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go directly to report, PDF _ R40185 - The Endangered Species Act (ESA) in the 111th Congress: Conflicting Values and Different Choices
22-Oct-2010; Eugene H. Buck, Corn, Sheikh, Meltz, Alexander; 29 p.
Update: Previous releases:
September 16, 2010
July, 23, 2010
July 19, 2010
April 28, 2010
March 26, 2010
January 29, 2010
April 10, 2009
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Abstract: The Endangered Species Act (ESA; P.L. 93-205, 16 U.S.C. §§ 1531-1543) has been one of the more contentious environmental laws. This may stem from its strict substantive provisions, which can affect the use of both federal and nonfederal lands and resources. Under ESA, species of plants and animal.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32154 - Marine Protected Areas: An Overview
29-Sep-2010; Eugene H. Buck, and Harold F. Upton; 26 p.
Update: Previous releases:
February 6, 2009
January 29, 2008
March 1, 2007
May 13,2005
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Abstract: There continues to be congressional interest in limiting human activity in certain areas of the marine environment, as one response to mounting evidence of declining environmental quality and populations of living resources. The purposes of proposed additional limits would be both to stem decline.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Biodiversity, Natural Resources
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go directly to report, PDF _ R40763 - Agriculture Conservation: A Guide to Programs
8-Sep-2010; Megan Stubbs; 30 p.
Update: Previous releases:
March 25, 2010
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Abstract: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) currently administer over 20 programs and subprograms that are directly or indirectly available to assist producers and landowners who wish to practice conservation on .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Information
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go directly to report, PDF _ R41308 - The 2010 Oil Spill: Criminal Liability Under Wildlife Laws
31-Aug-2010; Kristina Alexander; 13 p.
Update: Previous releases:
July 14, 2010
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Abstract: The United States has laws that make it illegal to harm protected wildlife. Those laws could be used to prosecute those who caused the 2010 oil spill. Perhaps the most famous of these laws is the Endangered Species Act (ESA), which provides for both criminal and civil penalties for acts that harm.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Waste Management, Pollution
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go directly to report, PDF _ R41383 - Everglades Restoration and the River of Grass Land Acquisition
25-Aug-2010; Charles Stern, Pervaze Sheikh, Remy Jurenas; 11 p.
Abstract: The Florida Everglades is a unique network of subtropical wetlands that is now half its original size. The federal government has had a long history of involvement in the Everglades, beginning in the 1940s with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers constructing flood control projects that shunted wate.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Wetlands, Water, Biodiversity
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL34238 - Gray Wolves Under the Endangered Species Act: Distinct Population Segments and Experimental Populations
10-Aug-2010; Kristina Alexander and M. Lynne Corn; 20 p.
Update: Previous releases:
April 28, 2010
February 13, 2009
January 28, 2008
January 28, 2007
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Abstract: The wolf was among the first animals protected under the Endangered Species Preservation Act, a predecessor to the current Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 1978 the gray wolf was listed as endangered in all of the conterminous 48 states except Minnesota, where it was listed as threatened. With th.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Legislative, Science & Technology
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32694 - Open Ocean Aquaculture
9-Aug-2010; Harold F. Upton and Eugene H. Buck; 24 p.
Update: Previous Releases:
June 12, 2008
February 12, 2008
March 15, 2007
June 2, 2006
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Abstract: Open ocean aquaculture is broadly defined as the rearing of marine organisms in exposed areas beyond significant coastal influence. Open ocean aquaculture employs less control over organisms and the surrounding environment than do inshore and land-based aquaculture, which are often undertaken in .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Biodiversity
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go directly to report, PDF _ R41082 - Asian Carp and the Great Lakes Region
2-Aug-2010; Eugene Buck, Harold Upton, Stern, Nichols; 27 p.
Update: Previous releases:
June 25, 2010
April 9, 2010
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Abstract: Four species of non-indigenous Asian carp are expanding their range in U.S. waterways, resulting in a variety of concerns and problems. Three species—bighead, silver, and black carp—are of particular note, based on the perceived degree of environmental concern. Current controversy relates to what.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Water, Biodiversity
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go directly to report, PDF _ R41311 - The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Coastal Wetland and Wildlife Impacts and Response
5-Aug-2010; M. Lynne Corn and Claudia Copeland; 29 p.
Abstract: The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, and the resulting oil spill began a cascade of effects on the coastal areas of the Gulf and on the wealth of species that inhabit those areas. These wetlands, like those elsewhere, have value for water qu.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Wetlands, Biodiversity
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL31286 - Debt-for-Nature Initiatives and the Tropical Forest Conservation Act: Status and Implementation
30-Mar-2010; Pervaze A. Sheikh; 22 p.
Update: Previous releases:
October 22, 2007
October 11, 2006
September 29, 2004
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Abstract: In the late 1980s, extensive foreign debt and degraded natural resources in developing nations led to the creation of debt-for-nature initiatives that reduced debt obligations, allowed for debt repayments in local currency as opposed to hard currency, and generated funds for the environment. Thes.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Natural Resources, International
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