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Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of Arctic-related issues for Congress and refers readers to more in-depth CRS reports on specific relevant topics.
Date: August 4, 2014
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of Arctic-related issues for Congress and refers readers to more in-depth CRS reports on specific relevant topics.
Date: March 17, 2015
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides an in-depth overview of Arctic-related issues for Congress and refers readers to more in-depth CRS reports on specific relevant topics.
Date: May 1, 2015
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of Arctic-related issues for Congress, and refers readers to more in-depth CRS reports on specific Arctic-related issues.
Date: April 24, 2015
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Does the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Listing Provide More Protection of Polar Bear?: A Look at the Special Rules

Description: This report looks at the regulations surrounding the polar bear, which has been protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) since 1972. The report discusses the protections, prohibitions, and special rules for polar bears as well as exceptions to the rules, habitat issues, recovery plans, and other issues regarding polar bear protections.
Date: March 26, 2009
Creator: Alexander, Kristina
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of Arctic-related issues for Congress, and refers readers to more in-depth CRS reports on specific Arctic-related issues. Congressional readers with questions about an issue discussed in this report should contact the author or authors of the section discussing that issue. The authors are identified by footnote at the start of each section.
Date: December 23, 2011
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Changes in the Arctic: Background and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of Arctic-related issues for Congress and refers readers to more in-depth CRS reports on specific Arctic-related issues.
Date: January 21, 2011
Creator: O'Rourke, Ronald
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Issues Affecting Tidal, Wave, and In-Stream Generation Projects

Description: This report provides an overview of developments and considerations regarding wave, tidal, and in-stream energy generation technology. It summarizes federal involvement in the regulation of this new industry and highlights current issues in the field.
Date: October 7, 2008
Creator: Lane, Nic
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Polar Bears: Listing Under the Endangered Species Act

Description: On May 14, 2008, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced the listing of polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The listing itself was praised by some environmentalists, other parties, who opposed the listing itself, argued that the science supporting listing was weak, but felt that the regulations mitigated some of the economic impacts of the listing.
Date: March 4, 2009
Creator: Buck, Eugene H.; Corn, M. L. & Alexander, Kristina
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Polar Bears: Listing Under the Endangered Species Act

Description: This report discusses the protection of polar bears under the Endangered Species Act and how they are affected by climate change, contaminants, and subsistence and sport hunting.
Date: June 2, 2008
Creator: Buck, Eugene H. & Corn, M. L.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Summary for Policy-makers

Description: Report summarizing the policy-relevant findings of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme' 2015 assessments of short-lived climate pollutants (Methane, Black carbon, and Ozone).
Date: May 23, 2016
Creator: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

AMAP Assessment 2015: Methane as an Arctic Climate Forcer

Description: This assessment report presents the results of the 2015 AMAP Assessment of Methane as an Arctic climate forcer. This is the first AMAP assessment dealing with this issues and complements a second assessment of black carbon and tropospheric ozone as Arctic climate forcers.
Date: 2005
Creator: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2009 Report

Description: This report discusses the current and future Arctic marine activity. The results of this comprehensive assessment are a range of key findings linked to the main topics identifiers.
Date: 2009
Creator: Arctic Council. Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment Working Group.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Arctic Ocean and Climate Change: A Scenario for the US Navy

Description: This report is an edited compilation of the views of the panel of experts convened by the United States Arctic Research Commission to assist the Navy in considering the effects of climate change on their operations in and around the Arctic Ocean in the mid to lat Twenty First Century.
Date: 2002
Creator: United States. Arctic Research Commission.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Arctic Ocean Acidification Assessment: Summary for Policymakers

Description: This document provides an executive summary of the 2013 Arctic Ocean Acidification Assessment. The summary includes an update on the state of ocean acidification in the Arctic and how that acidification is impacting on the Arctic marine environment.
Date: 2013
Creator: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Identification of Arctic Marine Areas of Heightened Ecological and Cultural Significance: Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) IIc

Description: This document reports on the work of the Arctic States to identify Arctic areas of ecological and cultural significance and where possible implement steps to protect these areas from the impacts of marine shipping.
Date: 2013
Creator: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna. Sustainable Development Working Group
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Socio-Economic Drivers of Change in the Arctic

Description: This report presents an overview of the potential directions of non-climate drivers affecting the Arctic, and explicitly excludes discussion of potential impacts and responses. The report splits these non-climate drivers into two perspectives: global and Arctic.
Date: 2014
Creator: Andrew, Robbie
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Policy-makers Summary: Arctic Pollution Issues 2015

Description: This document presents the policy-makers summary of the 2015 AMAP Assessments of Pollution Issues (POPs Trends; Radioactivity in the Arctic; Human Health in the Arctic). More detailed information on the results of the assessments can be found in the related Scientific Assessment Reports.
Date: 2015
Creator: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Snow, Water, Ice, and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA): Climate Change and the Cryosphere

Description: Report presenting the findings of the Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic (SWIPA): Climate Change and the Cryosphere assessment performed by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) in close cooperation with the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), the World Climate Research Programme/Climate and Cryosphere (WCRP/CliC) Project and the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA).
Date: 2011
Creator: Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Arctic Strategy

Description: Report detailing the Department of Defense's strategy for maintaining stability and protecting United States interests in the Arctic region as receding ice enables increased human access.
Date: November 2013
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department