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UNEP in 2001

Description: The UNEP annual report highlights the various UNEP activities for the year 2001. The report pays particular attention to the Johannesburg (South Africa) meeting on sustainable development.
Date: 2002
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Partner: UNT Libraries

UNEP in 2002

Description: The UNEP annual report for 2002 looks back over the past year and highlights various UNEP activities. The report summarizes various events, including the Johannesburg (South Africa) meeting on leadership for a sustainable future, which states that good governance within each country and at the international level is essential for sustainable development.
Date: 2003
Creator: United Nations Environment Programme
Partner: UNT Libraries

Biological Indices of Stream Pollution

Description: A thorough biological survey and evaluation is a lengthy and expensive project. The number of technically trained persons required prevent its use by most public agencies. Since public health departments are the groups most frequently concerned with measuring the effects of pollution in streams, a need exists for a simplified method of sanitary survey. Recognizing this need, the Texas Health Department assigned the writer the problem of devising a method of survey which would require a field party of two and could be conducted entirely from a mobile field laboratory.
Date: August 1952
Creator: Russell, James C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Land-based sources protocol to Cartagena Convention : message from the President of the United States transmitting protocol concerning pollution from land-based sources and activities ("the Protocol") to the Convention for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment of the Wider Caribbean Region, with annexes, done at Oranjestad, Aruba, on October 6, 1999, and signed by the United States on that same date

Description: This treaty sets out general legal obligations to protect the marine environment of the Gulf of Mexico, Straits of Florida, Caribbean Sea, and immediately adjacent areas of the Atlantic Ocean-collectively known as the Wider Caribbean Region.
Date: 2007
Creator: United States. President (2001-2009 : Bush) & Rice, Condoleezza, 1954-
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Distribution of Environmental Contaminants: a Socio-Historical Study of Selected Neighborhoods in Dallas County, Texas

Description: This research expands on recent sociological studies which maintain that environmental contaminants in America are disproportionately placed in neighborhoods inhabited by minorities and the poor. Prior studies have focused on the predictor variables which identify areas of contamination near residential neighborhoods, yet fail to explore the socio-political and historical factors which contribute to these phenomena. The Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory 1990 database, the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission's Annual Report of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Program for 1992, and the U.S. Census Bureau's 1990 Census Data for Dallas County were utilized in pinpointing industries violating toxic release standards. Socio-historical data was obtained from government and historical records and reports, books, and newspaper clippings on Dallas County. Maps and data were obtained from the North Central Texas Council of Governments, and the cities of Dallas and Garland. Chapter I discusses the synergetic forces of capitalism, urban growth, uneven development, and settlement patterns resulting in the distribution of environmental contaminants. Chapter II reviews the literature and presents evidence that race and class are strong predictors of where environmental contaminants are located. Chapter III outlines the data and methods employed. Chapter IV traces the historical development of Dallas County. Chapter V details those political, economic, and social factors contributing to the convergence of people and contaminants within three selected neighborhoods. The forces which historically relegate minorities, particularly Blacks and Hispanics, and the poor to less desirable jobs, cheaper housing, and land costs are also explored. Cheap land and labor attract industry which, in turn, attracts more laborers. Chapter VI, the summary and conclusions, utilizes the socio-spatial approach in examining urban infrastructure development (i.e. roads and railways) which also reduces adjacent land costs making housing more affordable for minorities and the poor. This study concludes that because of historical development and ...
Date: December 1997
Creator: Cutrer, Jennifer G.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effects of Pulp and Paper Mill Wastewaters on Phytoplankton Primary Productivity in the Red River, Louisiana

Description: Responses of phytoplankton productivity in the Red River to unbleached pulp and paper mill wastewaters were monitored using in situ ^14C incubation. Preoperational studies, conducted prior to the discharge of mill wastewaters varied seasonally, but revealed similar productivity trends when compared with postoperational studies, conducted after mill discharges began entering the Red River. Carbon assimilation rates measured downstream of mill discharge were generally greater than upstream levels in both preoperational and postoperational studies. Selected physical, chemical, and biological parameters varied seasonally, but showed similar upstream-downstream values and preoperational-postoperational values. Total Organic Carbon (TOC), Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC), and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD_5) were positively correlated with postoperational productivity rates. Apparent color was negatively correlated with productivity rates.
Date: May 1984
Creator: Holler, Jeffrey Dee
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Clip: Gas Well Follo]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6:00 P.M.
Date: May 17, 1978
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: White Rock Lake]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10:00 P.M.
Date: May 15, 1978
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Honoring Our Heritage and other Denton Chamber of Commerce Productions]

Description: This video contains four segments that concern the Denton Chamber of Commerce. The first segment, "Honoring Our Heritage," covers the history of the Chamber of Commerce. The story is presented by an actor portraying A.C. Owsley (President, 1909-1913). The production includes interviews with past Chamber of Commerce Presidents (in order of appearance) Tom Harpool, Jr. (1953), R.L. Selby, Jr. (1958), Marvin Ramey (1957), Bill Utter (1959), John Moellinger (1974), Roy Appleton, Jr. (1961), Fred W. Patterson (1979), Bob Crouch (1984), and Barbara Russell (1991). The second segment (beginning at 00:12:52) contains footage of unidentified men and women at what appears to be a reception. The third segment (beginning at 00:14:21) is news footage by reporter Mike Anderson (ca. 1996) about pollution in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and actions taken by the North Texas Clean Air Coalition, Sammons Communication, and the Denton Chamber of Commerce to help Denton meet its air quality goals. An unidentified woman and Chamber of Commerce representative Chuck Patterson are interviewed. The fourth segment (beginning at 00:18:49) features an unidentified woman paying tribute to Chamber of Commerce volunteer James Wood of Lake Dallas Flowers and Balloons.
Date: 1992
Creator: Sammons Communications
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Cumulative Increment Analysis for the Breton National Wilderness Area

Description: The final report of the a study performed in the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Region, analyzing the SO2 and NO2 increment for the Brenton National Wilderness Area.
Date: December 2008
Creator: Wheeler, Neil J. M.; Reid, Stephen B.; Craig, Kenneth J.; Zielonka, Jeffrey R.; Stauffer, David R. & Hanna, Steven R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Dallas Storm Water]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story about water levels following storms in Dallas. This b-roll footage shows water, debris, and views of the Dallas skyline from the Trinity River. The story aired at 10:00 A.M.
Date: July 8, 2005
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Environmental Inequality in Tarrant County: An Analysis of Public and Private Sector Waste

Description: Thesis written by a student in the UNT Honors College discussing the distribution of environmental contamination generated by public and private sector activities as it relates to the social, demographic, and economic characteristics of the inhabitants of Tarrant County, Texas.
Date: Spring 2007
Creator: Pohlmeyer, Remington
Partner: UNT Honors College

Evaluating Pollution Potential of Land-Based Waste Disposal Santa Clara County, California -- An Application of Earth-Science Data for Planning

Description: From introduction: As a result of recently initiated programs such as the San Francisco Bay Region Environment and Resources Planning Study, planners in the San Francisco Bay region are becoming increasingly aware of the types and possible uses earth-science data. These data encompasses a wide spectrum of disciplines including hydrology, topography, geology, geomorphology, and seismology. If properly integrated with the planner's competence in demography, sociology, economics, and other fields, earth-science data can be invaluable for evaluating and controlling many critical environment problems in urban areas.
Date: 1974
Creator: Hines, W. G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Microbial Activity in "Overland Flow" Industrial Waste Treatment

Description: One of the major problems of modern industries concerns the disposal of waste materials without the concomitant pollution of the environment. Several food and wood products industries have solved this problem by using the "overland flow" method of waste treatment. The research described in this paper was undertaken to ascertain the fact that the waste purification occurring on the disposal field is the result of microbial activities in the soil, and to study the transformations taking place.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Eubanks, Elizabeth R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Atrazine Monitoring and Modeling in the Lake Lavon Watershed

Description: This report describes a study to identify the distribution and extent of areas potentially at risk for atrazine (a broad leaf weedkiller) runoff in the Lake Lavon watershed, which is a major water supply for the Dallas area. The report presents the results of the study and makes recommendations for how information can be used in a cost-effective watershed atrazine reduction strategy.
Date: August 2001
Creator: Atkinson, Samuel F.; Waller, William T.; Dickson, Kenneth L.; Sanmanee, Sirichai & Moreno, Maria C.
Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

Environmental Agents Control Act

Description: The government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) passed this law to protect the environment and human health from harm by toxic chemicals or microbial preparations, including pesticides, fungicides, as well as certain synthetic chemicals.
Date: unknown
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Partner: UNT Libraries

Drinking Water Management Act

Description: This law was passed by the Republic of China (Taiwan) to safeguard public health by protecting drinking water resources from pollution by dumping, logging, industry, nuclear waste, ranching, recreation, mineral exploration and extraction, transportation, and other activities.
Date: January 27, 2006
Creator: China (Republic : 1949- ). Huan jing bao hu shu
Partner: UNT Libraries

Evaluation of the Use of the Bivalves Ischadium recurvum Rafinesque, 1820 and Corbicula fluminea Muller, 1774 as Biological Indicators of Relative Water Quality in Terms of Growth and Upper Temperature Tolerance

Description: Growth of mussels under laboratory conditions was examined under various food regimes in different water types and temperatures. Growth was less than would be useful as an indicator and comparisons with field exposures were of minimal value. The effects of organophosphates on bivalves were examined via toxicity tests, tissue concentration, and by controlling exposure through the use of physical constraints. Upper temperature tolerance of both bivalve species was examined with respect to different acclimation temperatures and organophosphate exposures. Deviations from control exposures occurred at some temperatures. Copper effectively lowered the mean heat coma temperatures of C. fluminea at some concentrations, however, chlorine exposures did not alter heat coma temperature.
Date: December 1997
Creator: Hemming, Jon Michael
Partner: UNT Libraries