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  • Strategies for Effective State Early Detection/Rapid Response Programs for Plant Pests and Pathogens Report

    Strategies for Effective State Early Detection/Rapid Response Programs for Plant Pests and Pathogens Report

    Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR) is a critical tool for identifying and eradicating introductions of new invasive species and pests. The effectiveness of EDRR largely depends on a supportive legal framework that can facilitate quick action. However, a number of states either lack the appropriate legal framework or contain restrictions (such as on the use of pesticides, or the area/manner in which they can be applied, etc.) that hinder the

  • Pesticide Regulation Deskbook

    Pesticide Regulation Deskbook

    The Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 significantly altered the laws governing pesticides. The Pesticide Regulation Deskbook provides up-to-date, detailed analysis by leading experts of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the pesticide requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Part one of the book integrates statutory and regulatory provisions, Federal Register preambles, and agency memoranda and gu

  • Forests for the Bay Report

    Forests for the Bay Report

    Forests are vital to the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Policy makers and the public are now recognizing the role the Bay’s forests play in helping to maintain water quality, air quality, watershed health and resilience, living resources, economic productivity, and the region’s quality of life. The new Chesapeake Bay Agreement signed in June 2000 commits Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, the District of Columbia, the Chesapeake Bay

  • Gold Standard Evaluation: Whole Foods Market Aquaculture Purchasing Standards Report

    Gold Standard Evaluation: Whole Foods Market Aquaculture Purchasing Standards Report

    The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and The Ocean Foundation (TOF) have carried out the first evaluation of the farmed seafood purchasing standards recently released by the Whole Foods Market grocery chain. The evaluation compared the Whole Foods purchasing standards against the Gold Standard for Aquaculture Ecolabel Design. ELI and TOF found that the retailer is taking commendable steps to reduce the environmental and social impacts of fish

  • Gold Standard for Sustainable Aquaculture Ecolabel Design Appendix: Descriptions of Labeling Programs Report

    Gold Standard for Sustainable Aquaculture Ecolabel Design Appendix: Descriptions of Labeling Programs Report

    The aquaculture industry is growing and now produces approximately 40 percent of the seafood consumed around the world each year. This “Blue Revolution” has increased seafood availability, but has also caused serious environmental and social impacts, including but not limited to pollution, destruction of habitat, damage to native ecosystems, and harm to human health. Ecolabels will play an important role in reducing the impacts of

  • Gold Standard for Sustainable Aquaculture Ecolabel Design: Summary Report

    Gold Standard for Sustainable Aquaculture Ecolabel Design: Summary Report

    The aquaculture industry is growing and now produces approximately 40 percent of the seafood consumed around the world each year. This “Blue Revolution” has increased seafood availability, but has also caused serious environmental and social impacts, including but not limited to pollution, destruction of habitat, damage to native ecosystems, and harm to human health. Ecolabels will play an important role in reducing the impacts of

  • Gold Standard for Sustainable Aquaculture Ecolabel Design: Technical Report

    Gold Standard for Sustainable Aquaculture Ecolabel Design: Technical Report

    The aquaculture industry is growing and now produces approximately 40 percent of the seafood consumed around the world each year. This “Blue Revolution” has increased seafood availability, but has also caused serious environmental and social impacts, including but not limited to pollution, destruction of habitat, damage to native ecosystems, and harm to human health. Ecolabels will play an important role in reducing the impacts of

  • Legal Aspects of Forest Management in Mexico (English Edition)

    Legal Aspects of Forest Management in Mexico (English Edition)

    This report analyzes how laws, policies, and administration can be strengthened to combat deforestation in Mexico and better sustain the productivity and integrity of its forested ecosystems. The emphasis of the study is on protection of internationally recognized forest reserves. The study outlines international and domestic law affecting Mexican forests and looks at three case studies. Two of the case studies are reserves with threatened for

  • Locating Livestock: How Water Pollution Control Efforts Can Use Information from State Regulatory Programs Report

    Locating Livestock: How Water Pollution Control Efforts Can Use Information from State Regulatory Programs Report

    This report analyzed whether and how animal facilities potentially subject to regulation could be located using data from existing state regulatory programs. The study outlines existing programs that deal with water pollution from animal facilities, and it describes pollution-control and other regulatory programs that generate lists of animal facilities. It also suggests how water quality programs can work with other agriculture regulatory pro

  • Maryland Farmland Conservation: Supporting Sustainable Use of Land through Tax Policy Report

    Maryland Farmland Conservation: Supporting Sustainable Use of Land through Tax Policy Report

    Maryland’s population is increasing rapidly while the state continues to lose its agricultural lands. This study explores Maryland’s primary tax measures affecting agriculture, the agricultural use assessment (AUA) and the agricultural land transfer tax (ATT), in order to determine whether these related tax programs could be improved in ways that would encourage farmland protection while continuing to benefit farmers’ bottom

  • Smart Growth in the Southeast: New Approaches for Guiding Development

    Smart Growth in the Southeast: New Approaches for Guiding Development

    This report provides an overview of land use and transportation trends in seven southeastern states – Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. It then examines tools and strategies to guide the location, pace, and scale of growth that are being successfully implemented in the region. These strategies include incentives to preserve open space and farmland, incentives and revised regulations to en

  • Smart Links: Turning Conservation Dollars into Smart Growth Opportunities Report

    Smart Links: Turning Conservation Dollars into Smart Growth Opportunities Report

    We need to improve the effectiveness of conservation investments by federal, state, and local governments. The Smart Links concept links conservation funding with techniques to promote smarter growth and compatible development on nearby lands. A Smart Links funding program has two goals:to ensure that the public’s acquisition funds are not spent in a way that allows conservation lands to be surrounded and degraded by cont

  • The Greenhouse Effect: Formulating A Convention Report

    The Greenhouse Effect: Formulating A Convention Report

    Based on the author’s experience helping to organize the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and representing the United States at IPCC meetings, the report sets forth an approach to formulating a convention that is designed to gain acceptance by all the key countries. The suggested formula combines a set of initial targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions with an assessment process and a requirement that individual co