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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

 

African Lion (Panthera Leo Leo): Service Proposes Endangered Species Protection for the African Lion

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/african_lion.html

Agency press release on proposed rule to list the African lion as endangered due to habitat loss, loss of prey, and increased human-lion conflicts.  Includes links to text of proposed rule and species profile.  From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Listing the African Lion Subspecies as Threatened ….

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/pdf/20141024_African%20Lion%20PL_Elect%20Sig.pdf

Federal Register announcement of proposed rules that would list the African lion as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and provide for conservation measures.  From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Short Lived Climate Pollutants

Categories: Environment,Great Britain,Science/Technology

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/POST-PN-480.pdf

SLCPs include black carbon, methane, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and ground level ozone.  This note summarizes options for mitigating SLCP concentrations and the benefits and challenges of doing so.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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

 

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