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Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Resources, February 1995

Description: This collection of Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) Resources information briefs details assessments and documents completed by OTA and categorized into a variety of topics, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, defense technology, and energy research and development.
Date: February 1995
Creator: Office of Technology Assessment
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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The Clean Air Act

Description: The United States Clean Air Act is legislation authorizing the Environmental Protection Agency to control air pollutiants on a national level.
Date: February 24, 2004
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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The Global Water System Project: Science Framework and Implementation Activities

Description: Water plays a key role in the development and functioning of society by serving as a basic resource for activities such as irrigation, livestock production, fisheries, aquaculture, and hydroelectric power. Adequate water use in house-holds, businesses and manufacturing is a prerequisite of economic growth. Since many of the world's diseases are waterborne, we need clean water and sanitation for reducing the incidence of these diseases. And, most significantly, water provides habitat and sustenance for a rich diversity of plant and animal species that make up aquatic and riparian ecosystems, providing the basis for many of the goods and services received by society. Society is forcing unprecedented changes on global water resources through worldwide abstraction and pollution of water. Society also has a pervasive indirect impact because anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are causing long-term global changes in weather extremes and climate. Changes in the global water system are difficult to understand with simple cause-effect relationships because of the intense and complex linkages and feedbacks between different parts of the system. These changes and linkages also sometimes lead to abrupt changes in water systems such as the eutrophication of coastal aquatic systems, loss of biodiversity, the exceedance of safe water supply in urban areas, or intense competition between different water sectors for remaining water resources.
Date: February 2005
Creator: The Global Water System Project
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Report of the Nineteenth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Description: Different speakers addressed the Panel. Among other decisions of the Nineteenth Session of the IPCC: the Panel decided that well before the next round of elections the Chair would bring to the Panel a proposal describing the rules and procedures to be adopted by the IPCC when conducting elections. The Panel also decided on the terms of reference, draft table of content and draft workplan for developing definitions for degradation of forest and devegetation of other vegetation types, and methodological options to inventory and report on emissions resulting from these activities.
Date: February 2003
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Report of the Twentieth Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Description: This meeting focused on the future of the IPCC and discussed on various reports. The Deputy Executive-Director of the UNEP, addressed the Session on key climate and environmental change issues and informed the session about relevant decisions of the 22nd session of the UNEP Governing Council. Among other speakers, Mr Taka Hiraishi, co-chair of the TFB, introduced a report on the development of the Emissions Factors Data Base (EFDB). He noted, inter alia, that the current aim is to develop a recognised library of emissions factors, and that the search for members of the editorial board is not yet complete.
Date: February 2003
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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IHDP Global Carbon Cycle Research: International Carbon Research Framework

Description: The degree to which carbon flows balance each other - human activities leading to carbon emissions into the atmosphere, vegetation and oceans soaking it up - is the subject of vigorous debate. It is not yet possible to define quantitatively the global effects of human activities such as forestry and agriculture, and may never be so. However, studies to determine these effects have emerged as critical for understanding how the earth's climate will evolve in the future. Global concern about the potential implications of the behaviour of the carbon cycle under anthropogenic stress includes concepts of system instability and large scale change. To contribute to understanding this behaviour, and our potential responses to it, requires a thorough investigation of both biophysical and social systems. Until recently, most scientific assessments of such risks focused on the anatomy of conceivable environmental changes themselves, devoting little attention to either the human driving forces or the ecosystems and societies that might be endangered by the changes. Recently, however, questions about the linkage and interaction of social, ecological, and biogeochemical systems are emerging as a central focus of policy-driven assessments of global environmental risks. The approach used here is to accept humans as an integral part of the carbon cycle, not as an agent perturbing an otherwise natural system - indeed, this approach assumes there is no independence of the different components of the carbon cycle. The human dimensions research community sees this critical and necessary re-conceptualisation as the foundation of a new approach to studying the interaction between human and environmental systems.
Date: February 2001
Creator: Gupta, Joeeta; Lebel, Louis; Vellinga, Pier & Young, Oran
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Report of the Third Session of the WMO/UNEP Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Description: The Third session of the IPCC highlighted the magnitude of the global environmental problem and emphasized the need of improving our knowledge base and preparation for cooperative preventive actions. The Panel also emphasized the need for the marriage of science and politics in the good sense of the word.
Date: February 1990
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Report of the Seventh Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Description: The primary objective of the Seventh session of the IPCC was to agree on the contents of the 1992 IPCC Supplement. Accordingly, the panel was informed of the results of the session of the IPCC Task Force on IPCC Structure and expressed its view on the future of its work in the last section of the 1992 Supplement (which would be further developed at its 8th's session.
Date: February 1992
Creator: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Partner: UNT Libraries
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[Kathleen Leos speaks about the benefits bilingual education]

Description: This article explores the benefits of dual language instruction that was brought up by Kathleen Leos at a summit on bilingual education at Southern Methodist University. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.
Date: February 3, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Women's health]

Description: This article deals with a health fair whose target audience was Hispanic women in the city of Fort Worth. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.
Date: February 3, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Cumbre Latina Concejales

Description: This article describes how three North Texas councilmen of Hispanic descent called for a meeting of community leaders to assist the Hispanic community with economic, educational, and leadership development. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.
Date: February 9, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Women's health fair]

Description: This article consists of the captions for four photographs at a health fair organized by the non-profit Sister to Sister. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.
Date: February 17, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Great Safety Adventure]

Description: This article deals with the Home Safety Council informing students on how to prevent home accidents. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.
Date: February 20, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Public health forum]

Description: At a public forum in Fort Worth organized by the Allied Communities of Tarrant people vented their frustration at the lack of medical care for lower socio-economic classes. Both the original Spanish article and the English translation are included.
Date: February 24, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Big Brothers, Big Sisters]

Description: Este artículo trata del impacto positivo que Carlos Linares y la organización Big Brothers, Big Sisters tuvieron en un individuo más joven. Se incluyen tanto el artículo original en español como la traducción al inglés.
Date: February 15, 2006
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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Early Birds - January 2006

Description: Early Birds - January 2006.
Date: February 17, 2006
Creator: United States. Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Minutes: Intelligence Joint Cross-Service Group, February 12, 2004]

Description: BRAC 2005 Intelligence Joint Cross-Service Group Meeting Minutes of February 12, 2004. The document is redacted and includes the Brief to IJCSG Principals (PowerPoint slides).
Date: February 12, 2004
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[Minutes: Intelligence Joint Cross-Service Group, February 2, 2005]

Description: BRAC 2005 Intelligence Joint Cross-Service Group Meeting Minutes of February 2, 2005. The document is redacted, and the meeting minutes were withheld as classified information.
Date: February 2, 2005
Creator: United States. Department of Defense.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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