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Introduction to Watershed Ecology

By: Thomas C. O'Keefe

Excerpt: Introduction: This training module introduces watershed ecology. Understanding watershed structure and natural processes is crucial to grasping how human activities can degrade or improve the condition of a watershed, including its water quality, its fish and wildlife, its forests and other vegetation, and the quality of community life for people who live there. Knowing these watershed structural and functional characteristics and how people can affect them sets...

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National Incident Management System

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: A. INTRODUCTION: Since the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, much has been done to improve prevention, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation capabilities and coordination processes across the country. A comprehensive national approach to incident management, applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines, would further improve the effectiveness of emergency response providers1 and incide...

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Strategic Plan Fy 2004 - Fy 2009

Technical Reference Publication

Excerpt: Vision For almost 100 years, the Department of Commerce has partnered with U.S. businesses to maintain a prosperous, productive America that is committed to consumer safety and the protection of natural resources. Together, we have a record of innovation in manufacturing, transportation, communications, measurement, and materials that has helped to sustain U.S. leadership of the international marketplace. By assisting the private sector, our vision is that the U...

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An Assessment of the Epa's So2 Emission Allowance Tracking System

By: Ronald D. Lile

Excerpt: On November 8, 1996, various Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials, scholars and industry representatives gathered at Resources for the Future (RFF) to examine the EPA's method for classifying private SO2 allowance transactions by the Allowance Tracking System (ATS). The one-day workshop at RFF was designed to evaluate how well the EPA's classification scheme within the ATS currently meets the needs of constituencies with a vested interest in the allow...

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Fy 2002 Awards for the Defense Experimental Program to Stimulate C...

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Eric R. Abraham University of Oklahoma Physics and Astronomy OK Development of Methods to Cool and Trap Atoms and Molecules NV Ajay K. Agrawal University of Oklahoma Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering OK Porous Media Combustor Concepts for Propulsion Gas Turbines AR Mohammad S. Alam University of South Alabama Electrical and Computer AL Automatic Target Recognition and Tracking AR Dennis R. Alexander University of Nebraska-Lincoln Electrical Engineering NE Imp...

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Proposed Session Topics

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Green Chemistry and Engineering Metrics Industrial Sustainability Industrial Success Stories Nanotech and the Environment Technologies for a Sustainable Environment The International Green Chemistry Community Green Education Catalysis in Water Industrial Chemistry in Water Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis Biocatalysis in Ionic Liquids Green Synthesis The Role of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Solvent Selection Non-Covalent Derivatization Alternative Synthesis...

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A Citizen's Guide to Protecting Our Coasts

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Preface: Most of us are aware that water pollution is a problem, but we feel comfortably removed from it. Yet water pollution knows no boundaries. The water we use in our homes is ultimately released as wastewater. Eventually it finds its way into our rivers, lakes, oceans, or the aquifers storing our groundwater. Sources of Water Pollution ~ Most of us associate pollution with large cities. We think of smokestacks spewing out fumes, antiquated sewage treatment plants, a...

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Converging Paradigms for Environmental Health Theory and Practice

By: Margot Parkes

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Converging themes from the fields of environmental health, ecology and health, and human ecology highlight opportunities for innovation and advancement in environmental health theory and practice. In this commentary we outline the role of research and applied programs that integrate biophysical and social sciences with environmental health practice in order to address deficiencies in each field when taken on its own. New opportunities for environmental health pr...

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National Institute of Justice

By: John Ashcroft

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: NIJ is the research, development, and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice and is solely dedicated to researching crime control and justice issues. NIJ provides objective, independent, nonpartisan, evidence-based knowledge and tools to meet the challenges of crime and justice, particularly at the State and local levels. The NIJ Director is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Director establishes the Institute’s objectives a...

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Chemical and Biological Defense Program Annual Report

By: Department of Defense

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The vision of the D.O.D. Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP) is to ensure U.S. military personnel are the best equipped and best prepared force in the world for operating in future battlespaces that may feature chemically and biologically contaminated environments. To fulfill this vision, the CBDP has defined the mission of the program to provide world-class chemical and biological defense capabilities to allow the military forces of the United States...

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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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Sea Launch Environmental Assessment

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The proposed action is for the Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) to issue a commercial space launch license to the Sea Launch Limited Partnership (SLLP). SLLP proposes to conduct commercial space launch operations from a mobile, floating platform in international waters in the east-central equatorial Pacific Ocean. This Environmental Assessment addresses environmental impacts, mitigation mea...

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Watershed Monitoring

By: Ronald L. Ohrel

Excerpt: This document was prepared under Cooperative Agreement #CX825019-01-3 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds to The Ocean Conservancy. NOTICE: This document has been reviewed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency policy and approved for publication. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use.

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Plant Sociology; The Study of Plant Communities;

By: Braun Blanquet, J. (Josias), 1884; Fuller, George D. (George Damon), 1869; Conard, Henry Shoemaker, 1874

Plant ecology ; Phytogeography

Bibliography: p. 379-405

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Commercial News

By: Timothy C. Thompson

Business Reference

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Heavy Metals in the Environment II : Overview

By: Bruce A. Fowler

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The second Research Triangle Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment was held to further highlight the many diverse aspects of trace metal research currently being conducted by area scientists. The meeting also provided a means for focusing the common interests of these investigators into a more formal organization called the Environmental Metals Group. The biological effects of toxic trace metals in both marine and agricultural ecosystems as well as aspec...

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Export America

By: Cory Churches

Export and Trade Government Reference Document:

Excerpt: Our quest for knowledge and education is enduring. Philosophers, such as Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato debated theories governing the possibility of reliable and objective knowledge. Aristotle suggested that almost all knowledge is derived from experience. From our infancy, we learn a range of skills from language and emotional expression to social interaction and complex problem solving. Nature-nurture theories of development have found balance in the idea tha...

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Greening Lower Manhattan : A Green Roof Project at Pace University

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Green roofs are highly engineered, lightweight roofing systems that allows for the propagation of rooftop vegetation while protecting the integrity of the underlying roof. While conventional roof gardens rely on heavy pots and planters, green roof systems allow for much more extensive cultivation of plant life across wide expanses of a given rooftop. Municipalities worldwide have used green roofs as an innovative solution to urban environmental problems such as ...

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Nanotechnology and Sustainability

By: Barbara Karn

Excerpt: Nanotechnology is…StructureAbility to control or manipulateon the atomic scale.Novel propertiesCreating and using structures, devices and systems that have novel properties and functionsbecause of their small and/or intermediate size.the ability to work at the molecular level, atom-by-atom, to create large structures with fundamentally new molecular organization.

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The Peoples Liberation Army

By: Charles F. Hawkins

Excerpt: Western analysts have long known that Beijing is modernizing its armed forces; indeed the People?s Liberation Army (P.L.A.) is undergoing a transformation. Through innovation in doctrine, organization, and technology--the fundamental ingredients of a so-called revolution in military affairs (R.M.A.)--China is pursuing a capability to allow ?the inferior to defeat the superior? with an eye fixed on the year 2030. This is an ambitious effort to undertake but by no means unachievable.

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