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Environmental Information for Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Decisions in Alaska

This book reviews the adequacy of information available for predicting and managing the environmental and human effects of oil and gas activities on Alaska's Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). It examines how the Alaskan OCS and adjacent onshore natural and human ...

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Science and Stewardship in the Antarctic

With the negotiation of the International Protocol on Environmental Protection in 1991, those nations conducting scientific research programs in Antarctica face new challenges for stewardship of the southern continent and protection of its environment. Science and Stewardship in the Antarctic ...

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Arctic Contributions to Social Science and Public Policy

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Recommendations for a U.S. Ice Coring Program

Ice and climate are inextricable linked. The major climate variations of the past “ice ages” are characterized by vast advances of ice over the land and sea. Glaciers and ice sheets affect our current climate. In the future, human modification ...

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