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Coastal Management Lesson Plan Who Moved the Beach?

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Focus Question. What are the primary causes and impacts of coastal erosion, and how should human communities respond to this process? Learning Objectives. Students will identify coastal erosion as a natural process, and explain how human activity can increase the risks associated with coastal erosion. Students will identify options for reducing risks caused by coastal erosion, and discuss the advantages and problems associated with these options. Students will a...

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Coastal Management Lesson Plan Where's the Point?

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Learning Objectives. Students will be able to explain at least five sources of contaminated runoff. Students will be able to describe at least five impacts that contaminated runoff may have on coastal ecosystems and resources. Students will be able to describe and discuss at least five actions that can be taken to reduce or eliminate contaminated runoff.

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Ocean and Coastal Futures : The Global Context

By: Allen Hammond

Excerpt: The interaction of human society and the planet is a coupled nonlinear complex system. If you take complex systems apart and just study the parts, you miss some of the important phenomena; you have to look at the whole. So it is important to try to take an overview of how many factors interact--population trends, economic trends, social and political trends, environmental trends, security trends. I will emphasize environmental trends in these remarks, but will t...

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Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Coastal Zone Management Program, federally approved not participating in CZMP Estuarine Research Reserves, designated proposed...

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Office of Coast Survey

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Description: This document contains information regarding the Office of Coast Survey.

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Labor Requiements

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Specific manpower reuirements for a given road section are a function of the equipment requirments and a lareg number of other local variables.

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersaugust 2000-Iss...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Lobster fishermen and dealers began reporting significant numbers of dead and dying lobsters in their lobster pot gear in the western half of Long Island Sound in mid-September of 1999. Affected lobsters appeared normal, but were limp or dead. The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP) Long Island Sound trawl survey recorded a drop off of lobster catch in September and a more noticeable decline in abundance and an increase in sick lobsters in...

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersapril 2000-Issu...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Morro Bay, California, was accepted into the NEP in 1995, and recently a public draft of the CCMP for Morro Bay was completed. The Morro Bay watershed was also chosen as a site for a long term National Monitoring Project in 1992. As part of the NMP, California Polytechnic State University partnered with the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (CCRWQCB) to design a paired watershedstudy to evaluate Best Management Practices (BMPs) effect on improvi...

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Manual for Deising Chemicals : Application Practices

By: David L. Richardson

Excerpt: The Natonal Environmental Research Center Cincinnati has Reviewed this report and approven its publication. Approval does nto signfy that the contents nevessarily reflect the views and policies of the U.S. environmental protection Agency, nor does mention of trade names or commercial products vontitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

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New Approaches to Environmental Management : Lessons from the Ches...

By: Donald F. Boesch

Excerpt: Ecosystem Management. Coastal management is evolving from a limited, compartmentalized endeavor that seeks to manage land uses and human activities in the narrow coastal zone to an expansive, integrated activity that reaches far inland, addresses water and air quality, incorporates fisheries and other living resource management, and engages society?s future life style choices. This requires an ecosystem approach that broadly embraces the physical environment and...

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersoctober 2000-Is...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: 6. Education and Public Access -- The agreement also addresses people. There is a commitment to provide every school student in the Chesapeake Bay watershed with an outdoor bay or stream experience by the time they graduate from high school, beginning with today's eighth grade students. There are also goals for increasing public access to the bay and its tributaries (30% increase in public access points by 2010) and an increase in water trails by 500 miles by 2005.

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersjune 2000-Issue...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program (IRLNEP) and the St. Johns Water Management District, working in cooperation with the South Florida Water Management District, have recently completed a study to clarify contributions of nitrogen to the Lagoon from on-site disposal systems (OSDS). The report, entitled On-Site Sewage Disposal Systems Pollutant Loading Evaluation - Test and Validation of Indian River Lagoon Nitrogen Model, focused on developing and ...

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersdecember 2000-I...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The restoration program arose from a thorough assessment of estuarine hydrology by engineering consultants and extensive biological documentation by researchers from San Diego State University's Pacific Estuarine Research Laboratory (PERL). The program is being implemented in phases, using an adaptive management process whereby information derived from construction experience, project monitoring, and research influences the designs for subsequent phases of const...

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Northeast Weather Services

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Can Be either in the form of an alert or in the form of a storm warning Typically, a storm alert is put out in the afternoon before 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. when the maintenance people og home . This gives the regular day crew a chance to prpare equipment for a night atorm storm and to alert or schedule crews for a night storm duty.

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Geography for a Changing World

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: On The Cover The challenges for society and environment that are created through human use of land and water resources are exemplified in this U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) image developed for Florida Everglades restoration (Jones and others, 2003). Created from a winter 2000 Landsat image, patterns within this single view strikingly illustrate human transformation of the land surface for agriculture, commerce, flood prevention, water use, and biological resourc...

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Financing Strategies for Brownfield Cleanup and Redevelopment

By: Charles Bartsch

Excerpt: The Northeast-Midwest Institute is a Washington-based, private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to economic vitality, environmental quality, and regional equity for Northeast and Midwest states. It fulfills its mission by conducting research and analysis, developing and advancing innovative policy, evaluating key federal programs, disseminating information, and highlighting sound economic and environmental technologies and practices.

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The Green Building Resource Guide

By: Daianna Rincones

Excerpt: Capital investors are beginning to realize the advantages of building for the long-term; considering a structure’s impacts on waste, environment and productivity in the analysis of costs and benefits. But for many businesses, the costs of exhibiting their environmental leadership through green building are still prohibitive. In response to this trend, various organizations have established grants and other incentive programs to promote sustainable building. Like...

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Results and Recommendations

By: Bradley O. Parks

Excerpt: Foreword: The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is being implemented to serve national biodiversity management, research, and education needs. It began in the middle 1990’s as a World Wide Web-based information system developed through partnerships with key organizations. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Biological Informatics (CBI) serves as an infrastructure node and provides leadership for NBII implementation. The NBII seeks to...

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Legionella : Human Health Criteria Document

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: This document was prepared for the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW) by the Office of Science and Technology (OST) under contract with ICF Consulting Group (Contract No. 68-C6-0029). Overall planning and management for the preparation of this document was provided by Latisha S. Parker, MS of OST. EPA acknowledges the valuable contributions of those who reviewed this document. They include Li...

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Initial Notice to the Private Sector White Water to Blue Water Par...

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: WW2BW?s purpose is to stimulate partnerships that enable clean freshwater and ocean environments in the region. Governments, international orgs, NGOs, universities, donors, export credit agencies, and others are involved. WW2BW is an opportunity for your organization or company. Join partnerships around projects or issues; Provide or receive education on environmental business practices that companies can use to protect their investments; Demonstrate your corpor...

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