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Earl Gregg Swem Library

State of the World’s Forests 2014: Enhancing the Socioeconomic Benefits from Forests

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Food/Nutrition,Natural Resources,United Nations

http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3710e.pdf

Emphasizes how well-managed forests can contribute to sustainable development and promote food security.  From the Food and Agriculture Organization

 

Virginia Oyster Harvests Continue to Climb

Categories: Business/Economics,Chesapeake Bay,Environment,Natural Resources,Statistics

https://governor.virginia.gov/news/newsarticle?articleId=5559

Press release announcing that the 2013/14 oyster harvest jumped 25% to an estimated 504,000 bushels.  It was the highest level since 1987.  Includes link to table with history of annual Virginia oyster harvests since 1957-58.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Proposal to Protect the Bristol Bay Watershed

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

http://www2.epa.gov/bristolbay

Proposed regulation designed to protect Bristol Bay Alaska salmon fishery waters from damage from copper mining.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

National Transportation Statistics

Categories: Energy,Environment,Statistics,Traffic Accidents,Transportation

http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_statistics/index.html

Latest quarterly update to the database.   Features 44 updated tables in the set of more than 260 tables.  From the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2014%20MDG%20report/MDG%202014%20English%20web.pdf

 

Examines the latest progress toward achieving the MDGs as the 2015 deadline nears.  From the United Nations

 

Pathways to Deep Decarbonization: Interim 2014 Report

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment,Headlines,United Nations

http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/DDPP_interim_2014_report.pdf

The interim report describes an approach to decarbonization at the individual country level and presents findings on technically feasible ways to cut carbon emissions in industrialized countries by 2050.  Final report to be released in connection with September 2014 summit.  From the United Nations

 

Consequences of Climate Change Damages for Economic Growth: A Dynamic Quantitative Assessment

Categories: Business/Economics,Climate Change,Environment

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/consequences-of-climate-change-damages-for-economic-growth_5jz2bxb8kmf3-en

Attempts to assess the damage that climate change might cause to economic development.  Estimates that global GDP might decline by 0.7% to 2.5% by 2060.  From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

 

Global Sustainable Development Report

Categories: Environment,United Nations

http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/1454Prototype%20Global%20SD%20Report.pdf

Calls itself a prototype, and the first and only comprehensive, global report on sustainable development.  Calls for significantly adjusting consumption and production patterns to build a more sustainable world by 2050 when the world population is expected to number 9 billion.  From the United Nations

 

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