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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Mercury in the Nation’s Streams: Levels, Trends, and Implications

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1395/pdf/circ1395.pdf

Presents a summary of results of investigations conducted since the late 1990s on the sources, occurrences, trends, transport, and bioaccumulation of mercury in U.S. stream ecosystems.  Includes section on where mercury concentrations are the highest in the U.S.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

Our Changing Planet: The U.S. Global Change Research Program for Fiscal Year 2015 …

Categories: Climate Change,Environment

http://www.globalchange.gov/sites/globalchange/files/Our-Changing-Planet-FY-2015-full-res.pdf

Includes an overview of the USGCRP research program and progress toward achieving goals for its mandate to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.  From the U.S. Global Change Research Program

 

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Part B: Regional Aspects

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

https://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/WGIIAR5-PartB_FINAL.pdf

The most comprehensive look to date at the worldwide impacts of climate change and the opportunities for response.  Part B offers a regional perspective on how climate change affects various continents and special regions.  Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

 

Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability: Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,United Nations

https://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/WGIIAR5-PartA_FINAL.pdf

The most comprehensive look to date at the worldwide impacts of climate change and the opportunities for response.  Part A covers a global view of impacts, risks and adaptation options.    Working Group II Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

 

Department of Defense 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap

Categories: Climate Change,Defense/Military,Environment,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf

Examines climate change as a “threat multiplier” from such possibilities as pandemic disease, food and water shortages, refugees, poverty, and global instability.  From the Department of Defense

 

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program 2013 Reported Data

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Statistics

http://www.epa.gov/ghgreporting/ghgdata/reported/index.html

Provides results on greenhouse gas emissions reported by more than 8,000 facilities in the U.S.  Reported direct emissions totaled 3.18 billion metric tons.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

The Importance of Mangroves to People: A Call to Action

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Natural Resources,United Nations

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pmtdata&task=download&file=-The%20importance%20of%20mangroves%20to%20people_%20a%20call%20to%20action-2014Mangrove.pdf

Discusses the value of mangrove forests, the alarming rate of loss of mangrove forests and the implications for climate change.  From the UN Environment Programme

 

Carbon Budget 2014: An Annual Update of the Global Carbon Budget and Trends

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/index.htm

Reports that carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel burning and other activities increased by 2.3% in 2013.  The carbon emissions were 61% above the 1990 total, the Kyoto Protocol Reference Year.  Also provides information on regional emission levels.  From the Global Carbon Project and Global Change.gov

 

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