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Executive Order - Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

Description: This order establishes a national policy to ensure the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources, enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies, preserve maritime heritage, support sustainable uses and access, provide for adaptive management to enhance understanding of and capacity to respond to climate change and ocean acidification, and coordinate with national security and foreign policy interests. This order also provides for the development of coastal and marine spatial plans that build upon and improve existing Federal, State, tribal, local, and regional decision making and planning processes.
Date: July 19, 2010
Creator: United States. President (2009- : Obama)
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States

Description: This brochure highlights a report that summarizes the science of climate change, and the impacts of climate change on the United States.
Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

The State of the Hudson 2009

Description: This report describes the environmental quality of the Hudson River and its watershed, including issues such as pollution, population growth, and biodiversity. The report also describes the habitats of estuaries, watersheds, and rivers in general.
Date: 2009
Creator: New York (State). Hudson River Estuary Program.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Roadmap for Restoring Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustainability

Description: This document describes the economic and environmental value of the gulf coast environment and plans by federal and state governments to restore and protect wetlands and barrier islands.
Date: March 2010
Creator: Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Working Group (U.S.)
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Sustainable Sites Initiative: Guidelines and Performance Benchmarks

Description: This guide describes how to develop a site in a way that does the least damage to the ecosystem, and provides maximum ecological benefits, including improved air quality, storm water treatment, and energy efficiency.
Date: 2009
Creator: American Society of Landscape Architects
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Ecological Survey of the Herpetofauna of Palo Pinto County, Texas

Description: The purpose of this research was to compile a presence list of reptiles and amphibians that occur in Palo Pinto County, Texas, and to investigate the ecological distributions and zoogeographic affinities of these herpetiles. The study area was chosen primarily because of its location in North Central Texas and its rugged topography, which sets it apart from the surrounding area.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Porter, Stuart T.
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Ecoregion: Desert Arid

Description: This brochure describes the effects of climate change in the desert and arid regions of the United States.
Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Hindu Method to Save the Planet

Description: This paper discusses the Hindu religion and elements of ecology that relate to this religion. It describes some of the principles of Mahatma Gandhi and describes how these are important spiritually and ecologically.
Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Item Type: Paper
Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service

ReSource, Volume 12, 2000

Description: ReSource magazine includes articles and notes about research at University of North Texas in various academic fields.
Date: 2000
Creator: University of North Texas
Partner: University Relations, Communications & Marketing department for UNT

Swadhyaya's Dharmic Ecology

Description: Article discussing an essay by the author titled "Dharmic Ecology: Perspectives from the Swadhyaya Practitioners," discussing the Swadhyayis and their Vrksamandiras, or tree-temples, and dharmic ecology.
Date: 2010
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Impact of Climate Range on the Desert Pupfish

Description: This activity is a resource for teachers of grades 5-8 to conduct a lesson on the impact of climate change on a specific species.
Date: June 2009
Creator: U.S. Global Change Research Program
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

An Ecological Study of the Pine Vole, Microtus Pinetorum, in Northeast Texas

Description: This study dealt with the life history and population dynamics of the pine vole, Microtus pinetorum. In the past there has been a void of ecological material concerning this small mammal in the southwestern region of its range. From November, 1969, through February, 1970, a survey was conducted in Marion County and Harrison County, Texas, to determine the most suitable habitat for an ecological study of Microtus pinetorum. A study was then initiated in March, 1970, and continued through March, 1971, on an undisturbed marsh five miles south of Marshall, Harrison County, Texas.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Greer, Roy E.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Influence of a Return of Native Grasslands upon the Ecology and Distribution of Small Rodents in Big Bend National Park

Description: In the southwestern United States there is a delicate balance between the existing grasslands and the rodent fauna. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the influence of secondary succession of native grasslands upon the ecology and distribution of small rodents. Two methods of determining the rodent species were plot quadrates and trap lines using Sherman live traps.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Baccus, John T.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Expendable Creation: Classical Pentecostalism and Environmental Disregard

Description: Whereas the ecological crisis has elicited a response from many quarters of American Christianity, classical (or denominational) Pentecostals have expressed almost no concern about environmental problems. The reasons for their disregard of the environment lie in the Pentecostal worldview which finds expression in their: (1) tradition; (2) view of human and natural history; (3) common theological beliefs; and (4) scriptural interpretation. All these aspects of Pentecostalism emphasize and value the supernatural--conversely viewing nature as subordinate, dependent and temporary. Therefore, the ecocrisis is not problematic because, for Pentecostals, the natural environment is: of only relative value; must serve the divine plan; and will soon be destroyed and replaced. Furthermore, Pentecostals are likely to continue their environmental disregard, since the supernaturalism which spawns it is key to Pentecostal identity.
Date: December 1997
Creator: Goins, Jeffrey P. (Jeffrey Paul)
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Dharmic Method to Save the Planet

Description: This article discusses environmentalism and ways in which dharmic methods can help save the planet. While most Americans are familiar with the terms such as "yoga" and "Bollywood," Indian perspectives toward the ecology seem to be largely unknown.
Date: May 12, 2011
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Item Type: Article
Partner: UNT College of Public Affairs and Community Service

Marine Pollution Control Act

Description: This law was passed by the Republic of China (Taiwan) in order to control marine pollution, protect public health, and sustainably use marine resources.
Date: November 1, 2000
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- )
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries

Harmful Algal Blooms in US Waters

Description: This document discusses the causes of harmful algae blooms and their impact on the environment, public health, and the economy. The document also discusses options for managing algal blooms and current federal efforts to address the problem.
Date: October 2000
Creator: National Science and Technology Council (U.S.). Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries