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Tourism's Growth and Effect : Report to the 1989 General Assembly ...

By: North Carolina. General Assembly. Legislative Research Commission

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ; Law Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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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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Tourism as a Key to Sustainable Mountain Development: The Nepalese...

By: S. K. Nepal

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: The year 2002 holds a special significance for mountain regions throughout the world: not only is this the International Year of Mountains, but it is also the International Year of Ecotourism. Mountains, with their remote and majestic beauty, are among the most popular destinations for ecotourism, and mountain tourism can be a key factor in the focal concern for both events: the overall improvement in people?s quality of life through sustainable development init...

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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 Watersfebruary 2000-I...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The Maryland Bay Game, an innovative and creative way to educate hundreds of thousands of children and motorists about one of the nation's greatest natural resources, the Chesapeake Bay, recently completed its third successful year. The Bay Game is designed to be played in the car while traveling from Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge to the state's top summer vacation spot, Ocean City. Playing the game turns restless energy and a long car ride into an educationa...

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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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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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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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Public Health Gis News and Information

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: A. General News and Training Opportunities: 1. Editor: In case you missed it, the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Winter Meeting was held in Washington, DC, February 10-11, 2005. It was officially a ?Congressional Breakfast?, conducted in the Hart Senate Office Building, and provided a timely forum for UCGIS presentations to interested congressional staffers. It included the following presentations: ?West Nile Virus: Eco-epidemio...

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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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