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Water and Sustainable Development:Opportunities for the Chemical Sciences - A Workshop Report to the Chemical Sciences Roundtable

Experts in the areas of water science and chemistry from the government, industry, and academic arenas discussed ways to maximize opportunities for these disciplines to work together to develop and apply simple technologies while addressing some of the world’s key ...

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Elements of a Science Plan for the North Pacific Research Board

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Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

Nonnative Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay discusses the proposed plan to offset the dramatic decline in the bay’s native oysters by introducing disease-resistant reproductive Suminoe oysters from Asia. It suggests this move should be delayed until more is known about the environmental risks, ...

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The Decline of the Steller Sea Lion in Alaskan Waters:Untangling Food Webs and Fishing Nets

For an unknown reason, the Steller sea lion population in Alaska has declined by 80% over the past three decades. In 2001, the National Research Council began a study to assess the many hypotheses proposed to explain the sea lion ...

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The Oil Spill Recovery Institute:Past, Present, and Future Directions

As a result of the 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Prince William Sound, Congress passed the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90), and within that legislation, the Oil Spill Recovery Institute (OSRI) was born. This report assesses ...

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Letter to Virginia Marine Resources Commission from the Committee on Non-Native Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay

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A Century of Ecosystem Science:Planning Long-Term Research in the Gulf of Alaska

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The Missouri River Ecosystem:Exploring the Prospects for Recovery

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Predicting Invasions of Nonindigenous Plants and Plant Pests

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A Review of the Florida Keys Carrying Capacity Study

Nearly thirty years ago the Florida Keys were designated as an Area of Critical State Concern. The state recognized that Monroe County contained many valuable natural, environmental, historical, and economic resources that required thoughtful management. In 1996, as a result ...

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