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Science and Decisions: Advancing Risk Assessment

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Risk of Vessel Accidents and Spills in the Aleutian Islands:Designing a Comprehensive Risk Assessment - Special Report 293

TRB Special Report 293, Risk of Vessel Accidents and Spills in the Aleutian Islands: Designing a Comprehensive Risk Assessment, provides guidance for a comprehensive risk assessment of vessel accidents and spills in the Aleutian Islands. The report examines data related ...

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Environmental Health Sciences Decision Making:Risk Management, Evidence, and Ethics: Workshop Summary

Environmental health decision making can be a complex undertaking, as there is the need to navigate and find balance among three core elements: science, policy, and the needs of the American public. Policy makers often grapple with how to make ...

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Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades:The Second Biennial Review, 2008

This book is the second biennial evaluation of progress being made in the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), a multibillion-dollar effort to restore historical water flows to the Everglades and return the ecosystem closer to its natural state.  Launched in ...

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Hydrologic Effects of a Changing Forest Landscape

 Of all the outputs of forests, water may be the most important. Streamflow from forests provides two-thirds of the nation's clean water supply. Removing forest cover accelerates the rate that precipitation becomes streamflow; therefore, in some areas, cutting ...

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Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making

Federal agencies have taken steps to include the public in a wide range of environmental decisions. Although some form of public participation is often required by law, agencies usually have broad discretion about the extent of that involvement. Approaches ...

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A Framework for Assessing the Health Hazard Posed by Bioaerosols

Biological warfare agent (BWA) detectors are designed to provide alerts to military personnel of the presence of dangerous biological agents. Detecting such agents promptly makes it possible to minimize contamination and personnel exposure and initiate early treatment. It is also ...

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Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals: Volume 6

This book is the sixth volume in the series Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Selected Airborne Chemicals, and includes AEGLs for chemicals such as ammonia, nickel carbonyl and phosphine, among others.

At the request of the Department of Defense, the National ...

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Great Lakes Shipping, Trade, and Aquatic Invasive Species: Special Report 291

TRB Special Report 291: Great Lakes Shipping, Trade, and Aquatic Invasive Species reviews existing research and efforts to date to reduce aquatic invasive species introductions into the Great Lakes and identifies ways that these efforts could be strengthened toward an ...

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Martha Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica: An International Polar Year Legacy

International Polar Year (IPY) 2007--2008 is an intense, coordinated field campaign of polar observations, research, and analysis. It is one of the largest collaborative science programs ever attempted, involving more than 200 projects and people from more than 60 nations. ...

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