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Major Environmental Organizations Reference GuidePublished August Mack  7/18/2013
Here is a list of major organizations (government and independent) involved in regulations and environmental services. Links are provided for your convenience.   International Orgs IOS= International Organization for Standardization About IOS Home website   National Orgs ACSM= American Congress
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Resource Conservation and Recovery: A Guide to Developing and Implementing Greenhouse Gas Reduction ProgramsPublished Environment News Bits  10/2/2012
Download the document. This guide describes how local governments can work with residents, private companies, and other groups to decrease waste generation and divert more waste from landfills and combustion. It is designed to be used by local government agencies, mayors, city or county councils,
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Why is the ocean salty?Published NOAA  1/13/2009
Some areas of the ocean are saltier than others. This image shows methane mussels living at the edge of a underwater brine pool in a cavern at a depth of 198 meters (650 feet) in the Gulf of Mexico. The pool of brine in the foreground is nearly four times as salty as seawater and is
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Can the ocean freeze?Published NOAA  3/30/2009
Ocean water freezes just like freshwater, but at lower temperatures. Fresh water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), but seawater freezes at about -1.9 degrees Celsius (28.4 degrees Fahrenheit) because of the salt in it. When seawater freezes, however, the ice
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Bald EaglesPublished earthguage  1/23/2012
Bald eagles are found throughout North America, and the Northern Mississippi Valley is a great winter viewing spot. Up to 5,000 bald eagles winter on the Mississippi River between Cairo, IL and St. Paul, MN.  Bald eagles prefer habitats near open water where there is an abundance of fish, as well as
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Douglas-firPublished Encyclopedia Earth  12/20/2011
The Douglas-fir (scientific name: Pseudotsuga) is a genus of tree that includes ar least five species found in North America and Asia: Scientific Classification Scientific Classification Kingdom Kingdom: Animalia  Plantae  Phylum Phylum: - Chordata

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Trophic levelPublished Encyclopedia Earth  12/13/2011
A trophic level is a set of species occupying one level of the ecological food chain. The lowest trophic level, Level 1, is that set of organisms that can manufacture their energy and biomass using only sunlight, drawing inorganic nutrients from the soil or water. Feeding upon this lowest tier of
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BhutanPublished Encyclopedia Earth  12/13/2011
Bhutan is a nation just over 700,000 people in southern Asia, between China and India. Violent storms from the Himalayas are the source of the country's name, which translates as Land of the Thunder Dragon. Landlocked, Bhutan has a strategic location between China and India and controls several key
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Bosnia and HerzegovinaPublished Encyclopedia Earth  12/13/2011
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a nation of over four-and-a-half million people in the Baltic region of southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea (for just 20 km) and Croatia to the west and north, Montenegro to the south, and Serbia to the east.
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Ashmore and Cartier IslandsPublished Encyclopedia Earth  12/11/2011
Ashmore and Cartier Islands are uninhabited and protected islands and reefs in the Indian Ocean, midway between northwestern Australia and Timor island. Included are: Ashmore Reef 155.40 km2 (60 sq mi) area within reef (including lagoon) West Islet, 51,200 m² land

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