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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Targeting Investments to Cost Effectively Restore and Protect Wetland Ecosystems: Some Economic Insights

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,Natural Resources,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1784721/err183.pdf

Discusses eight benefits in restoring wetlands and also presents county-level estimates of the costs of restoring and preserving wetlands in the U.S.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

NASA Study Finds Carbon Emissions Could Dramatically Increase Risk of U.S. Megadroughts

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/february/nasa-study-finds-carbon-emissions-could-dramatically-increase-risk-of-us/#.VN4G6mO9aPw

Press release with summary of scientific article on likelihood of major droughts in the southwestern U.S. after 2050 due to effects of climate change.  From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

Tracing CO2 Emissions in Global Value Chains

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/ec201412a.pdf

Traces carbon dioxide emissions in global production and trade among 41 economies in 35 sectors from 1995 to 2009 to show the impact on the environment.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program

Categories: Defense/Military,Energy,Environment,Geology/Mining,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://www.boem.gov/2017-2022-DPP/

Includes 14 potential lease sales in eight areas including the Mid-Atlantic off the Virginia coast.  Proposes priority development in the Gulf of Mexico and “one potential lease sale late in the program for … areas offshore Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Calls for geological and geophysical surveying activities in an area 50 miles offshore.  From the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of the U.S. Department of the Interior

 

Arctic NWR Comprehensive Conservation Plan

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.fws.gov/home/arctic-ccp/

Complete updated comprehensive conservation plan including Executive Summary.  Revises the 1988 plan to provide management direction for the next 15-20 years.  From the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan: Final Environmental Impact Statement: Executive Summary

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.fws.gov/home/arctic-ccp/pdfs/Executive_Summary_Jan2015.pdf

Revises the 1988 Plan to provide management direction for the next 15-20 years for the ANWR region.  From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Obama Administration Moves to Protect Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Natural Resources

http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/obama-administration-moves-to-protect-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge.cfm

Agency press release with summary of plans to protect some 12 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in northern Alaska from development.  From the Interior Department

 

The Quality of our Nation’s Waters: Water Quality in Principal Aquifers of the United States, 1991-2010

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Natural Resources

http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1360/pdf/circ1360report.pdf

Contains the major findings of national and regional assessments of the quality of groundwater in the 60+ principal aquifers that supply most of the groundwater used in the U.S. for drinking, irrigation, and other uses.  From the U.S. Geological Survey

 

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