: Two matted photographs of children playing baseball. The photograph on the left shows a boy wearing a baseball glove and cap that are too big for him. The photograph on the right shows a very young boy crouching and throwing a baseball. Narrative by Junebug Clark: In an empty house lot in Hamtramck, Michigan Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 6887-0003-17c
Date: September 14, 1954
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[No. 21 Zack Hayes]

Description: Photograph of North Texas State University varsity basketball player, Zack Hayes, with the No. 21 jersey. Hayes is seen jumping up from the court and tosses the basketball above his head.
Date: November 14, 1962
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Norman Colglazier shooting a basketball]

Description: Photograph of Norman Colglazier, a North Texas State University basketball player. In this image, Colglazier is jumping in the gym with arms outstretched as he shoots a basketball. Folded bleachers, a basketball hoop, and the gym balcony are visible behind Colglazier.
Date: November 14, 1962
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[John Savage Posing with Basketball]

Description: Photograph of North Texas State University varsity basketball player, John Savage, with the No. 14 jersey. Savage is seen resting on his knee as he poses with a basketball that he holds in his hand. The bottom of the ball has a white seven on it.
Date: November 14, 1962
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Carl Miller holding a basketball]

Description: Photograph of Carl Miller, a North Texas State University basketball student, standing and holding a basketball in preparation to pass or shoot. Miller is standing in the gym, with folded bleachers, the balcony, and gym windows visible behind him.
Date: November 14, 1962
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Lampsilis teres, Specimen #369

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including the right valve only. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Colorado basin. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: August 14, 1979
Creator: Britton, Joseph & Britton, David
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum